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Do you work in an office where everyone thinks they’re a comedian? Even worse, does the same person think it’s a great idea to prank you all the time? Well, it’s payback time and payback is a… well we’ll say it’s unpleasant!
Here are top 10 office pranks that you can use, so fellow co-workers…beware!
10. Booby Trapping the Hole Puncher
What it does: It bursts a liquid over pieces of paper that are placed inside the hole puncher.
Warning: Be careful with this office prank as it could ruin extremely important document.
How to do it: The idea is to sellotape ketchup packets or even fake blood capsules to the inside of a hole puncher. The next person to then use it will pop the packets and get ketchup/blood all over their document.
9. Glue the Lids of all the Pens
What it does: It stops your co-worker from using any pen that has a lid.
How to do it: Super glue all the lids to all of their pens so your co-worker can’t use their pens. Just make sure you bring your own pens and don’t glue works. Otherwise you may find yourself in the boss’s office – unless of course they are in on the gag too.
8. Optical Mouse: Scotch Tape on Optical Sensor
What it does: The Scotch Tape stops the receiver from receiving the optical signal, rendering the mouse useless.
How to do it: Come on, who uses a mechanical mouse? If you just said aloud “I do” then it’s time to get with the 21st century and go optical. Everyone should use optical these days, even your co-workers. And by using a small piece of Scotch Tape (Sellotape may work) and placing it over the optical mouse’s sensor it will stop the mouse from working.
7. Keyboard: Growing Your Own Cress Garden
What it does: It makes your co-worker think that their keyboard is so filthy that vegetation is now growing on it.
How to do it: Garden cress can grow almost everywhere, so what better place to grow some than in your friend’s keyboard? You can either sprinkle some cress seeds in your friend’s keyboard and wait (preferably when they are away on holiday), or you can buy a replica of their keyboard and grown the cress at home and switch the keyboards.
6. Computer Chair: Air Horn Prank
What it does: This office prank makes a very loud noise when your co-worker sits down on their chair.
How to do it: This one may take a little fiddling, but it shouldn’t be too hard to pull off. Simply tie an air horn to the underside of an office chair (one of those that you can alter the height on) with a few tie backs and then wait patiently until your victim arrives. Jut try and not laugh before they sit down though as this is a big giveaway.
5. Welcome to the Cardboard Office
What it does: Makes your co-worker pull a WTF face as they see what you have done to their office.
How to do it: This will take a few hours to prepare and it’s best to try to get the whole office involved (even your boss if he/she is a fun person). Remove all the main PC equipment in the office and make cardboard replicas of everything to replace them with. This should provide a few laughs when everyone sees the victim’s face.
4. Keyboard Melting Through Desk
What it does: The office prank provides your friend with a puzzled face as they wonder how this happened.
How to do it: Now this prank is going to take some serious dedication to pull off. You will carefully need to cut an old keyboard in half (preferably a replica of your friend’s) – make sure it’s at an angle. Then you will need to glue it to the table using hot glue, as it comes off. For added effect, sprinkle a few pieces of sawdust around the keyboard.
3. Install the Troll Face Inside Someone’s Monitor
What it does: It makes the Troll Face (Fuuuuu comics face) appear on the screen and the victim will think it’s a setting on the PC.
How to do it: It will take some work to open up the PC monitor and it’s best to use it on a spare replica. Print the Troll Face at 15% opacity on transparent paper. Now once you have the PC monitor open, place the Troll Face between the LCD screen panel and the backlight panel.
2. Rapid Toilet Paper Dispenser
What it does: Next time your colleague visits the toilet, the toilet paper will automatically unroll itself when it’s touched.
How to do it: Instead of us going on about how to pull this office prank off, simple follow these instructions: How to install the TP dispenser.
1 . Shredded Paper in the Office Cubical
What it does: It clogs up a colleagues’ office cubical with shredded paper so they can’t get to their desk.
How to do it: Most offices use a shredder to destroy important document. If you can, try and get access to this and start saving the shredding in black paper sacks. What’s great it the shredding can be easily compact. When you think you have enough, empty the lot into an unsuspecting colleges’ office cubical. Try to get the boss involved too and tell the victim their first job is to clean up the mess as you don’t think it’s funny.
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A serious affliction for many geeks.
From this great campaign from Jumpstart.
In honor of April Fool’s Day, here are 10 computer shortcuts you can use for
evil pranking a friend. Why would you need to use these? Let’s say your friend or co-worker steps away from his desk for just a few minutes (to get more coffee or go to the bathroom) and foolishly leaves his computer unlocked.
These shortcuts will allow you to use that small window of time to pull a (somewhat) harmless computer prank that’s not only hilarious, but teaches him the value of locking his computer when he steps away.
NOTE: Humor’s Office is not responsible for any damage (physical or mental) these shortcuts may cause. Also all of these shortcuts were tested on Windows 7 / Office 2007, though will likely work on most versions of Windows / Office.
10 Computer Shortcuts You Can Use for Evil
1. Turn on High Contrast
What It Does: Turns on High Contrast mode on a computer screen.
Level of Evilness: 1 – It just changes the display, which is easily reversed.
How to Do It: Hit Left Alt + Left Shift + PrintScreen.
How to Fix It: Hit the same keys: (Left Alt + Left Shift + PrintScreen).
2. Lock the scrolling in Excel.
What It Does: Changes the behavior of Excel so that when you hit the arrow keys, it changes the view, not the cell selection.
Level of Evilness: 2 – Experts in Excel will quickly know what’s going on, but novices will likely be confused / gradually aggravated.
How to Do It: In Excel, hit Scroll Lock.
How to Fix It: Hit Scroll Lock again.
3. Turn the display upside down.
What It Does: Changes the orientation of the computer display to left, right or upside down.
Level of Evilness: 3 – It might confuse people, but is easy to fix and does no permanent damage.
How to Do It: Hit Ctrl+Alt+DownArrowKey (or Left, Right or Up).
How to Fix It: Ctrl+Alt+UpArrowKey.
4. Turn on Computer Beeps.
What It Does: Turns on “ToggleKeys” which makes the computer beep every time you push a lock key (such as Caps Lock).
Level of Evilness: 4 – It doesn’t do any damage and may take awhile to pay off, but it can certainly be annoying when you don’t know why your computer is beeping.
How to Do It: Hold down the NUM LOCK key for five seconds, then hit Yes.
How to Fix It: How down NUM LOCK for five seconds again.
5. Insert Random Text in Word.
What It Does: Inserts random text into Microsoft Word.
Level of Evilness: 5 – It’s pretty easy to remove to random text from a document, but if you put it in the middle of a 30 page proposal, it may take a while to get noticed.
How to Do It: Enter the following into Word: “=rand(x,y)” where x = the number of paragraphs and y = the number of sentences you want.
How to Fix It: Highlight the random text and hit Delete.
6. Make the keyboard seem broken.
What It Does: Turns on FilterKeys which ignores brief or repeated key strokes.
Level of Evilness: 6 – It’s easy to fix but may take some people a long time to even realize FilterKeys is enabled; in the meantime they’ll think their computer is broken or they don’t know how to type.
How to Do It: Hold the right Shift key for 8 seconds, then hit Yes.
How to Fix It: Hold the right Shift key for 8 seconds.
7. Create a Dummy Desktop.
What It Does: Replaces the desktop background with an image of the old desktop background. If you remove the folder icons, it then seem like the computer is not responding / desktop shortcuts won’t open.
Level of Evilness: 7 – Easy to restore unless you delete all of the shortcuts and empty the recycling bin. Incredibly frustrating while you try to figure it out.
How to Do It: Go to the desktop, hit Ctrl+Prnt Screen. Open Microsoft Paint, hit Ctrl+V to copy the screen capture of the image, save the image. Right click on the image, select “Set as Desktop Background.” WindowsKey + D to go the Desktop, Ctrl+A to select all shortcuts, Delete to delete.
How to Fix It: Restore the shortcuts from the Recycling Bin, reset the Desktop background.
8. Change the capitalization in a word document.
What It Does: Changes the case of the selected words (CAPS, no caps, Proper).
Level of Evilness: 8 – It’s pretty easy to fix (with Ctrl+Z) but could be really annoying for large documents if you save/close the document, especially for anything with a lot of acronyms.
How to Do It: In Microsoft Word, highlight a selection (or the entire document by hitting Ctrl+A), then hit Shift+F3 to cycle through: all caps, no caps, proper case.
How to Fix It: Ctrl+Z is the easiest. If you save the document and then exit, Ctrl+Z won’t help. The next best step is to highlight the section and Shift+F3 to proper case (though you will lose in-line capitalization on proper nouns and acronyms).
9. Rename all the files in a folder.
What It Does: Renames all of the files in a folder to the same name (adding a number at the end to prevent duplicates).
Level of Evilness: 9 – Unless you immediately do Ctrl+Z, there’s no easy way to get the original names back.
How to Do It: Go to a folder with files in it. Hit Ctrl+A to Select All, Hit F2 to Rename the first file, Enter the name you want to give to all files, Hit Enter.
How to Fix It: Ctrl+Z can be used until another folder action takes place (such as deleting a file).
10. Cause a Blue Screen of Death on Command.
What It Does: Triggers a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) any time a specific shortcut is entered.
Level of Evilness: 10 – This takes a bit of pre-work on the computer, but you could conceivably cause a BSOD on a friend’s computer in seconds after it’s been setup.
How to Do It: Enable debugging mode (follow this guide), restart the computer, then hit Ctrl+Scroll Lock (twice) to cause the BSOD.
How to Fix It: Disable debugging mode.
Have any computer shortcuts you use for pranking your co-workers? Share them in the comments? Want to prevent your computer for getting messed with, remember the most important shortcut of all: WindowsKey + L to lock your computer.