The very first text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992 by Neil Papworth, an engineer for Vodafone, and it simply said "Merry Christmas." He may have jumped the gun on the whole Christmas thing, but you trying coming up with the first text message in history! Today, there ...more
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It's that time of year when high school students say goodbye the their past four years of coddling, ready to enter the "real world" and the next chapter of their lives—college. It's a time of growth, change, and new friends, along with all the timeless memories that go with t ...more
The best part about April Fool's Day is that everyone is fair game. Even big tech companies like Google and Twitter get in on the action every year. It encourages even the most uptight, unfunny party-poopers among us to have a little fun driving each other crazy with pranks. ...more
Simple to make and cheap. Splice a pen with the igniter of a Bic lighter. Make sure you use a metal pen. Plastic won't zap. We look at this as a safer cousin to the camera taser prank. But just because it's safe, doesn't mean it won't land you in detention! Hooligans, beware ...more
The artwork for Minnesota's Land O' Lakes butter packaging is classic, dating back to 1928 when it was first created by Brown & Bigelow illustrator Arthur C. Hanson. The logo was updated ("modernized") once in 1939, again in the '50s, and has undergone minor modifications here ...more
Want to protect your things from people you suspect might be snooping? This video shows you how to set up simple systems for your closet, refrigerator, dresser drawer and even find out if someone has been helping themselves to your liquor!
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You'll need to know how to build a taser (or tazer) from a disposable camera first, but this tutorial will teach you how to turn your ordinary door into a entertaining prank shocking door that tazers anyone that uses the door handle. Use this as inspiration for one of your Apr ...more
The air horn is one of the cheapest and loudest things that you can buy, and it forms the heart of many amazing pranks. This video will give you some ideas for easy air horn pranks that require no fancy setup or planning. Just an unsuspecting victims and a little bit of patience.
These days, pennies are useless when it comes to buying things, and that's why Canada doesn't even have any anymore. But, there are a lot of cool things you can do with those worthless pennies, and what's better than a good old-fashioned prank? If you live in a college dorm, ...more
This how-to video shows a way to rig an ordinary pen to give an unsuspecting victim an electric shock whenever they click it open. To pull of this practical joke you will need a pen and a lighter. Follow along with the steps in this pranking tutorial and learn how to build thi ...more
Watch this video to learn this funny prank to play on your friends. This is highly recommend for college kids. It's good to use in the office on a coworker, your boss, or on your roommate. This is a very simple and highly effective prank. Use this as inspiration for one of you ...more
This prank should already be a classic, but you haven't heard of it check it out. The basic idea to this prank to to get your victims wet, by that I mean you get them to wet themselves. Yes it sound funny but it's achievable with a booby trapped water bottle which you will le ...more
Trying to get a friend to quit smoking? Try this prank and they might never pick up a pack again! In this quick tutorial, learn how to rig someone's smokes so that they explode when they use them! This is very funny and the cigarette looks real so it is easy to hide in plain s ...more
The essential ingredient for this magical prank is RainX anti-fog car windshield spray. It's designed to repel the raindrops from a car's windshield. How? Silicone. Silicone is extremely hydrophobic. It scatters the water that gathers on the mirror, revealing the hidden messa ...more
Make a prank ketchup bottle that will squirt out string that looks like fake ketchup. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Watch this video to learn how to make fart noises with your hand. This fun prank is very easy to learn and can be done any where. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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Here are three different methods you can use to make a stink bomb prank from things you can find around the house—just a pack of matches, an empty plastic soda bottle, and some household ammonia. Mix the tips of the matches with the ammonia and let it sit for three or four day ...more
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Here's a trick that has the potential to creep anyone out. Watch this practical joke how-to video to learn how to write a hidden message on a mirror. Use anti-fog solution and a q-tip to write a secret message on a mirror to scare someone coming out of the shower. You'll have ...more
A video on how to make the ultimate shaving cream bomb, great to use on your friend's locker or desk at work. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
A good prank requires decent effort, creativity, and impeccable timing. If you're in the office, there are plenty of hilarious pranks to play on coworkers, and for your family and friends, there's everything from toothpaste-filled Oreos, to solid milk, to impossible-to-solve ...more
Zip ties are wonderful little creatures. They can do all types of duties, and they come in all shapes and sizes. But for this gag, you'll want to get the biggest and longest zip ties you can find! Video: . Find yourself a victim with a front-wheel drive car, grab yourself a ja ...more
April Fool's Day, aka National Screw with Your Friends Day, is here. You can always pull a conventional prank, like strategically placing a whoopee cushion on your mom's chair, but that joke has been exhausted generations before smartphones were around. We live in a day and a ...more
Kipkay shows you how to make a magic lightbulb like the magicians use. Great practical joke or prank. All you need is a couple of lightbulbs, an LED and some batteries.
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Watch this how-to video from the hidden camera series, "Do Unto Others," as Justin Heimberg demonstrates the best ways to prank people using your cell phone. Video: . This video includes such tricks as the "Myth Hater" and the "Jim Fartsville"—all of which you can use on your ...more
These are 5 simple yet effective booby traps you can set up on friends and family. Not much is needed, you already pretty much have the household items so just follow the instructions and you'll be on a prank spree this April Fool's Day! Booby Trap a Video: . Door Booby Trap ...more
Halloween inspires all of us to scare the willies out of friends and family. Nothing gets people more in the Halloween mood than being spooked, right? Check out this video to learn how to pull off a scary Halloween "message on a mirror" prank. You'll need a mirror that's next ...more
Isn't the whole point of those battery-operated automatic fresheners to make things smell good? Normally, yes. But with a simple mod, it could be the world's best stink prank. Simply changing the liquid aromatic cleanliness of the freshener to something not so sterile and swee ...more
Tinkernut shows you how to repel steam from mirrors and windows by using shaving cream. Believe it or not, shaving cream is an excellent way to prevent mirrors or windows from becoming fogged over. Just smear shaving cream over the window/mirror and wipe it off using a damp cl ...more
Rubik's Cubes are classically frustrating on their own, but what if you want to go that extra mile and make your puzzle impossible to solve? Put it in a jar. Not only will your Rubik's Cube looker cooler, but it will finally stymie your know-it-all friends that come over and ...more
If you forgot about April Fool's Day, you're going to have to get creative if you want to pull off some not-so-predictable pranks last minute. To help you with that, in this video you'll learn how to set up and execute 5 of the best last-minute April Fool's Day pranks. April 1 ...more
This is NOT fake. To make someone faint, first have them squat down and breathe in deeply for about 10 seconds. Then, have them stand up straight against a wall and hold their breath. Get someone else to push hard against their chest. The person standing should then lose concs ...more
We know that April Fool's has just passed, but that doesn't mean you can't still prank your friends and family in the most satisfying way possible (satisfying for you, of course, because it'll suck for them). Check out this practical jokes and pranks video to learn how to pul ...more
Learn how to make fake semen and trick all your friends. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
If you want to cause one of your friends some extreme discomfort and possibly ostracization, try doing this to them! This video will explain a simple prank that you can pull when one of your friends / enemies leaves their cell phone unattended in your presence. I won't give it ...more
For the dedicated prankster, April Fool's Day is no joke. Nothing will stop them from coming up with the cleverest, most elaborate prank the world has ever seen. Or at least—their victim. The hardcore mischief-makers start planning out their ingenious prank the day after Apri ...more
Some of the funniest pranks are some of the easiest pranks, like this toothpaste prank. It's very simple, and if you follow the instructions, you'll be able to booby trap your roommate's toothpaste for a very fun time. It can be very gross if you deem necessary. All you have ...more
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