On April Fool’s Day, people play hysterical jokes on friends, family and coworkers. Those jokes are even funnier when they’re recorded and uploaded on the Internet for the world to see. To showcase some of the most amusing April Fool’s pranks, All Island Transportation has put together this list.
A Brief History of April Fool’s Day
There’s no real consensus as to the origin of April Fool’s Day. However, many historians seem to think that it began after France adopted the Gregorian calendar in the 16th century, which changed the date of New Year’s Day from April 1 to January 1. People who still celebrated New Year’s Day on April 1 were labeled “April fools” and became the subjects of all sorts of gags. While this theory marks France as the birthplace of April Fool’s Day, the English were the ones who took pranks to the next level during the 18th century.
The Best April Fool’s Pranks
Google Translate for Animals
If you’ve ever hoped to ask your dog if it prefers dry or wet food, you may be disappointed after realizing that this Google UK announcement is just a prank.
Math Professor Pulls a Prank
Biola University math professor Matthew Weathers put quite a bit of effort into cooking up one of the most clever classroom April Fool’s pranks on the Internet.
Broken Big Screen TV
Technology is great for all sorts of things. Especially pranking your family members.
Oreo Toothpaste Prank
Here at All Island, we love all things food. While it is a bit cruel to replace the cream of a delicious Oreo with white toothpaste to prank an unsuspecting victim, we have to admit that it’s pretty funny.
Live TV Prank on James Corden
The folks at The Late Late Show fooled their host, James Corden, on live TV as he was introducing guest Katie Couric. Everyone was in on the prank (except James, of course).
Plastic Wrap over the Door
Place transparent plastic wrap over a doorway and call the kids into the room. Hilarity ensues.