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Five Great Websites for April Fool’s Pranksters

Whoopee CushionIt’s That Time of the Month — in fact it’s That Time of the Year when you’ve got permission to let your inner prankster loose for a day. April Fool’s is here.

Let’s be clear: scouts are inherently do-gooders. Scouts don’t balance cups of water on top of doors waiting for innocents to walk into an unexpected rainfall. Scouts don’t replace the filling of Oreo cookies with toothpaste. Scouts don’t trip old ladies walking across the street.

But as a kid, I sure liked thinking up ways to prank my family. And I wish I’d had the Internet at my fingertips to stir up some good ideas.

I was quite surprised to learn this week that April Fool’s Day dates all the way back to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and is “celebrated” in countries across the globe.

Apparently, we all like the idea of honoring the little red devil on our shoulder.

If you’re contemplating how to best prank a loved one, a friend, or a co-worker, let any of these sites inspire your inner evil genius:

April Fool’s Zone: Features classics — like cutting the bottom off of the cereal box — as well as pranks for the computer age.

15 Easy April Fool’s Pranks to Try at Home and Work: I like changing the language settings on your victim’s cell phone and filling liquid soap dispensers with pancake syrup. Most excellent!

Top 100 April Fool’s Hoaxes of All Time: A superb list. You won’t be able to duplicate most of them, but you’ll have a good laugh. I’m quite fond of Alabama’s decision to change the value
of Pi.
April Fools’ Day Prank Products: Beyond the perennial favorite “whoopie cushion,” the “I’m a Douche” coffee mug is pretty darned funny.
Last but not least, enjoy this little video on Quick and Easy April Fool’s Pranks:
Enjoy this one day’s chance to let your devil out of the box.
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