<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Pranks.jpg” />Nobody has said that April has the only reserved day for pranks. Thankfully, and for some, quite irksome pranks are a year round activity. It can be embarrassing, it can be hilarious, it can be downright ugly too, but more often, if done tastefully, it can be sheer fun. That is, if you aren’t the subject of the prank.
My colleague Angela struck the funny bone of our readers (and probably jarred a few more) with her 5 Websites To Get Hilarious Practical Joke Ideas. I too took home a few really ‘practical’ ideas. The post and reader comments showed me two things – practical jokes and pranks have no age bar, and there are lots more where those five funny websites came from.
So, here’s a lineup of six more fun websites and blogs that might tickle the mischievous parts of your brain.
Rotten Eggs seems to be undergoing a makeover. But its ‘eggs’ directory is there and points to some pranks you can play with some planning and cunningness. Rotten Eggs is the community for pranksters and if tomfoolery is a hobby, you can also check out their wiki calledwhich only has 12 articles so far, but could do with a push.
Geeks apparently define pranks as hacks as the IHTFP (Interesting Hacks To Fascinate People) Gallery says – The word hack at MIT usually refers to a clever, benign, and “ethical” prank or practical joke, which is both challenging for the perpetrators and amusing to the MIT community (and sometimes even the rest of the world!).It could be the upside-down lounge or the Wikipedia cleanup tags placed all around campus, geeky pranks are taken to new ‘lows’.
The site carries out ‘social missions’ that prove – that a prank doesn’t have to involve humiliation or embarrassment; it can simply be about making someone laugh, smile, or stop to notice the world around them. The agents of social mayhem operate in and around the New York City area. You can pick up ideas from their website and use it for fun. The site has engineered more than 100 prank missions; the unauthorized autograph signing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with an actor who bears a striking resemblance to King Philip IV of Spain is just one of them.
The prank blog is all about pranks, hacks, community art, and other creative endeavors that take place in public places in cities across the world. Some space is given to funny and clever ads. This site shares a common link with the last site as its founder Charlie Todd is associated with this one as well.
When you are trying to pick up some prank ideas then this passes with flying colors with its collection of practical jokes. It is one of the oldest if it’s About page is right. I liked reading about theface-off to see who the better pranksters among the two are.
Pranked is a MTV episodic show that’s till on air and covers pranks caught on camera. The camera captures homemade pranks that are thought up, planned, executed and filmed by kids and normal everyday people, with no help from experts. You can view the Pranked videos (72 of them) along with bonus clips online too.
Not everybody will like pranks. But I am sure there protests will be downed by the rowdy laughter when the practical joke you play succeeds. Nothing succeeds like a prank that’s well thought out and seen through. Which is the best prank you have played till date? Where you inspired by a prank site like these? Let us know.
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