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    April Fool's Day: Why ??

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    April Fool's Day: Why are some people more gullible than others?




    Homo sapiens is probably an intrinsically gullible species.
    We owe our evolutionary success to culture, our unique ability to receive, trust and act on stories we get from others, and so accumulate a shared view about the world.

    In a way, trusting others is second nature.
    But not everything we hear from others is useful or even true.

    There are countless ways people have been misled, fooled and hoaxed, sometimes for fun, but more often, for profit or for political gain.

    Although sharing social knowledge is the foundation of our evolutionary success, in this age of unlimited and unfiltered information, it is becoming a major challenge to decide what to believe, and what to reject.

    April Fool's Day is a good time to reflect on the psychology of gullibility and our willingness to believe even absurd stories.
    April Fool's tricks often work because they exploit our baseline inclination to accept direct communications from others as reliable and trustworthy.
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    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    LT's Pies not listed in Frazers.

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    Well on the way my head in the clouds a man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud.

    The fool on the hill sees the sun going down and the eyes in his head sees the world spinning around.

    Sorry, I've a few off days. I drank an full bottle of some apple crap on a bet with the bit. Well presumably she drank half.She still speaks in tongues, riddles and rymes. As for me, still alive. No joke.

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