Former NASA engineer admits “glitter bomb” video was partly fake

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A former NASA engineer gets revenge on the pavement thieves with his invention.

The former NASA engineer whose “glitter bomb” video went viral earlier in the week was partially fraudulent.

On Thursday, Mark Robert, the maker of the video, admitted that some of the burglar of the reactions of the glitter bomb was intended, but was not aware of that at the time that he posted the video.

Robert admitted the fraud in a tweet when he said that he deleted a minute and a half of the original video after he was “presented with information that caused me to doubt the accuracy of 2 of the 5 reactions in the video.”


“I have a feeler for people that are willing to take a package on their porch and this person (who is a friend of a friend) to volunteer to help,” Robert wrote in a tweet. “To compensate them for their time and willingness to risk putting a package on their porch, I’ve offered financial compensation for a successful find of the package. It seems (and I’ve since confirmed) in these two cases, the “thieves” were actually acquaintances of the person to help me.”

The ex-NASA-engineer-turned-YouTube star, said that he “very much” and that, although this was his first prank video: “he should have done more” and was “sorry for putting something on my channel that is misleading,” adding that he would “take all necessary measures to ensure it won’t happen again.”

Robert, who has helped in the design of the hardware that is used on the Mars Curiosity Rover, said it took six months to get the special package together.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report. Follow Chris Ciaccia on Twitter @Chris_Ciaccia

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