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Russian Pranks
Posted by The Curator on Mon Jan 16, 2006
Status: Pranks Singapore's Electric New Paper has an article about the burgeoning market for pranks among Russia's nouveau riche. People there are spending tens of thousands of dollars (roubles) to pull elaborate pranks on their friends. Staging fake arrests seems to be a popular gag. There's even a company that will coordinate intricate stunts. Jokes in the company's catalog include: The Robinson Crusoe: "For 20,000 a group of up to five friends are invited on to a yacht and shipwrecked on an island with no food or shelter." And this one: "Invite friends to a party at an isolated Russian country house or dacha on Moscow's outskirts. After a while the…
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