Keep your head on a swivel. April Fools’ Day is coming.

It’s the national holiday on April 1st that belongs to the pranksters, where no one is safe from tricks and hoaxes.

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The Origin of April Fools’ Day

It’s fitting that a holiday that caters to tricksters, the origin of April Fools’ Day is tricky, itself.

According to A&E’s History, the exact history is a bit of a mystery.

“Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar…People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1  and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes and were called ‘April Fools,’” said the outlet.

Being the Pranker or the Prankee on April Fools’ Day

In college, I lived with four other girls and I decided that it was time for me to be the prankster. I wrapped an elastic band around the sprayer of the sink in hopes that my roommates would get sprayed when they turned on the faucet.

Hours went by, and I forgot about my own prank. I turned on the faucet to wash my hands, and I fell for my own prank.

An eruption of laughter came from the living room as my roommates realized what happened. My mission to become the prankster failed. I will forever be the one pranked on.

And I’m not alone. Keep scrolling to see how some SouthCoast pranksters succeeded with clever tricks, while some fell for the pranks hard.

13 Times April Fools' Day Got Savage on the SouthCoast

April Fools' Day is no joke around here. Some are pranksters while some are getting pranked, and it's funny every time.

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