A Christmassy Joyful Death That Equals Revelation (Warning: Spoiler Alert) Santa Claus does not exist, the NASA engineer who built a glitter shooting and farting spray, In order to get at porch pirates, the world told them that their package of smells is being smoked. Shining deserts were at least partially staged. Mark Riber, in a statement on Twitter on Thursday said he had removed more than a minute of footage from his widely watched video after: "I was presented with information that prompted me to be truthful to doubt 2 of the 5 reactions in the video. "
Rober said he offered a" feeler "for someone who would like to put the package on the porch and offered to pay them to set the bait and get the package they finally threw away. But the "thieves" who had stolen the package from this person were "actually acquaintances of the person helping me".
Rober, who was not immediately available for comment on Saturday morning, claimed the recorded responses were over taken packets. His house was legitimate, but he could understand if people had doubts about the entire video.
"My credibility is somehow shot," he said in the tweet.
The video in question, Rober said, was inspired by a pair of parcel thieves who had left their California verandah seven months ago in broad daylight.
Rober – a former NASA engineer who runs a popular YouTube channel documenting his many quirky scientific experiments – began to think about how he could capture the porch pirates. Although he had captured the thieves with his surveillance cameras, Rober said the police had told him it was not worth their time to investigate.
"So you feel powerless too and I just feel that something needs to be done to take a stand against dishonest punks like these," said Rober in a YouTube video released Monday. "And then I was like, hold up."
Rober said he worked for NASA for nine years, including developing hardware for the Curiosity Rover roaming Mars.
"If someone would make a Revenge Bait package and get rid of the dirt, that would be me," Rober concluded.
Rober decided to create a detonator trap inspired by his childhood hero and inspiration. Kevin McAllister, the young and imaginative protagonist (played by Macaulay Culkin) in the "Home Alone" movies of the 1990s.
With the help of friends, Rober mocked a design for his ideal trap: he would be disguised as a package – especially as a cellophane-wrapped Apple A HomePod box that he knew would be "tempting" for any veranda pirate. He would be GPS capable so he could follow the drive after leaving his house. He would record videos with embedded cell phones, no matter how the thief picked up the package
Once triggered, it would be glittering, so sparkly
"When they finally opened the package, I wanted to celebrate their career choice with a glitter cloud," said Rober ,
One pound of glitter, then. To make the injury worse, Rober set up a can of "fart spray" programmed to spray automatically after the glitter explosion was triggered.
"No kidding, you can clean a room with a drizzle of it," says Rober
For the details of how Rober constructed his stinking "glitter bomb" we turn to the YouTube video he made to document the Project to:
The entire package took about six months to construct and then test the box.
There are some lovely Easter eggs. If someone had looked carefully, he or she would have noticed the deranged UPS shipping label addressed to "Harry and Marv," a reference to the sincere couple in "Home Alone." (19659022) As it turned out that none the thieves have taken care of before snatching the box so carefully.
On Monday, Rober uploaded his video with the documentary for the project "Glitter Bomb vs. Package Thief" on his YouTube page. As of Saturday morning, the video had more than 45 million views.
"It's a carefree fun," Rober told the Washington Post in a telephone interview on Tuesday. "[With all my videos] I try to get the people excited about science and technology. But that certainly hit a nerve.
But in the past he has denied online criticism that he hired actors. He insisted that all the recorded footage was actually packet thieves.
"I challenge anyone who thinks about packages Do not steal to put a cellophane-wrapped HomePod box on the porch, and leave it there day after day, and see how honest the People are, "Rober told The Post.
The veranda's pirate epidemic is real, a study by InsuranceQuotes estimates that some 26 million Americans have stolen a vacation package, and with the increase in stolen parcels, the number of" bouncers "is increasing. As Petula Dvorak of The Post reported:
There is even a man in Tacoma, Washington, who markets a device that targets a 12-gauge blank. In a moment, a pirate lifts the bait packet.
A DC Wife, tired of stealing $ 1,000 worth of parcels from her porch on Capitol Hill, left behind a rather fantastic gift for her pirates – a box heavy with her two dogs' dogs elastet was] "But it did not stop them," says Andrea Hutzler.
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