Pulling pranks on April Fools' Day is all well and good, but there are some dos and don'ts for pulling off a solid one.

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  1. Do put some effort in. This is the one day of the year where you can playfully take some aggression out on your friends and coworkers and really let your pettiness shine.
  2. Don't give it up too soon. If your "target" believes whatever insane story you're telling them, don't yell "April Fools!" right away. Make them sweat it out.
  3. Do play nice. You're not looking to ruin anyone's career, relationship, property, or life. This is supposed to be fun.
  4. Don't tempt fate. Call it superstition, but pretending that someone died or that you're pregnant should always be off the table.

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