Is This Fake Power Outlet Sticker The Best Practical Joke In The World?

These days, sadly, it's hard to get by without technology - whether it's a laptop, a phone, an iPod, an iPad, an electric toothbrush, a shaver or a battery back to help keep all those things charged, we're in constant need of sockets.

That's never more the case than when on the move either, especially when phones have a habit of dying when we need them most. So it's important when travelling to try to keep the batteries as close to fully charged as possible.

Which makes this one of the most deviously obnoxious but brilliant and hilarious pranks we've seen. You see, some practical joker has been sticking stickers that look like US electric outlets at airports and other public spaces, and they look so realistic that people are falling for them in droves.

27-year-old Brandon Ewing, posted a few pictures of the deceptive stickers that fooled him into thinking they were actually real sockets that he could use. And it's easy to see why - they're very lifelike.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

"So I scour around Vegas airport looking for an outlet to save me, not knowing I am now unwittingly entangled in the web of history's greatest villain," said Brandon, who went on to call the culprit a 'Machiavellian, modern-day Loki'.

He wasn't the only one to be fooled, either - people have been posting photos of the stickers that have caught them out, and every one of them seems equally pissed off, deflated and impressed.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

But it seems that it's not just one culprit behind the pranks. Rather, it's a whole bunch of people who have been buying packs of the stickers for NSFW prank website

The socket is one of their more tasteful offerings, but there are plenty of more risqué practical jokes - such as cylinders branded with websites such as, and, which, while less subtle, are still guaranteed to cause your friends - or maybe your enemies - a bit of embarrassment.

Still, nothing is quite as cruel or brilliant as those socket stickers. Once they start selling ones that look like UK outlets, there'll be no stopping us.

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Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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