The Greatest Practical Joke and the Last Laugh

In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start off looking at 19th century practical joke that occurred in London that is arguably the greatest of the century.

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Moving on to the next section of the show we’re looking at a Canadian man who set the bar even higher on practical jokes, by doing his greatest ones from beyond the grave.

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