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This Fake Cracking Effect On a 3,800-Foot High Glass Skywalk Might Be the Meanest Prank Ever

Modern materials engineering allows us to build what looks like precarious glass skywalks perched thousands of feet off the ground. They’re completely safe, but knowing that doesn’t make them any less terrifying to traverse—especially when the glass skywalk you’re on uses transparent LCD screens to make it look like it’s about to shatter and collapse. Read More >>

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9 More Horrific April Fools’ Day Pranks of the 19th Century

Love it or hate it, April Fools’ Day is pretty tame in the 21st century. Krispy Kreme tells you it’s changing its name to Krispy Cream or something and you’re supposed to be “tricked.” Then everybody rolls their eyes and goes on with their lives. But back in the 19th century, April Fools’ Day was hardcore. Read More >>

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Watch Shoppers Freak Out at Talking Food Prank

Seth Rogen’s new animated film, Sausage Party, features supermarkets filled with produce that not only talk, but also have feelings—about being eaten alive. Read More >>

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This Guy Keeps Getting Killed in Terrorist Attacks

If this face seems familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen it associated with any number of recent terror incidents. This man has apparently died at least three times since January, most recently in the terrorist attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. So what is happening here? A France24 investigation provides the answer. Read More >>

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You’ll Probably Be Able to Buy ThinkGeek’s Clever April Fool’s Pranks Real Soon

April Fool’s Day is an insufferable nightmare. You should just spend the day hiding under your bed covers. There is a silver lining, though. ThinkGeek puts so much effort into its prank creations that they usually end up becoming real products before the year is out. Read More >>

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Being Pranked With a Lifelike Robot Dinosaur Must Be Terrifying

Remember jumping in your seat the first time you saw Jurassic Park? That was just a movie, and you were probably sitting in a 'comfy' cinema chair. Imagine finding yourself coming face to face with what looks like a real dinosaur in a deserted car park. If you don’t have a heart attack, you’ll still have to find a change of trousers. Read More >>

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Four Sets of Identical Twins Stage a Time Travel Prank on New York’s Underground

Most riders of New York's subways are pretty blasé when panhandlers hit them up for cash between stations. When a panhandler announced he was collecting funds to build a time machine, riders chuckled at the odd request — until another man boarded the train and announced he was the inventor’s future self. He implored them not to give any money because time travel will ruin everything. Read More >>

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Booze Blamed for Triceratops Theft From Isle of Wight’s Jurassic Park

Why did the Triceratops cross the road? Because a group of drunken pranksters (correctly) thought it would be funny to drag it around in the middle of the night. Technically, though, it didn't make it all the way across. Lazy bones. Read More >>

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Whatever You Do, Don’t Set Your iPhone To 1970

The tech world loves their Easter eggs, from Adventure’s original hidden feature to Tesla’s various car tricks. But don’t fall for the recent claims for one hidden in your iPhone: if you attempt it, you’ll brick your device. Read More >>

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Terrify Your Neighbours With This Window Tapping Peeping Tom Prank

It’s never too early to start planning a cruel Halloween prank, and this year ThinkGeek’s got a doozy: an easy-to-install motorised Peeping Tom face that taps on windows at pre-set intervals so it won’t go unnoticed. Muhuhaha! Read More >>

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Man Denies Complaining About Masturbating Mario Happy Meal Toy

An apparently furious father who claimed a Mario 'Happy Meal' toy appeared to be making gestures associated with pleasuring oneself over images of female popstars is the victim of a prank, it's claimed, with a friend somehow tricking the national press into thinking a dad thought a toy was being rude. Read More >>

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A Prank Image of a Peeing Android Killed Google’s Maps Editor

Google has temporarily shut down its Map Maker program while it figures out how to stop people from inserting pranks into its maps, like the image of an Android robot taking a big pee on an Apple logo that prompted an apology last month. Read More >>

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Oops: Google Accidentally Tore Itself a Security Hole on April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day comes but once a year, and that’s probably a good thing for Google. Everyone’s favourite search giant and proprietor of quirky holiday-related graphics accidentally broke its site security this April 1st. Read More >>