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40 Unusual Ways to Interact With Strangers

From Kissing Projects to Anonymous Baby-Naming

— October 12, 2009 — Pop Culture
As children, we were taught about the horrors of stranger danger, but these unusual ways to interact with strangers are significantly less scary. From silly innovations like guerrilla public dances to sexy ones like making out with strangers, this slideshow is bound to help break the ice and let you make a new friend the next time you're out.

Implications - All of the friends you have were at one time strangers, so these interesting interactions with strangers could have you meeting your new best friend! Sometimes a forced and awkward interaction can lead to hilarity and good times. Browse through the cluster for an interesting perspective on social interaction.
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Giving $100 Bills To Strangers
Giving $100 Bills To Strangers
Guerrilla Secret Santas Give Out Cash in 3 States
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Guerrilla Magazine Placement
Guerrilla Magazine Placement
'I Left This Here For You to Read'
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37
Gift Exchanges With Strangers
Gift Exchanges With Strangers
The Freecycle Network
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36
Guerrilla Wish-Gathering
Guerrilla Wish-Gathering
'Fifty People One Question'
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35
Letting Strangers Name Your Child
Letting Strangers Name Your Child
Smart-Sourcing Baby Names
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34
Guerrilla Social Bonding
Guerrilla Social Bonding
IGotAnEnvelope Encourages You To Send and Receive Strangers' Letters
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33
Secret Sharing 2.0
Secret Sharing 2.0
TheSecretsservice Lets You Share Dark Secrets With Total Strangers
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32
Parachuting Publicity Stunts
Parachuting Publicity Stunts
'Cow' Sends Noodles and Cash Towards the Heavens
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31
Ceremonial Guerrilla Dance
Ceremonial Guerrilla Dance
Flash Mob Michael Jackson Tributes in Stockholm, Sweden
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30
Street-Casting Strangers
Street-Casting Strangers
Julia Fullerton-Batten's Camptography Nixes Models
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29
Virtually Stalking Strangers
Virtually Stalking Strangers
Follow Me Project Helsinki
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28
Positivity Towards Strangers
Positivity Towards Strangers
'Validation' Reinforces the Power of Empathy
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27
Empathy for Robots
Empathy for Robots
Will NYC Strangers Give Kacie Kinzer's Tweenbots Directions?
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26
Trading Clothes with Strangers
Trading Clothes with Strangers
SwapStyle.com
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25
Greeting Total Strangers
Greeting Total Strangers
Improv Everywhere Heads to JFK for "Welcome Back"
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24
Street Fashion Videos
Street Fashion Videos
Feed Your Fashion Curiosity With BeautifulStranger.tv
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23
Guerrilla Flash Mob Campaigns
Guerrilla Flash Mob Campaigns
Synchronized Dancing at London Liverpool Street for T-Mobile
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22
Swapping Shirts With Strangers
Swapping Shirts With Strangers
Adidas: Ajax Shirt Viral
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21
Clothes Hanger Campaigns
Clothes Hanger Campaigns
Mizbala's Guerrilla Fragrance Promo for Christina Aguilera
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20
Silent Speed Dating
Silent Speed Dating
Eye Gazing Parties Let SF Locals Find Love at First Sight
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19
Guerrilla Bookmarks
Guerrilla Bookmarks
NamelessleTTER Features Personalized Book Markers
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18
Blindly Embracing Strangers
Blindly Embracing Strangers
'The Anonymous Hugging Wall' Lets You Cuddle Without Judgement
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17
Sketching Street Style
Sketching Street Style
Designer Richard Haines Captures Live Fashion With Colored Pencils
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16
Intimate Art Performances
Intimate Art Performances
Young Sun Han's ‘24 Hour Embrace' Endurance Project
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15
Encouraging Physical Interaction
Encouraging Physical Interaction
The ‘Touching Strangers' Project
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14
People-Watching Bar Games
People-Watching Bar Games
'Bar Bingo' Makes It OK to Poke Fun at Strangers
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13
Stranger Photography
Stranger Photography
Cameras Tied to Public Benches Encourage Innovative Group Art
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12
Off-Runway Photoblogs
Off-Runway Photoblogs
Tommy Ton Captures Emerging Street Fashions
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11
Priceless Pedestrian Reactions
Priceless Pedestrian Reactions
Mark Jenkins Records Odd Art Shocking the Public
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10
Bathing in Strangers' Hair
Bathing in Strangers' Hair
Diesel.com Visitors Send in Hair to Web Show
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9
Hipster Street Blogs
Hipster Street Blogs
Face Hunter Scours the Streets for the Fashionably Cool
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8
Mallorca Street Style
Mallorca Street Style
Alistair Guy Photographs the Fashions of Vacationers in Europe
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7
Kissing Strangers
Kissing Strangers
Yang Ya-Ching Gets to Know Paris With '100 French Kisses' Project
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6
Hooking Up 2.0
Hooking Up 2.0
From San Francisco's Silent Speed Dating to Burlesque for Boys (THTV)
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5
Starring in Strangers' Photos
Starring in Strangers' Photos
PhotoBombing
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4
French Fall Fashion
French Fall Fashion
The Sartorialist Finds Great Fall Street Style in Paris
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3
Kissing Strangers as Art
Kissing Strangers as Art
Iranian Ashkan Sahihi Explores Sexuality with Photography
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2
Guerrilla Sunshine-Spreading
Guerrilla Sunshine-Spreading
The 'I Love You' Project
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1
Collaborative Stories on Skin
Collaborative Stories on Skin
A Story Tattooed On The Bodies of 2,095 Strangers
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