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Hilarious (And Totally Harmless) Frat Pranks 

Matt Manser
Updated July 12, 2019 129 votes 36 voters 2k views 14 items

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When it comes to pranks, one group of people seems to rise above the fray and produce results that are truly epic - fraternity brothers. And thanks to these funny frat pranks, you too can join in the fun.

Pranks are something you might do as a kid, but for most people, it's a phase they grow out of. That's not the case for frat brothers. They're in that sweet spot of having the independence to pull any prank they want, while still being young enough to hold onto that childhood immaturity. Sure, some of the best pranks ever aren't necessarily frat-centric, but college life still feels like the prank's home base. Whether it's pulling a fast one on their friends, their enemies at a rival frat, or on the crusty old dean, the best pranks for fraternities stand the test of time. The good news is these pranks for frat brothers can also be done by you - or done on you if you're not careful.

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Unleash A Glitter Bomb
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If you're into things that are sparkly and fun, you probably enjoy glitter. However, if you're in a frat, you might not enjoy it so much... especially if you don't know it's coming.

That's what happens when you contact a company such as RuinDays.com and order a glitter bomb. The company sends what seems like an ordinary package in the mail - and who doesn't love getting package? The answer to that question is "people who have to spend the next several months getting glitter out of incredibly inconvenient places."

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Turn A Room Upside Down

This one is a classic, dating back to rock bands in the '70s, according to MythBusters. Take all the items from a guy's room, and then superglue them to the ceiling. It will take some effort, but with some really strong glue, you can get a table and chairs (and even a bed) to hold onto the ceiling for an extended period of time.

If executed properly, your friend will return home, see their room, and suddenly have no idea which way is up and which is down.

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Turn The Toilet Bowl Water To Jello

All you have to do for this prank is take a pack of gelatin powder and dump it into a toilet. Make sure your victim won't be home for a few hours before attempting it. For best results, stir regularly so the Jello will properly dissolve. Within a few hours, the toilet bowl will be filled with a tasty gelatin dessert that nobody will want to eat.

It's best to use clear or lemon Jello so that it looks like the regular toilet water... although you can also use cherry Jello to make people think something truly terrible has happened.

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Tie Their Door Handle To Another Door Handle
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They say it's always preferable to take down two birds with one stone. Or in this case, prank two people with one rope.

If you have two people with rooms across the hall from each other, just get some rope and tie their doorknobs together. Then knock on the doors and watch them struggle for the next several hours... or until you finally feel bad for your victims and cut the rope.

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