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!
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.
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?
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!
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!
With just a piece of tape you can easily bobby trap a gallon of milk, you'll also need a cutting too but nothing more. The end result will either leave your friend wet or having to clean up a big mess on the table. Refer to the instructional video for further instructions!
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
Girls around the world bemoan their boyfriends constantly stealing their shampoo when they run out, and now it's time for payback. This video demonstrates a hair bleach and shampoo prank that will devastate dark-haired shampoo-stealers.
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!
One prank doesn't have a terribly long lifespan usually. You do it once to one of your friends, they tell everyone else, pretty soon your friends see that prank coming a mile away when you try to pull it again. Why not stock up? This video will show you how to pull three diverse, great pranks. First, the food-coloring-in-the-showerhead trick. Second, the living room string labyrinth. Third, the old broken PC desktop trick. Pull all three on someone in rapid succession for bonus score!
Boys are usually more closely associated with pranks than girls, but this is one for the ladies. In this video you'll learn how to turn a normal bikini into a prank dissolving bikini that will hold up fine until submerged, then come off completely. Devious.
Using the mechanism of a door knob you can easily set up this practical joke on friends and family. You'll need a piece string and some tape to pull this off. Just remember to have a spare key to be able to undo this prank. For further instructions on how execute this prank
Do you like making loud noises? We do here at Wonderhowto, and this video will show you one easy way to do so using only a standard sheet of printer paper. You just have to fold in a certain way, slam it against a table or other hard surface, and bang! You've made a loud banging noise without having to invest in poppers or anything! You can reuse the same sheet to create further bangs, but the noise level may diminish with repeated banging.
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.
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.
Scam School has a long history of teaching us fun ways to mess with our fellow people in public places, and this video is no exception. It will show you how to do a number of hilarious pranks on employees and patrons at a pool hall or other pool-table-having area. These include the roll-the-ball-under-the-stick trick and the cue-ball-to-the-nuts trick. Both classics.
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!
If you're all out of prank ideas for April Fool's Day, we've got a few that your Apple-loving friends will enjoy (or hate?). You can have a little bit of fun if you don't have access to their iOS device or Mac, but for the best pranks, you will need access to their devices, even if it's just for a few seconds.
The title says it all, Using tape and a bottle of coca cola I cleverly came up with this sneaky Hair Brush booby trap. Your victims will not see this coming until its too late. It works every time!
Firecrackers are one of the greatest noisemaking implements ever conceived, and have formed the basis of great pranks for generations. This video will show you how to pull arguably the most classic firecracker prank of all, the firecracker wakeup call. All you do is put firecrackers in a pot (for safety) near a sleeping person and light 'em off. Hilarious, but dangerous. Be careful, for Pete's sake.
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.
Tired of the same old boring things on the internet. Learn how to fool everyone and fake your own death. Through careful planning you too can join the likes of Elvis, Bigfoot, and Nessie the Lockness Monster. Fake your death online and have a grand ole time fooling all of the people that know you. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks! Fake your death online.
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.
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!
Learn how to make fake semen and trick all your friends. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Have you ever wanted to make fake poop? Well, here's your chance. Fool your friends, gross out your girlfriend, prank your family members... it's 100% fun.
Some one you know smoke? And want to give them a scare? In this video you learn how to make the tip of a cigarette explode using toy gun caps. You can't hurt anyone with this prank, and it is really easy to do. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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).
Don't believe what you read on the internet, especially today, when web giants like Amazon, Google, and the like showcase their otherworldly products and services. If they seem too good to be true, they probably are—but that doesn't make them any less fun.
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!