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How to Play a Keyboard Prank on a Co-Worker

Do you have co-workers who use the hunt-and-peck method of typing? This trick is guaranteed to drive them completely bonkers.


  • Step 1: Wait for coworker to leave This prank needs about an hour of uninterrupted time to accomplish, so be prepared to stay late one night after your coworker leaves.
  • Step 2: Dismantle the keyboard With a small screwdriver, gently pop all the keys off the keyboard.
  • TIP: Leave larger keys, such as Shift and Space, in place, as they sometimes have extra parts and can be delicate.
  • Step 3: Rearrange the keys Replace the keys in amusing new patterns, or just replace them completely at random. Either approach will cause plenty of confusion.
  • TIP: Spell out a personalized message if you'd like.
  • Step 4: Watch your coworker get completely frustrated The next morning, make sure you're at the office in time to see your coworker try to type their first email. Hilarity garanteed.
  • FACT: The standard keyboard layout for most U.S. computer keyboards and typewriters is called QWERTY, and is named after the first six letters in the top row.

You Will Need

  • Time
  • Your coworker's computer keyboard
  • A small screwdriver

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