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]

Alleged Customer Sues Over 2010 Racist Walmart PA Prank

Alleged Customer Sues Over 2010 Racist Walmart PA Prank

Loyal Consumerist readers and retail-watchers may remember the 2010 incident in which a 16-year-old took over the PA system of a New Jersey Walmart and announced, “Attention Walmart customers: all black people must leave the store.” The prankster had done the same thing a few months before, and was charged with harassment and bias intimidation for each incident. Now, more than two years later, someone has filed a lawsuit against the store over the incident. He claims to have been in the store at the time of the prank, and that the incident led to “depression, anxiety, anger, loss of sleep and appetite, paranoia, and antisocial tendencies.” [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]

Man Superglued To Walmart Toilet Seat

Man Superglued To Walmart Toilet Seat

A man was taken to the hospital after an apparent April Fool’s prank left his rear superglued to a toilet seat at Walmart, reports CNN. [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]

Comedian Who Made Videos Asking For $1 Million And Got It…
Was A Hoax

Comedian Who Made Videos Asking For $1 Million And Got It… Was A Hoax

It sounded too good to be true: comedian Craig Rowin made a series of web videos asking for $1 million, and then he announced he had received it. A rich benefactor named “Benjamin” had seen the videos and was amused by them enough to hand over the cash. The videos went viral, Craig went on TV and international news teams were dispatching crews to cover his amazing story, which he maintained was completely real. Then at the end of the check-handing-over ceremony on Wednesday night, Rowin burned the check on stage and revealed it was all a hoax and the “investment banker millionaire” was an actor he had hired. Sorry, dreams. [More]

Domino's Booger Woman Gets Sentenced

Domino's Booger Woman Gets Sentenced

On Friday the woman who narrated the Domino’s booger video that made national headlines plead guilty and received sentencing. [More]

Batman Is In Your Taco Bell Drive-Thru Stealing Your Food

Batman Is In Your Taco Bell Drive-Thru Stealing Your Food

Times are tough for the Dark Knight. But hey, even caped crimefighters need to eat. [More]

Dry-Erase Board Quitter Reveals Herself As Hoax

Dry-Erase Board Quitter Reveals Herself As Hoax

Yesterday, the web was abuzz with the story of a young woman named Jenny who quit her job by e-mailing everyone a series of photos in which she outed her boss as a lazy, Farmville-playing jerk. Well, we’ve all been had as the woman outed herself as an actress and the whole quitting thing as a hoax. [More]

Man Voices Displeasure With Taco John's By Throwing A Live
Snake Through Drive-Thru Window

Man Voices Displeasure With Taco John's By Throwing A Live Snake Through Drive-Thru Window

If you have a grudge of some sort against your local fast food establishment, there are probably better methods of expressing yourself than pulling up to the drive-thru window and throwing a live snake at the employee inside. [More]

BP Offices To Be Serenaded By Orchestra Of Vuvuzelas

BP Offices To Be Serenaded By Orchestra Of Vuvuzelas

Woe to those unfortunate souls who work in the London offices of British Petroleum. An angry soul in Brooklyn is marshalling an army of like-minded souls and arming each man, woman and child with the most deadly of instrument — the vuvuzela — for an impromptu concert outside your building. [More]

British Airways Locates Osama Bin Laden… In First Class

British Airways Locates Osama Bin Laden… In First Class

While the world continues its nearly decade-long hunt for terrorist Osama Bin Laden, the folks at British Airways have him located comfortably in first class — seat7-C to be precise. [More]

VIDEO: MS Office Rigged With Alarm (Candid Camera Prank)

VIDEO: MS Office Rigged With Alarm (Candid Camera Prank)

In this video, a copy of Microsoft Office is rigged with a touch-sensitive alarm and a secret camera that tapes what happens when people around town try to pick it up. Usually they become extremely shocked and lose control of their muscles, dropping the box, shuddering, and even losing their balance. I can’t blame them, that Clippy scares the crap out of me too. Whether it’s just a straight up prank or some kind of anti-software piracy viral video, one thing is for sure: I am amused. [More]

Exploiting Visa's Concierge Service For All Its Worth

Exploiting Visa's Concierge Service For All Its Worth

Blogging at Four Hour Work Week, John tells about how he made Visa his personal assistant via its concierge service. Testing it out to see whether or not he could get the CSRs to agree to his silly whims, he decided to enlist the company’s help in securing a huge tub of nacho cheese: [More]

Toxic Fumes At McDonald's That Didn't Come From Kitchen

Toxic Fumes At McDonald's That Didn't Come From Kitchen

A prank involving some sort of smoke bomb recently sent four employees of a Maryland McDonald’s to the hospital and has authorities on the hunt for suspects. [More]