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The 11 Greatest Cereal Prizes Ever!

By Steven Romano Jan 14, 2014

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2) Captain Crunch Bosun Whistle (Captain Crunch Cereals)

At face value the Cap’n Crunch bosun whistle isn’t anything spectacular... unless you happened to be a phone freak of the ‘70s. Described as telecommunication hackers, a phreak by the name of John Draper discovered that the Cap’n Crunch bosun whistle generated a tone of 2,600 Hz, similar to the one AT&T utilized when authorizing long distance phone calls. By blowing the whistle into the phone, Draper circumvented the company’s billing system, resulting in free calls!

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