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Washing Machine Prank Goes Wrong

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Filed under: Practical Jokes and Mischief

man-washing-machine-200An Australian man, attempting to prank his girlfriend, jumped into his washing machine. He intended to scare her when she came into the room. But he got stuck and couldn’t get out. Rescue workers freed him, but only after pouring olive oil on him. He then popped right out.

He was disappointed they had used his good olive oil.

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  • Ask The Fiddler #17: Pranked to Death

    Filed under: Practical Jokes and Mischief

    fiddler-75Editor’s Note: Ask The Fiddler is a lifestyle advice column that aims to remedy more chaos and confusion than it creates. Questions may be submitted to us here at Art of the Prank, and good luck.

    Dear Fiddler,

    I”™ve seen several accounts of pranks that misfired. Isn”™t pranking kind of a dangerous game?

    Arlene in Cincinnati

    Dear Arlene,

    human-combustion-200Pranking can be a theatric art form, raising awareness about an important issue or exposing a cultural flaw. But the epidemic taking place today, from the celebrity suite to the punk on the street, is rarely more than a subtle form of bullying. So-called pranks are often harmful, humiliating and sometimes deadly – for the prankster or the victim.

    You would probably agree that death qualifies as a danger. Here are a few reports of death by pranking.

  • Given the media coverage, you are probably quite aware of the sad case of Jacintha Saldanha, the India-born nurse who committed suicide after being pranked by Australian radio personalities. The Daily Mail has a site aggregating all stories so far.
  • In the realm of juvenile pranks, there is a report where the joker in the back seat pulled the strings on the driver”™s bikini top. She tried to cover herself, losing control. The joker died in the crash.
  • A 16 year old Kentucky youngster hanged himself accidentally pulling a Halloween prank.


  • Outrage Grows Over Australian 2DayFM UK Hospital Prank

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    Filed under: Phone Pranks, Practical Jokes and Mischief

    Pregnant Kate: Radio Station Faces Backlash
    Sky News
    December 8, 2012

    The CEO of the radio station behind the Duchess of Cambridge hoax call says his DJs are “shattered” by the death of a nurse.11:09am UK, Saturday 08 December 2012

    Video: Prank Radio Station Faces Backlash

    Two DJs are being offered counselling after the nurse duped by their prank call to the Duchess of Cambridge’s hospital died in a suspected suicide.

    Nurse Jacintha Saldanha was found dead days after taking the hoax call and putting it through to a nurse on Kate’s ward, who divulged private information about her treatment.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge led tributes to the 46-year-old mother of two, saying they were “deeply saddened” by news of her death.

    Flowers have also been left outside the hospital’s nurses’ block, just around the corner from the building where Kate was treated for acute morning sickness.

    Major advertisers have dumped 2Day FM and presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian have been taken off air as the station faces a backlash over the disastrous stunt.