Man's Apartment Encased in Aluminum Foil

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  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I've always wondered how many packing peanuts it would take to fill up the average size house.

    Would be especially fun if you could get them with that special mono charged coating they use in lightweight concrete -- so they stick to stuff, but cannot be swept up or stuffed in trash bags easily.
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Re: Man's Apartment Encased in Aluminum Foil

    That is a very intersting find eyelikeart. I would like to see a photo also. Maybe you could get a magazine to send you on special assignment.
     
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    Photo's


    Ugh this is worse than that metal Apple uses in the finder
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, that's truly amazing - you could just imagine what was going through his mind when he walked in the door and saw all that.

    Even better that it got national coverage :D

    D
     
  6. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    OMG that's great! :D

    thanks applemacdude! ;)
     
  7. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    I bet he has a problem with sun glare and the room getting very warm. What a waste of good foil:rolleyes:
     
  8. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    That is awesome! Kind of like the TLC show "while you were out." :)
     
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    Hmmm, my sister goes on a 2 week vacation every summer, and I generally house sit for her ... =)
     
  10. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Very clever, he'll be completely immune from government mind control ;)
     
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    Reminds me of the wonderful trick some university students played on their fellow dorm student. While he was out, they disassembled his car and reassembled it in his dorm room. I think it was at Cal Tech.
     
  12. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it was at Cal-Tech. It was a Ford Model-T and the prank was pulled at Ricketts House if I remember correctly.
     
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    I have a book named "Is This the Way to Baker House?" about the history of ingenious pranks (called "hacks") at M.I.T. My favorite was when a police car appeared on top of the "Great Dome" on Building 10.

    I found a web page about it.
     
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    I wonder what that would do for his WiFi signal... :)
     
  15. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Heh, I have a book called "Legends of CalTech" that has the prank history of CalTech. :)
     
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    They alien proofed his house...

    I wish I had friends like that.
     
  17. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    me too...I wanna pull a prank like this one... :eek: :D ;)
     
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    That's the badger!
     
  19. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    That is brilliant! Now to find someone to do it to over here...hmmmm...
     
  20. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    it would be quite impressive - you'd need some help and a lot of time. Also someone with a small apartment ;)

    D
     
  21. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Exactly. It would be a bit tricky with electronics, esp with plastic & static electricity. I'm quite sure I could round up a few people to help me out if the time ever came to foil someone's place.

    Come to think of it, this could easily be done to someone's car. :eek: :D
     
  22. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Now that sir, is a good idea!
     
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    :D I love this prank! It's esentially harmless and does "raise the bar" with the levels of details the friend went to cover everything, and put it back in place.

    The funniest prank I heard about involving a car was seeing one get the 'shake and bake' treatment. On a hot summer day someone sprayed down a car with low grade vegtible oil and then covered it with about 20? lbs of bread crumbs and seasoning. Apparently the heat of the afternoon sun helped dry up the sludge like oil and make the bread crumbs into a wet, but still kind of crusty coating on the metal and glass. After the owner comes back to his car and the joke is done, the car or paint isn't ruined. They just had to scrape off the windows and head to the nearest car wash to clean up.
    :)
     
  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    doing that in say Phoenix in the summer when its 110 outside would work nicely.

    I still love the chia car :D

    D
     
  25. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    haha...nice... :D

    I used to pull a similar one to a neighbor back when I was about 12. I used to throw birdseed in his garden during the summer. Chances for rain are always 50/50 here it seems, so it almost always rained soon after. I don't know if he ever figured out why his garden kept sprouting. :eek:
     

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