My wife is known on the block for
her excellent hors d'oeuvres. One
April 1st it was our job to bring
hors d'oeuvres to a block party. My
wife made spiced oranges, strawberry
shortcake, and chocolate covered fruit.
Actually, the oranges were covered
in chili powder, the shortcake topping
was hot salsa, and the "fruit"
under the chocolate was garlic!
When I was in junior high school
my mother played a
good trick on my father. She was always
riser (as in 5:00 a.m.). My father
had to get up at
7:00 for work. She went around the
house and set all
the clocks to 9:25 or so, then ran
his room, and woke him up yelling
"John! John! You
overslept!" He was just about
out the door before she
broke down and let him in on the joke.
Ooops, Guess What
We lived together for a short time
before we were married. One morning
I woke to find a note on the couch.
My not-yet-wife had already left for
work. The note explained that something
had been weighing heavily on her mind.
She wrote that she didn't know how
to confront me face-to-face, because
she couldn't predict my reaction.
She informed me that, as she suspected,
she was indeed pregnant.
Pregnant?! Woah, um, wow. I sat back
on the couch, and thought about this
for awhile. We'd never really talked
about kids, and had only been engaged
for a short time. I was pretty nervous,
but was just about to call her saying
how this was great news, when I noticed
the small print: Continued on Back
On the opposite side it read: APRIL
The ol' Desktop Icon
In Microsoft Windows, if you press
the 'Print Scrn' key on your keyboard
during any application it will take
an image of whatever is on screen
and place it onto your clipboard.
From there, you can paste it into
whatever application you wish...
So here goes. When your co-worker
is distracted shut down any applications
they have running on their computer
and capture an image of the desktop,
with all of it's icons, using the
Print Scrn key. Open paintbrush and
click Edit-->Paste to paste the
image into Paintbrush. Save the image
as a bitmap, and return to their desktop.
Right-click the desktop and set the
Desktop wallpaper to the image you
just saved. Now delete all of their
desktop icons. The icons will still
appear to be there, but since they're
only part of the image and not really
icons none of them will work. Endless
hours of fun as they try to figure
out what happened.
Bonus points for pulling this trick
on a compter saavy person. Noone ever
figures out whats going on with their
No Sense of Humor
One April Fools Day, when I was about
15 or 16, I told my mom I was pregnant.
It was really funny to see her reaction,
but I got in major trouble when I
told her I was joking. Some people
just don't appreciate a good joke...
In the Out Door
One of my favorite April Fools jokes
is that you print out a bunch of papers
that say "Please Use Other Door"
and you put them on the front of all
the doors into a building and just
watch everyone's reaction. It's hilarious.
I put it on the entrance to my school
and people sat out there for 10 minutes
wondering what to do. Shows how public
education is doing in this country...
Stored Up Laughter
Hey guys - Love your site. I thought
that I might have an extra little
addition to make it some more fun.
Everybody has seen those liquid stink
bombs enclosed in little glass containers.
They're fun no doubt, but it's all
about location. I have found that
anyone can have an incredible time
just dropping one off on the floor
of a video-rental store in front of
the new releases. The reason it works
so well is because in video stores,
people will force themselves to deal
with the smell to keep browsing the
tapes and will often walk through
it. The faces are priceless. Another
reason is the little children in the
store that will smell it. It tons
of fun because they will speak their
mind by saying something like, "that
smells like poop!" or as the
best I've heard yet, "that smells
like grandma!" It's a lot of
fun just be careful. Enjoy~
Once at school, in my first hour,
a life science class, we were incubating
eggs so one of my friends decided
to play a joke on the teacher. She
brought in a hard-boiled egg and put
it in the incubator, but first, she
put a little crack in the hard-boiled
egg. She took the egg out and said,
"Hey! They're cracking!"
The teacher yelled out, "Put
that egg back NOW!" Then came
the real joke. She dropped the egg!
The teacher absolutely freaked! She
screamed and yelled till' her face
was red! It was sooooooooo funny!
Ok, I'm not particularly proud of
this, and I do not know if it has
been used many times, but it was an
almost original plan by my part.
Now this prank needs about 3-4 days
prep so don't forget!
Take as many Cadbury Eggs with "candy
egg" filling as u like. Take
a heated butter knife, and slowly
(while re-heating when needed) cut
off top of egg, like around 1/5 of
the top. Now the contents of candy
should be very visible. Take small
spoon, scoop out candy. Now it's time
to create a concoction. I used specifics,
but please, use what you see to fit!
I used a little of an old stew, hot
sauce, VERY HOT chili powder, and
on top a little chocolate syrup to
cover and smell or first taste. Now
take the top that u chopped off, and
also get some powder chocolate, more
syrup, and a little milk. Basically,
you fix the top again with the ingredients
above making like a chocolate Bondo.
Once fully sealed, set in fridge
and let cool for a night or two. Now
it's ready to try one on someone.
It's best when u have someone in on
the gag. Give one good egg to your
friend who is in on it, and then give
a "bad" egg to a "friend"
that you wanna give a good taste sensation.
Have your Co-conspirator slowly gnaw
at their egg, when they look pitiful
and cannot quite chew it, tell the
victim to show them how its done and
completely consume the egg. While
they are smiling in triumph, try not
to laugh. Remember when you bite into
that its gunna be very JUICY! Now
that the victim has realized what
has happened, RUN! And be happy, now
you have a batch of prank eggs to
use at will, ENJOY!
Here is a great one for someone who
takes their lunch to work or for kids
who take it to school:
Take Oreo cookies and gently twist
apart. Carefully scrape off the icing
and replace with toothpaste mixed
with garlic powder or pickle juice.
Put cookies back together to and pack
in lunch. Amazingly, some will not
even notice the difference!
For the main course, how about a rubber
Where I work we were getting injections
(3 over a period of weeks) to immunize
us against Hepatitis.
I was having my third jab and this
new guy who had just started that
day was having his first. I went into
see the Nurse, rolled up my sleeve
and had my jab. The Nurse turned around
to get the needle ready for the new
guy so I used the opportunity to undo
my trousers and left the surgery room
my pants up and rubbing my bum to
give the new guy the impression that
you got the jab in the bum. Well it
worked! In he went, pulled down his
pants and bent over the bed. The Nurse
turned around and got a hell of a
The new guy came out red-faced and
cursing me. I, of course was rolling
on the floor laughing.
This guy often tells me that that
is the best he's ever been got.
THE FAKE ROUNDABOUT
Many years ago in my old home town,
on April 1st, a
gang of road workers was starting
to build a roundabout at a road intersection
(is it called a traffic island in
A phone call was made to the police:
"We'd like to tell you that some
of our friends are building a fake
roundabout as an April Fool's joke.
We thought we'd better do the responsible
thing and tell you so you could prevent
any traffic problems."
Then someone went up to the work gang
and said: "Some
of our mates are planning a practical
joke this morning. They'll be dressed
as cops and they'll come and tell
you to move on. Just tell them to
piss off, they're just students in
Then it was just a matter of sitting
back and watching the fun!
Last year on April Fool's day I hid
a little rubber snake under a beanbag
by sitting on it to make a flat spot
on it and put the snake near the edge
of the flat spot, then folded it over
to cover it up. Then one of the people
in my class that is scared of everything
went and plopped on the opposite edge
of where the snake was, causing the
snake to fly into the air and land
on his head. Then of course being
the class scaredy-cat, he screamed
like a little girl. Then when he saw
me laughing so he figured it was me
who planted it and he got mad and
me and chucked it at me. Then we realized
the teacher was watching us laughing
along with the rest of the class.
Estate Sale Prank
When I was 18, I came up with this
deliciously creative idea for my
grandparents on April Fool's Day.
Around 2 a.m., my sister and a friend
and I put a sign in my grandparents'
front yard that read "Estate
Sale 9:00 Today."
The next morning, a car pulled into
my grandparents' driveway a little
before nine. An older man walked
up to the door and my grandma answered
his knock in pink pajamas.
"Sale? What? I don't know what
you're talking about."
Both of them were a little bewildered.
Then my grandma figured it out.
My sister and I came trooping around
the corner from where we had been
watching, and took much delight
in 'confessing' and telling the