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9 Ballsiest Pranks From The Hilarious To Notorious Ever Pulled By 4Chan

#4 Driving the host of Pawn Stars (History Channel) almost insane

4Chan once thought it will be hilarious to prank call Pawn Stars and ask about Battletoads, a video game of the 90s era. After the first few calls, Rick, the host, started losing his cool.

Rick: “Gold and Silver”

Caller: Oh man I didnt know you guys were still open

Rick: …. “yeah we are”

Caller: oh okay, im looking for battletoads

Rick: “not shit shit again, its 11:00 at night”

*click*

This continued for a while, then the 4Channers got really creative.

Rick: “Gold and Silver”

Caller: Hi I–

Rick: This better not be about battletoads, im losing patience kid

Caller: ummm no its not… what’s a battletoad?

Rick: its some game everyone is calling about tonight

Caller: battletoads? yea that sounds good ill take one if you got it

*click*

Eventually Rick threatened to call the cops and the response call was epic.

Rick: “Gold and Silver”

Caller: Hello this is Las Vegas police department my name is Officer Peterson. My office received a call from someone here saying that your store was being harassed by someone repeatedly asking for uh “Battletoads?”

Rick: Uh sorry sir but I dont remember calling you can you give me the name of person who did?

Caller: Yes his name was Le Reddit

Rick: Sorry… who was it again?

Caller: His name was Austin Russel

Rick: He isnt in right now… what was your name again?

Caller: Officer Battletoad

*slams the phone*

You can read the rest of the transcript over here. It’s 20 or so conversations, but each one will crack you up, though not so much if you are that poor soul… Rick.

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#3 Leaking photos of A-List Actresses

This one broke the internet and gave every actress who took explicit selfies a nightmare. On August 2014, around 500 images of many celebs including A-Listers such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, Kate Upton were released on the internet through 4Chan.

It was done by exploiting a loop in iCloud security of Apple which made brute force (various combinations of password) possible and was patched once it was outed. Following the leak, websites including media outlets received massive DMCA requests for removal of content… with some actresses rejecting the images as fake and others accepting it.

Not happy with merely releasing the pictures on the internet, 4Chan took it upon itself to point out the images are real by marking birth spots, tattoos, etc. causing a further outcry. The event was termed ‘Celebgate’ and it shaped up the latter events of 2014, leading to stricter security measures and Kim Kardashian’s infamous pose.

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#2 Inventing the Rickroll

For the few who are not aware of Rickroll, it’s the term given to the prank in which you are baited to click on an interesting video which turns up to be Rick Astley’s song ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’. The trendsetter video is the gift of 4Chan to the internet. It was started as Duckrolling by Christopher Poole, founder of 4Chan.

In keeping with the silly Internet humor, Poole of 4Chan, decided to change the word ‘egg’ to ‘duck’ every time a user posted a message. This meant that users referring to eggroll saw duckroll appear instead. As it is with 4Chan pranks, an anonymous user came up with the idea of redirecting internet links to an image of a duck on wheels, and ‘duckrolling’ was born.

It changed to Rickroll when another anonymous user linked the trailer of Grand Theft Auto IV, a popular computer game, to Rick Astley’s song making sure that we all hear him and he remains on the internet forever. Now why couldn’t they have had linked it to a hot video like below instead of Rickroll?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V_aE_Xdde8

Drunk Hot Chicks Beer Drinking Contest

Drunk Hot chicks, white t-shirts, beer, you do the math

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#1 Convincing people to microwave their iPhone

This one will really hurt the fans of Apple, especially those who fell for it. When Apple came out with iOS 8, the 4Channers convinced the internet about its latest feature being microwave recharging. All it took was an Apple-esque photo with a few rightly timed tweets for people to fall for it.

Just Wave It Dude!!

Soon after the tweets, some people started trying the ‘feature’ on their phone itself, roasting it in the process and tweeting to Apple believing that the feature was flawed.

Apple had to issue an urgent notice via tweet and press release to make sure no more users fell for this prank.

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