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Gaming prank draws bomb squad

Apr 04, 20061 min
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Even though’s Andy Baio has correctly termed April Fools Day as “Internet Jackass Day,” this prank is pretty good.

Read about how the scattering of 17 cardboard replicas of Super Mario Brothers power-up cubes throughout Ravenna, Ohio, brought out the bomb squad. Even better, it was 5 teenage girls who pulled it. Who says gaming is just for boys?

“The potential is always present when dealing with a suspicious package that it could be deadly,” Ravenna Police Chief Randall McCoy said. “In today’s day and age, you just cannot do this kind of stuff.” Unless you’re Mario and you need some more power.