Legendary Legs in the Dirt

Way back in the day, my family pulled a legendary April Fools Day prank. The year was 1990.

At a road construction site in Wilmington, there was a large wall of dirt that had been piled up. We took a pair of jeans, put them over some 2x4s, and nailed on an old pair of shoes. On the morning of April 1st, we took the mock legs to the site and buried them in the dirt, sticking out for passersby to see. Once we had the legs firmly in place, we went back to the car to take some pictures. While at the car, a surprised motorist stopped and got out of his car. He pointed to the legs and shouted, “It’s an effin’ dead body!” It was all we could do not to laugh. Classic!

I don’t remember how long those legs stayed there that day. I’m sure that we drove past the site a few times to check on them. This was the best prank that we ever did. I’m so proud of this stunt. The legendary photo of the legs is below.

Legs in the dirt

Author: Craig Tisinger


3 thoughts on “Legendary Legs in the Dirt”

  1. Oh my gosh, I didn’t know a photo still existed of the legs. The crazy things you and Chris did as kids still amaze me.

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