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April Fool's Day, 1968
Floof Day. (1968)
Students at North Carolina's Kings Mountain High School continued their tradition of celebrating "Floof Day" on April 1st: "On this day, both students and faculty members dress in such a wild and different manner that it doesn't even come close to everyday school attire... On this particular morning, one might see Merlin the Magician, a skin diver, or even Julius Caesar making his way toward the high school... Girls in Bermudas, Shirley Temple get-ups, and boys as farmers, ministers, and hippies mingle with the rest of the students to discuss which teacher has the most 'way-out' outfit." The photo shows students Reid Horton and Morris Patton posing in the outfits they planned to wear. More…
San Diego Freeway. (1968)
"So there you are on the San Diego Freeway and you want to make a simple little old turn. It's a problem, though. There are two ways to figure it out. One is that photographer Curt Johnson decided to whomp up an April Fool's Day picture and this is the result. In that case, it's no problem at all. You just steer home the usual way. The second way, though, is that it is four o'clock in the morning, you stayed too long in your favorite pub and it really looks like this. That, friend, IS a problem. Aren't you glad it's April Fool?" [Long Beach Press-Telegram - Apr 1, 1968] More…
Front Ender Cow. (1968)
"Revealed today was this new breed of cow developed by renowned area dairyman, Lirpa Loof of Old Bennington. County Agent John Page heralds the new breed to be known as the 'Front Ender' as a distinct boon to the dairy industry, noting farmers must continually strive to develop new ways of doing old things. John DeVito, local ACP director, praised the butterfat content of the 'Front Ender's' milk, in noting that 'It's what's up front that counts.'" [Bennington Banner - Apr 1, 1968] More…
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