One of the funniest things in the world is pulling off the perfect prank. Although some may find it cruel, the best pranks are the ones that do not actually hurt anyone, and give everyone, including the “victim” a good laugh. That is what makes the whole thing in jest, rather than a trick that is played on the victim meant to actually hurt them. These pranks are some of the funniest, most brilliant, eyebrow-raising, knee-slapping ones ever pulled off. The level of dedication and care some of these pranks took is just amazing.
Pranks have been featured on many television shows, notably on Punk’d with Ashton Kutcher, but since the internet revolution and the advent of YouTube, there has been a democratization of pranking. Now, many people make their own channels where they prank folks and get millions of views. The very definition of prank has been twisted sometimes, with the “prank” being called a “social experiment.” Sometimes, unfortunately, the whole thing goes wrong, and you will find a suburban wannabe YouTube personality running away from an irate victim screaming into the mic taped to his chest, “it’s just a prank, bro!”
Sometimes, pranks are also called practical jokes, as they usually use objects or other physical items. Pranks are common among high school seniors who want to “make their mark” and be remembered by a funny disturbance they play on the school. One classic example that is probably more talked about than actually pulled off is bringing a cow to school, leading it up the stairs, and then letting the staff deal with taking it down the stairs. These hilarious pranks will make you wish that you thought of them first, and even though they are gut-busting and ingenious, do not try them at home. Enjoy!