Why I love pranks on April Fools’ Day

Nash Greeven, Staff writer

This April Fools’ Day, you may be worried about falling victim to practical jokes and gags.

But why should you spend the entirety of April Fools’ Day on guard?

April Fools’ Day is one of my favorite holidays.

April 1 is a day of laughter, and of feeling mistrust towards your friends.

Though, I can understand why some people would dislike that mistrust.

And sometimes, people can take April Fools’ Day jokes a bit too far.

I hope you don’t receive any serious information on April 1, because it could be someone pulling a prank on you!

I think that, on the whole, there are a lot of reasons to love April Fools’ Day.

One reason why I’m always excited for April Fools’ Day every single year is because of how certain companies get in on the fun.

Some large companies always create fake products that seem extremely real and cool!

My go-to example of this is what Google has done over the years.

For their April Fools’ Day gags in previous years past, Google has done a multitude of adventurous things.

My favorite April Fools’ Day hoax by Google was called Gmail Motion.

Gmail Motion, for those who missed it, was a service designed to allow people to write emails using only gestures.

Gmail would supposedly track these gestures using your computer webcam and a “spatial tracking algorithm,” and you could use these gestures to execute commands.

One of my favorite commands was opening a message by making a motion with your hands, as if you were opening an envelope.

Another was the command that supposedly allowed you to reply to emails by pointing backwards over your shoulder with one thumb.

Also, you could supposedly reply to all by pointing back with both thumbs.

This is just one of many pranks that Google and other companies have pulled over the years.

Pranks like this have brought immense amounts of excitement to me every time April Fools’ Day rolls around.

I’m pretty gullible, so I often would fall for these elaborate Google hoaxes on April Fools’ Day!

There’s a lot of reasons to love April Fools’ Day on the personal level as well.

It’s not just about the antics of big companies like Google or Facebook.

At its core, April Fools’ Day is a day for laughter and fun with your friends.

Coming up with elaborate April Fools pranks is always amazing!

Tricking your friends and family members with various devious stories and jokes is honestly the best.

I also love how certain high-profile individuals get in on the fun.

Many celebrities love coming up with April Fools’ Day jokes to fool the public.

I’m always excited to see what antics celebrities come up with for April first.

It’s always fun to see what people come up with.

At its core, April Fools’ Day is a day about laughing and having fun.

So, on this April Fools’ Day, have fun.

Don’t forget to not take things too seriously!