There's nothing like a harmless practical joke. Maybe, this wasn't such a good idea, though...
Fake Russian invasion broadcast sparks Georgian panic
(CNN) -- A television station in Georgia triggered a panic when it broadcast a mock half-hour report about a Russian invasion of the country.
On Saturday night, the pro-government Imedi TV in Georgia broadcast what it called a "simulation" of what a fresh invasion would look like. And the broadcast ended with a note that the events in it were not real.
However, the show did not run any on-screen notes during the half-hour broadcast to alert viewers that what they were watching was not real.
About two hours later, the station began scrolling a text, apologizing for spreading panic among viewers.
Manana Manjgaladze, the spokeswoman for Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, also made an unexpected live appearance at Imedi's studio to apologize to viewers for the false alarm.