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How To: Con an Electronic Parking Meter into Unlimited Parking

Need to save a few quarters for laundry? Then skip paying at the parking meter when you're out and about. The video below will show you how to con your way out giving up your hard-earned coins at a city parking meter. With this trick, you'll get unlimited time. It works by simply holding a quarter in the slot for a long, long time. This will create an error in the electronic parking meter system, causing an "out of order" sign to appear, which means... free parking!

How To: Make a prank exploding cigarette

Here's a good practical joke to scare friends and maybe even encourage them to quit smoking. All you need is access to their cigarettes and some blanks from a toy gun. Watch this video pranking tutorial and learn how to make an exploding cigarette. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!

How To: 5 Mean Shoe Pranks You Must Try

The following are 5 pranks you can set up on your friends and family using their shoes. They're quite funny and to prepare these pranks all you really need are a few household items and a couple other things you can get at your local dollar store such as party snaps and party poppers. You'll also need access to your friends' shoes.

How To: Make a loud bang sound with a piece of paper

Do you like making loud noises? We do here at Wonderhowto, and this video will show you one easy way to do so using only a standard sheet of printer paper. You just have to fold in a certain way, slam it against a table or other hard surface, and bang! You've made a loud banging noise without having to invest in poppers or anything! You can reuse the same sheet to create further bangs, but the noise level may diminish with repeated banging.

How To: Spoof your phone number

Have you ever found yourself calling up a company, only to be denied due to not calling from the number listed on your account? Thanks to a website called Spoofcard, this is no longer an issue! SpoofCard let's you spoof the number you are calling from, as well as modify your voice (Male -> Female or vice versa). Best of all, it all looks completely legitimate.

How To: Open a lock using a fork

Have a lock on your bike or shed but you have lost the key? Watch this hacking how-to video and learn the art of picking a lock using a common kitchen utensil. Yes all you need to crack open a lock is a fork for your kitchen drawer. Follow along and see how easy it is to pick any lock with a fork. Open a lock using a fork.

How To: 5 Funny Pranks You MUST Try!

The following are 5 simple household pranks you can pull off on friends and family members, not much is needed, just supplies you probably already have lying around your home. Please prank responsibly! Check out the video tutorial for full instructions and demonstrations for each prank!

How To: 12 April Fool's Day Pranks for Your Smartphone-Addicted Family & Friends

April Fool's Day, aka National Screw with Your Friends Day, is finally here. You can always pull a conventional prank, like strategically placing a whoopee cushion on your mom's chair, but that joke has been exhausted generations before smartphones were around. We live in a day and age where smack cam is the new level of pranking, so it's time to step your game up, novices.

How To: Get any girl's phone number with a trick from Scam School

This video represents the fusion of two humorous web-video-how-to institutions: Scam School and Hack College. What cause could bring these two titans together? Why, using tricks and pranks to hit on women at bars of course! This video will show you how to use a very clever trick to get the phone numbers of people who may not give them to your otherwise. All you need is a very special pen...

How To: Prank someone's computer by creating a fake wallpaper

Does one of your coworkers at the office really make you mad? Do you want to mess with them at the office without having to destroy any property? This video can help. It will show you how to quickly create a fake wallpaper on someone's computer with Windows XP, which will infuriate them for a long time if they aren't very computer-saavy or familiar with this prank. Try it out and marvel at the hilarious results.

How To: Prank people at the grocery store

No one likes having their food messed with. That makes it all the more fun to do so right? This video will show you some fun pranks that you can pull to mess with the food of your friends and neighbors. They include making surprise disgusting layer dip and ordering unusual combinations of items at the grocery store, but are all freakin' hilarious and require relatively little setup or risk.

How To: Unlock a Door with a Credit Card

Uh, oh. You’re at your front door without a key. If you’ve got a credit card, see if you can get it to open the door before you use it to pay for a locksmith. Learn how to unlock a door with a credit card. The lock needs to be the right kind of lock & you need to have patience. Learn how to unlock a door with a credit card next time you are locked out!

How To: Add LED lights to avoid speed detection while driving

Tired of getting speeding tickets? Not prepared to start driving by the letter of the law? Well, this instructional video shows a way to con the speeding radar. Regular LED lights can be modified with infrared LED bulbs and will avoid speed detection by the police. Learn how to stop getting speeding tickets and avoid police radar detection by adding LED lights by watching this how-to con video.

How To: Hack a cigarette lighter for super flames

This is the best way to hack your lighter to increase the fire it puts out. With a simple modification, you can have a mini flamethrower in your hands, or in your friends hands, if you want to play a cruel lighter prank. This can be dangerous though; the flame could travel back inside the lighter and explode, so be careful. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!

How To: Open a padlock with a soda can shim

Watch this video and learn to hack a padlock with a soda can. Make a lockpick for a padlock using just a soda can. A few cuts and folds and you'll be a full fledged thief or prankster. You can pull a pratical joke on any of your friends with the soda can hack after watching this instructional video. Break into lockers using this lock picking hack.

How To: Hack a Vending Machine with a Special Code

JamesKesn teaches you how to hack a vending machine. You must use a very specific machine and an exact combination of button presses. For this it is: far left Pepsi, near right Mountain Dew, near left Pepsi, far right Mountain Dew. Then far left Pepsi, near right Mountain Dew. Again, far left Pepsi, near left Pepsi, near right Mountain Dew and far right Mountain Dew. This hack will allow you to see the stats, set the price and see error logs.

How To: Prank a Coworker or Friend by Flipping Their Computer Screen Upside-Down

The perfect way to avoid boredom at work or in the classroom is with a good old-fashioned prank, and this one is for tech-minded. In the video below, you'll see how to change your coworker's (or classmate's) computer screen to be display upside-down, which will totally freak them out when they return from lunch or the restroom. The best part is watching them try to revert it back to normal!

How To: Hack a cell phone to make free phone calls

Want to control a friend's cell phone remotely and make "free" calls from it? In this hack how-to video, you'll learn how to hack Bluetooth-enabled cell phones with your Sony Ericsson or Nokia phone and the Super Bluetooth Hack—or "BT Info"—, a free program easily found through Google. Once installed, Super Bluetooth Hack will enable you to control your friends' cell phones remotely.

How To: Undo a door's chain lock from outside with string, yarn or shoelaces

One day, you may find yourself in an emergency situation where you need to undo the chain lock of your home's front door, or somebody else's front door. Maybe someone forgot the unlock it when exiting the back door. Maybe you're grandfather is having a heart attack. Maybe your wife is cheating on you. Whatever the reason, it's fairly simple to break in by undoing the chain lock.

How To: Cheat on a math test using a calculator

In this tutorial, we learn how to cheat on a math test using a calculator. The first way to cheat is to go into your calculator where the programming is. After this, you can type in the information that you need to store into the calculator and then save it to look at later. The other way to cheat is to write down the information that you need on a small piece of paper. After this, tape it to the inside of your graphing calculator on the shell. If a teacher comes by, simply put the calculator...