Awesome cover photo by Bich Tran 

Happy April Fools day all! Come celebrate the trickiest day of the year with Nerdipop!

Every year on April 1st, April Fools’ Day (also known as April Fools’ Day or All Fools’ Day) is observed as a day when people play practical pranks and hoaxes on one another. “April fools” refers to the jokes and the people who fall for them. On this day, the press and other media may report on hoaxes, which will be explained on later days. The day has been popular since the nineteenth century, but it is not a national holiday in any country.

Some ideas how for practical jokes / hoaxes:

Pickled Head


Print out a life-size color photo of a face, or a scary creature. Find a large glass jar. Cut the photo so it fits inside the jar (facing outward with the front of the photo pressed against the glass). Then add some water (if you want, laminate the photo first, or spray with waterproofing spray). Place the jar in the refrigerator. Now… just wait until your victim opens the fridge for a snack – then be ready to shout “April Fool’s!”

 Bound Gag


For this joke, you’ll need tons of rubber bands. Put about a hundred of them around your victim’s cell phone or desk phone. Then call them!

Toilet Surprise


Print out a life-size face (this can be anyone-someone in your family, a monster, a celebrity, your victim, or even yourself). Attach it to the underside of the toilet seat facing up. Now close the lid to the toilet. When your victim lifts the lid, they will get a scare!

Donut Don’ts

BakingSodaDonut250Make the perfect morning snack for April 1st! Buy some plain donuts. Then coat them in baking powder. Leave them out for your victim. They will look just like powdered-sugar donuts, but taste terrible!

Peepers Creepers

facePrint out a life-sized photo of a scary face. Go outside and attach it to a window or skylight (this will work best at night). Now just wait for the frightened reaction of your victim!