When Is April Fool?

April 1st is April Fools' Day, which falls on April 1st every year. April 1st, also called All Fools' Day, is observed by pulling pranks and practical jokes, though it isn't recognized as a national holiday. It's just a good way to celebrate the arrival of Spring and make your neighbors, friends, teachers, and family laugh!

Google's Funniest April Fools' Jokes

1. Google April Fools' Joke: TiSP

Though the G-team joked back in 2007 that it was launching a wireless broadband service that would run through the sewers, Google's broadband initiative might be the real deal.

Toilet Internet Service Provider, or TiSP for short, is defined as a "self-installed, ad-supported online service that will be offered entirely free to any consumer with a Wi-Fi-capable PC and a toilet connected to a local municipal sewage system." All you had to do to utilize the service was insert a fiber-optic cable down the toilet and attach the other end to a router that was provided specifically for that purpose.

2. Google April Fools' Joke: Pigeon Rank

Google April Fools PigeonsForget PageRank: On April Fools' Day in 2002, Google revealed that PigeonRank was the true secret to its search engine. Indeed, PigeonRank.

The system was created by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were students at Stanford, according to a page that was released at the time.

"Page and Brin reasoned that low cost pigeon clusters (PCs) could be used to compute the relative value of Web pages faster than human editors or machine-based algorithms," according to the page. "And while Google has dozens of engineers working to improve every aspect of our service on a daily basis, PigeonRank continues to provide the basis for all of our Web search tools."

Imagine all those little beaks working hard at every search you conduct. Man, I would hate to irritate those pigeons.

3. Google April Fools' Joke: MentalPlex

MentalPlex, one of Google's first April Fools' jokes, was introduced in 2000 as a revolutionary new method of brainwave search. MentalPlex would do the searching for you if you just projected an image of what you wanted to find and stared into a swirling circle.

A FAQ made specifically for the joke stated, "MentalPlex is the only search engine that accurately returns results without requiring you to enter a query." "MentalPlex is 'a quantum leap in finding what you are looking for on the Internet,' according to Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page. "Query typing is so 1999."

READ MORE: How April Fool’s Day celebrated Around the World?

4. Google April Fools' Joke: The Topeka Name Change

Topeka Google - Even though it happened today, the first one is just too amazing to not include on the list. This April Fools' Day, Google announced bright and early that it was changing its name—to Topeka.

The joke was released a month after the real Topeka chose to adopt Google as its temporary name. The mayor of Topeka put his signature on a proclamation to persuade Google that his community was the ideal location for its upcoming broadband network launch.

Google retaliated today by adding the word "Topeka" in place of its custom logo on the home page. A picture of the Google office displayed a recently changed sign. Additionally, a placard explaining how to use the new name in conversation was provided.

April Fools Pranks To Play On Your Spouse At Home

20 Funniest Arpril Fool’s Day Jokes
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5. Place Poppers Under The Toilet Seat – Do you mean those tiny white "firecracker"-style items that are packaged in adorable little boxes? After sitting down for an explosive moment in the bathroom, I bet you wouldn't think they were that adorable. To give them an explosive surprise when they sit down, just place them on the toilet's rim beneath the seat!

6. Special Outfit – Inform your spouse that you are getting ready for bed and that you are getting him something "special." He won't be far behind you if he thinks what I think he might think! Be hiding beneath the covers while wearing skimpy pajamas or doing something absurd that will make you both giggle for years to come.

7. Turn the Water Blue ~ Use nontoxic dye pellets intended to tint children's bathwater to turn the kitchen water blue. To replace the faucet, just unscrew the cap and place a few of the colored tabs inside. The sudden and unforeseen flash of color when the water is turned on.

8. Hidden Toilet Paper Roll Edge – When you need to use the toilet paper and can't seem to find the edge, it bothers everyone. Apply a little hairspray to it to make it nearly impossible to find. It'll be so sticky that you won't want to use it, even if you can find the edge. Watch the video above to see our method in action.

9. Drawer Switch – Move your husband or wife’s drawers around so that they can’t find what he is looking for in the morning!

Best April Fools Phone & Text Jokes

10. Put His Car Up For Sale – My absolute favorite is this one. After I did this to my husband the previous year, he was inundated with calls. Put his car up for sale and use a ridiculously low number in the advertisement on a local classifieds website. I was extra mean and put a picture of his car on social media asking all my friends to call on it, with a For Sale sign in the window.

11. Mess With His Phone – Change his ringtone to something totally lame or obnoxious or promiscuous and then call him while he is at work. Or set random alerts/messages to go off all day.

12. Auto-Correct Madness – Use the Auto correct function in Microsoft Word on their laptop to "correct" a word that is frequently used, like "the," by automatically inserting "April Fools'!" You can also use his iPhone to accomplish this by configuring a keyboard shortcut. (My hubby really completed this task for me a few months back!) I have the greatest husband ever! appeared every time I texted the word "and"! If they're having trouble configuring this on their phone, take a look at the video above for instructions.

13. Don't Hold Your Breath for That Next Message - You're having a great conversation and you anticipate a clever response soon. You look intently at your iPhone, expecting a message, but nothing appears. Moments go by, and nothing changes. When the "typing" dots appear, you're eager to see what follows! They vanish. They reappearance, then disappear once more. In this manner, minutes pass and still no real response!

This is a common occurrence that can be very annoying if you're waiting impatiently in front of your screen. However, it might be worse still.

To send this GIF file to someone who also owns an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, simply save it to your device and send it via the Messages app as an iMessage. It will keep churning along, mimicking the typing indicator, leading them to believe that you are penning the longest message ever.

April Fools Pranks To Play On Your Friends

20 Funniest Arpril Fool’s Day Jokes
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14. Harmless Shenanigan’s for April Fools ~ Use these harmless shenanigans to plan some goofy April Fool's Day pranks for your family. Among the many amusing practical jokes are the ones that involve taping over the remote control sensors, adding salt instead of sugar to cookies, making googly eyes, using straws, and many more.

15. You Broke My Android -Give the impression that you damaged your friend's device's screen. Take a look at the Crack Your Screen app, which you can configure to activate by dropping motion and to look like an Android device that is broken. For a more realistic look, it also shows their real apps and background images.

16. Surprise Candy in a Fruit Can ~ What a fun idea for a school lunch surprise. Clean out a fruit cocktail can and fill it with little candy treats for April Fool’s Day. They will love it! You could also be mean and fill a candy box with vegetables, but I like this idea better.

17. April Fool’s Day {Dinner Party} ~ An unbirthday dinner party that was "silly and goofy and mixed up" was how Dixie Delights shocked her family! They had dessert before dinner and wore goofy hats and glasses. They dined on meatloaf, rice krispie, and ice cream potatoes topped with caramel sauce. Make sure to read her silly post ditty by clicking the link.

18. Solid Milk ~ Ever wondered how to make solid milk? Well, wonder no longer because it’s really very simple and the results are phenomenal and perfect for an April Fool’s Day prank.

19. Switch Out Their Ringtones - Put a funny ringtone on someone's phone, such as an orgasmic sound clip, to truly make them feel embarrassed. Then, when you're out in public, put their volume on high and give them a call. Even better, you can create custom ringtones for them. Not sure how to proceed? There are numerous approaches.

20. Give Their Phone Number in a Craigslist Ad - I've been dealt this, and it's not something to take lightly. Even though it goes against Craigslist policies, you can make a fictitious advertisement for a "really cheap iPhone" or something similar and use your friend's phone number as the contact number. Use your imagination on this one, and make sure the victim won't report you. This is practically an exact replica of the traditional number-on-the-bathroom-stall practical joke.

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