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Humor: Can This Group of 40 Get a Single Person to Take 40 Photos of Them?


There was a time, before selfies and social networks and WiFi built in to most consumer-level cameras, that getting a group shot in a busy tourist setting required two steps. Step one: ask a stranger to take your group’s photo, and Step Two: apologize profusely as, one by one, every person in your group keeps handing the kind stranger ANOTHER camera so they can have a picture too.

Those days are, for the most part, gone. But back in 2009, an Australian comedy show called The Chaser’s War on Everything had some fun with ‘step two.’

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The premise of the prank was simple: get a 40-person group together and see if they could get a single person to take 40 separate pictures of them. Every time the poor victim thought he or she was done, another person from the group would ask them to take a picture with their camera until all 40 had had a turn.

We won’t spoil the final outcome, but the entire thing is a great, cringe-worthy way to start off the weekend.