Are we ever too old for a good April Fools prank?April Fools PrankerOne time a few years ago I did one at trivia bar I frequent.I found a wig close to my own hair and a pal to play along.We pretended to have a big fight and things escalated while the bar got quiet.

At the right moment voila! she tore the wig off my head.The looks on everyones faces and their collected OOOOOOOhh was priceless.April Fools PrankeeThe worlds best April Fools prank was courtesy of my late husband.Michael noticed how creeped out I was about the Twilight Zone episode The Fever a slot machine pursues a gambler to his death while repeating his name.It chases him until he jumps out the window.The next time I turned on my home office computer, it booted up and said, Okay, Virginia, lets boogie! I ran, scared and shocked, to Michael, who saw the look on my face and almost fell out of his chair laughing.

And after a second, I laughed too.Thats the essence of a perfect April Fools prank.Its not mean, nobody gets hurt, and everybody laughs.YOUR TURNBut thats me.How about you? What was a great April Fools prank you played or had played on you? Tell us about it in the comments!Virge Randall is Senior Planets Managing Editor.

She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog Dont Get Me Started puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City.Send your suggestions for Open Threads to her at [email protected].

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