Phew! Another April Fools’ Day come and gone. Did you make it through without falling for one of those hilarious pranks that brands, blogs, and businesses love to spring on us each year? Wait—don’t answer yet. Maybe you got punked without even knowing it! Here are some of today’s best practical jokes that you might have missed.
A prank on the homeless sounds like a setup for something awful, but it turns out to be pretty sweet.
Is there a more evil prank to pull on children than to tell them school has been canceled, only to reveal moments later that, in fact, it has not? No, there isn't.
It's April Fool's Day, which means you've probably already been tricked into believing something amazing and then mocked for your gullibility. Isn't this fun? But for those who want to live vicariously through other people's pranking, here's a collection of reader submissions sent in following my appeal on Friday.
What will the Today Show's 4th hour do without Kathie Lee's incessant absorption of vino?
Hey now wait a minute. Why would the National Republican Senatorial Committee produce a campaign ad supporting Barack Obama... unless... Oh, right, it's April 1 and everyone tells lies all day. Then again, this video appears to have been uploaded on March 31, so maybe the NRSC really does want Obama to win in 2012. That would be nuts. You can watch the ad and decide. Obama rides a unicorn over a rainbow and suggests boosting oil imports from Brazil, though not in the same shot.
Streeter Seidell and Amir Blumenfeld joined Kathie Lee and Hoda during Today's fourth hour to help play a trivia game about April Fools Day. Warning: some of their "facts" are more like made-up answers, but are very entertaining anyway.
Pulling an epic prank on your coworkers is always the most satisfying way to get you jollies on April Fool's Day. If you're feeling strapped for ideas, we've compiled a few examples to get the diabolical juices flowing.