Occurring on the first of April, and also known as the prankster’s holiday, Aprils Fool’s is a (primarily) Western event which entails the spreading of hoaxes and playing practical jokes/pranks. Apparently, these pranks and their victims are dubbed “April fools”. As well, when people play these April Fools pranks, they usually expose their prank by shouting, at the victim “April fools”!
Funny enough (no pun intended), even big companies and media sources enjoy getting in on the action by way of creating and publishing fake stories (I can assure you that this isn’t one of them…or is it?), only to inform their readers the next day that it was all a joke. And, now that you know that April Fools Day has garnered widespread popularity, here are 10 April fools pranks which can be used on any victim of your choosing. Happy pranking!
1. Change Time On All Clocks Within The Vicinity
This just so happens to be one of the well established April fools pranks. Meaning, it is guaranteed to make your victim late and/or frustrated because they will assume that they slept in and missed something crucial. Oh well, better luck next year? I would suggest altering the clocks by a minimum of two hours.
2. The Soap Bar That Won’t Lather
For this simple prank, all you must do is waterproof a bar of soap by spreading nail-polish all over it (hopefully your sister won’t mind). You will render the soap virtually useless, only to annoy your victim in the process.
3. The Frozen Breakfast
This is one of those April fools pranks best used on those who enjoy eating breakfast every morning rather than, you know, actually eating something healthy. This is self-explanatory; simply put the bowl (with cereal in it) into the freezer overnight.
4. Place Bubble Wrap Under A Carpet
Again, this is pretty self-explanatory. All you need to worry about is where in the hell to get all that needed bubble wrap. The post office, perhaps?
5. Milk And Food Colouring Shouldn’t Mix (But They Will)
As the heading suggests, if you really feel the need to make your victim nauseous before beginning their day, add some (preferably green) food coloring to a (cardboard) carton of milk. It will obviously not work if it’s a plastic jug.
6. Change Screensavers
This is one of the more harmless April fools pranks on my list. Before your colleague (victim) enters the office (or when they go to the washroom after pounding down 14 coffees), make sure to be quick as you swap out their screensaver for something (preferably) embarrassing.
7. Make Autocorrect The Enemy
As most people already know, you can make shortcuts, with your phones, for words that take far too long to type. The next time your victim leaves their phone unattended, work your magic. Be creative, the easiest words to make shortcuts for are those such as “yes” and “no”.
8. Put A Raisin In Their Toothpaste
Yup, you read that right. All you have to do in order to gross out your victim is find some raisins and commence push through down the next of the toothpaste. The next time your victim decides to a hygienist, they’ll receive a not-so-pleasant surprise.
This one is a classic; again, when your victim leaves their phone unattended, snatch it and change your contact name to “Mom”, only to send your victim some rather unflattering messages that wouldn’t otherwise escape momma’s mouth….or would they?
10. More Toothpaste And More Food Coloring
You probably already know where this is going. (And don’t worry, it will only temporarily ruin their pretty whites.)
There are plenty more April fools pranks to choose from, so what are your favorites to jump-start someone’s day? Let me know in the comments below!
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