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Mastering The Office Prank

Updated on January 24, 2014

Lighten Up! Office Fun for Everyone

You spend eight hours a day with these people! Eight hours a day! Eight hours with people you don't even get to pick. Eight hours with the guy who has something to say about EVERYTHING. Eight hours with the sci-fi dork who lives in his parent's basement. Eight hours with mother earth who eats tofu for lunch and keeps breast milk in the office fridge. Eight hours with people who would eat your lunch if it didn't have your name on it!

Sure, you all get along - most of the time.

But, you must laugh to retain your sanity. Without laughing with (and at) your co-workers, the cubicle's half walls might just close in on you - lodging you between a file cabinet and your PC.

Office pranks are perfect. When you laugh with someone, you become friends - even if you have nothing in common. Office pranks can bring an office together. Oh jeez, forget the sappy stuff. Office pranks are just funny as hell !

Prank Pics

Visual Ideas for Some Great Pranks

If you are looking for prank inspiration, take a look at what others have been up to. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

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Some Simple Pranks

Easy Pranks Ideas for Your Office

  • At the end of the day, everyday, empty someone's stapler leaving only 2 or 3 staples. They will have to refill it everyday, and go crazy.
  • Advertise a colleague's job as available. Leave their number with extension for contact. Be sure it is well paying and with low qualifications.
  • Each day move a co-workers desk an inch.
  • Drop a lemon slice or maraschino cherry into someone's water bottle.
  • spray glitter
  • Move everything off someone's desk and into the office fridge.
  • Play "Eye of the Tiger" every time your boss walks in.
  • Replace photos of friends and family with that of say Scott Baio, Eugene Levy, Drew Carey, William Shatner, or The New Kids on the Block. Also set their screen saver to a slideshow of these photos.
  • Drop a rubber duckie into the watercooler when you are changing the bottle.
  • Remove the ink from every one of their pens.
  • Open a container of lice powder, and leave it in the bathroom. Say nothing to anyone. Panic will slowly rise.
  • Put a brown paper bag in the office fridge labeled "squirrel"
  • Before an important meeting, replace everything on a co-workers desk with the Hello-Kitty version (pens with feather tops, pink pads, ...)
  • Tape a really long memo or calendar to the inside door of the elevator.
  • Install the clapper on something (anything)


(Or Jelly for you UK visitors)

Popularized by NBC's The Office, embedding items in Jello has become a classic. For explicit directions on how to preform such a feat visit How To Put A Stapler In Jello.

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Prank: Welcome Home! - Extreme Cubicle Makeover

These guys went all out turning an average cubicle into a house complete with a roof, siding, and even a window box.

The Office has increased office pranks at never before seen levels. It has truly brought office humor back.

Putting all the items on Dwight's desk into the vending machine was classic. But, popularizing the Jello prank is the greatest office prank success for The Office.

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Prankster Confetti Cannons

A prank in itself, or a grand finale...the confetti cannon.

Fun With Photos

Photoshop Pranks

A few minutes with photoshop, and a copy machine can make a prank that never really dies. Those photos just keep popping up. Bonus points for getting the photos online. Extra bonus points to the folks that made these photos that so many have laughed at!

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Office Space - I believe you have my stapler.

Office Space - Special Edition with Flair (Widescreen Edition)
Office Space - Special Edition with Flair (Widescreen Edition)

Unable to endure another mind-numbing day at Initech Corporation, cubicle slave Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) gets fired up and decides to get fired. Armed with a leisurely new attitude and a sexy new girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston), he soon masters the art of neglecting his work, which quickly propels him into the ranks of upper management! Now the stage is set for Peter to carry out a high-tech embezzling scheme that's sure to mean the end of his job and a one-way ticket to easy street. Can he pull it off before all corporate hell breaks loose?


Office Space Novelties - Novelty Gifts From The Classic Office Humor Film

The Chia Keyboard - An Office Going Away Prank

Plant your co-worker's keyboard. Turn it into a chia keyboard, or even a small lawn.

Watch this video to learn how, or check out one of these tutorials:

Cress in a keyboard

How to Grow a Chia Keyboard

Tips for Tricksters: Chia Keyboard

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Which One Are You? - The Prankster? The prank victim? The spectator?

Which do you tend to be?

See results

Inappropriate Pranks

Some pranks and practical jokes are not acceptable for the workplace

You don't want to be 'that guy' - that guy who did something terrible because he thought it was funny (and no one else did).

So, what not to do:

Don't prank people you don't like. If you are not their friend or at least on good terms then do not prank them. That's more in the harassment realm. Pranks should not be done in a mean way.

Don't do sexual jokes at work. You have no idea how this will be received, and sexual harassment is not funny. Even if you think that person would be okay with that particular joke, you don't know for sure, and the person in the cubicle next door may not be. Keep it clean. It is possible to be funny and clean. But, if you have to do something a little sexual, do not target it at one person.

Safety first. Don't do anything that can actually hurt anyone. A trip to the emergency room will spoil any prank. Greasing the doorknob may be funny, greasing the floor is not.

Don't cause damage. Embed their keys in jello, not their flash drive. If you ruin or break something, the laugh is lost.

Everything else is fair game.

Books on Office Pranks - Browse one of these books for great office entertainment

Computer Pranks

Simple Prank Ideas to Pull On Their PC

By leaving your computer unattended and unlocked, you are pretty much asking to be pranked.

Right-click on the desktop and click properties. You can then make one or more of these changes:

  • change the desktop image to something funny
  • change the size, font, and color of the windows
  • switch primary and secondary buttons on the mouse (make mouse left-handed)
  • Flip the screen upside-down by hitting CTRL-ALT-Down Arrow. To get it back, CTRL-ALT-Up Arrow
  • set a new screen saver
More computer pranks:
  • PRANK:
  • Switch the
  • keyboard keys
  • M and N.
  • Switch some letters on the keyboard around (simply swapping M and N gets a great result)
  • hit print screen and save the image in say Paint. Then set this as the desktop, and hide start menu. They will see the start menu, but it won't work.

    Detailed Instructions

  • In MS Word, change some of the AutoCorrect settings (Format, Auto Format, AutoCorrect). These auto corrections are meant to automatically correct a commonly typed mistake, or enable you to type shorthand. You can set it to change any word or their name to something different. For example every time they type "To Whom It May Concern" you can have it automatically change it to "To you or you have no right reading this" or to change "the" to "fogizzlest". Also fun to change words their misspelled versions...that to dat, was to wuz, there and they're to their, or to and too to two. (That sentence made me giggle.)
  • Visit a few websites that you know they use (which require logins). Type in a different (funny) login and when it asks if you want to save it click yes. So next time they go to google for example and try to login it will have the user name "ILoveEugeneLevy" or something like that as the default.
  • Save random nonsense as a favorite in the browser. Examples: Barry Gibb Fan Club, Clay Aiken Fan Club, Hello Kitty Fan Club, ...
  • Change people's icons (right click on the icon, click properties, shortcut, and change icon). You can get free and funny icons online at sites like

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Pick Up A Few Things - A Few Tools of the Trade

George Bush Magnetic Dress Up Set
George Bush Magnetic Dress Up Set

Not so much a prank, but it does make the office fridge more fun - also add a set of poetry magnets for more fun.

Magnetic Poetry - Office Kit - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA
Magnetic Poetry - Office Kit - Words for Refrigerator - Write Poems and Letters on the Fridge - Made in the USA

Leave messages on the office fridge, or on metal door or desk. Write poetry, stories, or use as captions for photos. Not a prank, but still not actually working.


Few More Ideas - These Pranks Bring Laughs...Slowly But Surely

  • Print out a much of random photos and make files for them. Then file in the correct place in the victim's cabinet. For example, file a photo of a Sock Puppet under 'Sock Puppet". A few more photo ideas...Queen Elizabeth, Monkeys (put in a bunch of monkey photos), World's Largest Chair, Noses (a bunch of noses cut from magazine).... Especially good if they use interns or temps, as they will think the victim is psycho. It's a slow and subtle prank, but sometimes they are the best.
  • In someone's messy office, put a set of sea monkeys on a bookshelf. Care for them until the person discovers it.
  • Switch the nameplates from everyone's desks and doors.
  • Visit and sign them up for the most random catalogs you find, to their office address of course. The fun will start rolling in just a few weeks. May I recommend catalogs for Ballet Costumes, Wedding Gowns, Medieval Replicas, The Alzheimer's Store, Dog Fashions, ... The key is to order several catalogs opposite their personality. And, if there is a stupid nickname that they have earned themselves, use that.

Let Not the Parking Lot Be Safe

Go ahead...prank their car.

So, perhaps your victim is a hermit and never leaves their office. Or, maybe they don't even have an office. Then frankly they have left themselves vulnerable to the car pranking. This is a great prank to pull off right under their nose.

But, please, do no companies don't like that. Don't put duct tape or glue on a car.

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Have you done, seen, or thought of an awesome prank that you'd like to share? Has one been done to you? Go ahead, brag a little.

And, if you were interested in how to publish a page like this, it is really quite easy. Just Click Here to a free account and start your own "lens" here on squidoo. Maybe you can even make a lens about your latest prank.

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    • evawrites1 profile image

      evawrites1 3 years ago

      This lens made me laugh :) Thanks for sharing!

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      Faseeha Harthim 3 years ago from Malaysia

      Awesome lens! I'm so gonna use them all! Thanks for sharing :)

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      knysna 3 years ago

      Really good idea for a lens, I did not know that it was an "art form"! I pranked a colleague once by having my boss agree to me doing his annual review, he was really upset even before we got to pull the prank so I called it off but the way he was stressing about it made up for it!!

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      Colin323 4 years ago

      When I started work, 50 years ago, in a London shop, the manager sent me out on my first day to buy a bag of earthing sand "to insulate the cellar" in thunderstorms. I trudged around London to hardware shops looking in vain for this stuff, until someone said, 'your boss is winding you up!' I returned to a shop full of grinning assistants.

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      Mommy 4 years ago from The Fabulous Midwest

      This was hilarious. You almost made me miss my old office job.

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      This seriously makes me wanna work in an office...

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      Oh my, I would truly hate to work alongside you. Having said that, I can't wait 'til my husband comes home and discovers the pc screen is upside down. Thanks for that one. I won't try the others, I value my marriage too much. A very funny lens though.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 4 years ago from Albany New York

      I hope no one ever messes with my computer!

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      pauly99 lm 4 years ago

      Got some great ideas and plenty of laughs from the pranks on this lens.

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      tomhalpert 4 years ago

      I don't know why but in our office, only prank is to change homepage for some sex page

      Maybe just our weird office

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I definitely prefer being the prankster over the victim.

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      Resident-Nerd 4 years ago

      A good laugh is good in any situation, and if you really think about it you spend most of your time with your coworkers so you probably know them pretty well and can probably catch them off guard pretty easily. Great lens.

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      Lookatit 4 years ago

      Back in my day working in IT in the 1980s, computers were still in their infancy, but we all had early IBM PCs with those smallish 14in color monitors with plastic filters that stuck on the front to cut glare. My prank was I got in the office early one day and made some black paper (done by running a few sheets out the photocopier with the lid open) and slid it behind the filter screens on everyone's PCs. When people got into the office and switched their PCs on, they complained they weren't working. Had the tech people scratching their heads for ages before they figured it out!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      My husband is the king of pranks, and I've been the victim. He is very hard to get. However, I have been able to get many others including my family. Everyone needs to laugh.

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      marshmallow-m 4 years ago

      Very inspirational! I especially liked the one with Jello (I think I will try it). I would also appreciate it if you looked at my articles, I am new here and any tips or suggestions will help. Thank you!

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      paulwalken lm 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. Some great ideas here

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      Taping the phone receiver to the phone and ringing the number always make me laugh.

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      ChrisMag14 4 years ago

      I'm also a fan of swapping keyboard keys and changing the computer screen's orientation. I also like hiding in cupboards/safes/cardboard boxes etc and jumping out at the appropriate moment! What a great lens with lots more inspiration for future pranks - thanks!

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      Baddew Fibes 4 years ago

      This is the funniest lens I've seen. Has given me a few ideas....I'm off to buy some chocolate mouse sprinkles! ;-D

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      homesweethomebi1 4 years ago

      Fun lens!

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      Mr-Panda LM 4 years ago

      I love the house built around the cubicle. That is freakin' awesome =)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow. This is a one stop for pranks. I like the fact that they all for the most part are kindhearted. I work at US Direct Protect and we are always looking for a good prank to play on the owner.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Popping back in to bless this lens!

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      Tonto Murray 4 years ago

      Really funny ideas. I love Jim's pranks on The Office. Blessed.

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      InSearchOf LM 4 years ago

      Some of these are absolutely hilarious. We just recently got moved into cubes... now I'm wondering if our management would let us do this... gears are turning. :)

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      eightieschild 4 years ago

      Have pulled a few pranks and had some played on me too.

      Once I came into the office one morning to find colleagues had wrapped my entire desk in two HUGE rolls of bubble wrap! :)

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      elyria 4 years ago

      hahaha, you just gave me lots of new ideas for fun pranks. Let's hope new team at work has lots of sense of humor. If not and I get in troubles, I just send them all to your Squidoo page :)

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      RosaMorelli 4 years ago

      Aw, sadly I've never been pranked or pranked anyone else. All the offices I've worked in have been *very* dour places :( I love the prank idea of filing random photos :)

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      thegrayrabbit 4 years ago

      I actually photoshopped my face on a coworkers family picture in matching sweaters for a Christmas card once. It was me, his wife and two sons all in blue wool sweaters with white snowflakes. I placed the pic in a frame on my desk for everyone to see.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i get pranked when i was not feeling well and it was a bad experience ..anyway thanks for sharing great lens

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      coversure 4 years ago

      We used to have a real joker in the office who kept "vandalising" our cars. I came out one day to find mine completely covered in post it stickies...

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      justmelucy 4 years ago

      Love when other get pranked. Me not so much. Great Lens

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      webscan 4 years ago

      When I got back to office there was unusual silence. An hour later I needed to open my briefcase which I had left behind when I went out to lunch. As I pressed the button, the girls started giggling. They had filled it up with telex tapes and spent typewriter ribbon. Happened in the early eighties.

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      Onemargaret LM 4 years ago

      Real cool lens!

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      Ardyn25 4 years ago

      Cool...its been awhile since I've been pranked or pranked someone...I may have to now!

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      nicks44 4 years ago

      I just don't have any in my mind right now, but those you listed above will surely make the office life a bit more bearable! :)

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      WeddingVow 4 years ago

      Great prank ideas. I love them.

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      Lori Green 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      We replaced my Administrator's chair with a bedside comode.

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      Lori Green 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Very funny. I loved the one where you move the desk only an inch and the squirrel in the fridge.

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      udaddy14 4 years ago

      Funny! Have to try some of these>

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      clouda9 lm 4 years ago

      Obviously I cannot play a prank on myself...I work solo from home but I gotta say your office prank ideas on here are rich and something I would want to be involved with. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These ideas sound like fun.

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      CanvasArtPrint LM 5 years ago

      Some great ideas there, you have real fun!

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      IMKZRNU2 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Every morning our boss had to go to a keybox to get out a certain set of keys....we filled it with styrofoam peanuts. Another time we rearranged the office so that it was backwards. Lately we changed the background on my boss' computer to be the one of Borat in that speedo-thong thingy.

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      YogaAngel 5 years ago

      hahaha sooo funny. I like the Chia keyboard

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      joey92 5 years ago

      I like the jelly prank and the catalogue prank - will be trying these out!!

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      bill-beaman2 5 years ago

      One of my co-workers was working his last day and while he was at HR getting his paperwork done, some friends and myself filled up his Explorer with Styrofoam peanuts up to the top of the doors.

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      ryanhx64 5 years ago

      gym pranks hahhahah

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      magictricksdotcom 5 years ago

      The best pranks are the anonymous ones. My wife had a coworker who sent everyone in the office a birthday card- the same card- every year, on their birthdays. Not a word was written in any of the cards. Not a mean prank, for sure, but no one ever figured out the mystery. The company closed its doors, and on the last day, a card arrived in the mail, addressed to the company. It said- Happy Birthday Infinity.

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      jakealoo 5 years ago

      Lol, pranks in the workplace are great, especially when you're in charge :)

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      bechand 5 years ago

      We also like to fill the hand sanitizing purell dispenser with ultrasound lotion (that does not evaporate - just gets slimmed all over both sides of both hands and wont go away ! - and we put the nursing training dummy on the toilet so people think they are walking in on someone on the throne ...) = both get great results in hospital setting !

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      bechand 5 years ago

      filled the boss's office with balloons (took forever - and there were 8-10 of us) filled to shoulder height (fairly large office) - was a hospital , she used a syringe to pop them to get to her desk ... was way funny !

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      telematix 5 years ago

      Ha ha, great fun, I'm also going to try the Eye of the Tiger on the boss, then I'll start looking for a new job!

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      LeslieMirror 5 years ago

      I used one of your pranks! I played Eye of the Tiger every time my boss walked in - and he loves it! Our boss is funny)

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I don't have the right mindset for pranks, and can never think of any to play. You have some great ideas here. Good thing you pointed out not to do anything that would have serious consequences.

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      tombonner 5 years ago

      My favorite prank came when a coworker gbought a new radio to listen to while at work. Another coworker crawled behind his desk and unplugged the radio. The owner would bang on the top of his new possession and the guy under the desk would plug it in again. As soon as the owner sat down, the prankster would unplug the power again. this went on for twenty minutes or more.

      This was in a large room, and soon all of us were in on the prank, as the radio owner became increasingly frustrated with his new, "defective" radio.

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      Loved this. It's been a while since I've worked in a place where this type of thing was possible. I miss pranking!

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      MermaidDoc 5 years ago

      Perfect for April Fool's Day!

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      ih8mycow 5 years ago

      I would love to do some of these pranks to my annoying coworker and then post the video on! lol

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      brynimagire 5 years ago

      Excellent lens ! Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How fun! :)

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      Psycho Free Zone 5 years ago from USA

      Very funny stuff - I'll be referring back to this lens ; )

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      BusinessSarah 5 years ago

      Love it! My coworkers and I have a sort of obsession with baby heads -- we cut them off of diaper boxes (don't ask me why we have diaper boxes around here) and hide them in each other's cubicles, drawers, and so on.

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      I just love that cubicle turned into a tiny house, with a mailbox and flowers and everything :) And that guy waving at the end is hilarious, like Alice in Wonderland lol!

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      A well done office prank can be a thing of beauty to behold but more often than not office pranks end up sad and tragic. A real shame, honestly. Oh well, great lens.

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      ImpartialGreg 5 years ago

      Voicecalling offers great opportunities for pranks especially when done from a colleague's desk... Thanks for sharing!

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      HorseThinkery 5 years ago

      I'm too chicken to prank anyone at work. Pranks are usually reserved for my family, and tend to be boring stuff such as moving their stuff to unexpected places... Some great stuff on this lens, I really need to get a bit more creative!!

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      BPCFE 5 years ago

      This is the BEST! I absolutely love this lens!!

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      bwahahahah... move a coworker's desk an inch every day... I'm starting today!

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      This lens made my day.

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      Don Wilson 5 years ago from Yakima, WA

      I like the staple removing gig. It's harmless, yet fun to watch the reaction of the victim.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      I love The Office and now I want to see Office Space. And I loved this lens: got my creative juices going1

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      sls450 5 years ago

      A post-it note over the eye of an optical mouse is easy and funny.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Whenever I think of office pranks, I think of Jim and Dwight from the Office - I've never pulled off anything particularly awesome, except when I worked at a grocery store, I did convince one of the baggers that he needed to refill the fountains using tap water.

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Creating a macro on co-workers computers so when they type a word like "the" it gets replaced with something like "I'm a Greek God". Great lens, thank you.

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      Love the computer prank ideas, and the chia keyboard most! I also think it's great you've come up with the "prank don't-s" part- very thoughtful!

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      Katie McGraw 5 years ago

      This is great! Office Space is one of my favorite movies.

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      blythe-valley-innovation-centre 5 years ago

      Whilst I don't condone office pranks myself this was a very funny read on my lunch break.

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      Jim Sterling 5 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      What a fun lens!

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      adamfrench 5 years ago

      Thumbs up, great lens

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      OStockley 5 years ago

      Haha, I love the ultimate cubicle prank video.

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      dejaviewer 5 years ago

      Great lens, I voted for wrapped in newspapers prank :D

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      worldrevivalnet 5 years ago

      hahahaha! Thanks for the laugh - and the ideas

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      DoreenMartel 5 years ago

      ok you made me check the ctrl alt down arrow. too funny :) The one downside of working at home alone, no one to prank but myself ;)

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      wildman1717 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! My co-workers might get a little surprise in the near future. :)

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      GrowWear 5 years ago

      Passing through the Entertainment category to give you Angel blessings for yet another great lens.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Oh, the good ole whoopie cushion still gets laughs around our workplace.

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      rosytaylor 5 years ago

      Hi! This is an amazing and Awesome lens and very informative too. Thanks for sharing such a nice lens. Nicely done, Keep up your great work!

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      JoshuaRoark 5 years ago

      Berats and Bereta have a cool bit on YouTube about office Pranks. so funny.

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      HeatherTodd1 5 years ago

      Great post....Thanks

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      nervejam 5 years ago

      @filmic: Swapping the 3 with "E", 4 with "A", "I" with "1", "B" with "8" works fine, too.

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      sbendall lm 5 years ago

      Love the post and I have actually put a co-worker's keys into jello and it was great fun.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm not much of a prankster, guess that leaves me in the vicarious position. Once my sister told a co-worker that the CEO wanted her to share at a board meeting on April 1st to tell about her position from an on line employee point of view. The co-worker said she couldn't do it, so my sister said to just give the CEO a call, which she knew the co-worker would not do. A couple weeks passed of the co-worker saying she couldn't do it and being encouraged that she had the expertise and would do beautifully. Finally, the morning of the day arrived and the co-worker read the "April Fool" note from my sister and was quite relieved. There was no planning in this prank, just a prankster's moment in time.

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      pmccraken 5 years ago

      Thanks for the Great lens. I like how you can flip the pc screen. More jokes to use!

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      MichaelTJones 6 years ago

      "Drop a rubber duckie into the watercooler when you are changing the bottle."


      Office people should just start pulling pranks. Most of them need to lighten up and this will increase productivity too. Bosses should encourage this !

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      nervejam 6 years ago

      Attach a microphone to your PC. Record your workmate's phone ringing, and save the wav file. Play it back and observe. ** works even better if you route YOUR sound output through THEIR speakers**

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      nervejam 6 years ago

      One for the computer-geeks.. Take off the cover of the desktop PC, and place their office phone inside. Run the cable through one of the expansion card slots, so it looks like it should be there. Ring them. Observe.

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      Aceoot 6 years ago

      Great Lens !!

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      filmic 6 years ago

      hahaha! not sure if i just missed this one but a good prank for people who can't touch type is simply to replace the keys (letters) on the keyboard. Believe it or not this one actually worked and the "prankee" had to call IT support to ask why, when he pressed "T", was "I" coming up? Classic.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great lens very funny

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      laki2lav 6 years ago

      this is some funny stuff

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      Really funny lens! I've left some Angel dust for you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lense! The world needs to have more fun at work. I tried to vote on your list above, but it kept calling me a "smarty" and telling me I needed to login or join squidoo, which I had already done both, so I decided it must have been a prank of yours! Thanks for the great ideas!

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      JackNimble 6 years ago

      I love the brown bag in the fridge labeled squirrel. Maybe put some rotten meat in a zip lock to add to the realness. or maybe that would be too far.

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      BlueDunDan 6 years ago

      love to have fun, you've given me some great ideas.

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      Kasandra 6 years ago

      I've never had any serious pranks pulled on me. But I think its about time for us to be due for some serious high-grade pranks. ;)

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      S Kurniawan 6 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      Thanks for sharing.... .I should try one of those once in a while...

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This makes me so glad that my only co-worker is my cat. She redecorates from time to time with a well-placed hairball, but that's it.

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      wayne_luvinlife 6 years ago

      change your coworkers screensaver to read "You Being Watched" very official looking font with a law inforcement badge logo

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      sysuns 6 years ago

      hmmnnn....interesting...i should try one of those once in a while...LOL....thanks for sharing

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      CarynJSwift56889 6 years ago

      that's a good lens, thanks for sharing that

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      Heidi 6 years ago from Benson, IL

      These are some funny ones to liven up a slow day. I've had people put me up to things, like making a call over the intercom to ask somebody to move their car because they parked in my boss's spot. And I've occasionally pulled occasional stuff, like hanging a co-worker's calendar upside down. Took her two days to notice. Lots of fun!

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      AsianMarketplace 6 years ago

      creatively interesting.

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      IanK1 6 years ago

      Change co-workers screensaver to the 3d floaty windows one that says something like "I like to watch Saved By the Bell" or some other lame show.

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      Serj 6 years ago

      Want The Office if you want more idea... I especially like the "ding" and how Jim teaches Dwight to expect to receive candy and then doesn't give it later on... Dwight, of course, still reaches out for some :)

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      promotional-coupons-codes 6 years ago

      Funny. Nice Pranks to try

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      Mary Crowther 6 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Fun site!

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      KingSnake91 6 years ago

      Great ideas. Thank you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Nice ideas for pranks! I'm going to have some fun!

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      ThinkGeek has a great office prank device called the annoyatron. You have to look this up, I've used it before and it was hilarious!

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      mrniceguy11 6 years ago

      Carefully take the label off of an empty two liter plastic bottle without damaging it. Cut an encision large enough to put an ID Card through. Slide the ID Card through the encision you have made. Seal off the encision with clear tape. Place the label back on the bottle making sure to conceal the encision. Fill the bottle with water and freeze it. Leave the bottle on the colleague's desk. The colleague will have to cut off the bottle and unthaw the water to get their ID back.

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      canonpowershotprice 6 years ago

      I like the gardening in the keyboard most. Excellent Lens

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      momsfunny 6 years ago

      One of the guys at work jello'd the others mouse and it was hysterical, had to kind of throw that mouse away though.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      What a riot! I've 'witnessed' a variety of pranks in my office in the past -- and hubby did ... and had done to him .... pranks at his place of work! Tried to add one to the plexo above, but it kept wanting me to 'sign in' when I already was! :-)

      Anyway, most of our pranks were very funny and detailed -- hubby was always a 'jokester' and I worked with some very creative funny guys -- but some that you listed here were most clever and new to me. What fun! Loved the video of the 'house' built around a co-worker's cubicle. Well done!

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      Mohprice 6 years ago

      The cubicle prank is so funny! One time we hot glued all of the locks shut and they had to go around with lock cutters and cut 20-some locks off of the cabinets

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      we have some of our office pranks here

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      danparker lm 6 years ago

      Some funny pranks on here. I have done stuff like taping the phone and the stapler prank, but have not had the guts to do some of the more daring ones. One day...

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      Lu-Tze 6 years ago

      We used to put clear glue over the watercolor paints the mapper had to use. No matter how much ater they tried, they got no coloor on their brush, ha

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      inspireume 6 years ago

      Hi, my lenses are are interviews etc so this is a great fun lens to lighten the tone for me. Very funny!

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      meisgood132 6 years ago

      This lens should have the number one slot on Squidoo.

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      This lens made me laugh - but I've got to say that I'm glad I'm not in YOUR office! :) Nice job! :)

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      pheonix76 6 years ago from WNY

      Hilarious lens!! I love pranks that are actually funny, and your ideas definitely are! :D

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      ajilcliaen 6 years ago

      Funny lens! I am by no means a prankster but this lens made me smile. Maybe one day I'll man up and do one of these.

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      yourdailytask 6 years ago

      offfce prank is a best pranks

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      Bella Stella 6 years ago

      This is fantastic! This can for sure change a day at the office to a pleasant working experience!!! Your ideas are amazing!

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      Jeannieinabottl1 6 years ago

      This is great. I am totally going to put a paper bag in the fridge marked, "Squirrel." We play some pretty hardcore pranks at my job. One of my co-workers filled another co-worker's desk drawer with water and put in 2 goldfish for Halloween. I thought she would never be able to get it to work, but you'd be surprised at what can be achieved with too much free time and a pond liner.

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      Tagsforkids 6 years ago

      A fun lens. These days, I keep mine restricted to Photoshop. That can get me into enough trouble. :-)

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      lemonsqueezy lm 6 years ago

      Great list. Lots of harmless, albeit funny, pranks here.

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      hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      This is great! I love the brown paper bag labeled with squirrel joke!

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Blessed by the Humor Angel - you can vote for it on my humor angel lens. As a bonus because it is today, some "Lucky Leprechaun Blessings"

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      Gripandflip 6 years ago

      Love the lens!

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      ooh I forgot Angel's Blessing and that is not a prank!

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      thesuccess2 6 years ago

      Your : Before an important meeting, replace everything on a co-workers desk with the Hello-Kitty version (pens with feather tops, pink pads, ...) LOL!!!

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      evitaa 6 years ago

      Thanks for great lens. Love your prank lens.

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      So funny! Thank you.

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      beerhead 6 years ago

      Very funny stuff. Excellent lens.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I thought the house in the cubicle was great. Lens blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Valu LM 6 years ago

      Love it! Tomorrow there will be fun in the office.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      very interesting read.

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Funny! I could make use of these pranks one of these days.

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      SusansZooCrew 6 years ago

      some of these are great!

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      italianizeyours 6 years ago

      That was really funny. I especially like the idea of putting things in Jello. That cracks me up.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome! I have this dorky co-worker who keeps snapping my bra straps, (what is this Jr. High?) this will be great for a little revenge!

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      jctatum 6 years ago

      I LOVE your lens! Great stuff!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I loved the chia keyboard prank! I used to work with a couple of great pranksters. They worked days and I worked nights, so coming on shift always held surprises. They were cool with having their chairs tied together with fishing line (invisible) under the cubicle wall, but not with silly string. :~)

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      I loved some of that stuff but I suspect that some of those pranks would NOT be appreciated.

      BTW, I've lensrolled you to my Jokes Addict lens.

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      audrey07 7 years ago

      I had a bespectacled colleague who used to take off his glasses to go to the toilet to wash his face comes every afternoon. I guess it was to get rid of the feeling of sleepiness. Once, this funny boss of mine just came along and started leaving fingerprints all over his glasses and then quietly walked off.

      Needless to say, my colleague came back, put on his glasses and started cursing. He kept looking around to see who would dare do such a thing but everyone pretended to be hard at work while trying not to burst out laughing.

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Oh how fun. Love the Jell-o prank. Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I'm back for another visit. I love office pranks and this lens. Blessed by The HorseAndPony Angel!

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      David Gardner 7 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Wow! Cool lens. You've given me some great ideas! :-) I'm linking to this great lens from mine on "Going Nuts at Work" -- Definitely some fodder for preparing for the next upcoming April Fool's Day! (But then again, sometimes, out-of-the-blue is sort of fun, as well, right?) 5* and favorited!

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      What an engaging lens! You certainly have a knack for coming up with ideas. :)

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      Much fun... almost makes me wish I work in an office...but not quite!

      Catchpa is 'megagag'!

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      Tom Fattes 7 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Nice work Kab. I've pulled a few of these off myself. My favorite to this day, is putting a laptop lock on a computer just before the guy was leaving to the airport with a note from security.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      These office pranks are just hysterical! Thanks for the laughs today!

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      drifter0658 lm 7 years ago

      Well shoot...I have a few dozen. One small shop I worked at dubbed me the king prankster. My specialty was making the last day of an employee's tenure one that he/she would remember for a long time.

      The classic~ one kid kept asking me all day what I was going to do to him. I refused to answer each time he asked. By the end of the day, he was a nervous wreck.

      "So man, what did you do to me?"

      "Jason, I did it all day and it was really nothing"

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      Deb4FlatTires 7 years ago

      I once crazy glued a gal's stiletto heels to the floor under her desk while she was at lunch.

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      jgelien 7 years ago

      The cubicle makeover is classic! Hilarious lens. 5*****

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Too much time, plus camera phones, equals amazing office pranks.

      There's a site that has a bunch of pranks out there too, including some videos. I think my personal favorite is the chia keyboard, just because of the forethought required. You can check them out

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      Love office pranks. My husband is an expert.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Someone in the office had a woman call in for them. She proceeded to say that she was from HR and that she had a complaint from someone who heard he farting down the aisle and this was against company policy. This person got very irritated and asked me if they should call back to HR and ask to go home because they couldn't help their gas problem. I didn't want to get involved and told them to talk to the manager on duty. The manager told them to go ahead and go to HR. I said HR was being kind of anal with a laugh. This co-worker went to HR only to find out that no one called from HR. He was stunned. All of us were crying we were laughing so hard. Then he saw the humor in it all.

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      Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

      I've never worked in an office...I didn't know it could be so much fun!! Great lens! Thanks for visiting my Mountain Laurels!

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      Funny ideas... we've done the foil wrapped desk one, it was great!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 8 years ago from Michigan

      I enjoyed this lens....and am delighted to see that you are spotlighting the best show on television, today...The Office. I began watching it after coming across the DVD at the library. The first couple episodes made me so uncomfortable, I almost felt as though I were actually going to an office. I almost called in sick after the second episode....but fortunately, I hung in and was hooked by the end of Ep 3. Rolling this funny lens to four funny ones of my own.

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      Edit Photos 8 years ago from Earth

      This lens is always just ahead of my lens in the Squidoo rankings so I would really like to hate this lens. But gosh darn I can't - it's just too darn funny. Could you make it less funny? Perhaps a little less appealing? Consider it a prank on yourself - yeah, that I'll work!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh me! No wonder this lens is in the top 100. It is great.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Try this... if someone (you have to be friends with them) is on the phone (hopefully a business call), go up behind them and give them and poke their ribs. They'll suddenly squirm as they're probably ticklish, probably start laughing cause it's caught them off guard, and will be forced to carry on conversation even though they want to break out in laughter.

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      CatharinaE LM 8 years ago

      Very funny lens!

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      Sam 8 years ago from Australia

      A very funny lens!

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      jura 8 years ago

      Very funy and great ideas great lens.

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      learninghowtoflyfish 8 years ago

      Hahaha, The Office is classic man, some of these pranks I have never heard of lol. Good job.

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      fariello lm 8 years ago

      I laughed all the way thru...thanks!

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      Sarunas 8 years ago

      This lens topic is very interesting for me. Thanks for sharing it. :]

      Five Stars from me. :)

      Keep it up.

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      Czarque 8 years ago

      Hilarious!! Love it!!

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      Smartshops 8 years ago

      Great lens with lots of information! 5*s from your friends at Smartshops!

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      jchulew 8 years ago

      I find that computer pranks are the best! Especially around any employees that may not be as well versed in computers. I turned my boss's screen upside down, and he thought the computer itself got turned upside down! Hilarious!

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      nextchapterlear 8 years ago

      HAHAH the jello is my favorite!!!


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      SoccerDrillCoach 8 years ago

      LOL. Great lens.

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      BusyQueen 8 years ago

      I just love you lens, 5 ***** and a lensroll! lil prankster ;)

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      Signhappy 8 years ago

      It would be great if our office could loosen up enough to handle a prank. Fun lens. 5 stars.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!

      What a fun lens - one of the best I've ever seen! =) The ideas here are awesome.

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      VickyEllis 8 years ago

      I really like the prank picture

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This was hilarious, I would love to have you as a co-worker in my office! LOL There were so many great ones here, but absolutely loved the removing all but one or two staples from the stapler one! - Kathy

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      benleefield 8 years ago

      Great stuff. It makes me long for a corporate desk. Ok, not really but it goes to show you can really have some fun.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Love the video!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      on some computers you can flip the screen. (ctrl-alt-arrow up)

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      BusyQueen 8 years ago

      Great lens, thanks! I love the desk with the webs!

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      jjanisse 8 years ago

      Hey, well done! For my sake I sure hope that the jokester in my office doesn't find this lens.

      Take care.


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      jennrose lm 8 years ago

      Awesome lens! This reminds me of my dad: he's always talking about crazy stuff he and his friends do at work. I guess living in a cubicle, you go insane if you don't make your own fun. Anyway, this is a fun read. 5* :)

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      gabrielangel 8 years ago

      I think there would be a good market to hire professional office prankers. You could pay someone to get a job at the company for the express purpose of pranking. They won't care about keeping their job there, so the prank will be very effective.

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      Samantha Devereux 8 years ago from Columbia Mo

      This is Totally worth getting an office job!

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      heehaw lm 8 years ago

      hehe funny pranks, this is interesting. i love most is to put the stapler in a jelly as a gift.

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 8 years ago from FL

      Love it! Thanks for adding a laugh to my day! 5 stars!

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      Zani-doo 8 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I've lensrolled it on my about me page!

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      kab 8 years ago from Upstate, NY

      [in reply to AshleyBretting-M.S.] Sure!

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      AshleyBretting-MS 8 years ago

      Cute stuff here - I want to lensroll it with mine at are you ok with that?

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      diggyisking 8 years ago

      Haha wow awesome lens!

      I love the plants in the keyboard....and the ms paint on the desktop thinking the startbar doesn't work:) Fabulous ideas:)

      I don't know how far this crosses the line, but i remember in an episode of friends, there was a practical joke of putting clingwrap over the toilet bowl:) Imagine what happen if you don't see it! :P

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      EpicFarms 8 years ago

      Great lens ~ too funny! I did wonder, though, if there was some kind of deep and profound meaning in the fact that MY office (at home) looks almost exactly the same as Peter Post-Its up there. Huh, probably need to make a note of that so I'll remember to check into it later...... (heh heh heh :o) 5*

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      Jesi 8 years ago

      Good lense... interesting information

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      David Gardner 8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      This is great stuff! Not only am I linking this to my Cubicle Makeovers lens, but also my lens on Are Your Coworkers Driving You Crazy?. Your ideas and presentation here are definitely worth 5-stars! Good job!

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      Squidoo-Pat 8 years ago

      I like taping the inside of the phone deal. I had a fellow office worker call and put on a foreign accent pretending he hardly spoke English and wanted to become a customer. He started laughing after I tried to sign him up and blew his cover!

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      Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

      Funny stuff! Always looking for good gags.

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      Seattletaxaccountant 8 years ago

      The cubicle turned house was great.

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      RetailGoldMine 8 years ago

      wow i just can not wait to pull some of these pranks on fellow co-workers who i know will laugh with me!

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      emmaklarkins 8 years ago

      Great lens for a laugh! I could totally see you writing a humorous book (I mean, if that's what you're going for :) All it takes is 15 minutes a day or less! That's how I wrote mine.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      i was once victim in the office before it was crazy!lols

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      Number1Athlete 8 years ago

      I am so going to try these out

      and by the way, this is like an insanely awesome lens :D

      5 stars plus a favorite

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      anonymous 8 years ago


      this really great informative lens here, I really surprised with your lens, I am giving 5 stars for your wonderful lens.

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      real_estate_hawaii 8 years ago

      haha..those were great office pranks. thanks for sharing.

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      MsMorrison 8 years ago

      Hmmm! Good advice! Is it? :) Anyway, thanks for the tips! I may apply this to my officemates!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awesome lens, I want to try some of these out!


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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Awesome lens. I laughed so hard. Thanks for taking the time to put this together.

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      JessicaOffSetMedia 8 years ago

      Makes me miss working in an office!

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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      Fun, Fun, Fun. We once covered our co-worker's cubicle - floor, desk, chair and all with beach sand because we felt he needed a day at the beach. We did put down plastic first, but I'm sure the janitor hated us. lol Thanks for the great lens. Bear hugs, Frankster aka Bearmeister

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      papawu 8 years ago

      If only I worked in an office! Funny stuff.

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      papawu 8 years ago

      If only I worked in an office! Funny stuff.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Super original lens and lots of info on how to get some revenge on other folks. Thanks for sharing!


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      pauper 8 years ago

      Kudos! think i will put ur link!

      From office prankster to office robbery. I don't date my staff. And I kept the rules. Imagine my situation. thanx

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      Achim Thiemermann 8 years ago from Austin, Texas

      A hearty SquidAngel Blessing for this highly useful!

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      barstooldesigns 8 years ago

      I love this!!!! what a great idea for a lens! my mind is reeling with pranks - office look out! :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Simple, fast, and effective. Simply hit Ctrl Alt and the down arrow key on someones computer to flip the whole screen upside down. To fix it, they should hit Ctrl Alt and the up arrow key. Good one to watch someone try to do everything upside down to fix it.

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      danskapia 8 years ago

      I had one that backfired on me. As a teenager I was working in the shipping department at a disk manufacturer. I put ink in a co-workers tape dispensing machine just before lunch. During lunch the CEO of the company was packing something personal and used the tape dispenser that I had put the ink in. Luckily no one ratted me out at the time and no one saw a thing of course.

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      bigqin 8 years ago

      Nice lens! I am looking for a safe office prank ,which doesn't take too many supplies and is only intended as a joke.

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      dahlia369 8 years ago

      I never realized there was such thing as being a "master office-prankster." I guess having a laptop as the only co-worker deprives me of certain kinds of fun... :) Great lens!

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      CosmeticSurgeryIreland 8 years ago

      A young man applied for a job in another department and was duly offered the job. He had no idea it was a hellish department with a long hours culture and an awful boss till we enlightened him and he turned it down. A week or two later we put together a letter supposedly from HR sending him on secondment to the department on a lower salary than he had been offered for the job previously. He was in quite a state. We signed it from HT Swallow, Personnel Department.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Those are some great pranks, my personal favourite which is easy to do and only takes a minute is to put scotch tape over the optical sensor in an optical mouse, the mouse will still work but not very well. Will drive them insane! ;)

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      Verax 8 years ago

      The is an important Lens as Pranks are one of the ways you help people who are self absorbed back to reality. You did not mention the first rule "thou shalt not get caught". You have inspired me as I have seen some heavy industry pranks that are priceless

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      June Campbell 8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I used to work in an office where pranks were routine. One that I remember, we had a guy who bought a horse and was learning to ride. He was kind of full of himself, so a few of us decided to have some fun with him. We went to the office of a city department that was responsible for running winter fairs which were annual events that included equestrian demonstrations. We "borrowed" some letterhead and sent this guy a letter asking him if he would do a demonstration at the Winter Fair. He fell for it and we had some good fun before he figured it out.

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      AlarmSystemSpecialist 8 years ago

      Thank you for this great lens.

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      Newbie_101 8 years ago

      Great! This was fun to read because I work all myself at home most of the time. My network team is scattered. If you wanna see something funny ... put a camera on me and I bet my actions would be pathetic. Burp, falling asleep at my desk, um and the unmentionables :) This was a fun read. Thanks!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      The shredded paper prank was big at my job, only they used confetti. They removed a guy's door and drywalled over the opening so he couldn't get into his office. 5*

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Absolutely great lense!! I can't wait to try a few of these strategies here at myworkplace. My brain is working overtime right now! Thanks for this..

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      yourbeautymark 8 years ago

      I wish I could prank my coworkers. My office is too small, but man...sometimes they deserve getting pranked!

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      niicki 8 years ago

      HA! This is great stuff. I've seen a lot of office pranks online, but the filing cabinet idea (print pictures and file them appropriately) is something I've just GOT to do! The best part will be seeing how long it takes them to notice!!! Rated you 5 stars!

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      richard_wheeler 8 years ago

      I think it would be funny if someone would put one of those things that make it sounded like someone had let a fart on someone chair and the air would come out and make a fart sound. I also remember in Sister Act 2 when the students put glue on Whoppie Goldberg's chair and she got stuck in the chair.

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      Iloho 8 years ago

      Excellent lens ! I like the quality insight you have provided here about pranks. Keep up the good work.

      I have rated you 5 stars, here is my lens "ILOHO" visit it once if you like it vote my lens.


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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      Interesting ideas! :)

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      Elizabeth_Torres 8 years ago

      Lovely lens...I would be to afraid of termination to try any pranks these days though!

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      nicegirl 8 years ago

      Great Ideas, My head its spinning

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      dannystaple 8 years ago

      Okay - this is awesome. We just found 100Mt breaking weight fishing line. We are only just beginning to think of the pranks we can pull. So far we did doughnut baiting (to a couple of peole), and a moving chair. This, and a huge roll of bubble wrap in the stationary cupboard are just asking to be used for mischief.

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      dannystaple 8 years ago

      One of our guys rearranged an old keyboard, and replaced someone's keyboard with it. Another computer one I have seen for those working in open plan offices with facing workstations is to swap your mouse plug with theirs. Clear your desktop so they cannot click anything that might break, then reproduce their mouse movements for a while. Every now and again, introduce a glitch, or random swirly movement.

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      kephrira lm 8 years ago

      great lens, I've had a laugh reading it and now I wish I worked in an office so I could try a few out! For some more humour take a look at my lens on The Comedy of Ambiguity

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      teamlane 8 years ago

      From Angel to another, a hearty Squid Angel blessing to ya KAB! Great lens!

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      David Gardner 8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Definitely something to do if you can't otherwise do the "Cubicle_Makeover" as I have discussed in my Lens on that topic. I'm linking to this lens to give my fellow cubicle inmates some hope for better things!

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      Winter52 LM 8 years ago

      What a bunch of great ideas!! I just might go out and look for an office job just so that I can try some of these out... Maybe it would be better to get a job as a temp so that people wouldn't have time to kill me before I move on. ;)

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      whitebison2 8 years ago

      "hit print screen and save the image in say Paint. Then set this as the desktop, and hide start menu. They will see the start menu, but it won't work."

      I'm doing this! Thanks for the idea.

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      TheSpiderWebMarketingSystemGuy 8 years ago

      you are a great guy and ill follow your lead , nice lens :O)

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      MsMorrison 9 years ago

      great tips! thanks!

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      youhavegottobekidding 9 years ago

      This is really a great Lens. and i totally agree some times we really need some ice breakers inside the office.

      5 stars for you.

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      I had an officious supervisor who was scared to death of spiders. I bought a bag of 100 plastic black widows and stuck them randomly in files throughout the office. Every so often she would find one and scream. Thanks for reminding me of how immature I used to be. Squid Angel Blessings to you!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great lens had a few of those pranks pulled a few times in my life 5 stars

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      Darla Dixon 9 years ago

      I had apple juice in a container in the fridge when I was pregnant. A coworker and I worked together to convince a squeamish colleague that the liquid was my urine because I had a doctor's visit that afternoon and they wanted my first urine of the day for testing. We explained this to him as he was taking his lunch out of the mini fridge, and he turned pale.

      At another place I worked, there was a slice of play-food pickle that made the rounds mysteriously into different peoples' pockets and purses. It was the Mystery Pickle.

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      Lee Hansen 9 years ago from Vermont

      Thanks for good memories of merry pranksters in cube-land - one of the few things I miss as a WAH artist. *****

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      daviddorf 9 years ago

      Was amazing to see Pranks as a subject, quite creative. Thanks to squidoo for providing us such a platform...

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      marywhitewhite 9 years ago

      Very helpful, Thanks for sharing.


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      Hhank 9 years ago

      You have some good stuff on your lens.

      I appreciate your efforts.

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      romyraut 9 years ago

      5 star to you, amazing lens, keep it up

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      romyraut 9 years ago

      Office at times do get too monotonous.

      You have a great lens, I am sure will be useful and fun to read through for all.

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      sstoark 9 years ago

      I liked the Office season one - it was great a watch , have not tried 2 and 3 yet, may be this weekend.

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      Valery504 LM 9 years ago

      Lol:) funny lens! I love photo pranks:)5 stars!


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      ricarde 9 years ago

      Wonderful informative lens. Great content!

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      Jobanjo 9 years ago

      Thanks for the laughs. This lens gave me the giggles! :)

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      triathlontraini1 9 years ago

      Great lens! :)

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      lisawillard lm 9 years ago

      So much fun! Thanks for sharing.

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      motorpurrr 9 years ago

      Nice lens! I has a big fuzzy spider with a pump at the end of a long hose. I would set it up so it would be in a hole and I could pump it when I had someone that wanted to see what I was freaking about.

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      David Gardner 9 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Thanks for a fun lens! I hope you don't mind, but I've linked to your website from my lens to provide further inspiration and hope to all cubicle dwellers. Drop by and say "Hi"... (and leave the packing peanuts at home!) My Komodo Dragon lens just jumped enough to get folks to redo their cubes as Lizard-Island ... Five stars and a lensroll and a Favorite!

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      hearthealth lm 9 years ago

      The Extreme Office Makeover sounds like fun! Lol, 5* and faved! Looking forward to seeing you in my dimes lens!

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      Joan4 9 years ago

      Absolutely delightful! What fun!

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      carrieokier 9 years ago

      Really neat lens. Time to spice things up at my workplace, I think!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Addition for your computer pranks area: flip someone's monitor display upside down or to the right or left) by clicking ctrl arrow up/down/right/left - if that doesn't work, you can go right into the graphics card properties and do it there!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      My boss was in the habit of setting out stuffed animals on her desk. She had a differen one for each holiday, and it so happened at the time of the prank she had Lamb Chop.

      I organized a kidnapping. It started out small, a few pictures and ransome notes. Soon the word spread about the kidnapping.

      To make a long story short 8 hours later she found Lamb Chop gagged blind folded and with a cigarette in its mouth in the storage bin.

      We have a large office and our Office Manager was in on it as well as accounting and several other departments. One of the ransome notes was a box of rasinetts with a note that said "Mommy, help they are scaring the crap out of me".

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      blue22d 9 years ago

      FUNNY, I guess, as long as it doesn't happen to me. I like the lens. Thanks. Check out my lenses when you have time. Five stars to ya.

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      LDWorld 9 years ago

      Congratulations on making TOP 100! Useful and helpful info.

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      EricOlsen 9 years ago

      Great ideas. Now we know what to be prepared for. I'll have to try some.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Wow, I am going to be very mischievous once I go back to work from vacation.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nice pictures and useful information. thanks! 5 stars.

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      lukafer2 9 years ago

      These are amazing ideas. I love "the office" as well. 5 stars

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      AlexZuw 9 years ago

      Humorous lens and mischievously inspiring.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      It would be hilarious to give some of these pranks a go, but who could out do the Ultimate Cubicle Prank?

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      WhippetTalk 9 years ago

      Oh my gosh! This stuff is hilarious! Thanks for the laughs.

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      NewsBaron 9 years ago

      Nice list of pranks! Some people sure have time on their hands!

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      HwangKO 9 years ago

      This has GOT to be one of the most funny lenses that I have ever seen! Reading this stuff reminds me of the time that someone almost sabotaged my husband's business (can vending machines). It seems that someone was able to get a hold of an extra key to open one of the vending machines at a particular business. This character cleaned up at night and would take time to rearrange the cans in the machine so that no matter which can of soda you selected, you always got the wrong one! Some people simply have too much time on their hands...

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      Jeff Wendland 9 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      What a fun lens =) Blessings

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      rwoman 9 years ago

      Great lens! Funny and informative. I hope you'll have time off from all your hard work for some Earth Day trivia fun here!

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      YouCanCallMeDan 9 years ago

      so many wonderful ideas... love your lens... life is short... gotta find humor in everyday things...

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      Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      The computer pranks are the best!!! I'm going to try a few. Just hope I can remember how to undo the do's. I grew up in a household of brothers. Oh brother! The pranks they played on me. Now it's payback time! Great Lens. 5 stars from me!

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      Music-Resource 9 years ago

      Hi Kab, Your Office Prank lens is outright hilarious. You really picked out some great ones. The Ultimate Cubicle Prank video is as amazing as it is funny :) Well done. ~Music Resource~

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      onlinehandyman 9 years ago

      I love the lens....I work with a prankster and I am trying to think of an awesome prank for April fools day. Any ideas... So far its putting toliet paper all over his car...


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      maxy 9 years ago

      I'd love reading you lens, well put together. Hope you have a chance to see my phone card lens!

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Years ago when computer security was lower and people didn't need passwords to log in, when people went out to lunch we would run a program on their workstation that looked just like the login screen. When they came back they would try to log in, and the computer would display messages "Invalid Password, "System Busy Try Again Later" etc. Every time they pressed Enter they got another message, and the computer would get more irrate, finally telling them " Look I Told You To Leave Me Alone - I'm Busy" (or worse!). Finally, the program we ran would log them off, and they would be able to log on normally. The funniest thing was listening to them trying to explain what happened.

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      We used to tape the button on the phone, so if it rang and they picked up the handset, the phone would just keep ringing. Sometimes took a while to spot...

      Great lens, 5 *****

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      thomasz 9 years ago

      Nice lens. Great info.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Scotch tape on the phone receiver. HILLARIOUS!

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      ChristopherScot1 9 years ago

      "Don't take yourself too seriously, because you will never make it out alive." - Thanks for the great lens on pranks!

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      Aika 9 years ago

      these are good ones, very funny.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      I love pranks! Fabulous!! 5 stars. At my last job, my friend

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      AnnaleeBlysse 9 years ago

      Some people I work with already think they're cubicle was relocated to the bathroom. They spend more time on the phone in there. This woman next to me started talking on her phone, and pulling a prank on her, I started answering the conversation as if she was talking to me.

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      mesocksorange 9 years ago

      I wish I pulled at least one prank in the office when I was still working! *lol* Those are good ones.

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      Somebody used to take my co-worker's stuffed animal from her desk and then leave it in funny places, with notes attached. We'd find the thing hanging, under things, in drawers. It was pretty funny.

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      Aika 9 years ago

      I always make fun of my photos and my friends too esp as a cartoon character.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Prank I pulled: Take clear fishing string, tie it to a co-workers trash can and the other end to their chair wheel. When they roll around the trash can tips or follows them

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      What the peep ...

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      coloring your officemate's earpiece on their phone w/ dry erase marker of a similar color always works well. Shoe polish is better, or, go straight for the ketchup packets out of the breakroom.

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      mn3guy 9 years ago

      This is a good one. Very entertaining and full of great ideas. Brown bag labeled "squirrel" - I can just hear 'em now! Great job! 5*

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This is one of the best lenses I've ever seen. LOL

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      Forgiven 9 years ago

      Wow! What a funny lens! 5 Stars from me! Please visit my faithography lens when you get time and rate it if you would.

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      kab 9 years ago from Upstate, NY

      legbamel - Well that chia keyboard is not something I have personally done, but it looks to me like carefully placed fresh green alf-alfa sprouts stuffed one at a time into the cracks between keys. I guess you could do the real thing with an extra keyboard and then swap the two. :-)

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      legbamel lm 9 years ago

      Why, WHY don't you explain how to do the chia keyboard?! We're big praksters in my office and you've given me some great ideas.

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      Nicegoogoo 9 years ago

      Great lens I like your information, thanks..My kind request visit here to see my lens about quit smoking

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      SalesPractice LM 10 years ago

      Good looking lens. 5 Stars :)

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      scubaguy 10 years ago

      Ha! One of the neatest lenses I've viewed. 5-Stars! Please fell free to visit my scuba lens.

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      SARASOTASWEETIE 10 years ago

      Great lens. 5 stars!

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      Angel Cosio 10 years ago

      Excellent Fun Fun Fun, 5 Star!!!!

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      International-Investor 10 years ago

      Fun stuff. This will provide hours of entertainment. A 5 star-er. Emerging Market Investing for Big Profits.

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      C5Photography 10 years ago

      Hilarious. And scary since I am leaving for vacation tomorrow.

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      catch-cheating 10 years ago

      your lens are very interesting , thank for sharing

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      tplus 10 years ago

      Congratulations! You are #1 at Who Has the Most Lenses?! I have chosen this lens to be featured because I think it's great. Stop be and see who else made the list!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Line a desk drawer with saran wrap. Fill with water. Add a goldfish or two.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      If you are in late, and you order a pizza, put the leftover in a folder and label it 'pizza file' in someones filling cabinet.

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      kab 10 years ago from Upstate, NY

      thanks for the tip snoobu - but let me amend that...if you don't know someone enough to know if they are allergic to something as common as lemons or cherries then you don't know them well enough to prank them.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I'd cross off the cherry prank or anything dealing with messing with people's drinks or food. Some people may be allergic.

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      bbrown1969 10 years ago

      Some great options!! Thanks, Kab!!

      B Brown

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      MyTweenCentral 10 years ago

      haha...this is great. i've just started working in an office setting and i'm going to put this info to good work.

      Jeff Cooley

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      KCStargazer 10 years ago

      This is SO hilarious- and inspiring! We can all use some Comic Relief at work now and then. LOVE the Chia Keyboard - talk a literal Cube Farm! 5 Stars (I don't give that very often!) and a lensroll to my

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      Vicki 10 years ago from USA

      You are SO BAD! So bad that I gave you a 5-star rating! Funny lens!! ~Vicki~ at Vintage Aprons.

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      jack01 10 years ago

      The Best Lens in Squidoo. Love it..Inspire me a lot. Thanks. From cheap music downloads Savvy.

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      gamesavvy 10 years ago

      Excellent Lens,Rated 5 Star. Thanks. From Psp Blender Guy.

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      brookehudson 10 years ago

      Having fun at the office is totally cool. Awesome ideas! Visit sometime at my lens. Thanks.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Office Pranks galore at

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      victoriamasters1 10 years ago

      This is the funniest collection ever! I have one that provided a measure of amusement- A friend made the mistake of telling EVERYONE she hated spiders. At Halloween time. In a boring office. Where I worked. So I got a giant bag of black plastic spider rings and hid them EVERYWHERE. For 31 days. :-D

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      Gail Faulkner 10 years ago

      Lots of fun, Thankyou Gail

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      AntonioDelaShaw 10 years ago

      Hey Kab,

      This would be the best lens i have ever seen..... I think you should start a plexo for the best prank ever..... he he he he he.

      You've wasted a lot of my time looking on here and trying things instead of doing the real work.

      Cheers, ToNy!


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      ChickMagnet101 10 years ago

      Hey Kab~

      Great lens! I really enjoyed your "office pranks" lens. I've rated it 5 stars!

      Be sure to check out my lens about Where to Meet Women. If you have a dating related resource, you can add your own link!

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      Greenlily 10 years ago

      My most favorite thing is office pranks. When one of my co-workers was off for a few days we drew a stick figure on the floor and taped off her work area with crime scene tape. She was off for several days and we received great comments. One of my delivery men really thought something happened!

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      smashingbride 10 years ago

      Hilarious! Someone once scattered around the floor of my office a bunch of post-its w/'Dodgers' written on it and a broom. I am a Dodger fan and he... wasn't.

      Smashing Bride

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      OMG! What a funny lens! We have actually pulled a few of the pranks you've mentioned here, but I think I may have to try the office supplies in jello thing. another good office prank is to wrap EVERYTHING in the cubie or office saran wrap or foil. Takes them hours to get to their stuff.

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      bdkz 10 years ago

      Great lens. I love this!

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      abesclub 10 years ago

      Great Lens! Very Nice. Check out my Satellite

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      Xeniz 10 years ago

      One funny lens. I sure am gonna try some of these on my office peeps.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      One time I took a Co workers pager in the lunch room and put it above the ceiling. One that has the white pieces that lay in the track above. He would call his pager then hear the sound and run around the room trying to figure out where the sound was coming from.

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      surfacepros 10 years ago

      hey there, good looking lens!

      we really like what you guys are doing here, come over and have a look at our lens, and be sure to sign our guestbook!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      This site is crazy.. I love it. Keep the pranks coming. I once glued the mouse to a desk. that was funny. I also used industrial strength Velcro on the toilet lid..

      Check out my site..

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      myyeastinfectioncure 10 years ago

      Hilarious! I totally love it!

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      kevep 10 years ago

      Lol glueing the telephone to the telephone base is always a goodun! Check out my lens on Satellite TV for PC, and any feedback will be much appreciated!

      Kev :-)

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Put black shoe polish on the ear piece of headphones. The best headphones are the ones with the microphones on them. When they put the headset on, their ear will be totally black. This works great considering most earpieces are black in coloe, so the polish should blend right in!

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      NovedRedle 10 years ago

      Dude i got a way better one (saw it on tv) download a beed of some sort onto you computer and ring it once a day, and every time you ring it offer the guy next to you to a mint then after a week or so ring it and don't offer the mint. HILARIOUS!

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      letevic 10 years ago

      Loved your lens! Gave you 5 stars!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      replace the water in a toilet with jello so when they poo it stays

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Very interesting lens!

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      k8company 10 years ago

      Hey, you used my office mates for your intro! Oh god, I wish I was brave enough to prank somebody. The closest I got was with a guy who (I swear) is OCD: I moved his stapler 6 inches to the right to see if he'd notice.He didn't. (And welcome to the Cubicle Survivors group!)

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      Nick Daws 10 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very entertaining. Nice Lens design too. Nick from


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      allysa 10 years ago

      useful lens, thanks really its fun and useful

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      affiliate_guy 10 years ago

      You are the man. this is wicked stuff. affiliate guy How to make money online with affiliate programs

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      Acne_Medicine 10 years ago

      Friend e-mailed this lens to me and i'm really glad i took a moment to read it. very nice. From Acne Solution

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      steveT 10 years ago

      I like the prank about emptying the stapler. It works like a charm. Thanks, Steve from Male Sexual Health

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I switched a co-workers "M" and "N" keys around on his keyboard. He couldn't figure out why the keys weren't working properly. Took him hours to figure it out.

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      freaknoodles1 10 years ago

      Awesome! For a few minutes you actually made me wish I worked in a cubicle again. Thanks for the laughs!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I like to save up those annoying paper holes from the hole punches and dump them inside a closed umbrella. When the umbrella is opened, the users gets "showered" with holes.

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      Edmands 10 years ago

      Pick up some helium balloons while you are out at lunch and place them in your victim's cubicle. Many eating establishments have balloons for kids. Everyone passing by their cube will ask them if it is their birthday. For the truly evil, use black over the hill balloons.

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      Arielle 10 years ago

      My dad worked at a machine shop as foreman. One day, all of his workers left a pile of cigarettes on the floor. He went to get a broom, and when he was standing at exactly the right point, sweeping, his coworkers pulled the release string, and 5 lbs. of flour fell on his head! they videoed it too!

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      groovyoldlady 10 years ago

      I am including this lens on my Procrastination Destination lens. Office pranks are a PERFECT way to waste time. (6 hours to stick post-it notes everywhere? Sheesh!)

      Ohmygoodness. My security word is "gaglust". How apropos is THAT?

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Found one of those little fans with the LEDs in the blades..that you can program a message in. An while my "associate" was in the middle of a very important meeting, (I was sitting in the back), turned on the fan and it flashed the word boring.... I quickly put it away but she could stop laughing.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I did a few pranks of my own to co-workers found here -

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Purchase an 'Extra Loud Phone Ringer' from electronic store. Place it on the target's phone and leave the phone slightly off the hook. When they return and replace handset, give them a call...and a heart attack.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Check out this soundboard office prank. So funny and inspiring.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      If you have one of those laser pointer mouse...put a piece of tape over the light...It won't work! Hehehe!!!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      If you have a telephone that has the button that needs to be released to open the line...Tape the button down...The phone will keep ringing and the person will be saying HELLO? HELLO? WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH THIS THIS? hehehe

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Xerox a few paper clips...Make like 15 copies...Put those copies back into the paper tray...People will look throughout the copier and try to find the paperclips...SOOOOO FUNNY! And it works! :)

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I saw this on the net someplace, sometime ago.

      1)push the "prnt scr" and then open it in Paint.

      2)save it as a .bmp or a .jpg.

      3)open My Pictures and the "use as a desktop"

      4) Watch the victim go absloutely Monkeybutt trying to figure why his computer is frozen with only the mouse moving.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      A good one I have done is in Ms Word change the auto-correction for a word to something else, don't use a word they are going to use lots, ie we set it so it changed the computer users name to Moron, he couldn't figure it out for ages.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      In any office that uses 3 ring binders, get a length of string and tie them all together (looping it through the rings) so that pulling one off the shelf will bring the lot down.

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      tuler 10 years ago

      You can always sign them up for fan club sites like Aaron Carter with their work email.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      If you have modular furniture (who doesn't?), move somebody's desk down a notch one night. Move his chair up a notch the next. Continue until his knees his the desk. Laugh uproariously. Repeat.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Funny Lens!

      Here's another great office prank. Reset someone's computer so their mouse is set up for left-handed use.

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      CamBrown 10 years ago

      A former colleague was mad he had not been paid yet, so used his office key and stole everyone's pens, pencils and typewriter balls. (Yes, this was before computers were everywhere.) The worst was, however, that he stole the toilet paper too.

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      thesitterloop 10 years ago

      Soo Funny :)

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      KCStargazer 10 years ago

      Sometimes the blurb box is a prankster

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      James_ORear 10 years ago

      This ALMOST makes me want to leave my work-at-home job just so I can be in the world of the cubicle. Almost. Fantastic job.

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      Sharon Stajda 10 years ago from Shelby Township Michigan

      Great Lens! Gave me a good chuckle... Shar

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      KCStargazer 10 years ago

      Great fun- love it!

      Once someone "kidnapped" a plush toy animal from my desk

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      My boss was very thoughtful and gave me a gift card to a chain bookstore. I was at a loss -- how could I repay his generosity? Then I remembered he's a big fan of Tom Peters, Zig Ziglar, et al., so I bought one of those gag motivational posters and surreptiously mounted it in his cubicle.

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