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Still looking for that diabolical prank for April Fools’ Day? Maybe these cool tricks will inspire you.

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John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. dbarak says:

    I’m not a very technical person – I’ve got just enough knowledge to screw things up. However, I did pull one tech-based prank that turned out pretty well.

    A few years a jokester at work, after washing his hands, decided to dry them on my face. Well they say revenge is best served cold, and thankfully my revenge prank took awhile to put together.

    I had the transmitter and receiver workings from a simple radio-controlled airplane, so I used it as the basis of my prank. I got a cardboard box and taped a small makeshift water tank inside, with a small pump supplying a hose running up to the top of the box. The switch for the pump was activated by the motion of the receiver mechanism’s bell crank. The little hose ran up to the edge of one of the box flaps, but it wasn’t readily visible. I filled the water tank and taped everything shut, wrote his name and work address on the box and put it on his desk, making sure the hose was facing where I thought he’d be when he examined the box.

    Well, it worked. As soon as he looked at the writing on the box, I gave him a quick squirt of water, quick mainly because the whole gizmo wasn’t very reliable. But it was good enough for a laugh.

  2. Rahere says:

    The English tradition is more subtle: morning only, and no slapstick. The best marks are getting someone to head off on a fool’s errand, like the time I sent my brother down the end of the garden to chase pigeons from out of the peas. He should have had enough sense to know there aren’t any peas start of April! But then again, he was the one who, when little, wanted to help with watering the garden, so I gave him the end of the hose to hold while I went to turn it on – somehow I told him to keep an eye on it, never thinking he would – literally. Tap on, dash outside to get the end before the water goes everywhere, only to find him peering fascinated into it, wondering what was making the air rush out so fast…my mother was not best amused.

  3. Porktree says:

    Javascript slideshows must be a joke all their own. I can only hope this website is maintained by volunteers and not professionals, it’s the only excuse.

    1. Sean Michael Ragan says:

      Ah, now that’s vintage trolling. Takes me back to 2006! /sniff

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