Anyone who’s used the internet has stumbled across CAPTCHA — the at times impossible challenge-response test that verifies you’re a human and not a pesky bot. While it’s a useful bit of security and some, like reCAPTCHA, even help to digitize old books and bits of text, CAPTCHAs are still the subject of scorn for many and developer Thomas Park’s inspiration for CRAPCHA (Completely Ridiculous And Phony Captcha that Hassles for Amusement), a fake CAPTCHA test that’s almost believable.
Designed to bewilder and frustrate, Park’s indecipherable CRAPCHAs have been embedded into various sites with the results posted on Park’s site in real time for your viewing pleasure.
3. Here are Park’s CRAPCHAs:
4. To be fair, it’s not clear these are much harder than actual CAPTCHAs:
- All charges have been dismissed against a popular protest organizer in Chicago. He was arrested Tuesday during protests over a video showing the police shooting of a black teen. ›
- Frank Gifford's family says the NFL star had CTE, the degenerative brain disease linked to football. He died in August. ›
- And President Obama actually made his daughters laugh at the annual White House turkey pardon. ›