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Pro-Google Pranksters Pelt Blurred German Homes With Eggs

Before Street View launched this month in Germany, Google allowed wary residents to refuse the service, if they so wished, by blurring images of their homes. While that decision appeased privacy advocates, it apparently didn't appease everybody. According to Deutsche Welle, Street View-blurred homes in the Bergerhauser area of Essen were recently splattered with eggs. (The pro-Google pranksters a...

iArm Accessory Emphatically Announces Your Magnificence

Even if you're a proud Bluetooth proponent, sometimes the flashing light and noticeable earpiece just don't adequately project your awesomely intense "cool guy" image. Snap on the new iArm, though, and the world will be absolutely forced to recognize the fact that you do indeed mean serious, serious business. From the ingenious engineers that developed the incredible Beer Beard, the indispensa...

@BPGlobalPR Tweeter Reveals Identity, Insightfully Explains Prank

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April, sending the world to the brink of apocalypse, and a Twitter account under the handle @BPGlobalPR mysteriously popped up a month later, unleashing a spew of satirical jabs at BP, inarguably the most hated company on the planet. The account was fake but that didn't stop it from accruing over 100,000 followers. Now, the man behind the Twitter mask has...

British Airways Publishes Fake Boarding Pass for Osama Bin Laden

If we were unlucky enough to run a major airline company and had to choose some celebrity to promote our new boarding pass system, Osama bin Laden probably wouldn't be our first choice. For British Airways, though, the world's most wanted (and hated) man is apparently just the kind of star power the company needs to promote its new mobile-boarding pass service. As Yahoo! News reports, a promoti...

Gamestation Grabs Souls of 7,500 Shoppers With 'Immortal Soul Clause'

Share According to Fox News, Gamestation, a British online video game retailer, recently gained ownership of about 7,500 shoppers' souls by inserting a clause in its terms and conditions. The 'immortal soul' clause read: By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and...

9-Year-Old Boy Hacks School's Blackboard Network

Share According to The Washington Post, a 9-year-old boy hacked into the Fairfax County, Virginia, school system's Blackboard Learning System. He changed teacher and staff passwords, edited course content and toyed with school enrollment numbers. For those who don't know, Blackboard is an online classroom where teachers can track grades and post assignments for students to complete and submit. ...

Norwegian Men in Scuba Gear Chase Google Street View Car

Share Digging up hilarious, candid shots captured on Google Street View has quickly become one of our favorite online pastimes. But as much as we love watching an unsuspecting weirdo suddenly become digitally immortalized for all the world to see, a couple of dudes in Norway may have just orchestrated the greatest Google Maps hoax ever. As BoingBoing reports, photos recently captured by Google...

Googlemobile Got By German GPS Pranksters

Remember when Google rolled out its Street View feature and everybody was suddenly up-in-arms about their privacy? Well, the tables were recently turned for a day in Germany. According to Mashable, some Berlin artists known as the Free Art & Technology (F.A.T.) group secretly attached a GPS device to one of Google's Street View cars over the weekend. In a hilarious bit of irony, the prankster...

New Year's Prankster Meets Annual 'Victim' After 36 Years of Phone Friendship

Share Growing up, most kids make a prank phone call or two -- especially before the era of caller ID. But according to the Chicago Tribune, one Chicago area man never quite grew out of the habit. In 1973, 10-year-old Kevin Nolan prank called fellow Chicagoan and recently returned Vietnam vet Bob Cortese on New Year's Eve, and told him that he'd won 10,000 gold-plated rubber ducks. Cortese kindly ...

Best Man Modifies Couple's Bed to Tweet When They Do the Deed

What newlyweds do in the bedroom is typically private and for good reason, too. But thanks to a friend, one couple's proclivity for sex is being broadcast via Twitter. According to Tech Crunch, an anonymous UK man says, as a prank, he rigged the bed of two recently married friends to tweet each time they do the deed. To do this, he hid a pressure-sensitive pad underneath the mattress that registe...

Remote Removed From Man's Body After He 'Changed Hospital's TV'

The Dan Evans Facebook Memorial page and teens tossing hot sauce at an unsuspecting fast food worker confirm that tasteless pranks aren't ever going away. But 19-year-old Huang Chen just might stumble home with the dubious distinction for being the victim of the worst prank ever. Earlier this week, a drunken Chen checked into the Hunan Hangtian Hospital in Changsha, China griping about intesti...

USB Prank Device Will Make Your Office Mates Hate You

We're hesitant to tell anybody about the USB Computer Prankster, but since most of us work from home here [Ed. Note: Thanks, Lee], and thus aren't afraid of this thing being used on us, we'll just selfishly throw the rest of you to the wolves. While this little doohickey might appear to be a run-of-the-mill USB drive, it's far more insidious. Those little switches on the side don't merely engage ...

'Porn Day' Prank Floods YouTube With Adult Videos

4chan.org's /b/ message board is filled with pranksters who have nothing better to do with their time but make life difficult for everyone else. The notorious mischief-makers' most recent stunt -- Porn Day -- sent employees at YouTube scrambling as the site was flooded with XXX-rated content. The videos were uploaded and attached to seemingly innocent search terms, like "Jonas Brothers." In orde...

Taco Bell Drive-Through Hacked to Scream Obscenities

Well, a couple of hacker, pranksters have gotten themselves in some legal trouble... that is, if law enforcement in Missouri can find them. Someone managed to hack into the radio frequency for a Taco Bell drive-through and started shouting obscenities at the customers. Officials believe that the culprits must have been nearby to interfere with radio, and Taco Bell plans to press charges if the ...

Charity Creates Fake 'Computer Tan' Site to Battle Skin Cancer

The lengths people will go to in order to advocate a cause are quite bizarre. While not nearly as crazy as Señor Gates' outburst yesterday, a UK-based skin cancer charity, Skcin, takes the prize for today's best nutty act of advocacy. The group has put together a fake Web site, called ComputerTan.com, complete with promotional video, fake products, a hoax online tanning program, and even...