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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 theatre chair. Imagine finding yourself coming face to face with what looks like a real dinosaur in a deserted parking garage. If you don’t have a heart attack, you’ll still have to find a change of pants.


Four Sets Of Identical Twins Staged A Time Travel Prank On An NYC Subway

Most users of public transport are pretty blasé when people hit them up for cash between stations. When a man 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.


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!


Man Pretends To Be Target Rep, Trolls Angry Idiots On Facebook All Day

After Target announced that they would be making their toy section gender neutral — no signs demarcating toys for “girls” or “boys” — some people were upset by the move and took to Target’s Facebook page. They didn’t expect the response they got from user Mike Melgaard, who pretended to be an official Target customer service account.


Google Is Reopening Map Maker And Wants You To Police It For Pranks

Google’s Map Maker feature is coming back after getting shut down for too many prank entries. But now, Google will no longer deal with joke edits to Maps — the company is washing its pee-stained hands of moderation, shifting most of that responsibility to the Map Maker community.


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.


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.


Oops: Google Accidentally Tore Itself A Security Hole On April Fools' 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 1.


You Can Hide Secret Messages In Fake Academic Writing 

Ten years ago, a trio of MIT students created SCIgen, a program that spits out gibberish academic papers that have, improbably, since been published in real journals. Many embarrassing catches later, SCIgen’s creators are back with something even better: SCIpher.


A Musical Prank Card That Drives Someone Mad Is The Perfect Gift

The older someone gets the harder it is to find them the perfect birthday present. So why not just throw in the towel and go the gag gift route instead? This amazing musical card plays Happy Birthday to help someone celebrate their big day, except once started the only way to silence the card is to destroy it.


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