Roots of April fools day are not known to this day, though there are some variations from where it stems. For example, it might be the April 1st in 1698 when many Londoners were tricked into coming to see "the Lions washed." It also might be as early 1381, when Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales were published, in which a depiction of Chauntecleer tricked by a fox took place on April the 1st. It doesn't really matter where this tradition comes from since it has gained worldwide popularity and gave us a chance to laugh with April fools pranks.

Best April fools pranks probably come from newscasters and newspapers. BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) once tricked the whole nation with their funny prank that spaghetti grows on trees in Switzerland. Or the hilariously good prank that Taco Bell played, assuring that they have bought the Liberty Bell, now to be known as Taco Liberty Bell. The best pranks, though, come in good spirits while causing no harm for the receiver (except being shamefully tricked, that is).

So if you are a fan of good April fools pranks, take a look at our compilation below. We don't advocate destroying people's property or hurting them (physically or mentally), but everything else is fair game! Happy pranking!

#1

Insect Lamps

Insect Lamps

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AustinNguyen
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6 years ago

I would honestly scream if I saw this

MarkDean
Community Member
5 years ago

put it on a string, so it moves with the heat from the bulb. :-)

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JohnnySimard
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6 years ago

js Attentions jai pris du poid POUUUON POUUUUUON fffff

Khiara Diaz
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8 months ago

That looks funny

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Kaylynn Handschy
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1 year ago

This is so funny I tried it on my 14 year old daughter and she literally screamed so loud that my ear drums hurt

Amana Kidus
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1 year ago

That would freak me out

Amana Kidus
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1 year ago

It worked really well

jessica krell
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1 year ago

but i would also break the lamp. funny-wind...044a46.jpg funny-windows-wallpaper-cute-wallpapers-free-download-cute-5e8479a044a46.jpg

jessica krell
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1 year ago

i would srceam and go running outside.

jessica krell
Community Member
1 year ago

i would not just scream i would probaly break the lamp.

Isla Heydinger
Community Member
1 year ago

i don't get it. bugs are so cute

sydney horton
Community Member
1 year ago

Same

Mohan Consul
Community Member
1 year ago

That is cool

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
2 years ago

I would scream so loud if I ever saw this. it even looks real from the second photo!

DeLana Post
Community Member
2 years ago

my parents would scream than start smacking the lamp!!!

DorothyCorl
Community Member
6 years ago

LOVE IT

ShadowPetalzAnimalJam
Community Member
6 years ago

Agreed. I'm terrified of bugs. If I figured out who did that if the bug was a spider, they wouldn't like it XD

SarahofBorg
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm totally copying this idea. I just printed out a bunch of black bug images.

JennyPepper
Community Member
6 years ago

That sounds like a really good idea!

Fehintoluwa Ajayi
Community Member
9 months ago

so clever! im doing this

LOGAN LIDDICK
Community Member
1 year ago

that is cool

thebaconhairplayz im a bacon hair lol
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1 year ago

OH SH

thebaconhairplayz im a bacon hair lol
Community Member
1 year ago

OH SH...

Camryn Chapman
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1 year ago

you have made my day!!!

Matthew Marasco
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1 year ago

scary awesome

OLIVIA OLPS-TWILBECK
Community Member
1 year ago

Im totally dong this!!!!! LOL

OLIVIA OLPS-TWILBECK
Community Member
1 year ago

Im doing this LOL

Sophie Greilick
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Mmmmmmmm I NEED TO HAVE APRIL FOOLS 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔😈😈😈😈😈

Sophie Greilick
Community Member
1 year ago

Mmmmmmmm ITS APRIL FOOLS DAY

Tyxler_
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8 months ago

Die

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Jordan Garnett
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1 year ago

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Jordan Garnett
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1 year ago

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Hayley Hildebrand
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1 year ago

I already did this lol :P

Kat Wilkie
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1 year ago

eeewwwwww!

Ivy Srb
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1 year ago

That is very clever!

Ashirwada Marambage
Community Member
1 year ago

I tried this and it didn't work

Ashirwada Marambage
Community Member
1 year ago

I tried this one and it did not work

littlefunnybunny 18
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1 year ago

Creepy

XxXEmily GamesXxX
Community Member
1 year ago

If I did this, I would only be scaring myself.

XxXEmily GamesXxX
Community Member
1 year ago

Tbh, I think if I did that, I'd scare myself.

Lane Hayes
Community Member
1 year ago

so funny I am going to do that to my mom she will freak

Fiona Gilroy
Community Member
1 year ago

BEST PRANK EVER!!!

Colin Cerchiaro
Community Member
1 year ago

THIS IS FRICK'N SCARY

Colin Cerchiaro
Community Member
1 year ago

THAT IS VERY REALISTIC (im afraid of bugs)

Stan Babkowski
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1 year ago

wow

Stan Babkowski
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1 year ago

my comment on it

Kate Boos
Community Member
1 year ago

SO SCARY

Kate Boos
Community Member
1 year ago

SO SCARY!!

Katie Gilliland
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m gonna be doing this lol🤣🤣

Aidan Harris
Community Member
1 year ago

how do you do it?

Aidan Harris
Community Member
1 year ago

how do you do this?

JAYME HILLMAN
Community Member
1 year ago

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Spencer Byman
Community Member
1 year ago

no one would fall for that

Dakota Barnes
Community Member
1 year ago

Good idea, but no

MANISH KUMAR NIshad
Community Member
1 year ago

Happy April fool😆🤘

Maia Cleary
Community Member
1 year ago

Love

Maya DuBois
Community Member
2 years ago

what is a good april fools thing to do to your family

David Thompson
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3 months ago

nice one! I would scream if this is happened to me....by the way just take a look for a quality car wrap for this Halloween season. you will love this one wraps las vegas nv

Kidz Jigz
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6 months ago

I just came across this blog, a great list. Thanks! Ben https://kidzjigz.com.au/

phoe2340 phoe2340
Community Member
8 months ago

my sister would freak

A'nayah January
Community Member
8 months ago

My mom freaked out!She hates spiders

A'nayah January
Community Member
8 months ago

My mom was so scared

Fenet Abebe
Community Member
8 months ago

my mom would smack the heck out of that lamp till the fake bug drops

Skyla Burch
Community Member
8 months ago

Eww I would hate if someone pranked me with that I hate bugs 🤮

Nicholas Williams
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8 months ago

Hey I just found out about this new prank! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

XxXJessicaXxX XxX
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8 months ago

that will be a good prank

Avery Raymond
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8 months ago

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Avery Raymond
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8 months ago

Its perfect ik ik lmao

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Avery Raymond
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8 months ago

I'm actually gonna do it LMAO!!!! I cut out a spider and this is gonna scare my brother SO much LOLZZZ

Tyxler_
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8 months ago

Satan says “LMAO” too ya know. What a great dad

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Fehintoluwa Ajayi
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9 months ago

clever :)

Anastasia Sandoval
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9 months ago

That is so funny!!! My brother would freak.

Anastasia Sandoval
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9 months ago

That is so funny!!! My brother would freak.

Kasen Ross
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10 months ago

do you know andrew nguyen?

Laynya Fitzhugh
Community Member
1 year ago

i would scream and kick it

Zani gaming
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1 year ago

Funy prank https://shrinke.me/sevMF

Coby Coby
Community Member
1 year ago

we've done this one before

MORGAN SOFFE
Community Member
1 year ago

thats a good one. and really easy too

Sarah Czarnecki
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1 year ago

hi

Rahul Jassoria
Community Member
1 year ago

Really Great Man. I definitely try this... Lifestyle Chronic

Khristian Persaud
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1 year ago

i would break that lamp so hard if i saw that.....

Khristian Persaud
Community Member
1 year ago

i would take the lamp and smash it down so hard i would get grounded for 3 months... lel

Nilesh Chikane
Community Member
2 years ago

That sounds like a really good idea!

Tiana Hampleton
Community Member
2 years ago

My mom would literally have a heart attack if I did this to her

Ved Prakash Ojha
Community Member
2 years ago

Check this out.... https://foolprank.com/try-not-to-laugh-nov-2018-funny-cat-compilation-funny-animals-videos/

Ved Prakash Ojha
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice....

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
Community Member
2 years ago

I would scream and tell my dad to kill them if I ever saw this.

Rylee Gallman
Community Member
2 years ago

horrible

Skylar Humble
Community Member
2 years ago

I love it

Sky Sass
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg My mom freaked out thank!

Bruce Li
Community Member
2 years ago

haha!

DeLana Post
Community Member
2 years ago

I think this would scare my parents because they would start smacking the lamp

Kari Beitz
Community Member
2 years ago

That is really cool

The Gamer
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm gonna die

Tyxler_
Community Member
8 months ago

Please do

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The Gamer
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm gonna die

Ned Slimer
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol

Joanna Bernaciak
Community Member
2 years ago

I am doing this to my big sister! This is so evil and wicked!

jessica krell
Community Member
1 year ago

don't do it

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Isabelle Landrum
Community Member
2 years ago

Oohhh ima do dis to my mom!!

Brooklyn Aubrey
Community Member
2 years ago

yes it will be good

Annabella Rodriguez
Community Member
2 years ago

I would want to know if i was real, then keep it as a pet

Tia of earth
Community Member
2 years ago

Same

cecilia liem
Community Member
2 years ago

omg, I would scream so loud they could hear me from across the world!

Dominique Seymore
Community Member
2 years ago

That's Actually good and It's Something I wouldn't never known of doing but, I like the idea and It's Soo Creative.

Puneet Sah
Community Member
2 years ago

april fools pranks

Puneet Sah
Community Member
2 years ago

i never see funny pranks ideas like this before, its amazing i want more april fools pranks here thanks boredpanda

Mon217Y
Community Member
3 years ago

Good but not good enough to fool my brothers

MK Stevers
Community Member
3 years ago

I would probable take a baseball bat to the lamp. Haha

Frederick Richard
Community Member
3 years ago

wow.

Ezhil Oviya
Community Member
3 years ago

This is honestly the best April fools day trick i have ever come across. Let my friends have a bruh-liant 1st April!

Jayden Choo
Community Member
3 years ago

..

Jayden Choo
Community Member
3 years ago

Hmm

Araya Redd
Community Member
3 years ago

Omg 😮

Jessie Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

CREEPY

Sydnee Bickford
Community Member
3 years ago

good job this one totally worked for early april prankes

parth panchal
Community Member
3 years ago

nice one. try something on lizard.

Pamela Leung
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3 years ago

ha, ha, very funny. Jellyfish-...847a46.jpg Jellyfish-5ab2f9f847a46.jpg

Amadeus Ng
Community Member
4 years ago

Same lol

Heather Kirby
Community Member
4 years ago

Wicked!

Ryan Jorgensen
Community Member
4 years ago

SAME

Maureen Walker
Community Member
4 years ago

Luv It ! LOL

Ayanna Barber
Community Member
4 years ago

i'm totally gonna prank my sister with this!

Susan Tonelli
Community Member
4 years ago

Happy April Fools Day, Y'all! If you can't think of something.......

Nevaeh Haston
Community Member
4 years ago

😳

Nevaeh Haston
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow 😳

Norma Teague
Community Member
4 years ago

Hahaha!

ABRIEL CARNES
Community Member
4 years ago

Will try to do on my parents

ashden Booth
Community Member
4 years ago

iv,e got a good prank

Shaurya Rawat
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow its cool... I ll definitely try this one with my friend Have a look at 10 hillarious pranks that I found out and tried myself https://goo.gl/E8SNly

Juanita Nunez
Community Member
4 years ago

This is genius

Luke Lambert
Community Member
4 years ago

I wouldn't be scared if i saw this i like insects

Ariana McLeod
Community Member
4 years ago

I like it but what can l for April fool day on Saturday

21jhansen
Community Member
5 years ago

I would scream to if I saw it to

21jhansen
Community Member
5 years ago

It is a good idea

SeasonsGreetings
Community Member
5 years ago

Scary.

SeasonsGreetings
Community Member
5 years ago

I looks really real

TinaBailey
Community Member
5 years ago

Mike Bishop for Kathy?

TinaBailey
Community Member
5 years ago

for Lance Timbrel

LisaMcWhorter
Community Member
5 years ago

happy april fools lol

RachelSmith
Community Member
5 years ago

I love that one I'm going to use it thanks

SueSlator
Community Member
5 years ago

spider version would be good

award134
Community Member
5 years ago

I think I'll do this. Happy Loki's Day!

mathwhiz
Community Member
5 years ago

omg hilarious

LaraTurner
Community Member
5 years ago

My sister would have ran away

BéréniceLejars
Community Member
5 years ago

Haha so good !

Maryam.IR
Community Member
6 years ago

cool, i am gonna to that

WanLiqun
Community Member
6 years ago

Great, wanna try, film and upload to www.iprank.tv

Community Member
6 years ago

That's was awesome Good thinking

jessica krell
Community Member
1 year ago

no it was'int

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MalavikaAmmu
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6 years ago

This is amazing! try this http://worldschoolphotographs.net/

LaurieLambries
Community Member
6 years ago

Awesome.

Community Member
6 years ago

Hmmm.. its better

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#2

Balloon Prank Fake Out

Balloon Prank Fake Out

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DavidL.
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6 years ago

LOL, clever

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#3

Plant A Grass Garden In Your Coworker’s Keyboard

Plant A Grass Garden In Your Coworker’s Keyboard

Plant A Grass Garden In Your Coworker’s Keyboard

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SlyGoose
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6 years ago

I think that's pretty ingenious

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#4

Create An Infinite Loop Of Shopping Carts Around Their Car

Create An Infinite Loop Of Shopping Carts Around Their Car

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AustinNguyen
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6 years ago

Yah this boi ain't gettin' out

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#5

Attach An Airhorn To Their Seat

Attach An Airhorn To Their Seat

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MorganCobbJr.
Community Member
6 years ago

This is going to happen!

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#6

Mouse Prank

Mouse Prank

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LudovicSimard
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6 years ago

Oh I like that!

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#7

Delight Their Taste Buds With Caramel Onions

Delight Their Taste Buds With Caramel Onions

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Inzane_sniper
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6 years ago

This is EVIL xD

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#8

Become A Seat And Watch People’s Reactions

Become A Seat And Watch People’s Reactions

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T.C.McLeod
Community Member
6 years ago

now that looks fun

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#9

Hang Kim Jong Un On The Staff Picture Wall

Hang Kim Jong Un On The Staff Picture Wall

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JessicaYocom
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6 years ago

Lmao! That's a good one.

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#10

Make Mentos Ice Bombs For Your Friends That Love Soda

Make Mentos Ice Bombs For Your Friends That Love Soda

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KristineNelson
Community Member
6 years ago

I bet you're a hoot at parties. #funpolice

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#11

Replace Air Freshener With Shrimp Scent

Replace Air Freshener With Shrimp Scent

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JessicaYocom
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh that's terrible

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#12

Prank At Walmart

Prank At Walmart

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AustinNguyen
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6 years ago

Snake in a cabbage

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#13

Leave A Surprise For Whoever Redoes The Carpet

Leave A Surprise For Whoever Redoes The Carpet

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CathrynBlackwell
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6 years ago

Redoes?

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#14

The Cage Copier

The Cage Copier

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KristineNelson
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6 years ago

When someone tries to copy something, Nicolas Cage's face would appear on their copy.

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#15

Paint Soap With Clear Nail Polish And Leave It In The Shower

Paint Soap With Clear Nail Polish And Leave It In The Shower

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KristineNelson
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6 years ago

The soap wouldn't lather...

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#16

Install An Airhorn As A Door Wall Protector

Install An Airhorn As A Door Wall Protector

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AustinNguyen
Community Member
6 years ago

Good idea... the pressure from the horn will blast the door back... :P lol I'm not that stupid

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#17

Bathroom Is Occupied

Bathroom Is Occupied

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L.E.X
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6 years ago

He must have wuitw the sump to take!

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#18

Cups Full Of Water

Cups Full Of Water

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ElizabethBerrien
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6 years ago

More work for whoever has to fill the cups and place them, than for whoever ends up dumping them out. Wasteful, too.

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#19

Offer Them Some Water In An Original Way

Offer Them Some Water In An Original Way

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MayaAb
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6 years ago

How?

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#20

Mentos Prank

Mentos Prank

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Alexander Gallo
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5 years ago

#SuperRocket

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#21

Chicken Soup Shower

Chicken Soup Shower

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Pemberton
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6 years ago

I'll do this to my flatmate!

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#22

Plant Your Own Lawn In The Office

Plant Your Own Lawn In The Office

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BrandinHunter
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6 years ago

I would actually keep this at my desk

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#23

Chewbacca Roar Contest

Chewbacca Roar Contest

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JessicaYocom
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6 years ago

Oh that's good. I'd laugh so hard if someone did this to me.

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#24

Turn Their Cubicle Into A Bathroom

Turn Their Cubicle Into A Bathroom

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DavidL.
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6 years ago

bwahaha brilliant!

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#25

Make Dinner For Your Friends

Make Dinner For Your Friends

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CynthiaPrice
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6 years ago

I can't tell what the object is.

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#26

Leave This In Your Roommate's Bathroom On April Fools' Day With The Door Shut

Leave This In Your Roommate's Bathroom On April Fools' Day With The Door Shut

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LaraTurner
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5 years ago

I would be so scared if that happens to me

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#27

Give Them An Office Technology Upgrade

Give Them An Office Technology Upgrade

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551de069e91f0
Community Member
6 years ago

That is SO hilarious!

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#28

Fake Poop

Fake Poop

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GloomySunFlower
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6 years ago

=)))))))))) this prank's never old

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#29

Mix Skittles, M&m's And Reese's Pieces

Mix Skittles, M&m's And Reese's Pieces

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EmaSklepic
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6 years ago

i don't understand whats bad about this O.o

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#30

Infest Their Office With (fake) Rats

Infest Their Office With (fake) Rats

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WouterdeRoos
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6 years ago

This is just expensive!

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