How do you tell the difference between a chili bean and a green bean?
The chilly one wears a jacket.
Yes, it’s a barrel of laughs around here.
My 8-year-old is currently obsessed with jokes, riddles and all things comical. Her timing and delivery has improved dramatically since her preschool days when she used to give away the punch line at the beginning of the joke.
Rattling off riddles in one thing, but when you are trying to execute a real practical joke, you need to consider your victim, ahem, I mean audience. For example, when I was in middle school my high school aged brother decided to prank me and my younger brother with suds-less soap. He liberally coated a fresh bar of dial soap with my mom’s clear fingernail polish. I scrubbed the soap in my hands for nearly five minutes without producing a single bubble.
Another sophomoric prank that can be pulled on a variety of unsuspecting housemates is the colored water trick. All you need is a container of water, some food coloring and an empty juice bottle. Simply, add a few drops of food coloring to a jug of water and mix well. The liquid should resemble Kool-Aid. Next, pour the concoction into an empty juice bottle and leave it in the refrigerator. Hide out until a thirsty sibling reaches for the “juice,” and then watch his face when he takes a gulp of the colored water.
If the “juice” prank fails, head to the bedroom. You can trick family members of all ages by folding the top sheet in half before tucking it in a freshly made bed. When your victim slides into the bed he or she will wonder what happened to the rest of the sheet. This classic practical joke is extra effective if the person hops into bed without turning on a light.