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… » 3/25/13 4:15pm 3/25/13 4:15pm

Indiana Jones is officially getting mail at the University of Chicago

Although he was last seen teaching Archaeology 101 at Marshall College, it appears that Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. still has a mailbox at his alma mater. The above package arrived earlier this week to the confusion of the University of Chicago staff and the general delight of the universe at large: » 12/13/12 2:20pm 12/13/12 2:20pm

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

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… » 11/05/11 9:55am 11/05/11 9:55am