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Best 2013 April Fools' Jokes Online

April 2nd, 2013 - 11:18 AM

April Fools’ 2013 Roundup

I’m not sure if your kids pranked you on April 1, but if you logged on to Google or any number of sites, you likely fell victim to their online April Fools’ Jokes.  Here are the best April Fools’ jokes online this year.

Google Nose – Touted as a “new scentsation in search,” Google Nose will allow you to smell your searches. While smells like “wet dog” and “horse manure” don’t sound appealing, the thought of “lemon” or “daisies” might be more pleasant. You can check it out at http://www.google.com/landing/nose/index.html.

Chick-fil-A – Fans of the famous chicken chain have long lamented that they can’t get their Chick-fil-A fix on Sundays (because the restaurant is closed). Chick-fil-A debuted the fictitious Chick-A-strips and Chick-A-sticks as a way to curb Sunday cravings. If only…

 

Chick-fil-A April Fools Chick-A-Strips and Chick-A-Sticks

Saturday Down South – An online football community for SEC football, Saturday Down South caused quite a stir April Fools’ Day by announcing that Alabama coach Nick Saban was retiring.

Saturday Down South Nick Saban retirement

You might be fooled by this tweet, until you see the photo open.

 

Retweet to scare some Bammers

Virgin Atlantic – Glass bottom boats are often the highlight of a trip to the coast. Why not glass bottom planes to make your flight more exciting? Virgin Atlantic posted on their blog that they would be debuting the first glass bottom plane in domestic service to Scotland.  I’m a little scared of heights, so I think I’ll pass.

BMW – Notorious for April Fools’ jokes, BMW took advantage of the royal baby on the way. In the British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, BMW ran an ad for a stroller called the BMW P.R.A.M (Postnatal Royal Auto Mobile). Princess Kate will look great pushing that around the palace.

 

BMWs P.R.A.M for Princess Kate

ThinkGeek – As an online retailer for geeky stuff, ThinkGeek’s April Fools’ joke was a tough one to identify. They posted a Play-Doh 3D Printer for sale on April 1. It would be awesome to get all the fun of Play Doh without having to do all the work, but sadly, this product is an April Fools’ joke.

 

ThinkGeeks Play-Doh 3D Printer April Fools Joke

Ikea – As if furniture from Ikea isn’t ridiculous to assemble on its own, Ikea introduced the GRÄSSAX lawn mower, with a photo of someone beginning to put it together. The Swedish retailer was quick to put up an April Fools’ disclaimer on the product page.

 

IKEA's April Fools' lawn mower.

Twitter – Twitter announced on April 1 that they would begin charging for vowels. On the company blog, they posted a mock up of President Obama’s iconic tweet “Four more years” to read “fr mr yrs” after the vowels disappear. The good news? Y is always free.

Youtube – A video premiered on March 31 saying that all along, Youtube has been a contest. The video explained that at midnight, Youtube would announce a winner from all the videos, and then delete every video on the site. The video announcing this change was full of Youtube stars, including my favorites from “Charlie bit me!”  Check out the video here.

Google Maps – There have always been options for “satellite” and “earth,” but on April Fools’ Day, you could also switch your map to “treasure” mode.  The video debuting the treasure map is hysterical, showing how you can unlock the treasure maps by fire, among other things.

 

Google Maps April Fools treasure map.

Did you see other April Fools’ jokes online? We would love to see your favorites! Share them with us in the comments below.

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