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April Fools Jokes

  1. I’d Watch Hulu’s April Fools Prank The Field If It Were Real

    Fox, feel free to make this a reality.

    It's April 1st, so every site on the web seems to be pulling some kind of prank. I even heard some jerks are using pictures of Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen as the featured image on all their stories today. Hulu's April Fools effort is a trailer for a Terry Crews-centered Brooklyn 99 spin-off that I'd totally watch.

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  2. Who Won YouTube? Find Out Tonight at Midnight

      What if YouTube wasn't a service to share videos online, and instead was an elaborate contest set up to find the single best video in the world? That's the premise of YouTube's new video, which features a whole host of YouTube celebrities talking about their "entries" into the YouTube contest. It's YouTube's April Fools' Day joke, but the video itself is pretty entertaining. It also got us thinking -- what is the best video on YouTube?

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  3. April Fools’ Day on the Web: Topeka, Paleoparticles, and UNIXkcd

    Here we were, all revved up to round up the inevitable crush of April Fools' Day jokes across the Internet, but then ... last night, we got distracted by our newly-founded admin powers on Reddit, ninjabanning likely spammers with extreme prejudice. By the time we woke up:

    • Google had changed its name to Topeka,
    • CERN had discovered its first-ever paleoparticle,
    • Urlesque had rebranded itself as Urkelesque,
    • xkcd had gone UNIX,
    • and YouTube had rolled out its revolutionary new textp format.

    Too much breaking geek news to keep track of!

    Fortunately, TechCrunch's Evelyn Rusli has been on the case, managing the site's April Fools' Day 2010 scorecard. You should read it:

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