How To: 12 April Fool's Day Pranks for Your Smartphone-Addicted Family & Friends

April Fool's Day, aka National Screw with Your Friends Day, is finally here. You can always pull a conventional prank, like strategically placing a whoopee cushion on your mom's chair, but that joke has been exhausted generations before smartphones were around. We live in a day and age where smack cam is the new level of pranking, so it's time to step your game up, novices.

How To: Prank Someone with an Exploding Envelope Practical Joke

With a little set-up, you can surprise and unsuspecting victim with an explosive envelope. When they try to pull out the envelopes contents a loud pop is sure to freak them out. You will need an envelope, a party popper, and two pieces of cardboard. Watch this video pranking tutorial and learn how to do an exploding envelope practical joke. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!

How To: Prank someone by changing their cell phone numbers

If you want to cause one of your friends some extreme discomfort and possibly ostracization, try doing this to them! This video will explain a simple prank that you can pull when one of your friends / enemies leaves their cell phone unattended in your presence. I won't give it away, but they are sure to feel the wrath of this one and will not be able to blame it on your concretely. Brilliant!

How To: Pull the bloody toothbrush prank with food coloring on a roommate

Brushing your teeth is pretty mundane. Why not enliven the experience for a friend or enemy by pranking them into thinking that their mouth is gushing blood? This video will teach you how to use food coloring and an oven to set up the Bloody Toothbrush Prank. All you do is cook the food coloring into it's powdered essence, apply the powder sneakily your victim's toothbrush, and wait until they brush.

How To: Pull off a bloody stapler prank

Here's one practical joke that just about anyone can pull off. If you have access to a stapler, food dye or coloring, and capsules you can empty, you can play this trick on any unsuspecting person. This simple prank has everything: mimimum effort and maximum payoff. Try it on your little sister or brother, or that annoying nosy neighbor!

How To: Prank Someone with an Exploding Water Balloon in the Fridge

The fridge is one of the most excruciating things to clean, so it makes the perfect target on April Fool's Day. For this prank, just fill up a water balloon with whatever you want, lay it softly in one of the shelves on the door, and close the door with the untied end of the balloon stretched out so that the door will close and seal it. When your victim opens the fridge, it'll explode all over them. Simple and effective. Watch to see exactly how it works.

How To: Make invisible ink from an egg

In this tutorial, we learn how to make invisible ink from an egg. First, grab an egg and poke it with a pen to where a small hole is in it. once you've done this, leak the white inside of the egg into a clear bowl. Now you can dip the pen into the clear liquid and write on a piece of paper. Keep dipping in liquid as the "ink" dries out. Once the liquid has dried, you will be able to see what is written on the paper clearly! You can place the paper or an open flame (standing back a few inches)...

How To: Annoy a telemarketer

Revenge is sweet. If you don't have the time or the heart to torment telemarketers, put your name on the National Do Not Call Registry, at www.donotcall.gov. For more information, see "How To Stop Telemarketers Calling". Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks! Annoy a telemarketer.

How To: Do the Land O'Lakes Indian Butter (Boob) Trick

The artwork for Minnesota's Land O' Lakes butter packaging is classic, dating back to 1928 when it was first created by Brown & Bigelow illustrator Arthur C. Hanson. The logo was updated ("modernized") once in 1939, again in the '50s, and has undergone minor modifications here and there since. The legendary packaging is good for two rather nerdy tricks: A) a very trippy optical illusion and B) a very infantile boob illusion.

How To: Make someone faint

This is NOT fake. To make someone faint, first have them squat down and breathe in deeply for about 10 seconds. Then, have them stand up straight against a wall and hold their breath. Get someone else to push hard against their chest. The person standing should then lose concsiousness for a few seconds! WARNING : This is dangerous and I am not responsible for any injuries/deaths that may occur. I do NOT encourage you to try this. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!

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