By guest blogger Tiana Bouma
Tiana is a senior at University of Oregon double majoring in Political Science and Journalism with a focus in magazine. Her hometown is now Bend, OR but she graduated from high school in Danville, CA. After graduating from UO, she plans on traveling and working for National Geographic. During her spare time, she enjoys music, reading, sports and movies.
The day is here. The one to change Facebook statuses, tell your boyfriend that you’re pregnant and watch his face turns colors as you try not to laugh, and cover friends with shaving cream. Personally, I have never participated in Aprils Fools’ Day, even though I’ve definitely been the brunt of jokes before. So here’s a list of some great tricks and jokes to help you stay on top of the pranks this year. Maybe I’ll even dish out some of my own this year.
1. Door Strings – If live in the dorms and want to prank some other halls, then here is a great, easy prank you can do as a whole floor. First, get a ball of string or twine, as long as necessary for the amount of doors on the floor. Have at least one other person to help you get this done as quickly as possible. Make sure to do this when you know the floor will be relatively uninhabited (3am – 5am is usually the best!). Simply tie the string in a strong knot around the first door. Then attach the string to the opposite door handle and tie a knot on that one, keeping the string taut. I prefer to leave one string between two doors and keep it at that instead of keeping all the doors attached to one another. If done properly, the room occupants should have quite an issue opening their doors in the morning.
2. Fake Lottery Ticket – If you haven’t been following, the Mega Millions lottery is upto $640 million. The fake lottery ticket could be golden to pull on those of your friends who have been buying a bunch of those lottery tickets. Purchase fake lottery tickets here if you aren’t able to make your own. Each fake ticket appears to win $20,000 or more. The look on your friend’s face when they think they have won the lottery will be priceless.
3. April Fool’s Laugh- Pick a victim and keep warning your victim that April Fools’ Day is coming. Talk about a few practical jokes that you can think of and let it be known that you WILL be pulling a prank. Develop a chuckle or something similar if possible. When April Fools’ Day arrives, smile secretively whenever you see your victim. Nothing else will be necessary; the nerves of your victim will be totally shot while waiting for this supposed prank to happen.
Want to read about some more awesome April Fools’ pranks? Check out this site; they’ve got a list of easy to do and hilarious tricks that will work great with very little preparation.