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Updated on December 13, 2012

April? Watch out friend!

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hat is the first thing you think about when someone says, "April."

Well, you may think, "April showers bring May flowers," but nine times out of ten you will probably think, "April Fool's Day. "

That's right! The very first day of April sets the tone for the month of April. It's a day when whether friend or foe approaches you, you must take care, watch out, after all it is April Fool's Day. Some call them gags, others cry tomfoolery or trickery but whatever named, these tricks we play on each other on the first day of April are just for fun.

Here are a few things about April that you may or may not know. Of course, I have to start with the first day of April.

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Yikes!

Depending on where you live in England, instead of a "fool" you could be called a noodle, noddy, gobby or gob.

Gotcha!

Have you been fooled by the 8-bit version of Google maps, the Electronic Hungry Hippos iPod Game, or perhaps the Honda Anti-Theft Negotiator?

A big fan of

"Fools"

William Merritt: Chase Keying Up
William Merritt: Chase Keying Up

April 1st

Do you remember who said, "The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year"?

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Miracles of Evolution

Aired - April 1st

Miracles of Evolution - Were you fooled?

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ere you one of the ones fooled by the announcement by BBC saying that their camera crew filmed a natural history series in the Antarctic winter, recording penguins flying thousands of miles to the South American rainforest where they could be warm. Here is one video of the penguins flying and the second video shows us how this film was made.

The follow-up video explained how the BBC created the special effects of the flying penguins.

Some penquin for you - Have fun it's April!

Funny people

Born in April

Avery Schreiber

Comedian

A

very Schreiber born April 9, 1935, as Avery Lawrence Schreiber, was a famous Jewish comic who lived and plied his trade in the United States.

He acted on many TV programs and became very well known for his entertainment of children on The Muppet Show. Much to Kermit's disgust, even Miss Piggy loved him. (I watched this show with my daughter and we loved him too and were so sad when he died.)

Many mourned his death in Los Angeles, January 7, 2002.

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Avery Schreiber on the Muppet Show - A favorite of the children.

Tell me ..... - Please .....

Do you think young children of today (age 1 - 5 yrs) would like this comedian?

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Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian

J

erry Seinfeld, was born April 29, 1954 as Jerome Allen Seinfeld. He has enjoyed a very successful career as a stand-up comedian playing a very likeable, skrewaball character. On the Seinfeld sitcom. Seinfeld also became a best-selling author and producer by co-writing and co-producing the film Bee Movie.

I have enjoyed his comedy as an advertising pitchman and have included one of these funny commercials here.

Read more about Jerry Seinfeld

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Jerry Seinfeld 2012 Commercial - Verry funny!

Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Comedian

E

ddie Murphy was born April 3, 1961 as Edward Regan Murphy.

Murphy has enjoyed a very successful career as a stand-up comedian usually playing an obnoxious, crazy, hothead. He is also a accomplished actor, musician, singer, writer and director.

The list of his accomplishments are diverse and many some of these are:

Golden Globe Award nominations for his performance in:

~ 48 hours

~ Beverly Hills cop series

~Trading Places

~The Nutty Professor

2007 Awards:

~Golden Globe Award- Best Supporting Actor for portrayal of James Early in Dreamgirls

~Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for portrayal of James Early in Dreamgirls

Read more about Eddie Murphy

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Eddie Murphy's Impersonation of Carl Lewis - Funny Man!

Debra Wilson
Debra Wilson

Debra Wilson

Comedienne & Actress

D

ebra Wilson was born April 26, 1970 and she is a famous comedienne and actress from the United States.

Debra was a stand-up comedienne for one year and then became very well known for her performances in MADtv. She became one of the performers who had acted there the longest.

I remember her fondly for her appearances on the series The Uptown Comedy Club and as co-host with Joan Rivers on Can We Shop? She was indeed funny!

Read more about Debra Wilson

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Debra Wilson - Catwoman Next Door - Dangerous!

David Cross
David Cross

David Cross

Comedian

D

avid Cross - Born on April 4, 1964, in Atlanta, Georgia loved to make people laugh and he was very good at it.

Cross was 17 when he began performing stand-up comedy. After completing high school he went to Boston and found a job as a writer on The Ben Stiller Show at FOX in 1992. He also was Co-writer of the very successful sketch-comedy show named Mr. Show at HBO.

Following this success, he was an actor in the movie, Ghost World (2001) and on the situation-comedy. I remember seeing him for the first time on Just Shoot Me.

I also watched during 2003, when David Cross appeared in the series "Arrested Development." The show ran for three seasons and he won a number of Emmy nominations. I was happy when David Cross released his second album, It's Not Funny in 2004.

Read more about David Cross

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David Cross - Chinese Acrobats - Haaaa

Aries Spears

Comedian

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ries Spears - born on April 03, 1975 in Chicago, started as a stand-up comic at the age of 14 and is now a very famous comic.

Spears' most recent work is a new special called Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I'm Smiling.

Aries appeared in 198 episodes of MADtv and this is where I remember seeing him for the first time. He would be very, very funny if he cut the foul language. (imho)

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Tell me .... - Please ....

Looking over all six of the comedians past and present performances, it seems to me that certain trends seem to be emerging. Less is said about smoking, drinking, and war than ten years ago. Remarks about Lenin and Trotsky have acquired an ironic patina. Words of wisdom and words to live by seem to be in decline, offset by a rise in remarks about marriage, stupidity and politics. Are these paradigm shifts or merely blips? I don't know.

Which of the following comedians born in April do you find funny now?

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      Hahah funny lens truly, thank you for sharing this wonderful funny lens.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: Squidoo Comment Notification forThanks, Tipi! Iâm not on Facebook so I appreciate you telling your friends there about this lens. I hope that they like it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It might brighten the day for someone who needs just that, so I posted this on FaceBook for friends. LOL...sure to get some smiles and laughs. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @LaraineRoses: What a great lens to visit in the morning. Just seeing the faces of people who make me laugh, makes me happier. :)

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      You brightened my day! Thanks for a great article.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @SquidooPower: I'm always caught off guard!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Ajeet: Happy you visited, Ajeet!

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      SquidooPower 5 years ago

      I completely missed April Fools this year =(

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      This is really funny. Thanks :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Johanna Eisler: I'm so happy that you enjoyed it! Thanks for the visit!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Lindrus: I'm happy that you enjoyed it!

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      My husband and I laughed almost all the way through this funny lens. Thank you!!!

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Very funny! I enjoyed my visit here.

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      It tickled my funny bone! Thanks!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @WillBorden: Nice to see you here, Will. Thank you!

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      WillBorden 5 years ago

      Laraine~~Found this to be very well arranged and humorous! You did a terrific presentation on the funny people born in April. Fine work, as always~~Will

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Rangoon House: Thank you for visiting, your squidlike, comments and blessings. I will visit you soon.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Cold0911: Thank you for dropping by. I'll be to visit you soon.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      April Fool's Day is a great day! Blessings.

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      Cold0911 5 years ago

      Great lens! I enjoyed the flow of the lens.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: I'm so happy that you enjoyed it! Thank you for your visit and blessing. I will visit you soon.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You start this like a fresh breezed that blows refreshingly right to the end and you did tickle my fancy here! Congratulations on being chosen among the Best of Squidoo - Silly Celebrations in April!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @KateHonebrink: Thank you so much for your visit, squidlike and comments. I will visit you soon.

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Such an interesting lens with an unusual focus - very fascinating! Great job!!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @goo2eyes lm: Thank you for the visit, I'll be back to visit you soon. And, thank you for the blessings!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @getmoreinfo: Me, too. Thanks for coming and having a look.

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      jayceehaynes 5 years ago

      nice lens :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @jayceehaynes: Why, thank you very much!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @lbrummer: Thank you, I'll be by to see you soon.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @gatornic15: Thank you, I appreciate your visiting my lens so soon.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i watched all of eddie murphy's movies. he's really talented. what i did not like is that he denied to be the father of melanie brown's daughter although it was proven that he is the father of the kid. blessings for this hilarious lens. thank you for blessing and visiting my earth lens.

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      This is such a great selection of comedians, I love to see comedy shows.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Great comedian choices. Very nice, interesting lens about them. Congrats on being on the Best of Squidoo April Silly Celebrations board.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      I enjoyed your lens. Congratulations on being featured in the Best of Squidoo -Silly Celebrations in April.