Prankcall.co.uk [check out my earlier post on how to pull a call prank on your friend] has launched a contest in which participants can win a Nintendo Wii, iPod Nano or a Flip simply by pulling out a call prank on a friend. Which is obviously good news – finally, I can get gifts for being bad to my friends.
The contest started on October 15 and will run until December 15. During this time, everyone interested (open to UK only) is invited to pull off pranks on their friends in a bid to win the competition and a get the gifts. The rules are simple and straightforward – you make a prank call, record it and publish it online. You’ll need only 20 votes for your prank call to get into the competition. Not to say that you can cheat yourself in, but there are quite a few ways to get yourself a lot of votes. Lastly, the call price has been reduced to Â£1/min, so basically it could cost as low as Â£3 to get in the competition.
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I have been prank’d many times and have pulled pranks myself on my friends. I remember one prank I made particularly well. It was so emotional, let me tell you.
My friend, a fresh grad, had a job interview with BMW pitching for an accountant position. The dumbhead had no chance, nonetheless, he believed he did and so he pushed for it. He was very excited about an opportunity to work for one of the world’s biggest car companies and managed to get his foot in the door for an interview. So he had it. Few days after the interview, while he was anxiously waiting for an answer, I stepped in. I decided to call him [pretending to be the firm's staff] and tell him the good news. The hardest part was to convince myself that I can speak in a way that my friend would not recognize me. In fact, I was hesitating for quite some time whether to make this call. It took me over an hour to practice to sound in a voice different than mine, but I managed. I called. I presented myself formally as one of the human resource recruitment team members, recalled the interview he had with us and told him we were happy to accept him. As you can imagine, he felt on top of the world. So did I.
It was a few days later that he’d receive an official e-mail from the company saying that he was not accepted in light of high competition, encouraging him to re-apply, blah-blah-blah. Confused, he gives them a call back, saying that they called him earlier with the opposite verdict. Naturally, they had no clue what he was talking about… I had a very good laugh. If you ask me if this was cruel, yes it was. Is he angry? Not anymore. Later, he had his sweet revenge by making me meet his sister in the airport, who, of course did not show up.
Right, so where are we… Want to pull a prank on your friend? The good news is that technology has been progressing and you don’t have to pretend someone else anymore when calling, which makes it way easier to do the whole thing. Prankcall.co.uk allows you to make a prank call simply by controlling the conversation during the whole time, or call by pressing buttons. Here, you can choose your victim’s sex, relationship status age and crudeness factor to get a list of most suitable pranks to fool your friend with. Mind that this service is UK only.
The pranks are pre-recorded with real human voices, so it’s not sounding robotic in any way and if you decide to, you can record your prank call and upload it on the website, making it available to share with your friends. My next prank is going to be on my old school mate. I am going to have him called about his excessive pornography browsing on his home computer. Damn, he is going to freak out totally…
By the way care to find out how “prankable” you are through this short quiz on Facebook. The quiz will tell you if you are easy to make fool of.
Go for it
No matter how strongly you want to believe you are seeing blue and green spirals here, there is no blue color in this image. There is only green, red and orange. What you think is blue is actually green. You can check this through Photoshop or by zooming, if you need an affirmation. Your eyes cheat you.
If you don’t believe your eyes, check this image enlarged:
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There are a lot of psychological tests based off of eye-tricks like this one, such as the Rorschach and inkblot tests, which are called thematic apperception tests, or TAT. These TATs are an abstract way to remove mental blocks in psychological patients and find underlying and subconscious issues. TATs are frequently used in psychological testing in depression counseling and bipolar treatment centers, and although this is not an official TAT, it does make one question one’s perception.
Discovered on Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s site