Sunday, April 01, 2007

April Fools! - Posts, Articles, and Pranks

April first, the traditional day of pranks and jokes. According to Wikipedia, April Fools origins are not really know.
Quote from Wikipedia: The origin of this custom has been much disputed. Many theories have been suggested. What seems certain is that it is in some way or other a relic of those once universal festivities held at the vernal equinox, which, beginning on old New Year's Day, the 25th of March, ended on the 2nd of April.
I am not much of a prank person so I usually don't try to pull pranks on others and end up ignoring the festivities of the day but today my RSS reader is full of April Fools jokes from various blogs. I thought I would post links to some of the more blatant pranks, stories, posts, and articles.

Engadget gets in on the fun with "Wii-volution" HDMI enabled, 160GB HDD packing Wii, Art Lebedev's Vilcus dactyloadapter, and Naked Steve Jobs accosted by Greenpeace

Team Xbox has quite a few April Fools posts: Sony Announces PlayStation 3 Global Recall, Microsoft and Nintendo Announce Wii60 Bundle, Microsoft Announces Halo 3 P.I.M.P. Edition, Microsoft Announces HOMEless, and Microsoft Planning Xbox 360 Brute Edition.

Slashdot has posted Nvidia To Recall Every 8800 GTX/GTS Card, Mozilla Foundation Sues Microsoft Over Tabbed Browsing, Google Introduces Gmail Paper, and The Pirate Bay Finds Permanent Home

Unfortunately that is all I have time for today. If you are wondering what the 10 best April Fools hoaxes are, check out this article over at,
Quote from the article: "Here are 10 of the top April Fool's Day pranks ever pulled off, as judged by the San Diego-based Museum of Hoaxes for their notoriety, absurdity, and number of people duped."
So there you have it, April Fools 2007 from a few sites around the Internet. If you happen to see some juicy Aprils Fools posts I missed, please post them in the comments. I do get a kick out of a good joke :) Oh, if I was fooled and some of these posts are real I apologize, this day can be tough for the receiving end of the jokes.


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