7 Greatest April Fools’ Day Pranks In History

What makes a great April Fools’ Day joke? It helps if it’s silly or funny, doesn’t hurt people except perhaps a slight bruise to one’s ego for believing the story, and is something people can laugh at themselves for being fooled over.

While the average prankster might put a whoopee cushion on your chair or tape a paper fish to your back, these pranksters truly went above and beyond to fool hundreds or even thousands of people.

Here are the seven greatest April Fools’ Day pranks in history.