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Guy Hacks Google Maps With 99 Phones and a Little Red Wagon

Artist Simon Weckert transported 99 smartphones in a little red wagon to generate a virtual traffic jam in Google Maps. He was able to turn a virtual ‘green’ street ‘red’, which impacted the physical world by navigating cars using Google Maps on another route to avoid being ‘stuck’ in traffic. Check out the video below and scroll down to learn more about this project. The advent of Google’s Geo Tools began in 2005 with Maps and Earth, followed by Street View in 2007. They have since become enormously more technologically…

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Guy Fakes Walking on the Moon in Protest of Giant Potholes on the Road

Indian artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy found a creative way to protest the outrageous potholes in his city (Bengaluru, India). In an effort to bring attention to the terrible road conditions, he created a parody video where he pretended to be an astronaut walking on the moon—that is until a car passes by and the camera pans to show the road. Check out the viral vid embedded below. Not only was the video successful in creating awareness about the problem but it led to direct and actionable results. As the city was…

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Pranking the Media with a Photo of Justin Bieber Eating a Burrito Sideways

The guys at Yes Theory just revealed that they were the pranksters behind the viral photo of Justin Bieber eating a burrito sideways and that the entire thing was a hoax. To pull it off they flew a Justin Bieber lookalike to LA and then dressed him up, sat him in a park, and made him eat a burrito in a strange and bizarre way that triggered people in predictable ways. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/justin-bieber-burrito-prank-hoax/

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