You don’t need to be a child in order to play a practical joke or hilarious pranks on your peers or family members. Yes! Adults can also be a little mischievous. However, so as to make certain that your prank is successful, it is imperative that it is funny rather than harmful or detrimental. Stay away from practical jokes and pranks that are dangerous, rude, or hurtful. Think about the people you prank as well as your audience.
The Classic Phone Prank
For instance, a phone prank is one of the oldest pranks in the book. In Trudier Harris’s 1976 paper entitled “Telephone Pranks: A Thriving Pastime,” she reported that individuals who are “over 50 years old” recalled the “Is your refrigerator running?” gag, wherein, as teens if they were able to pull it off, would mean they could have been around in the 1930s or even earlier.
A prank call or a phone prank is a telephone call in which the caller intends to play a practical joke on whoever would answer the call. A prank call is also known as a hoax call, phony call or a crank call. As prank calls had been around for a long time, even well-known individuals have fallen victim to people making prank calls, including Queen Elizabeth II, the late Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro.
With technology today, the old “Is your refrigerator running?” prank has been replaced with a lot of ways to prank and mess with family and friends using their mobile phones. Let’s check out a few of these pranks.
- This phone prank is a classic and is quite simple. Sit next to someone who is on their phone and reply to all the things they say as you pretend to be on the phone as well. This can be really hilarious and the person you are pranking will find it funny too.
- Another harmless prank is changing the autocorrect dictionary of someone’s phone. One classic example is autocorrecting the word “no” to “yes.” As the person types in “no,” it will autocorrect to “yes.” You will have to be sneaky to be able to pull this off thou.
- For a less harmful phone prank, change someone’s ringtone into something very embarrassing.