20 Best April Fool Pranks to Pull off on Friends


Today is 1st April – Fool’s Day and just in case you need to be reminded on what that means, here is All You Need To Know About Fool’s Day. It’s been approved by “the Federal Government of Nigeria, that everyone has the permission to socialize and play pranks on friends, family, colleagues and even enemies today. 1st April is actually the best time to take revenge on them – in a good and harmless way.

Remember that doing any of the following pranks after 1st April is against the rules and might land you into serious trouble. So here’s a quick list of things you can use to fool someone this April fool’s day. Note that Buzz Nigeria or the author of this article would not be held responsible for any harm you bring upon yourself or other people in the course of making someone April’s Fool.

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1. Set the clock, wrist watch and any timer in a friend’s house by some hours late. Watch their expression whenever they check time and anticipate a rage when they finally miss an appointment.

2. Go to a public convenience, swap the signs on the men’s and ladies’ rest rooms and watch the confused users shuttle up and down.

3. Take some water in your hands. Each time someone walks past you, sneeze loudly and aim the water-attack for their back. They’ll be horrified thinking you got your mucus all over them.

4. Call a friend and tell him or her that you are at their neighborhood, and you have to drop some Easter gift you bought for them. Tell the person to come pick you from the bus stop next to theirs. Make sure you get them out of their house/office before you tell them you actually are not there.

5. Empty the toothpaste and replace it with mayonnaise.

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6. Make coloured photocopies of your victim’s certificate (WAEC, B.Sc, NYSC, etc.) and keep the original safe. Spill some ink or palm oil on the photocopy and leave it where they are likely to find it. Watch them cry for a while then produce the original.

7.  Borrow someone’s cell phone and change the language setting to a foreign language – preferably Chinese.

8. Try scaring a friend with the voice of an animal he or she dreads. Hide some where and mimic the animal, or call with an unknown or hidden number and make the animal sound in a weird loud voice.

9. Hide all of the desktop icons on someone’s computer and replace the monitor’s wallpaper with a screen-shot of their desktop. The fun is when they click endlessly on the screen shot hoping the files would open.

10. Turn every setting in someone’s car to the maximum: the AC, the radio, the wipers, etc. and watch the person cringe at the excess development once he starts the car.

11. Call and put two friends on conference call. Stay quiet and listen to them banter with themselves.

12. Place a ‘house for sale’ ad online for someone’s home. Receive calls from prospective buyers  and ask them to meet you at the house for inspection. Switch off your phone line after they call to say they are at the site. Send a text later to apologize.

13. Hide an alarm clock in someone’s bedroom and set it for 3:00 a.m.

14.  Make your friends think their screen is cracked by downloading a reasonably high-resolution image of a cracked screen. Set the image as a screen saver on their computer or phone.

15. Render a colleague’s mouse useless by placing a tape over the laser on the bottom of the mouse. Most people won’t think about turning a mouse upside down to check why it’s not working.

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16. Hold a small piece of cloth that can tear easily. Whenever someone tries to sit down, rip the cloth a bit. You will be amazed how the sound of that tear would prompt your target to check if their cloth got torn behind.

17. Change a friend’s text alert to a 10 second long wacky song. Then text them every 10 seconds for around a minute or two when you know they are in a public place.

18. Pretend you’re doing something really disgusting, like eating poop out of a diaper that is actually just chocolate.

19. Pull off the chair when someone tries to sit.

20. Cover the sensor of the TV remote with a transparent tape and leave the TV on an annoying channel. When the persons you want to prank tries to access other channels they won’t be able to do so.

The beauty of these pranks is that once your target has fallen for it, allow them for a while before you laugh at them and say “April Fool.” However, take caution as you play!

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