April fool day 2017: 7 easy and simple pranks to use on friends, family and colleagues on fool’s day

April fool day is just a day away and it is acceptable for friends, family and colleagues to do a simple prank on you so show your funny side and stun your friend, colleagues or whoever it is. While the mean pranks played are endless, we have a list of easy and light hearted pranks that will make you share a good laugh with the people you love. As April Fools’ Day falls on a Saturday, the options for fooling your friends and family are much more extravagant. Here are seven best pranks and jokes to celebrate the spirit of Fools’ Day 2017.

*One of the best parts of working in an office is the treats that coworkers bring in. Here’s a devilish way to take advantage of that: First, buy a pack of Oreos, then carefully twist the halves apart and scrape off the creamy inside. Eat the creamy inside yourself (optional, but highly recommended). Then squirt a dab of mint toothpaste on one half and place the other half over it. Leave a tray of cookies where everyone will see it.

*This one can get messy, so beware. Here’s what you do: Fill a glass with water, then place a thin piece of cardboard over the lip of the glass. Turn it over and place in the middle of the victim’s desk. Slowly remove the cardboard. Be a nice prankster and move paper and valuables from harm’s way. Now watch them figure out how to turn the glass over with causing a tsunami.

*attach an air horn to the toilet wall while you’re hiding to give unsuspecting people – and everyone else in the toilets – a shock when they open the door.

*Find and download a reasonably high-resolution image of a cracked screen. Searching on Google images should give you lots of options. Set the image as a screensaver on their computer, making sure it is set to activate after a short amount of time (30 seconds or so). If you colleague uses a desktop computer rather than a laptop, you could make the prank more convincing by unplugging their keyboard and mouse.

*This one is deviously simple. Just stick a little bit of tape over the laser on the bottom of the mouse and it will stop working. Most people won’t think to turn it upside down and look for a good long while.

*Find, or make a recording of a repetitive noise (a heart beat works well for maximum distress) or dig out a portable radio. Set the volume to just audible and hide it in a filing cabinet, cupboard, drawer, etc., near to your mark. Now wait for your colleague to ask if anyone else can hear that heart beat/static/music and prepare to deny all. Several times. A straight face is essential.

*Does your office issue a paper list of phone extensions? If so, there’s fun to be had. You need to access the master doc (or re-create it if need be). Swap the extensions and then replace your target’s list with the doctored version. Obviously you’ll need to replicate any creases, edits, coffee stains and so on, but if you can pull this off, you’re in for a treat as your unsuspecting mark blithely dials a work buddy and instead gets the MD.

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