No One's Safe on April Fool's Day
Google announced its "Google Nose" search function that would give people the chance to search the smells of the world since "smelling is believing." Alas, it was too good to be true.
Your guard is up. You trust no one. It's April Fool's Day, the day of the year when making fools of people is celebrated ... unless the joke's on you.
Chances are by this point, you've been duped. If not from your friends or coworkers, then by one of these pieces of tom-foolery:
YouTube said that after eight years it was finally ready to pick a winner for "best video" and that over the next 10 years, the website would shut down to take time to judge each "submission."
The official White House YouTube channel released a video Monday morning with a message from the president. But instead of President Obama at the podium, it was nine-year-old Robby "Kid President" Novak reminding us to "be awesome."
Twitter announced that they would start charging tweeters for using vowels in an effort to "encourage a more efficient and 'dense' form of communication." Following this new rule, the site would change its name back to the original, Twttr.
Twyttyr? Why byy vywyls whyn yyy gyt "Y" fyr fryy? Syckyrs! #nvwls
— Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) April 1, 2013
And last week, Scope launched a bacon-flavored mouthwash ad campaign that claimed their latest mouthwash would taste like bacon while swishing, but leave you with a minty-fresh aftertaste. Sounds ridiculous? Maybe. But their advanced preparation caught many off-guard.
Surprisingly, the TGI Friday's "No cheese" ad campaign is not in fact an April Fool's Day prank.