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The Shiny Aluminum Ball Fad Is Being Taken Advantage Of By Pranksters

By Aimee Lutkin

In today's day and age, misinformation spreads faster than wildfire. Remember the Tide pod days and how the company literally had to urge its customers not to stick the cleaning detergent in their mouths? No matter how tasty (what?) they might appear.

So it comes as a surprise to no one that people are once again being careless and crazy on the internet. This time it doesn't have to do with detergent, though. 

If you haven't seen it, there is currently a trend circulating in which people take an enormous amount of aluminum foil, form it into a ball, and slowly, methodically pound it down and sand it until it is a perfect shiny sphere: