Zombie Subway Stunt Is Possibly The Most Terrifying Prank Ever Pulled

Subway riders in the northeast state of Ceará, Brazil, had quite a fright when OMG ZOMBIES!!! It was revealed, of course, to be a TV show-plotted prank — but though the ghouls are fake, the freak-out factor among the passengers is alarmingly, piss-your-pants real (it starts about three minutes in). Yikes, seriously. » 4/02/15 4:25pm 4/02/15 4:25pm

Japanese Office Attacked By Full-Size Gundam In Insane Prank

Japan is known for pulling off some insane — and pants-wettingly terrifying — pranks, but this may take the cake. Someone went through an elaborate amount of trouble (and cost!) to have a 1:1-scale Zaku, the enemy mobile suits from the original Gundam anime, stop by an upper-floor Tokyo office. See for yourself! » 1/16/15 6:44am 1/16/15 6:44am

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