A sense of humor is a good thing. Most of the time. The vast majority of people use their sense of humor for good, aiming to provoke gentle laughter in everyone.
Others, however, embrace the dark side. They know that the best laughs come with a little sting of pain. These 15 people decided to unleash their inner comedic genius on 15 unsuspecting victims.
What results, as you will see, is some of the funniest material out there, but you can almost feel the bite on behalf of the person being pranked, too. These images are all the better for it. Well played, people.
1. Temptation Comes Calling
We're not sure if this person prefers their partner with a few extra pounds or if they're trying to drive them insane. And those brownies look so yummy.
2. The Toilet Trap
Take one roll of sticky tape. Take one napkin and tape it to the top. Place in the bathroom like an ordinary toilet roll. Stand back and wait for the unwitting person to begin screaming...
3. The Most Effort In A Prank Ever
While we admire this guy's spirit, we think that the joke's more likely to be on him if his friend drops him. It's a neat prank, but please don't do this at home.
4. USA! U-S-A!
When a good American is asked to make their partner a cake for a Canadian celebration, there's only one way to go. Sneak the right colors under the frosting.
5. The Worst Birthday Ever
This may be the meanest prank of them all. You deliver an obvious level of disappointment, then get their hopes up, before smacking them back down to earth. Unhappy birthday.
6. The Cleverest Kid On Earth
We all know the pain of standing on a Lego brick. So does this little genius. No-one's ever going to make him clean up his room again.
7. The Shocking Surprise
The designer of these outlets certainly had a story to tell his friends. We love the look of these and think they should be installed everywhere.
8. The Cruelest Word Game
This must be what it feels like to look for a dog that got lost in the woods but with extra layers of cruelty on top.
9. Waiting For A Catastrophe
This is categorically not going to end well. If you've never seen what a cat does to a laser pointer, please don't look it up - you'll be really disturbed.
10. The Sadist Solution
There's just no need for this at all. A jigsaw puzzle with no edges to follow and an extra 5 pieces which don't fit anywhere? That's straight up sadism.
11. Dastardly Dad Prank
The Meta Picture
So, your daughter has a nightmare about you being trapped in a computer. This is how not to make her feel reassured and how to make the rest of the family howl with laughter.
12. This One Really Tests Your Resolve
There may be no better place to open a Little Caesars and no worse place to run a branch of Weight Watchers in the world than this.
13. The Office Prankster
We imagine that this little prank was much funnier in their head than in practice. We just hope that they didn't get fired for it.
14. How To Mess With Scientists In The Year 10,000 AD
This is pure genius. It makes us think of all those classic geology appearances on TV with a serious looking person discussing rock formations. What if this has been going on forever? Do we know anything at all about geology?
15. Mix M&Ms AND Skittles Because They Do NOT Go Well Together
Take one bag of super scrumptious Skittles and mix with a mouth-watering bag of M&M's to create the sweet offering from the devil's nightstand. Why?
16. They "Nailed" It
Take somebody's hand sanitizer and replace it with glue—what could possibly go wrong? Please, for everyone's sake, don't try this at home.
17. The Book Spoiler
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is one of the seminal works of literature, but it all kind of hinges on what's been given away by this meanie.
18. The Law Suit In The Making
We are impressed with the time and effort that this would have taken—but we're not sure that this isn't a "go straight to court, do not pass go, and do not collect $200" moment either.
19. The Old Bikini Strap Trick
We used to do this with shoelaces at school, so we admire the evil genius behind this... though we are sure that someone's going to get slapped when these ladies stand up.
20. Putting A Little Bang Into Your Driving
This is a fantastic way to scare the heck out of a friend. Put a balloon over their exhaust pipe and then stand well back.
This must have taken some serious effort to pull off, but you have to wonder whether the manager is going to be OK about that desk?
22. Post It Note Hell
Post-It notes, when used properly, are one of the many boons of modern life. When they're not used properly, you get this. Shudder.
23. This Guy's Looking To Go With A Bang
This is fabulous, but it must be quite disturbing if you see it in real life. We love the effort and invention that's gone into this, though.
24. To Reach Your Desk, All You Need To Do Is Chew
We hope that this guy likes Twinkies... lots and lots of Twinkies. The only way he gets this cubicle back is if he has a very sweet tooth.
25. Revenge Is A Car Best Served Cold
This is so very mean, but very funny—we're torn between flinching and rolling around on the floor laughing. Just be glad it's not your car.
Sometimes mean can be funny, and these are definitely mean and funny. Still, we hope that nobody has played these tricks on you.
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