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I loved the coning videos when they first came out, but this is by far the most genius prank that has been done in quite some time! What a clever prank with hilarious reaction!
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Caine Monroy is a 9-year-old boy who wanted an arcade, and instead of waiting for it to come to him, he built it… from cardboard. His dad has a used auto parts store in East LA and has provided the space that Caine needs to run his arcade. For awhile he had few customers, but since Nirvan came into his life, everything has changed. This young man is smart, creative, eager, motivated, and very hard-working. It is so nice to see someone recognize this boy for what he’s accomplished and shared it with the world who can also appreciate all of his effort.
- Imagination is an Amazing Thing (cc-chapman.com)
- Caine’s Arcade (kottke.org)
- See a Flashmob Visit a Kid’s Cardboard Arcade In ‘Caine’s Arcade’ (multiplayerblog.mtv.com)
- 9-Year-Old’s DIY Cardboard Arcade – This Will Make Your Day (craftzine.com)
- Great video about Caine’s Arcade (geekwithkids.com)
- 9-Year-Old’s DIY Cardboard Arcade Gets Flashmobbed (makezine.com)
UPDATED (Tuesday November 8th 1:05PM):
Anatoly Moskvina is a Russian man who thoroughly enjoys his collection of teddy bears and dolls. Ordinarily people would think this was odd for an older gentleman, but for Maskvina, this is truly unbelievable.
After he dug up the bodies of at least 29 females from hundreds of different cemeteries, he proceeded to take them back home to his three-bedroom flat in Nizhny Novgorod. He carried the remains of women aged 15-26 in plastic bags where they would soon be transformed into his live-in doll collection.
At his apartment, the twisted 45-year-old apparently dressed the bodies and skeletons in stockings and dresses, and even made one look like a teddy bear. All had died years earlier.
His ghastly obsession was uncovered when Moskvina’s parents visited him in the town around 200 miles east of Moscow after returning from a holiday.
The man was always a bit eccentric as neighbors report they thought he was a ‘genius’. Obviously he was very intelligent and was known to be a journalist as well as a historian, which may have led to his fascination of older, dead bodies. Apparently he sometimes slept in a coffin or on the benches in graveyards. Surprisingly no one linked the cuckoo (who was oddly obsessed with the dead) to the grave robbery‘s that were occurring.
Speaking 13 languages would be a great quality if he were actually having to use this skill set, but unfortunately the knowledge is wasted on dead bodies that were wrongfully removed from their graves.
Moskvina was said to have visited more than 750 cemeteries in western Russia to indulge his fantasies, although it was not clear when he had begun exhuming graves.
Police arrested Moskvina and later released him, but it was not immediately clear what charges he will face.
My twisted mind can’t help but wonder if he did anything else with these bodies other than dress them and admire his work? Seems pointless to take them, dress them, and leave them on display for no one to ever see, or so he hoped.
- Russian ‘genius’ lived with 26 female bodies (msnbc.msn.com)
- Life Size Teddy Bears on Exhibit to Honor APEC Delegates – Teddy Bear World Anniversary Party (damontucker.com)
- Russian police detain man after finding remains of 20 female corpses in flat (telegraph.co.uk)