When it comes to cheeky trickery, no one can outdo mad lads who play by their own rules. Whether it's an extremely dumb stunt or a ballsy move, these merry pranksters make sure they have the upper hand. Do their shenanigans always pay off? Maybe? Sort of? They're always down to try something bold.
People have been around for long enough that prankery, shenanigans and cons have enjoyed a great heyday. Pranks and trickery are nothing new, and it's a breath of fresh air to learn that governments, generals, and famous historical figures totally messed with people. For some extra history, here are some history memes that are technically educational. For extra shenanigans, here are some mad lads who played by their own rules.
If your kids love reading, it's essential to do everything you can to encourage that passion. But anyone with kids will know that anything they perceive to be your idea, they automatically don't want to be a part of, even if it will benefit them. So one dad, Professor. Robert McNees shared his trick on how to get his daughter to love reading, using reverse psychology. He Tweeted, "Somehow, I've lucked out and have an 8yo who thinks secretly reading under the covers past her bedtime is an act of rebellion, and it hasn't yet occurred to her that her flashlights never seem to run out of batteries."
This simple life hack inspired others to Tweet the ways their parents duped them into becoming bookworms too, and it seems like it's quite a common phenomenon. Kids love reading, and parents love it when their children read; if only they could work together towards a shared goal without the need for trickery!
This is like the unexpected, yet entirely appreciated sequel to that other time a woman used her photoshop powers to troll her unsuspecting into thinking there was a damn coyote in the vicinity. Gotta give the guy in this particular scenario some solid bonus points for trying to keep things fresh and fun, but maybe he should tone it down a little bit for fear of pushing his very clearly stressed and busy wife to the point of no return...
It's easy to forget that insane people like David Blaine exist sometimes. Then, he uploads a video of him doing insane stuff, freaking out celebrities and you remember that the world has some straight up nonsense going down.
Blaine released a 2013 video of him performing the same trick for Will Smith's entire family, the Breaking Bad team of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul and, in an unexpected pairing, the duo of Kanye West and Woody Harrelson.
It turns into a bonkers stunt, made all the better by the various reactions, none more charming than good ol' Aaron Paul.
Woody had the best line of the video, though. He lost his erection entirely.
Check out this extreme knife-throwing performance by Sweden's table tennis stunt group (yes, it exists) Tumba Ping Pong Show that will either put you on the edge of your seat or make your eyes squint because it really does look too good to be real. What's your verdict?
Here's a cool trick you can try out with your SLR camera. All you need is a large aperture lens (ex: 50mm / F1.8) and a sheet of opaque paper or cardboard. The out-of-focus dots that you see in the image are known as "Bokeh," a term which is derived from the Japanese word meaning "blur."
1) Create a fake lens hood with the paperboard by cutting out a hole in the shape of your choice.
2) Place the hood over the lens and see how it looks through the viewfinder.
3) Set your camera to its lowest aperture value or bulb exposure. Have fun!
Redditor Bodmon shares this tip on the fastest way to get through a border patrol checkpoint, which actually turns out to be a missionary outreach video submitted by Arizona Baptist preacher Steven L. Anderson.