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Random Thu Jun 16 2011

Go Cone-ing Today!

A wild new fad prank -- "the next planking," apparently -- is evidently sweeping the globe: "cone-ing," in which you order a soft-serve ice cream cone at a fast food drive-through, and then grab it by the ice cream instead of the cone when the attendant hands it to you. The whole idea, of course, is to play it straight while you grab the soft-serve and see what the restaurant worker's reaction is. And to get it on tape.

Originated by Melbourne, Australia comedian Alki Stevens earlier this week, his YouTube video introducing cone-ing has been viewed well over a million times, and the prank has nearly 12,000 members on its Facebook page.

So far, the video above and the one below are the only ones filmed in Chicago -- but I suspect we'll be seeing many more before cone-ing goes out of fashion next week.

 

Heidi Sullivan / June 18, 2011 7:27 PM

Logan Square is representing! Proud to be one of Chi-town's first cone-ings with @dansullyrules & Whitney Davis! A cone is always better from the bottom up.

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