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03-14-2006, 11:29 AM
What is the best prank you have ever heard of / pulled? For me it would be letting 3 pigs loose in a school / other public building and have the pigs labled 1, 2, and 4. They just won't stop looking for 3!

03-14-2006, 02:07 PM
My father had an entire practical joke career, which began when he was a cadet in the Canadian army as a young teenager. One summer his group of cadets (not sure if it was a platoon or not) were training in Vernon in the BC interior during August. They were confined to barracks because they had been caught having water fights with the stirrup pumps in the H huts. Being hot, hot, hot and bored, bored, bored, they decided to see what would actually wake up one of their squad who could sleep through anything. They took his sheet off; he was regimental, but that didn't wake him up. They laid him down on the bare boxsprings; that didn't wake him up. Then they hit upon a genius and bloody dangerous plan. Vernon Cadet Camp and their particular H Hut was less than 20 feet from Vernon Hwy, so they took the bare boxsprings out and put it on the centre-line of the Hwy, placed their still sleeping, nude comrade on the boxsprings, and fled back to the open door of their hut. For fifteen minutes cars went past the boy, in both directions, but he continued to snore, then a large tracker trailer came over the rise in the road and blew it air horn. Immediately, the naked cadet leaped to his feet, looked down, realised what was up, and levitated back to the H Hut. They got confined to barracks for two weeks for the one, and the young man paid someone for the rest of the summer to watch over him while he slept.

The next installment will come after some sleep.


03-14-2006, 05:54 PM
The local high school has a tradition of the seniors playing a prank on those left behind, just before graduation. They have a rule that nobody can be in danger and no property damaged or major mess created. These restrictions take a lot of the fun out of it, and some years there is no prank.

The Class of 2003 didn't seem to play a prank. It wasn't until football season started the following autumn that anyone saw the huge numbers 2003 'written' on the playing field, in extra seed and high-grade fertilizer, a richly vibrant and healthy lawn compared to the rest of the grass.

Maryn, pretty sure it was MIT students who first disassembled a car, brought in the parts, and reassembled it inside a building whose doors would not allow its removal

03-14-2006, 07:36 PM
My son's buddies from school went to their science teacher's house in the middle of the night and removed all four tires from her car and left the thing jacked up. They stacked the tires on her front porch.

Lucky for them, this woman had a great sense of humor. And another car to get to class the next day. :)


03-14-2006, 08:00 PM
My friend Jeff & I were heavily into a "scaring people & each other" kick when the movies Scream had come out.

Jeff's fam and I are close, so I could come over whenever. One day I'm in the house while he's in the shower. Jeff had actually bought the scream "Father Death" costume and everything. I went into his min-walk-in closet, pulled down the long black robe of the costume and managed to MacGyver it into hanging right from the middle of the ceiling. Since the mask wouldn't stay on top without falling, I set his black beanie cap on top instead. Voila, looks like someone's hiding in the closet. Since we were well into scaring each other by then, I needed him to know it wasn't just me in the closet dressed up. I closed the closet, he comes out the shower, I tell him that I'm going downstairs to use his computer & surf the web.

So I'm downstairs for several minutes, beginning to think "maybe he found it, wasn't scared, and just took it down." Then, finally, I hear his terrifed scream--"Jesus Christ! Compton!"--from upstairs. Mission accomplished.

Of course, he had his vengeance, in this life, and it completely embarrassed me. But I don't know if I care to share that.:Ssh:

03-14-2006, 08:00 PM
I thought of one I'd love to pull on a very annoying neighbor but I know I would get caught ... basically, this neighbor is a lying crackhead who doesn't take proper care of her children, so she would deserve anything bad that happened to her.

I would wait until the beginning of May & hang a banner on her house saying "Alpha Sigma Sigma House - frat party tonight!" with pictures of kegs & togas, then print up flyers saying the same & distribute them at the nearby colleges, and that night the whole neighborhood could sit back & laugh!

03-14-2006, 08:03 PM
On April Fools' Day, a radio station broke into its programming with a news bulletin informing listeners that measurable amounts of Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO (http://www.dhmo.org/)) had been detected in the municipal water supply.

03-14-2006, 08:08 PM
On April Fools' Day, a radio station broke into its programming with a news bulletin informing listeners that measurable amounts of Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO (http://www.dhmo.org/)) had been detected in the municipal water supply.

Heard about that one. People were freaking out. Hilarious. A kid also pulled that same "prank" at his school for a science project and actually got much of the student body to sign a petition to have the substance banned from the water supply. Hil, arious.

03-14-2006, 08:09 PM
I've never been one for practical jokes. I don't find them practical or very funny. In fact, in most cases, I find them just plain mean. Why people want to do that to other human beings is beyond me.

That said, in bootcamp they tied a guy down to his bed with dental floss while he slept. He WAS a jerk.

As kids we used to put dog poop in small paper bags, put it on someone's porch, light it, ring the bell and watch whoever come out and stomp the fire out.

03-14-2006, 08:22 PM
How about a fictional one...I had this piece of flash fiction resting comfortably on my hard drive:


His plan was simple—to get even. The incessant practical jokes went beyond collegial fun months ago, and were now taking on the pointed stick of harassment. Initially, he tried to fight back with harmless jokes of his own, but this kind of deviousness didn’t come naturally to him. So he put up with it all, sometimes rolling with the fun, and sometimes quietly steaming over the inequitable attention he seemed to receive.

Now, though, they were his. He would hit them where it would hurt them most. He was one of the few students in their graduate seminar who collected the reading assignments more than a week in advance, and with the next three assignments coming from a single journal issue, he saw his opening. Two weeks ago, he had the articles copied in the library copy center. He had to do it in advance since the library staff didn’t let students re-shelf the journals. So, with his copies safely in hand, he initiated phase two of his plan.

He found the journal issue where it was supposed to be, put it under his arm, and headed for the stairwell to the next floor up. He had already typed the new call number label—TC 430.1 instead of the original QP 340.1—so all he had to do was tape the new label over the original and find the appropriate new home in the fourth floor stacks, one floor above the site expected by the other students. Finally, he had them.

He headed for the library exit with a bounce in his step and the smug look of impending final revenge. He neared the door, and the goal post-like anti-theft sentries let out a loud squeal, accusing him of carrying contraband.

A young woman, who appeared to be around fifteen years old, and had the innocent look of one at least two years younger, reached over the counter. “Give me your backpack.”

He stood back, grinning. It was all a mistake—an overzealous alarm.

The young woman pulled out a stack of magazines. His face twisted, and an ache rose from his stomach.

She spread the journals on the counter—all recent issues of gay pornographic pictoral publications.

Behind him loud belly laughs erupted from the burgeoning bottleneck. His face turned from crimson to purple. Down at the bottom of one of magazines, he saw the little magnetic security strip, with the printed call number QP 340.1.

03-14-2006, 08:58 PM
When I was eleven or so, I used to think that prank phone calls were the best thing ever. One Saturday morning, after a sleepover and before my friends had left, I made a prank call to a random number.

This little voice answers the phone, maybe five years old.

Me: Is your refrigerator running?
Her: I don't know.

She puts the phone down and runs off to check. :eek:
She comes back, picks up the phone. By this point, I'm laughing so hard I don't know if I'll be able to get the punchline out.

Her: Yes, it is.
Me: <snicker> Well then... <guffaw> you'd better <chortle> go catch it!

I hang up. I was a terrible kid. :rolleyes:

03-14-2006, 09:54 PM
My son and four of his football buddies picked up the youth minister's car from her space( a lil ol VW) and carried it 3 places over and put it down between two big ol SUV's. She was really weirded out.

Also In highschool, there was this guy who was a jerk. He dated, screwed then dumpped severl of my close friends. So one night we bought a box of tampons and red ink and dipped them inthe ink and threw them all over/around his car.

Then everybody graduated and went away to college. The end.

03-14-2006, 10:08 PM
On April Fools' Day, a radio station broke into its programming with a news bulletin informing listeners that measurable amounts of Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO (http://www.dhmo.org/)) had been detected in the municipal water supply.

That's like the one I used to like when I was a kid: "Hey! Did you know your epidermis is showing?"

03-14-2006, 10:20 PM
My dad pulled one on me and two of my friends when I was younger, about 11 or 12. My friends and I were sitting on the couch watching a movie or something and my dad asks if we want something to drink. We all say "Yeah, sure!" So he goes out into the kitchen, we hear the glasses being pulled down from the cabinet and the liquid of *something* pouring.

He comes out into the living room and is very carfully holding all three cups in between his hands and at the last second pretends to trip. The cups go flying and my friends and I all squeal, thinking we're about to be drenched.

Well, the cups were empty and my dad was rolling on the floor laughing.

03-14-2006, 10:26 PM
When I was a freshman in high school, senior class members put fish head and tails in the drop ceiling. It really stunk.

I bought a universal remote, and when my husband was watching TV, I'd change the channel. Not knowing that I had the new remote, he was going crazy changing it back.

03-14-2006, 10:27 PM
In college, someone took off the shower heads and packed them with instant coffee, then reinstalled them.

Next day, coffee in the shower!

03-14-2006, 10:37 PM
Sounds efficient, spike! I need that student's name and phone number.

Maryn, not together until she's coffee'd and showered

03-14-2006, 10:57 PM
A bunch of guys (who, me?) once set one of the old-style Volkswagens in a dumpster as though someone has just decided to trash it; just the front end was sticking out.

At one place I worked, someone put an opened tin of sardines under one of the secretary's desk. I wasn't involved in that one!

03-14-2006, 11:05 PM
Bridgette was moving out of her home prior to her ex husband returning with his new wife...so she took little raw shrimp and crammed them in all of the curtain rods and down the heat ducts.

The children kept complaining about foul odors every time they came back from a visit with dad.

03-15-2006, 01:34 AM
When I go back to China this summer, I'm seriously considering putting a 2-foot, double-sided dildo in my friend's carry-on bag. Along with a really sharp pair of scissors.

I don't want to keep him from being able to get on the plane, though, so I haven't quite commited myself to the idea just yet.

03-15-2006, 01:37 AM
When I go back to China this summer, I'm seriously considering putting a 2-foot, double-sided dildo in my friend's carry-on bag. Along with a really sharp pair of scissors.

I don't want to keep him from being able to get on the plane, though, so I haven't quite commited myself to the idea just yet.

you don't have to use scissors, my mom wasn't allowed to bring crochet needles on a flight one time. Which would be a good little gag in itself...ball of yarn, knitting needles and a dildo - oh the comedy!!! (somehow I feel guilty for thinking this is funny.)

03-15-2006, 01:39 AM
Can you imagine the security peoples lifting that monster out of the bag, giving it one jiggle, and then placing it aside? XD

Oooh, I really wanna do it.

03-15-2006, 01:43 AM
I'm with shadow, I don't much care for practical jokes that embarrass people or make them look foolish. BUT, in university we shaved my friend's eyebrow off (just the one). And when I was a kid I decorated my male cousin's face in garish makeup while he was asleep. The bonus was that it was the night before school photos and he couldn't get it all off.

03-15-2006, 02:01 AM
3 friends of mine all snook out one night at about 3 o clock in the morning.

they were going around doing small acts of senseless vandalism.

one of them was drunk...
he sh*t on a car, got a leaf and wrote 'SH*T HAPPENS' with the said sh*t.

they say that they never saw the car again.

i would be more into prank calls, but we can do great ones sometimes.
just torment people.

but my favourite was through instant messaging, i was chatting away normally to a good friend of mine,
i then proceeded to tell him i was secretly in love with him.
he didnt believe me at first, but i convinced him in the end.

i told him after he reassuring me that he was ok with it.
we both almost dies laughing.

03-15-2006, 02:03 AM
O.K., it wasn't a practical joke at the time, but when my sisters and I were younger, we duck taped my youngest sister to a rolling chair and left her by the door for mom to find. We even taped her mouth. You understand that she had been driving us NUTS all day and we couldn't call mom at work to get her to stop.

We got in so much trouble, but it was worth it.

03-15-2006, 06:56 AM

03-15-2006, 08:08 AM
In high school, my friend Tara had a party the week before Halloween. There were maybe a half dozen girls there, and one of them had a Ouijia board. :e2brows:
If anyone has ever used one, you know how easy it is to manipulate the planchette (sp?). I don't believe that OB's work, but Tara did. So I conjured a ghost. The ghost of a kid named Derek, who was our age, and had been murdered ten years ago. Needless to say, Tara got freaked and ran out of the room.

She mentioned "Derek" a few times in school for the next couple of weeks. It's been ten years, and I never did tell her that I made it all up. :e2smack:

Puddle Jumper
03-15-2006, 09:19 AM
I once heard of some college students who filled a professor's car with trash, put crisco under the door handles, and completely wrapped the outside of the car with saran wrap.

03-15-2006, 04:19 PM
When I was in college, somebody repeatedly pulled the same prank: walk into the student union, put a small container of limburger cheese in the microwave, set it on HIGH for 10 minutes, and leave.

Cleared the place out every time.

03-16-2006, 07:27 AM
Y'know how some faucets have spray-nozzles next to them, especially kitchen sinks? Last April Fools, I taped down the handle of ours so that when the water was turned on, it sprayed allll over my father.

Oh how we laughed.

03-16-2006, 08:31 AM
I've been dying to try this out!!!!!! But it needs a pair of BRAVE guys and you can't find those anymore :)

Our idea is to dress one of the guys as a girl, makeup and all. And then, another guy takes him home and introduces it to his mother as his 'girlfriend'. Then the girl-guy will say in his deepest, manliest voice: "hello, nice to meet youl."

Ooooooo I'd love to see someone's mother freak out with THAT!!

03-16-2006, 12:34 PM
You guys are light weights.

If you live in the very cold north during the winter and you want to really get someone, here's how:

Get a fairly decent sized trash can. Put it on your back porch or somewhere outside in the cold. Every day, whenever you or your buddies have to pee, go pee in the trash can.

Over time, it will freeze. If you have several days in a row of below-freezing temps, you can fill that thing up and it will all be frozen.

When it's full of pee and frozen, take it over to someone's house when you know they're not home and not gonna be home for a while (maybe gone for the weekend?).

Turn the trashcan upside down in the middle of their kitchen and lift.

Go turn the heater on.

Leave the ginormous pee-sickle there to melt.

03-16-2006, 05:58 PM
Few things trump an "upper-decker," both in being devious and downright wrong. Take the top cover off the back a toilet and crap in there. Replace the top and let the owners figure out the source of the stench, renewed with each flush.

03-16-2006, 06:30 PM
Boy, I'm starting to be glad I don't know some of you in the real world! E-e-ew!

Maryn, untraceable