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Here’s the worst prank you could pull on a friend this summer
You’ll never trust flowers again.
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.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'