We love a good prank, especially when they’re clever. Luckily, the world is full of people who will do hilarious things in the name of a good prank—and we get to cover them year-round. In honor of April Fools’ Day, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite pranks from the Visual News archives. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
Pretentious Office Art
Last year someone in our office created fake labels for the art in our building’s hallways. We still don’t know who it was, but we love what they did. Read more.
Pranks for Good
Not all pranks are malicious. The Prank It Forward web series takes pranks to a whole new heartwarming level. Read more.
Fake Proposals on Social Media
This comedian staged fake engagements—just to get more likes on social media. We’d give him a thumbs up. Read more.
Modern Art Prank
What is modern art, really? These guys decided to prank museum-goers by standing still and pretending to be performance art statues. Read more.
The Most Elaborate Instagram Prank Account Ever
Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary are comedians who decided to start a podcast and an Instagram account to promote the podcast. Alas the podcast never happened. Scroll through the feed from the beginning to see how their friendship unraveled in the most elaborate Instagram prank of all time. Read more.
Happy April Fools’ Day! And let us know if you’ve seen any good pranks lately.