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April Fools Round-Up, Top Pranks from the Web

We made it through yet another year of April Fool’s pranks. While not everyone willingly participated, there more than enough jokes to go around and plenty of tom-foolery. Below we’ve compiled some of the funniest and most sophisticated April Fool’s pranks that we could find on the internet.


The Grooviest April Fool’s Jokes of 2013

Virgin America’s Glass-bottomed Plane

Virgin has successfully come up with a way to make airplane flights even more terrifying. This plane features in-flight verti-go-go.

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Scope Introduces Bacon Flavored Mouthwash

If you’re a fan of Bacconaise, you’ll love this.

Toshiba Announces Next “Next-Generation” Console

Watch out Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Toshiba is packing serious hardware.

Technical Specs:

12 core 3.5 Ghz Processors
8192 MB GDDR5 RAM Graphics Card
809.3b Infrared Motion Detection
1080p Full HD
7.1 Channel Surround Sound
5 Stereo Mini Jacks
8 HDMI Ports
AC Power

groovyPost’s Miracle Fix For Every Computer Problem Possible

Our very own secret technique for fixing every computer problem in 1 simple step.

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Twitter Launching New Pay-For-Vowels Service

In an effort to save on character space, Twitter is changing up their service and making vowels only usable for accounts that pay a $5 monthly fee.

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Reddit Buys Team Fortress 2

Reddit claimed to have purchase TF2 and completely revamped the site to add in hats and other nonsense items. And likewise Team Fortress 2 posted a comment about buying Reddit, it said: “In celebration of our Reddit purchase, we’re going to add some new Reddit-themed items to the game.”

Needless to say, this resulted in chaos across the social media website for the entire day.

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Netflix’s Exaggerated Categories and New Episodes of Firefly

If you checked Netflix yesterday you might have noticed some interesting titles and categories on the show line-up. But, pranking that Firefly had new episodes might have been taking it too far.

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Obama Looks to Crowd-Funding to Pay Off the National Debt

Following the success of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, why not use crowd-sourced funding to pay off the National Debt?

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Newegg Retro ShellShockers

Newegg’s daily shellshocker deals featured the pinnacle of modern computer technology.

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The Pirate Bay changes name to The Freedom Bay and moves to the U.S.

The Pirate Bay was reported to to be changing up its act and offering Freedom instead of Piracy.

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Nokia Smart-Microwaves

Nokia has a proven track record and extensive IPR in working with microwave radios, so for us this was a logical next step.”

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Robotic’s Sphero –  Peacekeeper Edition

iFixit Rates an Orange with the Lowest Repairability Score of All Time

“It took us ten steps, but we finally managed to penetrate the impenetrable.”

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True & Co’s iPhone Controlled Push-up Bra

With three different settings depending on the occasion. On a first date? Set it to maximum cleavage mode.

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Sony Releases Tech Products for Pets

From the GooglePlex

Google really took the lead in this year’s April Fool’s jokes. There’s so many from the big G that we put them all in a single section here at the bottom.

Google Levity

Gmail Blue

Google Nose

YouTube Picking a Winner and Shutting Down

YouTube Award Nominations

Treasure Maps

Google Wallet Mobile ATM

Deposit cash on the go with this handy little USB utility.

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Google Fiber Self-serve Utility Poles

Google+ Photo Emoticons

Incase its unclear what emotion you’re showing in a photo, now you can add an emoticon to really bring out your inner feelings.

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That sums up the best of the 2013 list. If there’s a great one that you think we missed, please link to it in the comment section below!

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3 Responses to April Fools Round-Up, Top Pranks from the Web

  1. Brian Burgess April 2, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    This is why it sucks to be in Tech journalism or a blogger during April 1st. You have to double check all of your stories and sources like three times just to make sure it’s not a joke. Except for the obvious ones, like ours! 🙂

  2. Graeme McRae April 3, 2013 at 7:31 am #

    I agree with Brian Burgess that it’s sometimes hard to know if an April 1st announcement is a joke, which is why Google sometimes makes real announcements on this day. Gmail was made available to the public by Google on April 1st, 2004, for example. This generated a lot of discussion about whether it was a joke, which helped spread the word about the announcement.

  3. ABCDinosaur April 3, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    I LOVE the Google Levity one.

    “People reschedule their birthday parties, just to attend my meetings.”

    “HR Memo is now, The New Hotness”

    Classic!

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