These Office Pranks Prove Revenge Is Best Served At Work

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A typical professional office space is meant to ensure a calm working environment designated solely for completing tasks. Obviously, these employees didn’t get the memo, pulling priceless pranks that have HR on call 24/7.

Sticking To What They Know

In a reality in which we depend on our phones to know the time, rely on computers to connect to the rest of the world at all hours, is it really surprising this prank would give every single one of us a mini heart attack?

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Trick Or Treat?

Whether a client is acting rude or the internet is being slow, some days can turn sour due to numerous different reasons. In case of such a day, many employees choose to brighten up their day with something sugary and sweet. Unfortunately, the workers in this office had another thing coming – instead of biting into these mouthwatering, seemingly innocent candy apples, the employees experience turned sour as they bit into raw onions instead. This prank is perfect for Halloween!

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Thinks Highly Of Himself

Some people like to keep to themselves at work. They see it as a place to get their job done. Since mingling with other employees is not on their daily agenda, others can view this type of behavior as rude and condescending. The best way to prank someone who thinks highly of himself? Treat them like they wish to be treated! Fellow office workers had enough of their colleague’s attitude, so they gave him a taste of his own medicine.

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Meaty Mouse

This greasy prank is definitely one for the books – and should be awarded top marks for the amount of effort put in, too. Unless this was done to a vegan or vegetarian, it is hard to think of someone who would not find this hilarious. Notice the prankster went the extra mile and made sure the newly personalized mouse was placed on a plate covered with paper towels. On the bright side, at least this office is dealing with a considerate jokester.

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Back To The Past

Imagine getting up in the morning, making your way to work and approaching your cubicle – only to notice it has been completely turned into a 1960’s office space? This blast from the past is not only witty, it is notably neat. Whether it is the outdated typewriter, antiquated rotary dial telephone, memorable periodic coke bottle or old-fashioned calendar, someone wanted their colleague to get the full 1960’s workspace experience. This could be an on point prank to someone known as having outdated opinions.

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I’d Rather Not…

You know it’s going to be a good day if someone brings cake into the office. It does not matter the reason – it could be someone’s birthday, a promotion or general announcement – as long as there’s a piece waiting for us, we’re in! However, every rule has an exception, and this cake is definitely the exception. This prank could be a good one in case whoever made this cake was not big on sharing – but writing “find the toenail” is going too far!

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Crying Over Spilled Water

Something tells us this prank is payback, maybe for a loss of an after-work happy hour beer pong game. It is hard to gather all your energy and give it all to focusing on work, so returning to your seat after a lunch break only to find your office space has been completely taken over by plastic, water filled cups could take its toll. Notice the prankster went all out there, placing cups of different colors and leaving a snarky message.

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Life’s A Beach

It is hard to sit in a cubicle all day without daydreaming of your next vacation promising sun kissed hair, clear blue skies and enough time to read that 400-page book you’ve been putting off since you can remember. In between replying to emails and answering the continuously ringing office phone, sometimes people forget the importance of taking time off for themselves. Luckily, this employee had good friend to remind her that it might be that time of the year.

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Considerate Joker

Human Resources is the organizational team that is in charge of dealing with issues related to the employees. If a business has a couple of jokesters on their hands, HR most likely have their hands full with reassuring other employees not to take their actions too seriously. This prank, on the other hand, is highly considerate of both HR and the person it was intended for since there isn’t a lot of cleaning up necessary, but the prank was still hilarious.

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Terminating Work

Nothing is more annoying than trying to move your mouse around and scroll through, only to find out your mouse is not working. Thinking the battery might need changing or mouse require recharging, usually, the mouse is turned over. What this employee did not expect to find is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s face staring right back at him. The reference to The Terminator‘s alarming red eye is definitely startling, but epic nonetheless. We wonder what other movie-related jokes this prankster is going to pull.

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Extreme Measures

Having to go to the bathroom is something many people feel comfortable doing only in the privacy of their homes, as they dread public restrooms. Therefore, going to the bathroom situated right smack in the middle of the office and have to share it with colleagues can make a lot of employees feel less than comfortable. This prank is an original way of guaranteeing you will have the entire bathroom to yourself – make it seem as though all the stalls are occupied, so whoever came in would have to return later.

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Curiosity Killed The Cat

This evil prank is also a social experiment – not only is it interesting to see who would be too scared to unveil what terrifying creature is hiding underneath the paper cup, but also how long it will take before someone brave enough will turn the cup over – only to reveal it is empty. The biggest question of all will be the latest topic of discussion in the office – was the cup always empty, or did the unidentified horrible creature manage to escape?

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Better Safe Than Sorry

No, this is not a spacecraft floating somewhere in the galaxy – this is an office space tampered by an employee who has both a lot of spare time on their hands and a healthy sense of humor. Just think about how much time it probably took the rascal to pull this prank off – and how much time it will take the person sitting in this cubicle to remove all the aluminum foil from his office equipment! Say what you want, this cubicle looks pretty snazzy to us.

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Cheeto Cheater

Everyone has that one guy in the office who constantly tries to steal their co-workers’ food. Did you bring a tasty, home-cooked lunch? He’s there, eyeing your plate carefully. Treated yourself to your favorite chocolate bar at the end of a long, tiring day? He’s there again, asking for a bite. Well, it is obvious someone in this office had enough of the muncher – and decided to pay him back in the best way possible. We bet he won’t be asking for food from others anymore!

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Where Do You Think You’re Going?

Going grocery shopping is an unavoidable task, but it is one most people try to postpone as much as they can. It is therefore easy to understand why grocery store employees get bored and turn to pulling pranks – they need more interaction with people on a daily basis. This car probably belonged to an especially rude customer or a co-worker who had it coming. Either way, it would be especially entertaining to watch the car owner try to break free of this cart prison.

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Mint Chocolate Chip

If you’re into having Oreo cookies for breakfast and still have not brushed your teeth, why not simply eat these tasty treats? It takes a really cold hearted individual to pull off a stunt like this, especially since a lot of people like to lick the white oreo filling prior to munching on the cookie. Swapping the delicious cream with toothpaste could be a perfect treat to hand misbehaved kids on Halloween, but if you ask us, these are a waste of perfectly good Oreos.

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Sticky Situation

Although it remains unknown what could have led an employee to completely cover his co-worker’s car with colorful post its, the final result is quite impressive. This vivid vehicle redesign could have been payback after poor Jim refused to give his colleagues a ride after work, or maybe this was an act of kindness after Jim had complained his car was old and needed a little renovation. At least Jim didn’t have a hard time finding his car out in the packed parking lot!

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Cage Against The Machine

When you approach the copying machine to make copies of official papers, legal forms or other business related reports, the last thing you would expect to see is good ‘ol National Treasure actor Nicolas Cage’s face on every single one of your copies. Beyond surprising, it would probably take a while to find out the cause behind this so called miraculous appearance. Good thing executives never make copies, otherwise whoever pulled this prank could have gotten into serious trouble.

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Say It, Don’t Spray It

This particular prank has many different forms – the voice activated sign was placed on printers, faxes and photocopying machines too. This location struck gold, however, since if there’s one type of person pranksters need to stay away from is tired, overworked employees who want nothing more than to be left alone and have their daily dosage of caffeine. Seeing this sign first thing in the morning and having to yell at a coffee machine that clearly is refusing to cooperate makes one heck of a prank.

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All Wired Up

Unless your phone’s ringtone is a catchy tune and all-time favorite, chances are having it ring relentlessly will drive others crazy. This prank will not only be incredibly frustrating to the person trying to answer his phone, but also to the workers around him who are actually trying to get some work done – unlike the jester who came up with the concept of this prank. On the other hand, modern times guarantee every employee has their own personal phone attached at the hip, making the prank outdated.

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Dough-Not Mess

Craving cream filled doughnuts as a tasty side to your morning coffee will probably cause you to splurge a little every now and again, but imagining the disgust on your colleagues’ faces as they take a bite into the mayonnaise filled pastries is absolutely priceless. Granted, this prank assures you will no longer have any friends in the office, but at least you will gain the title of most ruthless prankster around, so no one will dare challenge you back.

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Different Perspective

A rather unique way of making a colleague turn their frown upside down is turning their office upside down and tying everything to the ceiling. Sure, it may sound like a lot of work, but it just so happens this prankster was not about to let something small like gravity get in the way of his stunt. Unfortunately, there is no video of what was done to take the desk and chairs off the ceiling, but we can imagine it was quite the mission.

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A Hole Lot Of Fun

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt – and in this case, someone is about to get hit in the head by a golf ball. The mysterious reason behind the hole being number 7 remains unclear, but at least they kept the office phone at hand’s reach, just to clarify the fact this is still a place of work. To be frank, we would vote to keep the smaller than miniature mini golf course – it certainly spices up the cubicle.

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Bear With Me…

Animal rights activists will no doubt freak out about this prank, claiming that it clearly is animal abuse to take a bear out of its natural habitat. But in all seriousness, we just have to ask – who was the lunatic who thought it would be funny to bring a real, live bear to the office in the first place? Here is hoping the poor creature was safely removed from the premises and that no one was hurt. The conductor of mischief took this gag too far.

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How Do You Like Your Coffee?

An artwork in itself, this mug has a sculptured bottom resembling a filthy ashtray with ash and cigarette butt remainders. We pity the fool who innocently let their co-worker make them a cup of coffee and drink all the way only to discover the surprise waiting at the bottom of the mug. Alternatively, if this was done by an employee to their boss, it most likely caused them to be sent to HR, in addition to disciplinary action being taken.

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Gender Bender Chamber

Politics aside, there is a reason male and female bathrooms are set apart from one another – mostly for the convenience of its users. However, one person had enough of this gender-biased designated toilets, so they decided to take matters into their own hands and mix things up a bit. It may seem like a harmless, funny practical joke, but we hope there isn’t a harassment suit coming their way! The women entering the bathroom probably noticed the urinals and made a quick escape as it is.

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I Love Me

The office know-it-all and self-absorbed employee sometimes needs to be put in his place and understand that while he might be highly intelligent and have an extensive amount of experience, not everything revolves around him. A successful business is also dependent on the chemistry between the working staff, meaning that in addition to showing off your own capabilities, make sure to emphasize those of your colleagues and act as a real team player. Just look at the prank these guys pulled to indicate just that.

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You Have Got To Be Kitten Me

Ironically, the computer mouse is the only thing in this cubicle that isn’t covered with cat pictures! Whether it is a sushi wrapped kitten or boxing puss, this desk has it all. Notice the amount of attention that was given to detail, such as the different cat breeds that were stuck onto each key on the keyboard and phone – now that is one joker who is fully committed to his art. Personally, we would prefer our desks to be covered with dogs.

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Dun-Come Knockin’ On My Door

Say what you will, no practical joke is crueler than one messing with delicious treats. They call it comfort food for a reason, and the reason is that you turn to it when you are feeling low and want something soothing to make you feel better about life. An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but a doughnut a day will take your sadness away! So all in all, it’s a win-win. At least whoever thought of this scheme was nice enough to provide dip options.

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Must(ard) You Do That?

Whoever pulled this prank probably had good intentions at heart – right up until they mastered the art of mustard frosting. This baked act could be a fantastic going away treat made by an employee seeking revenge on his co-workers, and indeed, revenge never tasted this good/bad. It really is a shame, since those muffins look good enough to eat! But all good things must come to an end, exactly like our appetite the minute we came across this prank.

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Secret Santa came early this year, and this guy has already had enough of the holidays to last a lifetime. It’s fun to receive gifts, especially a number of them – some might even say the act of receiving a gift and unwrapping it is the best part, but this prankster took it to the next level. After this employee had his office equipment and personal belongings wrapped in festive paper, this guy announced the company should count him out next year.

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Mouse Trap

The best way to overcome a phobia is to come face to face with it – at least, that’s what people say. Our guess is that whoever sits in this cubicle is not a big fan of rats, and his colleagues decided to help him deal with his fears by facing them head on. The high pitched shrieking sound that was quick to follow the sight of dozens of stuffed rats covering the cubicle guaranteed it would take more than a prank to overcome his fears.

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Always Chasing Rainbows

“Well aren’t you just a ray of sunshine?” is a common sarcastic phrase directed towards those who are anything but. You know the kind – they roam around the office with a sour expression on their face, bringing down the energy of the office. Well, the people in his office were fed up with his behavior and decided he needed the message to be clearer. Therefore, they waited for a rainy day and then placed melted crayons on his car’s windshield. The rest was magic.

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Nailed That

Covering a soap bar with clear nail polish is more than a well-thought out prank – it is pure genius. Putting aside the fact employees will roam around the office with dirty hands and spread germs, that shiny top coat is bound to make plenty of frustrated individuals rub the soap vigorously, puzzled at the fact no soap suds are left on the palm of their hands. However, most offices now have liquid soap in the bathrooms – perhaps due to many pranksters who successfully pulled this one off.

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All Eyes On You

Returning to your desk after a relaxing lunch break is often accompanied by a general sense of fatigue. An alternative way to wake up which does not include doubling your daily dose of coffee is falling victim to this particular prank. Just as you settle down at your desk to get some work done, suddenly you feel a pair of eyes gazing at you. Looking up to see seemingly  peering from above is a sure way to get you wide awake.

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Tastebud Explosion

It was not that long ago when social media was full of videos of people putting Mentos inside Coke bottles to watch their favorite soda turn into a ticking time bomb. The genius who thought of this prank probably didn’t take into account the fact that putting Mentos in ice and handing them to unaware folks could lead to dangerous outcomes. We would not be quick to try this at home (or the office), but this could be a good start for a science project.

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Evil Takes Many Forms

“Someone went around the airport and stuck these all over the place!” read the caption that went along with this picture. As if it is not a challenge in itself to find a place to charge your phone or laptop before a flight, now these stickers are here to mislead the innocent tourists and business travelers. In all honesty, you can’t blame those who were fooled for trying to push their chargers into the stickers – they look incredibly realistic!

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Trashy Party

While most people at work would probably praise you for finally taking some time off to relax and go on holiday, some of your closest friends might not see it that way. A true friend, as this prankster would gladly point out, would make you regret the minute you left and find the perfect way to avenge the fact you left them alone in the office. This is the case for Sergey, who was away for a while – and returned to this pile of trash and his grinning colleagues.

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Sweet (And Sour) Revenge

We’re going to go out on a limb here and guess that was not what the McDonald’s manager meant when he told his employee he could finish his shift only after stacking up all the condiments. Little did he know ordering this Star Wars enthusiast to complete such a task would translate into having all sauces available stacked up as a reenactment of the Galactic Civil War’s Battle of Hoth. Got to give him extra credit for creativity!

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Going Green

We’re not sure that is what the decorator meant when stating “this office could use a little greenery,” but someone evidently took that comment to heart. Tampering with office equipment is not something we would recommend adding to your to do list anytime soon, but we have to admit that this lively keyboard is a creative prank. Going green is a well-served cause, but perhaps it is better to pick a way to do so without having your fingers type around a tiny forest.

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