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April Fools Day, sometimes called All Fools Day, is the day of unknown origin. Yet, most of the western world knows this is a day set aside for good hearted pranks, hoaxes, gags, and giggles. It is a day that the gullible, well...watch out!

Fools Abound

Generally speaking, the day is spent trying to get people to believe in falsehoods or otherwise run a "fools" errand or unnecessary action. Good "fooler's" take advantage and try to get their victim early as possible so that they don't realize they are being fooled.

April Fools 2011 in Action!

Hulu 1995, all over again

Hulu, April 1, 2011The Horror! Grainy images, framed sites, vintage web design. Good Job Hulu, it's a gotta check it out. Some of us kids might vaguely remember the web in the 90's...

Remember floppys, boot discs, GeoCities, AOL? Oh, and those cute under construction icons and limited fonts, not to mention slow image downloads that makes watching paint dry more exciting.

You gotta check out Hulu today.


Google's Gmail Motion

Oddly enough, i've been giving outlook, gmail, and hotmail my hand gestures for years, but google does it again by providing us ways to communicate with machines with our body!

Do you like Wii? Kinnect? Well, here we go - You can now control Gmail with your body!

Google provides us with an eloquant tutorial from Paul McDonald, along with a plethora of additonal tutorials. Check out the Gmail tutorial video on you tube

Speaking of You Tube, check out their logo today!


For REALLY?!?!? Nike's SB Dunk High

Nike SB Dunk High
A 420 tribute to Cheech & Chong to be released
April 20, 2011

At first, I thought for sure if this was today's April Fools prank, but now I'm beginning to wonder. Sneaker Obsession posted an article on Saturday, March 26, following a few teasers that Nike allowed to hit the inner webs. Crack me up (figuratively speaking) are the descriptions.

This is one of Todd Bratrud creations, designed this year to celebrate 4/20, inspired by hippies and their never ending desire to get high, the shoe's white canvas upper tears away to reveal a long-haired green suede. Oh, check out those smoked-out insoles, and bandana motif honoring Chong's famous head skully. Gotta check these out. Nike claims they'll only make 1,000 pairs, so all you collectors, be ready to place your orders, unless your munchies have you pre-occupied. Read the article at MSNBC: Nike plans Cheech & Chong shoe (don't smoke the laces).

ROTFLOL. Search for these and other Dunk High Nikes!

 

Last year... April Fools 2010

Portland Daily Sun - HeadlineStrange Maine: Portland Maine does a great job on reporting bigfoot, The Portland Daily Sun A rival Bigfoot hunter is urging full disclosure about the contents of a forthcoming book by Loren
Coleman, curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, arguing that the book will feature plenty of mystery but not much sexual magic about Bigfoot. See today's paper to understand the ramifications of this charge. What do you think about the sex life of Bigfoot? Is it fodder for a tell-all?

 

 

Today’s vowel outage

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Starbucks Listens to Customer Request for More Sizes

SEATTLE, April 1, 2010

Starbucks Listens to Customer Request for More Sizes Starbucks announced today the introduction of two new beverage sizes in stores in the U. S. and Canada this Fall. The announcement follows a year of research and direct customer feedback through MyStarbucksIdea.com requesting even more choice in beverage size.

"Whether customers are looking for a large or small size, the Plenta and the Micra satisfy all U.S. and Canada customers’ needs for more and less coffee,” said Hugh Mungis, Starbucks VP of Volume. “Our size selection is now plentiful."

Plenta™ (128 fl oz) and Micra™ (2 fl oz) cups arrive in Starbucks stores this Fall. Derived from Italian word for plentiful or small, the Plenta™ delivers coffee lovers record amounts of the world’s finest coffee beverages while the Micra™ delivers a quick and satisfying morsel of goodness.

YouTube April Fools Day Challenge

You gotta check this one out! "... in our drive to keep expenses under control, we’ve decided that April 1 is the perfect day to take the important step of offering a new way to experience YouTube: text-only mode, or TEXTp."
Read their full official YouTube Blog article: YouTube TEXTp saves YouTube bandwidth, money

A Different Kind of Company NameGoogle-Topeka

4/01/2010:
"Today we are pleased to announce that as of 1AM (Central Daylight Time) April 1st, Google has officially changed our name to Topeka" because the mayor of Topeka Kansas announced earlier it was changing it's city to Google..
Read The Official Google Topeka Blog!

Google: a company with humor!

Google has totally out did themselves this year. You must check out Translate for Animals - an application for Android phones that recognises and transcribes words and phrases that are common to a species. Take a tour of Translate for Animals

An Invitation: The Adventure of Many Lifetimes

Earth has issues, and it's time humanity got started on a Plan B. So, starting in 2014, Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be leading hundreds of users on one of the grandest adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars. Funny guys, really funny!


Check out Virgile:

Become a Pioneer
Application to join a start up civilization
The 100 Year Plan

Now if Expedia will offer their No Planetary Booking Fees - Flight to Mars, again....

 

Now, onto another note...

2010 - Are these April Fools Pranks? You decide.

Erykah Badu Video Uncut Ricky Martin's Boyfriend
Empire State Building Jumper
Jon & Kate Plus 9



S.F. Zoo pulls Tony the Tiger from Moat

Tony the tiger was feeling grrrreat, albeit a bit groggy Tuesday, one day after firefighters and San Francisco Zoo officials hit him with tranquilizer darts and pulled him out of a moat where he spent four nights. - Sad, but this one is no Hoax.
Makes for an interesting headline however this one is real. Hope Tony is OK!
Read the full article at the San Francisco Chronical

 

Check out "Ben Wants to Know: April Fools Pranks"

Ben Hague went out to the east side of Providence to find out what pranks local Rhode Islander's have planned for April Fools.

 

Search for more April Fools Headlines & Practical Jokes!!

 

2009 - End of a Good Year - Fools for Xmas!!!

"Good news is that I truly outdid myself this year with my Christmas decorations. The bad news is that I had to take him down after 2 days. I had more people come screaming up to my house than ever and it makes great stories.
Read more Holiday Practical Joke

Fact or Fiction?

Super Kids with Super Strength. There's several articles and video interviews of medical professionals claiming a rare genetic condition, called myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy, allows toddlers to exhibit super human strength. Search articles and learn about super kids with super strength... Is it fact or April Fools?

Looking for New Pranks to Pull?

Check out practical jokes and safe pranks for some great inspirational ideas


iPhone Pranks

Check out apps to install on someone else's iPhone! - Apple and the iTunes store is offering iPhone and iTouch application called the iFart Moble and on the App Store. It's ranked as one of the top 10 entertainment application. Download it and lite it off in the car, or download a ring tone on mom's phone? Don't want that one? Search for similarly annoyingly fun apps you can download: Atomic Fart, Excuse Me: Farts or the Remote Sound Box - Farts and don't forget about the Whoopi Cushion - Most are free to download and all are quite popular. Hours of fun!

Another fun application for the iPhone or iTouch is Cracked, but don't click too hard, you'll break the screen. Apple touts this as one of the "best web application in the whole wide world" as an April Fools Day Joke. Click to read the review or get to the application on myhip.com - Cracked

Better yet, got a good or goofy idea for an iPhone app? Developers, you can create your own. Check out the iPhone Dev Center and get the latest SDK.

April Fool's day pranks and hoaxes can be another way of saying that you care, however use caution. Not everyone likes to be embarrassed,or take it well. Admit it - good pranks are fun. So unleash the little devil inside of you and have some fun on April Fools with friends and family.

In 2009, an April Fools Day virus lurked. But this one is real. Read more news about the April Fools Computer Virus. Search the web for conficker c computer virus and how to avoid it this year.

 

Best April Fools Pranks:

Michigan Shark Study

Put a Stapler in Jello Gelatin

Driving "OMG" Practical Joke

Auto-Correct

Tower of London - Lion Washing

2003 Bill Gates is dead

 
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