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What do the lines on Solo cups mean?
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
The Diaphote, a television hoax, 1880
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
The damp spot that hoaxed a city, 1912
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
BMW's April Fool's Day Hoaxes
Happy April Fool’s Day, 2012!
Here's a few of this year's April Fool's jokes that I've come across so far:
  • Gmail Tap: Google brings back morse code for mobile computing: youtube.
  • Google Maps 8-Bit: A low-res version for NES. youtube
  • Virgin Volcanic: Richard Branson announces plans to travel to the center of the earth. virginvolcanic.com
  • Water Runways: South African airline Kulula announces the introduction of new water runways. travelwires.com
  • Triple-Decker Buses: New Zealand's 3 News ran a story about a company introducing new high-rise buses. 3news.co.nz
  • Grabaseat Straight Up Fare: a "standing-in-the-aisles" fare for cheap air travel. promos.airnz.co.nz
Categories: April Fools Day
Posted by The Curator on Sun Apr 01, 2012
Comments (7)
I like that Google Map's 'Quest' mode also includes little icons for various monuments and the like.. as well as stone golems, skeletons, and dragons...
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Sun Apr 01, 2012  at  01:41 PM
Here's one you may not have seen: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/01/westjet-april-fools-2012/

Kargo Kids may yet catch on. smile
Posted by Jackie Laderoute  in  Thunder Bay ON  on  Sun Apr 01, 2012  at  03:52 PM
xkcd is showing different comics depending on when, where, with which browser, and at what width you view it.
Posted by George P Burdell  on  Sun Apr 01, 2012  at  06:39 PM
And Google also introduced a Fiber Bar:

http://youtu.be/re0VRK6ouwI
Posted by George P Burdell  on  Sun Apr 01, 2012  at  06:45 PM
Good lord dude...

Google Racing (with Autonomous cars!)
http://www.google.com/racing/

http://www.nascar.com/video/none/none/120331/cup-mar-google/
The video features NASCAR's Marty Snider, Clint Boyer, Brad Keselowski,Brian Pattie(Crew Chief #15), and Jeff Gordon!
Posted by oppiejoe  in  Michigan - USA  on  Sun Apr 01, 2012  at  07:06 PM
George Takei announces new Star Trek movie:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=414267341936058&set=a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349&type=1
Posted by Tobester  in  New Jersey  on  Mon Apr 02, 2012  at  09:36 AM
BMW announce "driverless running coach"; you wear an armband and your car follows you on your run to provide motivation

Google announce a new feature in Chrome - multitasking. Offers support for two mice at the same time. http://youtu.be/UiLSiqyDf4Y
Posted by Cthel  on  Tue Apr 03, 2012  at  10:04 AM
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