Category:
Pranks

Makes bomb threat from jail

October 1971: While being booked on charges of malicious mischief at Los Angeles police headquarters, Frank Elby Taylor asked to exercise his right to make a phone call. He was allowed to do this, so he called the airport and made a bomb threat. The call was quickly traced back to the police station. The police got Elby out of his cell and booked him again on felony charges.

Reno Gazette-Journal - Oct 30, 1971

Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 21, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Crime, 1970s, Pranks

School chief shot a moon

October 1978: Cleveland School Board President John E. Gallagher Jr. was charged with a misdemeanor and fined $100. The prosecutor explained the reason for the charge to the press: "He shot a moon — that's what he did." A state trooper had witnessed Gallagher, who was a passenger in a car driving north along I-271, pull his pants down and expose his bare buttocks to his brother, who was driving in a passing car. Gallagher pleaded no contest.

The Akron Beacon Journal - Nov 1, 1978

Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 27, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: School, 1970s, Pranks

Trigger Happy TV



More episodes on YouTube.

Wikipedia entry here.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 09, 2016 - Comments (0)
Category: Television, 2000s, Pranks, Europe

Johnson Smith Catalog Item #37

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Click to enlarge. From the 1930s catalog.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 03, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Tobacco and Smoking, 1930s, Pranks, Butt

Send A Tasteful Gift

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Great new gift to send to special friends, Dick in a Box. Its a phallus shaped candy, and there are choices so you can pick your dick to send. NSFW at link and in comments section.

More in extended >>

Posted By: patty - Thu Jan 14, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Jokes, Pranks, Genitals

The Pickle Wizard

The Pickle Wizard promises that if you pay him $5.99, he'll send a slice of pickle to a person of your choosing. He writes:

What could be more satisfying than the confusion of a friend or foe when they receive a pickle in the mail with a mysterious note? The answer you ask? Nothing. So get on it, and send those expecto patronads a damn pickle!

Here on WU, we've previously posted about Feces by Mail and Mail-a-Spud, so the Pickle Wizard is the latest variation on that theme of Mail-a-Prank. The Pickle Wizard claims that, to date, he has mailed 520 pickles.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Sep 02, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Pranks, Postal Services

Mt. Rainier Practical Joke

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A most excellent prank.

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 29, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1980s, Pranks

Mark Twain’s Elephant

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This seems to me to be a fine Xmas joke easily duplicated today. Pick your victim!

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 09, 2014 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, 1900s, Pranks

iCookies

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A comedian decided to drive around L.A. talking into his iphone shaped cookies to prank cops. Here's a thought: if you are going to play a practical joke on the police, who are notoriously unreceptive to humor while on the job, be sure you've paid all your outstanding parking tickets. Pissed cop+outstanding warrant=arrest & fine.

Posted By: patty - Sat Dec 14, 2013 - Comments (6)
Category: Pranks

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