20 Times A Prank Turned Out Even Better Than Expected

Pulling the perfect prank can be pretty tricky. A lot of the time, they don't turn out very well. But every once in a while, they turn out way better than you'd ever expect.

When it comes to this list, all of these pranks went surprisingly well. Probably too well, if you ask me. But hey, it's all in good fun (probably).

The incredibly strange wording of this sign.

I'm not sure if this is a prank so much as it's an oddly-worded sign, but you have to admit that it's pretty hilarious. I'm not sure Todd appreciates the shout out either way.

"Windchill is -21 & kids just egged our house. Froze instantly."

I'm sure the kids who thought egging this house would be fun would've never expected this to happen. But as it turns out, eggs freeze too.

I'd hate to have to clean it up, though.

The placement of the handle on this door.

To be honest, the only reason I can see someone putting the door handle on like this is because of practical japery. Can... can you even open it like that? Maybe it just doesn't work like a normal door.

"After years of saving I finally bought a house!"

Imagine posting something like this to your socials for all your friends and family to see. Now, imagine how many of them don't notice the cat staring into the dollhouse from the breakfast nook.

"Decided to do a mall goth photo with Santa. Turned out gloriously. I'm in my mid 30's (the blonde)."

I'm sure this mall Santa has seen it all at this point. And yet, he's smiling as much as he would with any kid. Props to him for not breaking character.

"My mom got me Super Mario Sheets for Christmas. I'm 22 and have been living in my own apartment for 4 years, so I looked confused and disappointed."

"She said 'What? It's not like anyone else is going to see your sheets' and now I don't know if that was ignorance, an insult or innocence..."

When your own mother has no faith in your ability to be in a relationship, it's kind of sad. But mostly funny.

"Legit sign post."

It's all fun and games until you come across an actual cougar (the animal). Best case scenario, you come across a cougar (the person), and you can all laugh about this hilariously specific sign.

"Last year I forgot to get batteries for my niece’s toy so this year she got me this."

Growing up, the words "batteries not included" were, like, my nemesis. And I'm sure this person's niece feels the same. Rest assured, OP probably won't forget the batteries ever again.

Someone out there is wondering why the service is so slow.

Now that's one way to convince people there's someone behind the window doing their job. Another way would to actually be the person behind the window, doing actual work. But to each their own.

"I pulled this off on my family."

I'm having a really fun time picturing the reactions of everyone I know coming across this. As long as the shock from finding a fake crack in a monitor or TV screen doesn't cause an actual heart attack, it's all good.

"I ordered some small envelopes. Today this large envelope arrived, containing a medium sized envelope, containing the small envelopes."

To be fair, how else are you supposed to get unused envelopes delivered to your home? Still, I can't help but feel like the person who put them all in the second envelope (and then the third) was laughing the whole time.

"I mailed my sister one square of toilet paper and it was delivered."

The U.S. Postal Service's commitment to delivering mail is pretty impressive, I have to say. Too bad you, like, can't really use that single square of toilet paper.

"I finally figured out how to keep my son out of my bedroom."

I guess I'm not the only one who grew up thinking that the Burger King was kind of creepy. Now that I think about it, he'd make a really good security guard.

"There's something wrong with this dog."

Imagine walking around town with a capybara in a sailor costume, just acting all casual as if that isn't the strangest thing in the world.

To be honest, though, the little guy looks pretty chill, all things considered.

"I don't know what to believe."

I want to believe that the person who commented with that review just got confused. But there's also a good chance they were trying to troll the place. Either way, it's pretty great.

"Ordered a grilled cheese at Panera and they grilled the cheese but not the bread."

It looks like they toasted the bread lightly, and then stuck a strip of charred cheese between the pieces. Probably just a worker in a rush, but still.

"This was my Christmas gift to everyone in my family."

I'm not sure who I feel more sorry for, all the people who got these pillows as Christmas presents, or the people who had to actually manufacture them. It's a tough call for sure.

"Didn't realize Cabela's got hit so hard by the pandemic, this entire section of their store is completely empty... Very sad to see this."

The sign says camo, and yet all I can see is a bunch of empty racks. Like, where did all the clothing go!?

(Get it, because it's camo?)

Royalty up ahead.

I think the best part about this vandalized sign is that it's still going to have the same effect. Either way, you're going to stop if you see a turtle. Whether it's simply crossing the street, or if it's deserving of a royal precession.

"Saw these little chocolate bars laying on the table and decided to take a bite. Turns out my brother painted solid clay brown at school today to prank me. Needless to say, he got me."

I guess that'll show this sibling to think twice before deciding to eat random chocolates on the table. You never know when they're secretly going to be clay chips.

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