This prank is less than 48 hours old and it's already managing to cruelly . . . but hilariously . . . FREAK OUT PARENTS all over the country.
There's a comedian named Nathan Fielder who hosts a show on Comedy Central called "Nathan For You". And on Wednesday, he tweeted the idea: Text your parents, quote, "got 2 grams for $40?" Then text, quote, "sorry, ignore that text."
In other words, you pretend you meant to text a DRUG DEALER, but accidentally texted your parents. So kids started doing it, and posting screenshots of the results. And as you'd expect, their parents' reactions were PERFECT.
One guy's mom wrote him, quote, "2 grams of whaaaaat? You're freaking me out!! Erik, what the hell? You're giving me a heart attack. Seriously! Now you're doing cocaine? Ganja? What??? God help me. And you."
One kid's dad wrote back, in all caps, quote, "WTF. YOU'RE GOING TO REHAB. I'M NOT KIDDING. YOUR MOTHER AND I ARE ON THE WAY TO PICK YOU UP FROM COLLEGE TONIGHT."
This will continue being funny until it induces its first heart attack. At which time it will become less funny . . . but only slightly.
Remember when our money used to just be green? These days our $5 bills are covered in purple, our 10s are covered in red, our 20s are in blue, and no one really has 50s anymore so I don't remember what color they use.
And now, our $100 bills are about to be covered in GOLD.
The Federal Reserve just released the first images of the brand new $100 bills, which will go into circulation this October.
They've still got BEN FRANKLIN on the front. But now there's a light gold quill and a shiny gold inkwell next to him. The bottom-right "100" on the front is also embossed in gold.
And on the back, the bill looks TOTALLY different. A gold-colored "100" runs along the entire right side. The bill also has a blue, 3-D security strip across the front.
The changes aren't JUST to make the bills look more ostentatious . . . they're also supposed to help cut down on counterfeiting. The $100 bill is one of the most counterfeited bills in the world.
This is only the fourth design for the $100 bill . . . but three of those redesigns have happened in the past 20 years as counterfeiters have gotten more technologically advanced.