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Practical Jokes/pranks Played During College Days

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:07 am

I would like to hear about the practical pranks/jokes played by fellow a.nutters during their school/college days.

Mine are:
My first class used to start at 7.00 AM in the morning, at this time its quite dark during the Winters in India. One fine day my mate and I decided to remove the starters from the tubelights. That made the tube lights unfunctional, no lights, therefore no classes..........

Once again during my school days a few of mates smuggled in frogs into the class and released them. The girls were all jittery, climbed up the desks and were screaming like crazy. We really got a kick out of it.

Another crazy mate of mine peed into a mail box after spending a wild time at the local pub. This guys today happens to be in a senior postion in a reputed organization.

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RE: Practical Jokes/pranks Played During College Days

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:10 am

The usual - friend gets drunk, passes out, we shave half his head.

Or, gets drunk, passes out, we warp him to the bed in plastic wrap or duct tape . . .

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RE: Practical Jokes/pranks Played During College Days

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:13 am

We told a kid he was able to walk through windows earlier this year when we were coming home from the bars. End result? 80+ stitches. Yea, we learned not to joke around with that kid anymore.
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RE: Practical Jokes/pranks Played During College Days

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:18 am

There's always the classic "ipecac in the beer" trick. It never gets old.
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RE: Practical Jokes/pranks Played During College Days

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:28 am

Well...Im not much of a practical joker, but my dad has a great practical joke story from his days at the University of Buffalo, and its pretty funny...as college practical jokes go, this one was maybe the best I've ever heard...


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RE: Practical Jokes/pranks Played During College Days

Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:46 am

Quoting LHMark (Reply 3):
There's always the classic "ipecac in the beer" trick. It never gets old.

People used to think that AA61hvy was a common target for that, until they learned that it really only takes one beer for him to hurl.
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RE: Practical Jokes/pranks Played During College Days

Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:37 am

USAFHummer, that story of the hoax your father was part of was genuinely funny. I hope he and his fellow students passed their exam in Botany...
One must be careful with pratical jokes however. When I was at Rutgers Univ. - Newark NJ campus, 1974-77, our campus newspaper, the Observer would do an April Fool's edition, the 'Obscurer', with all kinds of strange articles, photos, making fun of the institution, student activities, professors and University management. One year though, it got a little over the edge. The editor, Diana, had this beaten up Ford Falcon that had been in several major accidents and should have been on it's way to the junkyard. Well for April Fool's she put on the front page of that edition a picture of her wreck of a car her and some staff of the paper parked the car on the campus plaza in front of the Student Center, made it look like the car had been a wreck with her and other on the newspaper staff laying dead. The headline said something like 'Obscure Editor, staff members killed in a car wreck'. Wellll, some people didn't catch the joke of that edition, and some students came up to our offices to pay their respects. There was also some flack from the stiffs in the Dean's office and the Student Government with whom we had a running fued with over funding for years. Things calmed down in a few days, but such stunts were not to be in future April Fool editions. I would note that Diana, the Editor and Chief, I believe works for a daily NJ newspaper and another one in the prank produces segments for 20/20 on ABC TV network.
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RE: Practical Jokes/pranks Played During College Days

Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:43 am

At our fraternity we had this old beanbag chair that ended up with a hole in it. It ended up outside near the dumpster, but never seemed to be able to stay in it. Anyway, it was leaking all these little styrofoam balls, so we took something like half the contents and poured it into the air intake of our President's car. Next time he turned on the air conditioner, those things blasted him in the face. They were still coming out every now and then months later.

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RE: Practical Jokes/pranks Played During College Days

Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:56 am

I have 2 that stick out in my head-

One day while my roommate was in class, my girlfiend, her roommate and I took several packs of sticky notes, and labeled all his things- i.e 'Kevin's pillow' 'Kevin's red shirt' 'Kevin's blue shirt' 'Kevin's Lightsaber' He found it funny, but was still finding sticky notes a week later.

My favorite though was when I created a fake yahoo email account, and sent my g/f's roommate, who was a vegetarian, a joke email saying she had been signed up for the 'Meat of the Month Club' and that as a bonus she was getting the 'Exotic Sausage sampler' as a reward for signing up. Boy was she pissed! She blamed another of our friends for the joke- I did this Freshman year, and she didn't find out it was me until Senior year... and yet, she still talks to me...

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Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:34 pm

I liked the 'Meat of the Month' one, CVA990A.

Now, long before there was a Yahoo!, we used to use terminals connected to a mainframe for our computer work. Our practical joke was made possible because one feature of the system was that one user could send a message to another user's terminal. Think of an early form of Instant Messaging. When a message came in, the screen would clear and the message would be displayed in the middle of the screen. Anyhow, an inexperienced student asked a friend of mine for help with a computer assignment. The first student was very afraid of the computer. So a bunch of us waited a while after they had left to go to the terminal room, and hid in a place where it was easy to see them but hard for them to see us, and one of us sent their terminal a message. You can imagine the look on the face of the inexperienced student when the screen cleared and displayed the message:


It was priceless. I wish we had a camera!
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