Town of 12,000 calls in bomb squad over Super Mario power-up cubes

Five girls from Ravenna, Ohio placed 17 cardboard replications of the Super Mario power-up cubes throughout their town. The town has a population of approximately 12,000 people, some of which felt threatened by the power-up cubes and called in the bomb squad.

Super Mario cubes 1

Super Mario cubes 2

Here is a funny quote from a local newspaper that reported the incident:

“The girls found an Internet site called Mario Question Blocks which told you step by step how the game is played, along with instructions on wrapping the packages, just to see what kind of response you get,” McCoy said. “This game is evidently being played all over the country.”

– recordpub.com

The girls apparently did this as an April fool’s joke. I don’t think that they will end up in any trouble but police are looking into pressing charges. They didn’t threaten anyone, they just left some cool boxes scattered around their town. Is that so wrong?

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