April 1, 2015

Published On April 1, 2015 | By cmcleod | CK Mornings Online, Mornings

1) April Fools Day! Many trace the origins of April Fools’ Day back to 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII adopted the Gregorian Calendar, effectively moving New Year’s Day from the end of March to January 1st.

Though the change was widely publicized, some people didn’t get the memo, while others simply didn’t want to transition to the new calendar, so they continued to ring in the New Year at the end of March. Those who didn’t make the change were mocked for their folly and called “April Fools.”

2) #BashattheBarn is this Saturday at Memorial Arena! Come out and show your support for Chatham-Kent’s bid for Hockeyville 2015. There will be 3on3 hockey, concerts and Hockey Night in Canada will be here to film

3) googlepacmanGoogle is having a little April Fools Fun with a new feature on Google Maps that lets you turn almost any city or town into a game of “Pac-Man”, where the streets make up the board.
It’s really simple, just go to maps.google.com, pick an area in which you would like to play Pac-Man, then click the button on the bottom-left of the screen (next to the one that switches between graphical maps and satellite maps). (more…)

4) Antarctica may have just recorded its hottest day ever. The temperature was recorded at the Esperanza base, which is located at the northernmost tip of the Antarctica Peninsula. So what was the temperature that may set a new record for the icy continent?

According to Time, Antarctica set a new record high of 63.3 degrees Fahrenheit (About 17 Celcius) on Monday, but the record was smashed almost immediately with a reading of 63.5 degrees on Tuesday. Prior to the two record-breaking readings this week, the warmest day recorded in Antarctica was on April 24, 1961, with a temperature of 62.8 degrees.

5) The Rolling Stones announced a new 15-city North American stadium tour, which is kicking off in San Diego on May 24. This is the first time the Stones have played North American stadiums since their A Bigger Bang Tour in the mid-2000s.

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