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Garbage body prank

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Prank your garbage man with a fake body, sure to scare the pants off the whole neighborhood!

Packing your garbage into the shape of a body, complete with binding rope, then leaving on the curb alongside your garbage bins is really not advised.

It's only garbage, but there's a very real risk of this prank being taken seriously. Don't recreate this prank. Do not leave garbage body unattended, and always let inquisitive folk in on the joke.

 
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Step 1: Supplies you will need

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2 large black garbage bags and a length of thick rope

Step 2: Empty trash as normal

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Collect garbage and put into large bag. You'll need both bags about 3/4 full. Almost any garbage will work, but soft garbage without any sharp edges or corners works best.

Step 3: Join bags

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Feed the opening of one bag into the other. They'll want to slip apart, so you might need to use a stapler to join the two openings and prevent them from separating.

Step 4: Lie flat

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Lie combined garbage bags flat on ground and massage into an oblong shape.

Wind rope around garbage bags in select locations to give the appearance of a body, paying special attention to tapering the body around the legs and keeping a spherical shape for the head.

Step 5: Continue winding

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Bind the body with the rope until you have a body like shape

Step 6: Leave at neighbor's

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This prank is best pulled off close to home. Leave this garbage body outside your neighbor's place on garbage day and sneak off to watch the havoc unfold from behind the bushes. When the panic starts, it's time to reveal the prank.

Of course, this prank is meant to be fun and not harmful. Make sure to confront the garbage pickup worker before they call the police and let them in on the joke! Or, instead of actually doing the prank, just show them this project and laugh at what could have been done.

Happy pranksgiving!

diy_bloke1 month ago

great idea and funny.... but I am sure that some authorities will find some rule to get down on the prankster.
Overhere some prankster dressed up as an insane clown and scare dpeople.... he got 80 hrs community service..... mind you, that is what someone got as well for killing someone with his car while driving to fast with an already revoked license.

Authorities have no sense of humour. Yet, I may pull this prank anyway... now if i only avoid leaving prints and DNA and plant someone elses DNA on it :-)

Wroger-Wroger4 months ago

Funny - but a little bit... Oooooo attracting much official attention...

KThomas424 months ago
Great idea for decorating on Halloween but how funny is it going to be when the cops get called? They tend to get a bit cranky..

"It wasn't me"

Attmos KThomas424 months ago

I say who cares, cops need to loosen up a bit these days anyway.

Awesome joke.

Tanzer26 Attmos4 months ago
Around here, it could get you charged with 'mischief' and leave you with a criminal record.
Attmos Tanzer264 months ago

I know, and of course you're right. My irresponsible inner child slipped out for just a second when I saw this prank. It would be kinda funny.

Figo14 months ago

dimmaz884 months ago

Awesome!

If only april fools fell on bin day, give the bin men a surprise :)

ernestog4 months ago
Looking forward to halloween!!!!

Awesome :)))

bob30304 months ago
Well done.
Uncle Kudzu4 months ago
Hilarious, and just in time for April 1!
T-BONE34 months ago
So funny
asafari4 months ago

ohh you made my day. me and my wife had a great laugh. the look on peoples face jogging by is gonna be priceless. simply genius. GJ

jmwells4 months ago
Oh! I sooooo want to.