Too many of today’s pranks are cruel or downright mean. I prefer old school pranks, which are a bit more lighthearted, and not likely to end with you or your victim getting a punch in the face or a kick in the groin.
Candles are good because they make your room smell nice… and because fire. But if you want to mess with people who like candles, you might want to get some of these to give your friends at the office Christmas party that will be here before you know it.
April Fools’ Day is ThinkGeek’s Christmas. The company once again prepared several fake products for our amusement, with the best one being the Useless Light Switch. It’s like the useless machine, only it doesn’t just turn itself off, it takes down the light bulb with it.
Thor’s hammer Mjölnir is famous for its enchantment that allows only the bravest and kindest to wield it and its lethal power. YouTuber Allen Pan aka Sufficiently Advanced put a high tech spin on the picky hammer with the help of science.
We all know that robots are evil and hell-bent on taking over the world so that they can kill us all and use our blood to lubricate their servos. So it is no wonder so many of these poor fast food employees were scared out of their minds when Rahat Hussein pulled up to the drive thru.
E3 starts in a couple of weeks, which means new games will be announced, and leaks about those games will pop up online until the event starts. Webcomic creator Brian Lee decided to poke fun at such leaks and the Web’s appetite for them by creating a website that randomly generates a schedule for Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event featuring non-existent games.
Every year ThinkGeek comes up with an April Fools’ joke product that you want to be real. The EnCounter Wearable Interactive Quest is one of those ideas. It’s a fitness tracker that turns your movements and activities into tabletop RPG quests.
Watchmaker Analog Watch Co. takes advantage of the smartwatch craze to drum up some publicity with what is most probably an April Fools’ joke. It’s called the Ant Watch, a small ant farm in the shape of a wristwatch.
This is an awesome prank. What you see here is the Windows desktop that Redditor Croft1342 was greeted with after having a friend repair his computer. Jigsaw from the Saw movies is such a jerk. Only one of those Chrome icons is actually Chrome.
Check out this video of Olivier Richters dressed up to look like a member of the orc breed Urak-Hai from The Lord of the Rings. This is some amazing cosplay. It’s even more amazing because he goes grocery shopping and doesn’t even get hassled by police or the management.
Yankee Candle has been around for a long time. You’ve probably been gifted a candle or two from their various lines, which include the Man Candles which feature scents like “Mmm, Bacon” and “Riding Mower.”
And then there’s YankMe Candle.
Today is April 1st, and that means there will be lots of pranks floating around online today. This is one of the more irritating days to be a gadget writer, some of the pranks are obvious, but at times they can be subtle and you end up writing about something that is fake that you think is real.
This April Fools’ Day, the elite leaders of Google Maps are looking for the very best, like no one ever was. They need your help to catch Pokémon scattered all over the world. The winner gets a chance to officially become Google’s Pokémon Master.
ThinkGeek came prepared for April Fools’ Day this year, with a number of fake items that are silly but not too outrageous that they can’t ever exist. A cynic would say that they’re using the holiday to drive interest up in products that they already plan on making.
If you want to play the old “head in a jar” prank for April Fools’ Day this year, Instructables editor Mikeasaurus has you covered. Best of all, you don’t need an actual severed head to scare your friends.