The prank call has become one of the most popular of all practical jokes thanks in no small part to the internet and the rise of social network sites. Twenty years ago if a prank call was made, for example on live radio, the only people to hear about it were the listeners of the show or the community of engineers who began to make special tapes of prank calls to share them amongst themselves. These days however if you fancy cheering yourself up by listening to an amusing prank call or two, all you have to do is search on Google for prank call websites and any number of them will provide hours of entertainment.
And thanks to social network sites like Facebook or Twitter a prank call can become a worldwide phenomenon in a matter of days or even hours as people share links to the prank call on their profile. One particularly funny prank call that did the rounds on Facebook recently was recorded on an Irish radio station and involved an 8 year old girl from Dublin who phoned up a local demolition company and asked them to come and knock down her school. The recipient of this prank call was pretty adamant that the company wouldn't be sending any wrecking balls out to the little girl's school, but nevertheless they remained oblivious to the fact that the prank call was being broadcast live to the nation. The innocent and genuinely harmless nature of this prank call along with the cheeky character of the little girl requesting the demolition made it a favourite with the prank call community and it regularly features on ‘most amusing' prank call charts.
If you're thinking of making a prank call, there are now a number of prank call websites that you can visit to give you ideas and help you make the prank call so that nobody knows it's you. You can choose from a range of different prank call ideas and pick the one that you think will provide the most giggles. The prank call will be charged by the minute and you can listen is at it's happening to make sure you're getting your money's worth in laughs.