5 Harmless, Yet Hilarious Pranks for April Fool's Day
5 Harmless, Yet Hilarious Pranks for April Fool's Day
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5 Harmless, Yet Hilarious Pranks for April Fool's Day

By Christian Roemer

I’m going to get on my soapbox for a second. In true Grampa Simpson fashion, I’m going to unequivocally state that the current youthful generation has ruined the idea of a prank. From idiots going around slapping people in lower socioeconomic urban areas to mindless drivel like wearing a Gucci ripoff shirt in a Gucci store (save your brain cells and don’t click the link), people don’t actually know what a good prank is anymore.

Now that my little rant is out of the way, I’m going to give you 5 objectively funny and mostly harmless pranks that you can pull with your co-workers, roommates, family, or anyone else that you want to give a little ribbing to this April Fool’s Day. These pranks won’t put anyone in imminent danger, lead to catastrophic injury, or spur any long term disagreements. They’re just funny.


Foil Your Foes

This harmless prank involves aluminum foil--lots of it. Basically, you cover your adversary’s desk, room, or car in aluminum foil. The shiny and papery film will give the space a hilarious futuristic look. Perhaps the target will think that aliens visited the earth to chrome-ify their workspace, or they’ll just be mildly miffed that they have to spend a few minutes removing aluminum foil from all of their possessions. Either way, laughs will be shared by all.

The Best Shower is the Unexpected Shower

This classic prank is easy to pull, hilarious, mildly inconvenient, and infuriating all at the same time. Most sinks have a little spray nozzle that’s separate from the main faucet. Place a rubber band around the lever, so that the first unsuspecting person to turn on the water gets splashed Super Soaker style.


The Bathroom Blitzkrieg

This simple and startling prank might scare the poop out of someone--literally! All you’ll need are a few fireworks poppers. Place them delicately between the toilet and the toilet seat and wait patiently for someone to take a squat. When they sit down, the poppers will do their magic, and it’ll scare the unsuspecting squatter with a few loud pops!


The Broken Mouse Surprise

Find a picture of something you find terrifying. It could be the clown from It, that creepy girl from The Ring, or a picture of your co-worker’s mother in law. Print out the picture and tape it over the bottom of his or her computer mouse, but be sure to make sure no paper or tape is showing when the mouse is upright. When your unsuspecting cubicle-mate tries to use his or her computer, the mouse will mysteriously be broken. They flip it over to inspect the issue, and WHAM! Terrifying picture.


The Placebo Pincushion

Have you ever wanted to test if someone’s coffee addiction is real or made up? April Fool’s is the perfect time to conduct a science experiment. Get to the office early and brew everyone a nice pot of coffee. They won’t know it, but you’ve done the unthinkable. Unbeknownst to them, you’ve made decaf instead of regular. As they drink the caffeine-less concoction, you’ll laugh, because you know the truth. Keep track of who starts getting a headache first. Those are the people that you’ll know have a real problem.

Those are my favorite pranks that won’t cause any lasting damage or harm to friendships, bodies, or relationships. Do you have any harmless pranks that you love to pull? Let us know in the comments!

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