Humor The Best April Fools' Day Pranks  

Amber Hubert
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Though no one knows the exact origin of April Fools' Day, it likely has its roots in Roman history beginning with the festival Hilaria or from the Medieval Feast of Fools. These were festivals in which the lower class would often dress up and impersonate the kings and queens and not have to worry about getting their heads chopped off, at least for a day. The earliest recording of April Fools' Day is in Canterbury Tales in 1392, so it's been around a little while. 
 
April Fools' Day is celebrated in several countries. In Italy and France, they might pin a paper fish on your back and yell, "April Fish!" Who knows where that tradition came from!
             
Now, you might get pinched or tricked but depending on your friends and family, you might get something far worse! Here's a list of some of the best, not too harmful, April Fools' Day pranks out there. Go ahead, vote for the ones you might play on a friend or co-worker. If you do, you'll become filthy rich, I guarantee it! April Fool's! 
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Office Chair Prank

Office Chair Prank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best April Fools' Day Pranks
Photo:  Fonda Bowman /via Pinterest
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Worse Than Razorblades

Worse Than Razorblades is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best April Fools' Day Pranks
Photo:  Melonie Zappa/via Pinterest
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Your Janitor Is Gonna HATE YOU

Your Janitor Is Gonna HATE YOU is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best April Fools' Day Pranks
Photo:  Hannah Lende/via Pinterest
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Bathroom Switcheroo

Bathroom Switcheroo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best April Fools' Day Pranks
Photo:  Carissa Christner/via Pinterest
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