Items tagged with Pranks

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...
In what some might consider the most visible Internet-based prank to date, frequenters of the 4chan image-based bulletin board site's "/b/ - Random" imageboard claim to have rigged Time Magazine's Top 100 online poll, so as to render 4chan's founder, "moot," the winner. And even though some fairly convincing circumstantial evidence points to a hack of epic proportions, Time Magazine is accepting the poll's results as official, and has declared moot as the "new owner of the title World's Most Influential Person." The message hidden in the first letter of the first 21 winnersis very strong proof that the poll was hacked.(Credit: Paul Lamere) This not the first time that 4chan's users have been... Read more...