Thursday, March 22, 2007
April Fools Office Pranks
April Fools Office Pranks

Does your office have desks with drawers that can easily be removed? If so, try this; when there's no-one else in, swap a few drawers around. It doesn't matter who they belong to, although the effects are best if the victims don't know each other. Don't swap too many because the effect is best when most people are oblivious to the trick!

Hiding a sticker with 'April Fool!' on it at the bottom or the back of each drawer and keeping a poker face will also help to keep suspicion away from you. Especially, if you swap one of your own drawers!

Official Email Notice...
Send this gag to your office colleagues/ associates on April Fools' Day.

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The Office Romeo

Gentlemen, have you been playing the cad in the office? Beware, this particular Researcher's trick will shame you in front of your co-workers and is great payback for any erring Romeo.

Here's an old prank from the office where I used to work. Every Valentine's Day the reception area would be filled with flowers from ever-loving boyfriends to their girlfriends. We thought it would be hilarious to get one of the girls in our office to phone up one of the chaps and say, 'Hello this is reception, we have some flowers here for you'. On receiving the call, this chap then announced to the whole department that he'd got some flowers waiting for him and promptly wandered off to 'collect' them! Imagine his embarrassment when he got to reception and they had no clue who he was or why he might think there would be flowers there for him.
And they talk about the evil that men do...


One of the easiest (and arguably most effective) computer tricks to set up is this. It will only work if you are in an office where the computers are arranged so that one is opposite another on the same desk; ie if the computers weren't there, you'd be looking straight at the person opposite you.

All you do is swap either the keyboards or monitors between two computers that are back-to-back - but you don't unplug them. So if you swap keyboards, the keyboard you have is now plugged into the computer on the other side of the desk, and vice versa. When the person opposite you types something, nothing comes up. Until you start typing...

Changing the keyboard settings to use the 'Dvorak' layout is also a good prank. Most people don't know that the keyboard layouts can be switched at all, and the only keys that are common between the Dvorak and standard 'Qwerty' layout are 'a' and 'm', so people spend a lot of time typing gibberish and running virus-checks.


Basically, this is the same gag as above, but change the mice over instead of the keyboard/monitor.

You could also try the following: Windows has a setting to set the mouse up for left-handed users, swapping the buttons over. That's evil to do to someone who's right-handed.

You Have Got An Appraisal...
Send this prankish ecard to all your associates and fool them on April Fools' Day

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Another one is that with some computers, the mouse options include a facility which allows you to designate the orientation of the mouse, so that if you are more comfortable holding the mouse at, say, 32°, you can. We don't need to describe what you can do with that.


Cars are an obvious target for any and every April Fool's Day prankster - especially if your victim is male. There's only one thing men cherish more than their motors... Here's a few suggestions:


If you can get the keys to the car, park it by a busy road with a prominent 'For Sale' sign in the window (front and rear). Then put a really low price on it and the number of the victim. They will get calls all day.

The following is one Researcher's experience of just how effective this can really be:

... the conductor of my choir stopped dead in the middle of a rehearsal, looked us all in the eye' and said, 'If I ever find out who put my car in 'Loot' (a popular London daily small-ads paper), I will f*****g kill him!'. And then carried on with the rehearsal.


The old classic of gift wrapping a car is simply the best. Get lots of plastic foodwrap - industrial strength if possible - then just wrap it round the car, several times, making sure to cover all areas thoroughly. You might like to add a ribbon for that special, personal touch.

This researchers experience is definitely one for those in the know...

I have an associate's degree in automotive technology (I'm a well-educated grease monkey). While in school, an April Fool's Day came around. I walked into class after everybody else (the instructor had me doing other work in the shop) and found a small parts box sitting on my table - a common occurrence in an automotive class. Curious, I opened it up and found a condensor inside (a capacitor used in the ignition system - that should have been my first clue). I pulled it out and examined it while talking to a friend. I'm used to dealing with electrical pieces, and I have a habit of only touching insulation if possible. While talking, my attention slipped. I touched the body of the condensor and the end of the wire brushed against a finger. My arm straightened right out and my body jerked. '@#$%!' was my reply as the whole class burst into laughter. They had waited in anticipation for about five minutes while I jabbered, waiting for me to make the mistake.

Your Hard Work Has Really Paid Off !
A cute prank to April Fool all you office colleagues.

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