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Looking for April Fool’s jokes on the Net? Stop reading now if you don’t want them ruined for you. The Washington Post has a rundown of those they’d found as of this morning. The most prominent is probably the Google…
April 1, 2005

Looking for April Fool’s jokes on the Net? Stop reading now if you don’t want them ruined for you. The Washington Post has a rundown of those they’d found as of this morning.

The most prominent is probably the Google Gulp on Google’s homepage, on which someone obviously spent a fair bit of time.

See the Post article for a few others, and this article in the Mississippi Sun-Herald for a history of April Fool’s jokes.

For a pre-Net AFJ, see the New York Times recount of a famous Sports Illustrated article on Sidd Finch, an obscure 168-mph throwing fastballer.

Finally (among the ones I’ve found), you have to be a real physics geek to enjoy this joke by Peter Woit of the blog Not Even Wrong.

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