Hilarious April Fools Day Prank – Cat Facts Text

Hilarious April Fools Day Prank – Cat Facts Text

I think this is the best April Fools Day joke – ever!! Let me know what you think in comments!

It all started when a blogger friend posted about a prank she pulled on her husband. She created a free texting account on Google Voice (easy, and takes just a few seconds), and then texted him all day with “cat facts”.

You can do this with any type of text subscription service gone awry. So, if cats don’t do it for you then try something more realistic like Redbox or Dominos Pizza!

My husband had NO CLUE that it was me. I did finally confess, but spent the whole day laughing so hard I was in tears. The best part? He still likes me. 😉  I did this two years ago, but I still send him a random CAT FACT to get a giggle.

Here’s how to pull off this hysterical and annoying April Fools Prank:

  1. Create a new Google Voice text account, they’ll give you a free phone number from which you can text (this way your prank victim won’t recognize the number)
  2. Start texting! You can do this from your computer (easier to type / copy & paste) or from the free Google app for smartphones
  3. That’s it!

Tips to make sure your victim is Punked:

  • Number the facts with very large numbers (to suggest there will be LOTS of them coming!)
    e.g., CAT FACT # 832
  • Throw in things like “how to cancel” so they’ll respond, make the required text something funny
    e.g., To unsubscribe from CAT FACTS, reply with “BAD KITTY!”
  • Then, change the “how to cancel” and make it hard to enter (type)
    e.g., To cancel, reply “ghyt56op81″
  • When they reply, respond with something encouraging, such as:
    Thanks for texting CatFacts! Remember, every time you text you will receive an instant Cat Fact.
  • Throw in things that will scare them a little, such as:
    – VIP memberships are billed to your phone @ $19.99 monthly. Your payment has been accepted.
    – CAT FACTS would like to formally apologize to any VIP subscribers who received duplicate messages, and were incorrectly charged $1,999 instead of $19.99.
    – To unsubscribe from CAT FACTS, reply with “BAD KITTY!” Your payment has been processed.
  • Use cute and slightly annoying cat terms, such as:
    CongrCATS on becoming a VIP member!
    – The more you talk to your cat, the more it will speak to you. Me-wow
  •  For inspiration, check out my Cat Facts below

Here’s the transcript of my Cat Facts April Fools Prank!

  • Me: Welcome to Cat Facts! Thanks for joining. Enjoy our furry friend facts! There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world; 33 different breeds. 12:06 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #432 Cats sweat through the bottom of their paws. When they knead (repeatedly treading on a spot – sometimes its owner) it’s to mark their territory.12:13 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #839 Cat urine glows when a black light shines on it. Find your feline friends’ accidents in your home quickly with a black light. 12:18 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #231 The print on a cat’s nose has a unique ridged pattern, like a human fingerprint. To unsubscribe from CAT FACTS, reply with “BAD KITTY!” 12:24 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #31 – 25% of cat owners admit to blow drying their cat’s hair after a bath, while a mere 1% will admit to shaving theirs. Hope you enjoy CAT FACTS!12:29 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #832 If your cat’s tail quivers when she’s near, it means she loves you! She’s sponsored a premium account so you get Facts every 3 minutes for life!12:32 PM
  • +###########: BAD KITTY! 12:34 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #77 If your cat is thrashing its tail, she is in a bad mood – keep your distance! To unsubscribe from CAT FACTS, reply with “BAD KITTY!” 12:37 PM
  • +###########: Bad kitty! 12:38 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #34 Domestic cats hold their tails straight up while walking. Wild cats’ tails are horizontal or tucked in. To become a VIP member reply with “VIPCAT”12:43 PM
  • Me: CongrCATS on becoming a VIP member! CAT FACT #212 One female could have 100 kittens in her life. 2 cats & their offspring can have 420,000+ kittens in 7 years! 12:47 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #541 Sir Isaac Newton, discoverer of the principles of gravity, also invented the cat door. VIP memberships are billed to your phone @ $19.99 monthly.12:52 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #71 The more you talk to your cat, the more it will speak to you. Me-wow! 12:58 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #564 Kittens begin dreaming when they are over one week old. To unsubscribe from CAT FACTS, reply with “BAD KITTY!” 1:02 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #84 A group of kittens is called a “kindle.” A group of grown cats is called a “clowder.” Male cat is a “tom,” female is a “molly” or “queen” 1:09 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #709 Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves. To unsubscribe from CAT FACTS, reply with “BAD KITTY!” Your payment has been accepted. 1:12 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #1353 Each year Americans spend $4 billion on cat food. That’s $1 billion more than they spend on baby food! 1:16 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #53 Cats bury their feces to cover their trails from predators. <To cancel Cat Facts, reply catfactscancel> 1:20 PM
  • Me: CAT FACTS Please let us know you are not a bot by completing the following sentence: REPLY with: Your favorite animal is the _______. 1:23 PM
  • Me: CAT FACTS Please let us know you are not a bot by completing the following sentence: Your favorite animal is the _______. 1:26 PM
  • Me: CAT FACTS Please let us know you are not a bot by completing the following sentence: Your favorite animal is the _______. 1:27 PM
  • Me: CAT FACTS Please let us know you are not a bot by completing the following sentence: Your favorite animal is the _______. 1:32 PM
  • Me: CAT FACTS would like to formally apologize to any VIP subscribers who received duplicate messages, and were incorrectly charged $1,999 instead of $19.99. 1:37 PM
  • Me: Welcome to Cat Facts! Thanks for joining. Enjoy our furry friend facts! There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world; 33 different breeds. 1:38 PM
  • Me: CongrCATS on becoming a VIP member! CAT FACT #212 One female could have 100 kittens in her life. 2 cats & their offspring can have 420,000+ kittens in 7 years! 1:40 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #541 Sir Isaac Newton, discoverer of the principles of gravity, also invented the cat door. VIP memberships are billed to your phone @ $19.99 monthly.1:43 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #709 Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves. To unsubscribe from CAT FACTS, reply with “BAD KITTY!” Your payment has been processed. 1:45 PM
  • +###########: “BAD KITTY!” 1:47 PM
  • Me: Thanks for texting CatFacts! Remember, every time you text you will receive an instant Cat Fact. To cancel, reply “ghyt56op81″ 1:50 PM
  • +###########: ghyt56op81 1:52 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #23221 Cats use their tails for balance and have nearly 30 individual bones in them! <To cancel CAT FACTS, reply ‘cancel’ > 1:53 PM
  • Me: <Command Not Recognized> Did you know that cats can spend 5 hours or more a day grooming? They like to look purrrrfect! 1:53 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #32973221 Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10. 1:59 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #3221 The majority of cats do not have any eyelashes. Share CAT FACTS with a friend! Reply FRIENDKITTY ### and include their number to sign them up! 2:04 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #975 In its lifetime, the average house cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring. Does your cat purr? 2:11 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #233 A cat’s jaws cannot move sideways. To cancel, reply “ghyt56op81″ 2:21 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #677 Cats see so well in the dark because light goes in and is reflected back out. They work almost like built-in flashlights. 2:31 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #363 When cats are happy, they may squeeze their eyes shut. 2:37 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #333277 Cats rarely meow at other cats. 2:46 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #8232 Cats have been used to deliver mail: In Belgium in 1879, 37 cats were used to deliver mail to villages. 3:01 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #1356 The more you talk to your cat, the more it will speak to you. We think that’s purrrrfect! 3:10 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #32789 The cat has 500 skeletal muscles (humans have 650). To unsubscribe from CAT FACTS, reply with “BAD KITTY!” 3:13 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #22633 Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (compared to human’s 6 muscles each). 3:19 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #2237889 Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for emotion. 3:23 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #22377 Cats’ hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs. 3:26 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT #332 Blue-eyed, pure white cats are frequently deaf. 3:35 PM
  • Me: CAT FACT Receipt $19.99 has been charged to your phone bill. Thanks for enjoying CAT FACTS! 3:39 PM
  • +###########: “BAD KITTY!” 1:47 PM
Special thanks to Time2Save Workshops for this awesome April Fools prank idea! and Buzzfeed for the image!

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