Skip to comments.17 great pranks to play on April Fools (or any day) that you may not have thought of...
Posted on 04/01/2014 10:00:21 AM PDT by The Looking Spoon
Fries are great with ranch dressing!
When I was working at the Palo Alto Research Center Advanced Development Lab in El
Segundo, a bunch of us walled off the boss’s office, and when he arrived, there was just a
blank wall, very professionally dry-walled and painted.
He made us open it up again, and we had filled it with balloons.
I am still giggling. He was a good sport. Dr. Horace Moore, my favorite boss of all time.
We fixed everything before the day was out.
On weekend watch on my ship, it was time to wake the kid who had the mid watch. Several of us dressed up in the NBC (nuclear/chemical/biological) gear and woke him up by saying shaking him and saying “OH MY GOD! WE FOUND ONE ALIVE!”
Bummer we didn’t have youtube back then, it was funny as hell.
How? The glasses are upside down on what looks like a table. I’ve seen this done many times and also pulled the same trick once. The glass is filled. A tray put on top. Hold the glass and tray together and turn it over. Go to a surface, counter, table and place the edge of the tray against it and slide the glass onto the surface. Repeat procedure in opposite when removing water glass. Best thing to do is wait until the kids return, stand them in front of the table. Pick up the glass letting the water spill out. Tell the kids to now go mop it up.
Ranch goes well on a baked potato, too. And add steamed sweet peas!
A fellow admirer of Cracked, I see! ;-)
I've always said be nice to the geeks you work with. They are capable of creative and inventive ways of taking revenge.
Heard a Thanksgiving prank on the radio. While a new bride wasn’t looking, her husband slipped a cornish game hen into the middle of the turkey. Come dinnertime she was horrified to think she had roasted a pregnant turkey.
I didn’t know it, but my buddy’s toolbox was behind the wall. He had to cut the wall apart with a steak knife. We were in the backyard trying not to laugh. Yea, we got video of the whole thing.
Best coworker gag
A guy took an advanced training school. When he got back, he wouldn’t shut up about how beneficial it was.
I made up a letterhead and wrote a letter from the association President telling my friend that they found evidence of cheating on his exam and they were removing his certification. We had HR, a Director and a VP in on the gag. His reaction was insane. Videotaped that one too.
You don’t think we played that on the big screen at the national sales meeting do you? Of course we did.
One of the radio DJ’s made a big announcement after hyping it for awhile that we were going to stay on standard time.
He began taking calls from confused callers. I was in the middle of a brake job or something and just thought “whatever I will deal with it later when this mess is over.”
After a few minutes it dawned on me what was going on.
An idea struck me and I called up and said; “I thought this was some kind of joke but I turned on CBS and Dan Rather was talking about it and it must be true.” This was a few months after Rather was fired.
He put me on air as soon as that song was over. :-)
All good ones .
That donut gag reminds me of the pastry gag in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.
Hey I put a scoop of mayo in my taters before I make mashed taters.
Gotta be DUKES though...
Yeah, that one put me off donuts for a couple of years. Eeeewwww!!!
I did that to my supervisor at B of A in the late 90s. Only I just replaced his name with “Bozo”. He responded by filling my overhead credenza with popcorn.
Which I responded to by emptying his desk on a Sunday, lining his drawers with painters cellophane and turning all four of them into an aquarium.
His response was to have the regional head counsel call me into a meeting with the VP of our department to accuse me of swearing at a vendor....which I had, so I couldn’t deny it - in jest (she and I would later date for a couple years) After 5 minutes of me sweating, they couldn’t keep from laughing.
We kind of toned down after that: we both knew one of us was going to get killed.
That just made my morning. :-)
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