Whoopie – The Middle Ages

History and Evolution of
Inflatable Razzberry Cushion Devices for
the Purpose of Practical Jokes

 

The Middle Ages

 

And the Middle Ages had their Whoopee cushions as well.
Armed with sheep’s stomachs, would-be pranksters would make merry their art…

Digging through the archives at the British Museum,
we were able to find two examples dating back to 1066 and 1070.


But the punishments for those inflicting a prank on the king were both swift and severe.

 

 

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