April Fool's Day

Written by Birmingham UK Com

April Fool’s Day originates from Germany. It is believed to berepparttar brain child of Gabriel Hoffman who lived in Damstadt duringrepparttar 105582 1860’s. The day is celebrated in many countries withrepparttar 105583 execution of elaborate practical jokes on unsuspecting victims. April 1st isrepparttar 105584 accepted date for April Fool’s Day when both simple and very sophisticated jokes are known to catch outrepparttar 105585 unwary orrepparttar 105586 gullible.

There is evidence of a similar day inrepparttar 105587 Gregorian calendar of 1582 and even as far back as ancient Rome whenrepparttar 105588 practice would have been observed on New Years Day. Originally April Fool’s Day jokes typically would have involved sending a person on a ridiculous errand. A builders merchant might send an apprentice to obtain some sky hooks or a long wait ( weight ) and embarrass them after a period of time withrepparttar 105589 utterance ofrepparttar 105590 words April Fool.

It is tradition forrepparttar 105591 jokes or pranks to end by noon. Carrying out an April Fool’s Day joke on someone after this time is said to bring bad luck. Overrepparttar 105592 years there have been some very elaborate hoaxes even by large TV corporations. The BBC managed to convince its audience in 1957 that Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. They showed footage of spaghetti growing on trees and were inundated with calls fromrepparttar 105593 general public asking for advice on growing spaghetti. The BBC even hadrepparttar 105594 audacity to suggest placing a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce to assist its growth.

April 1st is not an officially recognised holiday or event but it is practised regularly inrepparttar 105595 UK. Prince Charles has been reported to have enjoyed April 1st when until as recently as 2003 he would cause havoc at Buckingham Palace where his favourite trick was to place a whoopee cushion underrepparttar 105596 bottoms of Royalty, including his mothers – Queen Elizabeth!

Who Has The Greatest Job In The World?

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

I have, in my opinion,repparttar world's perfect job. Just look atrepparttar 105581 evidence. I love people and I love God. I love talking to people about God and I love talking to God about people.

Therefore, if you put these two together, I am doing what I love doing:repparttar 105582 greatest job inrepparttar 105583 world.

I must confess, however, this was not alwaysrepparttar 105584 case. When I wore a younger man's suit, I had different ideas about what would berepparttar 105585 greatest job inrepparttar 105586 world for me.

Nowhere on that short list did being a pastor appear. God, sometimes, displays a marvelous sense of humor in selecting people for his service. I amrepparttar 105587 supreme example.

The apostle Paul writes, "But God hath chosenrepparttar 105588 foolish things ofrepparttar 105589 world to confoundrepparttar 105590 wise; and God hath chosenrepparttar 105591 weak things ofrepparttar 105592 world to confoundrepparttar 105593 things which are mighty;" (1 Corinthians 1:27 KJV.)

As a young person, I thought only one job would berepparttar 105594 greatest job inrepparttar 105595 world. In my mind, I aspired to this fabulous career often fantasizing about how great it would be to spend all my time in this job.

The greatest job inrepparttar 105596 world to me at that time was being a Snow Cone Man. Nothing compared, in my estimation, torepparttar 105597 Snow Cone Man.

I was not alone in my aspirations. Most of my pals atrepparttar 105598 time harbored similar vocational goals. No person in our lives atrepparttar 105599 time was as exciting asrepparttar 105600 Snow Cone Man.

The SCM came down our street three times a week, without fail, much to our delight. This, of course, was during our summer vacation when we were out of school and had plenty of time on our hands.

Perhaps, in our small town, with nothing to really interest or excite us,repparttar 105601 Snow Cone Man wasrepparttar 105602 one thing we had to look forward to. Regardless, we believed he hadrepparttar 105603 greatest job inrepparttar 105604 world.

For one, he roderepparttar 105605 coolest motorcycle vehicle I have ever seen — a three-wheel motorcycle, with a large compartment onrepparttar 105606 back, containing allrepparttar 105607 snow cone accoutrements. I don't know if it wasrepparttar 105608 motorcycle orrepparttar 105609 cargo that fascinated us. Your guess is probablyrepparttar 105610 right one.

Also, he wore a nifty white suit with a fabulous hat. Atrepparttar 105611 time, I would have given anything for a hat like his. It was oftenrepparttar 105612 topic of our discussion when he left us to our snow cone treats.

One thing was sure, everybody loved him. He sold those snow cones for 5 cents each. What a bargain. The icy treat was a paper cone piled high with crushed ice and then flavored with your choice of strawberry, raspberry, lemon, lime syrup, but my all-time favorite was root beer.

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