April Fools’ Day, one of those days when you are allowed to play pranks, is fast approaching. Neither your friends nor family members can blame you for being childish as you have an excuse now. So, here we share some easy amazing pranks you can pull off at home.
While the concept of Fool’s Day is the same across the world, many countries have their unique way of celebrating it.
According to Wikipedia, in the UK, an April Fool joke is revealed by shouting “April fool!” at the recipient, who becomes the “April fool”. In England a “fool” is known by different names, including a “noodle”, “gob”, “gobby” or “noddy”. Ireland traditionally celebrated it by entrusting the victim with an “important letter” to be given to some other person. That person would then ask the victim to take it to someone else, and so on. The letter when finally opened contained the words “send the fool further”.
In Nordic countries, most news media outlets will publish one false story on April 1. In Italy, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, and French-speaking areas of Switzerland and Canada, April 1 tradition is often known as “April fish”. This includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim’s back without being noticed. So, here are few tricks you can easily pull off at home.
Cover TV remote sensor with tape
Cover TV remote sensor with a small tape and enjoy your parents or siblings fume with anger. No one generally checks the sensor. They will only be banging the remote on table or shaking it hard to make it work. When they finally try to remove the batteries in distress, you can reveal your prank.
Play ‘spot the difference’
Everybody loves to play ‘spot the difference’. So, just WhatsApp or E-mail two images and ask them to spot the difference. All you have to do is send same images. They might get back to you in few minutes or would have by then understood that it is a prank.
Paint a bar of soap
This is quite an interesting trick. Paint a bar of soap with nail polish. So, when a family member uses it, it will not lather. This is the best trick to use on ones too busy to bother about April 1. But, be ready for a furious reaction.
Take a screenshot of the home screen
Take a screenshot of the homescreen (press Power + Home buttons at once). Hold the Home button until their apps start wiggling, then drag all Home Screen apps on to another screen. Press the Home button when done to stop the wiggling. And, set this as the wallpaper. So, when your friend starts the laptop, he or she won’t be able to press any icons
Use ‘rip the cloth’ trick
This is an old trick that always works. You will surely enjoy a good laugh. Keep a cotton cloth handy, something you can easily tear. Whenever someone tries to sit in their chair, tear the cloth. Control your laughter when you see him or her running inside to check for a tear in the pants.
Fill veggies in donut box
Who doesn’t like opening a box of donuts? As soon as someone delivers your favourite donuts, remove all the donuts and replace with broccoli. Wait for your friend to open it and enjoy the reaction.