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Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Hitler Diary Hoax, 1983
Rare planetary alignment decreases gravity, 1976
Iceberg floats into Sydney Harbor, 1978
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Paul Krassner's Stereophonic Hoax, 1960
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Bonsai Kittens, 2000
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
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  12:41 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  02:52 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  05:39 PM
And Google also introduced a Fiber Bar:

http://youtu.be/re0VRK6ouwI
Posted by George P Burdell  on  Sun Apr 01, 2012  at  05:45 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  06:06 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  08:36 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  09:04 AM
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