April Fools Day Pranks
Reprogram the speed-dials in the office of a co-worker to all call "Dial-a-prayer."
Get up really early and sneak into your victims bathroom and fill their hair-dryer with baby powder. And when they turn it on, their head will be pure white just like an old person!
Take a bucket of water, two gallons or more, and dump it underneath the front of a friend's car (you do this without their knowledge, of course). Then go in and ask how long they've had that terrible radiator leak! Works like a charm!
When your victims asleep sneak into their room and draw eyebrows and a moustache on their face, make sure to be their when they look in the mirror
Switch the "Pull" and "Push" signs on a set of doors. Watch as people get confused trying to open the doors. (Don't do this on fire escapes)
Stick a post-it note under your friend's mouse so that the paper leaf covers the mouse ball - the mouse will no longer work! Align so that the sticky part of the note doesn't touch the ball. Costs next to nothing to do, and doesn't cause any damage.
When your colleague leaves their desk, go to Control Panel, and then fiddle around with their settings for maximum irritation. Suggestions:
- Change their wallpaper to Hello Kitty Ballerina or WWF Wrestling, depending on what is most inappropriate
- Adjust the screen resolution to be ridiculously huge or ludicrously small
- Change their sound settings so that they are greeting with irritating noises every time they do something (sounds set to opening and closing programs are generally most annoying)
- Extra effect: put your own sound files on their computer, or even record your own, then set them to relevant activities. Eg, when they start their computer, it plays 'What a feeling'. Turn up the volume.
Lower or raise their swivel chair each time they leave their desk. Alternatively, wedge something under one leg of the desk.
Take a bunch (20 or so) of little paper cups and fill them with water. Organise them on your colleague's desk in a straight line. Then staple them all together at the top of the cups. Watch as he/she tries to figure out how to take them off of the desk without spilling everywhere. (Thanks to James)
New secretary (second day on the job) answers telephone and is told in official tones, "This is the phone company. We are testing a new circuit wiring scheme in your offices. Please keep everyone off the phones for the next 10 minutes. We will be verifying the correct wiring of your system by passing hot steam through the wires.
Instruct your employees to place their phones on the floor, or, better yet, wrap them in towels to avoid scalding themselves. We will advise you when the tests are complete." After momentary panic, the secretary begins a frenzied "Paul Revere" routine, running from desk to desk while glancing frequently at her watch. Just as the 10 minutes are about up, she bursts into her boss's office (while he is in the midst of an important long-distance call) and, screaming, grabs the receiver from his hand and flings the whole phone under his desk.
This practical joke is hearsay. A fellow student some years ago related the following. Apparently another student was a bit of a bragger. His favorite topic was his car, and one sub-topic was the terrific gas mileage (pre-metric) it got.
So it began one evening. Fill up a one-gallon container of gas each night and pour it into the victim's gas tank. Wait for the story each day to get better and better. Repeat until it cannot be taken any more. I believe 2 weeks was sufficient.
Finally the moment (days) of truth. Each night for 2 weeks, the effect was reversed, and one gallon of gas was removed from the victim's tank. It was amazingly effective at reducing some of the stories. I suspect the truth was never revealed to the victim.
Practical Joke: buy one of those cards that have the small electronic device that plays a tune....place it somewhere very hard to find in a colleague's office when she's out (behind a picture, in the bottom of the tissue box....it will drive her crazy trying to find...
Does the person that you want to get even with drink red wine? If so, have I got one for you! Get yourself some Neutral Red, a water soluble, crystalline red dye. Mix some into the persons wine and wait for them to take a leak. (Nuetral Red comes out as red as it goes in, and people have a tendancy to get really nervous when they start peeing what they think is blood!
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