Pranks: A Brief Overview…and Hilarious Video

With Halloween just around the corner, tricks and pranks could be waiting around every corner. Pranks come in sorts of shapes and size, and we love them all. A good prank is as simple as catching someone off guard and then laughing really hard after it all plays out.

There are several kinds of pranks that we’re fond of:

Classic pranks: These are usually very simple and have stood the test of time. Some of our favorite classic pranks are whoopee cushions, pop out snakes and trick candy.

Gross-out pranks: Gross-out pranks are pretty self-explanatory. They’re meant to make people’s stomachs turn or give them a good case of the heebie jeebies. We have simple ones like fake poop and roaches to more gnarly gross pranks like, fake barf and severed limbs.

Shocking pranks: Shock pranks, like the shock stapler or shocking lighter, are wicked good fun. The jolts are harmless, but definitely come as a surprise and get a great reaction.

Surprise pranks: These pranks are usually of the hidden prop variety, such as our pal the toilet monster. These gags take a little planning and careful execution, but the payoff is totally first rate.

I was surfing YouTube and found this compilation video of Scary Maze pranks. Don’t you love watching unsuspecting people get set up for a scare by those they trust? Delish!

Ewww…Gross-Out Pranks

severed handWhen you’re looking for an awesome reaction, gross-out pranks are the way to go. Very few people will remain silent when they happen upon a severed limb. If they don’t freak out, that’s a clear indicator that maybe you should run and hide.

Share the horror with these gross-out pranks:

Blood Capsules Blood Capsules are simple, yet effective. Small, pill-sized capsules filled with fake blood can really go a long way. You can chomp on one and have blood drip from your mouth like you just took a bite out of crime, or bust one on a holey shirt to make it seem as though you’ve been shot or stabbed.

Bloody Finger Giving the impression that you’ve just hacked your finger off, or sneaking a bloody finger into your dinner date’s salad when she’s not looking is definitely going to be rewarded with a shriek.

Fake Human Poop– If you lay this faux turd on the seat of your toilet, you’re sure to make someone gag. It looks so real, people will be wondering just what it is you were doing in there. Pair it with the Pee Puck and no one will ever trust you in the loo again.

Nail Through Finger and Razor Through Finger– These are especially effective and epically hilarious for marks that have tendencies to panic or pass out. Give them a glimpse of your work-related “accident” and they’ll be hitting the floor or rushing you to the ER.

Fake Barf– Let’s face it. Vomit is the epitome of disgusting. Anyone who comes upon this realistic “puddle” is going to be completely grossed out. Mission accomplished.

Bloody Hand– The uses for a bloody, severed hand are virtually endless. You can leave it in its bloody bag and put it on top of the garbage or take it out of the bag and hang it from your trunk. Whatever psychotically amusing way you choose to display this dismembered gem, you’re going to shock someone to his or her very core.