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  • One I played on someone else

    10 33.33%
  • One someone played on me

    2 6.67%
  • One I just heard about

    9 30.00%
  • I have absolutely no sense of humore

    9 30.00%
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    Quote Originally Posted by linkin99 View Post
    Planning is good, but I've got St. Patties Day on my mind.
    (I'm actually part Irish, so I can get away with this.)

    Aye laddy, but do ye have yer bottle of Green River ready for the day?

    (Before anyone asks, yes, I have a bottle of the stuff in the fridge. I'm just waiting for the 17th to open it. It's an annual tradition for me. )

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    Green River?

    I hope you mean Guinness!!

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    No, I meant the soda. Hence the link. (I don't drink alcohol.)

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    For me it was a game magazine called EGM.

    In their April issue, they posted about wackiest accessories for game console. One was about a short pants that vibrates on explosion.... I was so played on this.. I actually googled for it..lol

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    i remember one from my childhood, it seemed funny at the time but my parents didn't think so...

    sugar in the salt shaker and salt in the sugar bowl

    made for an interesting breakfast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    i remember one from my childhood, it seemed funny at the time but my parents didn't think so...

    sugar in the salt shaker and salt in the sugar bowl

    made for an interesting breakfast...

    !!!

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    I made my friend believe a girl fell in love with him Loolz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyflower
    Oh me too! I thought to mention it in the newsletter, but just wasn't sure if it would work for an International audience. Unfortunately, the whole world isn't of Irish heritage!
    The whole world doesn't have April Fools' either.



    Ore and to answer the question... the most sadistic April Fools' joke a friend ever pulled was she once spent the day convincing everyone that she was pregnant. F*cked up ?... Most definitely.

    But I don't know anyone who'll be topping that one anytime soon.

    Needless to say she had a whole swarm of people mad at her for quite awhile after that incident.




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    The biggest joke on the April fools day is that I was born on that day all are still enjoying this

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarketLeverage View Post
    Yes, any good April Fools pranks for co-workers? I need to start planning ahead of time!
    For the less computer-savvy co-workers, take a screenshot of their computer, and then turn it into their background. you can move all of their desktop icons off the desktop, and watch as they feverishly click on the folders and ask "why their computer is broken"

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    ^^^ Evil ^^^

    Years ago, here in the UK, there used to be a TV program called That's Life. Every year they would have a quite elaborate feature around April Fool's day. A couple of examples ...

    A tree in Italy that grew spaghetti.

    A strange zoo animal called a Lirpa Loof. (Actually a person in a costume. Read the name backwards. )
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    There is a store near me that sells police/hazard tape. Hmmm...

    What could I do with that this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McStompin View Post
    There is a store near me that sells police/hazard tape. Hmmm...

    What could I do with that this year?
    Put the police tape around the edge of a swimming pool and draw a chalk outline of a goldfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexDawson View Post
    Put the police tape around the edge of a swimming pool and draw a chalk outline of a goldfish.
    That's hilarious! Add chalk to the mix of police tape and just think of the fun you could have. Good, clean fun, of course...
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    getting some idea here for april fools

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    there is always taking the sticky part from a post-it note and putting over the optical sensor of someone's mouse

    would work great if you were an IT person and had the day off
    everone in the building can't use their computers and the IT guy is off

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbrower View Post
    For the less computer-savvy co-workers, take a screenshot of their computer, and then turn it into their background. you can move all of their desktop icons off the desktop, and watch as they feverishly click on the folders and ask "why their computer is broken"
    that was the funniest thing I read so far here.It will be very funny if implemented.

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    Any good April fool jokes for managers ? huh

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    Act confused every time they ask you to do something?

    Oh .. wait ... that's a NORMAL response to a manager.
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    I've been too careful and try to avoid them. And because of this I only hear April fool jokes on TV, like the news which they always do one every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg707 View Post
    For me it was a game magazine called EGM.

    In their April issue, they posted about wackiest accessories for game console. One was about a short pants that vibrates on explosion.... I was so played on this.. I actually googled for it..lol
    hahahahahahaa

    Quote Originally Posted by kenbrower View Post
    For the less computer-savvy co-workers, take a screenshot of their computer, and then turn it into their background. you can move all of their desktop icons off the desktop, and watch as they feverishly click on the folders and ask "why their computer is broken"
    hahahahaa, im soo going to do this.


    edit:
    yes i am in spain, but due to family heritage everyone celebrates april fools.
    i am a very easy april fools victim, and i have been one every year, and i still haven't played any good (as in, any) prank on anyone.

    vanilla pranks are my favorite.

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    Last year a prank hurted me a lot, so i will be more careful this time. To hurt someone is not a joke.

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    Now I remember a good one. An e-mail from a friend with an attachment. In the e-mail, she said that I would have a great laugh if I clicked on the attachment. It was an .exe file, but there was no problem because she made sure that it didn't have any viruses.

    So I did, and it opened a comand window and started to delete all my folders! I couldn't stop it no matter what keys I pressed! Then, everything was gone and I was left with a black screen...

    I was shocked... when I finally recovered and I re-booted the computer... my folders and all my data was on the computer! It was a joke...

    She sent it to the whole office... you wouldn't believe the amounts of calls the IT department got that day! some people even unplugged their computers to stop the program deleting their folders! It was hilarious

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    i don't want to fool any body.

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    I'm not one for April Fools, personally.

    However, I'm imaginitive so here are a few ideas I've come up with if you guys want to try it out:
    • Have a co-worker who writes with a fountain pen? Cover the remainder of their note-paper with ink-eraser. Any time they try and write over the following hours/days, the writing will just disappear!
    • Fill the water-dispenser full of salt.
    • Know someone who drinks from a black cup? Put an edible, waterproof (but removable) dye around the rim of their cup
    • Get in earlier than a co-worker? Cover their officle/desk in a chosen material - clingfilm, foil, bubble wrap or even condoms! You could even go all in and fill their office full of polystyrene
    • If you have people below you in the office hierarchy, make it clear that you will not tolerate any april fools. Then, carry out as many as you can and, for the REAL victims, frame them for doing it.
    • Unplug all of the computers and their peripherals.
    • Fill the kettle with orange juice.
    • Style up co-worker's machines to look OLD. You could give it the win '95 look - or even boot their computers in DOS.
    • Temporarily change the wifi password.
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