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.
Intellectual Gemini is all about words and communication. On April Fools’ Day, give your Gemini victim a word search puzzle that doesn’t actually contain any of the words listed in the search key. Wait until they’re extra frustrated at not being able to find even one word on the list; then lean in to help — and circle the words “April” and “Fools” in the puzzle. Another way to trick a Gemini is to change the language setting in their cell phone to a foreign language (just be sure you know how to change it back!). And finally, try switching their computer keyboard from the usual QWERTY key layout to the lesser-used Dvorak layout. When they go to surf the Web or write an email, nothing but nonsense will result when they start to type! See how long it takes this clever sign to figure out what has happened. Chances are, it won’t be long; they might even enjoy learning the Dvorak layout and trying it out for a while.