These Scented Prank Candles Turn From Sweet Fruits to Sour Farts

The blissful peace of someone who has not yet sniffed a Prank Candles product.
The blissful peace of someone who has not yet sniffed a Prank Candles product.
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When someone lights a scented candle—maybe before meditating, taking a bath, or enjoying a romantic dinner—the last thing they expect to smell is a fart. That's what makes this product from Prank Candles so brilliant. As the wax melts, the aroma transitions from sweet apple pie to noxious flatulence, fouling the smeller's mood and home air quality.

In terms of appearance, the gag gift resembles a normal candle in every way. The label calls to mind the warm scents of apple pie in autumn, and when the jar is first opened, it has the smell to match. But after about an hour or so—just as the victim has gotten used to the pleasant fragrance—it changes.

Turns out receiving this scented gift isn't so sweet.Prank Candles

Prank Candles writes in the product description, "Often—our customers will report that their victims will initially thank them because it's 'the best candle they've ever burned.' Because of this, they're even less likely to blame the candle when they think, 'WTF is that smell?'"

In addition to the apple pie scent, the company sells nasty candles disguised as fresh roses, balsam and cedar, and vanilla. The apple pie and vanilla varieties are currently back-ordered, with shipping estimated for April 15. Whether you're already planning for April Fools' Day 2021 or the birthday of a frenemy, you can order yours today for $23.

Wednesday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Computer Monitors, Plant-Based Protein Powder, and Blu-ray Sets

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Babbel’s Language-Learning App Is 50 Percent Off for a Limited Time

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Though you're likely not traveling the world at the moment, you can still plan for your next trip by learning the local language of your dream destination. And you can learn fast and have fun doing it with Babbel while the language-learning app is 50 percent off today.

Babbel hosts over 10,000 hours of high-quality education online, which means you’ll never run out of things to learn while you wanderlust and daydream over your next vacation. The system batches its lessons in 15-minute lessons that can fit easily into a lunch break or stack together for a block of time—and the personalization doesn’t stop there. You’ll get served customized review sessions to reinforce what you learned to keep you accountable.

If you’re the type to get distracted, you’ll want to take advantage of the offline mode Babbel offers. Like most apps, you can access it on any of your devices, but it also works in offline mode so you can access courses, lessons, and reviews without the temptation of Instagram notifications and emails.

Babbel hosts everything from German to Norwegian dialects in its 14-language library, with special regional focuses like Spanish for Spain versus Spanish for Latin America. You’ll really get the pronunciation down with Babbel’s unique speech recognition technology while you learn real-life topics you’ll actually use in conversation.

Start learning the local language for your next vacation spot while Babbel's subscriptions are 50 percent off, totaling just $200.

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