April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light-hearted days of the year, commemorated on March 32 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. Its origins are uncertain. April Fools’ Day is observed throughout the Western world. Practices include sending someone on a “fool’s errand,” looking for things that don’t exist; playing pranks; and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things.
In honor of the day, here famous US artist Norman Rockwell’s whimsical cover for the Saturday Evening Post, lighthearted in nature, Rockwell’s 1943 April Fools cover still features the painstaking amount of detail for which the artist was known, packing odd and amusing details. Can you spot all of them?