5 APRIL FOOLS Pranks That Went Horribly Wrong This Year
While April Fools is supposed to be a day of laughter and good cheer���we rounded up the best jokes here���some people just went way too far. Below, a glimpse at a few pranks that backfired: ��� The student newspaper at the University of Virginia.
Famous brands that got pranked, April Fools Day-style
Its well-established that brands prank the public for publicity on April Fools Day, but its not always the companies doing the fooling around with their brand images. With social media and the breakneck news cycle, its easier than ever for citizens.
Roundup: All of Googles jokes for APRIL FOOLS Day 2015.
April Fools Day is upon us, and like every year, Google is trying to outdo itself once again. The companys various divisions always create more practical and impractical jokes than any other tech firm, and its simply hard to��.
Over the past week or so, as the fooling-est day of the year approached, various readers and blog commenters (as well as the occasional editor) have accused us of posting the following items as April Fools Day pranks:. Over the past week or so, as the fooling-est day of the year approached on the calendar, various readers and blog commenters (as well as the occasional editor) have accused us of posting the following items as April Fools Day pranks.
Beware the April Fools’ Jokes Coming From Madison Avenue
April 1 is a day for pranksters, and businesses and chambers of commerce are vying for top attention.. Advertising column; April 1, also known as April Fools, is a day for pranksters, and businesses and chambers of commerce are vying for top attention; examples of several humorous pranks noted.
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Bruce Irvins APRIL FOOLS gag is a false DUI confession
He ultimately announced nothing, making the entire exercise a not-so-funny April Fools Day joke. Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin has gone next level, using the scourge of drunk driving as the basis for an April Fools Day joke of his own. Before this.
Roundup: the best tech-related April Fools hoaxes (updated!)
Its that time of the year, folks. Outlandish news, imaginary products unveilings, and outrageous announcements ��� tech companies are trying to one-up each other with the wildest April Fools day hoaxes. Some have even jumped the gun by a day, or in the .
The Best APRIL FOOLS Day Role-Playing Game Gags, Ever - Io9
The tabletop gaming industry has a rich history of releasing joke products and silly articles for April Fools Day, and this year is no different. Here are some of best, including Katanas and Trenchcoats, the brooding 90s throwback��.
NO CAUSE FOR EXCITEMENT.; Too Much Ado Is Made Over Rumors Involving the Poles.
It certainly is remarkable how some little innocent gags can cause much ado in this sophisticated world. Take that gag about the Polish Corridor. Originated by Woodrow Wilson as a friendly argument, it was maliciously twisted into means of vicious propaganda, which upset the mental equilibrium of many worthy people and was probably the most important cause of world depression.. Lr on rumor of German-Polish alliance to invade Ukraine
Note: This lesson was originally published on an older version of The Learning Network; the link to the related Times article will take you to a page on the old site.. In this lesson, students reflect on their reactions to practical jokes. They discuss the social function and personal benefits of practical jokes by contrasting good jokes with bullying and harassment. Then, they create mock scenario proposals for a good-spirited prank television show episode.
Happy April Fools Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed and More
apple_original_logo_150 As happens every year on April 1, today is April Fools Day, and readers should be wary of hoaxes and claims at both news and rumor sites. Today also represents Apples 39th anniversary, with their partnership having officially.
Search Google backwards secret April Fools Day trick.
Its no secret that Google likes to have fun on April Fools Day ��� after all it already allows you to play Pac-Man in Google Maps ��� but its latest trick lets you now search Google backwards. Google has created a mirror image of��.
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Who are a little wise the best fools be, said JOHN DONNE. Dont tell me, exclaimed WILLIAM PITT, of a mans being able to talk sense; every one can talk sense. Can he talk non-sense? Who would part with his nonsense anthology? STEVENSON had a suspicion that something must be wrong with a young man who had never made a fool of himself.. Ed
The Best (And Worst) APRIL FOOLS Day Jokes For 2015
Ah, April 1. Its a day where loads of things on the internet will make you groan, cry and smack your face to your palm. Other things, though, might actually give you a chuckle. Lets take a look at some of the best (and worst) of��.
11 strange foods that should be April Fools jokes
Its April 1, that time of year when food pranks are everywhere. From salt in the sugar shaker, to a trick piece of gum, todays the day to watch your back when it comes to something edible. Its. In the past, weve seen things like Scopes phony bacon.
Unbelievable Car News! (Because Its Not True)
. The auto industry is not immune to pranks when it comes to April Fool’s Day.
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Happy April Fools Day 2015: HiRise Toast, Pets Unleashed.
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APRIL FOOLS Day 2015: Legit freebies, huge deals
Why do April Fools Day deals exist? Many stores launch sales to take advantage of search engine optimization opportunities. Basically, with millions of people searching April Fools Day on their web browser, creating a sale tied to April Fools Day.
Novel of the Great War A Soldier of the Great War, a novel by Mark Helprin, is to be published in May by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , but already the book has earned more than $1 million. It will be a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, it has been sold to publishers in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands, and last week Avon Books bought the paperback rights in an auction with three other publishers. You normally wouldnt expect that kind of money in this economy, said Cork Smith, the editor in chief of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. The novel, Mr. Helprins first since Winters Tale in 1983, is the last on his two-book contract with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. But last year, acting as his own agent, Mr. Helprin signed another contract giving the house world rights to an additional five books: three novels and two collections of stories. The amount of the contract was not disclosed, but Mr. Helprin told Publishers Weekly, I got from H.B.J. an enormous amount of money, but not as enormous an amount as I would have gotten had I waited and jockeyed for each book. But I think its important to know exactly what you want and when to stop. Mr. Helprin, an American citizen who served in the Israeli Army, has also fared well as the author of childrens books. Two years ago, for example, he and Chris Van Allsburg, the illustrator, shared an advance of $801,000 for a retelling of Swan Lake (published by Houghton Mifflin ). And several months ago they signed a two-book, $1.5 million contract with Penguin U.S.A. for two more childrens books. A Soldier of the Great War, set in Italy, is about an old man, one Alessandro Giuliani, who tells the story of his life to a young, illiterate factory worker. Everybody who has read it said it is one of the most remarkable renderings of World War I, said Carol Lazare, the subsidiary rights director, who conducted the auction. Youre right there in the trenches. While corporate Harcourt Brace Jovanovich has been having financial problems, its adult trade book division has repeatedly had success publishing writers like Mr. Helprin, Umberto Eco and Alice Walker, literary authors who also have commercial appeal. A Zen, etc. Successor It has been 16 years since the publication of Robert M. Pirsigs last book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but now Mr. Pirsig has another book ready for the publishers. The book, entitled Lila, is also a philosophical excursion featuring Phaedrus, a ghost from the narrators past who one night in a bar meets a woman named Lila, who ends up joining him on a sailing voyage. Hes trying to set forth a metaphysics of quality, said Lynn Nesbit, Mr. Pirsigs agent. As to whether the new book is fiction or nonfiction, Ms. Nesbit said, I think he creates his own genre. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, the story of a 17-day motorcycle trip from Minnesota to San Francisco by the narrator and his 11-year-old son, has sold 2 million copies. It is still so popular that William Morrow & Company, its hard-cover publisher, has just published Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Ronald L. DiSanto and Thomas J. Steele, a collection of essays and other material related to the book. A Crash Milken Book After the recent sentencing of Michael Milken, the former Drexel Burnham Lambert junk bond king, to 10 years in prison, its not surprising that the fastest-selling business book at the Waldenbooks store near Wall Street is April Fools: An Insiders Account of the Rise and Collapse of Drexel Burnham ( Donald I. Fine.) The author is Dan G. Stone, a vice president and eight-year employee of Drexel Burnham. To get the book out before interest in the subject waned, the publisher ordered a crash production schedule. The contract was signed last March, on the basis of a proposal, and the 85,000-word manuscript was delivered five months later. Last month, less than seven weeks after delivery of the manuscript, the book was on its way to stores. Garcia Lorca Day Federico Garcia Lorca lived at Columbia University for eight months in 1929 and 1930. During his stay, he wrote the poems that make up the collection Poet in New York. The poems, filled with helpless children threatened by violence and with death-haunted images, were not published in their entirety until 1940, four years after Garcia Lorca was shot by Francos soldiers at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Despite their piecemeal appearance, however, the poems helped to insure Garcia Lorcas reputation as a major poet. His plays, especially Blood Wedding, Yerma and The House of Bernarda Alba, all written shortly before his death, have also received critical acclaim. Mayor David Dinkens of New York declared yesterday Federico Garcia Lorca Day, and the next two weeks will see many public events, from symposiums to exhibits of his manuscripts, at Columbia University, Barnard College and New York University. Garcia Lorca remains one of the most frequently translated poets and playwrights in the world; more than two dozen books by and about him are currently in print. Two Hits at Once The Addison-Wesley Publishing Company in Reading, Mass., has had occasional best sellers, but this week, for the first time, it has two books on the New York Times best-seller list at once: Iron John, by Robert Bly, about the passage from boyhood into manhood in various cultures and centuries, No. 12 on the hardcover non-fiction list; and Friday Night Lights, by H. G. Bissinger, about a high school football season in Odessa, Tex., No. 16 on the same list.
April 1 TV War Report Causes Panic in Canada
KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont., April 1 (Canadian Press) -- A television announcers April Fool hoax panicked housewives here today and cost the announcer his job.. TV announcer, Kirkland Lake, Ont, dismissed for causing panic when he reptd USSR war on W Ger
APRIL FOOLS DAY, INTEL-STYLE
LEAD: FOR THE 22,000 EMPLOYEES OF the Intel Corporation, the hottest item on their cafeteria newsstands this week will be an eight-page magazine with a strong resemblance to the National Enquirer. The subject matter is close to home: the workers and operations of Intel, the worlds largest manufacturer of microprocessors, based in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Best (and Worst) APRIL FOOLS Day Pranks in the Tech.
April Fools Day might be dying a slow death in reality, but on the Web, its being taken to a whole new level every year. While it should be about jokes and not just the publicity, its always fun to see huge companies like��.
Fools Deserve a Whole Week
LEAD: APRIL Fools Day has come and gone, and once again we are left with thousands of fools who never got to do their thing because of the time factor imposed by the single day allotted. It is now clear that we must increase this allocation and set up a format under which all these fools can get their proper due.
April Fools prank gone wrong: Fireworks in laundry hamper starts apartment blaze
April Fools fire: It was supposed to be funny Allendale Fire Capt. Dave Pelton said an April Fools firework prank caused a fire at Campus West Apartments, just off Grand Valley State Universitys main campus, in Allendale Township Wednesday, April.
Imaginary Chats and Texts When a Quick Getaway Is in Order
Apps for making fake calls and texts can help April 1 pranksters pull off a joke and serve a useful purpose beyond the holiday.
Politicians show how not to do April Fools Day
America needs big, bold leadership and thats why Im supporting Coach Ryan and the @BadgerMBB Saturday.- SKW #AprilFools, he tweeted. Weve rounded up a number of the funnies and flops from the political worlds annual attempt ��� emphasis on attempt .
We Hope These Fun APRIL FOOLS Prank Products Become.
ThinkGeek actually has a long history of turning its April Fools Day pranks into actual products. You can now buy that flying Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise frisbee that a year ago we thought could never actually fly. And the same��.
APRIL FOOLS Day 2015: The best stories from around the web.
Check the calendar before you read any overly exciting news stories today, its April Fools Day and as such everyone pushing pranks - especially on the internet. In the past weve been treated to some real corkers, such as��.
Bengals unveil April Fools gag that takes shot at Browns
On April Fools Day, the Cincinnati Bengals introduced a new logo and helmet. And the new logo and helmet are no different than the old logo. Making the non-change change even more brilliant is the strong likelihood that the Bengals were taking a shot.
The Horrific April Fools Pranks of the 19th Century
Here in the 21st century, April Fools Day is a pretty harmless holiday. Brands trot our their fake products and news organizations make silly claims and then we all go about our day. But back in the 19th century, April Fools��.
PITKIN SEES NATION A PREY OF STUPIDITY; Writes that United States Is Going the Way of China Toward National Suicide. SCORES SCHOOL SYSTEM His Book Asserts It Holds Down the Bright Pupils to the Lag of Those With Slow Minds. STUDY OF FOLLY PRINTED. Book by Vassar Teacher Deals With Fools of Middle Ages. BOOK NOTES
Thanks to the Christian brother-hood-of-man poison, this country is going the way of China toward national suicide, Walter B. Pitkin, Professor or Journalism at Columbia University, and holder of a degree of Bachelor of Divinity from Hartford Theological Seminary, writes in A Short Introduction to the History of Human Stupidity, published today by Simon and Schuster.. Book, Fools and Folly, pub
In Baghdad, Iraqis Take Their Humor Extra Dark
Doah Mohammed played a trick on her mother-in law on Tuesday. She called her and told her that her son, Ms. Mohammed’s husband, had been arrested.
Your 2015 April Fools Day Spoiler - Lifehacker
Thats right-o, its April Fools Day Again. But youve got stuff to do. You dont have time for any funny business. So were here to collect all the best (or worst) gags in one place so you can get it out of your system and on with��.
Separating April Fools From Fraud on the Web
Thinking about how people get fooled on April 1 is a good way to prepare for the year-round attempts by swindlers.
Pols celebrate April Fools Day with terrible, terrible jokes
In case any of those statements made you do a spit-take, Wednesday is April Fools Day, and politicians and political organizations are taking advantage of the most prank-filled day of the year to fill up inboxes and social timelines with some.
Imgurs collaborative April Fools joke blindly matches your GIFs to other.
Imgurs April Fools day joke is kind of amazing; its called Imgur Collaborative and allows users to create either a title, description or image for a post and be matched with a fellow users creations. The catch is that the titler/image uploader.
Fake WoW Patch Notes Are Still The Funniest Part Of April.
Theyre just kidding around.��� You havent failed me yet, annual fake World of Warcraft patch notes. Spread across more games each year, Blizzards April Fools stunts have been pretty hit or miss over the past couple of years.
Bruce Irvins April Fools Day joke is bad - SBNation.com
April Fools Day on the Internet is an annual celebration in which brands have a better excuse than normal to transparently compete for our affection, everyone complains all day and no one can be trusted. Everything is terrible��.
Why You Wont Find an April Fools Day Joke on TNW
Its dead and the real-time Web is holding the knife. A few days ago we were throwing ideas around, trying to come up with a wacky product to announce or silly conspiracy theory to report as our annual April Fools Day joke.
Intellectuals Find APRIL FOOLS Day No Laughing Matter
And so April begins, foolishly enough. No other month has the courage to begin in jest, with a day dedicated to fools.. various intellectuals, int on April Fools Day, comment on what they find foolish in modern society
And Now to Washington, for a Message From.
. President Obama pulled an April Fools’ joke Monday with the help of another, funnier politician: Kid President.
Dont Get Fooled: A Rolling List of Dumb APRIL FOOLS Pranks
Its April Fools Day again, the worst day of the year to be on the Internet. Your Facebook friends are faking pregnancies, companies and celebrities are feebly trying to convince you theyve got a sense of humor, and��.
8 examples that prove politicians are the worst at APRIL FOOLS Day
The only thing worse than April Fools Day -- a.k.a. the worst holiday of the year -- is politicians trying to be funny on April Fools Day. But that didnt stop them from making jokes. Here are the corniest: Newt Gingrich said he liked Obamas.
APRIL FOOLS Day, As Orchestrated By My 9-Year-Old
8. Inside there is a chocolate wrapper. My son thinks there will be chocolate inside, but it is empty. 9. April Fools! Endless laughter. 10. The 9-year-old goes to school with a PUSH ME sign tucked into her backpack and refuses to relinquish it. 11.
The best of techs APRIL FOOLS gags: Hailo Piggyback, hand.
Yes, its April Fools Day. And yes, that means that every corporate comedian (not an oxymoron, apparently!) is shoveling out their fake-product-launch-gag things today. Har-har. One is tempted to be cynical that in a world of��.
Who Made That Whoopee Cushion?
The real story behind the prank’s rise to April Fools’ Day pre-eminence.. Modern whoopee cushion was invented by Canadian rubber company JEM in the 1930s, although some speculate that it may have originated in medieval courts; interview with comedian Bob Saget questions whether it is useful for April Fools Day.
5 April Fools Day Jokes That Came True
On an April Fools nearly a decade ago, gadget site Pocket-Lint pranked users by saying Apple announced a mobile phone add-on for the iPod. Though the site quickly said the announcement was fake and Apple had nothing to do with the joke, it did say, .
Dissatisfied Soviet Writers Clamor For New Spokesmen
LEAD: Hundreds of writers disenchanted with the dictates of the powerful Soviet writers union gathered today to proclaim an alternative force and vow better days for their Government-plagued muse.
Netflixs binge-watching warnings are the best APRIL FOOLS.
This April Fools, Netflix isnt trying to pull one over on you���the streaming service really has your back. Netflix knows that when people binge-watch their shows, other things can��� fall by the wayside. Showering, for instance��.
Why Your Brain Will Trick You This April Fools Day
If you got taken in by an April Fools Day prank dont be embarrassed, it turns out were hardwired to be gullible. According to experts, the human brain has evolved to sometimes override our clear sensory perceptions of the world around us meaning .