April fools roundup

Published on: Apr 01 2011 by Tom

Google Motion

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More at mail.google.com/mail/help/motion.html

Helvetica

Google Helvetica search: http://www.google.co.uk/search?ie=UTF-8&q=helvetica

Playmobil

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Playmobil Apple Store: http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/looflirpa/e8bb/

Richard Branson

Branson buys Pluto, reinstates as planet: www.virgin.com/travel/news/branson-buys-pluto-reinstates-as-planet/

NME – Blur and Oasis

Liam Gallagher is set to make an on-record reconciliation with Damon Albarn – with Beady Eye covering Blur for a new single. www.nme.com/news/various-artists/55836

Royal Wedding preparation

Guardian live blog every detail of the the preparation www.guardian.co.uk/uk/by-royal-appointment/2011/apr/01/royal-wedding-live-updates

Rob Brydon on Radio 2

Rob is presenting Ken Bruces’s show as Ken Bruce http://twitter.com/#!/RobBrydon/status/53743334795128832

Bronze Boris

Plans have been unveiled for a 12 metre-high bronze statue of London Mayor Boris Johnson overlooking the River Thames in London. www.dezeen.com/2011/04/01/bronze-boris-bike-statue-by-dowling-jones-stone/

Eau de Mutt

Sales of ‘wet dog’ perfume soar. Eau de Mutt, which replicates the scent of a dog’s coat when wet, has become an unlikely bestseller online. fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG8419827/Sales-of-wet-dog-perfume-soar.html

Youtube as 1911

Youtube adds a vintage feel to it’s videos http://youtubeukblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/looking-back.html

Google Autocompleter

As a Google Autocompleter, you’ll be expected to successfully guess a user’s intention as he or she starts typing instantly. In a fraction of a second, you’ll need to type in your prediction that will be added to the list of suggestions given by Google: www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/uslocations/mountain-view/autocompleter/index.html

Edible Metro

The newspaper, already the first into Space, is set to become the only national you can eat after reading.
Read more: www.metro.co.uk/news/859704-have-we-got-chews-for-you-the-edible-metro

Add others you find in the comments….

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