Last-minute April Fools’ Day prank ideas
Is your refrigerator running?
If you answer “yes” to that question on Saturday, someone may tell you to go chase it.
April Fools’ Day has been celebrated on April 1 for hundreds of years.
The day of playing tricks is not only popular in the United States. Similar holidays are celebrated in England, Ireland, and Poland.
While the exact origins of April Fools’ Day are not known, the day shows that humans have loved messing with each other for a long, long time. History.com says mentions of April Fools’ Day go back as far as the 1500s when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar as decreed by the Council of Trent.
People who didn’t catch on to the new calendar quickly enough fell victim to ridicule, and became known as “poisson d’avril” or April Fish — someone who was gullible and easily caught.
Take a look at the video above for some creative ideas to fool your friends, family members and co-workers this April Fools’ Day. As we can report from personal experience, a little remote control tomfoolery goes a long way in the belly laughs department.
Happy April Fools’!