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Fake kidnapping prank – play it cute or mean

If you want to play a cute prank for once or you need to give your team a break from some evil past doing, here is a harmless but effective prank for you.

Take a Polaroid to work or any other place you want to play this. In an unobserved moment take an item away your prank target really likes or needs, best: both. Stuffed animals works great, keys, lunch box (full of course, right before lunch time).

Take a Polaroid picture of the “borrowed” item and leave it with a ransom letter at the original place.

Famous ransoms could be a dinner invitation, a date (maybe not with the boss), a six pack or a fake ransom letter requesting the release of someone the other person has stolen or taken away (your heart, a friend, a hobby without sharing).

Depending on your effort this could really be neat and the talk of town (or the office) for a while. Obviously you can play this neat and cute or mean but the closer you get to a threat the less you refer to this website please (read the disclaimer buddy!).

A fake kidnapping with people is not advised if kids are involved. Have some decency!

But an obvious fun kidnapping, if well done, as a bachelor prank or game is always appreciated. Especially at April Fool's Day.

Your additional prank ideas or experience here please

Plastic Wrap Prank – Foil-Wrap EVERYTHING!

If you really want someone’s attention get one of those industrial size plastic foil wrap rolls companies use to wrap their palettes in.

You can do this prank yourself or get a hand by a couple of buddies. As a team you could actually wrap the entire building!

Its really simple and straight forward: in an unattended moment wrap just everything from someone you dislike or just want to pull a prank on. Entire desks are popular, lockers, bundles of clothes, coats, shoes, shelves, equipment, drawer content, books, plans, computers, bicycles, you name it…

The trick is to really use a LOT of foil. For instance you should walk around the car or desk at least 5 times and wrap it really tight. It’s quite annoying and not too easy to get the tightly wrapped plastics foil off.

This prank works even better when played on someone who is in a real hurry. Wrapping up toilet booths or cubicles should be done with someone inside. Especially when there is no pointy object around to get the foil pierced. Watch folks using their teeth or high heels instead.

If you really want to overdo it, entire buildings come to mind.

Here is a sneaky one:

A couple, caught in the act, let’s say: at a party! Delivered in plastic foil while still being “plugged” – now THAT should make it to the news!

Have fun and share your experience and ideas here.

It’s snowing! Car prank – a car, someone you hate and polystyrene

You need three things: someone you hate, access to his car and polystyrene (e.g. Styropor or Styrofoam) packaging foam.

Crumble all the polystyrene into very tiny pieces and sneak into someone’s car. Now, pour a couple of hands full of the polystyrene into all the air vents and direct them upwards.

Before leaving the car check for tracks and remove any polystyrene piece that might be visible. The car needs to look as entered. Don’t forget to turn the ventilation to full blast before you go.

You need to have an excuse to hand around the car when ignited. You don’t want to miss this moment.

Maybe you got a friend who will be given a lift. Make him take photos, while entering the car he could claim that he needs to check something on his camera.

This prank works well for a wedding! It’s up to you if you want to do this right before church or rather afterwards or even next day. This makes a great bachelor prank too, but it’s actually more fun with people who don’t expect to be pranked.

Like the bride’s parents for instance, right the moment when they pick up the wedding cake and mom wants to carry it in her lap for the short ride home.

Tell us if it worked and which divorce lawyer we can call for an entry into the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest divorce after a wedding prank.

Variations: Buses, vans (packed with 8 people right before taking off for vacation), or you can just the stuff into someone’s umbrella on a rainy day…

Cell Phone Prank - Handy Tricks to Lose Friends

If you have access to someone's cell phone and know their contacts you should not let that opportunity pass!

Imagine your buddy sends a steamy sms cell phone text message to his darling in the middle of a lonely night and gets an irritated response from his boss the next morning.

Or family members are granted the true thoughts from your girl friend about their stupid gaming nights every other Sunday.

Mother-in-laws are very welcome receivers of love letters of their daughters for example or better even: of their son-in-laws.

Get the idea?

Get into the contacts phone book of someone's cell phone and just swap a couple of names (don't overdo, a couple are fine for focussed fun). As most people hit a name and do not double check with the number when sending off their hot sexual phantasies to their lover boys or gal's it is easy to assign grandma's number to the name of someone's love of their life.

Maximum prank fun can be achieved if you could swap the names of your buddy's mother-in-law with the secretary he is cheating her daughter with.

Mean? Of course!
Fun? Tons!

You'll lose all your friends (and teeth) and get a couple of new, wrong ones in exchange. But hey: it's worth it all the while, trust us!

Share your story with the crowd here. A picture of your knocked-out teeth are weclome too.

Who’s talking? Workplace double phone prank.

This can make for hours of fun. Play pairs of clueless co-workers against each other by setting them up with a simple cross-line experiment.

You need a unsuspicious office or meeting room with working phone connections or cell phones for that matter. Gather your friends or even a bigger crowd to enjoy the fun. In this case speaker phones work great. The better the quality the more likely you’ll experience a couple of long, confused conversations.

Get two phones into place (test before the prank).

Now, put them next to each other. Have a list of people who match or don’t ready. For example: know of two guys who can’t stand each other and get into regular cock fights? Great! Contrast in ranks work great or entirely unknown-to-each-other folks.

Dial the phone numbers of two other co-workers you wish to “surprise”. On the ring, hold the phones together, speaker to microphone, so that one of the phones can hear the other and vice versa.

Don’t interfere, don’t do anything, the “callers” will do all the acting. If you can, switch of caller ID recognition or use cell phones unknown to the internal phone network.

You can even do this in private among friends and family. Record the whole thing for later use (at parties for example). You might even catch some really nasty stuff. Go for the most fun experience setting up the boss with a couple of suck-up’s on a Friday night or Monday morning.

Better even right before an important meeting. In that case make sure, you’re not invited. In fact, you might want to make sure not to see the prank victims for a while or your mimicry might give away too much.

If someone tells on you: good luck for a new job. But hey, THAT prank should really be worth it. And who knows: you might have recorded something that saves your butt!

Sicky prank: how to get beaten up on purpose

If you are horrendously bored here is a series of pranks that guarantees tons of fun for yourself and to be kicked in the head by at least one of your prank victims. Works great on airports, Baseball stadiums, the subway and in big city centers, malls and the likes.

There are days in our lives when nothing can really entertain us. So you need an idea for a solid entertainment that will, by the way, make great stories for your prank victims to share afterwards as well.

In a mall or airport, for example, you could cough and sneeze walking behind someone and then lightly toss a rolled-up napkin into their neck. Works best when playing this on a couple. Pick the male for safety (as he’ll try to behave in front of his girl). Or you can fetch the full load by doing this on the girl, any guy who is half a man will jump right into your brains to defend her.

Instead of tossing the Kleenex you could just as well fan air their way so as if the air from your cough is felt.

As a special twist you could wet your hand (works best with sneezing), walk up behind them and after sneezing wave your hand their way (to splash some droplets their way). Making an excusing gesture or mumble “excuse me!” might prevent you from being seriously harmed but there is no guarantee.

If you really want to go for the pain do this on a large redneck guy. If he’s not ready to get physical just yet, add smiling: “did you know that sneezing on huge, disgusting pimples – like the ones on your neck – make them stink like your old socks?”

Now, this is the moment to enjoy the show or RUUUN!!!!

Have fun, send footage or your own story. Keep the socks.

Toilet pranks – Restroom pranks and practical jokes

Bathroom pranks are somewhat delicate yet greatly rewarding as the prank victim might be too embarrassed to seek for support from others. Anyway, it is advised to cover up your tracks or you’re in for some serious trouble or revenge.

Not everyone is cool with restroom pranks. Well, it’s enough if you are we say!

Locking someone up in a cubicle is an old prank really. Locking him/her up with something ugly or disgusting (the boss?) inside the box is funnier. Better even: switch off the light and play with sounds or scares. Maximum fun can be achieved by throwing something over the cubicle sell door in the dark. Water is famous, burning matches are a bit mean but easily detected and extinguished. Condoms can be fun as well (put some white liquid soap inside for some additional association).

Here you might want to go undetected (switching off the light helps, still: run!).

Removing the door knob while someone is “unloading” makes for a good practical joke in the restroom as well. Have a camera ready to fetch the climbing-out exercise.

How about glue on the toilet seat? Itchy powder works well too (those are the ideas where some trouble starts – good lawyers or massive muscles make good arguments).

Rather harmless: in a closed cubicle put two pairs of shoes (one female the other a guy’s) facing each other as if a couple was, you know what…). Fetching surprised faces with a camera could be wonderful office fun on a boring day.

Here is one that is just too cool to miss: at a conference try to snatch a speaker’s microphone to place it switched on inside the men’s room. It might not always work but if it does nobody would forget this one ever again.

The company’s PA system can be used for this too, you might need a friend or two (e.g. technician, admin). Highlight: if you’d ever catch a couple having sex in the cabin (audio, we’d stay away from video for obvious reasons).

Share your restroom prank ideas and stories here. Have fun!

Garage Sale!!! – Or is there?

This is a harmless, inexpensive and really fun public prank. Works best with a friend cuz it’s a blast to watch! You’ll need a busy neighborhood and a neat street café to sit in for observation fun.

Print 30 or so obvious letter size (larger if you can) posters that say “Garage Sale!” with an obvious, large arrow pointing into one direction. No address, no telephone number, nothing.

At night or early in the morning place the posters in a close pattern around a neighborhood that’s heavily frequented by pedestrians or (better even) down town. Create a fun pattern that you’d want bargain hunters to wonder around there, misguiding them all the way and around again.

Now you need a neat street café where you can settle down with your friends and watch the drama unfold. You don’t even know how long it takes some people to notice they’re being pranked.

Some get really frustrated, some angry. The ones that have a ball after finding out you should invite over for a beer. With this prank you might even make great friends for your next series of pranks?!

Enjoy and tell us how many folks fell for it and for how long.

Wedding Prank: Stop the wild life!

A very forgiving environment for a social prank is a wedding or pre-wedding party. For the guests that is!

Here is one you can do all by yourself, no assistance needed. But you can still do this with friends involved.

Make sure you can arrange for some stage time for the couple. Prior to this you need to hand out some 20 or 100 (depending on the size of the crowd, 10% of the complete audience is fine) keys to some guys (and a girl or two, not more). While doing so just tell the recipients they’ll have to play along, it’s the bride’s apartment key.

Hand one key to a very old lady (on second thought, use two ladies: have a backup lady in case the one suddenly passes away or develops sudden stage anxiety. Tell them this is the groom’s apartment key.

When pushing the couple publicly on stage make a big, dramatic announcement. Play serious:

Since this is it now and there is no turning back the seriousness of the wedding and the life-long trust that is demanded by the act of marriage call for honest closing on the pre-marriage life’s.

Turning to the crowd you will now ask for anyone who is still in the possession of the bride’s apartments key, to drop it publicly here on stage (of course, some 50 guys will turn up).

Take a minute for people to react and digest. Now you ask for anyone to do the same in regards to the groom’s apartment (and you know just who will enter the stage now).

A great crowd should have a ball with this practical joke. Especially if you have an old lady (or two if nobody died throughout the event) acting up to the opportunity – you know the type…

Have fun!
Of course this wedding prank will result in liquid severance pay for the bride and groom later on at the bar, but hey: we didn’t say fun is cheap, right?!

We're sure there are tons of wedding pranks around, share yours today.

I am RICH! Or not? Lottery prank

Really, really mean, don’t you think? But then again: which prank isn’t? Make someone win the lottery and lose it all again can be great fun indeed. Well, you know for whom it won’t!

This prank does not work really well between a couple (except you need a revenge scheme), very close friends or family in small groups. The real fun only unfolds in a dynamic group setting where tension builds throughout the lottery or sweepstakes drawing and while the “pranked” starts to share his sheer joy after supposedly winning.

You wouldn’t like to take that away from him anymore, would you? Well you definitively should for this prank to work or do you want to be a cry baby forever?

This is a group prank really. Everyone needs to know and play along. Why? Imagine a bigger group of uninvolved to turn towards the pranked in solidarity after the prank is resolved? Ugly for you, fun gone and maybe your friends as well. For the same reason you wouldn’t really like to play this prank between a couple in a romantic setting.

Except you love getting kicked in the face in public after plotting this at a romantic dinner in the most expensive restaurant in town, rolling over laughing at the expense of your date. If you should be one of the rare individuals cracking up for being beaten publicly you might just be freaked enough to become an author at this website. We love you already!

Back to the lottery prank. The way you plot it depends on the chosen setting, technical possibilities and the group involved. If you are dealing with a gang of diehard game players it shouldn’t be difficult at all to throw in a lottery. It needs to be clear though that there are possibilities to win real cash. Don’t go overboard with the jackpot for it might seem fishy to the “pranked”.

The more realistic the material looks the deeper the impact. For a special event (like a wedding) it might makes sense to have your material printed professionally. But since most local lotteries use rather less sophisticated lottery tickets you should be fine with a regular ink jet printer. Buy some lottery tickets for preparation or even scan some original ones.

At that point of preparing the whole prank could potentially turn into a whole different ball game. Either you win a significant amount with a test ticket and would rather prefer to appear at work and kick your boss in the balls before boarding a one-way flight to the Bahamas or one of the party guests at the prank event will have you arrested for falsifying official lottery tickets.

Either way, both options would throw off the whole prank, delay it or render it the most stupid idea in human history. But you wouldn’t care for another nonsense reward in either cases, would you now?

Sealing up the ticket (don’t forget to jot down the winning code and make sure to mark the doctored ticket) should be done in similar ways as the original ones. Glue or pressure seal might be applied.

Now it’s up to the drawing. How could you successfully fake for the prankster to pick the marked, doctored lottery ticket? Depending on the setting you might have someone who’s unsuspicious looking and behaving hand out single tickets to the chosen group of people. Or you could just present the one ticket to the pranked as if you had picked it up as a gift.

Combining the ticket delivery with a personal invitation could work or put it onto the plate at a festive dinner when seating is dedicated. This might be a bit tricky as seating might be mixed up due to some uncontrollable reason. For example your prank victim might swap seats to impress someone, get closer (or the opposite) to some other events prevents the pranked to take the dedicated spot.

In order to resolve the prank you could use official announcements, the news papers (if your ticket was doctored to feature the right code) or some poster-like print out that (again) carries the pranked code.

Depending on the setting and social code your prank victim might do some really weird stuff if he found out he won. This, of course, is primarily influenced by the amount or price. Make sure there is nothing expensive close to the prank victim that might get belly up in joy upon “winning” or for opposite feelings when the prank is resolved.

Also you might want to take cover.
Seriously!

On second thought: watching with a running engine from a really fast car might come in handy. Better even: a whole group plays along and takes the blame collectively. If done right this prank could potentially result in the biggest laugh and fun your buddies have ever experienced as a group and everyone will have a great story to tell for life. Recording is always a good idea for repeated fun (and embarrassment) and proof for later law suits or liability claims.

If everything goes wrong you can start writing at this website in the hope to make some new friends and replace your lost family (but not your reputation). But this, my friend, is a biggy for us; proven (and abandoned) pranksters are highly welcome here. Because we’d know: you went all the way!

Another method without being in a big group and you could even do this being absent would be to buy a lotto ticket one day and another the day after (do it early) with the exact same numbers as the winning ticket from the day before. When the victim of your prank isn't paying attention swap the newer ticket with the old one. When the person looks in the paper for the winning numbers, he or she won't even realize the date is wrong on the ticket (especially if she or he never plays bt this one time) and will believe in the big win.

Have fun!

Share your own lottery pranks or comment on this one here...

Where’d my office go?

This one is just beautiful at work. Especially when someone is really hated by many. The natural buy-in in such a common constellation will allow you for some major team work. The bigger the team, the more miles you can go with this prank. Also you’ll need some time, a pair of pliers, some construction tools and maybe a bar of weapons grade dynamite.

Let’s assume the hated subject spends some significant time away from the work place. You might want to explore the possibility to attach a shadow to that guy, so you will be alarmed if he would return unannounced.

If a larger team is on hand delegate some core tasks: a guard, a craftsman, some guys stable enough to carry some weight around and someone ready to shoot braggers or tattle-talers who are ready to spoil the fun up-front or suck-ups, who (in return to your noble goal) might use the opportunity to have you fired for a very personal reward.

The whole prank evolves around moving an entire, in-tact work area, fully functional into a rather unexpected environment not too far from the original location. You’ll need to carefully detach and dissemble everything in order to skillfully and perfectly mount it in its exact original state some weird other place.

You might want to call in specialists if sophisticated equipment is to be pranked around. For example: you wouldn’t really want to resemble a dentist chair with all the drillers and rinsing installations in the handicapped parking lot behind the dentist office all by yourself, right?

Great replacement locations for office environments are the public restroom, the lobby, the roof (if safely built, check the local Yellow Pages for copter services nearby), parking garage, the victim’s home driveway (or his mother-in-law’s), the Zoo.

You can spice up the prank with a special twist (some preparations needed, maybe you’ll need to bribe or hire some additional personnel):
- Underwater (any pool goes, check for tides if the ocean is used, the whole electrical installation thingy will be a bit tricky though)
- Up-side-down either in the same location or some other place (you wouldn’t happen to have an uncle working at NASA?)
- On a truck, driving it around town (without halting of course)
- In a public bus or train (stay away from the roof idea here)

Another nice idea would be to get rid of the stuff altogether and replace the chosen work environment with a miniature 1:70 exact model. Get hidden camera’s rolling and as a precautionary measure have the contracts with ABC’s AFV and your new employer signed.

Carefully chose whom you trust before and during the prank, afterwards you’ll be on your own anyway!

Good luck and most of all: ENJOY!

I did everyone in here (and more…)

There is no better reason and place for humor with neat pranks and practical jokes as in a relationship. Obviously the weight and intensity of your pranks might invite laughter and mutual joy or, on the other hand, destroy love in a single sweep of wrongfully applied humoresque genius (well, at least you end it having a ball, most other break-ups make someone cry).

Now, here is the idea. It works for gal’s and guys alike. You need to be in an unfamiliar public setting for your true-love. It wouldn’t hurt to put this into a more formal setting like an office party, company’s Christmas party, neighborhood reception, large family reunion or the likes.

It needs to be known to your girl or boy that you’ve been around (just not how much… yet).

Early in the event, prior to major introductions, pull her/him aside and secretly ask for solidarity with one of the participants in there for she/he might not over you yet after going out for a short while last year.

Your true-love might (or might not) understand the delicate situation and agree not to show affection to you too obviously in presence of that person in respect of his/her feelings. You should thankfully appreciate the effort.

Minutes later now, pulling her/him aside again, point towards someone else asking for the same respect and understanding because you dated him/her as well, but it’s long over, you just don’t know if it didn’t make the other person uncomfortable.

You could start creating little stories about why it all ended or about one-night-stands and some such. Asking for forgiveness to put your new love into this situation might ease the discomfort (while you can) a bit.

Now repeat this as many times as your creativity produces these little stories of drunken encounters and spontaneous affinities, deep romantic tales without happy endings and ugly break-up descriptions. Put some weight into your own feelings but also into the feelings of the others always asking for respect and understanding.

Of course you will ensure your true-love that you feel miserable having put her/him into this uncomfortable situation.

A great resolution might start with some elaboration on drama, irritating tragic developments in the past, gay encounters or any other unbelievable nonsense. The more drastic the examples, the quicker the prank resolves as it will become too unbelievable.

On the other hand you could always play this forever of course… It’s really your call as to how quickly and irreversible you want to piss off your new love.

On second thought: this scheme might make a great self competition. How many girl/guys can you lose, piss-off, scare away in a month? Better even, how many years can you run this show without appearing in court, the local news papers or being severely beaten by a horde of angry female mobsters?

If you really want to take it all the way, here is how you can make stunningly sure that you won’t find a new mate in a long time:

After resolution make it public right there on the spot to the whole crowd rolling over laughing and in tears. You’ll get home that night with at least one black eye, some weird new friends who might just be authors at this website here and without a standing chance to date again soon.

Enjoy!

Airplane Prophet Prank

When bored at an airport you can try this (works alone or with a hidden group observing reactions):

- walk up to a waiting passenger who is busy with her laptop, book or magazine
- stand right in front of her (some 10 inches will do) without doing anything
- when she looks up bend forward, look her into the eyes for 5 silent seconds
- state with a neutral and monotone voice in quick words:

"Don't take that plane!"

- walk away as if roaming the aisles of an unknown supermarket...

Watch and have fun!