List of practical joke topics

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This is a list of practical joke topics (also known as a prank, gag, jape or shenanigan) which are mischievous tricks or jokes played on someone, typically causing the victim to experience embarrassment, perplexity, confusion, or discomfort.[1]

Practical jokes differ from confidence tricks or hoaxes in that the victim finds out, or is let in on the joke, rather than being fooled into handing over money or other valuables. Practical jokes or pranks are generally lighthearted, reversible and non-permanent, and aim to make the victim feel foolish or victimised to a degree, but may also involve cruelty and become a form of bullying if performed without appropriate finesse.

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April Fools' Day prank for Copenhagen Metro, 2011

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Exploding cigar, 1917 edition of Popular Mechanics[2]

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Patent drawing for a joy buzzer, Soren Adams' 1932 U.S. patent

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A lace card from the early 1970s

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Student prank with bicycles

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  1. ^ "Practical joke". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 2012-05-27.
  2. ^ "Exploding Cigar advertisement". Popular Mechanics. Hearst Magazines: 136. January 1917. ISSN 0032-4558.