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Shana, our one and only High Priestess of Rubber Chickens, recently made an appearance on King 5's New Day Northwest. On April Fools' Day, while sporting a massive pair of Man Hands, Shana showed Margaret Larsen and the studio audience a selection of products that make great pranks on a day devoted to mischief.
It's a delightful demonstration of some of our favorite new items and classic tricks:
Kim Holcomb of King 5's Evening Magazine paid a visit to the Archie McPhee store on April Fools' Day where Shana, our one and only High Priestess of Rubber Chickens, hosted a game of "Real or Not" to see if viewers could guess which of our products are real and which are April Fools' Day pranks.
Watch the video and take the quiz to test your Archie McPhee savvy:
To celebrate April Fool's Day, Secret Fun Blog has dipped into their seemingly infinite supply of old novelty items to provide beautiful pictures and stories about the off-brand version of the all time best pranks. They're doing one a day for the whole month. Including this early precursor to our Emergency Yodel Button.
He also tells the story of the product that was the foundation of the novelty industry, Sneezing Powder!
If we're talking about the original sneezing powder, the stuff that was sold up through the 1940s, then we should call it by its real name– dianisidine chlorosulphonate. This substance was adopted by the Germans in WWI as a chemical weapon. They poured it into shrapnel shells and fired it at the French, but its use was discontinued because "it has only limited ability to create casualties on the battlefield..." (quoting Chemical and Bioligical Warefare by Eric Croddy)