Best April Fools Pranks
The best April Fools pranks are the most unexpected pranks. Zany ideas within the realm of possibility but also have outrageous results are the best type of practical jokes. It is important to introduce the pranks for the April day in a manner that is business as usual. Anything out of the ordinary will call attention to the fact that it is probably a joke and not a real-life situation. The other important element of a most excellent prank for the first day of April is that nobody is hurt in execution of the prank!
- Fake news. One of the classic April fools jokes was the BBC news show that reported in 1957 that the Swiss were harvesting crops of spaghetti. The film clips, before the invention of video, showed people pulling long, dry strands of spaghetti from trees. Anyone with the skills to create modern-day fake news events with the ability to fool people have a best April fools prank. Capture some special footage from the internet for your hoax and put together something that looks like a professional production for the best results.
- Fake rumors. Spreading plausible rumors is another way to catch people off guard. In 1996, a rumor reported that Taco Bell Corporation, now owned by Pepsico, had just purchased the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. For folks who have been underground since elementary school, the Liberty Bell is a historic treasure that sometimes goes on the road for tours, but never would be sold. In the world of viral rumors, this April fools joke is an easy event. You just need to come up with a realistic rumor and go for it.
- Imaginary presidential candidates. Although this best April fools day prank requires less thought and innovation in an era where Donald Trump and Michelle Bachmann are suggested as candidates, this is still an oldie-but-a-goodie prank. National Public Radio announced in 1992 that former-president Richard M. Nixon was again running for office. For those without access to a library, Nixon was impeached for his role in lying to the Congress about his part in campaign financing irregularities and a botched attempt at spying on the opposing political party. His comment was something to the effect that everyone does it, he just happened to get caught. Interesting point and another good April Fools Day prank, political espionage. Certainly not a prank, however, for a sitting president!
- Science Stuff. Most people are totally ignorant about anything related to science and will believe the media, regardless of the outrageous nature of the story. Find a scienc -nerd and ask him or her to sit in for a fake news report. Use your imagination and make sure the event is something that will spark people into immediate action so you can see the result. A meteor hurling to the planet might do the trick, with only minutes to spare. Make sure the report suggest some sort of protective action, so you can witness people cramming themselves under desks or tables. BBC, real jokesters those English, reported in 1976 that an once-on-a-lifetime event was about to happen with Pluto tucking behind the planet Jupiter. This action would reduce the gravity on the planet so much that Earth would experience a kind of carnival ride action. Surprise. No effect and the joke was up. The ultimate surprise ended up to be on Pluto. Use your imagination and watch the April fools prank fun with more fake science reports.