April Fool’s Day is always a miserable day for gullible people like myself. Somehow, I manage to forget about April Fool’s Day every year. Then, at some point around lunchtime, I suddenly realize all of the news I’ve been reading all day long is, in fact, actual fake news.
This year I’ll be attempting to get out in front of the faux holiday by reading up on some easy and devious pranks that are easy to pull off. I’ve started by reading up on this ‘50 Easy April Fool’s Day Pranks‘ feature my colleague put together several years ago. But, early this morning I came across this thread in which people shared the funny, cheap, and semi-elaborate April Fool’s Day pranks they’ve pulled on their friends and family. I felt compelled to share these prank ideas with you bros today because they’re so damn good (via AskReddit):
Put notes on people’s cars telling them “sorry about the damage”. They will spend forever looking for it.
Replace their Purell with Lube. Watch them rub their hands together forever. The lube washes off harmlessly, the shame never will. If you’re really evil, do it the other way around.
If they use Google Chrome, install the extension “nCage It”. It changes EVERY image (including google logo, thumbnails, etc.) into randomly generated pics/gifs of Nicholas Cage.
The best part? There is an option to hide the extension from the task bar. They would actually have to go into their internet options and find it under the “extensions” tab just to turn it off. It’s great.
tape a balloon to the back right tire. driver unlikely to notice since they’re getting in on the opposite corner of the car. they’ll hear a loud pop when they pull out and immediately think they blew a tire
If your parents or a friend have a cat, and you have access to their house, starting about a week prior to April 1st, sneak in daily and clean the litter box. After a few days they’ll start to think their cat must be constipated. Then on the night of the 31st, sneak in and take a shit in the litter box yourself.
Bring a box of creme-filled donuts to work. Regular creme-filled donuts. Put a note on the box that says “Happy April 1!” Watch everyone get paranoid about what you didn’t actually do to the donuts.
Put dried/raw macaroni under the toilet seat, so it’ll sound like the toilet breaks when someone sits on it.
I did this one last year. I work at a restaurant. We have these spray bottles with a light pink solution we use to clean tables and such. I went and grabbed a brand new one and filled it with watered down pink lemonade.
I would be cleaning near my co workers , while chatting with them and nonchalantly unscrew the top spray/ trigger piece and just started downing it like I was dying of thirst.
The look of horror on some of their faces was priceless.
Leave a note for a family member, roommate, or coworker to call back a Mr. Lyon (or Mr. G. Raffe) with a number for the local zoo.
If a co-worker walks away from their computer and leaves it unlocked go into the mouse settings and change the primary cursor icon to the loading icon so it always looks like the computer is thinking. I had one co-worker sit for 10 minutes bitching at his computer because it was taking forever, I finally couldn’t stop laughing and told him what was up…
I like this one, but I usually take it a bit further if I have a few minutes before they return. Here’s my method:
1) Invert screen
2) Take screenshot of inverted desktop
3) Revert screen orientation back to normal
4) Set screenshot from step 2 as wallpaper
5) Hide desktop icons
6) Invert screen again
So what I did to my brother last year is this.
Put a sign that says “gullible” on the ceiling. Take a picture of it. Take the sign down.
Our conversation went like this:
Me: “It says gullible on the ceiling.” Brother: “No it doesn’t, I’m not a idiot” Me: “fine if you won’t look then ill take a picture of it for you” (pretend to take picture and show them the picture you took earlier) Brother: “I guess it really does” (looks up) “Fuck you”
I love screwing with him.
Last year I worked in a larger law firm with many attorneys. For April Fool’s, someone took one thing from each office and switched it with something from another. It was primarily their degrees or family pics, but one person’s Reagan pic was swapped with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The managing attorney’s chair was replaced with a wheelchair.
Here’s what I’ve got planned: Got the IT guy to give me a broken keyboard. I’m going to take a bunch of chia seeds, plaster them underneath the keys, spend a few days watering it, and then switch it for my coworker’s keyboard that morning.
A coworker did this to the rest of us a few years ago:
Removed the cover on a mouse and put in this little PCB thing with a rubber dome actuator that played the Dixie horn when pressed, under the right mouse button. He pranked one of us with the mouse…
Then he threw it in the pile of replacement mice to go out to the non-IT users.
3 months later I got the call, “MY MOUSE IS PLAYING SOME SONG!”
I saw this somewhere else, but: create an audio file that is 8 minutes of silence and then 15 seconds of sex noises from porn; set that as various system sounds on their device.
Pulled this on my wife two years ago. I logged into her Facebook and changed her birthday to April 1st.
Wishes came flooding in.
Saw this somewhere, change the usb insertion sound to a woman moaning, then when you take it out make it, go “OOOHHH PUT IT BACK IN” saw this somewhere, Still don’t remember where.
Put out a bowl filled with M&Ms, Skittles, and Reese’s Pieces.
Depends on how your plumbing is set up, my friends and I went into another friend’s house, unscrewed the head of the shower in the bathroom, and filled it up with a packet of red Kool-Aid, then screwed it back on.
To the same house, we turned off the ceiling fan and then we had one of my taller friends line the top of the ceiling fan blades in the living room with rice krispies from their kitchen.
Take off the lid to the shower drain. Shove in a large plastic bag with some chocolate milk powder mix in it. Secure the bag with the drain cover and cut off any excess bits of plastic. Wait for sounds of disgust as brown water starts coming up from the drain while they’re showering. Almost got disowned for this one.
Create scheduled tasks on their computer to play an annoying song, at an annoying time.
We did this to a co-worker. Every day, 1:15, his computer would start to play Nickleback. 3:45, Taylor Swift.
Paint all the bars of soap with clear nail polish.
Move every piece of furniture 2 inches to the right. Subtle but sweet.
There is a Chrome extension that will allow you to redirect any page. Set it to redirect Google to Bing.
My favorite I did is to zip tie the cabinets and fridge shut. Then when they go to get the scissors, they find it they are zip tied shut too. Make sure to have an extra pair… I forgot to do that last year and had to buy another one…
ForgedbyMizuno 1130 points 15 hours ago
I left a note for my male secretary to call Myra Mains with the number to the morgue. My secretary was a retired nuclear weapon expert and super serious.
He called, they laughed, he argued it was not a joke.
The best prank you’ll ever pull:
Get on someone’s Chrome and install an extension called “Cloud to Butt”. Very simply, in any web page they visit, the word “cloud” will be replaced with the word “butt”.
It’s hilarious and will take them months to figure out.
Take screenshot of desktop.
Remove all icons on desktop.
Close all applications.
Set taskbar to “auto-hide”.
Set screenshot as wallpaper.
Result: computer looks just as they left it, but when they try to do anything, it doesn’t work.
These could go on forever, but that would be boring. So, if you want some more ideas:
RELATED: 50 easy April Fool’s Day pranks to play on your friends
Well, bros, that wraps up the coverage from my end but if you want to keep on reading these AskReddit stories you can CLICK HERE to see that thread in full!