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April Fools in the news

Some notable internet pranks:

Gmail Custom Time

Send e-mail from the past and never be late again!

“I just got two tickets to Radiohead by being the ‘first’ to respond to a co-worker’s ‘first-come, first-serve’ email. Someone else had already won them, but I told everyone to check their inboxes again. Everyone sort of knows I used Custom Time on this one, but I’m denying it.” — Robby S., Paralegal

Virgle: The adventure of many lifetimes

Google and Virgin Group collaborate to launch the first permanent human colony on Mars. Take the questionnaire to see if you qualify to be a Virgle pioneer.

Apple logo can make you “think different”

“Whether you are a Mac person or a PC person, even the briefest exposure to the Apple logo may make you behave more creatively, according to recent research from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the University of Waterloo, Canada.”

Stretching Sarkozy

Doctors will stretch French President Sarkozy to 5’10” to shape up next to his wife.

Mile-High tower in Saudi Arabia

This one, however, does not look to be a farce.


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