5 Celebrity Pranks That Went Wrong

If you’ve ever been pranked by your friends, you know it’s a good laugh. You get really scared believing someone irreversibly damaged your car, they laugh their heads off and then you feel the sweet relief of finding out it was all only a joke. That’s the scenario the TV show “Punk’D” had in mind. But not everything always went according to plan. As you’ll see in these 5 celebrity pranks that went wrong, whether they were being filmed or not, pranks can be very unpredictable and can take the “prankee” by complete surprise. How would you have reacted if you were in the shoes of these celebrities?

5. Zach Braff Punches a kid on Punk’d

5 Celebrity Pranks That Went Wrong

Ashton Kutcher’s MTV show was all about making fun of rich people and taping it all so we can all get a good laugh out of it. They even managed to get Justin Timberlake and Kanye West freak out because of false reasons. But when they set out to prank Zach Braff, no saw this coming. Donald Faison, Braff’s BFF from “Scrubs” and from real life, thought it would be neat to trick his friend into thinking his brand new $100,000 Porsche was destroyed with spray paint. When the two of them got out of a shop and Braff saw the actor kids damaging his precious car, he chased after a twelve year old and started pummeling him. The hidden camera men ran to the kid’s aid. Needless to say, the fighting scene never aired on Punk’d.

4. The set of “Titanic” was slipped PCP

5 Celebrity Pranks That Went Wrong

To this day it remains a mystery who was the prankster who had the bright idea to lace the lobster chowder for dinner that night with phencyclidine, also known as PCP or angel dust. More than fifty people on the crew were rushed to the emergency room. Bill Paxton remembers that he originally intended to eat Italian food alone in his trailer but changed his mind and joined the others for chowder. He said that after fifteen minutes of eating, some of the crew were in tears, others were laughing and a few were throwing up. Paxton didn’t experience any of this, but something even worse: he got so paranoid all he wanted to do was breath in a paper bag.

3. Leonardo Dicaprio was tricked into getting ill

5 Celebrity Pranks That Went Wrong

It all happened on the set of “Wolf of Wall Street”, where Jonah Hill was waiting for the right moment to prank Dicaprio. His long waiting paid off in the end. Towards the last scenes their two characters are eating sushi when it strikes them that their journey together is about to end. Hill was supposed to have the last morsel of sushi, but he left the honor to Dicaprio, who took that last bite for around seventy times. Apparently, it took Leo that many takes to get the perfect sushi bite on film. By the end, he was feeling so ill after eating so much raw fish, he threw up on Hill’s shoes. No, just kidding, he didn’t do that, but he should’ve.

2. Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross are the Devil

5 Celebrity Pranks That Went Wrong

Back in 2009, Andrew Sachs, a British actor, couldn’t participate as a guest on Brand’s radio show. So the latter, together with his co-host, Jonathan Ross, thought to leave some prank calls on Sachs’ voicemail in which they claimed Russel had a love affair with Sachs’ granddaughter, Georgina. The two pranksters didn’t shy away from offering juicy details on their calls. The two presenters’ idea of a joke attracted the wrath of the public. Over 37,500 complaints flooded BBC, while Brand and Ross had to pay a 150,000 pound fine. As to Georgina, she had to suffer the most. Her grandfather still won’t talk to her to this day and she even got disinvited to her grandma’s 80th birthday.

1. Mel Gibson’s pranks

5 Celebrity Pranks That Went Wrong

Besides being a renowned actor, Gibson is also known among his fellow coworkers for the pranks he used to pull on set. When he was filming “Forever Young” he showed up at Jamie Lee Curtis’ trailer wearing a hockey mask and pretending to be a murderer with a knife. Gibson sent Helen Hunt a frozen rat as a gift on the set of “What women want”. To illustrate exactly how much of a lunatic he is, here’s what he did to Nancy Meyers. He started a fake report about a madman running around the studio, printing memos and posting them here and there. After panic was somehow induced among the crew members, he dressed as the lunatic and attacked Meyers in her office. She started screaming and even stabbed Gibson with a pencil when she thought she was actually being attacked by a murderer.

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School Supplies That No One Really Needs

We all know it’s hard to refrain yourself from buying stuff you already have. And it’s equally hard to say no to school supplies that no one really needs. Including you. You know you’re not going to use half of the stuff you buy before school starts in August. And if you’re wondering about the use of the other half, that’s just supplies you already have. We inevitably get sucked in by the flashy ads. And, of course, there’s peer pressure, the consumerist society we live in tapping into our subconscious, resulting in the irresistible urge to buy all the stuff. That got very dark very fast. Let’s just jump into shiny useless school supplies.

1. The pencil broom

School Supplies That No One Really Needs

Buy this if you want your grandma (or even your mom or dad) go “Back in my day…” And they’re right! Even nowadays this is utterly useless and a waste of good materials. Unless you want to use it for cleaning your laptop’s keyboard, this one should stay on Target’s shelves and not come back home with you.

2. The cup clip

School Supplies That No One Really Needs

I get very nervous just by looking at this photo and imagining all the scalding scenarios that could happen involving some pipping hot coffee and a bare foot. Why make things awkward and unnerving when you could just simply place your cup on the desk, like the rest of us?

3. The school lunch erasers

School Supplies That No One Really Needs

I used to have a drawer full of school lunch erasers. And toy car erasers. Then there were the Pokemon erasers and then the animal erasers. Which smelled like lavender and stained your page purple. So better steer away from erasers that are shaped in any other way than an eraser should be shaped: square.

4. The vitamin highlighters

School Supplies That No One Really Needs

Unless you’re three, you don’t need these. And even then, you wouldn’t be allowed to use them because they’re a chocking hazard, read the label! And before you start arguing they’ll help you highlight things on your textbooks and you’ll be able to remember stuff faster, and you’ll get better grades and get into the uni you want, stop kidding yourself. No one can hold these microscopic things.

5. Nose Pencil Sharpener

School Supplies That No One Really Needs

Let’s put it like this: if you want to make friends, don’t buy this. If you want to have a date for prom, don’t buy this. If you want to ever have someone give you their homework, don’t buy this. If you want to have a shot at a decent high school life, do not, I repeat, do not buy this!

6. The Mini Shopping Cart Organizer

School Supplies That No One Really Needs

What happened with regular organizers? No one used those either, but at least you never had a doubt about their purpose in life. Kids nowadays are all about repurposing, reenvisioning and reconstructing. You couldn’t fit anything in it anyway, you might as well keep your pens all scattered on your desk.

7. The Wind-Up Paper Shredder

School Supplies That No One Really Needs

Leaving aside the fact that this “shredder” couldn’t handle a square of toilet paper, my bigger question is why would you need this in the first place? If you need to shred paper on a daily basis, you probably have an automatic device taking care of destroying evidence. So stick to that and don’t give in to the need to buy more unnecessary stuff.

8. The Catapult Pencil

School Supplies That No One Really Needs

This one is actually cool. It’s so cool, it will probably get in you detention from the first day of school. That’s the main reason that should keep you from buying this. But if you feel adventurous, and you can justify spending $7 on it, think of your fellow students who use improvised devices for pranking colleagues. A moment of silence.

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Life Changing Hacks You Can Make Today

What can you do to improve your overall quality of life besides backpacking through Europe, eating sushi every day and hanging out with Oprah? Well, you know what they say, it’s all in the little things. Check out these life changing hacks you can make today for a pinch of inspiration. Spoiler alert: nothing will happen overnight, and nothing will happen if you only try these tricks out once. We suggest having an open mind and heart, taking everything with a pinch of salt and customizing the tips to better suit you. After all, we’re not xerox copies, we all have something different (albeit fingerprints).

1. Chin up, shoulders back

Life Changing Hacks You Can Make Today

It’s ideal to strike a balance between a low self esteem and narcissism. That means keeping up the positivity and confidence levels, while keeping the negative thoughts at bay. If you’re struggling with the latter, practice makes perfect. You won’t be able to dismiss them from your first try, but if you keep at it, thought restructuring can work wonders.

2. Make your bed as soon as you wake up

Life Changing Hacks You Can Make Today

This must seem a no-brainer, but it has been shown that if you leave your bed messy it can actually cast a shadow over your productivity. And you don’t want to miss deadlines, fail exams, drop out of university and end up homeless, do you now? Long story short, it’s a simple habit that can help you start your day with the right foot and can serve as a foundation for other equally positive habits.

3. Less complaining, more laughing

Life Changing Hacks You Can Make Today

It’s no secret that happy, optimistic people have it easier. Even if this doesn’t come naturally, faking a smile has been proven to lead to genuine smiling and even laughter. A pessimistic and negative outlook on life can really bring you down both physically and emotionally. Remember mens sana in corpore sano. Romans knew what they were talking about.

4. Go all out for others

Life Changing Hacks You Can Make Today

If people around you are happy, it can help you be happy as well. Even more so when you are the reason why they are smiling. So next time you’re at work and feel like a coffee, ask around and see who else would like one. And when’s the last time you bought your mom flowers for no reason at all? What about surprising your significant other with their favorite dinner and a foot rub? Ok, you get the point, play nice, feel nice.

5. Have a sleeping schedule

Life Changing Hacks You Can Make Today

One that you actually follow religiously. And no, making up for lost hours of sleep on the weekend doesn’t count and won’t help you in the least. I’m not advocating for being in bed at 10 pm. I think a smarter move would be to listen to your body instead of ignoring the signals it’s sending you. When you feel tired, don’t make another coffee to pull an all nighter. At the same time, if you feel refreshed at 6 am, don’t linger in bed for four more hours. You’ll feel even groggier and tired after.

6. Gratitude

Life Changing Hacks You Can Make Today

Say “thank you”. A lot! Thank the mail man, thank the sales man, thank the driver who hits the brakes to let you jay walk, although he shouldn’t, thank you mom for dinner (and for cleaning your room, and for giving you pocket money, and for carrying you nine months in her belly). What will this do for you? It will help others see you’re kind and they’ll treat you nicer. The mail man will make an effort not to lose your letters and the sales man will make sure you’re the first one to find out about sales and loyalty deals. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?

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7 Things You Didn’t Know Before Moving Out

As kids, we all day dreamed about growing up, living alone and taking all the decisions for ourselves. But when it gets to it, the whole experience loses its charm, especially if you experience these 7 things you didn’t know before moving out. When you live with your parents you don’t bother too much paying bills, doing laundry or cleaning the house. It usually hits you on your way to college, with a trunkful of clothes, teddy bears and CD collections. It dawns on you that from here on you’re an adult. With responsibilities. That you have to make sure you eat three times a day, and floss daily and have clean socks. Which is both thrilling and depressing.

1. So much laundry

7 Things You Didn't Know Before Moving Out

Before I moved out I always used to complain I had nothing to wear. Now, as an adult living on her own, I realize I own way too many clothes every time I have to do laundry. And the sorting! Beware the red socks, they are your worst enemies. And you know that knob on your washing machine? Recent studies show it allows you to select different programs for different types of clothes. Just putting it out there!

2. What’s for dinner? A jar of Nutella

7 Things You Didn't Know Before Moving Out

And ice cream. With potato chips! And a bucket of Pepsi. Because you’re living on your own and you can. But really, no one will keep tab on what you’re eating once you move out. Except your body, which is probably what matters the most. Your first impulse will be to go in the candy lane and fill your cart with every kind of chocolate in there. You should fight this urge if you still want your parents to recognize you when you go home for Christmas.

3. You’ll have to clean yourself

7 Things You Didn't Know Before Moving Out

Unlike your parents house, which magically cleaned itself, where food appeared every day on the table and the fridge stocked up itself (just kidding, those were your parents keeping you fed and clean), once you start living on your own, things will change. You’ll learn what dusting implies, you’ll discover that you can’t clean your furniture with water and you’re going to have to vacuum. A lot. Better start practicing now.

4. Also, there is ironing

7 Things You Didn't Know Before Moving Out

If you don’t like creased shirts, I have more bad news for you. Hanging your clothes in the bathroom won’t do the trick. You’ll need to watch some Youtube tutorials and burn some shirts before you master the technique, but hey, no one was born knowing it all, right?

5. They have everything at Ikea…

7 Things You Didn't Know Before Moving Out

You’ll go in to buy some glasses and cutlery… and you’ll come out with more than your car can carry. But how could you resist those polka dots curtains, the fake plants, the soft blankets or that set of six versatile, durable pans?

6. … but putting it together is not that much fun

7 Things You Didn't Know Before Moving Out

If you buy a desk for Ikea, you better  be popular in your dorm, because you’re going to need back up. And by that I mean at least six people. Have you seen their instructions? Sure, it’s not rocket science, but it ain’t easy either. And make sure to triple check before you screw everything in tightly. I learned it the hard way.

7. You’ll want to hang out with your parents more

7 Things You Didn't Know Before Moving Out

Yes, it ‘s going to happen. You’ll only remember mom’s awesome lasagna and dad’s mean spaghetti. And you’ll find yourself calling home more and even jumping on a train for a surprise visit. It’s all part of moving out and becoming and adult.

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Back To School Mistakes We All Did

As much as I loved summer break, I’ll go ahead and admit I also liked starting school again. It wasn’t because I got to learn new things, or study for test papers or start thinking about what I wanted to do with my life. Nope! It was all about the stickers, the stationery, the colored highlighters, the backpacks, the new clothes and the smell of new books. Who’s with me? Preparations usually started a couple of weeks before school and it involved running up and down to find the notebook that would strike the perfect balance between an ingenious design, functionality and a unique touch that would make it stand apart. From all these, I have learned lots of back to school mistakes we all did. And, to be frank, still do, even though we don’t get ready for school anymore.

Back To School Mistakes We All Did

I’m pretty sure everyone had one of these at some point. They looked so cool in the store. They were unique and just coming out on the market, they were clear, we just had to have them! And then you’d get home and realize everyone could see everything you put in them. Every-thing! Not so functional in the end, but still cool, to this day.

Back To School Mistakes We All Did

Let’s be honest here, the stickers mania is still going strong and not only for students. And how could you dislike a pokemon sticker, or an Adidas logo? How could you refrain from sticking Donald Duck’s face on your English notebook? I used to stock up on stickers like crazy. Of course I needed one square foot of butterfly stickers, I intended to take biology classes. And how could you say no to those Paris stickers? I used to day dream about visiting the Eiffel Tower every day during math classes.

Back To School Mistakes We All Did

But mom, I need that 400$ leather, hand made folder. How am I supposed to be able to study and get good grades and get into a good university and become a successful doctor and have a happy life without it? In retrospective, we all know we never used it much, it was way simpler to shove handouts in random books and forget them there.

Back To School Mistakes We All Did

Oh, the fashion magazines were a must before starting school. How were you supposed to know what colors matched your hazel eyes and what belt style you should go for? And of course, one magazine was never enough, you had to have multiple points of view in order to form an accurate opinion about the latest fashion tendencies. Which translates into me buying at least seven of them. Just to make sure what color to paint my nails on the first day of school.

Back To School Mistakes We All Did

It was all about colors back then. Everything had to be as colorful as possible. You could feel instantly happy just by looking at a pink highlighter. Oh, good times! By the way, remember pencil grips? Now I can’t help but go “eww!” from all their geekiness, but back then they were all the rage. It was the only way you could have both a nice penmanship and keep your fingers from getting sore.

Back To School Mistakes We All Did

What else did kids with braces do before the first day of school besides flossing even more religiously and washing their teeth eight times a day? Choose the perfect braces color, of course. And man, the struggle was real! Should I go tutti frutti or keep it classy, mono color, and go all blue? Come to think of it, green goes better with those new sandals, I should stick to green. Oh, the purples ones sure look nice. Needless to say, I ended up wearing the clear ones.

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