Allegedly the funniest day of the year, April Fool’s Day looms later this week, and it certainly seems like the holiday has changed over the course of time. Technology, innovation and society has shifted many of the “old school” pranks and instead made them hacks, hoaxes and social media frenzies.
Despite housing some of the most intelligent products on the market, we decided it was a good opportunity to throw it back to some of our favorite pranks.
The ole’ seran wrap on the toilet seat bit. Ok, so it’s a little “immature” and a little “gross,” but if those two inappropriate descriptors aren’t forgiven on April Fool’s Day, then we truly need to take a look at the intention of the holiday.
The infamous “use other door” sign at the office. This pretty much only works if there’s only one entrance, but it’s amazing how many people will see the sign and not even attempt to open the door anyway. It will cause some major confusion, and if you have the means to grab some great footage at the doorway, this is a great opportunity!
The reliable post-it under the mouse ploy. I’ve actually seen this one done on a non-April day, and it does go over pretty well. The mouse cursor will simply not show up on the screen, and after rolling it around, down and all over the place, the frustrated user will eventually take a peek at the bottom of the mouse and find that subtle post-it note with your message of choice scribbled on it. Success!
From trick candles to sugar in the salt shaker, April Fools has as much or as little power as you allow it. If and when you DO choose to celebrate the funny Friday this week, be mindful of who, what and where you deliver your jokes! Fool wisely, pranksters!