'pranks' on Serious Eats

Behind the Slice: This year's April Fools joke

Every April Fools Day on Slice, with maybe only one year that I missed, I join the rest of the internet in trying to get one over on the audience. I have a sneaking suspicion that I may have repeated a previous year's joke when I claimed that the best pizza in NYC was at Uno Chicago Grill — but I'm not going to go look in the Slice archives to prove myself right. More

In Prank, Man Orders $4,000 of Pizza, Doesn't Pick Up

Wow. Lame prank. A man posing as a member of Bob Dylan's road crew — wearing a Dylan backstage pass after Bobby Z. played a show at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst — ordered 178 pizzas from Antonio's Pizza in the college town and said he'd pick them up later to deliver to the singer and his entourage. Workers stayed until 5 a.m. to finish the order, and the New Jersey man never showed. The unidentified prankster, through his lawyer, later agreed to pay the $4,000 tab. More

Video: Pizza Delivery Prank

This RĂ©mi Gaillard prank would have been cute if the guys who planned it had just stopped at the moment they opened the door for the pizza delivery dude. But what happens afterward and in the second part of the clip is pretty crappy. This video has been making the rounds the last few days. Apologies if you've seen it already.... More

Video: Remi Gaillard's Chicken Funeral

This video, by French prankster Remi Gaillard, was posted about a year ago but seems to be making the rounds on the web again. In it, he wears a chicken suit and stages a funeral at a rotisserie chicken joint. [Watch the video, after the jump.]... More

Prank: How to Mix an Exploding Cocktail

Wired has an amusing recipe for a Manhattan-esque cocktail it calls The Manhattan Project. You would be correct in assuming that this is a drink of literally explosive proportions. It involves freezing Mentos into ice cubes and including them in a mixture of Diet Coke, rye whiskey, a splash of vermouth, and a couple dashes of bitters. Whether anyone would nurse that concoction long enough for the ice to melt around the Mentos is a question scientists haven't answered yet. [via Neatorama]... More

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