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!
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).
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.
When someone uses a public restroom (former Idaho Representatives aside) they expect a degree of separation, the ability to wander in and move through the experience taking as little notice of their fellow excretors. Why not interrupt that flow and make some people cringe? This video will show you how to pull some great pranks while using a public bathroom. You could probably give someone hang-ups for a long time if you try some of these on the right person.
This is the best way to hack your lighter to increase the fire it puts out. With a simple modification, you can have a mini flamethrower in your hands, or in your friends hands, if you want to play a cruel lighter prank. This can be dangerous though; the flame could travel back inside the lighter and explode, so be careful. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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 learn how to set up in the instructional video provided below. So much fun for April Fools Day!
In this video tutorial you will learn how to make a secret safe out of old DVD cases you might have lying around. In a way you will be recycling them and putting them to good use by making yourself a secret safe to store important valuables and that only you'll know they're there.
Could possibly be the most evil prank you can pull off. Use the noise maker found in a party popper to set up this evil prank that will just about scare the living $#?# out of anyone that puts it on.
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 — even at work.
People who like cereal are fanatical about it, and aren't quite right if they don't get their fix in the morning. If you live with a cereal person, try using this prank to give them some perspective. All you need is a toy mouse, which you deposit in their cereal box. Then watch, enjoy, and run.
Check out this instructional prank video and learn how to perform this practical joke that will leave your friend puzzled! Learn how to lock your friend's backpack with this simple tutorial video. All you need is a zip-tie, and a good time to grab your friend's backpack at school. Perform this trick and your friend will not be able to open his backpack for his next class. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Earlier this week, we learned that you can get people to put more money in a tip jar simply by drawing eyes on it. But what if you want to keep them away from something? Eyes can do that, too, especially when they're Putin's.
A radical art group of Russian political pranksters, who go by the name of Voina, have delivered a giant "Up Yours!" to the Russian government... in the form of a 213-foot-tall penis.
Although Christmas is a time to spend with family, a time to be happy and full of joy, sometimes is nice to pull a prank here and there especially since not many will be expecting them.
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.
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 and there since. The legendary packaging is good for two rather nerdy tricks: A) a very trippy optical illusion and B) a very infantile boob illusion.
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 concsiousness for a few seconds! WARNING : This is dangerous and I am not responsible for any injuries/deaths that may occur. I do NOT encourage you to try this. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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!
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!
April Fool's Day, aka National Screw with Your Friends Day, is finally 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 age where smack cam is the new level of pranking, so it's time to step your game up, novices.
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 days, then stink it up!
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 sweet is all you need to do.
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 April Fools Day pranks!
We've gathered some of our favorite pranks with the seasonally appropriate for all you college kids out there. You're more than likely cohabitating with a complete stranger, and what better way to make a good first impression and develop a strong personal relationship than subject them to a hilarious prank?
The following are 5 pranks you can set up on your friends and family using their shoes. They're quite funny and to prepare these pranks all you really need are a few household items and a couple other things you can get at your local dollar store such as party snaps and party poppers. You'll also need access to your friends' shoes.
The following are 5 very simple pranks that you can do at home on friends and family. Only a few household time are needed which would include, magnets, eggs, pantyhose stockings, dustpan, cups and a party popper. Just watch the video tutorial to get a better idea of how you can turn those items mentioned above into a hilarious pranks and booby traps.
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!
Using simple household items such as a funnel and balloon you can easily booby trap any door. Meaning you'll get someone wet in the process. Follow the simple instructions in the video tutorial.
Learn how to make fake semen and trick all your friends. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Some parties may be so lame that only a good prank can make them more exciting. If that's the case then you can pull off one of these simple party pranks. All three are messy so be prepared to do a little clean up afterwards. Two involve cups and punch and the last one involves a piece of pie. Refer to the instructional video for further instructions and demonstrations!
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!
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This video demonstrates how to make a fart machine. Here is a simple step by step instructions how to make your very own Mega Fart Machine. From XL-2000 farts to F-9000 Bombs. It's so simple, even your grandma can do it! Why wait, go out and make your own Mega Fat Machine. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks! Make a fart machine.
This tutorial video will teach you how to make your own stink bomb in half the time with twice the smell. This stink bomb is a great tool for distracting people or just screwing with them. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
This is another version of the classic gym class prank. Get your friend to try to do a sit-up with a towel holding them down. Get a gullible friend, then release the towel sending them face first into someone's bare butt. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Whether you like your neighbors or not you still have to live next door to them. Well here's a little prank you can prepare to get them back for anything they might have done to you in the past. The end result will leave them wet. Check out the video tutorial to find out more.
Desperately want to see what's inside an envelope without anyone knowing you've snooped? There's an easy trick you can use to make paper turn invisible - just long enough to read through it without leaving any trace behind! You just need to get your hands on some hexanes.
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.
There are a million things you can do with a few sheets of paper, from classics like an origami crane to a paper version of PSY that dances Gangnam Style, or even an M16 assault rifle. There's not much you can't make with paper.
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.