Craving candy but have no change? Then listen closely to this hack. This con how-to video shows you how to hack a candy machine by creating fake quarters. This hack trick should also work on parking meters. Never pay for candy or meters again. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to hack a candy machine with a paper coin or cardboard.
We've gathered some of our favorite pranks with the seasonally appropriate for all you college kids out there. You're more than likely cohabitating with a complete stranger, and what better way to make a good first impression and develop a strong personal relationship than subject them to a hilarious prank?
Have you ever seen one of those Snapple machines with the lever coin return? I will show you how to get free drinks or snacks out of this type of machine.
Have you ever noticed that whenever you setup your voicemail account after getting a new cell phone number, it asks you to create a security pin to access your voicemail from other phone lines?
This is a claw machine tutorial. If you've ever tried to win something from one of those pesky arcade skill cranes, then you might possibly find this claw machine tutorial helpful. Watch this conning how-to video and learn how to beat a skill crane or claw arcade game machine.
In this tutorial, we learn how to get a free soft drink from a vending machine. First, you will need to find one of those old vending machines, not one of the new and high tech ones. From here, you will need to sit down and lift the hatch up from the machine. Then, reach up into the machine and find a soda. Once you get your hands on one, pull the pop from out of the machine. You should have relatively small hands and longer arms to be able to do this successfully. Once finished, drink your s...
Follow these step by step instructions to learn how to hack a vending machine, giving you two Cokes for the price of one. You and your friends will love this cool vending machine con. Never go thirsty again. Just check out this instructional video and start hacking vending. Machines nowadays are SO smart that they know you haven't received your drink and give your money back. Humans nowadays are SO smart that we can make ourselves not receive drinks we paid for, get our money back, and then b...
Have a number based combination lock but you have forgotten to combination? This how-to video will show you how to crack your number based combination lock in only 8 seconds. Follow along with the steps in this video tutorial and break into that pesky lock.
Computer pranks are some of the most insidious because computer are so expensive, necessary, and misunderstood by the general public. This video will show you how to take advantage of all of that by writing a quick script that will cause a computer's disc drive to open and close apparently of it's own free will. Great for messing with friends and coworkers at the office.
Alright, there are lots of videos out there dealing with Master combination locks, but this how-to video will show you how to open a Dudley combination lock. These locks are commonly used in schools, so you've likely seen one there. This method opens the lock permanently, meaning you won't be able to close it afterward. You'll need a flat head screwdriver and a little patience. The method involves prying off the style, allowing you to get to the insides of the lock. After that, you'll be push...
These days, pennies are useless when it comes to buying things, and that's why Canada doesn't even have any anymore. But, there are a lot of cool things you can do with those worthless pennies, and what's better than a good old-fashioned prank?
There are plenty of tricks for escaping from traditional police cuffs out there, but what about those plastic zip tie type ones? The plastic they use to make these cuffs is so thick that you can't possible cut it.
Many have tried to prove (or disprove) that tennis ball lock picking really works, but it still seems up for debate. Mythbusters have supposedly debunked this technique (watch the video). Someone over at the Auto Blog also has tested this car lock method with failed results (watch the video).
This video tutorial demonstrates a mouse-hacking simple prank sure to annoy any friend or colleague. To replicate this hack, you'll need a mouse and a musical key chain. The steps are roughly as follows: First, open up the mouse. Looking inside, find and remove the scroll wheel, then pull out the mouse's old cable. Take a musical key chain and open it up. Find the musical module with two red LEDs. Carefully glue them to the right-click. Then put the LEDs where the mouse's laser is before fitt...
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!
Going up? This video will teach you how to hack an elevator, making it go directly to the desired floor without stopping. If you're ever in a hurry or, heaven forbid, a genuine emergency and need to get to the bottom or top floor quickly, you'll be very happy you watched this how-to video. Learn how to enable the "express mode" in most any modern elevator with this great pushbutton hack!
Watch this how-to video from the hidden camera series, "Do Unto Others," as Justin Heimberg demonstrates the best ways to prank people using your cell phone.
Some one you know smoke? And want to give them a scare? In this video you learn how to make the tip of a cigarette explode using toy gun caps. You can't hurt anyone with this prank, and it is really easy to do. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
Desktop shortcuts are a great way of making the programs you use a lot more accessible, but today many PC users overuse their desktop space and have icons covering over half the screen, including the one for a picture of a dog they looked at six months ago once. This prank is a great way to teach such a person a lesson, or any PC user who you have a problem with. It entails creating a new desktop shortcut with the name and icon of a commonly used program (the web browser works great) that ins...
Have you ever found something in your suitcase that wasn't yours? Maybe it was, but you're almost certain it wasn't. Maybe a friend slipped something in your baggage before your departure flight? Maybe the TSA was playing a joke on you, since they have all the master keys for your approved travel locks?
How to sucker your friend into getting his shorts wet all for a penny (and the cost of a funnel). Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
The art of the con is as old as civilization, employing the skills of deception, misdirection, and the psychology of human greed and the desire to get something for nothing. In this episode Shermer employs a professional con artist to teach him the fine art of conning people. He shows a street game where you follow the queen. Unfortunately, you're being scammed. Three card monte will always take your money. It's a straight out con.
Ever wanted to learn how to make a rekey a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... key making. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to properly make a replacement key for a lock.
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!
Icy-Hot has relieved and caused intense pain for decades, and this is one of the best Icy-Hot pranks we've ever seen. All you need is a victim who uses body wash regularly, some Icy-Hot, and a desire to cause someone intense but not long-term harmful pain.
Want to know how to pick a Masterlock? All you need is one office supply- a binder clip! This tutorial will show you how, with a few alterations, you can pick a lock with a simple binder clip. Pick a lock with a binder clip.
In this clip, learn how to make a super cheap stash can that really works! This can is made from an old Lynx or Axe deodorant bottle and looks completely real and inconspicuous. If you have some things you need to hide from your roommates, mom, siblings, the police.. check out this clip and mod your can into a mini-safe.
You can't get a job because you can't pass a urine drug test? Then watch this con how to video and learn how to smuggle in a clean urine sample for your next drug test. All you need to carry this out is: a willing donor, 3-4oz. of urine, a bottle, black electrical tape, underwear, socks, needle, thread, and a hand warmer.
In this video the viewers are shown how to pick a Master lock. He starts off by telling his viewers what items they need to start. A tension wrench is made from a pen cap and a pick from his sister's bobby pin. He then demonstrates how to successfully pick the lock. He also suggests another tool you can use, a common household item - a paper clip! After that he shows how easily he is able to pick the lock with the paper clip as well. He explains at the end that Master locks are one of the har...
This video will show you an easy way of making a tension wrench using a paper clip.
for those that did not study for an important test, here are 3 simple ways you can easily cheat on a test if you really need to. Only school supplies are needed so you won't really have to go out an buy anything. For further instructions please refer to the video tutorial provided!
Learn to hide icons and use paint to prank friends. This prank makes friends think their computer froze or the have a virus.
If you find yourself desperate and need a way to sneak a peek at the answers while you are taking your next big test, this video offers a very clever solution, using the label of a Coke bottle. But don't work too hard on cheating when you could just study!
In this tutorial, we learn how to cheat on a test using a rubber band. If you're desperate to pass a test, using a rubber band may just be your answer. First, you will just grab a simple old rubber band and wrap it around a VHS tape to help stretch it out. Then, grab a pen and start to write! Write down the information you need for your test around the rubber band. From here, you will be able to put the rubber band around your wrist or hand and use it for your test! This can mix in with your ...
In this clip, learn how to be a real coupon diva! This episode of coupon divas focuses on Walgreens drug stores and will show you how to combine things like register rewards, coupons, sales and other deals to walk out of the store with a full cart for virtually no money! Get your coupons to outnumber the cost of the items and go home with a bunch of free goodies. Kitty will show you the basics and how to stay organized with these strategies.
The most important thing when crying on cue is to make sure that the audience can see your face. Don't just bury you face in your hands. If you do that, you communicate less emotion to the audience. To produce tears, keep your head up, but widen your eyes and strain them. If you refrain from blinking for a short time, your eyes should produce tears. This doesn't work for everyone, however. Some actors opt to use eye drops. In a pinch, if you really need to cry but don't have access to eye dro...
The best part about April Fool's Day is that everyone is fair game. Even big tech companies like Google and Twitter get in on the action every year. It encourages even the most uptight, unfunny party-poopers among us to have a little fun driving each other crazy with pranks.
Learn how to pick a luggage lock with this lock picking tutorial. You need a baggage lock and a paperclip. Use needlenose pliers to bend the paperclip into a lock pick or a homemade key. Twist your lock pick around until the lock opens. Simple lockpicking tutorial.
This is a very simple, but very funny prank to play on your friends using Windows. Creating the file
Even though I am not the best locksmith in the world, the four-digit #175 model Master Lock is so easy to pick that all the hardened steel in the world isn't going to protect your belongings.