By Gabriel Melrod
It’s April Fools Day once again and everyone knows what that means: pranks and jokes galore. Every year people all over America strive to come up with the funniest and most creative April fools jokes to play on their friends, and family. There are many classic pranks to pull but here is a list of the top 5.
The first classic April fools joke is the “sticky note covered car”. If you don’t have a car to cover in sticky notes, desks, doors, and lockers all work well too. The aim of the game is to cover ones car with as many sticky notes as possible. Cover the windshield, the doors, the body; every inch of car should be covered in sticky notes. While this may seem like a daunting task at first, with the help of a few friends it can be easily and efficiently completed. The pros of this prank are that it is harmless to the car, and while it may take a few minutes to clean up there is no long-term harm done whatsoever.
The second classic April fools joke is the “Ping-Pong ball cabinet” prank. This prank is a little bit harder to set up, as it requires skilled hands and precision. In order to perform this prank one needs a cabinet, large piece of cardboard, and a lot of Ping-Pong balls. To set up the prank one opens the cabinet and puts the large piece of cardboard up against the edges of the cabinet, then you fill the cabinet with as many Ping-Pong balls as possible. Once the cabinet is filled you close the door, and slowly pull the cardboard away. This traps the Ping-Pong balls in the cabinet until the unsuspecting victim opens it is flooded by a sea of Ping-Pong balls. This harmless prank does require a little cleanup but is all good fun for those setting it up.
The third classic April fools joke is the “trapped water prank”. This prank is very simple and very fun to pull off. You fill a cup with water, and for extra fun a dollar bill (any bill will do). You then stick a menu on top of the cup and hold it tightly, flip the cup upside down and hold it against a table. You then slowly pull the menu out from under the cup while applying steady pressure to the top of the cup. The water and the bill and now trapped between the cup and the table and the only way to get the bill is to pull up the cup and flood the table. This prank is fun and easy and can be done quickly; the cleanup is simple, as you only have to wipe up the table.
The fourth classic April fools joke is the loosened “saltshaker top”. This trick is one of the most original, and easy to set up. All that is required is a saltshaker and an unsuspecting victim. For this prank one must unscrew a salt shaker top and wait for someone to come by, the victim comes to the table with their plate of food, decides to add a little salt, and when they go for the salt it all spills out onto their plate. This prank does ruin a person’s entire plate of food, but it is well worth seeing their reaction.
The fifth and final classic April fools joke is the “toothpaste filed Oreo”. This prank requires a little more setup than the previous pranks. This prank requires one to open up a few Oreos or similar cream filled cookies, and then take out the filling and replace it with toothpaste. Then one offers the cookies to an unsuspecting victim and watches as they fill their mouth with a rather minty and refreshing cookie. This prank is generally harmless unless the toothpaste is swallowed, which generally won’t happen, as the victim will most likely spit it out within the first few seconds of chewing.
So this April 1st remember to watch out for all of these classic April fools pranks!