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Old 04-01-2011, 10:26am   #1
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Default what is the most epic prank backfire you've witnessed?

I've not seen anything too spectacular.
sorry.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:53am   #2
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I've not seen anything too spectacular.
sorry.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:57am   #3
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One we did to a friend years ago.

Here's the short version. I was at a friend's house (Jay) one afternoon goofing around with him and two other friends. It was the 4th of July and we had some fireworks to shoot off, mainly bottle rockets. Getting bored, Jay and I went into his shop and looked around for something to blow up. Jay grabbed a garbage bag and filled it with oxygen and acetylene from his welding tank. We tied that off, put it out in the back yard, and shot bottle rockets at it until it exploded. BOOM! It went off like an M80! Awesome fireball too.

We were to go to another friend's house (John) that night for a BBQ/yard party, plus we could watch the city fireworks from his back yard pretty well. We thought it would be great to pull a prank on our friend there, so we filled another bag with the gas mix, this time adding a lot more acetylene because, well, it sounded like a good idea. By now it was nearly dark. We then transported this bag full of death over to John's house in the back of Jay's Four Runner. That was super smart but we made it safely.

Three of us went to the back yard where John, his wife, and a few other people were. Jay snuck around and, in a dark corner of John's fenced in back yard (high wood fence) he quietly draped the bag of death over the side so it was in the back yard suspended from the fence about 5 feet off the ground. You couldn't see it at all.

Jay then came bopping into the party and for awhile we just hung out, drank beer and ate burgers, and shot some fireworks off now and then. Then it was time. Jay, me, and our to other accomplices loaded up our bottle rocket launchers, which by now we were deadly accurate with, and pointed them at the hidden bag of death. One of them hit the bag and ignited it. It did not blow up. No.

Instead, it just kind of went "Whoooooooooooooooosssssssssshhhhhhhh" and a HUGE ball of fire climbed into the air, catching his neighbor's tree on fire, John's fence on fire, and generally making a big ass fire. I scrambled for the garden hose and we got it under control after a minute or two.

Then I got to spend the rest of the weekend helping John fix his fence and cutting burned branches off his neighbor's tree before he noticed.
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Obama as President.

Still waiting for someone to yell "April Fools".

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Old 04-01-2011, 11:58am   #5
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I'm guessing there were mass quantities of alcohol consumed that day Cyber? Good story.
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Witnessed? It HAPPENED to me. When I was in high school, I had a pretty badassed three wheeler for the time. 1986 Honda 250R. It snowed nearly a foot and I was out terrorizing the neighborhood. These kids would build snowmen and I would mow them down with my three wheeler. After I mowed one snowman down a couple of streets over, I came back that afternoon and the kids had built another one. I got up a good head of steam and plowed into it. WHAM! I flipped over the handlebars and bent the forks. The little bastards had built it around a fire hydrant!!!!! I got lucky since the hydrand didn't break off at the ground but I was pissed!
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When I lived in New Jersey me and a buddy would make stick "bombs" on blind turns and hide in the woods watching the carnage. A stick bomb was just a pile of sticks in a low pyramid that a car couldn't get over. In retrospect I'm surprised we never made anyone swerve off the road and wreck badly... but hey were were like 8-9 and thought it was funny.

Well one day we "stick bombed" my buddy's mother's brand new Audi.... cracked the front bumper and tore up the exhaust... I'm not sure if he's ever told her it was us to this very day. He's an Opthamologist now
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You were probably one of those evil kids who tore down sand castles too.
His story reminds me of how my grandfather "fixed" the kids who bashed his mailbox with baseball bats back in the day.

Lets just say Paw-paw's new mailbox was a 4x4 bored out to hide a steel pole and that pole was filled with concrete and it all had a serious concrete footer.

A few weeks later he went out and found the mailbox cracked, but a metal bat was laying on the ground by the driveway... I'll bet that kid broke his wrist
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:29pm   #10
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You were probably one of those evil kids who tore down sand castles too.














I know I was.
I was terrible. I actually made a family move before I was fifteen because of my behavior.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:31pm   #11
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At my work golf outing a few years ago. We were in the fair way around a slight bend with a slight hill. A ball rolled up so my buddy laid down next to the ball with his hat beside him. Me and my other two buddies were standing around him with our hands on our heads saying "John, wake up...wake up" and "I don't think he's breathing". The other guys crested the hill and saw us and we can here them say "oh chit" as they veered away from us and pulled a u-turn to collect their thoughts. They slowly drove back over and my buddies still laying there and the guys are saying "Oh, god, I'm so sorry did anyone call 911?". My buddy pops up and they're stunned and silent for a few seconds and then we all busted out laughing.
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I have seen ( and did not approve of) the fake winning lottery ticket prank...it did not end well.
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Old 04-01-2011, 1:24pm   #13
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His story reminds me of how my grandfather "fixed" the kids who bashed his mailbox with baseball bats back in the day.

Lets just say Paw-paw's new mailbox was a 4x4 bored out to hide a steel pole and that pole was filled with concrete and it all had a serious concrete footer.

A few weeks later he went out and found the mailbox cracked, but a metal bat was laying on the ground by the driveway... I'll bet that kid broke his wrist
My dad built one like that, too, except it was all 1/4" steel, including the mailbox. Concrete-filled post and everything. We used to sit out at night in lawn chairs in the dark and in the shadows and watch the carnage. Mailbox baseball made a lot of high schoolers cry.
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I'm guessing there were mass quantities of alcohol consumed that day Cyber? Good story.
Of that there is no doubt.
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The 2008 elections...
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Witnessed? It HAPPENED to me. When I was in high school, I had a pretty badassed three wheeler for the time. 1986 Honda 250R. It snowed nearly a foot and I was out terrorizing the neighborhood. These kids would build snowmen and I would mow them down with my three wheeler. After I mowed one snowman down a couple of streets over, I came back that afternoon and the kids had built another one. I got up a good head of steam and plowed into it. WHAM! I flipped over the handlebars and bent the forks. The little bastards had built it around a fire hydrant!!!!! I got lucky since the hydrand didn't break off at the ground but I was pissed!
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Witnessed? It HAPPENED to me. When I was in high school, I had a pretty badassed three wheeler for the time. 1986 Honda 250R. It snowed nearly a foot and I was out terrorizing the neighborhood. These kids would build snowmen and I would mow them down with my three wheeler. After I mowed one snowman down a couple of streets over, I came back that afternoon and the kids had built another one. I got up a good head of steam and plowed into it. WHAM! I flipped over the handlebars and bent the forks. The little bastards had built it around a fire hydrant!!!!! I got lucky since the hydrand didn't break off at the ground but I was pissed!
I saw that coming a mile away.
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At wifey's 40th B-Day party, friends put those joke candles on the cake that won't extinguish. Candles set the cake decorations on fire, set off the fire alarm. Neighbor saw the flames through the family room window, heard the smoke detectors going off, and called 9-1-1. Not long after, firetrucks show up at Chateau Bigfoot...
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Witnessed? It HAPPENED to me. When I was in high school, I had a pretty badassed three wheeler for the time. 1986 Honda 250R. It snowed nearly a foot and I was out terrorizing the neighborhood. These kids would build snowmen and I would mow them down with my three wheeler. After I mowed one snowman down a couple of streets over, I came back that afternoon and the kids had built another one. I got up a good head of steam and plowed into it. WHAM! I flipped over the handlebars and bent the forks. The little bastards had built it around a fire hydrant!!!!! I got lucky since the hydrand didn't break off at the ground but I was pissed!
My bosses son keep broad sliding around this one corner and knocking over a guy's trashcan filled with leaves. Did this for about 4 weeks in a row.

The fith week, the guy filled the trashcan with cinderblocks with leaves on the top.

Somebody needed a new quarter panel.




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His story reminds me of how my grandfather "fixed" the kids who bashed his mailbox with baseball bats back in the day.

Lets just say Paw-paw's new mailbox was a 4x4 bored out to hide a steel pole and that pole was filled with concrete and it all had a serious concrete footer.

A few weeks later he went out and found the mailbox cracked, but a metal bat was laying on the ground by the driveway... I'll bet that kid broke his wrist

My best friends mom was losing a mailbox about once a month. I was working at the ironworks and got a 8" steel I beam 6' long. Sunk that 3' into the ground with a substantial concrete footer.

As we were putting it in, the local police stopped and asked what we were doing. I explained her problem and my solution. He suggested reflective stickers to reduce legal problems.

Funny how all of a sudden nobody wanted to run over the mailbox anymore.

The mailpost did take out two cars though. One was drunk who crashed into it, smashing his radiator ( on;y the slightest of a dent in the I beam )

The other was a stolen car. The thief ran over the mailbox, tearing open the oil pan. The found the car about a mile down the road with a seized engine.
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