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With a little help from UK illusionist Scott Penrose (and a few extras), BlinkBox pranks shoppers with the transporter effect from Star Trek to help promote the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness on their streaming service.
In a world where nothing interesting happens, one man will use his voice to turn ordinary people into movie stars. Break teamed up with Jon Bailey – the voice behind Honest Trailers – and made up funny movies about passers by.
We already featured some well executed pranking that involved a realistic raptor costume with plenty of good reactions as a result but none of those quite compare to the terrified scampering of the one victim in this clip.
(NSFW: Language) Last year YouTuber Tall Tales turned his brother’s room pink to get back at him for messing up his Facebook page. This year he decided to turn his brother’s room sideways. And so the war begins anew.
College Humor sets up a common scenario – a man walks onto the subway with a cup in hand, addressing his audience loudly – but all is not as it seems. While it’s a pretty funny prank, it also tests their assumptions about stereotypes.
A big dude who likes to sleep with his shirt off gets played – by himself – thanks to some prankster who draws a picture of a guitar on his belly with lotion. We agree with one YouTube commenter that this guy is Chris Griffin, IRL.
College Humor rigged a NYC taxi cab with a special GPS which was remotely voiced by a comedian in a follow car who could observe the passengers with a hidden camera. They need to combine this with Taxicab Confessions.
We can’t imagine how magician Andy Gross manages to contort his body to pull off his Split Man illusion, but he does a great job scaring the crap out of bystanders with it. Nice sandbox faceplant there.
After being forced to wear a blindfold for two hours during his bachelor party, this groom with a fear of heights is tricked into thinking that he’s about to go bungee jumping by his evil groomsmen. Norwegians can be so cruel.
“My name is Car. Please refer to me as Car.” With all the amazingtechnology we’re hearing about these days, it only takes a little push to convince people that KITT could exist. Then again, a little skepticism goes a long way.
Like hockey players, baseball pros are not that easy to recognize when they’re in plain clothes. Especially if they haven’t been in the league for a long time. That doesn’t make this prank less funny though.
YouTuber ICEnJAM makes prank calls to establishments using soundbites from video game characters. The linked video features Skyrim’sSeptimus Signus asking librarians for a copy of The Elder Scrolls. Indeed!
Pranksters Roman Atwood and Dennis Roady punked people hoping to cool off from the summer heat with an icy treat. Can you still call it a harmless prank if it leads to crushing disappointment? Give them their Choco Tacos!
In the 70s, elementary teacher Dale Irby accidentally ended up wearing the exact same shirt and sweater in his yearbook photo for two years in a row. Then his wife dared him to keep it up. His final tally? A 40-year streak.
With some help from hidden cameras, a Photoshop magician makes a few commuters wait for the bus a little less interminable. Cool but also a little unnerving to realize just how fast someone can now retouch your life.
In one of its most complex pranks ever, Improv Everywhere took a few unsuspecting bar patrons back to the late 19th century. The group used the appropriate costumes and props, and even priced the beer accordingly.
The Jesterlads have a member of the Sith Order. He can stop elevator doors from closing with just a wave of his hand… and a friend who keeps pressing the elevator buttons outside. Not everyone’s impressed though.
An orchestra performs a variety of pranks, popping up to surprise passersby, adding a triangle player to the band, and trolling people as they try to cross the street. Despite being the first one, the Psycho one is still our fave.
The bane of drive thrus Rahat has not run out of scary props. This time he wears a headless neck prop. Either folks know him by his car by now or somehow an invisible guy is scarier than a headless one.
Improv Everywhere had over 2,000 people walk backwards through Times Square. They didn’t take many pictures because “it’s impossible to take a photo of someone going backwards.” Also if the prank never happened.
(NSFW: Language) How do you get your old man to go an Easter egg hunt? First, hide his possessions in the eggs. Second, be a serial prankster so your dad knows that he has no choice but to look for the damn eggs.
Google revolutionizes its industry-leading e-mail application Gmail, by redesigning and recreating something while at the same time keeping it exactly the same. Ironically, “Blue” is the codename for the next version of Windows.
All good things must come to an end. Or so says Google, who claims that YouTube is shutting down, but not before they announce the best YouTube video ever. While you’re waiting for that, check out Google’s other new projects.