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.
Frugal Capricorn will find it tough to pass up a ten-dollar bill left lying on the floor, so drop one where you’re sure they’ll see it — but first, rub mashed banana on the underside. When they pick it up, they think they’ve gotten something truly nasty on their fingers. (Warning: This prank may cost you ten dollars! Once Capricorn figures out it’s just banana and nothing worse, they might simply wash off the bill and keep it rather than returning it to you.) If you work with your Capricorn victim, invite them on a trip to the office water cooler, and hand them a paper cup that has pinholes poked into the bottom of it. You’ll get a laugh as water drips onto their clothes! And finally, here’s one more prank that takes a bit of planning, but which can really get the Goat’s goat: Burn a candle in its holder on top of a piece of wax paper, letting the wax drip down onto the paper. Once it dries, peel the paper off very carefully. Now you can place the candle on one of Capricorn’s favorite pieces of furniture — preferably a precious antique or an expensively upholstered chair — and watch poor Cap blow their top, thinking the finish is ruined.