10 Amazing Practical Jokes


With April 1st fast approaching I though it would be good to create a little video containing my 10 favourite practical jokes.  Here it is….

The link for the video at the end is here.

Which was your favourite?


37 comments on “10 Amazing Practical Jokes

  1. Fran6co says:

    Haha, will definitively make some of these jokes !!!
    Bravo Richard !

  2. Oh that’s brilliant. But here’s a tip: don’t be drinking coffee, over the keyboard, while watching this video!

  3. My favourite is the fly! I’m doing the answerphone one to the next person who calls

    • People who like the fly one should read the short story “Licked” by Paul Jennings (very famous author among immature Australian males). Let’s just say it takes the same idea a little further…

      It’s included in the book “Unbearable“, which you can search for yourself. Or for more immediate gratification, I found a copy here (ignore the red bits that some graffitist has added).

    • Sounds interesting, I’ll have a look. Are you a book salesman?

    • If I were a book salesman, surely I would have linked to a bookseller’s website and not a downloadable transcript of the chapter. 🙂

      No, it’s simply a book I enjoyed as a child, and the first thing I thought of when I saw the fly joke.

    • That’s OK, I was joking…I’ll definately give it a read

  4. avernl says:

    I really like both the toilet paper and the YouTube-video… I’ll consider using one of them XD

  5. Anonymous says:

    Really creative XD I loved them! Except for that ketchup one.

  6. Anonymosity says:

    I like the water bottle. Of course, only outside.

  7. Rayne Wilson says:

    I have done the thread one before but after a few inches of thread I had the other end in a tiny baggie with fake blood in it tacked inside my shirt so that after they pull out a little they come to bloody thread. It is hilarious.

  8. Scifind says:

    Love the mousemat!!!

  9. Gus says:

    The toilet paper one is just plain evil. But I’m pulling the thread one on my wife next time I get a chance.

  10. Lazy T says:

    For the first time ever I’m going to suggest our next meal out is at a fizzypop and stodge joint, I can’t wait to get creative with the ketchup!

  11. Rob McD says:

    I’m constantly amazed at the amount of times people don’t understand how to fix a roll of toilet paper when that happens…

  12. Mike Torr says:

    I’ve seen toilet paper like that many times, and I always just fix it. It never occurred to me that someone might be playing a joke though!

  13. Carmela says:

    Thanks for sharing. My “card player” friends will freak out on the Fly…which I will try on our next card game.

    Also, the thread on the shirt would be fun to try out….but I will need to find a special person to try out the Water Bottle joke (maybe during a party).

  14. Gail says:

    has to be the fly hee hee gonna love doin that one, nice one Richard

  15. MichaelEdits says:

    Practical jokes have never been my style, but these are sufficiently warped for me to go for it.

  16. ashazenzi says:

    the thread one and wallpaper one are on my to-do-immediately list! 😀 great post!

  17. Stephen Barnes says:

    The ketchup ‘trick’ is a little irresponsible if your ‘friend’ happens to have Coeliac Disease (1 in 130 people in the UK have this). You could render them immobile for a week doing that!

  18. Ian says:

    Oh, thanks for sharing these, Richard: brilliant stuff! 🙂 I’ve tried some similar tricks to some of these and will gladly add some of these in the future. Difficult to pick a favourite, but probably the one with the holes in the bottle has the edge, as it has that delightful element of delayed response and anticipation to it 🙂 Thanks for sharing some delightfully mischievous inspiration 😀 Such a shame that, due to laws of political correctness, April Fool’s Day has been cancelled this year….

  19. Mervulon says:

    Outstanding entertainment value! Bravo, maestro. Bravo.

  20. blackwatertown says:

    You’re an evil genius.

  21. horiwood says:

    high-larious! well done! tres creative.

  22. The ketchup one is going to be tested on my 13 year old daughter next time we’re in McD’s…

    (sorry, poor attempt at a diabolical-dad laugh)

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  24. Vaahto says:

    I love the thread one, especially if you can get someone to start removing the thread without any prompting.

  25. juliet gohsc says:

    i live in singapore & i love jokes & ppl with a sense of humor! thank you for sharing ur videos & the funny jokes.

  26. wafonso says:

    The thread one might work better with the thread on your back, so someone will try to be helpful since you can’t see it yourself…

  27. The Idiot says:

    I love the wallpaper one, I think I may have to do it the next time I go round my mum’s. When she gets upset I’ll just tell her a professor made me do it

  28. mikekoz68 says:

    I like these, but you gotta get rid of that corny background music, please!

  29. What fun! I don’t even have to play the jokes on anyone to enjoy this one!

  30. abhishek says:

    Keep me updated

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