Back in the late 1970's some college students pulled a prank on some tourist in Yellowstone.

One student put a pole with a big wheel on top, the kind used for turning on and off a large water system.

The other student stood in front of the crowd waiting for the next eruption.

They were both wearing park ranger uniforms.

As the geyser was about to burst the student in front of the tourist turned and yelled to his buddy,


Steve turned the big wheel on the pole just as old faithful was eruption high into the sky.

The tourists were SHOCKED!

They pointed at Steven and SCREAMED!


They thought Old Faithful was NATURAL!

Just the other day the following post appeared on the Facebook page, Yellowstone Invasion Of The Idiots. 

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I'm wondering if we posted this as if it were a real thing, how many people would fall for it?

Most everyone would not.

But there is always someone, maybe more than a couple, that would think this was real.

There are a lot of pranks we can pull on the tourists out there.

Honestly, if they fall for it then the argument can be made that they deserved it.

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Devils Tower As Seen From The Mother Ship

If you've see the movie (documentary) Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, then you know what it looked like to see "The Mother Ship" descending down to Devils Tower.

But what did it look like from the Mother Ship's point of view?

We don't have any actual photos from the Mother Ship

So we recreated the scene using Google Earth and one Nasa Photo.