Press Esc to close
Thursday 24 July 2014
News updated at 8:02 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27.9°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Pranks on Facebook take over traditional jokes: survey

London, Oct 8, 2012, (PTI) :

Changing someone's status on Facebook and sending a fake text from a friend's mobile are favourite practical jokes for most people, a UK-based survey has found.

Half of the jokes carried out by 18 to 24-year-olds are shared online and about 40 per cent of those polled said they were likely to "prank" a friend with the aid of technology rather than with traditional jokes, the Daily Express reported.

The survey of 2,000 people in the UK by confectioners Maynards found that jumping out at someone was number one on the top 10 jokes list and next was making prank phone calls.


They were followed by 67 per cent of young adults admitting their Facebook status had been changed.

Sending fake texts from someone's phone came fourth, followed by "photobombing", or jumping into someone's photograph as it is being taken.

Men carried out the most pranks at 74 per cent compared to 61 per cent of women.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Sir Chris Hoy passes the Queen's Baton to Prince Imran

Sir Chris Hoy passes the Queen's Baton to Prince Imran

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the opening ceremony of the ...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the opening ceremony of the ...

Malaysia's Norbaini Hashim (L) and Siti Ruhani (R) challenge

Malaysia's Norbaini Hashim (L) and Siti Ruhani (R) challenge

Navjot Chana of India, in white attempts to throw Brandon ...

Navjot Chana of India, in white attempts to throw Brandon ...

Scotlands Neil Speirs and David Peacock react to a ball...

Scotlands Neil Speirs and David Peacock react to a ball...

Emma Jackson of Australia R, Kirsten Sweetland of Canada

Emma Jackson of Australia R, Kirsten Sweetland of Canada

An overall view of the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre during the first session of the ...

An overall view of the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre during the first session of the ...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, back left, smiles as she...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, back left, smiles as she...

Members of England's team compete during the  Men's team pursuit ...

Members of England's team compete during the Men's team pursuit ...

Sophie Taylor of England competes in a Women's 50m Breaststroke heat...

Sophie Taylor of England competes in a Women's 50m Breaststroke heat...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523