Hot Pranks & Cons How-Tos

How To: Hack a Pepsi Machine

Learn how to con a vending Pepsi machine and access a secret (but benign) debug menu with this hack how-to video. While this hack won't get you any free soda, you might, at the very least, impress your friends with it. For complete instructions for this simple, pushbutton hack, take a look at this instructional video!

How To: Pick a combination lock with a bobby pin

In case of emergency, learn how to open a combination lock using a bobby pin by following the steps in this tutorial. Take the bobby pin and shave it down so that it is flat. This can be used on any combination lock. What you will do, is take the bobby pin and insert it through the side of the lock (the part where the lock goes). Keep pressing it down, pushing against the lock inside the hole. You are basically pushing it out of the way and eventually the lock will unlock. You will hear a cli...

How To: 5 Pranks That Will Downright Piss People Off!

There are some practical jokes that are funny and will give everyone a good laugh including the person being prank, There there are those pranks that will annoy and infuriate anyone. These 5 pranks will do just that, especially the last one which involves 2 matches and a pen, then again we have a condom inside a water bottle prank. There just too funny and mean to describe, you'll just have to watch the video tutorial to find out how to pull them off. The best part is that they're all househo...

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: Crack the combination on a combination lock with no math

Combination locks are a major part of life for people High School, the Armed Services, and enough other places to make this video very useful to a lot of people. It will show you how to open any twisting combination lock (like a Masterlock) with using math or any other sophisticated skills or tools. All you need is a sharp knife and your fingers. Now you won't have to wonder whether Person X has your picture up in their locker or not anymore.

How To: Create temporary engine failure and exhaust explosion with a balloon car prank

If you're interested in getting someone back or just would like to play a nice little prank, this next video will show you how. In this tutorial, you'll be performing a car prank involving the car's exhaust. It doesn't damage the car, but it does take power away from the car temporarily and results in a loud bang from a balloon. So check out the video above, be safe, and enjoy!

How To: Make a really loud annoying noise by blowing on paper

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.

How To: Pull off a bloody stapler prank

Here's one practical joke that just about anyone can pull off. If you have access to a stapler, food dye or coloring, and capsules you can empty, you can play this trick on any unsuspecting person. This simple prank has everything: mimimum effort and maximum payoff. Try it on your little sister or brother, or that annoying nosy neighbor!

How To: Pick a master lock number 5 and 3

Check out this instructional conning video that demonstrates how to pick a master lock number 5 and a master lock number 3. Follow the simple instructions outlined in the video and learn to pick master locks. First you're going to need a standard tension wrench, and some type of picking tool. Soon you'll be lock picking like a pro.

How To: Shrink a bag of potato chips

Take an ordinary bag of chips and make it miniaturized by following the simple tips in this how-to video. Remove all the potato chips, Fritos, Cheetos, or Dorritos out of the bag. Be sure to remove all crumbs as well. Place the bag into the microwave and cook on high for 6 to 10 seconds. The results are amazing. Check out this video and learn how to magically shrink a snack chip bag. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!

How To: Get a Free Soft Drink from a Vending 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...

How To: Start your scooter without keys

This is a video tutorial that shows you how to start your scooter when you lost your keys. If you're stealing a scooter, then that's your own fault, this is just to show you how to start your little motorcycle without keys, for emergencies. Now, this video is in a different language, but there's text for you to luck at, so follow along.

How To: Stop Facial Recognition Software from Finding Out Who You Are on Camera

Facial recognition software is being more widely used with every passing day. Your local law enforcement is probably already using it, and it will be even easier for them now that the FBI handed out its own facial recognition software to state authorities. Even the fine folks at Facebook are using this technology. Obviously, this brings up some pretty serious privacy concerns amongst most people, because honestly, who wants to be tracked? Right now, there's not a lot we can do about it being ...

How To: Crack open a Dudley combination lock

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...

How To: Crack the lock on a safe without destroying it or leaving a trace

Safecracking is something that most of us will only come in contact with in the movies, where strange men and women stick their head against safes and twist dials until the safe magically opens. If your interest in gaining entrance to safes that aren't yours goes beyond that, this video will teach you most of what you need to know. It features a prominent lockpicker giving a 30 minutes presentation on non-destructive safecracking techniques.

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: Pick a lock using two paperclips

In this video, we learn how to pick a lock using two paperclips. First, take your lock and make sure it's locked. Then, grab two paperclips and open them up using your fingers. Then, take some pliers and bend the end of the paperclip so there is a small angle at the end. Now, stick the bend clip into the top of the lock. Then, take the other paperclip and make a large loop in it. After this, push it into the lock with the other and then twist the clip. Now your lock will become open and you w...

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: Prank call your friends by changing your caller ID

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.