Only one day a year should you not accept gum, a pat on the back, or anything from a can from others, and that is April Fools’ Day. Many people embrace the holiday and go all out with unique gags, elaborate setups, and absurd amounts of invested time just to watch another squirm, panic, jump, or otherwise get confused. Though there’s no certain origin for the weird holiday, gags and pranks have marked April 1st since the 1700s. Unofficially, though, April Fools’ Day might have begun with the calender change from the Julian system to the Gregorian one, and those who still celebrated the old New Year’s (in the last week of March) had paper fish placed on their backs, a symbol of being just a gullible guppy.
Sure, April Fools’ gags (and everyday pranks) have become so grand, sometimes a bit mean, and, might we add, hilarious, but there’s something to be said about the simplicity of a chuckle from watching someone’s disgust over grabbing a sticky doorknob or some other simple prank. After scouring the net over, we’ve narrowed down some of our favorite, less time-costly April Fools’ pranks to add those secret snickers up for some deep-gutted laughter!
One of my favorite April Fools’ pranks? Taping plastic wrap across a door frame at night. It has yet to work, however. Got a favorite April Fools’ memory? We’d love to hear about it!……
No, actually, we really would like to hear your April Fools’ stories.