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Pranksters Get Punched After Their Bad Jokes Backfire

Pranks can be fun... when they go well.

It is easy to envision scenarios when simple, mindless pranks are executed to perfection, leaving the "victim" potentially embarrassed, but not negatively affected in a greater sense. Then, there are the pranks that go very wrong, riling up the "victim" to the point of anger or even retaliation.

These are five instances of that phenomenon.

From eating the food off a stranger's plate, activating an inanimate object and simply spreading misinformation to force a reaction, some of these pranks could have been entertaining or even hilarious. Unfortunately for the prankers, they didn't go according to plan.

Enjoy the uncomfortable and amusing spectacle of when things go horribly wrong.

Editor's Note: The video below contains some NSFW language.

This article was originally published on August 28, 2015.

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