In an effort to get NYC public school students reading for pleasure, a team of school librarians read hundreds of books published within the last few years and a few titles for each grade that appeal to as diverse a range of readers as possible. On the list for Grade 4 is...FRIGHTLOPEDIA! It appeals to the brave readers!
Thanks to an 11-year-old Pranklopedia reader who we will call "C.G." to protect his identity, I ended up on Australian Broadcasting Corporation's morning radio show, "Breakfast," today to explain how a cutout prank at the back of the book ended up alarming clueless residents of Brisbane. Apparently C.G. cut out the fake recycling notice and hung it on his neighbor's door. Someone who saw it then alerted the Brisbane City Council, who said they had nothing to do with it. From there, it ended up on the Facebook page of ABC, where commenters suggested it was part of an identity theft scam (not sure how that would work but...).
Here's the full story:
Bottomless Box Prank
Happy April Fools' Day! Here's an easy prank you can pull today on someone in your family. All you need is a mailing box addresses to them and some popcorn or cereal.
Stay Hydrated on April Fools’ Day
All you need to pull this refreshing prank is a plastic water bottle and a pushpin.
Fill the bottle with water, screw the top back on, and use the pushpin to punch holes in the sides of the bottle down near the bottom edge. The water will stay inside the bottle as long as the lid is on. But when you victim opens it to take a sip, the fun begins.