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Prank Level: EXPERT


Devoted Cultist
Aug 31, 2009
I hope that this is in the remit of this section of the forum, however it reminds me of the prank in the USA where they get the staff from fast food restaurants to smash their windows to 'release gas'.

I think this is hilarious!

Mum and daughter tricked into licking feet of Poundworld staff who rode them like horses

Joe RobertsTuesday 23 May 2017 4:52 pm

Hapless customers were tricked into licking the feet of staff at a Poundworld store who then rode them like horses in an elaborate prank by an anonymous caller.

Naomi Desmond, 24, and her mum Pamela, 55, who has one arm, were doing some last-minute holiday shopping when they fell victim to a bizarre con lasting two-and-a-half hours.

The pair now want to sue Poundworld after the discount giant offered them a £200 voucher and an apology in return for their ordeal.

A man claiming to be from a charity in Ireland phoned the store and told staff to close it for a ‘team training exercise’ that involved entering two customers into a competition.

amela and Naomi were the only shoppers inside at the time when the prankster phoned to tell staff to take two customers into the store room.

The two women were duped into believing they could win £3,000 if they endured a series of humiliating tasks at the discount shop in Barnstaple, Devon.

The manager and another employee, who also fell victim to the hoax, were then told to take the women back on to the shop floor.
Following the caller’s instructions, the staff tied string around Naomi and Pamela’s ears, threw water over them and drew on their faces with pens.

The humiliation did not stop there as the prankster ordered the staff to ride Naomi and Pamela down the aisles in a human horse race.

At one point, Naomi and her disabled mother were told to lick the feet of the staff.

Throughout the ordeal the staff had to refer to the two women as ‘Ugly’ and ‘Beast’ and in return they had to call the manager ‘Beautiful lady’ with the promise of £50 each time they said it.

The cruel antics inside the store continued for nearly two hours until the caller finally said the ‘training exercise’ had ended.

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Again, simplicity is the key:

A “welcome to Perth” sign painted on a building rooftop is scaring fliers descending to Sydney airport into thinking they have been flown to the wrong Australian city.​

The prank was spotted by a passenger coming into land at the country’s busiest airport and shared on Reddit.

The building, in the Sydney suburb of Sydenham, is directly on the flight path.

The building owner, Brad Heasman, told Australia’s Traveller he has been quietly waiting for someone to notice it since painting it three months ago in industrial road paint, which makes it highly visible.

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I wish to complain. I got on the Bolton train and found myself deposited here in Ipswitch.
-No, this is Bolton.
The pet shop man's brother was lying!!
-Can't blame British Rail for that.
In that case, I shall return to the pet shop!
This is one of my favorite large-scale pranks of all time, perpetrated by the same street theatre folks who do the annual NYC no-pants subway ride: a meet-and-greet with Anton Chekhov at a downtown bookstore.

I decided to ... stage a reading by Chekov, pretending to be a part of the Barnes and Noble “Meet the Writers” series. After staking out several downtown Barnes and Noble locations, I chose Union Square as our target. The “Meet the Writers” area on the fourth floor was the perfect setting. It features a large stage with podium in front of a seating area with around 150 seats. Customers tend to sit in the area and read quietly when there is no presentation happening; we would have a captive audience.