A prankster’s limits to pranks

Pranks are all a good laugh, until it’s worse than a prank.

Nyla Libed, Copy Editor, Co-Online Editor

April Fool’s Day has come and gone, and our 24 hours of comedic fun has drawn to a close. However, there are some people who, in the past, have taken “comedic fun” and pushed it beyond the limits of what most consider funny, and into the territory of totally dangerous.

We’re all human, most of us think that human suffering is hilarious. Your friend trips and falls into a bush, you both laugh, and then you help your friend out of the bush. That’s alright, because nobody got seriously hurt, and both you and your friend laughed.

Of course, things become different when you quite literally set your friend on fire, and then laugh at them as they scream and run for the nearest body of water. Your friend could have gotten seriously hurt or killed, and now you owe them $42 for a new sweater because you burnt half of their old one to a crisp, but hey, at least it was funny, right?

Laughter always brings us closer as friends, and unifies us as a human race. But how much are you willing to sacrifice to get a good laugh? Your friendships? Your property? Someone’s life? In the end, was it really worth nearly costing someone’s life for the sake of comedy?

Know where the line is, everyone. And never forget that age-old saying that your parents always used to tell you as a child: it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.