This authoritative guide to those annoying and embarrassing tricks everyone grows up with (and maybe never outgrow) provides "sage" advice for the young and the young at heart. Arranged in encyclopedic format, each of the more than 50 entries includes a formal definition of the prank, followed by tips for execution and countermeasures. Illustrations document the best technique for affixing a "kick me" sign to someone's back, or how to wriggle out of a noogie-giver's clutches. A ranking system places each act on a scale of 1 to 10 for its degree of pain, embarrassment, annoyance, and degree of difficulty. Other fun and irritating tricks include the Burp ’n' Blow, the Rat Tail, the Eskimo Hook, and the Marker ’Stache.