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Picture of Oldest Trick in the Book: Waterhose Prank
I am very surprised that this is not on Instructables (well, as far as I know) yet. This by far the oldest trick in the book, and about the simplest way to get FANTASTIC pranking results.

What you need:

-Faucet that is both used by the public, and has a hose attachment.
-Clear tape or rubber band.

Clear tape is far more effective, because you can barely see it, but it may leave a residue on the handle.

PS. I just read that it has to be new and creative, so i guess I should have read the rules three times before making this.
 
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Step 1: Wrap the Rubberband

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Hold down the button, and while the button is held down all the way, start to wrap the rubberband around the whole handle. Twisk the rubberband, and wrap again. continue this process untill button can be held down without any other force.

For those of you using tape, just hold down the button and tightly wrap the tape around the handle. make sure it sticks.

Step 2: Aim and Set

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Aim your water gun at wherever the target usually stands while using the faucet, or just the center of the sink. Even if you miss your target, the victim will still be scared silly by the oncoming water.

For an extra shock, run the cold water for a few seconds, and then shut it off. This way, even if they turn on warm water, they will still get a chilled blast, depending on how long after you set it they get blasted.

Remember to prank safely and have a happy April Fools Day!
C chord6 years ago
My parrents got mad thanks
thats because your not supposed to let them no it was you try your best to keep a strait face
dogianto4445 years ago
Nice! I might try this.
So doing this prank at a hostel is not very nice....

Or doing this to your wife is worse ehhh??

This reminds me of the historic words of Justin Timberlake what goes around comes back around.

Most new faucets can still be pranked like this.
it can't be the 'oldest trick in the book' because the colonial times did not have these hose faucets. in fact, they did not have any faucets at all, but they DID have pranks.
jlkinetics (author)  delta_faucets6 years ago
"This reminds me of the historic words of Justin Timberlake"!!?? I just facepalmed so hard i think i broke something.
Bartboy7 years ago
this is great! it's also in "the big book of boy stuff"
truly a classic.
this a old one i heard of so many stories of my mom doing it
Someone did this at school to my math teacher. They also were stealing deli meat from his fridge. So the teacher taped the door shut with clear tape and when it didnt open the kids thought it was stuck. We never found out who took the turkey..
U didn't create this yourself, so I'm not voting for it.
jlkinetics (author)  bob the builder #17 years ago
It was implied by the title "oldest trick in the book" that people would know I didn't think this up on my own. I guess i should have spelled it out for you. MYBAD
Are you serious!?!??!?!! Aw man I was seriously going to post this instructable, I took all the pictures and everything. Well, at least that prevents me from being lazy. Great minds think alike I guess.
me too!
There's multiple right ways to do the same thing, and we love to see them all on Instructables.
Aar000n3y7 years ago
Noooo... I just published the same prank! When I started on my instructable, you hadn't posted this yet... Now when i publish it it's here! Crap. I did it differently but still...
NeonLime7 years ago
Lol Ive Seen Hundreds Of Videos And Stuff Of This And A Kid In School Told Me About It :P Too Bad I Dont Have That Type Of Faucet xD