Coke And Mentos Geyser Tests The Limits Of A Condom

Coke And Mentos Geyser Tests The Limits Of A Condom

It probably isn’t necessary for us consumers to test the structural integrity of our condoms, but this video published last week features a bold Italian experimenter doing just that. [More]

Those look really tight, huh?

Either American Eagle Is Playing An Early April Fool’s Joke, Or Spray-On Jeans Are Real

When any clothing item appears to come in a can, one might reasonably assume that a retailer is messing with people. But if American Eagle is punking the public with its “AEO Skinny Skinny Jeans” as seen in a new ad on its site, it’s pretty darn early for April Fool’s Day. [More]

Someone Out There Really Hates This PetSmart Store

Someone Out There Really Hates This PetSmart Store

Just like most major retailers, PetSmart has been the subject of more than a few complaints. But though some of you may have wanted to do so, no Consumerist readers have taken out their PetSmart-related anger with the assistance of their car — and a baseball bat. [More]

Pranksters Prey On The General Public's Love Of All Things Apple By Pretending To Drop iMacs

Pranksters Prey On The General Public's Love Of All Things Apple By Pretending To Drop iMacs

Spoiler alert: There aren’t any actual iMacs being dropped in this video, so unlike the unwitting bystanders who witnessed these pranks in person, there’s no need to gasp. But you might feel a giggle come on watching pranksters from Awesomeness TV shocking strangers by tossing around iMac boxes on the street. [More]

Neighbors Resort To Prank-Playing In Attempt To Drive Out Squatter

Neighbors Resort To Prank-Playing In Attempt To Drive Out Squatter

Last summer, a home in the Palmer Woods section of Detroit became vacant when the homeowner walked away on the mortgage. Not long after, a moving van pulled up and a new neighbor moved himself in. Thing is, he wasn’t the new owner — and there wasn’t much the neighbors could do about getting him out. [More]

Chick Fil-A Is Totally Cool With You Stealing Its Topiary Cow

Chick Fil-A Is Totally Cool With You Stealing Its Topiary Cow

This is the time of year when high school seniors around the country celebrate the end to a dozen years of education by pulling pranks. Usually, at least in the 1960s sitcom world in which I live, this results in a lot of grumbled “kids today”s and a spike in the general level of fist-shaking from local business owners. But a Chick Fil-A in Virginia seems intent on breaking that cycle, by embracing the theft of its topiary bovine by local teens. [More]

Pranksters Tell Xcel Energy Customers Their Power Is Being Shut Off

Pranksters Tell Xcel Energy Customers Their Power Is Being Shut Off

The government in Boulder, CO, recently decided to look into the idea of forming its own power company as an alternative to Xcel Energy. But some residents of the city were perplexed when they received letters claiming to be from Xcel and stating that their service was being cut off. [More]

This $10 Tip Is Not The Best Way To Show Your Gratitude To Your Server

This $10 Tip Is Not The Best Way To Show Your Gratitude To Your Server

For a waiter who depends on tips to earn more than minimum wage, a $10 tip can be a welcome sight. But not in this instance. [More]

Fake Bank Of America Google+ Account Has 27 Times More Followers Than Real One

Fake Bank Of America Google+ Account Has 27 Times More Followers Than Real One

UPDATE: As predicted, the obviously fake BofA page has been pulled down by Google, because why should anyone be able to have fun at the expense of Bank of America? [More]

Two Denver Men Find Out That "Weekend At Bernie's" Isn't As Funny In Real Life

Two Denver Men Find Out That "Weekend At Bernie's" Isn't As Funny In Real Life

Even if you’ve never seen the 1989 comedy Weekend At Bernie’s — or its inexcusable 1993 sequel — it’s likely you’re at least familiar with its tale of two morons lugging around a dead body and hilariously pretending it’s still alive. And while it’s all fun and games when you see the film at 4 a.m. on TBS, two men in Denver found out it’s not only not-funny to do the same thing in the real world, it could also land you in jail. [More]

Scribbling 9/11 Joke On To-Go Container Is A Good Way To Get Fired

Scribbling 9/11 Joke On To-Go Container Is A Good Way To Get Fired

A bartender at a Houston-area restaurant is without a job today because he apparently thought it was giggle-worthy to leave a “Happy Sep” message — complete with cartoon plane about to hit the Twin Towers — on the to-go container of a Muslim customer. [More]

Costco Shopper Writes Insane Fake Shopping Lists For The
Amusement Of Others

Costco Shopper Writes Insane Fake Shopping Lists For The Amusement Of Others

Over at Reddit, a contributor says they have discovered a new way to amuse themselves — and hopefully others — while shopping at Costco. [More]

Rapper May Face Arrest After Tweeting Sheriff's Station Phone Number

Rapper May Face Arrest After Tweeting Sheriff's Station Phone Number

Rap artist The Game pulled a Twitter prank Friday by posting the Compton sheriff’s station phone number, encouraging his 580,000 followers to call the department if they wanted to apply for an internship. The station was bombarded with hundreds of phone calls for hours, and is now working on an official complaint it will file with prosecutors. Potential charges are “annoying or harassing phone calls via electronic device or the Internet whether or not a conversation ensues, delaying or obstructing a peace officer in the performance of their duties, and disrupting or impeding communication over a public safety radio frequency.” [More]

Hershey's Website Hacked… To Change Recipe

Hershey's Website Hacked… To Change Recipe

While a number of websites and mailing lists have fallen victim to attacks intent on stealing personal information or just proving that the hack was possible, whoever managed to penetrate the security of the Hershey’s Chocolate website had a much more insidious goal: changing recipes. [More]

Mayor Of Florida City Says Marijuana Growing In Yard Isn't Hers

Mayor Of Florida City Says Marijuana Growing In Yard Isn't Hers

On the list of people likely to be growing marijuana on their property, an 84-year-old mayor doesn’t rank near the top. But federal agents found the illegal plant growing on the woman’s property in central Florida. The incident forced her to defend herself at an Oak Hill city commission meeting, at which she said she suspects a political enemy tried to set her up. [More]

Bags Of Nastiness Keep Showing Up Outside Philly Bed Bath & Beyond

Bags Of Nastiness Keep Showing Up Outside Philly Bed Bath & Beyond

On two occasions over the span of eight days, someone has left large white bags filled with 30 pounds of vomit in the parking lot of a Bed Bath & Beyond in a Philadelphia suburb. Employees called police and had them removed by a business that handles biohazard waste collection. [More]

Sega Announces 1.3 Million Users' Info Stolen In Database Breach

Sega Announces 1.3 Million Users' Info Stolen In Database Breach

Sony PlayStation and Nintendo have more company in the hacker gaming attack club, as Sega announced on Sunday that 1.3 million customers have had their info stolen from its database. [More]

Royal Wedding Mug Mixup: Idiotic Error Or Savvy Prank

Royal Wedding Mug Mixup: Idiotic Error Or Savvy Prank

This royal wedding souvenir mug from Guandong Enterprises Ltd. could be either of two things. It could be a Chinese company hoping to capitalize on global royal wedding mania and sell a few overpriced, unauthorized souvenir mugs without doing enough research beforehand. Or it could be something even more interesting: a cynical prank mocking outsourced manufacturing, cultural ignorance, and the globalized economy. [More]