Scary Practical Jokes (April Fools)

Been done too often not much fun anymore

April Fools Jokes

The first of April or as it is better known April Fools Day, is a fun day for everyone to play practical jokes on each other, but playing the perfect prank on your friends becomes a little more difficult every year.

Last year you may have caught someone out with the old classic bucket of water balanced on top of the door, getting them to sit on a whoopee cushion or even thrown a stink bomb outside their home, but those people will be expecting the same things this year and to catch them out you need to plan ahead and use a little more imagination.

Planning a practical joke takes time and there are rules that must be adhered to, to ensure that no one gets physicaly hurt, that no property is damaged and that your victim will be able to take the joke with the intended humor behind it.

Steering Wheel

Dangerous Jokes

The video clip opposite> is very funny, but it could lead to injury to person and property and it could even lead to death, depending on where the joke is played out. you want your practical joke to be remembered for a very long time, but you don't want it to be remembered for the wrong reasons.

Remember a joke may seem funny at the time but you should always think about safety of the person you plan to prank.


When Practical Jokes Go Wrong

No matter how well you plan a practical joke, things often go wrong, and when that happens it can go any of three ways, the joke is even funnier than you expected, the joke is a complete flop and doesn't work or the joke can go too well, causing your victim more injury than you planned and ending up in a visit to the E.R.

This clip> is one of those occasions.


Scary Practical Jokes

Scary jokes often bacfire, you creep up on someone wearing a mask or an animal costume and tap them on the shoulder, the victim turns around shock clear on their face, and suddenly basic human instinct takes over, the victim attacks you punching kicking hitting anyway he/she can, self preservation takes the pleasure and fun out of any joke, But it is still funny to watch.


Some good ones

When a practical joke goes to plan,it is hilarious and people remember it for a long time, even the victim laughs at themselves in the end and it is great fun all round, it makes the careful planning and preparation all worth while and you have a conversation piece that both you and your victim can talk about for years to come.

Remember though revenge is sweet, if you can't take a joke, don't dish it out to others.

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livelonger 8 years ago from San Francisco

GREAT stuff jimmy!

That steering wheel ad is one of my all-time favorites!

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Paul Edmondson 8 years ago from Burlingame, CA

Stink bombs...they're still funny:) The mouse trap is a little mean, but a sick side of me likes it.

Ghost32 8 years ago

Had to look at this one as I've been a lifetime ENEMY of practical jokes. I don't pull 'em, but I'll sabotage 'em any time I get the chance...but that doesn't mean this isn't a super Hub. Nice work, Jimmy.

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prems4u 8 years ago from KERALA Cochin

I love Practical Jokes . No One never forgot It

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monitor 8 years ago from The world.

safety first.


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bluewings 8 years ago from Milkyway

Thanks for the reminder. I am sure Google will be planning something as crazy as my friends.Last time they got me!

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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

Funny stuff Jimmy! I love practical jokes, especially at work. One of my favorites is to send the new guy (usually young and gullible) to find the brass magnet. Hours of fun!

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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut

Great Hub Jimmy! I love that last video - hilarious! :)

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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Totally cracking up here at my office (now my office mates are wondering what's so funny). I guess I'll do the right thing... and plan a really great practical joke for next week! LOL!!

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jimmythejock 8 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks everyone, I totally loved the research for this one, lol .....jimmy

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WeddingConsultant 8 years ago from DC Metro Area

haha yes, Jimmy- this was a great hub...brought me lots of laughs!

As a huge fan of practical jokes myself, your hub has inspired me to do some research on the whole April 1st thing and maybe bring one out for the friends...

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robie2 8 years ago from Central New Jersey

Where do you find these videos LOL--rwhat a hoot! Thanks for another great hub.Now where did I put my whoppee cushion? Gotta get ready for April Fools,dontchaknow :-)

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Uninvited Writer 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

That last video had me laughing so hard I was crying :)

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Rhym O'Reison 8 years ago from Crowley, Tx

Dang it! The last video isn't there anymore. The others were really funny, though. I love practical jokes.

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jimmythejock 8 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks for letting me know about the final Video Rhym, i have replaced it with a similar one.....jimmy

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voyeursport 8 years ago

I want to see the last video!

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Woody Marx 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I think the difference between a healthy individual and one who might consider therapy is the ability to laugh at oneself. Can you imagine playing a practical joke on Hitler? He'd have a cow. thanks for the fun Jimmy!

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jimmythejock 8 years ago from Scotland Author

thanks guys, just remember to be careful tomorrow, watch out there's a prankster about.......jimmy

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Sailaway 7 years ago from Australia

haha post another with some more ideas!!!!

Wiring the car horn to the indicators is a fav of mine!!

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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

In space no one can here you shot obscenities when you first realize you've been fooled.

joe 6 years ago


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