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Old 2015-04-01, 03:13   #1
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Default Favorite April Fools jokes and who online is expected to participate

April Fool's today is tomorrow, today if you're in Europe, so I'm wondering what people's favorite April Fool's memories are. The only joke I ever played was telling customers that there were hundreds of dismembered bird corpses in the Kentucky Fried Chicken freezers that they intended to feed to the customers. Almost got me fired, but was fun at the time.

Also, what websites do you think will post stuff to try to trick people?

Lastly, if you suspect something is an April's Fool joke, link us up to show how smart you are, or maybe how bizarre-sounding true stories can be.
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Old 2015-04-01, 03:29   #2
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This, to my mind, was one of the greatest April Fools jokes ever. The poor saps at the National Park Service phone line probably don't eat Taco Bell to this day...
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Old 2015-04-01, 03:31   #3
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Another great one. Though, it does show that Brits are just as dumb gullible as Americans, even though gullible isn't an American English word. It's not even in our dictionaries!


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Old 2015-04-01, 04:15   #4
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Roundup: All of Google’s jokes for April Fools’ Day 2015

I like this one:
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Google has outdone itself with a backwards version of Google.com, domain and all, at https://com.google/
Everything in the search results are backwards, including images and cards displayed.
Typing "time" in the search field was fun. I actually tried to paste the result here; so on at least some level I was fooled.

I'm hoping that this is a joke:
http://www.miz-mooz.com/selfieshoes

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Old 2015-04-01, 09:21   #5
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I don't do pranks myself, but my favourite has to be this one YouTube did in 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H542nLTTbu0

What makes it stand out to me is the live stream YouTube did in which two presenters read the titles and descriptions of random YouTube videos (the "nominees") for 12 straight hours. The hosts took turns sleeping. Unfortunately, it looks like YouTube removed that video from their channel. Here's a taste of what happened over those 12 hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW_IMt9iwGw The "nominees" were chosen randomly, and there were even some inappropriate video titles and descriptions that they read aloud. (cough) I still find the whole thing very funny.

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Old 2015-04-01, 09:52   #6
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Lastly, if you suspect something is an April's Fool joke, link us up to show how smart you are, or maybe how bizarre-sounding true stories can be.
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showpost.php?p=399056
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Old 2015-04-01, 13:09   #7
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http://semiaccurate.com/2015/04/01/i...-product-line/
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Old 2015-04-01, 13:40   #8
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http://home.web.cern.ch/about/update...xistence-force
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Old 2015-04-01, 14:34   #9
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For french computer components buyers :

http://www.ldlc.com/n3515/laurent-de-le-chouquetterie/

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Old 2015-04-01, 16:19   #10
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http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015...ive-us-a-deal/
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Old 2015-04-01, 18:40   #11
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That one might not be a joke.
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