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Easy April Fools Day Pranks

Easy April Fools Day Pranks

In honour of April fools day – we’ve searched high and low for these easy April fools day pranks! Or for just everyday tricks for the serial prankers amongst us!

  • An unsolvable word search

    Easy April Fools Day PranksKnow somoeone competitive? Challenge someone to literally the world’s hardest (well, impossible) puzzle – find it here.

  • If your subject has a sweet tooth…

    Easy April Fools Day Pranks

  • There’s no getting round this one

    Easy April Fools Day PranksFill them up too, obvs and make sure you work your way out of the room or the jokes on you.

  • Know someone who doesn’t answer to numbers they don’t know?

    Easy April Fools Day Pranks

  • Here’s one for the office/ college/ uni/ any room of people

    In honour of April fools day - we've searched high and low for these easy April fools day pranks!

    • Toffee apple anyone?

      In honour of April fools day - we've searched high and low for these easy April fools day pranks!Coat onions in toffee/caramel & then dish them out!

    • Switch the opener on top of a can round for a super easy one


      Easy April Fools Day PranksJust sit back & watch the frustration build as they try to open it, mwahahahaha.

    • Bring your favourite people some tasty Brown E’s

      Easy April Fools Day Pranks

    • Freeze some cereal over night

      In honour of April fools day - we've searched high and low for these easy April fools day pranks!Dish up in the morning & sit back to enjoy the show!

    • Fill some hollow chocolate with sauce

      Easy April Fools Day Pranks

You can find all our pranks & some other cool stuff over on our Pinterest too:

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7 Tips on how to Keep your Resolutions

Are you struggling to stay away from sweets and booze but managing perfectly fine to stay away from the gym? We recently read that only 8% of people manage to keep their resolutions, so here’s our top tips on how to keep your resolutions and make 2015 the year you complete them!

1. Make them realistic
An unrealistic goal will set you up for a fall! Don’t resolve to NEVER eat your favourite guilty pleasure ever ever again, instead, set a goal that is realistic – such as avoiding said guilty pleasure more often – everything is OK in small doses, right?

2. Have a plan
Have a back up plan on what to do when temptation comes knocking, because unless your in the minor 8% that see this through – your gonna have some temptations! Practice positive thinking or have a visual reminder of how your resolution breaking will effect your goal!

3. Pros vs Cons
It might help you stick to your resolutions if you see a list of items. Develop this list and keep it with you – type it up on your phone, screenshot it and make it your background if you must! Just remind yourself why your doing this, and what will happen when you don’t…

4. Tell people about it
Best case scenario is someone has the same goals, and you can motivate each other.

5. Reward Yourself
We don’t mean reward yourself with a cake if you’ve managed to eat healthy for the week. Instead, reward yourself with something that you enjoy but doesn’t contradict your resolution! (We know the perfect independent clothing range to reward yourself with too ;))

6. Track Progress
Keep track of your success, short-term goals are easier to keep and seeing yourself progress will keep you motivated! Tie this in with point 5, and give yourself a small reward for each small goal you reach! This will give you something to work for too.

7. Stick to It
Most resolutions can’t be completed over night and experts say it takes 21 days for a new activity to become habit, and 6 months for it to become part of your personality – so be persistent and don’t be hard on yourself if you slip.

Don’t give up if you do slip, start over again and reconsider your steps to achieving your goals!

Good luck and here’s to 2015!

Dusty Paw’s top 10 Christmas Songs

It’s Dusty Paw’s music month AND Christmas is only 16 DAYS away. So we had the tough job at Dusty Paw HQ to come up with our top 10 Christmas songs, with so many to choose from, we could easily have made a top 50. However, we have managed to whittle it down to our all time favourite top 10 Christmas songs, enjoy….

10. Wizzard – I wish it could be Christmas Everyday

To kick any Christmas music session off, Wizzard is the obvious choice. Despite being beaten to the number one spot for five consecutive weeks by Slade with Merry Xmas Everybody, we love it.

9. Chris Rea – Driving Home for Christmas

On its first release in 1988, Driving Home For Christmas reached a mere 53 in the UK chart, only slightly bettering this 19 years later in 2007 when it reached 33.

However, no Christmas play list is complete without it.

8. Dean Martin – Let it Snow!

Fact: Let It Snow marks the festive season with its cheery lyrics, there is actually no mention of Christmas at any point.

7. Mel & Kim – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Brenda Lee’s original 1958 version of this is a cracker (sorry, couldn’t help it) but Mel & Kim’s 1987 Comic Relief version comes in at no. 7 for us…

6. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby

There are roughly one million covers of this song, but for us Eartha did it best!

5. Wham! – Last Christmas

4. Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody

ITS CHRIIIIIISTMMMMMAAAAASSSSSSSSS…

3. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You

Nothing quite says Christmas like Mariah rolling about in the snow in a red snowsuit obvs…

2. Bing Crosby – White Christmas

White Christmas is an absolute classic so it’s not surprising it has been covered by everyone from Taylor Swift to Bette Midler. Bing is the one for us though!

1. The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

It was a tough decision, but in the end, The Pogues win hands down!

Merry Christmas from the team at Dusty Paw!

Learn to talk like a German Pirate!

Today is our favourite holiday (or at least one of them) – International Talk like a Pirate Day! Since 1995 people have been avasting scurvy bilge rats on September 19th, and we salute them.

This year, we have a special treat…we just found out that a very talented member of the Dusty Paw family has an incredible talent. They can talk like a pirate in German. That’s right – She can talk like a pirate. In German.

So, since we’re all about sharing, today we are going to teach you to say:

“I was so surprised that it made the parrot fall off my shoulder”

Or something…it’s in German…play the tape:


Only 5 weekend month for 823 years!! Or not

We got very excited when we were told that August was a really special month. Our Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest feeds lit up with news that this was the only month for 823 years that had 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays – a 5 weekend month!

We were all set to throw hats in the air, head to the pub and celebrate (although, at Dusty Paw we also celebrate “someone sneezed” and “days that end in ‘y'”). Obviously we wanted to invite all of you to join us in our celebration, so we diligently went to Google to check when the next year would be that we’d see such a phenomenon and found out that it won’t happen again until…May 2015.

Huh. So it’s an internet hoax – and a weird one at that. Apparently the Chinese don’t call this occurrence ‘Silver Pockets Full’, probably because their maths skills are better than ours. We won’t have to wait until August 2837 to celebrate again, because next May we will be another 5 weekend month.

Instead, we’re celebrating ‘we’re smarter than the internet’ and are going to the gym (only joking, we’ll see you at the pub in 10).

So you don’t have to take our word for it, Time and Date did the maths for us: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/823-years.html

Weather Forecasting – Keeping it Simple

You know the Met Office go to a lot of trouble so we know what the weather will be in advance.

So here’s the case for keeping stuff simple. Given all the different weather conditions that the Met Office need to account for and the large areas they try to predict it seems they get it right about 65% of the time.

Is that a good or bad result ? Well that’s hard to tell if we insist on making it complicated or do the paralysis by analysis thing however

were they to forecast “Same as yesterday” for every forecast then apparently they would get it right 68% of the time ……………………. hmmmmmmm !!

 

Or there is this method

Weather Forecasting Stone

btw – did you know that 98% of statistics are made up ?

 

 

Pick on Someone Your Own Size

james arthurfrankie boyleAs an unwritten rule, if ever picking a fight it makes sense to ensure it isn’t with one of the Klitchko brothers, or for that matter anyone who spends every waking minute practicing how to beat seven shades of shit out of anything standing in front of them.

So you can imagine my surprise when I saw James Arthur had an Einstein moment and decided it was a good idea to have a twitter spat with Frankie Boyle of all people ?

What was he thinking, is indeed a rhetorical question because he clearly wasn’t, in any way at all, either about doing it, his chances of prevailing, the fact that social media gives us all the superpower to do stupid shit in front of the whole world or that he was going to get his ass handed to him and look like a tit.

If James had been on the x-factor and won for catching bullets, creating his own weather system or even doing stand up, having repeatedly downed Simon Cowell with acerbic one liners i’d tend to have said fair play, you go for it mate, but by way of a recap James Arthur sings about all the woes of love and spends his time chasing tail so clearly with that kind of training regime he’s going to be ready to take on Frankie at one liners because that’s all you get on Twitter, one line. It’s a bit like thinking you have a better chance in the water against a saltwater croc.

If you didn’t see that spat, most of which has now been removed here’s my abridged summary :-

James – What are you talking about Frankie, you don’t know anything about music or entertainment, your a 38 year old man and I feel sorry for your children.

Frankie – I feel sorry for them too because they’re going to have to watch you in pantomime next year.

OOOMMPPPHHHHH !!!!

So as an aide memoire to James, the person who said there is no such thing as bad PR was most likely recaptured pretty quickly because there certainly is bad PR and that is almost certainly why your management have now publicly decided to do your tweeting for you.

I’d love to know how Frankie managed to compose tweets while rubbing his hands together ?. Perhaps his management team do his tweets for him too …………………. is anyone that brave ?