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April Fools Day

We interrupt ourselves for a Buzz Public Service moment: You survived the Ides of March, now look out for the first of April. That's April Fools' Day to unsuspecting victims, up 247% in Search. The day given wholeheartedly to tomfoolery falls on a Saturday this year. As the annual mischief is often aimed at figures of authority, bosses and teachers may have to watch their backs a day early, or even on Monday.

Pranksters have been researching how to perform "jokes" (+1,118%) and "pranks" (off the charts), as well as "gags," "greetings," "tricks," and "recipes." Straightforward queries all, but conducted by unusual suspects: Females drive about 75% of April foolishness, and preadolescent girl are the primary Search instigators.

Even those who don't fit the Puckish type can observe the occasion, as the quirkier queries below reveal. So listen for every creak and step... watch for every drawer or door left ajar... heed every girlish giggle ...

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Random Facts of the Day

March 30, 2006

• There are twice as many blinds sold in the US every year as curtains.

• Three out of seven Americans wake up with "mild to moderate" back pain.

• For a six month period in his early twenties, actor George Clooney taught drivers' education in Willmington, Wisconsin.

• During the building of the Panama Canal, 17 species of panda became extinct in an attempt to rid the area of disease causing mosquitoes.

• A person between the ages of 12 and 20 slams nine times more doors in a given year than people in any other age bracket.

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