a collection of the best and funniest pranks from corporations
and individuals we have come across so far...
BBC provided viewers with a video of what was claimed
to be a newly discovered type of flying penguin. The narrator
claims: "These penguins don't need to huddle together
to keep warm in the winter because they can do something
no other penguin can..."
video [link here]
claims the penguins fly thousands of miles to spend the
winter in the tropical rain forest, basking in the sun...
and Virgin claimed that they were jointly forming a
new company called Virgle. The founders of both companies
are to lead an expedition to Mars. Readers could apply to
join the group on the trip, but to do so they had to answer
a 15 question survey, one of the questions is repeated below:
I was unexpectedly confronted with the emergence of a
bewilderingly alien and frighteningly advanced Martian
life form which appeared bent on killing me if I failed
to quickly and effectively communicate my peaceful intentions
and potential value to its civilization, I would:
* Whip out my handy universal transcorder and start schmoozing
my ass off.
* Well, given that there's no such thing as a transcorder
that works for a Martian language that we haven't even
heard yet, I guess I'd just do my best to seem non-threatening
while communicating my peaceful intentions with subtly
universal hand gestures.
* Run straight toward the Martian while screaming wildly
and brandishing whatever weapon happens to be handy.
presidential candidate challenger Hillary Clinton
challenged Barack Obama to a bowl off to decide who is to
run for president. She told reporters:
bowling night. Right here in Pennsylvania. The winner
take all. I'll even spot him two frames."
Bob Cummings, VP of Westjet, announced that for just
US$12 passengers could sleep in the overhead luggage compartment
of the company's fleet of 737's - this is what he said:
overhead compartment has traditionally been a place where
guests have placed their carry-on baggage."
that the overhead bins on our fleet are among the most
spacious of any airline, we made the decision to offer
sleeper cabins in that space."
offering our existing overhead bins as sleeper cabins,
guests will now have the opportunity to lie down for a
period of time and arrive at their destination refreshed,
rested and ready to go."
GMail reportedly introduced its users to Google Custom
Time, a supposed method by which users could send emails
back in time using an "e-flux capacitor."
apparently directed all users to its front page to a video
of Rick Astley singing 'Never Gonna Give You Up'.