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Easy and Cheap Office Prank!

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April Fools Day is here! Are you ready to prank someone? Are you ready to be pranked?

This is the perfect prank! It is easy to make, easy to set up, and if done correctly, will always work, at least for a few seconds.

The prank works by making your prankee think that his mouse is broken when it's not!

Basically the image below describes the whole prank; however I will describe it step by step.

NOTE: You'll have to forgive me but I'm not able to save image notes so I'll just write them down

In this picture:

A pranked mouse flipped upside down to reveal my awesome hand-drawn trollface! (nope, my printer didn't work)
 
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Step 1: What You Need

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You'll need:

- A person to prank (duh)
- Person above needs to have a mouse
- Printer
- Paper (pdf is A4)
- Humor

In the picture:

A mouse, must be laser type
My hand-drawn trollface
The pen I used
Tape
Random clutter (LOL)

Step 2: Preparation

Download the pdf file and print it. My printer was out of ink so I had to draw my trollface. I just googled "april fools trollface" and put a paper on my screen and drew it (carefully)

Anyway print out the trollfaces and cut them out. You can give other uses to the rest of the trollfaces.
grab your tape and put two small pieces on the edges of the trollface, with the face upwards.

Now you're ready to prank your victim!

Step 3: Application

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Now find out a way to get your victim away from his computer for a minute. Or just wait till he goes for a cup of coffee.

Grab his mouse and stick the trollface on top of the little hole where the light and sensor are. Put the mouse back and make sure the tape is not visible!

Leave your victims office but stay in an efficient line of sight to enjoy your prank.

In the images:

First you see a trollface stuck on the mouse underside.

Second, the same mouse, flipped, and the trollface is not visible!
HMice2 years ago
I did this one time to my brother with a sticky-note. He had no idea... xD
Win Guy2 years ago
Me Gusta
Goodhart2 years ago
I just had a thought, you mention that the mouse must be "the LED" type, but if you attach the paper correctly over the ball, a ball mouse will work just as well (the paper will keep the ball from rolling and thus the cursor from moving). :-)
colorex (author)  Goodhart2 years ago
Yes, that's why I didn't write anything about that :)
Um, forgive me my being picky, but in your list of "parts" you have this:

A mouse, must be laser type

:-)  It doesn't really though....