This Person Tweeted About Their Big Pencil Prank And The Internet Is Transfixed

    "They always take the pencil."

    Folks, a very simple prank involving an oversized pencil was recently posted on Twitter, and the internet has become mildly obsessed with it.

    It all started when Twitter user @oscarewilde got this big pencil as a gift, and didn't know what to do with it.

    i received this comically large pencil as a gift several years ago and my first thought, understandably, was ‘what the christ am i meant to do with this?’

    But quickly, they developed a plan:

    The prank, as @oscarewilde explains it, requires all sorts of stars to align.

    But basically, it involves sitting next to somebody who asks you for a pen.

    And the rest...well, please just read it:

    And according to @oscarewilde, the prank works like a charm.

    After posting the prank on Twitter, it quickly went viral — amassing over 100,000 likes in just a few days.

    @oscarewilde @semanticpoetry Big Pencil Energy

    People were gripped by the drama of it all.

    @oscarewilde Waiting for them to take the pencil like

    The prank is somehow both harmless and complete psychological warfare.

    @oscarewilde If the pen is mightier than the sword, the giant novelty pencil is a weapon of mass destruction

    Important questions about The Pencil were asked.

    @oscarewilde How are you supposed to sharpen that thing?

    And one teacher even chimed in with their own use for a gigantic pencil.

    @oscarewilde @tombennett71 I have one, I lend it out to pupils who forget equipment. They can’t sneak it in their pencil case at end of lesson. They think it’s hilarious at first but their arms ache after a while so don’t forget a pen again.

    You can check out the full thread on Twitter here, and throw the prankster @oscarewilde a follow here. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go buy myself one of those big-ass pencils...and wait.