Batman's trusted Butler, Alfred, once told him that "some men just want to watch the world burn." In the digital age, while some use this technology for good purposes, others are able to inflict carnage from the comfort of their computer screens. This a lesson that countless companies, marketing agencies, and even countries learned the hard way by taking polls on the Internet. Over the Internet's storied 25-year history, there has been several a survey hijacked by the web in truly incredible ways. You could almost say that poll trolling has become as much of a time-honored internet tradition as celebrity hacking at this point.
If the marketing geniuses behind the following 21 online poll fails actually honored their end of the deal, Justin Bieber would be stuck in North Korea, there would be a Canadian girl named “Cthulhu All-Spark," and a $287-million-dollar polar research ship would be named "Boaty McBoatface." If Ghandi were still alive today, he'd probably look at the results of all of these hijacked internet polls and say, "Be the change internet trolls want to see in the world."
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A Sinking ShipPhoto: Metaweb / GNU Free Documentation License
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Turning A Deaf EarPhoto: Metaweb / CC-BY
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Just Dew ItPhoto: flickr / CC0
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Canadian Couple Sorry For Letting The Internet Name Their BabyPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
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Whatever Floats Your CrapsiclePhoto: flickr / CC0
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New Zealand Let's The Internet Redesign Their FlagPhoto: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY