Let me share the number 5 of The Top 10 Worst April Fool's Day Hoaxes Ever i got from museumofhoaxes.com.
#5: A Fake HangingRandy Wood's marriage was over, but apparently he was still a little bitter about the divorce. So he decided to play a prank on his ex-wife. He called her up and asked her to come over, telling her that he had something to show her. Obligingly she drove over, only to find him hanging by a noose from a tree in his front yard. Terrifed, she immediately dialed 911. Emergency services, including firefighters, policemen, and paramedics, soon showed up. But when they went to cut Wood down they discovered he wasn't dead. He wasn't even hurt. He had strung himself up as a prank to scare his ex-wife, using a lineman's harness similar to those used by utility crews. The authorities warned that he would face a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in jail for his prank.
Actually, that happened recently to a friend of mine who broke up with his boyfriend. The boyfriend asked his mom to send an SMS announcing his death. Would you do that to get someone you love back? Now that is a foolish love.