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The Definitive Guide To Every April Fools’ Day Prank On The Internet This Year

Welcome to the internet, I'll be your guide. This post will be updated throughout the day. Stay strong.

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The "Google Maps Pokémon Challenge"

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It's real. If you update Google Maps on your phone, it will actually turn into a very simplified version of Pokémon and let you travel the world collecting Pokémon.


Gmail's "Shelfies"

It's an add-on for Gmail that lets you turn your inbox theme into a "SHareable sELFIE," which doesn't exactly make a ton of sense. Aren't all selfies shareable? Because they're photos?

Google Chrome's "Emojify The Web"

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An updated version of Chrome for Android and iOS can now translate webpages into Emojis.

Nest + Virgin Airlines

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Google's Nest teamed up with Richard Branson's Virgin Airlines to start a program that would allow every passenger to each set their own temperature in a plane all at once.



Twitter: @search

Zayn Malik from One Direction was reported dead on Twitter for a brief time on Monday afternoon. The rumor was most likely started by a competing fandom army or just a bunch of Twitter trolls. It became one of the top trending hashtags in the world. Zayn is not dead.

Airbnb's Airbrb

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It's like Airbnb, but instead of renting out your apartment, the app lets you rent out your desk while you sneak off for a break at work.


Tumblr Pro

When activated, it plays a video full of inspirational imagery, then a message pops up and asks you if you want to upgrade. When it's done, it just adds top hats to all the avatars on your dashboard.

Reddit's "Headdit"

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It's a hands-free browsing option. A window in the corner of the screen maps your facial features, masks your face with the Reddit alien, and then reads you movements to upvote and downvote. It's super creepy, but it actually does work. Also, if it thinks it detects a cat it takes you to a page full of cat content.

Vegemite's Energy Drink

Start the day with our NEW Vegemite iDRINK2.1 energy drink! Swap your Vegemite toast for this when you're on the go?


Start the day with our NEW Vegemite iDRINK2.1 energy drink!
Swap your Vegemite toast for this when you're on the go?

12:00 PM - 31 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite


Ew, ew, ew, ew, ew.

Remember: If you see something on the internet today—just like every other day—it's probably totally fake.

Southwest Airlines' Trip To Mars

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A round trip to Mars will only cost you $9,999.


YouTube's #newtrends

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YouTube put out a series of videos explaining that they orchestrated every viral video trend. And now they're letting users in on what new trends they have coming out which include stuff like "kissing dads," "clocking," and the "Glub Glub Water Dance." There are a lot of videos.

Uber And Toms Launch Shuber

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Uber and Toms partnered up to make a "completely sustainable" car service.

Linkedin's Cats You May Know

Linkedin launched a service that connects professionals with like-minded felines who are also looking to leverage their personal brands and do whatever it is people do on Linkedin.

Chili's Ice Cream

Everyone loves ice cream. Everyone loves Chili's. Boom- Ice cream the Chili's way! See more-

Chili's Grill & Bar @Chilis

Everyone loves ice cream. Everyone loves Chili's. Boom- Ice cream the Chili's way! See more-

10:00 AM - 1 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Chili's announced that their putting all of their food in a big bowl of ice cream.

Samsung Fly-fi

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Samsung say they've created Wi-Fi that's available everywhere. That's because they've attached routers to pigeons.

The Giphy GIF Bomb

Giphy built a toolbar that lets your put GIFs over other websites. They have a bunch of GIFs ready to use including phrases like "lol, what friends?" and "can i yolo on your swag?"

Thinkgeek's Flux Capacitor Car Charger

Thinkgeek has a ton of fake stuff up on the site today. This a phone charger that lets you travel through time. It also charges two tablets. And it's only $39.99, what a steal!

Refinery 29's Y2K.0 Music Fest

This one is a mean one. It's probably the best line-up for a concert ever, but it's unfortunately very fake. I mean, think about how nice it would be to finally see Blink-182, Limp Bizkit, B*Witched, and Vitamin C all in one place.

British Scientists Clone Dinosaur

Chances are you saw this being shared like crazy on Facebook. It's obviously not real. It was made-up by a site called News Hound. No one's figured out how to clone a dinosaur... for now that is...

Samuel Adams' HeliYUM

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It's helium-infused beer.

Honda's First DIY Honda Car

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Honda did an ad starring two hipsters who put together their own artisanal car.

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