Laughing Squid: Artist Builds Giant Concrete Sarcophagus for a Bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos for Future Generations to Find

Laughing Squid: Artist Builds Giant Concrete Sarcophagus for a Bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos for Future Generations to Find. “Seattle artist Sunday Nobody built a giant concrete 3,000 pound sarcophagus for a single bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos that future generations can dig up and look back on to see what kind of junk food was popular in our time. He also added a shiny plaque on top with the ingredients of the popular snack food.”

CNET: How An NFT Trader Lost $150K Trying to Troll Twitter Bots

CNET: How An NFT Trader Lost $150K Trying to Troll Twitter Bots. “Scams and frauds are ubiquitous in crypto, but sometimes the biggest losses are those people inflict upon themselves. On Wednesday, one NFT trader suffered a spectacular loss of 100 ether, or $150,000, because of a joke gone wrong.” It was a silly thing for them to do, but much respect to this person for 100% owning it.

WIRED: This Hacktivist Site Lets You Prank-Call Russian Officials

WIRED: This Hacktivist Site Lets You Prank-Call Russian Officials. “Visit the site, click a button, and it will cycle through a leaked list of Russian government, military, and intelligence phone numbers to connect two random Russian officials—and allow the site’s visitor to silently listen in as those officials waste their time trying to figure out why they’re speaking to each other and who initiated the call.”

Sacramento Bee: Students ‘terrorized’ by ‘panic-inducing’ YouTube pranks at CA university, lawsuit says

Sacramento Bee: Students ‘terrorized’ by ‘panic-inducing’ YouTube pranks at CA university, lawsuit says. “The University of Southern California has sued two YouTubers over a series of ‘panic-inducing’ pranks the pair staged during university lectures and recorded for their YouTube channel, the lawsuit says. A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday, April 8, that bans Ernest Kanevsky and Yuguo Bai from campus and other university-owned buildings because of their involvement in the YouTube stunts, according to City News Service.” They are not students.

Mashable: The secret Wikipedia prank behind the Pringles mascot’s first name

Mashable: The secret Wikipedia prank behind the Pringles mascot’s first name. “The name ‘Julius Pringles’ — which Kellogg’s claims as officially trademarked, though a search of the United States Patent and Trademark Office site for ‘Julius Pringles’ returned no immediate results — looks not to have come from a marketing team, or some long-forgotten Pringles founder. Rather, the name stems from two Wikipedia savvy, hoax-loving college students snacking away on Sour Cream & Onion Pringles in their dorm room back in 2006.”

Gobbler Country: UVA’s Scott Stadium Name Changes on Google Maps

Gobbler Country: UVA’s Scott Stadium Name Changes on Google Maps. “I don’t know how the Google Maps information is maintained or updated. The Google Maps entry for Lane Stadium North has been changed back to the previous name of Scott Stadium and the latest photos reverted to something less VT-centric. I don’t know when it happened, but for a few short hours yesterday it read as what you see above, and I was able to collect the screen shots before the Google Maps information was changed back.” Lane Stadium is apparently the name of the Virginia Tech football stadium; this is a sports prank I’m not fully-equipped to appreciate.

The Independent: Google Maps removes offensive prank reviews from Jeffrey Epstein’s private island

The Independent: Google Maps removes offensive prank reviews from Jeffrey Epstein’s private island. “Google has removed offensive prank listings and reviews from its map of Jeffrey Epstein’s private island after The Independent raised the issue. Little St James, the 75-acre retreat in the US Virgin Islands where Epstein and his allies allegedly abused numerous teenage girls, previously had two user-submitted locations on Google Maps…” I am not including those names there. They’re offensive.

Yahoo News: Fuel campaigner besieged by motorists looking for fuel after pranksters mark his house as petrol station on Google

Yahoo News: Fuel campaigner besieged by motorists looking for fuel after pranksters mark his house as petrol station on Google. “A fuel campaigner has hit out at ‘puerile and sick’ trolls who registered his home address as a Shell garage on Google – prompting him to be besieged by drivers looking for petrol. Howard Cox, who fronts FairFuel UK – a campaign calling for fairer fuel prices – said he had received more than 70 calls from motorists on the hunt for fuel thanks to the prank.”

SF Gate: San Francisco prank artist turns ‘ghost town’ Google office into a Spirit Halloween store

SF Gate: San Francisco prank artist turns ‘ghost town’ Google office into a Spirit Halloween store. “Like many other San Francisco tech companies, Google has yet to return to its offices. With its campus on Embarcadero going largely unused, conceptual artist Danielle Baskin got to thinking about what type of business might swoop in on that kind of vacant real estate. Given that Oct. 31 is just a little over a month away, the answer was obvious: Spirit Halloween, the costume store that moves into strip malls every year in the months proceeding the holiday.”

Loch Ness Google Maps: what is the street view picture glitch, why has it gone viral – and has it been sorted? (The Scotsman)

The Scotsman: Loch Ness Google Maps: what is the street view picture glitch, why has it gone viral – and has it been sorted?. “Google Maps users were met with the unexpected when they tried to look up the famous loch via the app’s street view mode. Instead of an image of the striking Scottish landscape, they found a selfie of a naked man standing on what appeared to be the patio of an apartment.”