“Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul told Conan O’Brien this week about pulling a meteorite prank on his former roommate, and then being surprised to see it reported on Fox 11 in Los Angeles as a legitimate news story (“Mysterious object causes small crater”).
Paul told O’Brien:
My old roommate has the worst luck on the entire planet, and he’s convinced that 2012 is the end of the world, so I wanted him to believe that meteorites were slamming into our back yard. And I did just that, and he’s convinced. …
I went and bought some actual meteorites. I dug a giant crater in our back yard, filled it up with dry ice, covered it with dirt, and then put the meteorites in the middle of it, and then dumped a bunch of water on it. And then I set off a dry ice bomb.
The roommate heard and felt the explosion, ran outside in his boxers and saw the boiling crater.
Then it actually made it on Fox 11 News. His girlfriend didn’t even tell him that she was taking the footage that she shot to the news. I was watching the Giants-49ers playoff game. It went a little late so they could only show two clips from the news and one of them was this. I start seeing my back yard with this gaint crater boiling — [I was] like, What the hell is that?
(Fox 11’s report news report starts at 2:51 in the above video.)
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