Beware the April Fools’ Jokes

free-vector-april-fools-day-cardIf you watched the news, checked your Facebook, or listened to the radio this morning you’ve probably been inundated with pranks, gags, and a slew of fake products in honor of April Fools’ Day. Today is the one day it’s acceptable to put a whoopee cushion under your coworker’s chair or fill the salt shaker with sugar. Over the years, some companies have gone to great lengths to create the perfect April Fools’ prank. Here are a few of our favorites:

Wonder Woman’s Invisible Plane

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum moved the Spirit of St. Louis and SpaceShipOne to display Wonder Woman’s invisible plane in the museum’s Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.

How to Cook a Unicorn

The British Library announced a miraculous discovery of a long-lost medieval cookbook that included a recipe for how to cook a unicorn.

Selfie Shoes

Miz Mooz announced new “Selfie Shoes,” which hold smartphones and let users snap portraits with a wiggle of their toe.

Chances are you’ve been involved with some sort of April Fools’ Day prank in your lifetime. But do you have any idea where the tradition of making fools out of people came from? One of the most common theories is that during the 1500s Pope Gregory XIII issued a papal bill changing all calendars to start the new year on January 1st rather than April 1st. The people who forgot to change their calendars and attempted to celebrate New Year’s on April 1st were teased and called ‘April Fools.’

Although I don’t see New Year’s Day changing anytime soon, you still can get fooled by your estate plan if you’re not careful. This April Fools’ Day, make sure you and your family are protected and talk to an attorney to ensure your estate planning documents are updated.

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Law Offices of Debbie J. Cunningham

Debbie Cunningham is an Irving attorney providing affordable estate planning to the Dallas/ Fort-Worth areas. She understands the steps you should take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Debbie is family-focused and wants to ensure her clients are fully informed on the options that are available for their families. Debbie’s own blended family has given her valuable insights into the complexities of family dynamics.

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