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There’s no question that former NASA engineer Mark Rober is a gift from the geek gods, and a person that no one should EVER cross. We’ve seen his science- and tech-filled hijinks against porch pirates on multiple occasions, and now he’s going after another class of pirates – only these thieves aren’t human. We’re talking about squirrels, of course, who are known for their aerial acrobatics, devious nature, and never-ending quest to ravage bird feeders for tasty seed. Although there are a number of bird feeders on the market that are designed to be squirrel-proof, nearly all of them are no match for a wily squirrel. Rober found... Read more...
A former NASA engineer who exacted revenge on thieves last year by booby-trapping seemingly innocuous packages of expensive electronics with an exploding mess of glitter is back at it again. His hilarious mission to gift porch pirates a serving of instant karma does not disappoint, at least for those of us who get to view the glittery carnage. His name is Mark Rober, and around this time last year, he posted a video of unsuspecting thieves stealing packages from people's doorsteps. The brazen porch pirates thought they had pilfered some pricey loot. However, Rober used his engineering skills to devise fake packages that, once opened, would spray a bunch of messy glitter all over the place. Adding... Read more...
Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer who now spends his time making YouTube videos, recently emerged as an online hero of sorts for his masterful revenge plot against would-be porch thieves. In case you missed it, he concocted a glitter bomb disguised as an ordinary package so that unscrupulous pilferers would perhaps learn a lesson—don't steal people's stuff. Hilarity ensues, but unfortunately not all of the reactions were genuine. "I removed 1.5 minutes of footage from the video since originally uploading. I was presented with information that caused me to doubt the veracity of 2 of the 5 reactions in the video," Rober explained on Twitter. Rober insists he did not knowingly stage any of... Read more...