Every year, tech companies use April 1st as a means to prove that they have a sense of humor. Sometimes their jokes are good for a chuckle, other times the gags backfire disastrously. For the most part, however, we'd be better off without the bulk of these annual antics.
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 a prank me and two friends from my high school did this last summer. We went to Walmart to try pranking shoppers. In this video, we were throwing things in walmart. We took super soft stuffed animals (to make sure we didn't hurt anybody) and threw them over the aisle to try putting things in people's carts. If they didn't have a cart we'd try to land it close to them.
You've seen the Samsung Fingers and the Emoji Translator, and I know you spent a good part of the day catching Pokémon, but now that April Fool's Day is officially upon us, the flood of gags has reached a tipping point. Here's the best of what we've seen today.
Not to be outdone by Google's worldwide Pokémon hunt, Samsung has today announced Samsung Fingers, it's latest foray into wearable tech. Being touted as the "first all-over-hand wearable device featuring a flexible Super Emo-LED" for the tech-sensitive consumer, the Fingers will come with a 16 megapixel camera, as well as 5G (finally!) and Wifi 902.11wx connectivity.
Latest sneeze prank video, from professional pranksters over at DM Pranks Productions. This is a followup from the epic "sneeze prank gone wrong" I posted last week. Check this out, simply amazing!
The idea behind this sneeze prank was brilliant, the only problem is this guys got busted BIG TIME... and this hot blooded Italian guy got back at them, with a vengeance. this is possibly the funniest epic fail seen in a reaaaaaally long time!
Check out one of the greatest pranks ever, by professional pranksters.
Even though it seems like forever, the phenomenon of "rickrolling" has only been around since 2007. It was started as an inside joke by a 19-year-old who just wanted to troll his buddies, but ended up becoming one of the Internet's most popular memes with over 66 million views (as of this writing).
If you've ever had to call a large communications company with a customer service issue, you've most likely experienced the hopelessly not-at-all helpful operator from hell. Thanks to a program on VRT Belgium, you can now experience a small sense of vengeance for tortured customers everywhere.
Improv Everywhere's 10th annual no-pants subway ride gave 10,000 New Yorkers an excuse to ride the tubes in their skivvies this month. Good, but not as good as last year's April Fools faux-genital baring ride. Scroll below the video of the NYC ride to see other participating cities around the world.
Some prankster... ahem, erected... a giant penis crop circle at the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, this past Friday. My first thought? Photoshop. BUT, according to French journalist Aude Baron the... ahem, erection... is real:
Oh my God. So awesome. 0:41. How they did it:
Reddit user smellslikeurine is seeking advice for a "friend of a friend" who recently pulled a clever prank on an evil bully, and may now be legally liable:
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.
Look what came in the mail today! The File Cabinet from hell. Die hard Jackass fan and file cabinet mod-junkie Jeff Dahlin tracked us down to drop off this gem at WonderHowTo HQ today. It is his official entry for the Jackass Prank Contest.
Henry Goodelman we commend you, sir. You have stunned and baffled us ... more than any of the other 1000+ submitters to the Jackass 3D Prank Contest.
The clock is tickin'... Time to get those Jackass 3D Prank Contest entries in. And to remind you of what's at stake, here's an exclusive sneak preview from the upcoming Jackass 3D, straight from the source. Previously, Pssst. Win a Jackass Prank Day With Knoxville and Crew, Courtesy of WonderHowTo.
Has the new season of Jersey Shore brought out your inner hooligan? Or better yet... does the anticipation of the new Jackass 3D movie have you itching to debase and humiliate your best pals? Fortunately, it's just about time to head back to school. And if you have a roommate, well....we pity him/her.
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?
Every day of the week, WonderHowTo curators are hard at work, scouring the web for the greatest and most inspiring how-to videos. Every Friday, we'll highlight our favorite finds.
Nine-year-old Azura of Middle Road, Worcester (England) inadvertently pranked her whole neighborhood (and whoever else happened to be browsing the area on Google Street View) when she dropped "dead" to the pavement.
Pranking is good. Pranking in New York City is even better. These jesters with too much time on their hands decided to force segregation on the mean streets of Manhattan. You may recall "Frozen in Grand Central" and "No Pants", two events which helped create a name for these out of work thespians. The genesis for Improv Everywhere happened nine years ago when one of the founders decided to tell the ladies in the bar that he was musician Ben Folds during one late night of drinking. Ummm. It wo...
Quasi-hack, all-and-out prank, it's amazing what you can do with an airbag... Previously, What Every Man Wants in Bed.
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.
This past April Fool's Day, practical jokesters Improv Everywhere sent over 1,000 people to ride the subway without any underwear or pants in New York City. The joke? All participants wore skin colored underwear that was blurred in a way to suggest real nudity. Scroll down for images (not to worry, they have been blurred to keep it safe for work).
Ew. Ew. Ew. Valentine's Day has passed but, take it from me, ladies always like a little romance... Portland-based industrial designer Sarah Tisdale fell for her next door neighbor and consequently dreamed up the perfect gift.
F.A.T. (Free Art and Technology) presents a project in celebration of F*ck Google Week, F.A.T.'s protest against Google's totalitarian rule of the web (read more). F.A.T. Lab built a fake Google Street View car and canvased the streets of Berlin, posed as Google.
WonderHowTo loves pranks. So, naturally we're big fans of College Humor, particularly Prank Wars. Prank Wars stars Amir and Streeter, best pals. Best pals that love to humiliate one another...to say the least... In their latest *life threatening* prank, Amir scares the crap out of Streeter. Check out the interview (and prank) on Jimmy Kimmel: Click through for the complete skydiving prank video (sans Jimmy Kimmel). To view all Prank Wars videos, visit College Humor.
Turn the tables. Our buddy GreeenPro came up with this ingenious prank.
Don't want a reclining seat in your lap? Solution: Zip Ties
This mod is a wonderful creation from one of our favorite young hackers, BrussPup. His creations always delight us.
Middle school lunch tables are begging for this prank. Wait, who are we kidding? Everybody's lunch table could use a ketchup explosion every once in a while!
Puke! SpacePaintings' recipe for vomit is ingenious. The ingredients seem random: a kitchen sponge, Elmer's glue and of course-- food coloring.
Mom, watch your back. I kid you not. Stealth. Super-annoying without being dangerous. No trace. Sublime in that Ian Fleming kind of way.
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.
We've all tried writing with lemon juice (a.k.a. invisible ink). It's a mess. And the main draw back is definitely efficiency.
Make your potential boss feel incredibly uncomfortable. That's right. Be completely offensive (yet appear earnest.)
This may look like a regular, innocent egg… What you are about to see is eggs-actly what makes this tutorial so special!