By Jacob Kersh & Anna Lawson
April Fools’ Day is a lighthearted day filled with jokes and laughter that are mostly innocent. However, some of the more daring participants choose to pull pranks that essentially make the holiday one to remember. Use this list to help you pull an epic prank to be talked about for years to come!
Air Horn Fright: This perfect prank is extremely easy to put together, but be warned - it will cause your victim to be on edge for up to days after you pull it! All you need to do is buy an air horn (or multiple air horns, if you’re feeling extra devious) that is activated by a button at the very top. They are very easy to find, and searching on popular all-inventory websites such as Amazon should provide you with a large selection. Once you have it, tape the horn to a section of wall directly behind a door of choice and give your friend a reason to barge through it. The look on their face when it goes off will be something you’ll never forget!
Caramel Onions: Trick your friends and family into biting into a delicious caramel “apple.” Only you will know that they are actually about to eat a raw onion. All you need for this prank are onions, skewers and caramel. The caramel can be store bought or made at home with butter and brown sugar. If you are making it, place two sticks of butter and one cup of brown sugar in a pot on the stove. Heat until it darkens and looks like caramel (it will have a sweet aroma as well). You can double or triple the recipe depending on how many onions you want to dip. Next, stick a skewer in the onion and completely cover it in caramel. Place them on parchment paper and let the caramel harden in the fridge. Then, leave them on the counter and wait for your victim to take a bite.
A Sour Surprise: Similar to the Caramel Onion prank, this insanely disgusting prank will make your friends never want to eat donuts again. All you need to do is buy a box of any creme-filled donuts (such as jelly filled or boston creme) and puncture a small hole in each. Then use a pipette to suck everything out, and squeeze in the mayonnaise with a piping bag. Close up the box and place it where you know your friends will find it, and they will be running to the nearest sink or water fountain to clean out their mouths faster than a speeding bullet! Sophomore Jack McSally said that, “After my mom bought a box of donuts for my sister and her friends I knew this was my chance for a laugh. I filled half of them with mayonnaise and half with hot sauce. Their reactions were priceless.” Tip: If you don’t have any mayonnaise, you can use any squeezable substance; just make sure you’ll be able to fit it into the piping bag!
The Invisible Wall: This prank takes little effort, but always has hilarious results. Glenelg Sophomore Annie Hoang said, “I did this prank on my friend last year. It only took two minutes to set up and it was really funny to watch!” All you need is clear packing tape and a doorway. To start, place strips of the packing tape horizontally across a doorway. You can do as little, or as much as you would like. Next, come up with a reason to make your victim run through the doorway with the tape. Get your camera ready and prepare to laugh as the victim runs through the tape and gets in a sticky mess.
Disclaimer: We hope that list of pranks helps you to make this fun event ever more unforgettable! Good luck, and please do not do anything illegal.