All Time Best April Fools Day Hoaxes and Prank Ideas [Links]
IT’S APRIL FOOLS DAY: If you’re looking for ideas for an easy prank or two to pull off today, check out AprilFoolZone for some, including putting magnets on a coffee cup and attaching to the roof of your car while you drive (Hi-Larious!), or waiting until your victim is in the shower, then sneaking in and grabbing their clothes and all the towels. (Classic!)
What’s your April Fool’s Day plan? Do you have any pranks planned?
What’s the best prank you’ve ever pulled — or had pulled on you?
Here’s what one of our 17 listeners will be doing to her co-worker today …
TOP HOAXES: Here’s a sampling from the Top 100 April Fools’ Day hoaxes …
The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest
In 1957 the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. Footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees fooled tons of viewers.
The Taco Liberty Bell
In 1996 Taco Bell announced that it had bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizens called the National Historic Park in Philadelphia to express their anger. The best line of the day came when White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale. Thinking on his feet, he responded that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold. It would now be known, he said, as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.
Drunk Driving on the Internet
In 1994 an article in PC Computing magazine described a bill going through Congress that would make it illegal to use the internet while drunk. The bill was supposedly numbered 040194 (i.e. 04/01/94), and the contact person was listed as Lirpa Sloof (April Fools backwards).
An excerpt read “… Congress apparently thinks being drunk on a highway is bad no matter what kind of highway it is.” The article generated so many outraged phone calls to Congress that Senator Ted Kennedy’s office had to release an official denial of the rumor that he was a sponsor of the bill.