16/04/2012 10:47 BST | Updated 16/04/2012 10:53 BST

Richard Wiseman Shows The World His 10 Favourite Practical Jokes (VIDEO)

The problem with practical jokes is often that they're often just too complicated for their own good. Just think about it - how easy is it to get a bucket of gunge at short notice? Answer: not very.

So thank your lucky pranking stars for popular science author Richard Wiseman and his YouTube channel, Quirkology.

Aimed to tie-in with his book, Quirkology: The Curious Science Of Everyday Lives, the videos they share with the web are silly, funny and ever-so-clever.

Just take a look at this video above of his about his favourite practical jokes, which is just what it says on the tin - ten practical jokes.