WHAT do Kyle Sandilands, The Joker, Mr Burns and Cruella De Vil all have in common?
It's easy: they're mean!
We all have ways of getting back at annoying so-and-sos but we came across one extreme example that can only be described as 'ultimate meanness'.
Earlier this week, a 14-year-old boy received a good behaviour bond, after pleading guilty to attempting to trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction in his new stepmother.
The boy, we believe, was struggling after the breakup of his parents and planned to get back at his stepmother, who suffered from a life threatening peanut allergy...
How did he do it?
He placed peanuts in her tube of toothpaste.
Luckily, the stepmother picked up on it before it was too late!
The Observer took to the streets to find out just how mean locals really are and here's what we found:
Ashleigh Laney ran away from home on her mum's birthday;
Racheal Farley made her brother drink off milk;
Char Kalmar ate all the chocolate off her mum's peanut M&Ms and then blamed it on her brother;
Alicia Chirgwin was learning to drive. When her brother took (and then crashed) the car, poor Alicia copped all the blame;
Lachie Radburn set-up his best mate with a fake girlfriend;
Jodie Ahwang convinced her sister she was adopted;
Greg Biber punched his little brother in the face during a pillow fight (and still feels bad about it);
Kiara Hodges wrapped a friend's car in cling film (oh, and put grease on the windscreen wipers);
Rueben Whiting put plastic spiders in his mum's bed;
Tim Otter coiled up a dead snake and placed it in his mate's car, under the pedals;
Jason Lyon wrapped a mate up in an electric fence and gave him a bit of a wake up... ("just a little zap", he assured me);
Aaron Fleming dacked his brother in Paris (if you've been there, you'll know how busy the underground stations are);
So what do you think?
Are we dealing with a nasty bunch or just some of the oldest tricks in the book?
For most, I'd say the latter.