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Take a piece of paper, fold it in half, and then tear out a diamond shape. Unfold the diamond and attach the top of it to some wallpaper. It will appear as if there's a huge rip in the wallpaper.
Take a toilet roll. Carefully separate the two pieces of paper and rip off the top sheet. Now carefully fold the top layer back around the roll and the two sheets won't line up, making the roll almost impossible to use.
Secretly place a currant or raisin in your hand. Then pretend to see a fly, roll up the magazine and appear to kill the fly on the table. Pick up the raisin as if it's the fly and pop it into your mouth.
Take a sticky note and carefully cut out a small rectangle. Now find a friend who has an optical mouse and place the rectangle over the red light. The mouse won't work and they will have no idea what's going on.
When someone calls you on your mobile or cell phone, pretend to be your answerphone: 'Hi, you're through to Richard. Please leave me a message.' And then give them a little hint: 'Uh huh.'
If you're in a fast food restaurant and your friend orders a drink, wait until they go to the toilet, then remove the straw, open a bag of ketchup, place the end of the straw into the ketchup and the whole lot back into their drink. Your friend's in for a lovely surprise when they take the next sip.
Dip your fingers in some water and then stand behind someone and fake a sneeze. At the same time, flick the water onto the back of their neck.
For this, you'll need some white thread. Use the needle to carefully thread the thread through your T-shirt, and make sure just a small amount of it is showing. When your friend sees the thread, they won't be able to stop themselves trying to pick it off your T-shirt. Look horrified as the thread just keeps coming.
Fill a plastic bottle with water and screw the top back onto it. Next, take a thumbtack and make several small holes in the bottom and sides of the bottle. As long as the lid is in place, the water will stay in the bottle. However, give it to a friend, ask them to undo it, and they'll get covered in water.
Tell your friend that you've seen an amazing YouTube clip of a dog on a unicycle that then does a backflip, and ask them to watch it. In fact, the clip is just a loading icon, but see how long you can get your friends to stay there by telling them that it's an incredible clip and well worth waiting for.
Which of these practical jokes did you like? Have you ever played a practical joke on someone?