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    This was one of my further maths teacher's stories (he tells us some weird things)

    When he was at uni, some of his friends (who were engineering students) made a pulley type thing and managed to lift one of their friends cars (it was a mini) on top of a building as a prank.
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    (Original post by sarahwhatevver)
    These kids in my friends school let 3 pigs loose in school labelled 1,2 and 4. It took the authorities hours to figure out that there was no pig labelled 3! Pretty clever actually!
    I heard some americans did that in a supermarket.
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    At my school there is a strong tradition of the year 11's and year 13's doing pranks on the last day and last year was probs the best (having smelt the stink bombs and seen the red water years before there was finally a sense of ingenuity) on the night of the last day, the year 11's went around and nicked the signs from the fronts of all the local schools and swapped them around (e.g. girls with boys schools, privet and state) anyway the next day was the start of the inspections and the look on the faces as ofstead came into the school looking somewhat ruffled asking if this was the .... school when it was actually across town and them then muttering on the way out 4 down it must be the next one!
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    Nothing new really.

    Sewing cress - not heard of the shape, I've heard of emptying the room, growing a lawn of cress - takes about 1-2 weeks so is a good one if you are in halls over easter. Just before the occupant comes back you decorate the room with a sheep (if you can get one) otherwise a bale of hay, the odd garden tool etc.

    And then there is changing two rooms. Take the contents of one room and put it in the other exactly as it was and vice versa. Best done when the occupants are out drinking.

    I'm assuming everyone here who is in halls has tried their keys in other doors to see who's doors you can open.

    fake brick wall over the lift doors. Get some artistic type to paint a brick wall on cardboard then stick it over the lift doors so someone gets in the lift, presses their floor but when the doors open they think they are between floors. (OK some of you on here can probably get the lift actually bricked up)

    see, old and boring. I think tyhe pig idea was great ............... wonders where she can find 3 pigs.
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    (Original post by sashh)
    Nothing new really.

    Sewing cress - not heard of the shape, I've heard of emptying the room, growing a lawn of cress - takes about 1-2 weeks so is a good one if you are in halls over easter. Just before the occupant comes back you decorate the room with a sheep (if you can get one) otherwise a bale of hay, the odd garden tool etc.

    And then there is changing two rooms. Take the contents of one room and put it in the other exactly as it was and vice versa. Best done when the occupants are out drinking.

    I'm assuming everyone here who is in halls has tried their keys in other doors to see who's doors you can open.

    fake brick wall over the lift doors. Get some artistic type to paint a brick wall on cardboard then stick it over the lift doors so someone gets in the lift, presses their floor but when the doors open they think they are between floors. (OK some of you on here can probably get the lift actually bricked up)

    see, old and boring. I think tyhe pig idea was great ............... wonders where she can find 3 pigs.
    I went to school in the country for a year, and we did it with cows. My friend was a farmer.....
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    (Original post by alocin)
    Switching the keys around on the keyboard can be quite good too. A guy at college changed them on our tutor room computer so the top line read "pornstar". You could change them so when people try to type "the" it comes up as "sex" or "moo". Doesn't work with touch typists though!
    There's an option somewhere in MS Word which makes Word auto-correct words as you type them (meant to be used to automatically correct common mis-spellings with the correct spelling), can be fun to set it so that it prints something else every time you type 'the' or something....
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    I was a bit of a 'jolly japester' (ie 'complete waster') at uni and perpetrated numerous 'hilarious' pranks..including:

    1 - fake stalking of one of my friends by a crazed female admirer. This was done through the medium of country-wide postcards, pigeon-holed billets-doux and ambiguous handwriting. He was driven nuts by this lusty lady and as well as spending much of his time confiding in me (!), he went to the dean for an unofficial counselling session. It ended cunningly and cruelly - I wrote him a note in the same salacious script during a lecture, knowing he could do nothing but fume, which, quite satisfyingly, he did.

    2 - fake habitation of college room by crazed squatter. Same bloke - but only because his room was left open before the start of term and his imminent arrival. Myself and a friend aspergered his room up with wall to wall papering, vaselined anything that moved, turned up the heating, adorned the place with Poundland portraits of the Mutant Turtles and pseudo-Victoriana, and then left assorted living rubbish all over the place (empty sarnie containers and so on). My mate, staying in the room opposite, had the pleasure of his father having a near heart attack when the folks turned up to help him settle in.

    Other stuff involved announcing *******s pseudo-intellectual talks for the pomposity chamber of the post-grad community - most of which were convincing enough to have to be subsequently 'cancelled'; 'closing' parts of the college without the college knowing through rogue signage; anti-talent dadaist 'happenings' undermining the crapfests known as college 'talent' shows; convincing the more intellectually arrogant members that MI5 was attempting to recruit them; over-enthusiastic postered announcements 'from the dean'; getting the college librarian to try and acquire ludicrously-named nonsensical non-books etc etc

    The grand plan of creating an inter-college mega prank never came to fruition, unfortunately. To close a whole other college mmmm...

    No wonder I didn't get to do any work there.

    More conventionally, I remember people doing a nice stunt by moving someone's room down 2 floors and then pushing them out of the window.
 
 
 
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