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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
Learn how to make fake semen and trick all your friends. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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.
Besides the obvious, fingernail polish can be pretty useful around the house—for men and women. It can keep your buttons from falling off, sort your keys, prevent your shoelaces and hoodie strings from fraying, and even curb rust rings in the shower. Turns out, nail polish also comes in handy on April Fool's Day.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
How to sucker your friend into getting his shorts wet all for a penny (and the cost of a funnel). Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
How cool are smoke grenades? You toss 'em into the air and they explode into a vision of thick clouds and smoke, preventing your enemy from seeing you as you stealthily sneak past him and shoot him upside the head with a paintball gun.
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).
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 loads of fun with this 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!
A little fruit-flavored gelatin can go a long way in the prank department, especially on April Fool's Day. So, if you've got a friend or loved one who's addicted to their smartphone, make them squirm with this jiggly jello prank.
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!
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.
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.
If you're looking to pull off a great prank for Halloween, this next tutorial will show you a classic prank. It involves using a candy dish and your hand.
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!
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!
This video represents the fusion of two humorous web-video-how-to institutions: Scam School and Hack College. What cause could bring these two titans together? Why, using tricks and pranks to hit on women at bars of course! This video will show you how to use a very clever trick to get the phone numbers of people who may not give them to your otherwise. All you need is a very special pen...
By putting some baking soda in with the ketchup you can prank someone by making the ketchup bottle spray everywhere once it's opened. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
The demonstrator claims putting a condom over the head is the right way to practice safe sex, but please, don't listen to him. It is however, a pretty good practical joke to get a laugh. Learn how to pull a condom over your head, inflate it, and even pop it, by watching this prank-making instructional video. 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!
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 title pretty much speaks for it's self, basically you'll be putting a smoke bomb inside a candle. Obviously you'll be modifying the candle's appearance but make sure you do at good job at disguising the smoke bomb. Next time someone tries to light the candle, they'll be in for a huge surprise. Check out the instructional video for a full demo.