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iPhone 5 Prank In Amsterdam Goes Viral As Hopefuls Try To Snatch Superglued Phone (VIDEO)

Sep 25, 2012

Days before the iPhone 5's release in the Netherlands, two jokesters in Amsterdam decided to have a little fun with a clever iPhone 5 prank that played on Apple fans' emotions.

Two pranksters from website iPhone5.nl superglued an iPhone 5 facedown onto a street in the middle of Leidseplein, a busy square in the center of Amsterdam, Yahoo! News reports. They positioned a hidden camera to capture the reactions, and needless to say, the results were hilarious.

Passersby who fell for the iPhone 5 prank attempted to snatch the device off the ground in a variety of ways. Some tried to pull at the phone before realizing it was glued to the street; others attempted to inconspicuously grab the phone without anyone seeing; and a few even got aggressive and began kicking and stomping on the device. Of course, others played along and took photos with the superglued phone.

The prank was not complete without a bit of self-promotion, however. The folks over at iPhone5.nl wrote on the sidewalk in chalk "order @ iphone.nl."

As of Tuesday morning, the iPhone 5 prank had more than 1.2 million views on YouTube.

Read more about the iPhone 5 here.

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