Happy April Fools Day!!!

Submitted by robbyt003 on April 1st, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Trust no one today!  Anyone have any good stories about past or present April Fools pranks?

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willywill9

April 1st, 2013 at 10:22 AM ^

Pretty sure Michigan advanced to the Final Four... unless that's one damned elaborate joke.  Luckily, i'm working from home today.  I just got back from vacation in Mexico... i couldn't go in today all the way.  baby steps.

LSAClassOf2000

April 1st, 2013 at 10:43 AM ^

Among my other administrative duties here, I get to update the slide presentation that runs on the big screen in the conference room down the hall here. People can see it from most spots in the office, and about 99% of the information is dry corporate stuff (our core values, various metrics, the weather, outage screens, etc...), but for the past few weeks, leading up to today, I started putting in daily word scrambles - just one word, but it has become a fixture. Today's scramble is exactly that - a scramble. There are no English words that can be made from it, and yet, I have seen a few submissions thus far. 

MattisonMan

April 1st, 2013 at 10:44 AM ^

My fiancé did the 'oops I dropped the custom-made engagement ring down the shower drain'.

After recovering from heart stoppage - I realized that I have until the wedding day to plan an adequate revenge.

UMAmaizinBlue

April 1st, 2013 at 10:45 AM ^

I ever saw was in college when one of my housemates switched the ice from our fridge with frozen chicken nuggets. When you went to add to ice to your drink, you got chicken nuggets instead.

ijohnb

April 1st, 2013 at 10:49 AM ^

one time some guy called a timeout when his team did not have any.  I went to bed crying only to wake up and find out that it was an April Fools hoax, that the guy did not call time out and actually got the ball to the token white guy who was wide open at the top of the key and this team won the national championship. 

FreddieMercuryHayes

April 1st, 2013 at 11:15 AM ^

I once ran up to some guy and punched him square in the nose. It looked all crooked, and there was blood everywhere and everything...I started laughing and cried out "April Fool's!!", but no one else seemed to get the joke. They just got angry. So now I don't do April Fool's pranks because no one seems to know how to take a joke anymore.

mGrowOld

April 1st, 2013 at 11:20 AM ^

Last night at about 1:30am my wife got tricked pretty good by Google of all things.  She was checking the Google Analytic report on her website and it showed that there were 41 people currently on her site from the Internation Space Station. FWIW - Google analytics shows the number of people on your site at any given time and the area of the country or world they are from.

Anyways she wakes me up all very excited because people in SPACE are on her healthblog website!!!!!   Being a cynic by nature I was a bit skeptical and when we looked around the site some more I saw a small "April Fool's" in the date field.

She was not a happy girl.  She thought for sure her website had gone into outer space!

Mgodiscgolfer

April 1st, 2013 at 12:32 PM ^

No joke! I was born on this day in 1959. Since then I have had some interesting birthday gifts. I thought I might share a couple. How many of you have had a cardboard cake, one of my wife's jokes on me. That was in the begining of our young relationship and I was worried that because the knife would not cut threw the cake very easily I thought she might have screwed the recipe. Another one was a big box with many more boxes inside it till I got to the Cracker Jack toy inside it all. Oh then there's the old can't blow out the birthday candles and many more that I wont bore you with. Yes and be careful today dont believe anything you are told at first until you have investigated. Thank you U of M basketball team for the early bday gift. We goin to the Final Four.