The Brief: People are pranking their friends and family members by tricking them into holding a cup of water on the ceiling with a broom and then walking away.
April Fools’ Day has come and gone but some pranks last year-round. Although this prank did not start on the internet, it has gone viral through videos posted to social media of people being fooled by their friends and family members. Popularized by an episode of MTV Pranked, this trick is a bit cruel but usually done in good fun.
Mom is a good sport in the prank her daughter pulled from r/ContagiousLaughter
How It’s Done
This prank can be executed relatively easily. All someone has to do is get another person to hold the bottom of a broom while the handle is keeping a cup or bowl of water pushed against the ceiling. Then, the prankster walks away, leaving that person stranded. A common method of tricking people into falling for this prank involves telling them that its a “magic trick” and that you will soon make the water disappear.
Pranks Gone Wrong
The goal of this trick is to leave victims with no choice but to let go of the broom, pouring water on their own head. However, in some instances, people either don’t fall for the prank in the first place or they manage to get the water down, sometimes then splashing the person who tried to prank them.
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So @mikeanthony and I saw this video on IG of this prank. You get someone to hold a cup of water against the ceiling with a broomstick..then leave them there.. so if/when they move, the water pours on them! Immediately we thought @tyler.naquin would be the perfect person to get! We created some dumb card trick in 10 seconds before video ….. And this sob pulls off a miracle escape somehow like an absolute G!! #dontunderestimatethekid #thoughtwehadhim
So I tried tricking my mom to hold the cup of water with the broom.. yeah it didn’t work. 💀💀😭😂😂 pic.twitter.com/GdcBu6gJNj
— Alejandra (@AleeeRobless) March 14, 2019