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.
Mysterious, enigmatic Scorpio lives to uncover secrets. One simple way to trick this sign is simply by leaving a note reading “April Fools’!” on their desk chair or in the driver’s seat of their car — but don’t play any tricks on them at all. They’ll drive themselves crazy throughout the day, trying to figure out what the joke is, who might be playing it and when it might be coming. You can also prank them by leading them on a scavenger hunt of sorts: Leave clues for them to follow, with the final “surprise” being you as you jump out and yell, “April Fools’!” You can also leave your journal out someplace where they’re sure to find it, open to an entry where you’ve written something truly scandalous (and, of course, completely untrue). Be sure to write “April Fools’!” at the end of the entry!