Grown ups like to make jokes as well, announce fake info : it’s very common that jokes are also made by the media, radio, TV etc… Where this habit comes from is not certain. There are several theories (read more here), but why the symbolic of the fish remains pretty much a mystery.
Here is my 2014′s poisson d’avril: BREAKING NEWS! President François Hollande is to change his last name. “I’ve had enough of the confusion created by my last name” said France’s president to a TF1 reporter. The president has not yet disclosed his chosen last name, but rumor has it that he may choose “de France”, since “de Gaulle” has already been used…
Brought to comment on this exceptional measure, Marie Le Pen cried out “Poisson d’Avril !!!” (Long live the April fools)
This was my 2012′s one: Outstanding news – Parisian monuments for sale !
Here is an hillarious “poisson d’avril” video of a fish pranking a cat ! And it comes with English subtitles :-) Note the song at the end which is a very famous children song.