09/08/2016 15:17 BST | Updated 09/08/2016 15:19 BST

Man Pranked Into Believing Nuclear War Just Started

"It's World War III."

This is probably one of the cruellest pranks you could play on someone, particularly if you live near the UK’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

This group of jokesters managed to prank their friend with a fake news broadcast reporting the beginning of World War III. The show is then replaced with the Emergency Broadcast System, which states nuclear weapons have been launched at the UK.

Very scary stuff, but he seemed to function well under the threat of total annihilation.