I am not generally a fan of being pranked, but I fully endorse anyone who wants to fill my home with colorful plastic balls while I'm out running errands.
Improv Everywhere is an NYC-based guerrilla prank group who's various missions have included planning a massive Best Buy infiltration and turning a busy New York subway stop into an underground spa. For their latest social experiment, the team gave 2,000 people instructions via headphones, severely confusing local…
Instead of coming up with idiotic ideas, perhaps all the dumb companies trying to push their stupid April Fools' Day "jokes" down our throats should start making some actually awesome pranks. Like this one, played on young waitress Chelsea Roff, who basically got her shift turned into the best day of her life.
Steve Wozniak just sent this fun stunt caught on video a few years ago: Watch him deliver a Mac to Emma, a girl who freaks out when she realizes her idol is at the door carrying her new computer. As Emma's father says in the video: "This is like having your lightbulbs delivered by Thomas Edison." He's totally right. …
This prank is genius. Thanks to the wonders of optics and a simple Photoshop technique you can easily make a jar with a pickled human head inside. This will make anyone scream in the office or at home as soon as they open the fridge—such a great effect.
If we have to get advertising everywhere, is should all be as fun as this bus shelter ad in London, where they used augmented reality to make passengers believe that meteors were striking the city or a tiger was freely roaming through the street.
This Facebook user had a genius idea for a prank: find Facebook users with the same name as yourself, recreate their profile pictures as closely as possible and then send them a friend request. It's like seeing an alternate version of yourself and it's freaking hilarious.
I like when people see an office rule and they find creative ways to 1) break it and 2) make fun of it. I don't know who made this but well played, sir/lady. Well played. [Thanks Karl!]
The people who made this Chatroulette—yes, it still works—prank think it is the best one ever. I agree. They put a sexy girl on their end, looking for wankers while broadcasting the screen to the biggest outdoor city festival in Europe.
Jimmy Kimmel, my favorite late night host and prankster extraordinaire, wickedly asked people to post videos of them turning off their TVs during the Super Bowl while everyone in their home was watching. Hilarity, curse words, groans, madness, confusion and screaming ensues. This is so good. Who cares about a game…
YouTube is big fat no fun having missy when it comes to copyright rules. They're so afraid of pissing somebody off (and getting a lawsuit) that they'll even pull official videos now. Like today, when a prankster submitted a copyright claim against Justin Bieber's Vevo and YouTube took down his page.
My senior prank now suddenly feels extremely lackluster. A bunch of New Zealand tricksters killed grass in the form of giant penises all around their school's property—and now the internet has made it forever.
In this heroically coordinated prank by a local news crew, an unsuspecting anchor is tricked into first sniffing, then licking her iPad. You say "piezo-electrics," I say brilliant use of technojumble. Please take note, and hope your less tech-savvy friends haven't seen this clip by the time next April Fool's rolls…
When I first saw this screenshot, I chuckled and assumed that someone probably faked it for the sake of a good joke. But then I thought about it and realized that I could be wrong.
This short film was made by someone named Ien Chi for a Campus Movie Fest at Emory University. It's a lovely reminder to focus on the things that matter in life—and to sometimes mistrust our friends just a bit. [Neatorama]
This office prank—probably created by Satan himself—is so evil that it would make me punch the screen. Heck, even the Dalai Lama would get a hammer and destroy his computer, foaming at the mouth. Watch how to do it.
Too bad the Apple Store doesn't have a prank section, because I would like to see wide availability of Graviboard, a utility that makes apps icons on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad fall and bounce around when you move them.