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Top 10 List: An April Fool's Day Round Up

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Today being April fool's day there's a lot of crazy news doing the rounds. Some sites opted for pranks instead of news though, so here's the best of the April fool's jokes we've seen today. Not surprisingly, Google had a few really good ones.

Google Translate for Animals.

Google Translate for Animals

YouTube text mode.

YouTube had a neat little trick that showed videos in ASCII art. Just add &textp=fool to the end of a YouTube URL and you'll see YouTube videos in a whole new light. Alternatively, you can select any of the videos that appear under Spotlight: Introducing TEXTp header on the YouTube homepage.

App-e-ture.

Pocket-Lint reported that Canon, Olympus, and Nikon announced a partnership (CON) that would see the three companies create an app store for digital cameras called App-e-ture. The store allows users to force their camera into taking images like a pro and is sure to help gain ground on phone cameras that many believe are damaging compact camera sales.

ThinkGeek's iCade dock for the iPad.

Google changed its name to Topeka.

IGN posted a trailer for the Halo movie series.

One word: Bollywood.

Halo Movie Trailer (IGN)

ThinkGeek's programmable tattoo system.

E-Ink tattos that you can change or erase at whim? Yes please!

Google Wave notifications.

They'll send a real person to tell you about new messages.

Google Wave Notifications

Reddit Admins for All

Reddit reportedly made everyone an admin for the day.

PopCap announced a new version of Celebrity Bejeweled.

Did you come across any good April fool's jokes? Post them in the comments below!

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    Aionism , April 1, 2010 8:50 PM
    I thought YouTube's TEXTp was a real feature and the April Fools joke was the new layout.
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    fugfar , April 1, 2010 8:26 PM
    hey! finally a good use for the ipad! that icade thing is genius!
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    RAMEON01 , April 1, 2010 9:31 PM
    Quote:
    Nobody can beat what I did to my english teacher.

    He's is/was getting fired to do budget cuts.

    I told him I founf that 100K$ was missing formt he teacher's budhget, and there was a huge mkstake.

    He told me to Email it to him, I did, and He presented it to the entire school board.

    It was a rickroll.

    He got fired.


    I can't imagine why your ENGLISH teacher got fired, can't be for not being able to teach students to spell. Ow wait, was that the April Fools joke? lol
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    fugfar , April 1, 2010 8:26 PM
    hey! finally a good use for the ipad! that icade thing is genius!
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    jakew120 , April 1, 2010 8:42 PM
    World of Warcraft's was okay. The past two years were better in my opinion.
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    Aionism , April 1, 2010 8:50 PM
    I thought YouTube's TEXTp was a real feature and the April Fools joke was the new layout.
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    Shadow703793 , April 1, 2010 9:00 PM
    LMAO @ the Halo vid and YouTube text mode.
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    sliem , April 1, 2010 9:09 PM
    Lol @ end of Halo "Finish the Fight!"
    YT textp doesn't work :(  though it's almost impossible to do that.
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    rf88he102 , April 1, 2010 9:15 PM
    A YouTube 3D would have been funny
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    megamanx00 , April 1, 2010 9:17 PM
    I love the horrible Halo one
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    ivan_chess , April 1, 2010 9:18 PM
    I just trolled 6 people with that Halo spoof! Thanks Toms!
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    Aussiekid , April 1, 2010 9:23 PM
    I got three people with the Halo one and they were actually excited.
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    RAMEON01 , April 1, 2010 9:31 PM
    Quote:
    Nobody can beat what I did to my english teacher.

    He's is/was getting fired to do budget cuts.

    I told him I founf that 100K$ was missing formt he teacher's budhget, and there was a huge mkstake.

    He told me to Email it to him, I did, and He presented it to the entire school board.

    It was a rickroll.

    He got fired.


    I can't imagine why your ENGLISH teacher got fired, can't be for not being able to teach students to spell. Ow wait, was that the April Fools joke? lol
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    enzo matrix , April 1, 2010 9:44 PM
    Ok that google wave notifications video was hilarious.
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    Camikazi , April 1, 2010 9:51 PM
    Kind of wishing that MoodInq one was real.
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    Cwize1 , April 1, 2010 10:18 PM
    It wouldn't surprise me if the iCade became a real product. Then people would have an actual use for an iPad.
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    astrodudepsu , April 1, 2010 10:20 PM
    Armor Games rick roll'd me, but I saw it coming.
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    JohnnyLucky , April 2, 2010 12:01 AM
    The iCade brought back a lot of memories.
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    Cwize1 , April 2, 2010 12:42 AM
    In a google search you can get something like:

    "Results 1 - 10 of about 11,700,000 for gdb. (0.48 times the velocity of an unladen swallow)"
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    hemelskonijn , April 2, 2010 12:47 AM
    To bad the youtube text mode doesnt work here :( i would have loved that.

    Also i loved this really cool cli popping up under the webcomic today.

    http://xkcd.com/

    Specially if you type 'i read the source code' without quotes as a command.
    Seriously i love that script and i might even gpl steal it for my website (that is if it even is gpl let hope it is).
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    Shadow703793 , April 2, 2010 1:13 AM
    hemelskonijnTo bad the youtube text mode doesnt work here i would have loved that.Also i loved this really cool cli popping up under the webcomic today.http://xkcd.com/Specially if you type 'i read the source code' without quotes as a command.Seriously i love that script and i might even gpl steal it for my website (that is if it even is gpl let hope it is).

    Nice. A Linux like shell.

    I tried su, it didn't give it to me :cry:  :lol:  Try ping ;)  I also sent Terminator to the past :) 
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    blarneypete , April 2, 2010 1:16 AM
    hemelskonijnTo bad the youtube text mode doesnt work here i would have loved that.Also i loved this really cool cli popping up under the webcomic today.http://xkcd.com/Specially if you type 'i read the source code' without quotes as a command.Seriously i love that script and i might even gpl steal it for my website (that is if it even is gpl let hope it is).

    I typed in "man cat" and laughed.
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