THE BEST Pranks

Human Speed Camera

Human Speed Camera

Prankmeister Rémi Gaillard stands by the side of the road disguised as one of those annoying speed cameras, snapping pictures of anything he thinks is going too fast – because, why not?

Pull-String Alarms

Pull-String Alarms

Also known as the “poor man’s perimeter alarm”, these foot-long pull-strings are rigged with a small explosive charge, which makes a loud 85dB bang when yanked. Sold in packs of 72 pieces.

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Terrible Xmas Presents

Terrible Xmas Presents

After the success of the Halloween candy prank, Jimmy Kimmel once again asked parents to mess with their kids. The little ones were allowed to open their presents early, only to find crap inside.

Shopping List Prank

Shopping List Prank

These poor souls who unfortunately had to work on Black Friday probably had enough on their plates before these guys (inspired by this show) came along with their nonsensical shopping lists.

Going Gorillas

Going Gorillas

Last October, the gorilla enclosure at the Werribee Open Range Zoo in Australia was tested out by… two guys in gorilla suits. Visitors were treated to an unbelievable display of fake gorilla behavior.

Best Buy Blue Shirts

Best Buy Blue Shirts

Improv Everywhere sends an army of pranksters into Best Buy wearing their trademark blue Polos and khakis, amusing customers and annoying security. Since when is wearing blue illegal?

Kids, I Ate Your Candy

Kids, I Ate Your Candy

Jimmy Kimmel has a cruel sense of humor, asking asked parents to tell their kids that they ate all of their Halloween candy and video their reactions. Thankfully, none of the kids had weapons.

Tricky Trick or Treater

Tricky Trick or Treater

YouTuber StagNews and his buddies set up this Halloween prank that was so simple it was brilliant: a 4-foot dummy dressed as a skeleton. Turns out an inanimate object can be pretty scary.

Pocket Guide to Mischief

Pocket Guide to Mischief

An instruction manual for unleashing your inner Dennis the Menace, Bart King’s book helps you pull off practical jokes of all shapes and sizes, and chronicles some of the greatest hoaxes of all time.

David Thorne: Office Troll

David Thorne: Office Troll

Pain in the ass extraordinaire David Thorne doesn’t just make life hard for clients, he trolls his colleagues as well. He got 10 formal complaints in 6 months, all for pranking the same officemate.

Brake/Horn Prank

Brake/Horn Prank

The victim of this prank gets a rude awakening, resulting in a maddening ride down the road. The only thing that would have been better would have been for it to kick in during rush hour traffic.

Severed Head Prank

Severed Head Prank

Just for Laughs is back with another simple but highly effective prank, preying on good samaritans with a bizarre twist on the ol’ switcheroo. Good thing none of the victims had a dog with them.

Orange Juice Prank

Orange Juice Prank

Patrons ordering a glass of fresh orange juice are very impressed when the waitress effortlessly squeezes a whole glass of the good stuff from just one half of the fruit. And then…

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LEGO My Volvo

LEGO My Volvo

LEGOLAND California pulled a fast one on their General Manager, replacing his Volvo XC60 with a life-sized LEGO XC90, built from over 201,000 bricks. Not the same car, but still pretty awesome.

The Shampoo Prank

The Shampoo Prank

Want to drive one of your pals really insane? Next time you’re in the locker room, sneak up behind him with a little extra shampoo, and let the wacky hijinks ensue. Now lather, rinse, repeat. Repeat.

The Mute Button

The Mute Button

For Improv Everywhere’s latest mission, 23 actors and 2 dogs infiltrated a public space near the entrance to Prospect Park in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and went on “mute” at coordinated intervals.

Icelandic Football Team Prank

Icelandic Football Team Prank

One unfortunate team member of the Icelandic football club Þór Akureyri got a faceful of prank during practice, thanks to the well executed and smooth moves by his teammates. (Thanks, Thorir!)

The Old Double-Switch

The Old Double-Switch

(NSFW:Language) Here’s a prank where a guy hides in the wall to catch a interview candidate off guard. But things aren’t always as they seem, and the prankster quickly becomes the victim.

The Ol’ Switcheroo

The Ol’ Switcheroo

The folks at Just for Laughs perform one of the oldest tricks in the book.  It gets old after seeing it a couple of times, but we probably would’ve freaked out if this was done to us too.

BMW M3 Pickup

BMW M3 Pickup

BMW’s idea of an April Fools’ joke, the “World’s Fastest Pickup” has a 420hp engine and a maximum load capacity of more than 990lbs. It actually looks fairly decent with the Targa roof off.

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Guild Wars 2: Commando Class

Guild Wars 2: Commando Class

Arena Net celebrated April Fools’ Day with the technologically adept, naughty and totally fake Commando class. Watch the video to see how this modern warrior copes in a fantasy setting.

ThinkGeek Shirt Plate

ThinkGeek Shirt Plate

The quintessential 21st century invention – the union of a shirt and a plate. Now food is just a downward tilt of your head away. Check the date before you buy it though. Or go make your own.

Scary Little Girl Prank

Scary Little Girl Prank

A Spanish candid camera show pranks hotel guests with a little girl that they made to look a lot like the Japanese horror icon Sadako. Watch out for the cleaning lady’s “reaction.”

Housework Timer

Housework Timer

Is your family always yammering about you not helping around the house? Get the Housework Timer and show them you want to help. At least for three seconds – since that’s all the timer can count.

Inside Windows 7

Inside Windows 7

Biola University professor Matt Weathers plays another prank on his Nature of Math class, in which he seemingly manages to go inside his newly installed Windows 7 system to fix some problems.

The Gift of Nothing

The Gift of Nothing

For the person who already has everything. That’s right, inside this beautiful package is the key to a paradoxical present, the gift of nothing. Also a great way to reconcile with enemies.

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