This is a very simple yet one of the most effective pranks that you can pull. All you need is a computer and a VERY basic knowledge of using a special tool called Inspect Element, which you can use to edit a website. In case you are wondering, this prank is not permanent, as it goes away when you refresh the page.
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I have successfully spread a few rumors throughout my school using this. It is just hilarious seeing people talk about Justin Beiber's drug lab or me saving a cat from a 13 story fall. USE CAUTION!!! This prank is likely to spread very fast and there can be trouble if anything goes wrong. Without any further or do, let's begin this instructable.
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Step 1: Choose a News Article Online.
This is very simple. I used ABC news, but you can use anything you want. Heck, you don't even need to use a news site. You can very easily use a Youtube video for example. Anyway, try using something with about as many paragraphs as you need, as it is much more simple.
Step 2: Highlight the Text You Want to Edit
In this case, the title is first. Highlight it and right click. There should be, at the bottom, a button that says Inspect Element. This only works on Google Chrome as far as I know. You can also try using Ctrl + Shift + I.
Step 3: Edit the Title
Find the title of the article. It shouldn't be hard to find at all. Then double click it. Now erase the line and put in a new title. For example, 2 very effective types of titles are:
A celebrity: It should talk about something bad happening to him/her. Ex: "Justin Beiber's Meth Lab Discovered."
You: The article should tell about you doing something heroic. Ex: "(Your Name) saves cat from 12 story plunge."
Step 4: Continue Editing Paragraphs
Continue highlighting, and inspecting element on every line. Be CREATIVE as much as possible. Make your story stand out from every other story in the news.
Step 5: Delete Unneeded Paragraphs
There will most likely be extra paragraphs that you don't need. All you have to do is simply delete the text using Inspect Element.
Step 6: Take a Picture and Use at Your Disposal
You most likely might need to revise your fake story up a bit to sound more professional. When you are fully finished, take a picture through your phone or camera. Now get creative with spreading your fakes news article. Send it in emails, text message, show it to friends, whatever you want! Have fun!