Far from being tied to a telephone poll on your stag night, this 'prank' is of the more generous and thoughtful variety.

A group of lads in New Zealand waited until their friend had gone out and then set about re plumbing his entire house.

An amusing story that demonstrates the true bond that can exist between young males? Well not quite, ninemsn reports that it was in fact a collaboration between a beer company in New Zealand called Tui and this bunch of lads.

But before you feel completely hoodwinked by those clever marketing folks, a Tui spokesperson confirmed that the guys in the video are all "legitimate mates" and that "no one was paid to participate."

So there you go, now all we need is a generous drinks company and a few plumbers with some time on their hands to do the same in the entertainment.ie offices.