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Best Practical Joke

Updated on April 20, 2011

Want to make someone scream?!

Do you know someone who doesn't like snakes? Well, in this lens I will describe the best practical joke using a rubber snake! It is guaranteed to make at least one person scream!

Pulling pranks on people never gets old, especially if it always works! Just make sure your unsuspecting victims don't have any heart conditions, and make sure they won't hit their heads on something hard just incase they passout!

Here is what you will need to pull of the "Snake in a cooler" practical joke!

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: as many as possible


  • 1 medium or large cooler (or ice chest depending on where you live) cooler must have hindged lid
  • 1 rubber snake with natural coloring (no neon colored snakes for this one)
  • appox. 12" of fishing line
  • 1 short screw (any screw will do)
  • a handful of leaves
  • pine straw
  • pine cones


  1. Open cooler. Dump in leaves, pine straw and pine cones. Tie one end of fishing line around snakes head. Tie other end of fishing line around screw. Screw the screw into the underside of cooler lid. Adjust fishing line length until snake head pops above cooler when opened.
Cast your vote for Recipe for the perfect joke

The Origins of the Prank

"Hey, go grab me a beer out of that cooler over there on my tailgate."

Where did I get the prank from? Well, I went down to south Alabama for my wife's family reunion one year and the night before the reunion all the guys take shifts cookin' the hog all night long. During my shift one of my wife's relatives and his friend came up in a truck. We were all sitting about talking for a while when he looked at his friend and said. "Hey, go grab me a beer out fo that cooler over there on my tailgate." After a min or two we see the guy walk over to the back of the truck and open the cooler, he jumps back and screams! It was the funniest thing I had seen in a while. We all go over and check it out, and sure enough, he had a rubber snake in a cooler that would pop out when you opened the lid!

Well the story doesn't end there...

Snake Prank caught on tape - Seahawk's snake prank

Here it is caught on video...a bunch of guys getting caught in the snake in a cooler prank! This is hilarious...I think there may be a few choice words said so turn down the volume if the kiddos are around. I don't think you can understand them that clearly though. Isn't it fun to watch grown men cream and jump!


Pick your snake

Which snake do you think would scare you the most if it were to jump out of a cooler at you?

Hindge Lid cooler on Amazon

Looking for the best coolers for your snake in a box prank? Look no further. You need not leave the house to build this are some coolers you can buy online at amazon, that will work perfect for you.

Origins continued...

He brought the cooler back with him to the reunion the next day. He was scaring people left and right with that thing. I watched one woman open it and fall back down the hill behind her!

This is a classic prank to pull because whether you're scared of snakes or not, no one likes to see an open mouth full of fangs coming at your head! Like I said before this practical joke is guaranteed to make someone scream.

At work?

Why not get a little personal cooler and make yourself a "Snake in the cooler" for your desk!

Rubber snakes on Amazon

Are you looking for the most realistic looking rubber snake to scare people with? Well, here you go! There's no need to go searching the toy isles for that perfect, realistic snake. I've got some picked out just for you, all you have to do is sit back and wait for it come to your doorstep.

Don't forget the hook

You must have a good hook to get people to open the cooler. Come up with a real creative story to get people interested in what is in the cool. Don't make it so creative that they get suspicious though! It could be as simple as "Hey, can you get me a drink out of the cooler."

Fishing line on Amazon

Here are some fishing line options to consider when purchasing your snake attachment.

What do you think? Are you gonna give it a try?

Tell me how people react to it when you pull this prank.

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    • UKGhostwriter profile image


      7 years ago

      very funny!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      HaHaHaHa! Thanks for the laugh.

    • cinstress profile image


      7 years ago

      very funny

    • lizziehumphreys1 profile image


      7 years ago

      haha hilarious! :)


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