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!