Today is April Fools’ Day – a day when a few of your coworkers are probably playing dumb, hilarious practical jokes on the rest of the office. So I thought it was the perfect day to share this TED Talk about corresponding (and messing around) with spammers.

We’ve all gotten plenty of spam. They’re the emails that say you’ve won an amazing prize, but you just need to send some money to claim it. Or maybe there’s an exiled member of a royal family who needs your help (and some funds) in order to move large amounts of money into the country. We’ve all learned to ignore these types of emails. But what would happen if you actually responded – and started making your own ridiculous requests?

In this TED Talk, speaker James Veitch plays a prank on a spammer and shows us the results. Enjoy! And happy April Fools’ Day!