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This April Fools Prank Pulled on Aquinas College Professor Stephen Barrows Is so Epic It's Making the Whole World Laugh

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By Leonardo Blair , Christian Post Reporter
April 8, 2014|12:00 pm

April Fools' Joke, Aquinas College (Photo: Screen Grab via YouTube/Josh W)

Students at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., pull an epic April Fools' joke on their macroeconomics professor, Stephen Barrows.

A group of students at Aquinas College, a small Catholic school in Grand Rapids, Mich., pulled off what is perhaps the most epic April Fools prank on their macroeconomics professor and it has left the whole world laughing.

In just three days, a video recording of the prank had attracted nearly 15 million views and counting on YouTube.

According to the video, professor Stephen Barrows has a policy that any student who receives a call in his class has to accept it on speakerphone for all to hear.

On April 1, one of his female students, identified by Michigan Live as Taylor Nefcy, accepted a call and publicly confirmed fake pregnancy results. Prior to that Barrows himself had administered a prank pop quiz to the students, but he had no idea they were about to pull one of the most epic pranks on him.

"Hi, this is Kevin from the pregnancy resource center," said the caller, played by student Ian MacNeil, after Nefcy picked up. "Per your request, I'm calling to inform you that the test results have come back positive. Congratulations!"

YouTube/Josh W

"OK, you might want to shut that down," the professor quickly told Nefcy, surprised by the nature of the call.
Barrows told Michigan Live that when he heard pregnancy resource center his mind stopped. He didn't notice students who were in on the joke trying to hold back laughter.

"My mind just said, 'Did I hear what I thought I heard? I can't believe I did this to her,'" he noted.

He didn't realize what was happening until Nefcy clued him in when she explained that she had already picked out a name for the baby, April Fools.

The video has since been translated in French due to its popularity, according to Nefcy.

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