April Fools Day Prank: Here Are Three of Viral Classroom Pranks

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April 1 is fast approaching and some people are already finding ways to have the best April Fools day prank. Some of the best pranks were made inside the classroom with some teachers or professors being part of the prank. Nonetheless, the best pranks are the ones with good outcomes.

Here are some April Fools day pranks on during class that went viral:

Professor’s policy backfired

In 2014, a group of students at the Aquinas College pulled an April Fools day prank on their professor. The macroeconomics professor, Stephan Barrows, had a rule that if a cell phone rings in his class, the student must answer the call on speakerphone. His policy backfired when one of Barrow’s students answered a private phone call, putting the professor in an awkward situation.

The voice from the other end of the phone stated, “Hi, this is Kevin from the Pregnancy Resource Center. Per your request, I am calling to inform you that the test results have come back positive. Congratulations!”
The student who received the call was Taylor Nefcy. She arranged a prank call to occur exactly at Barrows class. Her classmates were recording the entire conversation. After Barrows realized the contents of the call, he asked Nefcy that she might want to shut it down. Nefcy continued with the charade.

The caller continued to disclose ‘private information’ in the call, “I know you told us the father is no longer in the picture, but we will be in contact with you throughout this whole process, so don’t worry about anything. We provide counseling and other maternity services at no charge.”

Nefcy politely thanked the caller. Barrows looked embarrassed and publicly apologized. Nefcy stated that it was alright since she already knew what to name the baby. She stated, “The first name will be April, and the middle name will be Fools.” The class burst into the laughter while Barrows laughed at his students’ prank.

The Math teacher’s shadow

It is rare to find some teachers who used their creativity in their good sense of humor. Matthew Weathers teaches Math at the Biola University in California. In a video that went viral years ago, Weathers was having a usual Math class when suddenly a shadow appeared on the projector screen. The shadow started misbehaving, rearranged the desktop icons on the screen and would not let him shut down the computer.

Weathers used a basic video camcorder, voice recorder, screen capturing program and a video editing video software to create a harmless April Fools’ day prank on his students.

Musical interruption

The third prank is not necessarily done on April Fools day. In 2013, the University of Toronto engineering students got a big surprise during an exam. A rapping flash mob suddenly interrupted their exam. The performers were actually a part of the comedy musical group called Skule Nite.

The students’ were even more surprised after the exam supervisors joined in with their violins. Skule Nite tweeted that they will be back in business after the summer break and posted the video two days later. The incident is not the first time that Skule Nite interrupted a first-year engineering exam. In 2012, they performed ‘One Test More’ to the tune of ‘One Day More’ from Les Miserables.The video has also gone viral on social media.

Source: Today, Biola, Yahoo News

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