A reader points us at a video on YouTube showing some more amazing "real-world" pranks.
A few days ago I posted a blog titled Is this the best prank ever? Just in case you missed it, this featured a video showing several hundred people mingling with the crowds in Grand Central Station in New York City. At a pre-defined time – to the exact second – all of these "agents" froze and didn't move a muscle. They held this pose for exactly five minutes – while amused-puzzled-worried onlookers ... well, looked on – and then all continued on their way. This really is a MUST SEE.
Since then, I've been receiving numerous emails about this prank. Almost everyone who contacted me says that they either wished they had been part of it as one of the pranksters, or that they had been present as an onlooker when it took place. One reader said that it reminded him of another video that was similar in concept:
This video – which comprises a series of scenes – has a bit more "edge" than the original video in that some of the "targets" must have been really scared. For example, what would you do if you were peacefully walking home from work when 100 people suddenly appeared at the end of the road racing towards you screaming?
This is worth watching to the end. The last scene is particularly interesting when you watch the target's reaction time to a totally unexpected situation ... but I will say no more because I don't want to give anything away.
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