Husband fakes death in viral prank video

Lindsay Jolivet

A simple and clean prank to terrify his wife was the recipe that lead one man's video to go viral this week.

It was a classic prank — introduced by a wink to the camera with screwdriver in hand. He begins to work on the light switch with the screwdriver until his wife walks out of another room and flicks on a light.

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He launches into pretend convulsions, sending his wife running into the room to find out if she's electrocuted her spouse. When he laughs she proceeds to pummel him.

The video has gathered more than 278,000 views since it was uploaded on Monday after it was posted to Reddit.

Meanwhile, a Quebec man staged a less playful, more mean-spirited prank on his soon-to-be-ex-wife last week when he filled her hot tub with manure, according to QMI Agency.

The man had just received divorce papers, according to the story, and police arrested him as he dumped manure around his spouse's property.

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Rene Daniel, a 64-year-old former police officer, pleaded not guilty to charges including mischief and assaulting an officer, according to QMI Agency.

That prank didn't end with laughter, only a smelly mess.