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Driverless car or ghost? Drive-through prank video goes viral

Los Angeles Times -- Bad news for Audi, Lexus, Google, and other companies keen on developing driverless cars: you've been beaten to the punch.

A video making the rounds on YouTube shows a driverless car pulling into the drive-through of various fast food restaurants, causing plenty of alarm and confusion among the people working the window.

The catch: there's actually a hidden driver.

The man behind the video prank is 24-year-old magician Rahat Hossain. Hossain, who lives in Virgina Beach, Va., has a YouTube channel called Magic of Rahat. The channel features dozens of videos with him using optical-illusion tricks to prank unsuspecting passersby and fast food employees working the drive-through window.


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Submitted Jan 12, 2013 By: ziyulu
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endymion
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 12:10:43 PM

funny!
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 1:26:09 AM

this is hilarious
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:09:43 PM

it's possible
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:09:15 PM

I saw this video. It's an instant classic.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:55:14 PM

Ingenious .... and funny too
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:44:49 PM

we all need to laugh sometimes. appreciate it.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:43:23 PM

Funny!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:09:52 PM

Great video
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:03:24 PM

LMAO thats good and hilarious! Hope to see more!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:52:02 PM

instagram dat!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:30:12 PM

Fun to watch!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:25:38 PM

funny video
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:09:06 PM

must be why our gas prices are up
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 11:47:48 AM

Beware of pranksters!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:44:23 AM

A fun video.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:39:06 AM

Its all a game and not real on roads.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:10:35 AM

What's so surprising? Driverless cars get hungry too and when you're driving, "drive-thru" makes sense.

[Edited by: Discovery02 at 1/12/2013 10:11:01 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:54:10 AM

GREAT PRANK!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:34:27 AM

What a joke.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:10:54 AM

How much did he pay for gas?
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:24:39 AM

Do not be fooled by Rahat.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:01:22 AM

Funny
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:54:19 AM

I saw the guy behind this prank on the Today Show; he demonstrated how he pulled it off.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:50:59 AM

NICE.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:26:21 AM

Poor fast food workers pranked.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:15:21 AM

The young man behind the seat/prank,was on Fox News this morning.Hilarious.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:59:45 AM

Funny
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:42:21 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:05:37 AM

this was enjoyable,i'll email it to some of my friends
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:02:30 AM

Fake arrest him...
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:58:29 AM

Virginia Beach very own!

Albeit, unseen.

Wonderfully tricked.

Tricked wonderfully.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:43:02 AM

THE FLU TOO
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:36:40 AM

Saw this in the news. It was funny.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:28:31 AM

Wake up the people at the drive thru
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:59:30 AM

Hilarious!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:45:28 AM

14,050,855 views. WOW!!!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 2:45:07 AM

I was a great trick.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:38:23 AM

Make the whole car disappear and the cops.....
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:37:06 AM

Saw this on Fox & Friends - he made boxes to cover him. He is driving but looks like a car seat.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:19:11 AM

Great video - had me fooled!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:12:15 AM

Dumb.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:58:00 AM

This is a great illusion
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:37:01 AM


Funny...
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:34:59 AM

His best prank so far
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:33:26 AM

Pretty funny!
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:31:28 AM

could be funny - pull this on a cop in a bad mood...
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:30:24 AM

He should get a job.

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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:25:30 AM

Definitely good for a few laughs...
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:23:05 AM

Candid camera all over again.
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