Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

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Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby lgrauer » Mar 14 2011 2:26 pm

Who says you can't have a little fun while waiting on your mini-prep incubation? And what better way to do it than wreak a little humorous havoc on your fellow unsuspecting lab-mates. So in honor of April Fools, let us know your favorite protocol for creating an air of unwarranted anxiety or plain pandemonium - even better if you can get video footage of your prank in action.

So post your ideas right here in the forum and upload any videos to YouTube (include an attached link) and we'll publish the best and most creative submissions in weekly online newsletter...hey who says you'll never be published?

But please, we ask that you keep your idea and video submissions clean and appropriate for a broad audience and never endanger yourself or others for the sake of a good laugh.
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Re: Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby CrowSan » Mar 16 2011 5:12 am

One of the "classic" lab pranks has to be putting a piece of dry ice in a 1.5 ml eppendorf tube, closing the tube and "slipping it" into someones lab coat pocket.... (ice sublimes, tube "pops", screams ensue).
I am not saying anyone should do this however ..... :twisted:
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Re: Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby mchlbrmn » Mar 16 2011 11:44 am

CrowSan wrote:I am not saying anyone should do this however .
Of course not. You would never suggest such a thing.
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Re: Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby CrowSan » Mar 17 2011 9:04 am

:D :evil: :D :evil: :D :evil: :D :twisted: ................. :P
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Re: Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby r.rosati » Mar 17 2011 8:01 pm

CrowSan wrote:One of the "classic" lab pranks has to be putting a piece of dry ice in a 1.5 ml eppendorf tube, closing the tube and "slipping it" into someones lab coat pocket.... (ice sublimes, tube "pops", screams ensue).
I am not saying anyone should do this however ..... :twisted:


Heheh I have a slightly more dangerous variation: put dry ice in a screw-cap eppie, see it melt to liquid CO2, put it on the floor, crush it with your foot. BOOM! Watch people as they look for the equipment that just exploded.
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Re: Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby CrowSan » Mar 18 2011 9:11 am

I think the Geneva convention bans the use of screw cap epi's..... people can get annoyed when they have to pick bits of plastic from their faces....
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Re: Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby r.rosati » Mar 22 2011 9:38 pm

Nah, 'sokay, it bans only 50-ml Falcon tubes :)
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Re: Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby CrowSan » Mar 23 2011 7:55 am

hehehehehhehehe
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Re: Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby JMG » Mar 23 2011 7:12 pm

How about:

"Did you hear you got your grant?"
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Re: Open call for April Fools lab pranks and hijinks

Postby CrowSan » Mar 24 2011 4:15 am

Ouch! That's just mean. :D
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