Playing a harmless practical joke on a friend, a colleague, a relative, or a significant other is, in a lack of better terms, fun. If you have never played a prank in your life, then you need to start doing it now. Teasing a close friend for the sake of fun is one of the best memories that you can take with you as you age.
Life is hard enough as it is. No need to make it harder by being too uptight. Let loose and poke some lighthearted fun both at and with your friends. Playing practical jokes is a time-honored tradition that goes way back to antiquity. You can do it both just for fun or for revenge.
In fact, pranking is such a worldwide activity that there is even a globally recognized day dedicated to it: April Fools’ Day. April 1 is a day when everyone around the world is wary of each other. Pranks are done and laughter reigns supreme.
Even though there is a day dedicated to it, pranking can be done anytime and anywhere. I am sure that the majority of your friends would welcome a good pick-me-up any time of the day. If you are just starting out as a prankster, it would be to your advantage to research properly what the best prank to pull.
There’s a lot of aspects that go into pranking if you don’t want to give it away. A straight face will not cut it. You need to put in a lot of effort too together with a dash of creativity and a little bit of luck.
Here are some of the best prank ideas that you can try out to scare the heck out of your friends.
- Exploding Toilet
Imagine just wanting to have a quick piss and jumping out of the seat because of an exploding toilet seat. What you do is you buy a box of Bang Snaps and tape it under the seat. Bang Snaps explode when dropped or compressed. This means that when your poor victim puts the slightest amount of pressure in the toilet seat, they are in for an explosive surprise.
- Automatic Shutdown PC
Using technology as a pranking tool is unexpected. Not everyone is technologically-inclined meaning when something happens, they do not usually understand that it is you who are doing it.
This prank is for your coworkers as this would only work with PCs that are in the same network as you. Access the command prompt and open your CMD. You would have a window open with a black background and white text. From there, type in shutdown/i and press enter to open the remote shutdown window.
You would now be able to see a list of computers on your network. From there, you can set the parameters of a remote shutdown. Choose your victim’s computer and choose whether you want to restart or shut it down. You can also spice your prank up by sending a remote message to your victim before their PC shuts down.
A warning like “The FBI is onto you” before a blackout would surely scare the shit out of them. The best thing about this prank is that you can do it repeatedly with your victim’s frustration steadily growing with each shutdown. Until your victim catches on, this prank can go for months, if not years.
- Install Airhorns around their furniture
Give everyone a shock by installing multiple Airhorns around the room. Simply install them behind the door, under the chairs and any other place you can think of. Think of Airhorns as a group prank where you can take on multiple victims. Airhorns blast out a shrieking sound that will make everyone around you jump out.
- Caramel Onions
This is probably one of the best ways to instill trust issues on your friends and families. Caramel apples are a treat that everyone is familiar with. They simply bring in a lot of happy childhood memories. Simply replace the onion with an apple and watch as your victim take their first bite and the putrid taste of raw onion fill their mouth.
- “Do Not Use” signs everywhere
Want to wreck some havoc in your office? Tape up “Do Not Use” signs on all your facilities. This means that you get to watch your colleagues shuffle in their seats as they cannot use the bathroom when they need to. You can also use this prank on printers, computers, and just about any item that your colleagues might want to use.
If you are still unsure, you might want to check out Ownage Pranks Prank Caller App for more inspiration.