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Baffled Shoppers Face Obstacles, Elves and Captivity in This Bizarre Discount Store Stunt Would you take this 'Adventure Quest'?

Behold! The lowest of the low-budget hidden-camera pranks has been created for discount retailer Ocean State Job Lot, and it is steeped in local commercial magic. The chain, with 116 stores…

November 24, 2014, 5:19 PM EST

Here's the Most Adorable Use of Those Personalized Coke Cans and Bottles Yet Couple's playful video goes viral

When we looked recently at the best/worst uses of the personalized #ShareACoke bottles, many of them were angry, bitter or weird. (My favorite was the Nativity scene that showed up…

August 6, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT

This Girl's Facebook Cover Photo Game Is Next Level Genius Cameos in pop-culture scenes

Just when we thought Facebook couldn't get any more ordinary, we stumble upon a user who's taken the constraints of the platform and come in like a wrecking ball into…

July 11, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

Mom Gets Burned by Facebook for This Remake of Coppertone's Classic Ad Did Jill White deserve to be banned?

Facebook takes its no-nudity policy very seriously—so seriously that one mom found herself banned from the network for 24 hours after posting what she thought was an innocent remake of…

July 8, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT

Waiting in Line Goes From Boring to Brutal in Free-Sample Stunt Testing the limits of a cheapskate's endurance

How far are people willing to go, physically and emotionally, to get a free sample? Australian agency Clemenger BBDO continues its quest to find out by making consumers work hard…

June 10, 2014, 3:09 PM EDT

Fashion Mannequins Fall on Hard Times in Homeless Advocacy Campaign JWT raises awareness on a shoestring budget

Mannequins usually symbolize the consumer ideal of the "good life," draped in couture and jewelry in department-store window displays. But now they've fallen on hard times in a JWT stunt…

June 9, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

Visitors to Creepy Hospital Get the Fright of Their Lives in Horror Movie Prank Owlman torments urban explorers

The makers of "Lord of Tears," a well-reviewed Scottish indie chiller, definitely ruffled some feathers with a pair of pranks that brought the film's evil "Owlman" into real life. In the…

May 30, 2014, 1:12 PM EDT

Man Puts Up Billboards All Over L.A. Telling Celebrities to Stop Getting Divorced Tired of the bad example

Upset about his daughter's divorce, and convinced she was influenced by the stellar example our celebrities are setting in that regard, J. Robert Butler bought some billboards. The founder and president…

May 16, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

Would You Recognize a Loved One Dressed Like the Homeless? These People Didn't Hidden-camera stunt aims to 'make them visible'

Most city dwellers tend to avoid eye contact with the homeless, a fact that made one advocacy group wonder: Would you recognize your own relatives if they were living on…

April 23, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

1973 Personals Ad Reminds You Trolling Was a Thing Even in 1973 Man misses girlfriend, or does he?

Ahh, the good old days, when men were men, women were women, the Internet didn't exist and one had to troll at a much slower pace. According to this personals ad…

April 22, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

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