Cup to the Ceiling Prank


Introduction: Cup to the Ceiling Prank

This is a very simple prank that will leave your victim with two choices: either to drop the cup and have water spill all over the floor or to just stand there until someone nice enough comes around to help them out.

Step 1: Materials

For this trick you will need:

1. A Cup (Nothing that can break, a plastic cup will work best)
2. A Broom or something else with a pole
3. Water
4. A Chair or Step Ladder
5. A Piece of Paper
6. A Writing Utensil

Cost: Nothing more than $5 considering most people have most of these items

Step 2: The "Magic Trick"

For this step you will need the piece of paper and the writing utensil. Go to the victim and ask them if they want to see a magic trick. If they say yes, give them the paper and ask them to write something on it such as their name or a phrase or something of that sort. Now tell them to tear up the paper so it is unreadable and to hold onto it.

Step 3: The Cup

For this step you will need the shredded paper, the cup, and some water to fill the cup. Ask them to put the shredded paper into the cup and go and fill it most of the way with water.

Step 4: Executing the Prank

To execute the prank you will need the cup with the shredded paper and water in it, the broom, a chair or step ladder, and your victim. Now tell the victim that once this cup gets up against the ceiling that it will magically reform the paper into its original un-torn form. Now stand on your chair or step ladder, and ask them to hand you the cup and the broom. Place the cup onto the ceiling and them place the broom so it is holding the cup on the ceiling and ask your victim to hold the broom so the cup won't fall. At this point, grab your chair/step ladder and run away or just stay and watch this event unfold and make fun of that person for believing you.

Step 5: Alternative Method

You can also just go right to the last step and just put water into a cup, put the cup against the ceiling, and hold a broom handle against it. After this start shouting someones name in panic and 9/10 times they will come running to you. Then in a panic, ask them to hold onto the broom and keep everything there while you go get something and keep stressing that you are in a hurry. This method will usually work just as well at the first. Good luck and good pranking to you all!

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    for an even more annoying ending, you could do the bug prank setup (as suggd. by eyebot117) but use some weak glue to hold the cup to the cieling for several seconds after it is released. that way, the person would frantically hold up the cup, beleiveing it would fall, then when they fail and let go, it WOULDNT FALL, which would just piss them off more forthe wasted effort. if you got the glue to work right, after several seconds the cup actually WOULD FALL, contributing even more to the persons annoyance...

    Here's a more efficient excuse-tell them you've captured a wasp (or some other ferocious stinging insect from hell) and that you've somehow pinned it down against the ceiling with a cup. Ask your friend to hold it while you get the insecticide or the flyswatter. When they take it, go and get the camera instead, take funny pictures. Then take several steps back and enjoy the prank! Also, it might be better to have a bigger cup with a lot of water in it. This will be very heavy and hard to hold up. A shorter stick may also be desirable, as the victim would have to hold their arm above their head (and everyone knows that you can only do THAT for so long), and it would make it harder to get out of range should the cup fall. For the ultimate, fill the cup with a liquid other than water.

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    That last line made me laugh! It's a good idea though, you wouldn't want it to fall on you!

    I personally like to take cups and fill them with water, then put some sort of card on top and flip them over, then place them on a table and remove the card. someone comes along and picks up the cup and water goes everywhere.

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    Take the caps off the salt and pepper shakers in a restaurant and the do the same thing on the table.  Especially useful for bad service.

    All fun and games till the real wolf comes to eat you!  LOL!

    I think it'd been better yet if the stick being used (in this case the broom) has them on their toes to hold up the cup, that way they are right under it and eventually they'll get too tired and spill the contents on them directly! perhaps fashioning urslef a "magic wand" out of a painted dowel might add some legitimacy and more epic an ending.

    This is Great! :D
    I'm going to camp over spring break and I will try this with my roommates for sure! :D