... And then we'd blow their minds!
August 8, 2010 2:14 AM Subscribe
What kinds of pranks and/or practical jokes could a time traveller pull on people from the past without changing history?
posted by amyms to grab bag (22 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
My son and his friend were riffing on time travel scenarios tonight, talking about different kinds of pranks/practical jokes/etc. they could pull on people from the past if they were to travel back in time equipped with modern technology. They got far enough into their discussion to decide on the caveat that "it can't be anything that would change the future, or change history" (i.e. nothing that would set in motion any kind of investigative process that would cause the people of the past to discover anything any earlier than they would have already discovered it).
I hope my explanation of the parameters makes sense. Before they fell asleep, my son and his friend were jotting down different ideas for a storyline of sorts, and I told them I'd ask the hive mind for additional avenues to explore.