• Top 10 funniest office pranks and tricks best for April Fool’s Day

    Posted on March 20th, 2012 David Brooks | 175 comments

    Certain holidays seem to have been created for DIY-ers, and April Fools’ Day is certainly among them. April Fools’ Day has gotta be one of the best holidays as you can get to play nasty pranks and practical jokes on people around you in your office, your coworkers or your boss, and get away with it, to release the stress brought by work and life. But in office, you may feel a little bit hard to choose pranks and tricks on others, as improper pranks and tricks may bring inharmonious officice atmosphere. For better celebration of this relaxing festival and as the April Fool’s Day is just around the corner, here I would like to share you with some of the coolest tricks I collected to get you in the holiday spirit in your office. These pranks are funny and harmless. Check the following suggestions best for April Fool’s Day.

    Happy April Fool's Day1. Roller Coaster: If a coworker’s office chair has a lever that adjusts its height, tie it with a piece of cord underneath the chair in its adjusting position. Once your coworker sits on the chair, it will slide all the way down, but as soon as they stand up, it will rise back all the way up.

    2. Important Papers: Take random papers from the recycling bin (it doesn’t matter what they way but it is better if they look important) staple pages together in random order and put them in a coworkers desk file drawer or their mailbox.  For better results, make a memo sheet (or a post-it) that says “Confidential” and watch the coworker going nuts trying to figure out what it means.

    3. It’s Possessed!: If you have a wireless mouse, plug the receiver into your coworkers computer (leaver their mouse plugged in).  Then periodically, as they are using the computer, use your mouse to slightly move the cursor on their screen.   If you have two coworkers’ computers in close proximity, just switch the cords around randomly (mouse, keyboard, monitors, etc.) and watch the coworkers go crazy trying to figure out what’s going on!

    4. Can You Hear Me?: Tape down the hook that presses down when the handset is in the cradle so when the phone starts ringing and they pick it up, it will keep ringing. For an extra effect, put a little piece of scotch tape over the microphone of the phone receiver.

    5. Fill the Boss’ Office to the Brim With Peanuts: Packing peanuts (or popcorn!) nearly to the ceiling of an coworker’s fancy, walled-off office. But when it comes down to actually planning the prank, there are a few practical challenges—like how to fill above the door without going through the roof, or the cost of a roomful of Styrofoam. With just a few sheets of paper, tape and a little ingenuity, you can very realistically simulate an office full of packing peanuts. While some pranks are really of the you-had-to-be-there variety, this one can be told in photos alone. The day before, set up after everyone leaves, and email an image to the victim—get ‘em shaking in their boots this April Fools’ Day.

    6. Lock Your Buddy’s Shopping Cart at Lunch: Shopping carts are often protected against theft by a wheel-locking mechanism that’s triggered when the vehicle leaves a store’s premises. A yellow line is painted around the perimeter of say, the local market where you and a colleague might eat lunch tomorrow, and buried underneath it is a cable that emits a changing magnetic field signaling the carts to lock.

    7. What’s That in Your Apple: For a fruity April Fool’s practical joke, get a few gummy worms and carefully poke them into fresh fruit, particularly apples. Give mom or dad a wormy apple for lunch and leave a few apples on the table for friends and family members to snack on.

    8. April Showers: If you have a sink with a sprayer, put a rubber band around the handle when nobody’s looking. This automatically keeps the nozzle in spray-mode. Make sure the nozzle is pointing up and outward. The next person to use the sink will get a splash! Too funny!

    9. Look What I can Do: Ask your victim, er.. friend to put a quarter on a piece of paper and, without removing their finger, trace the coin with a pencil. Repeat the “test” with a few fingers. After that’s done, get the victim to pick up the quarter and roll it along the bridge of their nose. Then quietly snicker behind their back as they walk around with a black line along their nose. Don’t use a permanent marker cuz that’s not cool.

    10. Let’s Prank’em: Send a coworker the e-mail below (Just don’t click on the link unless you want to spend 10 minutes closing annoying popup messages).  It works like magic if the victim is a known prankster. They will most likely fall victim of this prank while thinking they are about to prank someone else! In our book, this makes the following the funniest office prank of all. The email content should be “Copy-paste and e-mail them the following message: Hey, can you help me play this prank on someone in the office?”.

    Remember, always use good judgment when playing pranks on coworkers (especially your boss) and make sure no harm is given to your victims. What are your April Fool’s Day pranks and tricks? Feel free to share your own pranks and tricks with me in the comment part.

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  • Funniest Office Pranks for April Fool’s Day 2011: Fool Others and Be Cautious Not to Be Fooled

    Posted on March 24th, 2011 David Brooks | 639 comments

    pizza cake for April Fool's DayHi, everybody, have you ever experienced some really embarrassing things but laughed at it yourself some day? Or have you ever played some funny pranks on your colleagues but everyone including the victims felt happy? Well, this day is coming again soon to us. That is April Fool’s Day. Be careful not to be fooled either you are used to play pranks on others or used to be victims.

    Most people must have experienced such happiness in April 1st in their campus, at home or at office. Once my friend bought a vivid plastic pizza cake just like the above one for his girlfriend on April 1, his girlfriend was unaware of this prank and became really happy and could not help eating the delicious cake. Then, you know what happened next.

    On April 1, you have to be really careful not to be fooled by your tricky colleagues as they would play various pranks which are definitely hard to realize. And never pull an April Fools Prank that you couldn’t handle if it was played on you. Of course, if you are the pranks maker, keep in mind that you should always look at the worst case scenario of the prank you are attempting. If you or anybody else loses their job – it won’t be so funny.

    Mouse office prank

    To relief and produce a less stressful work circumstance, and for a happy Aril Fool’s Day, you can use the following pranks on April Fool’s Day or any other days of the year you are inspiring to be a little naughty. Remember that the secret to a good April Fools Pranks is to look innocent and try to have an alibi.

    1. Attach a string to the back of the victim’s desk drawer. Then run it up the wall, into the suspended ceiling, to a small container attached to the ceiling directly over the victim’s head. When the drawer is opened the string will be pulled, dropping a shower of confetti onto the victim’s head.
    2. Take an item from the victim’s office (something they use a lot such as a special coffee cup, stapler, pencil cup, etc.). Take a picture of the item and leave it on the victim’s desk (in the same spot where the item was located), along with a “ransom” note.
    3. First, take out your friend’s drawer. then tape a squeaky dog toy to the inside so that when you put it back and slide it in, it goes, “squeak squeak!” when it’s squashed.
    4. Set the ring tone on your cell phone to an embarrassing bodily function and turn the volume up all the way. Hide your phone in their desk or under their chair. Call your cell phone from your desk phone. Everyone will think your victim has a problem!
    5. Steal all the victim’s pens and replace them with pens that have the caps glued on.
    6. Remove your victim’s desk chair and replace it with a bench from outside (the heavier the better!).
    7. Buy a bunch of googly eyes from a craft store and stick them everywhere all over a person’s desk.
    8. Put a sign up that says, “Please use other door” Make sure to put signs up on all of your entrances or exits.
    9. Get your victims’ cell phone – go into setting and change their phone to a different language. That should keep them busy for a while.
    10. Coordinate everyone in your office to play a practical joke on your boss. Throughout the day, each person should email, voicemail or leave a note for the boss, saying they need extended time off. Each person should give a different explanation: pregnancy, sick family member, etc.

    These are some popular pranks people would play in office. If you have always been the victim on April Fool, now you could learn something here to avoid being fooled. And, if unfortunately, you are fooled again, then enjoy it. LOL..

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