15 Pranks That Are Equally Awesome and Awful
Pranks. Some people love them, some people hate them. They’re pretty divisive. To plenty out there, there’s nothing funnier than pulling the ultimate practical joke on a person, is there? They’ll pull your chair away or stick a Whoopee Cushion under your seat and dine out on the anecdote for weeks. To others, there’s nothing more low-brow than a common or garden prank. Witless frat boy silliness that we all should have grown out of a long time ago. So, which camp do you fall into? Undecided? Well, check out our rundown of fifteen pranks that are awesome and awful in equal measure and decide!
We already mention that chairs form a big part of the basic prankster’s repertoire. But once you’ve mastered the timing of pulling out someone’s chair from under them and sliding a Whoopee Cushion under them when they’re not looking, you have to graduate to other things. Bigger and better chair-based stunts. We’re talking about things like this. Pretending you actually ARE the chair… Like this guy. Guaranteed to get a fright. Though you might need some realy quite tremendous patience for this one.
Here’s a dastardly prank that challenges everything we know about physics. How did this happen? How will the pranked driver get out of it? Unfortunately, we can’t help you answer either of these burning questions. All we can say for certain is that the perpetrator of this prank is some kind of evil genius. Albeit one who probably doesn’t all that many friends left, if this is the kind of treatment he dishes out to them…
Ah, the ol’ Box Monster Robot gag. It’s a classic! Okay, fine – we’ve never heard of it before. But that’s all the better, right? We’ve learned a brand new practical joke in order to harass people at work. Got a warehouse job you’re desperate to get fired from? Well, just mimic the Gif above for total disciplinary fun! Before you know it you’ll have Personnel calling you into a meeting and be jobless before you know it… Such larks!
There must be hundreds of different opportunities for pranks and gags if you work in a mechanic’s garage, mustn’t there? We know all about the tricks you play on apprentices and new kids. Asking them to go out and buy sky hooks and new bubbles for spirit levels. Plus there’s always covering them in oil and duct taping them to the ceiling. But this one here’s great for pranking people who’ve worked with cars for years. For, no matter how much they’ve seen, they’re never expecting a dude in the engine…
Here’s a sweet ‘double-prank’. A scene from New England in the Fall by the looks of it sees a guy hiding in a big pile of golden brown leaves. As his friend walks towards his car, he bursts out. ‘SURPRISE!’ Well, it shocks his pal, sure. But that’s not that much of a practical joke, is it? Well, no. But that’s not the end of it. It wouldn’t be much of a double prank if it was. Cue the massive exercise ball flying in from nowhere…
Mouses. Or is it mice? No, mouses. We’re sure it’s ‘mouses’. Anyway, where were we? Ah yes. Computers. Most mouses now are wireless and rely on a little infrared sensor on the bottom. Of course, they don’t work all that well when the sensors are covered up. So all it takes is a little bit of paper taped over the sensor like this to cause all sorts of untold problems. You can just kick back and relax as your colleagues grow more and more frustrated and call out IT. Who’ll discover the problem (by which time you’ve mysteriously disappeared…).
There are few more extreme and scary things a person can do for ‘fun’ than skydiving or bungee-jumping. Quite why someone would actively go out of their way to chuck themselves out of a plane of fling themselves off a bridge is beyond us. With it being so scary, the last thing you need is someone playing a gag on you as you do it… Like these guys who think it’s funny to make their friend think he’s going to die. Ha ha ha! He thought he was going to stop living! LOL!
Here’s one any guy can play at home online. If you want to prank a stranger, that is. And you want to strip off women’s underwear on camera, that is. Still, if you’re open minded and want to get the hopes of an adolescent up, then this Omegle/ChatRoulette gag is perfect. If a little bit, sort of, kind of, entirely messed up and weird. Still, each to their own, eh? It’s not for us to judge.
Now, here’s one we like! This is a high concept idea that needs plenty of money and planning. This isn’t the kind of trick you can play on someone at home in your mom’s bra. Oh no. Still, the planning and preparation is well worth it. This elevator prank and it’s covered glass tiling will fool anyone. And okay, we criticized those bungee types for making someone think they were going to die… But this one’s pretty clever. Come on!
NOW WE’RE TALKING! This is a stone cold student prank classic. This old school frat boy joke has been about for years and with good reason. The old ones are the best ones, after all. This heart-exploding blast of ear-shattering noise, kicked off my the door handle is enough to make anyone mess their pants. Which just adds to the prank, doesn’t it? For many pranksters, the need for a clean pair of shorts is the ultimate goal.
Ah, the ol’ plastic wrap trick. Also seen stuck on toilets for the more adventurous practical joker, this is almost as good (and a lot less messy). Beware, though – it could be dangerous. This kid looks like he’s gonna be suffering from some pretty harsh whiplash after this little stunt. Still, it’s his fault. What did your parents always tell you about running in the house? Yeah. Exactly.
Here we see magician-cum-YouTube filmmaker Magic of Rahat with one of his favorite jokes – specially-made seat where he can wear the seat cover and make it look as though no one is driving. Time and again he does it and never fails to trick drive-thru fast food restaurant workers. If it were us, we’d just toss the fries and shake in the car and shut the hatch. We’re working in a drive-thru, we’re busy. We ain’t got time for this.
Here’s a particularly nasty prank to play on work colleagues – the cruel toilet tissue practical joke. Replace bathroom roll with duct tape. Maybe reserve this trick for your boss or someone you don’t like… The creepy Saw puppet illustration is optional – you haven’t got to go for that, but hey – if you’re going to do something, do it properly. Make the prankee (is that a word?) ‘play a little game’…
There are pranks and there are pranks. And then there’s too far. Aaaaaand then there’s THIS. This is beyond too far. If this happened to us we’d be suing someone, for real. How are you supposed to recover from the vision of a dead girl’s head smashing through a bathroom mirror…? You’re not, are you? You’d be scarred for life. You’d never be able to look in a mirror again, would you???
This looks like a cruel, cruel prank. We all know how tasty Oreos, don’t we? This prankster clearly does. Still, who doesn’t like minty things, huh? This new toothpaste-flavored snack might actually be quite nice. Mightn’t it? Nah. It won’t be. Sullying the good name and taste of an Oreo should be a criminal offence.