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VIDEO: Food Snobs Think They’re Eating Organic Food, but It’s Really McDonald’s

Reynard Loki / AlterNet

Pranksters asked food experts to taste “organic snacks” that were actually artfully sliced McNuggets and cheeseburgers.

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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Internet Pranksters Ready to Send Teen Idol to North Korea

Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber invited fans to pick the destination of his next tour. Some clever hooligans over at 4chan decided to hijack the vote and send the teen heartthrob to—where else?—North Korea. With a day and change left to vote, the Hermit Kingdom was beating out second-place Israel and third-place Poland by a few thousand votes.

Posted on Jul 5, 2010 READ MORE

Pictures of No-Pants Subway Riders

Professional prankster group Improv Everywhere’s “No Pants Subway Ride” is one cultural trend that appears to be taking off. Despite a frigid winter, participants in as many as 43 cities around the world commuted in their underwear, and we’ve got photos to prove it.

Posted on Jan 11, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

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Palin Punked by Faux Sarkozy Prank Call

In what will go down as one of the epic prank calls of all time, Canadian radio show jester Marc Antoine Audette got Sarah Palin on the phone Saturday by telling her French President Nicolas Sarkozy was calling. Oops.

Posted on Nov 1, 2008 WATCH & LISTEN

Obama Web Site Hacked

Security experts have managed to unravel the relatively simple exploit that allowed hackers to prank Barack Obama’s Web site just days before the Pennsylvania primary. Visitors to the site’s community blogs page found themselves redirected to Neither campaign wanted to talk about it with the Associated Press.

Posted on Apr 23, 2008 READ MORE

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