Off topic: Google Pranks

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So far, the best April fools have been hanging out at Google, which today brings us things like gDay ("Using a mashup of numerous factors such as recurrence plots, fuzzy measure analysis, online betting odds and the weather forecast from the iGoogle weather gadget, we can create a sophisticated model of what the internet will look like 24 hours from now"); and Project Virgle ("starting in 2014, Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be leading hundreds of users on one of the grandest adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars."). The Virgle pioneer application alone is a hoot.

Any other good pranks out there?

Update: Wired has some good ones in its top 10 list. Like this one:

    1995 The hotheaded naked ice borer, a sort of mole with a searing, bony forehead, lurks under Antarctica, melting the ice beneath the butts of hapless penguins and eating them as they sink. When Discover magazine publishes its retraction, penguins everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Which reminds me of this great one from the BBC: Flying penguins

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