It’s that time again!
April 1st usually marks the day when the Internet collectively let’s it’s hair down and has some fun by creating prank sites and products, to honor April Fool’s Day.
Google, wich has a reputation for not letting this day pass quietly (e.g Express Parachute Delivery), has brought the eponymous, lost hero of “Where’s Waldo” to Google Maps.
To Find Waldo in Google Maps:
- Launch Maps, you’ll see Waldo waving at you.
- Tap Waldo then tap Play.
Enjoy, be on the lookout for too
good funny to be true offering from the likes of AirBNB, Amazon, and Subway.
Today many of your favorite sites are April Fool‘n around.
For example, take Gmail’s MicDrop feature. It promises to give you the last word on your outgoing message.
I wish this feature did exist; it’d be a great way to silence those REPLY-TO-ALLers.
Update: Much like Orson Welles‘ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds this faux feature, was believed real. Citing a backlash of complaints, GMail quickly disabled this Aprils Fool’s joke
Past Tom Foolery has included Air BnB’s Bronze Era Rentals (pictured) complete with Trojan Horse, and Burger King’s left-handed sandwich wrapper.
This Year H&M is onboard with a Mark Zuckerberg line of clothing http://markforhm.com/
More faves and fails from 2016:
Found one you want to share? Drop me a comment and I’ll add it to this post.
Traditionally, today is a great day for the creative departments of some otherwise staid websites to let their hair down by way of an Internet prank.
Continuing with the Easter egg theme (and celebrate the Greeks, who, allegorically, dropped the original Easter egg on an unsuspecting city of Troy), I present Air BnB’s Bronze Era Rentals page. Click fast; traditionally these pages don’t live long.
Also, for an infopic on some other classic hoaxes (e.g., Burger King’s left-handed sandwich wrapper) follow this link to the Quartz article.