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…Cocaine still has social stigma?

Radar Cocaine Prank

Radar wondered: Would sniffing the white stuff in public go unnoticed, or do people still care? Armed with a bag of confectioners’ sugar and the phone number for a lawyer, they set out to find out.

Potential targets include the swank (Graydon Carter’s Waverly Inn), and the pedestrian (Starbucks), and the results might surprise you.

Care to indulge?

[Radar – White Mischief]

…It’s April Fools’ Day?

Today is one of the Internet’s favorite holidays. Though I’m not going to try and trick any of the DYH readers (I promise), I am going to be covering the hoaxes and pranks that appear around the net. Here are some of the better ones:

Google Paper

Google announced Gmail Paper, a permanent archive service that prints your emails for free onto paper that is supported by giant ads that are printed on the back. It handles attachments, is good for the environment, and there is no limit on the number of times you can use it.

Google TiSP

Google announced TiSP, a free in-home wireless broadband service that taps into your toilet. The service is supported by the use of “information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward”.

Random Crap

Woot sold a $1,000,001 bag of crap. When users clicked on the picture of the bag, they were given a coupon code that knocked the cost down to $1.

Fucked Company

Tech Crunch, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 startups, announced that it had acquired Fucked Company, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 shutdowns.


ThinkGeek announced “stuff for smart asses”, including a WiiHelm(et), an 8-bit tie, inhalable caffeine stix, and a lonely guy dream vacation digital photo frame. (They also announced that the iPhone was now shipping, but that’s just cruel.)

CollegeHumor GoDaddy

CollegeHumor made it look as if their domain had expired and was now for sale through GoDaddy.


Technorati switched around their letters and renamed their site haterTonic.

Tinfoil Hat

World Of Warcraft introduced a new item called the Tinfoil Hat. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you”.


CrunchGear gave their entire site a 1999 redesign, complete with flashy gifs, a horrible background, and a no structure (though it still reminds me of a lot of current MySpace profile pages).

[Wikipedia – April Fools’ Day]

…Subway serves bison?

Subway Prank

Subway touts its restaurant as an easy way to eat fresh, but I’d be willing to bet that the bison that goes into their bison noodle soup has been sitting in a freezer for quite some time before finding its way into the soup de jure. It’s not like bison just roam the streets, looking to end their lives as a local Subway soup, I’m sure they have to be imported from somewhere. Actually, Subway doesn’t serve a bison noodle soup, but don’t tell that to the customers who fell victim to this slightly amusing prank. By copying the soup name card that Subway uses to advertise their soups and then creating a new and slightly modified version, one prankster was able to offer such delights as sunset minestrone, fiesta queso con queso, and cream of regret to hungry customers. The site documenting this Subway switcheroo also encourages other pranksters to follow suit with a template that can be used to create a unique concoction that is sure to surprise many a hungry customer. Musty mushroom anyone?

[Subway Sign Prank]

[Via: Digg]

…Cow tipping is not as easy as one would think?

Cow Tipping

Cow tipping (The pastime, not the way of thanking the cow for his prompt and courteous service) has always been something you heard that a friend of a friend did once to his udder amusement, though you’ve never seen it done yourself. Sometimes the story even includes the fact that the cow is unable to get up and can even die from such a maneuver. Animal lovers everywhere can now breathe a sigh of relief though, as it appears this sport of sorts has been officially debunked into the realm of urban legend. The legend has two origins, one being that cows lean into the wind when they sleep, and thus, a cow tipper just pushes in the direction of the wind while the cow pushes back against the force of what it thinks is the wind, and then at just the right moment the tippers jump out of the way and the cow falls under its own weight. The second method involves the use of brute force to simply push the animal over before it awakens. Contrary to the myth though, many cows lie down when sleeping, and most are easily awoken due to their prey like reflexes. Even if a cow were to be tipped over though, there is nothing that would prevent them from simply standing back up, contrary to the popular death scenario. Besides the fact that a cow would simply need to wake up to prevent an unplanned horizontal slumber, a zoologist a the University of British Columbia calculated that it would take the simultaneous force of five people pushing in unison to tip a cow, and though a well organized team of tippers could probably pull off such a feat, most of the participants in the sport of cow tipping are usually in some state of heavy intoxication. Despite being debunked, cow tipping will probably still live on in the hearts and dreams of drunken college students and bored country folk across the land.

[Wikipedia – Cow Tipping]

[Cow Tipping]

[Via: The Presurfer]