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An Important Internet Classic: 10 Pranks That Will Spice Up Your Relationship

Just about two years ago, Fox Magazine (a magazine, by Fox, for ladies) published "10 Pranks That Will Spice Up Your Relationship," and promptly removed the post. Thankfully, the Wayback Machine is here to save the day, on this day, the annual worst day on the Internet. Wayback is being a little wonky, but let's revisit a few of the best pranks here, so that we all may spice up our respective relationships today:

2. This is one of our favorites and it can translate into a number of situations. Ask your guy to go to the supermarket and give him a list of made up things like dehydrated water, sweet salt or a blunt knife. If he’s into fixing things, send him to the hardware store for a glass hammer or cement humidifier. For the sports guy, tell him to grab a box of curveballs and meet you in the park after work. Beware though, this could keep him tied up for a while.

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4. Save an empty juice or Gatorade bottle (grape or cranberry works best) and fill it with water. Add a few drops of food coloring so the water becomes the color of whatever juice was originally in the bottle. When he goes to have a glass, watch his face as he takes a sip — he will be expecting something sweet and get a bland surprise instead!

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5. If your guy is shy but has a good sense of humor, take a picture of the toilet in your bathroom, then plug your digital camera into a computer or TV and load the picture onto your screen. When he comes out of the bathroom, start laughing and pointing. He will see the picture and think you saw him in there!

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7. An oldie but goodie: Superglue a coin to the floor and watch as he scratches away to pick it up.

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10. Lastly, we’ve got a no-fail prank that anyone can do and it’s sure to get a laugh. Open a bedroom door slightly (or any door that you know he will walk through) and put a pillow at the top of it — when he opens the door the pillow will hit them on the head. Make up for your wily ways and offer to kiss his boo-boo!

Remember that everything you see today is a lie and recall this sage advice from our friends at Fox: a harmless prank can certainly lead to some steamy activity underneath the sheets, but a cruel prank can turn him to ice. Stay safe out there.

Photo via stevendepolo/flickr.



20 Comments / Post A Comment

Emma Carmichael

Lost to history are the additional suggested pranks left in the comments on this post, one of which was "Leave him a note that says IM GONNA MURDER YOU and then murder him!!!!!! He wont see it coming." (They MAY have had something to do with the removal of the post.)

Caity

Instead of putting water in the ice cube trays, leave 'em empty. Your guy will be expecting a cold drink, but he'll get one that is warm or room temp! Don't forget to tell him you're just kidding. ;)

StandardTuber

@Caity Remember to mime putting the ice cubes in the cup and make the *clink* sound to complete the joke!

DoMark

"For the sports guy, tell him to grab a box of curveballs and meet you in the park after work. Beware though, this could keep him tied up for a while." This is so stupid it makes me angry. I hate this dumb day.

grizzle_bees

Wait. "kiss his boo-boo" from being hit in the head with a PILLOW?! Is the "pillow" actually an empty pillowcase filled with doorknobs? Because THAT is the kind of prankin' I'm into.

PBandJ

I would actually be delighted to watch my guy "scratch away" at the coin stuck to the floor.

needsmoresalt

I love this classic so much! Thanks for reminding me of its existence. Someone needs to take all of these tips and turn them into a charmingly illustrated story.

StandardTuber

Order a pizza for dinner but before he sees the pizza take it out and replace it with pieces of bread. He'll open the box and have a sad, but you'll be there to cheer him up!

Oh, I am going to be thinking about this stuff all day....

StandardTuber

When he asks you to read him a story for bedtime [this imaginary fool boyfriend that we're playing games with sounds like he'd need a bedtime story] put a scary book like The Dahmer Files or It inside of his storybook and laugh and laugh while he wonders "Wha Hapn'd?"

StandardTuber

Replace your lipstick with dirt and go in for a kiss!

Aeroplane

@StandardTuber These do get a lot easier to write if you imagine your boyfriend is Fred Willard.

StandardTuber

Bake his favorite batch of cookies using baking soda instead of baking powder, and when he gags in disgust tell him "Your mother gave me the recipe!"

StandardTuber

Tell him you're not feeling well and ask that he take your temperature and when he's not looking dip the thermometer into your hot cup of coffee. He'll have a big surprise when he comes back to check your temp!

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

@StandardTuber Tell him you're making steak for dinner, but then make something different that's not steak! ha ha!

StandardTuber

@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)
"I thought there was steak?"
"Why would you think that? Cause you're a man?"
"What?"
"WHAT?"
"I thought there was steak..."

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

These were published two years ago, which is a great prank in itself, because there's a huge difference between "two years ago" and "in 1952, in whatever the ladies' equivalent of Highlights magazine was." You got me, Fox! So funny!

Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that)

The "Hug Me" sign one might actually be funny now, because LOL your husband would be wondering why everyone is asking him "What rhymes with 'hug me'?"

frigwiggin

Take the tab off his beer can and watch him struggle to open it! Not for too long, though--better get it for him and give him a kiss to make up for it. He's still the man, after all!

RNL
RNL

Today I planned to shake my beloved awake and tell him I was pregnant, but he woke up before I got back from making coffee, so joke's on me.

Statham

I teach, so I expected a bunch of my kids to play pranks on me.

The worst I had was one student trying to convince me he was put in jail last night, and I was like, "Why are you here then? You need a better prank."

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