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Jimmy Kimmel Live asked viewers to pull a placebo prank this April Fools by recording their loved ones and saying, “April Fools!” just as they were about to drink their coffee. The last dude has been burned one too many times.
ThinkGeek grabbed a low-hanging fruit for one of its April Fools’ jokes, conceptualizing a Steam Machine that actually runs on steam. All you need is coal and water. The steampunk controller looks sweet.
From the company behind Burner – the mobile app that sells temporary phone numbers – comes another form of digital security. Burner Cloud is an ephemeral online storage that deletes your files as soon as you upload them.
Australian musical act Justice Crew got together with the guys from The Royal Stampede to prank bystanders with the help of one of those ultra-realistic old man masks, turning what they thought was a geriatric into a B-Boy.
Comedian Greg Benson pulls off a simple but well-executed prank, baiting fellow elevator passengers with small talk before launching into a weather report. And just when the joke is starting to wear off…
(NSFW: Language)“You hope for a reaction, huh? Here’s what I’ll say to that.” YouTube prankster That Brown Nerd had this schtick where he’d walk up to strangers and say things suggested by commenters. But at 2:12, he meets his match.
(NSFW: Language) “Hey we just got this uh, it’s a gift, from the Greeks. Can we leave it here overnight?” In 2006 comedy group The Chaser made a literal Trojan Horse to test if the mythical tactic would fly in the modern age. Original here.
“Did you think it was overkill that Julianne Moore cried for a full 90 minutes in Cryface or was it just right?”Jimmy Kimmel Live asked people about fake Oscar contenders. This was obviously rigged, but the questions are pretty funny.
Atlanta barber shop A-1 Kutz has a free haircut for misbehaving kids. It’s called the Benjamin Button Special because it makes the kid look like a balding old man. As for the kid in the photos? Don’t worry, he’s back to normal now.
This year a certain sharpshooter who used to be with the Minnesota Timberwolves went to the Cleveland Cavaliers to be part of a playoff contender. Here’s how the Wolves promoted today’s match between the two teams. Welp…
Who says you need a real dog to have fun playing with it? This guy figured out a way to get plenty of mileage out of his kid brother’s stuffed german shepherd dog – by scaring his mom with it every time she walked into the room.
YouTuber Roman Atwood surprised his wife by turning their house’s living room into a knee deep giant ball pit, complete with a trampoline that he can bounce into from their second floor. Good luck finding the remote!
A couple of guys from Norwegian comedy show Karl Johan ask people on the street to do an impromptu blindfolded limbo dance. Little do they know that the limbo pole will be long gone by the time they duck under it.
On April 1, 1957, BBC news show Panorama talked about a town of spaghetti farmers in Switzerland. Since the dish wasn’t famous in the UK at the time, the joke fooled millions of viewers, including a BBC boss.
LG demonstrates the clarity and razor-thin bezel of their 4K UHD televisions, by setting set up scenes designed to deliberately perplex and entertain cats and dogs. So much more fun (and expensive) than a laser pointer.
Prankster Stuart Edge stuck a speaker on a gym’s treadmill then used an automated voice to deride people who got on the machine. It’s like having GLaDOS as your gym instructor. “If only you ran as much as you talked.” Ha-buuuurn.
The hosts of Rooster Teeth’s Social Disorder show set up a garage sale for each other. One was given items that a serial killer would own while the other had to sell stolen Friends memorabilia. People are weird.
(NSFW: Language) “OH MY GOD! It’s the guy off YouTube!”MrKreepyKoala trolls players on Grand Theft Auto Online, following them around with a creepy mask and music on, then killing them. The DayZ stalker must be proud.
A seemingly innocent photobooth lures subjects in to grab some old-school selfies, then scares them half to death in this simple, yet effective Halloween prank. It never gets old, does it? (Thanks, Eli!)
“Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson in Guys on Cellphones Part 2…The Phone Call.”Screen Junkies’ Jon Bailey teamed up with Break to add a bit of action to the lives of folks at a Universal CityWalk food court.
Japanese prank shows can be exceptionallysadistic. In this clip, we get to see how they’ve amped up the old pie-in-the-face prank using a high-powered hydraulic cream cannon concealed beneath a tabletop.
A valet-in-training at the Casino di San Remo thought he was assigned to handle the vehicles of a luxurious gala’s attendees, but the night was actually all set up for him. Captions available. Watch the behind the scenes here.
An early Halloween prank from YouTuber SA Wardega. He had Chica the dog wear a tarantula costume and set up creepy scenes to scare the crap out of people, with Chica as the pièce de résistance. That last guy had us in stitches.
A few years ago, Redditor -blacktaxi- made the mistake of passing out at a garage party. This was the aftermath. Nope, that thumbnail doesn’t show you the best part. At least he didn’t end up with a carrot up his butt.
YouTuber Gerald Soriano had his kids unwittingly participate in Oreo Russian Roulette by replacing the filling in one of the biscuits with toothpaste. The victim was a good sport and exacted his revenge a couple of days later.
For Improv Everywhere’s latest urban prank, they took advantage of the humid and oppressive Summer heat in a NYC subway station to turn it into a spa, complete with sauna and massage tables. We can imagine no place less relaxing.
(NSFW) Prankster Joseph Costello proves that people will go to great lengths just to see a card trick. Oh so when we try to touch our girlfriend’s butt in public we’re gross but when a stranger does it it’s okay? Part 1 here.
In response to the trend of city cars getting bigger, Smart created a campaign in which they claim to be making the biggest city car ever. “The new Smart is so big, you never have to look for your parking place again.” Part 2 here.
It turns out that musician Rob Cantor lied, and enlisted the help of 11 different impressionists for his “29 Voices: 1 Song” clip, and just lip-synched his way through it. Proof positive you should never believe anything on the Internet.