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    Okay, fill us in on your fun loving mischief.

    I took my youngest nephew out of school today to go trout fishing, today is opening day of the season. We left early to be streamside as the sun came up. We left before my wife got up for work and couldn't resist leaving something to celebrate the ocassion. On our kitchen sink we have a spray nozzle and hose. I put a rubberband on the squeeze handle to hold it down and pointed the spray nozzle toward the spot a person would stand to turn on the kitchen tap. When she turns on the tap she gets a shower, my nephew thought this was hilarious....and I must agree. I didn't get off scot-free however. My wife sewed the fly on my fishing pants shut last night, the sneak, knowing how urgently I usually have to go after drinking coffee in the morning. I almost wet myself when we arrived at our trout stream this morning, had to unbuckle my pants and drop'em . My nephew thought that was funny too. I packed us a lunch for our fishing safari the night before, cored his apple and placed a gummy worm inside. Strange, he didn't think that was so funny, but he did get a kick out of the switcheroo he and my wife played by substituting salt for the sugar packet I brought for my lunchtime coffee. What a day so far.
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    Tito, April Fools Day is a National holiday in your family isn't it? That is funny stuff. Its even funnier that everyone gets into the action. So, at what age is your nephew fair game?
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    He's 10 years old and can't wait to get home and pull the kitchen spray nozzle stunt on his mom. I may have created a monster.
    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." *Jim Elliot*

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    My coworker who lives in the cubicle next to me is an avid college basketball fan. I downloaded an edition of his school student newspaper and rewrote the front page to say that the coach, who is a God to my friend, had not only left the school but signed up with their chief rival, and blamed it all on the players and fans and badmouthed the city.

    By the time he got to the last paragraph he was visibly shaking and red-faced, only when the article I had written got so completely out of bounds did he stop and say 'this has to be a joke, right?'

    I have several bruises on my arm and side from the brief but intense pummeling. I have been called a bastard over one hundred times since.

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    Worst prank ever, I was 15 or so and a girl I liked told me there would be nobody at home if I came at 8 o'clock.

    well there wasn't.

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    Ichi, that is a good one . Letting your friend know you care should be worth a few bruises.

    Frag, she might have done ya wrong, but at least she didn't lie to you.

    Mother Nature got in the last prank here overnight. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny spring day 60F degrees. I wake up this morning to a cold driving sleet with the temperature dropping it has turned to snow. Oh the cruelty of it all.
    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." *Jim Elliot*

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    I kicked someone really hard in the arse yesterday.
    I heard he had an april fools joke about God, so I was like, April Fools.
    He tackled me. Failingly

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    My dad recently got a new car. His old car is going to me. He came to me, and told me since he was going to be just taking the train from now on, he would give me his new car instead. I didn't really believe him, but it was funny none the less.

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    Well it was a friends birthday yesterday and me and other group of friends got togheter and decided to celebrate it. Did a small party all going good as planned, then the cake comes. But the joke was, the cake had someone else's name, so when we revealed the cake we started to celebrate that other person's "birthday" and forgot about the real birthday boy So we made him think that the party was for him

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    No-one told me it was April Fool's Day , which was a prank in itself. But I had been looking forward to it for so long but I never know the date. I think it's because I'm such a great prankster, seriously, I had some great ones lined up for this year. They'll have to wait till next year , I can't wait.

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    i always get pranked coz i never realease wat day it is !!!!!!!!!!!!111
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    it's not easy to get me...

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    Some of you may have heard this one, but it's one of my old favorites:

    Take about six or eight sheets of paper out of the photocopier or fax machine feeder compartment, write the word "Satan" on them in large, bold letters with a black magic marker, then replace the sheets of paper at random intervals back in the feeder tray.

    There is a bit of self-danger in this prank. Often, you forget all about what you have done. Then, hours later when somebody screams after having the word "Satan" magically appear on one of their copies, you are very liable to be startled and spill your coffee...

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    My Brother's ex girlfriend (who hes still 'intimate' with) told him she was pregnant

    Took him a while to realisewhat date it was
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    Quote Originally Posted by monkian
    My Brother's ex girlfriend (who hes still 'intimate' with) told him she was pregnant

    Took him a while to realisewhat date it was
    Haha, that's good.

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    Well it wasn't an april fools prank, but OWWW did it work.

    Me and a friend of mine told 2 other we were going to summon spirits. At first they thought it was a bad idea, and they were right. We had hollowed out the white candals, and filled them up with the *erm* from a red candle. After a while the candles started to bleed (not as convincing as we had hoped) buahahahaha. We both gave away the best performance of our lives, and acted really frightened. One kept saying 'I don't believe it' and the other one was just shaking his head all the time.

    Up to this day we have never told them the truth, I will never forget the look on their faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony
    Worst prank ever, I was 15 or so and a girl I liked told me there would be nobody at home if I came at 8 o'clock.

    well there wasn't.
    oh no, man that mush have been hard for you. Hhahahahahaaahahaahah. UHM sorry but that was just funny. but it is a typical dutch joke, always hurting someone. don't take it personal

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    the worst i had wasn't in april but it was funny. we had too right a txt for latin class (yeah latin class) so i asked them if the could translate the first few lines and the ******* made me right the intro that was already translated. and i knew they were pulling a stunt on me but i didn't know what. so i writed 5 lines for nothing, and i was pissed (not really) cuz it is my job to pull such stunts.

    btw the first one that really had me

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    Wow all these posts and not one on topic but the first. The question wasnt what pranks have you pulled but about april fools wasnt it? If its just pranks hows this. When I was a kid(16) me and my brother who was 15 were really into the Beatles. My brother grew a Beatle haircut. Well one night I took my moms tubr or Nair and put a big glob on the top of his head whike he slept. Well the next moring he goes in the bathroom and starts combing his hair. I hear a scream. He comes out looking like a monk. He had too wear a hat for two months. God got me back as Im mostly bald now. Another one was Id sneak into the girls room at school and put a sheet of saran wrap acroos the bowl and then put down the seat. Ill leave the results to your imagination. Sometimes id just put itching powder on it.

    And heres the greatest prank of all time whether intended or not.

    War of the Worlds, Orson Welles,
    And The Invasion from Mars

    The ability to confuse audiences en masse may have first become obvious as a result of one of the most infamous mistakes in history. It happened the day before Halloween, on Oct. 30, 1938, when millions of Americans tuned in to a popular radio program that featured plays directed by, and often starring, Orson Welles. The performance that evening was an adaptation of the science fiction novel The War of the Worlds, about a Martian invasion of the earth. But in adapting the book for a radio play, Welles made an important change: under his direction the play was written and performed so it would sound like a news broadcast about an invasion from Mars, a technique that, presumably, was intended to heighten the dramatic effect.

    As the play unfolded, dance music was interrupted a number of times by fake news bulletins reporting that a "huge flaming object" had dropped on a farm near Grovers Mill, New Jersey. As members of the audience sat on the edge of their collective seat, actors playing news announcers, officials and other roles one would expect to hear in a news report, described the landing of an invasion force from Mars and the destruction of the United States. The broadcast also contained a number of explanations that it was all a radio play, but if members of the audience missed a brief explanation at the beginning, the next one didn't arrive until 40 minutes into the program.

    At one point in the broadcast, an actor in a studio, playing a newscaster in the field, described the emergence of one of the aliens from its spacecraft. "Good heavens, something's wriggling out of the shadow like a gray snake," he said, in an appropriately dramatic tone of voice. "Now it's another one, and another. They look like tentacles to me. There, I can see the thing's body. It's large as a bear and it glistens like wet leather. But that face. It...it's indescribable. I can hardly force myself to keep looking at it. The eyes are black and gleam like a serpent. The mouth is V-shaped with saliva dripping from its rimless lips that seem to quiver and pulsate....The thing is raising up. The crowd falls back. They've seen enough. This is the most extraordinary experience. I can't find words. I'm pulling this microphone with me as I talk. I'll have to stop the description until I've taken a new position. Hold on, will you please, I'll be back in a minute."

    As it listened to this simulation of a news broadcast, created with voice acting and sound effects, a portion of the audience concluded that it was hearing an actual news account of an invasion from Mars. People packed the roads, hid in cellars, loaded guns, even wrapped their heads in wet towels as protection from Martian poison gas, in an attempt to defend themselves against aliens, oblivious to the fact that they were acting out the role of the panic-stricken public that actually belonged in a radio play. Not unlike Stanislaw Lem's deluded populace, people were stuck in a kind of virtual world in which fiction was confused for fact.

    News of the panic (which was conveyed via genuine news reports) quickly generated a national scandal. There were calls, which never went anywhere, for government regulations of broadcasting to ensure that a similar incident wouldn't happen again. The victims were also subjected to ridicule, a reaction that can commonly be found, today, when people are taken in by simulations. A cartoon in the New York World-Telegram, for example, portrayed a character who confuses the simulations of the entertainment industry with reality. In one box, the character is shown trying to stick his hand into the radio to shake hands with Amos n' Andy. In another, he reports to a police officer that there is "Black magic!!! There's a little wooden man -- Charlie McCarthy -- and he's actually talking!"

    In a prescient column, in the New York Tribune, Dorothy Thompson foresaw that the broadcast revealed the way politicians could use the power of mass communications to create theatrical illusions, to manipulate the public.

    "All unwittingly, Mr. Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater of the Air have made one of the most fascinating and important demonstrations of all time," she wrote. "They have proved that a few effective voices, accompanied by sound effects, can convince masses of people of a totally unreasonable, completely fantastic proposition as to create a nation-wide panic.

    "They have demonstrated more potently than any argument, demonstrated beyond a question of a doubt, the appalling dangers and enormous effectiveness of popular and theatrical demagoguery....

    "Hitler managed to scare all of Europe to its knees a month ago, but he at least had an army and an air force to back up his shrieking words.

    "But Mr. Welles scared thousands into demoralization with nothing at all."

    In the 1950s, America had another taste of the power that simulations have, to draw people into a world of delusional fantasy, when paired with mass communications. This time it was revealed that a number of television game shows were simulations, in which contestants who knew the answers ahead of time were pretending to guess at their responses. But unlike the invasion from Mars, here the fakery was unambiguously intentional; it was the work of producers who had concluded they could create fictional game shows that would be more exciting than the real thing.

    Once again, there was a shocked reaction from the public. Once again, those involved became objects of public anger. And, as happened with the Orson Welles broadcast, an effort was made to ensure that such manipulations wouldn't recur.

    But in 1990, it happened again. Audiences around the world discovered that they were taken in by the ultimate Hollywood illusion in which two performers faked their own talent, lip-syncing, to create the impression they were singing. What millions of fans had believed were two talented singers was actually a composite, another seamless interweaving of sensory simulations in which two people provided the visuals, while vocalists provided the audio.

    As in the previous two instances, there was a stunned response. But unlike the experience of 1938 or even the 1950s, the social context was different because simulations had become commonplace, and attempts to use them to trick the public were the rule rather than the exception. Also by this time, a global culture had developed, which meant that tens of millions of people around the world were drawn into the same illusion.

    One might say that War of the Worlds and the game show scandal foreshadowed the age of simulation that was still to come. Allowing for a little poetic overstatement, the Milli Vanilli scandal served as a rite of passage or symbolic marker, making clear that we now live in an age of simulation confusion in which our tendency to mistake fakes for what they imitate has become one of the characteristic problems of the age.

    More to the point, we live in a time in which the ability to create deceptive simulations, especially for television, has become essential to the exercise of power. And the inability to see through these deceptions has become a form of powerlessness. Those who let themselves be taken in by the multiple deceptions of politics, news, advertising and public relations, are doomed, like the more gullible members of the radio audience in 1938, to play a role in other people's dramas, while mistakenly believing that they are reacting to something genuine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony
    Worst prank ever, I was 15 or so and a girl I liked told me there would be nobody at home if I came at 8 o'clock.

    well there wasn't.
    Your story has given me strength. You have suffered more than I have. Thank you.

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