April Fools Day Quotes & Jokes

Enjoy this collection of April Fools Day quotes and jokes.  Learn about the history of April Fool’s Day.  Be amazed by 10 best April Fool’s Day hoaxes.  Be prepared to execute your own April Fool’s day pranks on those close to you. 

Share your best prank played on you or that your play on another.

10 Best April Fool's Day Hoaxes

Watch this interesting video to find out about the 10 best April fool’s Day hoaxes pulled on the general public.

Here is the countdown of the 10 greatest April Fool's Day Hoaxes.

Number 10: On April 1st, 1957, the BBC reported that due to a mild winter, Swiss farmers were seeing a spaghetti harvest and there was spaghetti hanging from the trees. Many phoned in asking how they could grow their own.

Number 9: In 1981, The Daily Mail reported that due to a translation error, a Japanese man thought the London marathon was 26 DAYS long vs. 26 miles and he was still out somewhere running.

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Number 8: In 1996, a Taco Bell advertisement indicated that the company had bought the Liberty Bell and it was to be renamed to Taco Liberty Bell. When the White House press secretary was asked about this sale, he remarked that Lincoln Memorial had also been sold to its new owner Ford Motor Co.

Number 7: In 1998, Burger King launched a special whopper for left-handed people. Its USA Today ad claimed that the ingredients had been rotated 180 degrees to cater specifically to the left-handed citizens.

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Number 6: In 1994, the PC Computing magazine informed readers of a Congressional Bill that would ban using the internet while being drunk. The report resulted in numerous angry calls by concerned citizens.

Number 5: A 2008 BBC video showed that a tv crew had discovered flying penguins who traveled thousands of miles during each winter to enjoy the sun in South America.

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Number 4: A 1965 report by a newspaper in Copenhagen announced the passing of a new law which mandated all dogs to be painted white so they could be seen better at night.

Number 3: A 2000 report in The Independent stated that researchers in Florida had come up with a pill, similar to Viagra, for sexually unsatisfied pets.

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Number 2: A German radio station in 1993 reported that a new city law required runners to go no more than 6 miles per hour in the city park. They did not want to distract the squirrels who were going through their mating season.

Number 1: A New Mexicans for Science and Reasons newsletter published in April, 1998 reported that the state of Alabama had proposed to round off the value of pi and change it from 3.14 to 3.

For more great ideas, check out the Top 100 April Fool’s Pranks of All Time.

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About Fools

"A fool and his money are soon parted."
~ Thomas Tusser

"A fool and his money are soon parted. And that's not just my opinion." - New Yorker Cartoon
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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. ~Douglas Adams

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
~ Mae West

A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.
~  Robert Jordan

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
~ Alexander Pope

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April Food Pranks

Refilled Oreos
Your target won’t suspect anything out of the ordinary with these treats!
Prepare a handful of Oreo cookies for this gag. Gently twist the cookies apart and scrape off the cream filling. Replace the filling with white toothpaste.  Set the gag cookies out, watch and wait until they take the bait.

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“Fried Egg” Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? This is a fun and nutritious way to start the day. You’ll need about 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt for each serving, along with either half a skinless peach or half a skinless apricot. When you’re ready to serve your “egg,” put the yogurt on a flat plate in a circular shape (to resemble the egg white portion of a fried egg). Next, place half the peach or apricot, with the flat side down, in the middle of the yogurt to resemble the egg yolk.Voila! Instant “fried egg!”

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Undrinkable Juice
You’ll have to hold back giggles when you watch your prey try to take a sip of this gelled juice. A strategically placed straw makes for a much more believable “drink,” but you could also set the Jell-O in a large pitcher and watch various members of your family hilariously try to pour themselves a cup.

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April Fool's Day

April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.
~ Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894

April fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly.
~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

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April Fools Prank Ideas

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Remote Farting

Although this trick is as old as the hills you can be high tech with your own remote control farting machine at its finest audible up to 100 ft. from the scene of the crime. Laugh so hard you might actually fart! Folks have used various methods to liven up a stuffy party call it a Whoopee cushion, poo-poo cushion or razzberry, it still sounds like a fart. But why stop there? Elevate your gassy pranks to a new level with the state of the art in farts, the Fart-O-Nator. More than a fart machine, it combines the best in precision fart automation, offering a plethora of fart sound effects:

  • Savor the long wet one
  • Sample the simple but effective toot
  • Short setting for those quick rapid fire bombs
  • Long setting to drag out the embarrassing moment.

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Phony Lottery Tickets

These fake lottery tickets are the hottest new gag gift on the market. Cause a stir today by giving one to a friend, co-worker or enemy. Let them think that they've won $10,000. 

BE SURE TO LET THEM KNOW RIGHT AWAY THAT IT IS A PRANKI’d hate to have someone quit their job in today’s economy, only to find out they were pranked.

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Fake Pregnancy Test

It's the home pregnancy test that is always positive! Ladies, now you can find out if you've found Mr. Right with this hilarious prank! Will he stick with you if he thinks things will get complicated? This outrageous prank will have your guy sweating!

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Snarky Parking Tickets

A hilarious collection of snarky parking tickets designed to be torn off and left for drivers of badly parked cars.

Did someone park his Miata parallel across the last three perpendicular spaces? And there’s no parking enforcement around to bust him? No problem. Thanks to Parking Tickets readers can issue a cleverly designed and perfectly humiliating “fine” to the inconsiderate owner. There are simple messages —“You’re a space hog” — angry cards — “It was either this or a crowbar through your window” — and sarcastic tickets —“Hope you’re better between the sheets than you are between the lines.”

Together they provide good parkers an outlet to vent their frustrations toward people who deserve it, and maybe raise that driver’s consciousness. Wallet-sized to fit in a pocket, purse, or glove box, Parking Tickets has tailor-made insults for every poor parking job.

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High Tech Phantom Keystroker

Computers act up enough without any help… and you are constantly spouting out your frustrations at your computer.  Why not drive your friends crazy with this phantom keystroker that you plug into a USB port.  Then the computer starts sassing back at the computer operator, going into a CAPs lock mode and shouting at you, and jumping the cursor around.

This nice thing is that it won't hurt the computer... it just frustrates it's victim.

Check out the video to learn more about this ingenious device.

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Fools vs. the Wise

Wise men profit more by fools than fools by wise men.
~ Marcus Porcius Cato

Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.
~ Benjamin Franklin, Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so sure of themselves and wiser people so full of doubt.
~ Leah Wilson, The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

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The fools among us are presented to be wise and the wise among us are presented to be fools.
~ Santosh Kalwar

Fools talk, cowards silence , wise men listen.
~ Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

The problem with the wise is they are so filled with doubts and questions while fools are so certain about things.
~ Shannon L. Alder

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History of April Fools

Ever wonder how the tradition of April Fool’s came about?  Watch this short informative video to find out.

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Humor / Laughter

Blessed is he who has learned to laugh at himself, for he shall never cease to be entertained.
~ John Powell

When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
~ Thomas Szasz

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
~Max Eastman

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When humor goes, there goes civilization.
~ Erma Bombeck

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation,it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.
~ Charles Schulz

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
~ Agnes Repplier

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself.
~Clifton Paul Fadiman

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Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
~ Frank Moore Colby

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.
~ Edward Albee

Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
~ Edward De Bono

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
~ Victor Borge

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A fool is made more of a fool, when their mouth is more open than their mind.
~ Anthony Liccione

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
~ Abraham Lincoln

You will rarely make wise decisions if you surround yourself with fools.
~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
~ Winston Churchill

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain--and most do.
~ Dale Carnegie

A fool with a heart and no sense is just as unhappy as a fool with sense and no heart.
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

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A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
~ Molière

Compromise is a stalling between two fools.
~ Stephen Fry

If you never see a fool
You'll always be happy.

The one who keeps company with fools
Will be sorry for a long time.
It's painful to live with fools,
Like being always with an enemy.
~ Anonymous, The Dhammapada

Foolish men always believe that a little knowledge will give them control over the world, but it is no more than a display of their vanity.
~ J. P. Vinluca, Aiko and the Dragon

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There are more fools in the world than there are people.
~ Heinrich Heine

The world is full of fools, and he who would not see it should live alone and smash his mirror.
~ Claude Le Petit

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Even the gods love jokes.
~ Plato

The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
~ Will Rogers

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
~ George Orwell

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools that don't have brains enough to be honest.
~ Benjamin Franklin

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No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
~ Hunter S. Thompson (1939)

The greatest fools are ofttimes more clever than the men who laugh at them.
~ George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

Labeled fools to the world are geniuses to the cosmos.
~ Criss Jami

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If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
~ Welsh Proverb

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
~ Japanese Proverb

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
~ Chinese Proverb

He who is born a fool is never cured.
~ Proverb

Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.
~ Irish Proverb

It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools.
~ Spanish Proverb

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