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YouTuber Unleashes ‘Glitter Stink Bomb 2.0’ to Jam Up Package Thieves and Porch Pirates

Don’t worry! The glitter is biodegradable.



Package Thieves

(TMU) — As the holidays quickly approach, packages are piling up on suburban porches across America. And as those packages sit there, plenty of would-be “porch-pirates” are looking to score some easy loot.

Enter the Glitter Bomb Trap 2.0.

Former NASA Engineer Mark Rober was once a victim of package thieves himself. So last year, he built an exploding glitter bomb that quickly reached mega-viral status during the Christmas season.

The “bomb,” which was disguised as an Apple HomePod package, was inspired by the classic 1990 comedy Home Alone. Last year’s video has since been viewed over 77 million times.

Rober’s Glitter Bomb Trap 2.0 video, which was sponsored by Bose and features Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin, seems to be quickly reaching similar fame. As of Wednesday afternoon, the video already had over 19 million views.

Rober claims to have spent roughly 10 months designing and constructing the bomb while subjecting it to trials. As was the case with the original trap, the bait package—based on a pair of fictitious Bose Buzz700s—spews out glitter and a fart spray when it opens. It’s also equipped with four phones to record the “detonation,” along with GPS tracking so the package can eventually be retrieved.

This time around the “bomb” has an additional psychological feature—a voice that ominously counts backwards before audio that sounds like a police scanner begins to play, because Rober felt that “it seemed like the right thing to do.”

The glitter is also biodegradable.

Rober left the rigged packages near a number of volunteers’ front doors across the country, ensuring a hilarious variety of responses from porch pirates.

If you’re in the mood for sweet revenge—or should we say stinking-and-sparking revenge?—then click “Play” and enjoy.

By Elias Marat | Creative Commons |

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