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Cheap April Fools’ Day Pranks That WORK

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Prankin' on a Budget!

A historical predecessor to April Fools’ Day was the Roman festival of Hilaria. The idea of having a day dedicated to practical jokes evolved over years throughout the western world and by the 19th century, the April Fool was a widespread “thing.”

The goal of April Fools’ Day is simple … make someone look like a fool. Sounds harsh and mean-spirited, but when we’re talking about our ‘know-it-all’ friends and family, they probably deserve it! Whether you’re an experienced prankster or looking for a few good ideas to fool your family and friends, we’ve found a bunch of our favorite practical practical jokes that won’t bust your wallet.

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