April 1st is here this weekend, and that mean’s it’s April Fool’s Day. Being a baseball fan in the 80’s I was totally fooled by Sport’s Illustrated’s story of Sidd Finch, who could throw a baseball over 160 mph, with a boot on one foot, and the other barefooted. Drafted by the New York Met’s, and unknown to anyone else, this young man was going to single-handedly change baseball, except for one problem…he wasn’t real.
If you are a fan of good April Fool’s jokes, there is a website that lists 100 of the greatest pranks and hoaxes. I’m happy to say that Sitka’s own Oliver “Porky” Bickar, made the list at #3 for the 1974 Mt. Edgecumbe volcano eruption prank. Read about it here:
And just to keep the tie to education, here is a fantastic April Fool’s presentation by Matthew Weathers at Biola University in Los Angeles County, California.
Do you have a favorite April Fool’s Joke? Share it in the comments!