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April Fools pranks that won't get you fired

Make it snow in someone's office. (Source: YouTube) Make it snow in someone's office. (Source: YouTube)

(RNN) - April Fools' Day means it's the one day of the year it's acceptable to intentionally set your coworkers up for some unsuspected fun.

Thirty-two percent of workers said they have either initiated or been on the receiving end of an April Fools' Day prank at work, according to CareerBuilder.com.

So we've pulled together a list of some "good clean fun" April Fools office pranks that won't get you fired or otherwise outcast. And a few videos of some more extreme pranks that are sure to make lasting memories.

Happy fooling!

Pardon me, I can't hear you - Place a small piece of clear tape over the speaker part of the handset and watch the person get annoyed at the caller. For more fun remove the tape for a while then stick it back. Continue this on and off throughout the day.

The old flip screen routine - Click Ctrl+Alt+the down arrow and the display will flip vertically and the mouse controls with it. Impossible to get out of unless you know the shortcut which is the same, but with the up arrow instead.

Out of service - Put "Out of service" on all the toilet cubicle doors. Watch all of your colleagues run around. Why not add to the banter and put signs on the elevator doors as well.

Plastic wrapped doorway – Whether it's the main door, your office door or the bathroom door, it can be hysterical watching a coworker bounce off! This prank is most effective in a dimly lit space to avoid glare spoiling the surprise. Sometimes just a strip waist high does the trick and goes most easily undetected.

Dead mouse – No, we're not talking about killing any real animals here. For this April Fools office prank, position a sticker (or tape a piece of paper) under the mouse on their computer. Whether it's a laser mouse or a ball-rolling mouse, the sticker will interfere with the mouse's ability to work. Once they finally realize why their mouse isn't working, they will look under their mouse and see the sticker or tape. Don't forget to write "April Fools" on it.

Biggest fan in the office – Deck your coworker's or boss' office out in posters and fan gear from a celebrity they don't really love.

Chair wrap – From foil to wrapping paper to toilet paper, decide on your material of choice for this April Fools office prank. Wrap your coworker's chair completely, sneaking a whoopee cushion under the wrap beforehand. When they walk in and see their chair wrapped, they'll likely laugh and expect the joke is over… until they sit down on the hidden whoopee cushion.

Now onto some of the more extreme pranks to pull.

Fake Wall - In this awesome prank, a group of workers worked over night to put up a wall in a hallway that held 11 senior offices.

People really had no clue what to do.

Sneeze – Do you have a germaphobe that works with you? This one is a classic. A co-worker pretends to sneeze and sprays water into the air making it look like a cloud of flying germs is landing all over your desk.

The reaction is priceless. (CAUTION: This video contains some graphic language.)

Let It Snow – Put some confetti or glitter on top of a ceiling panel where your victim will be sitting. Get some fishing line, and when you're ready, let it snow.

Some ambient Christmas music could also help.

Voice Activated Printer – With technology always upgrading, I guess it wouldn't be much of a surprise if a printer could turn voice activated. But this employee really buys it and doesn't understand why it won't work.

Easy and effective for gullible co-workers.

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