The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus is as unafraid of zombies as Daryl is

We all know Daryl Dixon is a badass, and it seems like the actor who plays him, Norman Reedus, is probably one as well. In the ultimate test, Andrew Lincoln (who plays Rick Grimes) and prankster Nick Santonastasso team up to put Reedus in a "real" zombie attack. » 1/17/14 11:34am 1/17/14 11:34am

Horse_ebooks proves that humans yearn to be friends with bots

Normally, we worry that Twitter accounts and dating profiles are run by bots — sophisticated algorithms that pretend to be humans. But now, thanks to the Horse_ebooks Twitter account, we have to be on the lookout for humans luring us in by pretending to be machines. » 9/24/13 3:30pm 9/24/13 3:30pm

The 1970s Version of 4Chan Relied on Telephones for Their Pranks

Journalist and hacker historian Phil Lapsley has just published an incredible book about the early days of phone phreaking, Exploding the Phone. In the late 1960s and early 70s, people like Steve Wozniak were running around doing things to telephones that today people would do to the internet. We've got a great excerpt … » 3/25/13 4:15pm 3/25/13 4:15pm

Dalek mysteriously materializes atop MIT computer science building

After CalTech pranksters adorned MIT with a runaway TARDIS a while back, it was only inevitable the Daleks would show up. And appear they did last week, atop MIT's Stata Center — a lightning rod for pranks — which houses the university's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Check out the below… » 4/27/12 3:30pm 4/27/12 3:30pm

The Best April Fools' Day Gags, from Spiel Burgers to the Mass Effect 3

So April Fools' Day fell on a weekend this year. Instead of backtracking through all the pranks and gags of yesterday, we've compiled the best of the best for you right here. Behold, an orbital bed and breakfast and the most apocalyptic BBC headline ever. » 4/02/12 8:45am 4/02/12 8:45am

Mortal Kombat flash rave harasses passers-by with deadly dancing

This is so unapologetically stupid, but I can't help but applaud these guys for carrying a boombox around New York blasting the Immortals' always hilarious rave theme. (Random fact: The Mortal Kombat soundtrack has Orbital's "Halcyon" on it. Man, that song really got around.) Anyway, this video goes on for approximately … » 11/05/11 9:55am 11/05/11 9:55am