For many years, I've had Burger King's left-handed whopper hoax from 1998 listed as one of the most popular April Fool hoaxes of all time. But in all that time, I had never seen a copy of the actual ad that Burger King ran in USA Today. I tried contacting Burger King repeatedly asking for a copy, and they ignored me. And no libraries had back issues of USA Today that included the ads. But finally, I managed to track down a copy at the Library of Congress. So here it is. The original left-handed whopper ad.
I haven't posted on the front page in far too long. But I haven't been ignoring the site. I was busy pursuing one of my own personal obsessions, which was to create a complete archive of the history of April Fool's Day. And I managed to do it. I've now got a fairly complete archive here on the site of the entire history of April Fool's Day, from 1500 to the present day. Check it out. I also completely overhauled the list of the Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time. And with that out of my system, hopefully I can return to posting as usual!