I am sure you're wondering why I'm wearing a neck brace. It's a crazy story. I was driving to work this morning, and all of a sudden out of nowhere, I got hit by...the realization that this is April Fools' Day! I don't have a...
Uh...yeah, that was just a little April Fools' Day—a little fun. Did you know—here's some information for you—April Fools' Day originated in France in the 1500s? Yeah. I'm kidding. That's not true. No, it is. It is. No, it's not. It is. It is...not. It is not true.
So the French New Year used to be in April, and in the 1500s, they changed it to January, but back then they didn't have Twitter, so not everyone got the message. So people who lived in rural areas kept celebrating New Year's Eve in April, and then they were called April fools. And that's how it originated.
Not really. No, really, it is. I'm not sure. But anyway... But some people really, really get into April Fools'. They go crazy with it. Countries have different traditions.
In Portugal—and this is true—they throw flour on someone. That is how they celebrate. And in France, they try to tape a paper fish onto someone's back without the person noticing. And then the person has to try to take it off, but it's hard because the French person has a croissant in one hand, a cigarette in the other hand, and they're trying to keep their beret from flying away, walking their poodle. Have you been to France? That's what they do. They all do that. This is true. In Belgium, kids are encouraged to lock their parents out of the house and hide. And in America, we do that on Thanksgiving.
Some people are very elaborate with their pranks. This morning, I was driving to work, and this guy dressed as a cop pulled me over, and he had the fake cop car. He had the sirens and everything. And he gave me a "ticket," you know, said I was "speeding," and it was like "160 dollars." And I'm like, "Okay," you know.
But really, you have to be careful. No matter what they say on April Fools' Day, people won't believe you. Like, I said I was joking about having a bad neck, and the truth is I can't dance today. And...no, I can't. I can't.
April Fools'! We can.