April Fools' Day
When it comes to fun holidays, today takes the cake! April 1 is April Fools' Day in the U.S.A!
While there is some debate as to the origins of this fun-loving “holiday,” many folks look forward to the annual event. Some pranksters scheme and plot for days or months in order to pull off the perfect prank. Whether you rely on the old standards like “pull my finger” or the classic whoopee cushion, some folks go to great lengths to come up with elaborate hoaxes, schemes, gags and pranks to pull on unsuspecting friends, co-workers and family. And people aren’t the only ones to play practical jokes. Search engine giant, Google, is famous for its April Fools’ Day pranks on unsuspecting computer users.
Before you plan and carryout your practical joke, make sure it doesn’t harm, humiliate or embarrass the intended target or damage anything in the process. Practical jokes are meant to be funny, clever and creative, not mean-spirited or harmful. It’s also a good idea to make sure the “April Fool” has a good sense of humor.