An illustrated history of pranks

An illustrated history of pranks

As April Fools’ Day is just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at the history of practical jokes. Here at Hawkin’s Bazaar we take fun, tom foolery and general mischief very seriously. As such, we’ve carried out a lot of research into this field and have put together this rather splendid infographic titled The Evolution of the Prank.

Take a scroll downwards to discover incredible facts such as the date x-ray specs first came about, the inventor of the whoopee cushion and a whole host of other truly captivating details about pranks, practical jokes and general silliness. You might be surprised at what you learn!

Evolution of the prank


  • The worst ever practical joke is the ‘cling film over the gents toilet bowl!’

    • A truly evil act that sends a sends a shiver down our spine just thinking about it. Definitely not one to carry out on someone in your own house, especially if your bathroom is carpeted…

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