23 Evil Genius April Fools’ Pranks to Pull on Your Friends, Family, & Coworkers

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There are A LOT of lame April Fools’ jokes out there, especially the ones companies pull every year. Although, I will say, Google is definitely a standout for some good ones.

But these pranks from AskReddit? These are dynamite. And they’ll work.

So study up pranksters! The shiz is about to get real.

23. Lube-arific

Replace their Purell with Lube.

Watch them rub their hands together forever.

The lube washes off harmlessly, the shame never will.

22. They’ll Never See It Coming…

Bring a box of creme-filled donuts to work. Regular creme-filled donuts.

Put a note on the box that says “Happy April 1!”

Watch everyone get paranoid about what you didn’t actually do to the donuts.

21. Political Mischief

Last year I worked in a larger law firm with many attorneys. For April Fool’s, someone took one thing from each office and switched it with something from another.

It was primarily their degrees or family pics, but one person’s Reagan pic was swapped with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The managing attorney’s chair was replaced with a wheelchair.

20. Is That What I Think It Is?!?

Take off the lid to the shower drain. Shove in a large plastic bag with some chocolate milk powder mix in it. Secure the bag with the drain cover and cut off any excess bits of plastic.

Wait for sounds of disgust as brown water starts coming up from the drain while they’re showering.

Almost got disowned for this one.

19. Co-workers Beware!

I did this a few times at my last job and it was hilarious. If a co-worker walks away from their computer and leaves it unlocked go into the mouse settings and change the primary cursor icon to the loading icon so it always looks like the computer is thinking.

I had one co-worker sit for 10 minutes bitching at his computer because it was taking forever, I finally couldn’t stop laughing and told him what was up.

18. So what I did to my brother last year is this.

Put a sign that says “gullible” on the ceiling. Take a picture of it. Take the sign down.

Our conversation went like this:
Me: “It says gullible on the ceiling.”
Brother: “No it doesn’t, I’m not a idiot”
Me: “fine if you won’t look then ill take a picture of it for you” (pretend to take picture and show them the picture you took earlier)
Brother: “I guess it really does” (looks up) “Fuck you”

I love screwing with him.

17. Pretty In Pink

I did this one last year. I work at a restaurant. We have these spray bottles with a light pink solution we use to clean tables and such. I went and grabbed a brand new one and filled it with watered down pink lemonade.

I would be cleaning near my co workers , while chatting with them and nonchalantly unscrew the top spray/ trigger piece and just started downing it like I was dying of thirst.

The look of horror on some of their faces was priceless.

16. I’m Not Lying. This Is Good.

Leave a note for a family member, roommate, or coworker to call back a Mr. Lyon with a number for the local zoo.

15. Cage Rage!

If they use Google Chrome, install the extension “nCage It”. It changes EVERY image (including google logo, thumbnails, etc.) into randomly generated pics/gifs of Nicolas Cage.

The best part? There is an option to hide the extension from the task bar. They would actually have to go into their internet options and find it under the “extensions” tab just to turn it off.

It’s great.

14. Let’s Go To The Tape!

Work place- every year I always put clear tape under the optical mouse- I work in a call center. 🙂 Every year, it works like a charm.

Departments have personalities- it shows up on that prank.

Sales- They freak out and tell any one who will listen and whine all day about it. One year, it took them 3 hours to figure it out. Finally one person went and asked IT for help.

IT- They chuckle, then get back to work.

Management- Freak out, grabs IT, resolved. Then they are paranoid the rest of the day while nervously laughing as though they found it funny.

13. Savage

Get Tupperware and fill it with water.

Tell the victim you’re going to show them a magic trick. Hold the container up to the ceiling and have them support it with a broom handle.

Once the broom is supporting it, walk away.

12. Don’t F**K With My Money!

Try and get your friends or family members phone.

Change your name entry in their phone to their network name, then send them a text containing a sudden bill change or an unexpectedly high bill for that month.

I’ve done this for a couple of years on the run now to different people.

Works every time.

11. The Patience!

Paint all the bars of soap with clear nail polish.

10. Window Into Your Dark Soul

Step 1: Find a business that replaces car windshields.

Step 2: Ask them if they would be willing to give you a bag of broken auto glass (most people will give you a strange look, but oblige.)

Step 3: Scribble an angry note on a piece of paper, tape it to a fist-sized rock.

Step 4: Gain access to your friend/family member’s vehicle, roll the window down, scatter the broken auto glass you acquired, and place the rock with attached note.

Step 5: Make sure the other windows are rolled-up, and the doors are locked when you leave the scene of the “crime.”

Step 6: Enjoy the panic that ensues.

I did this to my step-brother a few years ago. A few days later, he was on his way to his insurance office to see if they’d cover it when it started to rain. He instinctively tried to roll up his window, and to his surprise — the in-tact window rolled up just fine.

9. You’ll Never Look At A Cloud The Same Way

The best prank you’ll ever pull:

Get on someone’s Chrome and install an extension called “Cloud to Butt”. Very simply, in any web page they visit, the word “cloud” will be replaced with the word “butt”.

It’s hilarious and will take them months to figure out.

I did this to my brother and he sent me this screenshot.. I had totally forgotten I installed it..


8. Here, Let’s Make You Some Money

Take out an ad in Craigslist announcing a garage sale at your friends house. Opens at 7am on Saturday. In the middle of the night, on Friday night, empty whatever junk you might have in your garage and place it in their yard. Place garage sale signs around the neighborhood announcing the sale. Come 7am they’ll get a knock at the door asking if their garage sale, that they have no idea is happening, is open or not.

I did this to a buddy of mine and the look on his face when that stranger showed up and n his front door was priceless. He just handed the lady a basket and said whatever you feel about a a good deal put the $ in this.

I got rid of my junk and he made $150 haha

7. Now You’ve Taken Things Too Far!

Put out a bowl filled with M&Ms, Skittles, and Reese’s Pieces.

6. Step 1. Steal a dildo…

My friend had this large black dildo in her underwear drawer which went missing a few days before Christmas.

The day of, she’s gathered around the Christmas tree with her family, and boyfriend while exchanging gifts. Among the gifts, is something with a striking resemblance to her dildo from her boyfriend, same size, and the same shape. She hesitantly begins to unwrap it, knowing she could be unwrapping a big dildo in front of her whole family. As she removes the paper, she starts seeing the color of it, shiny and black.

She takes a deep breath, and removes the rest of the paper, it ends up being some trinket filled with candy that he bought from the dollar store, she looks up to him and he has the biggest grin on his face, turns out he hid the dildo and planned this to mess with her.

5. Legendary

I’ve had a beard for 3 years, have been dating my SO a little over a year. SO has never seen me without a beard.

I’m going to wake up in the middle of the night, shave it all off then go back to bed…

4. Child Abuse

Freeze mashed potatoes. Scoop frozen mashed onto cones. Serve the kids vanilla ice cream cones for dessert.

The look on their faces after they take a big bite is amazing!

Cheap, funny and harmless.

3. With Friends Like These…

I had a friend who had a crush on this girl. So we conspired to have this girl go ask for a ‘date’ with him at this fancy restaurant. When they arrived they were seated on a large table (explained to him that all the smaller ones were taken/reserved).

Over there he ordered his stuff, and she ordered almost everything on the menu. Like enough for 20 people. The look on his eyes as they widened was pretty funny. She explained that it was because of how hungry she was.

The food arrived and almost covered the entire large table. We called her on her phone and she answered. Looking all worried and serious, she put down her phone and told him she had a family emergency and had to leave.

She left. We also watched for a good 10 minutes as he sat there alone dumbfounded and wondering what to do with all the food.

Just before it began to sink in for him, we (about 15 people including the girl) barged in the front door to sing happy birthday with a birthday cake. Then we all sat down to eat 🙂

P.s. The dinner was already paid in advance by us, but it was worth it seeing him shit his pants over it.

P.s. We were hiding around the corner at a convenience store.

2. Worst. Boyfriend. Ever.

My neighbor once told me a prank his buddy pulled on his girlfriend.

He woke up earlier than her one day and got out of bed. He had a chocolate calendar(one of those that counts down the days until Christmas and you get a small piece of chocolate each day) and he opened it, but before he put the chocolate in his mouth he had an idea.

He carefully climbed back into bed and slowly and tenderly slid the little piece of chocolate in between his still sleeping girlfriend’s buttcheeks. He then got up and waited.

So she woke up to a sticky sensation in her anus, as the chocolate naturally has melted and made it look like she had shat herself.

Apparently they did not break up after this.

1. Star Wars FTW!

I went out with some friends and there were a bunch of flyers on all the cars and poles. Mind you this is the busiest street in town.

It said there was a chewbacca roar contest. I prepared my roar several times and gave the number a call.

First time went straight to a full mailbox. Second time, they answered, “Who the fuck IS this?”. Totally ready to give my best chewbacca roar, I was taken aback. “Uh, my names soapstud, I’m here for the chewbacca roar contest” Of course I was smashed and so was everyone in our group so we did not realize it was April fools day and it must have been 2 in the morning.

Poor guy was getting calls all day and his voice mailbox was filling up with chewbacca roars. Best prank I’ve seen to this day.

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