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Here’s the worst prank you could pull on a friend this summer

You'll never trust flowers again.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Jun 20, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 2:31 am CDT

To blow the fuzz off a dandelion is one of life’s most innocent pleasures—or was. Thanks to a six-second YouTube video out of Russia, thousands have learned how to execute a diabolical prank once known to just a few twisted individuals. All sympathies lie with the mark here:

As of this report, it’s unclear whether the dandelion’s seeds have taken root in the victim’s stomach lining. We’ll update with any botanical developments that may arise.

Photo via pavel petrulevich/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 20, 2014, 10:35 am CDT