Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Fun Fact of the Day

The curator of the Museum of Hoaxes tells National Geographic about his favourite April Fool's Day prank:

Back in World War I, French air force pilots flew over German camps and threw out fake bombs with April Fool’s Day notes pinned to them. The Germans saw these things falling, scattered everywhere, crept back, and saw the notes.


Ahsan said...

This is incredibly stupid. The first possible April 1st in the war would have been 1915, which would have been AFTER the Battle of the Marne (about half a million casualties, and setting the stage for 4 years of brutal trench warfare).

This convinces me that Napoleon notwithstanding, the French don't have any idea of what the hell constitutes appropriate war-fighting tactics.

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