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Pranking 101: Ketchup PrankPranking 101: Ketchup Prank

Pranking 101: Ketchup Prank

Sep 19, 2021

The invention of ketchup has definitely brought a lot of tang to our lives. Thanks to this tomato-ey goodness, fried foods have found their perfect match. But do you know what’s a more perfect match—ketchup and pranks! As Ownage Pranks believe that every single thing in this world can be used as the perfect pranking medium, we are here with another installment of our Pranking 101 series. Get ready to get oozed with the best ketchup prank ideas we have for you!

The word "ketchup" comes from the Chinese word kòi, which means pickled fish sauce. The first known use of ketchup as a condiment was in 1801. In those days, it was made from tomatoes, mushrooms, and spices with a vinegar base. It wasn't until the late 1800s that tomato paste became more common than other ingredients for making this sauce. Even so, most people didn't know what ketchup was until they saw it on American TV shows like I Love Lucy or Happy Days in the 1950s-1970s America.

The origins of the ketchup bottle are unclear, but it is believed that Henry John Heinz, thus the name of the popular ketchup brand, was the first person to sell tomato sauce in 1876. He called his product "tomato ketchup" and he began selling it with a free recipe book so people could learn how to make their own. His company still sells this popular condiment today.

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Know that we’ve learned about the origin of this popular condiment. Let’s head onto our bestselling ketchup prank ideas. But first, here is the list of considerations you should take into account so you don’t end up getting in trouble:

Check their prank-o-meter

Pranks are meant to be taken lightly and with good humor. Make sure that you’re not harming someone else in your joke, especially if they have different values from yourself or don't think pranking is funny at all! Remember: it's always better when people can laugh together after a sensitive situation has been blown out-of-proportion by some jokester who wanted attention for himself (not really).

Have a bribe prepared at hand

What if you've gone too far? The cruelest prank ideas have the tendency to affect people's feelings towards us, or worse: they hate us! The scenario where this happens is called a crisis in humor because it can be rough on both parties involved. If ever there is such dilemma with your victims then don't worry - all hope isn’t lost just yet! One of these methods would involve giving something valuable like baked cookies and lasagna which has been prepared specially by yours truly.

Timing is important

When deciding whether or not to pull off a prank, timing is one of the most crucial factors in play. You don't want your plan to backfire or your victim to have a heart attack because they're going through something tough at home and have had too much caffeine for their own good! 

Ketchup Prank Ideas

While these pranks are simple, they are sure to get the people in your life laughing!

Make Your Own For Your Ketchup Pranks!

Ever wonder why you can’t buy a bottle of ketchup in the grocery store that tastes as good as the one your grandma makes? How about making your own for your next pranking session? The answer is simple: anyone can make homemade ketchup, and it doesn't take long! 

Mash some tomatoes, garlic, and vinegar in a blender until smooth. Spoon into glass jars with tight-fitting lids (you can use old jam or honey containers) then refrigerate for 24 hours before using as a sauce on your favorite dishes or as a pranking medium! Easy, right?

Classic Ketchup Prank

This incredibly simple (and undeniably classic) prank is called the "ketchup prank." The idea is to get your victim to take a bite of ketchup and then tell them it's actually chili sauce. You can do this by taking one tablespoon of ketchup and adding 1 teaspoon of chili powder. After you mix the ingredients together, dip the tip of your forefinger in the mixture and place it on top of their food item (if they're eating ice cream or pizza). It will look like there's just some sauce on their plate/bowl/cup until they take a bite!

Bloody Ketchup Prank

This one’s so easy to pull off and it will surely get a good reaction! You just need to get some ketchup, pour it on someone's car or bike seat, then watch them freak out when they see the red liquid all over their seats. They'll be so mad at you for getting them in trouble with their parents or teachers. If you do this prank right after school ends, everyone will think that students are still misbehaving during summer vacation.

I Made My Own Ketchup Prank

The first step is to buy some cheap, watery ketchup and fill it into an old drink bottle or mason jar. Next, find someone who likes to dip their fries in mayonnaise instead of ketchup and follow them around until they order food from a restaurant. When they ask for the sauce on the side, offer up one of your bottles of "ketchup" by saying "I brought a homemade one. Give it a try and let me know how it tastes" What’s good about this prank is that your friends won’t be able to hide the fact that the ketchup actually tastes awful!

Exploding Ketchup Prank

This next ketchup prank requires a little help from science. Don’t get intimidated yet because this is easier to do than it sounds:

  1. Prepare your ingredients. You’ll only be needing a bottle of ketchup and baking soda.

  2. Flip your ketchup bottle upside-down and wait for all its contents to go all the way down.

  3. Lay the bottle on its side then carefully put the baking soda inside the bottle. The baking soda will activate and this will make the ketchup explode the next time someone opens it.

  4. DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE. We repeat, do not shake the bottle.

  5. When someone takes the ketchup bottle outside the fridge or cupboard, they will surely shake it. Once it happens, it’s time for you to step back as this will now turn into a pressurized ketchup cannon.

  6. Make sure to clean up the mess afterward!

And that was it for Ownage Pranks’ Pranking 101: Ketchup Prank. If you’re not up for the tomato-ey challenge, you can always trust our prank calling app (because you can never go wrong with it, right?)! Our prank call app works with the help of a very advanced AI technology to make it seem like your prank call victim is actually talking with a recorded sound and not a live one. We won’t spare you all the fun details, so just go ahead and download it right away!

Happy pranking!


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