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17 Harmless April Fool's Pranks That Are Easy To Pull Off

Nobody gets hurt, still hilarious.

1. Text a GIF of the "typing" symbol to make your friends wait for a response that never comes.

The GIF should auto-play, so it'll look like you're typing forever. You can save the GIF to your phone here.

2. Put a note on someone's car that says "sorry about the damage, had to leave" and watch them look all over for the nonexistent damage.

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3. If you can get into someone's phone, change their autocorrect shortcuts.

You can do this on iOS by going to Settings --> General --> Keyboard --> Text Replacement. Another fun one is to mix up "there," "their," and "they're."

4. Add photos to your family or office wall.

My brother has been replacing family photos with pics of Steve Buscemi and my mom hasn't noticed

Steve Buscemi is a great option, but for a little more flair, you might want to go with astronaut sloth.

5. Buy a ton of rubber ducks and hide them.

You can get a pack of 50 rubber ducks on Amazon for about $20. Pick one friend or family member and start hiding the ducks everywhere that person might find them: cupboards, drawers, desks, car glove boxes. The sky's the limit!

6. Bring a totally normal box of donuts or another delicious food in to work, and leave it out with a sign that says "April Fool's!" Then watch everyone try to figure out what you did to it.

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7. Tape a photo of Nic Cage, Shrek, or whoever else you want to the top of the copier.

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You'll want to place it opposite the side where people usually place their paper so that their paper doesn't cover it entirely. With proper placement, hopefully Nic's crazy eyes will be peering just over the bottom edge of their document.

8. Fill a mayonnaise jar with yogurt or vanilla pudding and eat it with a spoon in front of people.

You could also do blue Gatorade in a bottle of Windex, but make sure you clean the bottle VERY thoroughly.

9. Hide battery-powered alarm clocks throughout their room.

If you live with your prankee or have access to their room, you can get alarm clocks, set them all to go off at different times, and hide them all over.

10. If you have the time, tools, and materials, turn someone's bedroom into a closet.

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11. Text them random stuff to make them think they subscribed to it.

Cat Facts is a classic, but you could also conduct a survey about their food ordering habits, text a daily photo of Tom Hanks, or anything else you can think of. You can use Google Voice to disguise your number.

12. Print this out and tape it next to your office's printer.

Then sit back and enjoy as people yell at the printer all day.

13. Hide a baby monitor or walkie-talkie in a closet or ceiling and meow into it.

You could also whisper or make ghost noises into it, but meowing will probably freak them out less. Plus, then they'll go looking around for a cat.

14. Start placing pennies in random spots where the person will find them. Then start placing more and more pennies.

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Start with just one penny per day. Place them somewhere normal, like on a desk or on the floor. Then start placing more pennies, and get weirder. Put them in the bathroom, or under a pillow. And of course, pretend that you have no idea what's happening.

15. Rearrange your roommate's dresser drawers. For added effect, continue to do it over time.

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If you want to be a little more evil, take one article of clothing and put it in a different drawer, then escalate over time.

16. Screenshot their desktop, remove all of their icons, then set the screenshot as the background.

You can either do this on a computer, or you can do it on a phone by moving all the icons onto a different page or putting them all in a folder. They'll try tapping or clicking on the icon they want, but to no avail! *evil laugh*

17. And finally, put googly eyes on EVERYTHING.

Because why not?

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