Social media users share snaps of office pranks

Who says work is dull? Office employees reveal how their prankster colleagues have lightened the mood

  • People from around the world have shared the funniest goings on in their offices
  • An employee pranks his co workers with a cake that claims to house a toenail 
  • A clever man who wanted a standing desk removed a tile from the floor below 
  • Elsewhere, a painted portrait of women giggling is placed directly above a urinal

A day without humour in the office can be a long one, and a few pranksters can go a long way in keeping spirits high.

Now people from around the world have shared the workplace pranks that have lightened the mood – with the very best collated in a gallery by Parent Influence. 

One photo shows an office filled to the brim with colourful balls, while another trickster put a note on a coffee machine that claimed it was voice activated, and sat back while their workmates scratched their heads. 

Elsewhere, a play on words results in a huge poster of Steve Jobs being printed, and a whole company decides to dress up as one of their coworkers. 

Here FEMAIL reveals some of the funniest examples…

That takes the cake! This bake cake from an office in the US is a sneaky prank for anyone with a sweet tooth, and a sure fire way to get co-workers to keep their mitts off the snacks

Who needs fancy kit? This ingenious US office worker is a step ahead of everyone else he works with when it comes to innovation

Sketchy plan! The IT department at this American company decided enough was enough and that employees had to learn a lesson in keeping their laptops safe

Well you know what they say… love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life. This friendly prank just made whoever works at these desks happy about their jobs for the rest of their lives


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Let’s hope nobody was desperate for coffee! One US company worker knows exactly how to keep themselves entertained. Write a note that isn’t true and then sit back and watch the confusion 

Ever feel like you’re being watched! This portrait placed on top of the urinal at a company in the US might be slightly off-putting  

Cat’s clever! This US office worker thought of a clever way of covering up spilled wine on the carpet that would put a smile on the face of even the strictest boss

Spot the original! This US office is filled to the brim with people who have a good sense of humour. Let’s just hope this person’s dad found the joke as funny

Now that’s a sight you don’t want to run into on a cold dark morning, but a perfect example of how one should use a photocopier

This UK office makes the most of signs that tell them what to do by taking them very literally and then disobeying 

Once one starts taking literally all the signs in the office that get put up, there are likely a lot of hidden meanings between the lines

Depending on where this person works, this could actually be a productive day at the office—justing by the official-looking files though, it wasn’t

A classic pun never fails to impress on a long hard day in the office, especially when it comes in the form of an unsuspecting sticky note as one US worker did

This US office worker may have gone a step too far in the eyes of any parents, but for those without children, it’s quite funny

Oh dear Paul, it doesn’t appear the day was grabbed by both horns. Although, admittedly, productivity as big as the earth of the moon would be a sight to behold

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