Glitter bomber gives up on popular prank service

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The creator of shipyourenemiesglitter.com is selling the service.
The creator of shipyourenemiesglitter.com is selling the service.

As promised by the web service, a glitter bomb sent to an enemy can be a real nuisance.

But the glitter that just wouldn’t go away turned out to be on the hands of the man who created shipyourenemiesglitter.com, who after a few days of viral attention and web-site crashing orders begged off.

“Hi guys I’m the founder of this website,” wrote Mathew Carpenter on Product Hunt last week. “Please stop buying this horrible glitter product — I’m sick of dealing with it. Sincerely, Mat.”

Some quick cash might be the remedy to remove the glitter off Carpenter’s hands.

His site went up for sale on flippa.com, receiving more than 300 bids and quickly exceeded the $60,000 reserve bid.

‘Hitman’ will send glittery message to your enemy

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An artist rendering shows the reaction of a recipient of a glitter bomb. Illustration: shipyourenemiesglitter.com
An artist's rendering shows the reaction of a recipient of a glitter bomb. Illustration: Ship Your Enemies Glitter

Glitter is the “herpes of the craft world.” Once on you, it doesn’t seem to ever go away.

You might have some moral hang-ups about giving an enemy herpes, but a fast-spreading glitter bomb, while still hostile, seems less malicious and eventually forgivable. Now an Australian startup will be your glitter hitman for a small fee.