(Vocus) April 1, 2009
April 1, 2009-- While the origins of April Fool's Day are vague people have played jokes, pranks and hoaxes on each other for centuries. The joking around is not just for individuals--many companies join in on the fun with good-natured pranks. News media including television, radio and magazines are known to run fake stories and ads as hoaxes; companies introduce fake products; and game shows offer gag prizes.
April Fool's Day also kicks off an entire month of laughter awareness--April is National Humor Month, designated by humorist and author Larry Wilde in 1976, to promote the positive value of laughter. Scientists proved laughter helps relieve stress by increasing mood-boosting hormones and helps boost T-cells, thus strengthening the immune system. There's even an emerging field of study known as humor therapy.
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