I think people hate April Fools because they know they can't fool anyone because everyone is so guarded... Apart from Ginger Chris apparently who'd been had five times in the first hour.
But it always reminds me of prank wars. The best I've had were in uni. You're away from home with new people and it's all about having fun... Little jokes escalate so fast! I remember in first year, we got from hiding people's clothes and food to stealing each others cars and bedroom furniture within a couple of days.
That last one actually led to one of my favourite moments in my life so far. My friend and I decided to steal our flatmates bed... As you do. We left the pillowcase /sheet in place but took the frame. We got everything ready - got the keys to her room and the room opposite to hide the bed, then picked it up and got it halfway out of the door. We held it for a second while I opened the door opposite, and then these two guys that worked around the flats walked in. I was stood there opening one of the girls doors with one hand, while holding half a bed in the other hand, my friend holding up the other half was still in the room and didn't know what was going on. I just looked at the men and they looked back for a couple of seconds while I held back laughter, and then they just carried on walking the other way.
It's one of my favourite moments because still remember exactly how I felt - it was hilarious and there was just nothing to say to explain it so I was just stood there, I think I actually did say 'Hi.' and smiled... Yunno - ACT CASUAL style.
Ahh good times!