The people living the comfortable fairy tale lives, the pioneers and the achievers in their fields and lots of money to spend have wit and humor too. Plus they have lots of resources to play extensive pranks and fool everybody with the astonishing tricks that they devise for April Fools' Day. We have brought some of the most hilarious April Fool ideas that can be attributed to people with big and fat pockets.
- British prankster Horace de Vere Cole was honeymooning in Piazza San Marco in Venice in 1919, when he thought of astonishing its citizens with the processions of the horses that were not there. Since canals surround the area, horse cannot easily come and walk through the city and then go away. Horace transported a load of manure overnight on 31st March from the mainland with the help of a gondolier and then deposited small piles of it throughout the Piazza. People woke up in the morning of April 1 and saw it and kept wondering about the procession of horses that had seemed to pass through the area during the night and then disappeared. Unfortunately, a few years later, Horace's wife divorced him, as she got tired of his constant pranks.
- Dick Smith, the owner of Dick Smith's Foods, is a millionaire of Sydney. He had been promoting his scheme of towing a giant iceberg from Antarctica that would be then be carved into fresh and pure ice cubes that were to be sold for ten cents each and would improve the drink's flavor because of the unpolluted regions where they originated. The iceberg successfully reached the Sidney Harbor on April 1, 1978. People gathered to see this unusual event and local radio stations broadcasted minute-by-minute details of the approaching iceberg. The truth was only revealed when it started raining and the firefighting foam and shaving cream covering the white plastic sheets from the fake iceberg were washed off.
- UFO with an alien landed on March 31, 1989 in a field in the outskirts of London cruising through the air on the highway outside London. Local residents were terrified and even the policemen were reluctant to approach the strange saucer. A brave officer who dared to approach it also ran away with heels on his head when he saw a small, silver-suited figure emerging from the door of the object that popped open suddenly. The alien turned out to be Richard Branson, the 36-year-old chairman of Virgin Records and his craft was specially designed hot-air-balloon that was destined to land in London's Hyde Park on April 1. However, due to a change in wind direction, he was forced to land in the field a day before.