The Lost Art of the Coffin Threat: Stories of coffins and crape used as threats. Some were quite effectively lethal.
The Shocking History of Electric Practical Jokes The first commercial electric lights were installed in the United States in the 1870s. But before you could say fiat lux, pranksters were generating their own mischievous uses for electricity. There was a lighthearted attitude about giving severe shocks to the unsuspecting. Let us see if we can illuminate the shocking history of electrical practical jokes.