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.
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?
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.
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.
A sleeping prank victim is much easier to deal with than an awake one. They can't prevent the prank, and afterwards are usually too disoriented to respond violently with any effectiveness. This video will show you several pranks to play on sleeping victims, some of which you've probably seen before and a couple we're betting you haven't.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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 1st will still be a fun day for you, your friends, and family... just watch!
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?
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!
Also known as the "how to piss off your girlfriend prank", this prank involves a little baby powder, a little patience, and a lot of trust that your prankee will still like you afterwards. Follow along as a man demonstrates the "putting flour in a hairdryer" prank. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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!
This video, from one of the younger pranksters that we've deemed worthy of inclusion on Wonderowto, will teach you how to execute five easy pranks that vary in vindictiveness. They range from swapping someone's shampoo for hair dye to putting ketchup on the bottom of a toilet. All are doable for just about anyone, so try it!
In honor of our recent post on the man behind MacGyver, here's a little advice from the master: "A paperclip can be a wonderous thing. More times than I can remember one of these had gotten me out of a tight spot..."
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.
There are a lot of videos, many on our site, that will teach you how to make poppers or other types of noisemakers with paper. This one stand out from the pack though both in terms of loudness and technique. This video will show you how to make a piece of paper into an extremely loud and annoying whistle just by cutting some holes in and folding it. This is sure to aggravate anyone around you cheaply and easily.
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.
So, you want to cause a little mischief, do you? Here are six super-easy pranks to help you make the most out of April Fool's Day (or pretty much any other day of the year). There's something here for everyone—TV fiends, magic trick lovers, fruitoholics, and even spam companies.
Create a secret message for your friends without anyone knowing what you're up to! You can make some easy invisible ink using just some milk. Write your message in milk-ink using a Q-tip. Then let it dry for at least half an hour. The paper will look normal - only an iron will reveal your writing.
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.
If you're still looking for that perfect prank to pull off on people on April 1st, here are 5 simple yet funny practical jokes you can get your friends and family with. Most require household items which you should already have, so you won't need to go out and purchase any additional stuff. Check out the video tutorial to start pranking right away!
This video pranking tutorial shows how to make a ketchup bomb out of ketchup and aluminum foil. The ketchup bomb will explode on contact with the target and make a sticky, staining, red mess. It's easy to make the ketchup bomb during lunch, saving the practical joke for whenever you're ready to strike. Learn how to make a ketchup bomb by watching this instructional video. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
No matter who you are or where you live, you probably know someone who smokes cigarettes. If you like pranks and want to mess with said person, try this out. This video will show you how to create a trick where you try to get smokers to get a cigarette butt out of some plastic without touching it. Watch them blow and cough their black lungs out for hours! Great prank.
Congrats to WonderHowTo Jackass 3D prank contest winner Grayson Robison! His winning idea: Connect Knoxville to a real life Operation game with shocking devices. Every time a player screws up and the buzzer goes off, the "patient" gets a burning shock to the correlating body part.
Put a safety pin through your finger with no pain. You can scare and gross out everyone with this cool and easy practical joke. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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.
Gross out your friends by bending your neck and making a really scary crunch sound with dry pasta. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
There are a lot of ways to booby trap a door, but this one might be one of the least offensive and most terrifying. This video will teach you how party poppers and a napkin will allow you to scare your friends without soaking anything in water or smashing someone's face.
Who doesn't love a good prank? Taking advantage of unwilling and gullible bystanders is an obvious recipe for success—and some hilarious amusement.
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 your April Fools Day pranks!
You can never pull off "too many" pranks on April 1st, so here are 5 simple yet very mean pranks you can prepare for friends and family on April Fool's Day! Not much is needed, just a few household items you most likely already have. Here is the video tutorial to get a better idea of how to start pranking.