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    Default Welcome to April 1st!

    And more importantly the various pranks that comes with the day. I spotted my first one as soon as I came online.

    Google Gnome




    And in a facebook post from the Russian Foreign Ministry. (I found this while reading the news.)
    Agency's New Switch Board message
    https://www.facebook.com/MIDRussia/v...8139769285464/
    If you can't understand Russia (like me) there is an English translation in the second half of the audio.


    So what else has everyone found or had happen?
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    We got snow. That was enough April Fool for me.
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    Shame, i rather like the Google Gnome, it's cute. Though it would it would probably eventually be reporting back on inadequate lawn mowing or sending you text reminders to prune the roses. Yeah whatever. Gnome, set gardening standards to lax.

    The indoor things you talk to make me nervous. Electronic internet-connected things that is. I can cope with husband and the cat.

    The only media April Fool thing i could think of is so unfunny i can't be bothered to even think about explaining it for people who are lucky enough not to have a clue who George Osborne is. We have Brexit, but that is apparently for real and not a long running April fools gag triggered a couple of days too early.

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    Just the usual swathe of hur dur I'm pregnant lolz not really, why is everyone who keeps miscarrying/is infertile getting so upset with me u guyz have no sense of humour derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp!
    Bellydance in Kyabram!
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    Yeah, I'm with you on that one Darshiva. I don't really care for most people's ideas of pranks- it's the online ones that I get a real kick out of. Turns out Google had a lot more then just the google gnome.

    All of Google's April's Fools Day Pranks (so far) 2017

    Also there is:

    April Fools Day, the best and worst

    April Fool's, Online Gags and Pranks

    Video Game Joke Roundup

    Though I think my favorite one so far has to be the "Stack Overflow Introduces Dance Dance Authentication".


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    A friend sent me this one with a serious inquiry- she hadn't realized it was April 1.

    http://county10.com/first-90-kangaro...ed-in-wyoming/

    My answer to her:

    "NO! We'd never allow the introduction of kangaroos on the range. Kangaroo occupy
    the same ecological niche as the jackalope. Introduction of kangaroo here would lead to a
    huge conflict for territory and food."

    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    While I will admit I was tired when I read your post, your reply had me laughing hard enough to cry.

    Looking up your link eventually led me to this - http://thebrineshrimp.com/2017/04/01...blems-in-utah/

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    I love the dance dance authentication. I had to get my laptop sorted out today and the procedure was entirely dance free - the IT helpdesk guy sorting it out with a few moves would have been awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ariadne View Post
    while i will admit i was tired when i read your post, your reply had me laughing hard enough to cry.

    Looking up your link eventually led me to this - http://thebrineshrimp.com/2017/04/01...blems-in-utah/
    bwahahahahahahaha!
    "Well, now that we have seen each other," said the unicorn " if you'll believe in me, I'll believe in you."

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    I especially enjoyed this one from my morris side (makes marginally more sense if you know that our mascot is a lobster) - https://www.facebook.com/OxfordUnive...type=3&theater

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