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April Fools day is a great holiday mostly because it’s fairly pointless and gives you permission to pull pranks on people with impunity. Also apparently in the past it has caused some problems when actual news stories are released on April 1st and people don’t believe them, because they think it’s just a joke. Some pranks we noticed around the web…

  • Youtube has it set up so if you click on a video on your home page (recommendations, featured videos, subscriptions etc) both the video and the text load upside down.
  • Google put up some weird thing called CADIE. Which reccomends you to weird sites and places on google maps. If you google image search CADIE reccomends some of her fave search terms including LOLcats, Rainbows,  Bunnies, and Unicorns.
  • Also on Google if you search “worst band in the world” it will come up with “See results for Creed” which is hilarious. If you go to the languages they’ve added several new ones like “Pigg Latin,” “Hacker,” and “Elmer Fudd.”
  • Gmail added a button called “Gmail Autopilot” which apparently reads and replys emails for you, and even takes into account relationships. Like if someone sends you an aggressive email it will “terminate” that relationship for you.

Obviously more websites should be like Google. Like maybe Wikipedia could fill it’s self with lies! (oh wait)

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That this was an April Fools joke…. alas. The most Beautiful of the Jonas brothers is no more… NOOO! Curse you shaggy hair fad! and wierd clothes… I dont really care who he is or isnt dating. it doesnt matter. But really… whats with the hat??

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Not to deny my love for the Jonas brothers or anything…

*borrowed the photo from good ole’ Perez Hilton, its a link to his site… A virtual pot of gold for celeb gossip:D

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April Fools day is awesome, because it is basically pointless and allows you to pull pranks on people with impunity. Which is awesome. So I was on msn this morning, and it had the top 10 pranks of all time. This one was my favorite (although the spagetti tree was pretty good too).

“In April 1976 the British astronomer Patrick Moore announced on BBC Radio 2 that at 9:47 a.m. a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event would occur that listeners could experience in their very own homes. The planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would counteract and reduce the Earth’s gravity. Moore told his listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment that this planetary alignment occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation. When 9:47 a.m. arrived, BBC2 received hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt the sensation. One woman even reported that she and her 11 friends had risen from their chairs and floated around the room. — from Museum of Hoaxes”

Some people will believe anything (truthfully I would have probably tried to jump too…) Anyways I’m off to find my plastic spider collection as my little brother is a total arachnophobe.

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