Introduction: Microwave a Cat

Freak out your coworkers or roommates by putting the cat in the microwave!

Not a real cat, of course, but a colour printout taped to the inside of the microwave door with a flashing light mimicking an electrical zap. Make sure to stay nearby with a camera on hand to capture the look on your victim's face, and to assure them there's no cat inside the microwave.

*It's never okay to put anything other than food in the microwave, so don't do this with a real cat (duh). Also, don't turn on the microwave with the flashlight inside.*

Step 1: Search and Print

Use your favourite Internet search and look for cats (or any other animal or thing you think would be fun in the microwave for the prank), then print them out in colour on your home printer.

Print them out as large as possible, most print options will have a "fit to page" button that you can select that will fill the image to the printer page.

Step 2: Tape to Inside of Microwave Door

Using a transparent tape applied to the back edges of the printout the paper is attached to the inside of the microwave door, making sure to tape the edges flat against the door to eliminate any gaps.

Step 3: Add Flashlight

Since the inside of most microwaves are white it acts as a nice reflector for light to bounce around in. Place a small flashlight inside the microwave chamber pointed towards the back, that way the light bounces back to the taped on image.

This small camping flashlight has a strobe feature, which adds to the effect.

Step 4: Close Door and Wait

Close the door of the microwave (do not turn on), and wait for someone to walk into the room. Since it's a silent prank it may take a little while to notice, but this just adds to the surprise.

Of course, a prank is only fun if the person is let in on the joke - so make sure you're close by to open the microwave and show them there's no cat inside.

Happy pranksgiving!

Comments

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grannyjones made it!(author)2017-03-10

We had a microwave spark like crazy and then quit working--FOREVER. Curious, we tore it apart and found a dead mouse trapped in the door latch.

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BG_instructs made it!(author)2016-04-01

Hey, i have a guinea pig and i just did put it inside the oven.

But i have a problem, once i hit the startbutton, the pig starts to bite on the inner metal mesh and destroys my microwave.

Any idea how to sit still the pig?

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SethJ13 made it!(author)2016-12-04

whhhhhhaaaaaaaaa?

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Yonatan24 made it!(author)2016-04-02

Not funny...

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ZephaniahR1 made it!(author)2016-10-10

yas it is lol

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Yonatan24 made it!(author)2016-10-10

If you say so...

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ZephaniahR1 made it!(author)2016-10-11

meow ;3

(no cats where harmed in the making of this comment)

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Yonatan24 made it!(author)2016-10-12

You just wasted probably a couple seconds typing this comment. That's probably several dozen milliwatts of electricity.

The fossil fuels that were burnt JUST for your comment might have killed a cat...

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LoneWolf0 made it!(author)2016-04-05

I recomend gluing its paws to a plate of some sort, super glue is very effective, but you wont be able to get it off without hurting the guinea pig...but whatever, its your call what to do...lol

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FelisC made it!(author)2016-04-01

April fool. If this was real it would be dead the instant you pressed the button.

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kturpin made it!(author)2016-04-01

That's not actually how microwaves work. I'm not saying it's a good idea or that it's pleasant but it's not instant death.

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FelisC made it!(author)2016-04-01

Maybe not instant, but fast for such a small animal.

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FelisC made it!(author)2016-04-01

And, it wouldn't have enough time to chew the microwave shield for sure.

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bfarm made it!(author)2016-04-01

Here you go...

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2013/03/12/174105739/from-pets-to-plates-why-more-people-are-eating-guinea-pigs

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MikeV84 made it!(author)2016-06-10

Just a simulation. Nothing to see here

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J0kinc01 made it!(author)2016-04-23

sick

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JamesW33 made it!(author)2016-04-04

This would be such a cruel thing to leave in viewing range of an animal rights activist or someone of that easily provoked ilk.

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CubeKnight made it!(author)2016-04-04

just stick to normal euthanization. this method isn't humane at all. awesome prank though. i will try it

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dave.vaness.79 made it!(author)2016-04-02

A cat will blow up if you put it in the microwave..... unless you poke with a fork a couple of times.

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dad_a_monk made it!(author)2016-04-02

So many cats......so few recipes

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Yonatan24 made it!(author)2016-04-02

I would hack open the microwave, And unplug the Magnetron.

Then turn it on... It would sound a little too real...

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mahdmod.musafani made it!(author)2016-04-02

Oh all the cry babies... This IS funny and does not hurt anyone. I was expecting a display being mounted in the door of the oven to animate the prank..

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rachel7989 made it!(author)2016-04-01

Pranks are supposed to be funny this is not funny at all

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ThomasK19 made it!(author)2016-04-02

Pranks are funny for those doing the prank. Never to those being pranked. I guess, that's part of the deal.

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ImagineCircuits made it!(author)2016-04-01

Even though its a prank , its not funny

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Halloweendiys made it!(author)2016-04-01

funny but not at the same time

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johnneyboy made it!(author)2016-04-01

Pathetic...

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mtairymd made it!(author)2016-04-01

Put me in the camp that thought it was funny. Good job!

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JohnS719 made it!(author)2016-04-01

yeah that would really work... if you only had one eye and saw everything in 2D.

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jwrana made it!(author)2016-04-01

Not cool or funny...

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FelisC made it!(author)2016-04-01

It's a prank. Did you even read the instructable? It would be cruel to put a real cat in, but it's just a piece of paper.

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jwrana made it!(author)2016-04-01

Lol, relax...
Yes I read the instructable and I even follow pranksgiving, however I didn't find this prank humorous and we all know that there are some freaks out there that if this seed is planted wont use a piece of paper.

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coffinzombie made it!(author)2016-04-01

That is awesome!!! Haters gonna hate. Obviously can't take a joke

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Gerii made it!(author)2016-04-01

I believe you should be traumetized in a similar fashion

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FelisC made it!(author)2016-04-01

Not a real cat... read the whole thing.

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Gelfling6 made it!(author)2016-04-01

Shades of a stand-up act of the late comedian, Robin Williams, playing a parody of Mr. (Fred) Rogers... "Let's put Mr. Hamster in the Microwave, Okay?"... *BEEEP!* "Pop goes the weasel!" (NO, Not inviting kids to do this!) Happy April-1st!

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