Emily Reynolds 01 Apr 2018 AT 10:34 AM

Reddit users are sharing their best April Fools’ pranks and they’re amazing

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Emily Reynolds 01 Apr 2018 AT 10:34 AM
Reddit users are sharing their best April Fools’ pranks and they’re amazing
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April Fools’ Day: the best and worst of times. On one hand: brands trying and failing to be funny by sharing pointless, obvious prank press releases. On the other: terrifying co-workers, partners and friends beyond all reason with thoughtless pranks!

And with April Fools’in full swing, Reddit users are sharing their best ever pranks – and they range from the wholesome to the downright evil.

There are the benevolent ones…

“Not me, but my mom played a good one on my dad. One morning, he poured his usual bowl of cereal and set it on the table. He put the spoon in it, then got up to go to the bathroom. While he was gone, my mom took the spoon out and replaced it with a fork. My dad’s look of confusion was priceless.” –  throwaway4noreasons

“I’m a fan of benign pranks.

I used to have a job that involved driving with a partner for an hour each way, once a week. One year, I had an especially gullible partner who I often teased about how easy it was to get her to believe anything.

That year, April Fools’ fell on my driving day. After a few minutes driving, I found a spot in the conversation to say “you know, it says ‘gullible’ on the ceiling.”

She gave me a jokingly dirty look. “Please. I know that one, I’m not that clueless.”

“Are you sure? Because it definitely says that.”

“Ha, ha - try another one.”

“Well, okay then,” I shrug and go back to driving.

The moment a minute later when she surreptitiously sneaked a peek at the ceiling and saw that I’d actually written “gullible” directly over her head - the sweetest prank payoff ever.” – feioo

“One year, me and my younger brothers turned everything possible upside down in the kitchen after our parents had gone to bed. Cookbooks, food, the calendar, paintings, basically everything but appliances. It took my parents a few moments to actually figure out what we had done in the morning, but their reaction was priceless.

Best part was, it was a prank that kept on giving: for literally the next year, every so often something would be found that hadn’t gotten turned rightside up and everyone would have a good chuckle. Once or twice even happened when there was company over.” – WelchCLAN

The slightly meaner…

“My sister did not back up her phone despite me telling her to several times. I had the same phone as her. I backed up my phone reset it to factory settings switched covers with her phone and watcher her morning descend into chaos.” – Ghost_Peanuts

"One summer at camp, we brought a life size cutout of a professional wrestler and set it up inside the bathroom of the counselors cabin. The screams echoed through the night. It was beautiful." – Damnit_Bird

And the downright evil...

“Not me but my sister once unscrewed the shower head and placed a hard life saver candy in there, so that after my shower I was subtly sticky. :(“  – The_Wise_Frog

“I replaced my housemate’s soap with a very neatly carved block of extra mature cheese.

He was a very hairy gentleman and complained that the smell remained for the rest of the day despite several more- cheese free- showers.” – Zulu_Cthulhu

“I’m thinking of finding a recording of two guys having an NSA-like conversation and having my mother’s amazon echo play it at a random time during the day.” – MRiley84

Moral of the story? When it comes to April 1st, trust no-one.

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