Happy April Fools' Day! Were you a victim of a prank today or were you the prankster? Maybe you got pranked by an imitation fly pin. Let's take a look at an old fly prank still on the original card.
I believe this fly pin was produced by Adams, the #1 maker of jokes and pranks. Not sure on the age, but I noticed the artwork was used in a 1957 Adams catalog that's pictured in Life of the Party: A Visual History of the S.S. Adams Company Makers of Pranks & Magic for 100 Yearsby Kirk Demarais.It looks older than '57 and it's interesting that it is marked Japan.
Yep, that's a convincing looking fly alright. I had planned to do as the card suggested and stick it in some butter or on a sandwich. Unfortunately the stickpin is too rusted and I didn't want to take a chance and tear the card.
Years ago I was given a realistic looking fly that could be controlled with a magnet. You could put the fly on a piece of paper and use the magnet to control it. I used it a few times and tried to prank family members by putting the fly in a bowl of chips or on top of a hamburger bun. Also, I had a giant rubber fly that I tied in a tree in hopes to get double-looks from neighbors walking by. Ah, you can have a lot fun with a fake fly.