Senior pranks are one of the staples of American colleges. While the biggest ones, like pretending to crash a car into the side of a building, are typically saved for the end of the year, individual students take it upon themselves to pull off smaller tricks throughout their time at school.
Take Twitter user @OscareWilde as an example. Several years ago, they were gifted one of those massive pencils that are absolutely useless for anything other than a gag gift. Unsurprisingly, it gathered dust in a closest for years while they tried to find a use for it.
One day, the perfect idea came to mind. As @OscareWilde recently explained in a hilarious Twitter thread, they decided to use the pencil to pry on some of the most vulnerable people at any college — students who had forgotten their pens and dared to ask to borrow one. The thread begins...
The Twitter user explained the idea behind their prank...
Surprisingly, only a few people have fallen victim to this brilliant ruse.
@OscareWilde explains how the situation has gone down the three times they've been able to find a victim.
Their response is always pure gold.
But even after all of this fanfare, the three people have no choice but to accept.
While @OscareWilde's prank is hilarious, school pranks only ever get better the more people are involved. These students decided to meme their principal after he told them they couldn't do a prank.
While students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin decided to pull off a prank that was so convincing, even the police department fell for it.
It's not a school prank without wrapping something in cling wrap.
Spare a thought for whoever has to clean these up.
We're impressed too.
Keep on pranking, people!