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18 June 2008

Pool Crashing[Dipping] in the UK Becomes Latest Google Earth Prank


The latest craze for teenagers with no place to go except Facebook is "dipping," or gatecrashing someone else's swimming pool. According to the Daily Mail (commenter djheath's favorite publication, if I recall correctly) putative trespassers select their swimming pool using Google Earth, and then notify their mates using social networking sites. The would-be revellers often turn up in fancy dress, and are advised to bring a bike (for a swift getaway). Owners only discover their pool has been dipped when they find a bunch of beer cans floating on the surface the next morning. [Daily Mail

Gizmodo 6/18/08 6:30 AM AddyDugdale Dipping Google Earth Pranks Teens Uk

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