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    New Prank

    On the heels of my fake electrical outlets at coffee-shops, I just discovered this... and you can buy the stickers! Oh, what fun. THIS is what retirement is all about.

    voice.jpg voice sticker.jpg
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    Re: New Prank

    Love it!
    "There are three kinds of men. One who learns by readin'. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on that electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers
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    Re: New Prank

    Reminds me of my dad. When he was a young teen (1920s) and the family stayed in a hotel, he'd secretly remove the cover on the room thermostat and reverse the wires, then put the cover back on.

    Always thought it was funny when the next room occupant would want to turn up the heat, and the temp would only go down.

    Or the time he filled the salt shakers with sugar, and the sugar bowls with salt.

    Or ... and on it goes.

    And yes, I take after him 100%.
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    Once tried what I terms a "science experiment" with an elevator. Turned the up and down arrows over so the top one pointed down and the bottom, up. Amazing how many people didn't figure it out, that when they pushed the up button the arrow pointed down, and vice versa. Or go on going the wrong direction when the one next to it arrived...

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    Re: New Prank

    You guys have a mean streak. Just curious, are you LBC engineers?
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    Re: New Prank

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    On the heels of my fake electrical outlets at coffee-shops, I just discovered this... and you can buy the stickers! Oh, what fun. THIS is what retirement is all about.

    voice.jpg voice sticker.jpg
    Just don't place a hidden camera inthe restroom so you can observe the fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post
    Just don't place a hidden camera inthe restroom so you can observe the fun.
    Don't have to. Just need to stand outside and listen!
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    Re: New Prank

    Eons ago when at Berkley some engineering students "fixed" one of the elevator's buttons, switching the floor six with the floor nine. Then turned the room number 6 upside down reading 9. Kids keys didn't work.

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    Re: New Prank

    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Reminds me of my dad. When he was a young teen (1920s) and the family stayed in a hotel, he'd secretly remove the cover on the room thermostat and reverse the wires, then put the cover back on.

    Always thought it was funny when the next room occupant would want to turn up the heat, and the temp would only go down.

    Or the time he filled the salt shakers with sugar, and the sugar bowls with salt.

    Or ... and on it goes.

    And yes, I take after him 100%.

    Was he the same one who removed the "Professionally Cleaned For Your Protection"
    band from the toilet when arriving,& then re-attaching it when he left?
    Just Remember.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post
    Just don't place a hidden camera inthe restroom so you can observe the fun.
    yes your honor that's why I installed a spy camera in the men's room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NutmegCT View Post
    Reminds me of my dad. When he was a young teen (1920s) and the family stayed in a hotel, he'd secretly remove the cover on the room thermostat and reverse the wires, then put the cover back on.

    Always thought it was funny when the next room occupant would want to turn up the heat, and the temp would only go down.
    you make a lot more sense all of a sudden!

    True story - years ago Mrs JP and I were visiting my parents and the basement bedroom bed had an electric blanket. yes I fried and she froze and yes the controls were reversed so we tortured each other all night (and no my father wasn't a sadist)
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    Re: New Prank

    Quote Originally Posted by tahoe healey View Post
    Eons ago when at Berkley some engineering students "fixed" one of the elevator's buttons, switching the floor six with the floor nine. Then turned the room number 6 upside down reading 9. Kids keys didn't work.

    What I found interesting with reversing the arrows was how many relied on what it said at that moment, rather than how it had always been in the past. Normally the top arrow points up and the bottom down, yet most did not question the top pointing down or the bottom pointing up. Yet these were mostly folks who'd been there using that elevator every day for ages. And even more fun, the one next to it wasn't changed.

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    Re: New Prank

    My Dad and Uncle...family gatherings... Model T coil (vibrating, one of four, in wood box), bare copper wire wrapped on toilet seat....hot one side, common the other.....wires ran through the wall along the water pipe to the next room where the coil, battery, and knife switch were located.Grandma sat on the seat, you could hear the screams for miles.

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    Re: New Prank

    Not sure I'd go quite that far.

    I knew a guy years ago in college that many of us had trouble getting along with. Not being a mechanical sort of guy I swapped a couple of the plug leads on his car's v6 once, took him a couple weeks and help from a mechanic to figure out why his car had started running rough. He didn't find it nearly as funny as the rest of us...

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    Re: New Prank

    A really sneaky trick I've heard of (for cars) is to us a zip-tie on an axle... leaving the long end to flap. As the axle turns it creates a ticking sound. Easy to fix, once it's figured out.
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    Re: New Prank

    I took the hubcap off of my friends Mustang and put a few rocks in it. It drove him crazy trying to find the source of the noise.
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    Re: New Prank

    Man, stay away from my cars!! To think this is the forum where I go for automotive advice... sheesh!

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    Re: New Prank

    I did not experience it. It was posted in the Pelican (Berkeley student newspaper) Apparently the wires to the 6 and 9 floor were switched inside the panel (press 6 and you triggered 9).

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    Re: New Prank

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    I took the hubcap off of my friends Mustang and put a few rocks in it. It drove him crazy trying to find the source of the noise.
    Did that one in high school to a friend's Volvo. Another "friend" managed to get an incense stick in that same car... which burned all day. It took MONTHS to get that smell out of the car.
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    Re: New Prank

    In college, as a freshman, we put a senior's Renault 4CV up on the fraternity house porch. Years later, I came out of a movie to find my 4CV up on the sidewalk. I suspected who did it and when I went down to Tarry Lodge in Portchester for pizza and beer, the culprits were there. Miserable little car.

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