Top 10 April Fools Pranks That Went Too far
Featuring… School shooting prank – Certain things are naturally funny… like people who think their umpa-lumpa inspired tan looks good. Then there are the things you should never joke about, you know, like school shootings. Well, Angela Timmons clearly didn’t get the memo. Murder Prank – I get it, we love (apple of eye origin) pranking, its good fun, but there are limits people. Susan Hudson took it too far. In short, she planned to convince her sister that she killed her husband, let’s hear how she did it. Military “intelligence” escalates foreign relations – You know what’s not likely to stabilise tensions in an otherwise volatile region of the world? A prank so bad that Susan from the previous example probably thought it up. There’s a Chemical in your water – As this video will confirm, radio DJs are notorious for over-the-top April Fools Day tricks misleading the public, and with this one, it’s all in the details. Cheap Holiday Prank – To commerate the 100-year anniversary of the first round the world tour by travel agent Thomas Cook, the London Times had a great idea that would definitely cause queues to form outside the travel agent. Deadline Stress – Coming up to the end of March in 2008, Glenn Howlett, an employee at London City Council, was on a much-needed vacation. Titanic Replica Visible – 2001 was the year a local DJ in Brighton, England, thought it would be appropriate to carry out this prank. He publicised on southern FM radio that a full-size replica of the Titanic would be visible from the cliffs at Beachy Head as it sailed along the Sussex Coast. Space Shuttle in San Diego – This one wasn’t entirely original, it was copied for a prank perpetrated by a Belgian newspaper in 1992 but this one was far more successful, fooling much more people. Bun in the Oven Prank – This one is a classic – but most people agree that its something now worth joking about. Not Tori Wheeler though. The Eruption of Mount Edgecumbe – Residents of Sitka, Alaska woke on the morning of Monday April 1, 1974 only to see that Mount Edgecumbe, a volcano dormant for 400 years, had a menacing plume of black smoke rising from inside its crater.