April Fools’ Day, which falls on April 1 each year, has been known as a day for pranks and jokes for centuries.
According to this article, the first known reference to tricks and April 1 is in the “Canterbury Tales.” Jokes have continued ever since in the form of fake events, false announcements and misleading newspaper stories. With the advent of new technology in the 20th century, the jokes have expanded into new media.
While claiming that the Liberty Bell is now the Taco Liberty Bell might be a bit beyond the scope of an amateur prankster, there are some good natured jokes that anyone can play. For example, take the tracking ball out of a coworker’s mouse and see how long it takes for him to realize it.
What are your ideas for great April Fools’ Day pranks?