Gmail Motion - continuing its tradition of humorous April Fool's hoaxes, for April Fools Day 2011, Google has unveiled another 'new feature' for its popular Gmail email service. The new fabricated Gmail feature is called Gmail Motion which it says are the company's first attempts at next generation human computer interaction ... through Gmail Motion, Users will be able to control Gmail without the aid of a keyboard or mouse. Messages can be composed and replied to using only the human body ... more
Top Confirmed Pranks For April 1, 2010: Google Changes Its Name To Topeka - Google's annual April Fools Jokes are always cool ... this year for its prank, Google changed its name to Topeka (city in Kansas), and Google.Com was titled "Topeka" instead of "Google," still with its distinctive blue-red-yellow-green font. Why? Because in March, Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten announced that he was informally changing the name of his town to "Google," just for one month ... more YouTube announces that you can now watch your videos in text - why bother with HD or regular video which eats up bandwidth costs and cuts into their bottomline; instead you should watch your videos on YouTube in text-only mode, or TEXTp ... more Starbucks offers giant and micro-sized coffee cups - Starbucks will introduce two new beverage sizes in stores in the U. S. and Canada this Fall - Plenta™ (128 fl oz) and Micra™ (2 fl oz) cups .... more
Top Confirmed Pranks For April 1, 2009: Gmail Autopilot by CADIE - Google's GMail free email service will analyze up to 100 of your messages, then it Gmail Autopilot will gain enough information to reply to your emails as if it were actually you... more Guardian Newspaper Via Twitter Only - the UK's Guardian newspaper is to become the first newspaper in the world to be published exclusively via Twitter... more Expedia Offers Flights To Mars For Only $99 - Expedia has dropped all booking fees - including fees on flights to Mars. Save over $3M on a Mars vacation ... more
Watch Out:April Fools Worm/Virus expected to strike today - there's a new Windows computer virus called Conficker-C that's set to strike this April Fool's Day. It's reportedly sitting dormant on millions of Windows PC's right now ... more
Early 2009 April Fools Jokes & Pranks:Twitter users punked with early April Fools 2009 prank - Although it was almost two weeks before April Fools Day 2009, many fans/users of the social networking site Twitter were pranked / punked by a cool trick. They fell for a BBSpot spoof which reported thatTwitter has decided to charge for "premium" services ... more
Some confirmed April Fool Jokes for April 1, 2008: Google's "Gmail Custom Time" (which purports to let users send e-mails into the past and consequently never miss important deadlines again) and "Virgle", a faux collaboration on an "open-source" Mars expedition between Google and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic. Harvard Lampoon has poked fun at National Geographic, with a parody cover of a National Geographic Magazine which features Paris Hilton as part of a "wild animal" theme ... MORE 2008 April Fools Jokes & Pranks
Best early 2008 April Fools joke: watch as baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies gets an early April Fools joke, as he is made to believe that he's being traded to a Japanese baseball team in exchange for a player named "Kobayashi Iwamura". People were in on the prank at all levels, from his fellow players to his agent and even the team's assistant general manager.
Another early April Fools joke for 2008: Offers over £1 million were being invited for a hotel in Bridport, UK this week (w/e March 8, 2008). Haddon House was listed on the eBay auction website. It turned out however that it was only an early April Fools joke. The Hotel's management were reportedly not in the least amused and had it removed from Ebay's listings.
Featured joke to try: Superglue some coins to the sidewalk or any spot that has good traffic
with a lot of people walking around. Lay the trap in an appropriate
place, then watch people break fingernails trying to take up the
Featured high profile tech prank: For
April Fools Day - 2007, Google.Com did two hilarious pranks which
were featured on their homepage. One was the TiSP (BETA),
a free in-home wireless broadband service that delivers online connectivity
via users' plumbing systems (i.e. their toilets). They did a full-on
press release and everything, check
Featured Celebrity April Fools hoax: 2005 - Maynard Keenan of the band, Tool, announced as an April Fool's
joketo the shock of many of his fans and friendsthat
he had "found Jesus" and would be abandoning the recording
of the new Tool album temporarily and possibly permanently. Kurt
Loder of MTV contacted Keenan via email to ask for a confirmation
and received a very nonchalant confirmation. When Loder asked again,
Keenan's response was simply "heh heh.".
Featured top April Fools hoax: The Taco Liberty Bell - In 1996, the Taco Bell Corporation announced
that it had bought the Liberty Bell from the federal government
and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Naturally, hundreds of
outraged citizens called up the National Historic Park in Philadelphia
where the bell is housed to express their anger. Things only calmed
down when Taco Bell revealed a few hours later that it was just
a practical joke.