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!
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 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.
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!
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?
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.
Video: . The following are 5 Simple household pranks you can pull off on friends and family this upcoming April Fools' Day! All the material needed you already have at home so lets get started! Check out the video tutorial for further instruction.
Have you ever had scrambled eggs covered in chocolate syrup? If you have—you need some help. Seriously. If you haven't, it's probably because it sounds absolutely repulsive. I know there's the whole salty and sweet thing, but that can only go so far.
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.
How to pull someone's underwear over their head. This tutorial uses film stills from the movie Casper: A Spirited Beginning to illustrate this classic kids' prank. Pull the underwear up from behind, over the head. It's only an atomic wedgie if it goes over the head! Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
The following are 5 simple household pranks you can pull off on friends and family members. All materials needed are common household items such as baking soda, rice, cups, among other things.
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!
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.
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 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.
Easter isn't the typical occasion for pranking your friends, co-workers, or boss (if you dare). But this Easter egg-inspired prank by Redditor cheesewing is pretty ingenious, and handing out chocolate eggs any other day of the year might raise some suspicion.
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.
With a little set-up, you can surprise and unsuspecting victim with an explosive envelope. When they try to pull out the envelopes contents a loud pop is sure to freak them out. You will need an envelope, a party popper, and two pieces of cardboard. Watch this video pranking tutorial and learn how to do an exploding envelope practical joke. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
In this prank you can make some one get their own pee on themselves. You do this by putting saran wrap over a toilet, but under the toliet seat. Because saran wrap is clear, the person will not see it, start urinating, and the urine will splash onto the person. 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 away, but they are sure to feel the wrath of this one and will not be able to blame it on your concretely. Brilliant!
Brushing your teeth is pretty mundane. Why not enliven the experience for a friend or enemy by pranking them into thinking that their mouth is gushing blood? This video will teach you how to use food coloring and an oven to set up the Bloody Toothbrush Prank. All you do is cook the food coloring into it's powdered essence, apply the powder sneakily your victim's toothbrush, and wait until they brush.
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!
Video: . For the first prank you're going to need an empty container, preferably black, a smoke bomb and a lighter. I gotta say though this prank is not for just anybody so prank at your own risk. Let me show you how its done, first apply some hot glue on the bottom of the smoke bomb, then stick it inside the container.
Seems like everyone in the world loves ice cream so therefore you can easily set a few pranks and booby traps on those friends and family members of yours that love eating ice cream.
Ever wonder how to get out of doing the things you don't want to do? Work, relationships, and simply driving in traffic can make you so tired that you're asleep on your feet. Not any more!
This is a compilation of homemade pranks you can pull off on friends and family members using simple everyday household items. They're very funny and make great April Fools Day Practical jokes!
Here's one practical joke that just about anyone can pull off. If you have access to a stapler, food dye or coloring, and capsules you can empty, you can play this trick on any unsuspecting person. This simple prank has everything: mimimum effort and maximum payoff. Try it on your little sister or brother, or that annoying nosy neighbor!
First, they came for our Pokémon...now it's an emoji takeover. Adding to the flurry of Google related April Fool's Day jokes, Chrome for Android and iOS has a new hidden functionality: translating the web to emoji!
I've already shown you an easy last-minute prank involving toothpaste-filled Oreos, now here's a great joke involving an integral part of the cookie-eating experience—milk.
Though impressive, reading minds in person has been done and overdone. Revamp this tired sport by learning how to mind read over the phone and even on Twitter.
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 Rubik's Cubes and smartphone-friendly pranks.
The fridge is one of the most excruciating things to clean, so it makes the perfect target on April Fool's Day. For this prank, just fill up a water balloon with whatever you want, lay it softly in one of the shelves on the door, and close the door with the untied end of the balloon stretched out so that the door will close and seal it. When your victim opens the fridge, it'll explode all over them. Simple and effective. Watch to see exactly how it works.
Justin Heimberg demonstrates a few of the best ways to prank people using your cell phone. Watch this how-to video to baffle random passersby using only your cell, especially if you have headphones and look like you are talking into space! Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
This tutorial video will show you how to make homemade firecrackers. These firecrackers are great for celebrating any occasions, but especially New Years and the Fourth of July. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
In this tutorial, we learn how to make invisible ink from an egg. First, grab an egg and poke it with a pen to where a small hole is in it. once you've done this, leak the white inside of the egg into a clear bowl. Now you can dip the pen into the clear liquid and write on a piece of paper. Keep dipping in liquid as the "ink" dries out. Once the liquid has dried, you will be able to see what is written on the paper clearly! You can place the paper or an open flame (standing back a few inches)...
Just Follow these simple instructions and you'll be able to execute this hilarious Mop Prank. You'll have your victims going crazy. Watch this video to find out how this prank is done. Great practical joke for April Fool's Day. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Revenge is sweet. If you don't have the time or the heart to torment telemarketers, put your name on the National Do Not Call Registry, at www.donotcall.gov. For more information, see "How To Stop Telemarketers Calling". Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks! Annoy a telemarketer.
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.
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.
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!