A type of prank or social psychology experiment. The prankster or experimenter acts out a false authority to induce nearby unsuspecting subjects to go along with one or more pointless activities.
In The Illuminatus Trilogy (novels by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea), character Simon Moon carries out a Bavarian fire-drill.
by Figleaf23 August 5, 2007
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