Did you know???
- The earliest recorded mention of April Fools’ Day, way back in 1392, is in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales?
- In 1957, the BBC aired a television show about farmers harvesting freshly grown spaghetti. The network was then bombarded with letters from viewers asking how they could purchase their very own spaghetti plant!
- BBC struck again in 2008 when they aired an elaborate video documenting the discovery of flying penguins.
These days April Fools pranks are even more elaborate and widespread thanks to our BFF – The Internet. Over the past decade, Google has continued to raise the bar on jokes & pranks (some of their “pranks” have become actual products – ah hem, Gmail’s 1GB+ of storage space!). Each year more companies, such as ThinkGeek, Virgin America, and Netflix, join the fun.
So let’s nix the dilly-dallying, tip over this barrel of monkeys, and see what’s funny enough to send snizzlebiscuits & sweet tea flying out your nose…
Pac Man Fever
Fire up Google Maps either in your browser or Android or iOS and search for Arc de Triomphe… Zoom in a bit. Tap the Pac Man button. Run from Ghosts. Rinse and repeat. Check out Google’s hints for more locales to munch ghosts, strawberries, and ubiquitous dots.
Best. Phone. Ever.
Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge!
It’ll slice. It’ll dice. And it’ll come in super handy in a Zombie Apocalypse!
Smartbox by Gmail’s Inbox
All the portability and anti-spam benefits of email with the tactile feedback of paper mail. This will finally put the USPS out of business! A gal can dream, right?
Reaction videos are SO frakking yesterday. Today, if you’re one of the super-cool, uniquely trending individual snowflakes out there, you’ll jump on board the Chrome Selfie bandwagon. Just visit a website via Chrome on your mobile, touch menu, then Share A Reaction. Smile real purdy like and show off that hipster hair!
Search becomes CUTE, round, fuzzy, and minimalistic black & white. Gotta give a virtual fist bump to Mr. Ozan Mindek – he’s got incredible language skills!
Go forth and click https://com.google.
Might as well tell it to do a Barrel Roll while you’re over there.
Google Fiber Dialup
Bee-naw. Bee-naww. Bee-nawwwww. (That’s my impression of the old n’ lovely dialup modem sounds. Sheesh. You try spelling it.)
Google Fiber is swell and speedy. But take a minute to slow down, dial up, and get your hugs on.
A Selfie Is Only Good As Its Stick…
Handcrafted in real wood by the artisan craftsmen at Motorola.
Reddit Wife Swap
The Android subreddit looks like Apple; and the Apple subreddit looks like Android.
Fangirls/fanboys across the universe have vapor locked.
The Keyless Keyboard
Bonus points since this gadget runs on tree-hugger-approved wind energy!
Spider Squisher Pro Extreme!!!
The new must have Android app. Check out XDA Developers video review:
My high score is 447. I challenge every single person out there to beat THAT. Booyah!
Wishing you many loud laughs, righteous snorts, and goofy giggles,
P.S. Jump in your Delorean and check out the best April Fool’s Day pranks of 2013 and 2014!