Salt in the sugar bowl? Cups of water balanced on the top of the door? April Fool’s Day is only two days away. It’s time to get creative. Why waste your efforts on pranks that have been pulled since Fred short-sheeted Wilma? Yes, my mom always stuck an April Fool note in the middle of my sandwich. But that sort of thing is small potatoes compared to some April Fool’s jokes.

The best April Fool antics are simple to execute, are creative, and harm no one. (If it isn’t funny to everyone involved, it fails, in my book.)

A little research uncovered some pretty amazing stories. Here are a few of my favorites:

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