April Fools' Day silliness 2012

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Google kicked things off a day early this year with a supposed port of Google Maps to the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Here's an overview of April Fools' weekend shenanigans.

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Fakery on the internet? You've got to be kidding.

No, no; it's true. Especially on April Fools' Day, when the world wide web and mischievous geeks all over the planet celebrate leg-pulls and pushovers.

This year, Google kicked things off a day early with a supposed port of Google Maps to Nintendo's 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. What follows is a rundown of other 2012 Fools' Day shenanigans, in case you foolishly missed them. (We've tossed in a few related stories for good measure, too — although we only included a few of Google's, because they had eleventy billion.)

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MitchellT posted a comment   

you forgot the ubuntu sunglasses http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/eyewear


DarrenP2 posted a comment   

Can someone please cancel April Fools ASAP?

It's the lamest day to surf the Net every year.


Im Batman posted a comment   

The Google Maps 8 bit for NES is a good April Fools... but having the Quest layer available on the web is so Awesome.

I liked the "print your own kittens" ... but the pet strap is so funny, but so wrong!!!!


DonnaH2 posted a comment   

George Takei broke my little Nerding heart with his announcement of the next Star Trek feature film, " Excelsior " https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=414267341936058&set=a.223098324386295.105971.205344452828349&type=1&theater

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