Lifestyle March 11, 2022

April Fool’s Day!

To mischiefs and pranksters, April 1st is like Christmas in spring. April 1st is April Fool’s Day, a day where people pull practical jokes and pranks on friends and family. There is a lot of speculation as to how and when the holiday started, one story claims the holiday started in France as far back as 1582. On April 1st, 1582, France switched from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Evidently, some people didn’t know the new start of the year was January 1st and not April 1st. Supposedly, French peasants would go to homes and pretend to do a New Year’s Day call. If people fell for the prank, they were considered an April fool. Some historians believe April fools is related to the vernal equinox, because Mother Nature was said to have fooled people with the changing weather. Additionally, people pulling April Fools pranks are supposed to do so before noon on April 1st or they will welcome bad luck into their life.

Here are 10 April Fool’s day pranks

1. Make Brussels Sprouts Cake Pops. People will be quite surprised when they take their first bite!

2. Put tape under any computer mouses at the office or home. This will stop the mouse from working temporarily and completely fool your colleagues.

3. Stick a straw into a mustard or ketchup packet, put it in someone’s soda and see what happens when they drink!

4. Tape fake, roaches or bugs inside lampshade with the light on.

5. Flip the display screen on your friend or coworker’s computer. You can do this on a windows computer by pressing Ctrl, Alt, and the upward arrow key together.

6. Take a screenshot of a friend or coworker’s computer and leave the picture up so that they can’t figure out why nothing on their desktop is opening.

7. Go with a classic Jim Halpert prank from the show, The Office. Put a stapler in jello and leave it for one of your coworkers!

8. Put jellybeans in the ice dispenser so when someone goes to get a glass of ice water, they will have jellybean water instead.

9. Cover someone’s car with sticky notes.

10. Put plastic wrap on the doorway so when someone comes running through, they are in for a surprise.