(CBS) - Scientists are pretty smart folks, which is why whenever they take a break from their research they seem to come up with hilarious pranks. Look at the case of this lab analyst, who starts his day with a pneumatic cannon to the face! The actual prank happens at about 43 seconds into the clip - but as always, the build-up adds to the joke.
The scientist appears to be very groggy in the beginning of the video, but is definitely awake by the end! Who needs caffeine when you have a pneumatic cannon to blast you to the other side of the room as a wake-up call?
NOTE: No actual researchers were harmed in the making of this video.