Make Magazine teaches you how to make a book that can hide things in this video!
Every time you see one, you just have to put a quarter in an try your hands at the CLAW! But WTF? You never win anything from those darned claw machines! You can waste ten bucks in quarters and still come out empty handed.
Call any number you like and have any number show up on that person's caller ID. You can call from any phone in the World! Great for calling someone who does not want to answer the phone, checking up on your boyfriend or girlfriend, or just having fun with practical jokes. Learn how to change your phone number on caller ID to prank call your friends by watching this video tutorial.
Forgot or lost the combination to a suitcase? Instead of prying open or picking the lock of a basic combination pad, find the numbers and recover the combination without ruining the lock with the trick tip in this instructional video. Don't suffer from a bad memory ever again, or for the more devious minded, break into that briefcase you've been eying. Learn how to recover the combination of a suitcase by watching this how-to pull a con video tutorial.
These are 5 simple yet effective booby traps you can set up on friends and family. Not much is needed, you already pretty much have the household items so just follow the instructions and you'll be on a prank spree this April Fool's Day!
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.
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?
As the image above suggests, it takes expertise (and perhaps sleuth) to actually hack into somebody's facebook account. But to steal a friend's password? If you're lucky, a simple mind game will do the trick. Read and learn:
Did you know that as a deterrent to counterfeiting Photoshop will NOT print any images that look like money? Here's a way to work around that using Photoshop and Adobe Imageready. Follow along with this con how-to video to learn the a trick to printing counterfeit money.
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.
Zip ties are wonderful little creatures. They can do all types of duties, and they come in all shapes and sizes. But for this gag, you'll want to get the biggest and longest zip ties you can find!
This video demonstrates how to make a fart machine. Here is a simple step by step instructions how to make your very own Mega Fart Machine. From XL-2000 farts to F-9000 Bombs. It's so simple, even your grandma can do it! Why wait, go out and make your own Mega Fat Machine. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks! Make a fart machine.
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!
This article will teach you how to make an error similar to this one (also by me). This error message though, is a yes or no question. Clicking yes and no will give different results. Like the previous error message, this is 100% harmless.
Locked out? Quit climbing through the windows or calling your ex to let you in. Get serious. Howcast says, do it yourself.
Learn how to make fake semen and trick all your friends. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
This guy is a master at claw machines! Check out this video to see some tips and tricks to maximize your winning potential for claw machines found in most arcades and other venues. This video covers all topics, from winning prizes to a weak claw, or a claw with a short string. Now you can impress your friends when winning tons of prizes in claw machines!
The following are 5 very simple pranks that you can do at home on friends and family. Only a few household time are needed which would include, magnets, eggs, pantyhose stockings, dustpan, cups and a party popper. Just watch the video tutorial to get a better idea of how you can turn those items mentioned above into a hilarious pranks and booby traps.
Here is a short instructional video describing the weakness of large Master brand locks. See how to crack a Master Lock #5 with a soda can shim. It is so easy to hack and crack open almost any type of lock if you know its weaknesses. The only tool you really need to open a lock is an aluminum can shim made from a soda can. Check out this how-to video and embark on your new career in delinquency.
Some of the funniest pranks are some of the easiest pranks, like this toothpaste prank. It's very simple, and if you follow the instructions, you'll be able to booby trap your roommate's toothpaste for a very fun time. It can be very gross if you deem necessary.
This video in the Pranks & Cons category will show you how to create a non-destructive fake virus on Windows. This video is from Tinkernut. For this right click on your desk top, go to new and select shortcut. Now type in this code 'shutdown 's 't 60 'c "this computer is shutting down; save your work", click next. This code is actually for shutting down the computer. But, you type in the name of the short cut as something else, say for example 'songs ' and click next. What will happen is when...
Just because you're not Batman doesn't mean you can't use a hidden room that's camouflaged as a bookshelf. Maybe you have a collection that's worth a lot of money, or a super-secret lab—or, like YouTube user korostelevm, maybe you just want a good hiding place for your guns.
There are a lot of videos, many on our site, that will teach you how to make poppers or other types of noisemakers with paper. This one stand out from the pack though both in terms of loudness and technique. This video will show you how to make a piece of paper into an extremely loud and annoying whistle just by cutting some holes in and folding it. This is sure to aggravate anyone around you cheaply and easily.
This video shows you how to spam your friends in msn, aim or some other sort of chat program.
This how-to video shows a way to rig an ordinary pen to give an unsuspecting victim an electric shock whenever they click it open. To pull of this practical joke you will need a pen and a lighter. Follow along with the steps in this pranking tutorial and learn how to build this shocking pen. You'll have hours of endless fun doing the electric pen joke on your friends. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
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.
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.
This may look like a regular, innocent egg… What you are about to see is eggs-actly what makes this tutorial so special!
Video: . ?The following are 5 practical jokes you can set up on your friends and family, All these pranks involve sodas so make sure you have a few handy if you want to try out these pranks. Just a little warning, 4 out of the 5 pranks showcased in this intractable are pretty messy so prank at your own risk.
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...
Now here's a prank for the more sophisticated and technologically knowledgeable among you. This video will teach you how to rig up a TV remote and a simple DIY pressure sensor to a couch in such a way that whenever someone sits on it, it will turn the TV on or off depending on what it was before. It's really not that hard, hilarious, and a great way to learn about electronics while you prank you friends.
Perhaps the two oldest and most-used computer pranks in the book are presented is clear, easy-to-understand language in this video: the printscreen frozen desktop trick and the fake shutdown virus icon trick. If you don't know how to do either of these easy and devestatingly effective pranks, watch on.
Sometimes the best place to hide something is where people least expect it, so in this project, we're making a super secret safe that only you'll know about.
This video teaches you how to pick a lock using only a tweezer from a swiss army knife and a safety pin. Only use this information for proving that you're cooler than your other friends.
What's the best way to get real handcuffs without actually buying them? Well, use fake handcuffs, that is... they're cheaper. This con video tutorial will show you how to transform fake handcuffs into inescapable ones.
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 ...
Do you like playing with those little popper things that you throw on the ground and they make a loud popping noise? The ones that come in the box full of sawdust? Well those are for noobs. This video will show you how to make a similar, but louder, device out of a penny, some paper caps (the kind for cap guns, remember those?) and tape. It's loud, easy, and cheap. It may not look pretty, but it'll do the job magnificently.
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.
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.
In a boring lull after getting home from summer school and need some random play to perk your day up? Watch this video to learn how to quickly shut down someone else's computer from your own.