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:
- An adult film actress says Donald Trump, or someone on his behalf, offered her $10,000 and the use of his private jet to come to his suite.
- AT&T has made a deal to buy Time Warner — owner of CNN, HBO, and Warner Bros. — in one of the biggest acquisitions ever 💰
- The Chicago Cubs are heading to their first World Series since 1945 after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 🐻
- A black metal band crashed a couple's engagement shoot and the photos are 🤘