When it comes to practical jokes, most are short-lived and somewhat pointless. But a University of Houston student has seamlessly done a brilliant trick – and the reason is even more incredible.
A desire for diversity
Jevh Maravilla is the University of Houston student behind one of the best pranks in history. While it seems impossible for him to have done such a sophisticated project, Maravilla managed to renovate a local McDonald's without a single employee noticing! But the reason for the new facility is not just laughter.
Maravilla is Asian and proud, but he found that most ads did not represent his race. Maravilla and his close friend Christian ate McDonald's one afternoon when they noticed something that concerned them: There were no Asians in the many ads loitering in the restaurant. So they decided to take matters into their own hands!
Take the elaborate prank
The friends had plans to find some variety on the walls of McDonald's. They found an empty seat above one of the tables in the restaurant and their prank was born. Soon the duo had created a fake advertisement and ordered the poster size. They knew, however, that the biggest challenge would be to get them.
To smuggle the wrong ad to the wall, Maravilla McDonald's bought Goodwill shirt and pretended to be an employee. He and his friends managed to get the picture without being questioned. And while they were probably hung up, they were surprised at how long the poster lasted!
An incredible wave of support
After 51 days of fake advertising on the wall, Maravilla decided to tweet about the hilarious situation. "I noticed that McDonald had a blank wall, so I decided to make that fake poster of myself and my friend, it's been 51 days since I hung up," he admitted. The tweet soon became viral, and the Internet laughed and praised their efforts.
At the end of the day, the owner of MC Donalds Branch did not know about advertising … but she does not intend to take it. "We are proud to highlight diversity … we welcome the creativity of these students and hope to see them at our school restaurant back soon. "Maravilla was shocked by the incredible response and hoped that his drive for diversity could lead to more Asian representation!