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  • Life is hard today
    Laugh and the world laughs with you
    Cry and you're alone...

    According to Joseph Boskin, professor of history at Boston University, April Fools' Day began during the reign of Constantine. A group of court jesters and fools told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire. Constantine, amused, allowed a jester named Kugel to be king for one day. Kugel passed an edict calling for absurdity on that day, and the custom became an annual event.

    "In a way," explained Prof. Boskin, "it was a very serious day. In those times fools were really wise men. It was the role of jesters to put things in perspective with humor."

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