List of practical joke topics

This is a list of practical joke topics (also known as a prank, gag, jape, or shenanigan) which are mischievous tricks or jokes played on someone, typically causing the victim to experience embarrassment, perplexity, confusion, or discomfort.[1]

A toilet papered residence in Deerfield, Michigan

Practical jokes differ from confidence tricks or hoaxes in that the victim finds out, or is let in on the joke, rather than being fooled into handing over money or other valuables. Practical jokes or pranks are generally lighthearted, reversible and non-permanent, and aim to make the victim feel foolish or victimised to a degree, but may also involve cruelty and become a form of bullying if performed without appropriate finesse.

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April Fools' Day prank for Copenhagen Metro, 2001

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Berners Street Hoax. Lithograph by Alfred Concanen

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Exploding cigar, 1917 edition of Popular Mechanics[2]

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Vermin Supreme glitter bombs Randall Terry

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Hacks at MIT

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Patent drawing for a joy buzzer, Soren Adams' 1932 U.S. patent

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A lace card from the early 1970s

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Non-human electoral candidates – Dustin the Turkey, Irish television puppet from the 1997 Irish presidential election.

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Stink bomb
Student prank with bicycles

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Valentine Phantom

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Whoopee cushion

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  1. ^ "Practical joke". Retrieved 2012-05-27.
  2. ^ "Exploding Cigar advertisement". Popular Mechanics. Hearst Magazines: 136. January 1917. ISSN 0032-4558.