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The best April Fools jokes of 2013

by | 1st, April 2013

THE best April Fools Day pranks of 2013:

* YOUTUBE deletes every video , leaving only the winners behind:

I encourage everybody to watch as many videos as possible before YouTube deletes everything tonight.” –Antoine Dodson

In a new video titled “YouTube’s ready to select a winner,” YouTube’s competition director Tim Liston thanked everyone for participating in their 8-year-long contest to find the ‘Best Video.’ He announced that ten years from now, on April 1, 2023, the video-sharing site will return and announce the winner of the contest. At that time, the winning video will be featured on the site and nothing else.

To our incredible YouTube community, When we started out in 2005, we focused on rapidly increasing user engagement. We wanted an inventive way to draw people in and catalyze their creativity. The result? A contest for the best video on our site. Nearly eight years later, with 72 hours of video being uploaded every minute, we finally have enough content to close the competition. We’ve started the process to select a winner and as of tomorrow at midnight, we will be closing the site to submissions. Watch the video below to hear from our leadership, the minds behind some of our most famous entries, and the panel of judges who will select our nominees, and ultimately, the winner for “Best Video.” And be sure to tune in for Day 1 of our live ceremony from 9 a.m. PT, April 1, when we will begin announcing the “Best Video” nominees. This announcement will resume for 12 hours every day for the next two years. Thank you for sharing your creativity, irreverence, ideas and knowledge with us and with viewers around the world. Tim Liston, Competition Director, recently watched “Charlie bit my finger- again!

Google Nose

Google Nose turns your Computer into an  ‘Aromabase’ for smells: Google small

Pot Noodle likes smells too

pot noodle smell


Twitter has become Twttr, charging give dollars a months for the use of vowels.

A E I O U and sometimes Y Because our users come first, we believe that “Y” should always be free to everyone — today and forever. You’ll notice in the Twttr example above, the “y” is clearly visible. Also, the vowels in URLs will be also be free for everyone, forever. You can also Tweet in non-Latin characters based languages, like Japanese, Chinese, Arabic or Korean. These languages will remain unaffected by our service change.

Guardian Goggles: because life’s too short to think for yourself – video

The motion-sensitive spectacles, known as Guardian Goggles, incorporate translucent screens in the lenses, overlaying the wearer’s view of their surroundings with a real-time stream of specially curated opinions from the paper’s reporters, critics and commentators. For example, simply by looking at the outside of a restaurant or cinema and pointing, the user can call up relevant Guardian reviews of the food or current films. “For some time, our users have been telling us they want an even more immersive Guardian experience, without the hassle of having to reach for their phones, or switch on their iPads, and Guardian Goggles are the answer,” a spokesperson said. “Now, when you’re out shopping, you needn’t have memorised our recent features on ethically sourced foods. Just call up the ‘Mini-Monbiot’ app, and the products you’re looking at will be rated in front of your eyes.” Related software can detect the destinations featured in holiday brochures, warning wearers before they book trips to countries with problematic human rights records. The spectacles also feature optional built-in anti-bigotry technology, which prevents exposure to non-Guardian opinions by blacking out columns by Melanie Phillips or Richard Littlejohn, among other writers, as soon as the user attempts to look at them.

Sacla produce ‘Pasta for the Social Media Generation’

Sacla has  “a ground breaking product for the social media generation”.


Bangs by Durex

“The world’s first sex noise-cancelling headphones” durex bangs


BMW announce the P.R.A.M. –  Postnatal Royal Auto Mobile. It’s  ‘available in Princess Pink or Royal Blue’

The New Statesman ops for Comic Sans

“It’s a classic font, and one which has been unfairly maligned,” said Wolfgang Brick of the Berlin design house Täuschen.

comic sans


The Ikea flat-packed egg


Virgin Atlantic’s glass bottomed planes

glass bottom plane virgin

Lynx Zero

lynx zero

Dirty weekends in Buckingham Palace

buckingham palace hotel

Four Legs is the news Four Fingers

kit kat chicken


Says Jodie Marsh in the Sun:

“I’ve been using Tanseal self-tan for almost a year now after being dissatisfied with all the hugely over-priced tan already out there on shop shelves. I guess I’ve been a bit of a guinea-pig for Tanseal who have used me to create the perfect range of colours. It felt a bit weird, at first, using a paint brush and a tin to put on my tan but I’m used to it now and I refuse to use anything else.”


 Le drone

drone newspapers

In Auvergne, a province in central France, residents get their daily news the old-fashioned way: through newspapers. But the delivery of said newspapers, apparently, will soon be executed with the help of high tech — because it’ll be done with the help of drones.

Auvergne’s local postal service, La Poste Groupannounced on its blogthat it is partnering with the drone-maker Parrot to explore the wacky world of high-flying news delivery.

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