VIRAL: Latter-day Saint Engineering Genius Creates “Glitter Bomb,” Makes Package Thieves Think Twice

Glitter bomb exploding.
Via YouTube.

Mark Rober has sort of become everybody’s hero. The BYU grad used to be a NASA engineer (which is cool enough), but he’s now using his skills to send a message to local criminals—a very stinky and glittery message.

Here’s the deal: Nowadays, a lot of people are shopping from home. It’s simple, it’s easy, it’s convenient. What you buy shows up right at your door. BUT we also live in a world where some people seem to think it’s OK to just steal packages right off of your doorstep. That’s not cool. So, Mark Rober did something about it.

Using his engineering genius, he rigged up a fake package. If you open this package, you’ll be greeted by a deluge of super-fine glitter flying in every direction. A few moments later, expect a mysterious smell emanating from the package. It’s coming from the hidden “fart spray” rigged up inside the contraption. Rober posted the video on his YouTube channel about a week ago. It’s since been viewed over 48 MILLION times. Take a look:

DISCLAIMER: There’s a bit of inappropriate language in this video, but it has been bleeped out.

Pretty hilarious, eh? Justice is glittery. Oh, also, when Rober is introducing his engineering genius in his workshop at the beginning of the video, did you notice the Studio C sticker on the door over his shoulder? BYU grad … Studio C … makes sense.

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David Snell is a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He's the Founder of The Sunday Pews, and has experience writing for Mormon Newsroom Pacific, KBYU11, Classical 89 Radio, and plenty more. He tries not to take himself too seriously and just wants to brighten your day a bit.