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Happy April Fool’s Day, 2010!
Posted by The Curator on Thu Apr 01, 2010
Happy April Fools! I've been busy working on my book, but April 1st has managed to pull me back to the site. Last year I posted a brief rant about the origin of April Fool's Day, explaining how every year reporters write articles claiming that the most likely origin of the holiday is the Gregorian calendar reform of the late 16th century. This explanation gets trotted out every year, even though there's just no way it's true. Last year I noted: I realize it's probably overly optimistic to expect reporters to do much fact checking when…