Each year, as April 1 approaches, children and pranksters around the world begin gleefully planning the hoaxes and practical jokes they will play on unsuspecting friends, coworkers and family members. While not exactly an international holiday, April Fools’ Day is recognized in many different countries, and it’s more than just a day of cheap laughs: When you prank your friends and family, you’re actually carrying on a time-honored tradition that has been handed down through cultures and centuries for well over 500 years. What’s the best trick to play on your child, best friend, spouse or coworker? If you really want to push their buttons, tailor your prank to their Sun sign! Read on to find out the best tricks that are sure to get the goat of your Zodiac sign.
It can be tough to trick an Aries; inventive and quick on their feet, the Ram is usually the one pulling the pranks. But you can pull the wool over this sign’s eyes if you capitalize on their competitive nature. Show your Aries victim how you can balance a full glass of water on the back of your hand (be sure to practice this before you try it!). Then, bet them that they can’t do the same — but challenge them to do it with two glasses of water, one balanced on the back of each hand. Once you’ve helped them get the glasses in place, leave the room. Aries will be forced either to sit there, hands out and as steady as possible, until you return, or to spill the water if they want to move. (Warning: Use plastic cups that won’t break, in case Aries chooses to spill the water so they can come after you!)