April Fools' Day On The Web
is a list of websites running April Fools' gags. The list is updated througout the day as more sites are submitted by anyone who comes across them.
Whlie we saw Google Maps' 8-bit NES adapter yesterday
, the Big G has also come out with a Really Advanced Search
, which allows the user to enter search strings such as "words almost, but not quite entirely unlike," "rhyming slang for," and others. Searches can also be narrowed by "font" and "content that is true."
Elsewhere, YouTube is offering The YouTube Collection
-- a series of DVDs including "YouTube Makeup Tutorials," "Youtube Dubstep Remixes, "YouTube Video Game Walkthroughs," and other useful DVD compilations.
AdBlock is offering CatBlock
, which replaces all ads with LOLCAT macros.
BMW introduces a driverless car, the Running Coach
, that follows you around while you jog. It includes a sound system that broadcasts inspirational platitudes to keep you going.
There appear to be about 200 sites listed at last count, and more are being submitted every few minutes as the day gets going in the U.S.
(My personal favorite April Fools' site is not yet listed, Every year I look forward to ThinkGeek's April Fools' products.
This year's favorites include Keurig K-Cup 5-Star Meals
, the Star Wars Admiral Ackbar Singing Bass
, and Electronic Hungry Hungry Hippos for iPad.
The "Free Shrugs" t-shirt
is, delightfully, real--get one while supplies last!)