Though it’s a tradition that’s been going on for hundreds of years, no one is exactly sure how April Fool’s Day got its start. Some believe it originated in France in 1582 when people mistakenly celebrated New Years in April instead of January. Others link April Fool's Day to the unpredictable weather that can fool you this time of year.
Whatever the origin, we can all agree that there’s nothing like a good prank, as long as you’re not the victim. So sit back and enjoy some of the most memorable celebrity April 1st action!
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Last year we saw a pretty epic prank when Rihanna surprised the notorious prankster Jimmy Kimmel by showing up to his house at 1am on April 1st and giving him a private performance while he slept (complete with strobe lights and backup dancers).
Clever News reminds us that a couple of years ago we saw Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne go at it as they fought over who was more famous in Canada. The pop singers posted a short video clip to their Instagram on April 1st, 2014 of them pummeling one another. Lavigne later posted a picture to her Twitter captioned “#aprilfools” that shows her about to punch Miley in the face.
Ellen DeGeneres’ idea of a prank seems to be a good scare. She has a history of scaring her guests and on April Fool's Day in 2009 she made Christina Applegate scream in terror not once but twice. The actress was surprised by Ellen hiding in her dressing room before the show. Then during her interview, someone dressed as a fake plant snuck up behind her, inducing another bloodcurdling scream.
And who can forget the time Katie Couric managed one of the most memorable pranks ever on the Late Late Show with James Corden. As Corden introduced Couric, a stunt double appeared at the top of a set of stairs looking like she’s having trouble with her heels. She then goes head over heels, tumbling down each step. Corden rushes over in sheer horror asking if she is okay before the real Katie Couric emerges saying, “April Fool's!”.
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I told my dad I broke his tennis rackets cus he loves playing tennis..lol
Omy Jimmy Kimmel getting pranked classic!!! Lmbo
Going into labor with my oldest son no one believed me at first lol
I like the corny April Fool's jokes my students tell me. Predictable but still funny.
We did silly things as kids that were pretty memorable.
That time I thought I was a winner of a new car only to find out it was my ex boyfriend putting a prank on me. Guess it's a good thing I have a since of humor.. can you even start to imagine how excited I was jumping up and down yelling to my family that I just won a car, I was only inform later that the joke was on me.
My son, who was 9 at the time, filled the dash of my car with $1 dancing flowers...lol. I rode all the way to work with them dancing and bobbing while I laughed...lol. Thanks for the chance to win!
One year, my friends and I, tp'd our youth leaders car in the middle of the night. We didn't get to see his reaction but we heard about it after. Best day ever
Katies was the BEST!! I knew it was a prank but it looked Amazingly real. Thanks for sharing the laughs. email@example.com
I pranked my mom one year, or so I thought , but she had seen me set it up and let her sister eat the first bite of a chocolate dirt pie! We both cried laughing!
Giving my dad a fake lottery ticket. He thought he won 10 million dollars. When i broke the news to him that it was fake lottery ticket and that he really didn't win 10 million, he didn't speak to me for the rest of the day.
It was a time when a friend said they lost the car keys when we were far away from home and we looked and looked for at least a half hour before he finally admitted it was just a joke!!
The one gone viral on the internet where the brothers prank their sister who is still loco from dental surgery that the zombie apocalypse has begun. " Save the cat, idiot."
I called my parents and told them I needed a ride from jail because I had gotten a DUI. They didn't think it was funny though;)
Our graduate level class was waiting on our PhD level professor to start the April 1st class. Soon after he arrived, one by one, the students got up and left the class until no one was left except the professor.