April Fools: "Weight Loss" in 1 Minute!




About: I like to draw, play my guitar, play sports, even though im kinda lazy. I'd like to think that i'm good at a lot of stuff, but you can decide.

Have a weighing scale? Have a minute? And do you have a friend that's gullible? Then try out this prank.
All you need:

Weighing scale.
A Family member or a friend.
A minute.

Step 1: Instant Weight Gain/loss!

I think it would be mean to make a bigger person "lose" weight. I don't think you should do that. But anyway, take a normal person and make them 40 or so pounds heavier! Here's how:

Find the click-wheel thing on the side of the scale, thats where the one on mine was, so i don't know if other's have it. Electronic ones probably wont. Move the wheel to make the scale off balance: the second picture below is when noone is on the scale. when someone steps onto it, they seem 40 pounds heavier. Try it! It's hilarious, just don't be mean because weight is a touchy matter for some people.

Step 2: Enjoy!

Enjoy the reactions from the people you pranked, leave a comment and vote if you liked my instructable! Be sure to check my others out.



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    11 years ago

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    builder of interest

    5 years ago

    People will notice it was at what're weigh you set it to


    10 years ago on Introduction

    But before you step on it it would either be already at forty pounds or negative forty pounds.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    just take a small nail, stick it into the surface right next to the 0 lbs. mark. or a dot of hot glue, if you cant nail it in.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    No it doesnt, KG stands for kilograms so its telling your weight in kilograms instead of pounds.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, if you dont know, its really stealthy. I've tried it on alot of people and it worked perfect.


    10 years ago on Step 2

    if you believe that weight is a touchy matter for some(which it is) y make an instrucable on it?

    on some electronic ones there is a switch on the bottom that says KG and LB switch it to KB and make someone feel good inside! It will decrease the weight I was 121 pounds but now i am 56!