Trends, Times, and April Fool’s?

The origin of April Fool’s does date back to the time when a bunch of people disagreed on the choices of calendars that they’d follow. But what went unnoticed was the trend that was being set. In a world where trends are dynamic, some may come and go, while others stick. Think about it; a primitive, uninfluenced caveman, once thought of a bizarre, yet brilliant idea to make an interwoven set of leaves and plant fibres to make ‘clothes’ to drape around their bodies, instead of roaming around bare and naked. This ‘trend’ as we have come to know it now, caught on and soon enough, the entire tribe had started to cover themselves like nobody’s business. On the other hand, another little stone aged brain thought of something he hoped would turn into a fad. He introduced a dance wherein he would break into a series of random dance moves, gyrating and jumping around as he wished. His fellow cavemen thought it to be interesting and danced as he did for fairly a long time. Pretty soon, everyone had gotten tired of it, and would loathe even hearing the faintest sound of the chiming of the song that they’d danced to crazily enough. The uncanny dance of the caveman is what has come to us in the form of pop culture fads Gangnam Style and Harlem Shake, that ceased to be of much importance after a brief time period.

While both caught on pretty quick, the former was an invention that changed quite a lot, while the latter remained an obscure part of history owing to its spontaneous and slightly pointless motive. The idea of April fool’s day is in limbo between the two. Neither was it revolutionary, nor has it posed as a nuisance that eventually ended up plaguing people’s minds. It turned out to be a day when you could get away with every fake party invitation prank, sticking a derogatory note on someone’s back, exchanging the shaving gel label with that of the toothpaste tube’s and whatnot! The hilarious frivolousness of this day has become a trend worth keeping around for the most of us. The rest, who, by a pinch of bad luck and a bucket load of gullibility, become the victim of many such pranks-gone-too far, might think otherwise.

To make up for this extremely long and random thought outburst, hears a rare picture of 20 tigers in one picture. This was taken exclusively in the Amazon, where this category of tigers have almost gone extinct.

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HAPPY APRIL FOOL’S! See, that makes it okay.

I really hope it does.

Picture credits: www.topicsconnect.com

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