Well, it’s April Fool’s Day, so there’s bound to be a whole bunch of pranking and trolling going around. I figured I’ll just take this moment to put up five pranks that I’ve enjoyed.
That hostage prank
Okay, this is all kinds of wrong but I piss myself laughing whenever I see this. I mean, the idea of pranking is to make someone look stupid but here they’re making someone genuinely fear for their lives when they fake a terrorist attack! I mean, this is the kinda shit that will leave lasting emotional trauma, right?
Creepy Little Girl prank
I hate creepy little girls. I really do. I can deal with any horror movie you throw at me, except ones that involve creepy little girls and long-haired Asian girls in white dresses. Watching The Ring (both the Japanese and US versions) and Ju-on messed me up, and now I can’t stand the sight of them. For someone to go and prank people like that is really really messed up, and I think this Korean girl deserves what she gets at the end.
There was another incident in Indonesia where some girl did the same thing to some people in an elevator by crawling towards it when the doors opened. There was a security guard in the elevator, and instead of panicking like the others, he bravely threw himself forward and kicked the girl in the face, shattering teeth and bone. GOOD WORK!
I personally think he deserves a medal for that, because it’s not everyday you find a guard who will brave an angry ghost, especially in a country like Indonesia where crawling girl ghost stories are part of their culture and traditions. Check this link for more info, including CCTV footage of the brave guard at work.
Apparently in 1998, Burger King took out a full page ad in USA Today and announced a left-handed Whopper, with everything flipped over 180 degrees as to suit left-handed eaters. And people fell for that…
Massage Chair Prank
Wow the Japanese have a really warped sense of humor, huh? They just absolutely love humiliating people!
Unbeknownst to Japanese TV executives, pranks can actually be funny without torturing or scaring someone. Check out this prank where Jewel disguises herself as some regular office exec and sings her own songs at a karaoke bar!