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Google April Fools' Jokes History From Year 2000 - 2011

by Albert Mikha on April 8, 2011

in News,Offbeat





It is no secret that Google, the most popular search engine in the world, also likes to celebrate April Fools on April 1 each year.

Silly jokes that delivered by Google on April 1, usually associated with the launch of Google's new feature or product that was just for a joke only. This was done to enliven the April Fool's Day and made people laugh.

For more than a decade, Google made a lots of jokes on April Fools' Day. Even when Google truly launched Gmail on 1 April 2004, people thought that Google was only joking.

Want to know how Google's jokes are delivered?
Here are the history of Google's April Fools' Day from the year 2000 - 2011
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April 2000:

Mental Plex

Google made a new feature, which users can search for something on Google just by imagining a picture. Google even recommend this for young children and chimpanzees that (of course) can not type on the computer.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | Mental Plex 2 picture
http://www.google.com/mentalplex/

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April 2001:



Google apparently is busy eradicating spam and improve the quality of it's search engine, so do not have time to make April Fools' event.
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April 2002:

Pigeon Rank

Google explains one important part of the center in it's search engine. This system was called Pigeon Rank. Named it Pigeon Rank because Google employs a lot of trained pigeons to determine which websites are relevant and unique that can help the user's search. Each pigeon is equipped with a Pigeon Cluster (PC) and a special interface so it can work quickly in a matter of seconds.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | pigeon rank cluster picturehttp://www.google.com/technology/pigeonrank.html

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April 2003:



Google once again maybe busy eradicate spam,  so do not have time to make April Fools' show.
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April 2004:

Google Lunar Jobs

Google's open vacancy for a viable and competent individuals to work at (ehm) ... MOON. With so many limitations and lack of entertainment, Google intends to find someone who is really right and can survive there. Funny thing is, if you send an application and resume to get that job, Google will replied that it does not accept any candidate again until April 2104.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | google lunar jobs picture

http://www.google.com/jobs/lunar_job.html

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April 2005:

Google Gulp

Google issued a bottled drink product. There are 4 flavors to be tried. This drink is said can increase intelligence and efficiency at work. But to obtain this beverage, you must have it's bottle's cap. What if you do not have any? Well, you can see Google's solution offered here :

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | google gulp picturehttp://www.google.com/googlegulp/

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April 2006:

Google Romance

This time, Google acts as an online dating service that will find and bring your dream lover. But the dream is only a dream because Google's just kidding.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | google romance picturehttp://www.google.com/romance/

Google Earth Area 51

There was a strange creature sightings in Google Earth if we look at Area 51.
Screen shot can be seen here :

http://www.endofart.net/misc/google_fools.html
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April 2007:

Gmail Paper

Gmail issued a new feature of Gmail Paper which serves to print out emails that you received in Gmail and sent by mail to your house. Gmail even make sure that these documents can be delivered to your home within 2-4 working days and placed in a closed box. But aren't we use email and digital storage to save paper?

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | gmail paper picturehttp://mail.google.com/mail/help/paper/index.html

Google TISP (Toilet Internet Service Provider)

Google offers an alternative high speed internet using TISP system. TISP system provided free of charge and each user is only asked to plunge a fiber optic cable in their toilet and flush it. The other end of the cable connect to a computer or laptop using a special tool from Google for Windows XP and Vista.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | google tisp picturehttp://www.google.com/tisp/

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April 2008:

Gday

Google Australia made an innovation of future predictions. This technology can predict anything tomorrow based on current data and analysis. So if you want to know what is the numbers for tommorow's lottery or what news would be in newspaper tomorrow morning, you can use Gday.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | gday picturehttp://www.google.com.au/intl/en/gday/index.html

Gmail Custom Time

Now you can set back date and time for any email you sent. For example, if you send an email and now is 1 April 2008, then you can set the email date to March 28, 2008 or any back date you want. You can even set back for time.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | gmail custom time picturehttp://mail.google.com/mail/help/customtime/index.html

Google Wake Up Kit

Do you have a hard time to wake up at morning? Do not worry, Because Google has some very naughty ways to make sure you wake up at the time you set.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | sleepy picturehttp://www.google.com/googlecalendar/new_wakeup.html

Project Virgle

Because it's so crowded and a lot of pollution everywhere, causing the Earth is not worthy for human anymore. "Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will from several leading hundreds of users on one of the grandest Adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars."

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | Virgle picturehttp://www.google.com/virgle/index.html

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April 2009:

CADIE Mess Up Google

CADIE (Cognitive Autoheuristic Distributed Intelligence Entity) was born. He is a creative intelligent entities that can learn and think. Unfortunately Google has not been able to control CADIE and as a result, CADIE took over and make a lot of chaos on Google.com.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | CADIE April Fools picture

CADIE

Here's some of the chaos created by CADIE:

1. Gmail Autopilot

If you get hundreds of emails per day, how you read these emails and respond them? If you have difficulties to read and reply to many emails, Gmail (powered by CADIE) offers new innovations, namely Gmail autopilot that will read and reply to all emails that you can automatically.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | gmail auto picturehttp://mail.google.com/mail/help/autopilot/index.html

2. YouTube Upside Down

When watching videos on Youtube, there will be a link that says "New Viewing Experience". If you click it, then YouTube screen will be upside down.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | Youtube rickroll picture

Unfortunately this is only valid on April 1, 2009. On April 2, 2009, Youtube back to normal.

3. Google Chrome 3D

With 3D glasses, Chrome will look 3D. But actually it is just to make the screen sunken, although this is possible for Google to create a real 3D browser.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | chrome 3d 2 picturehttp://www.google.com/intl/en/landing/chrome/cadie/

4. Google Docs On Demand

Subliminal message and image must be on request and approval. There were some other new features too.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | cadie presentation picturehttp://www.google.com/google-d-s/cadie.html

 

You can see what has been done by CADIE here:
http://cadiesingularity.blogspot.com/
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April 2010

Google Translate For Animals

Want to know what was said by your pet? Record your pets sound with Android Smartphone and a Google application, Google Translate For Animals, will translate them into 52 languages.



http://googletranslate.blogspot.com/2010/04/grunt-woof-and-moo-to-you-too.html

Google = Topeka

Google changed its name to Topeka. There was a town in Kansas named Topeka who had been planning on changing it's name to Google. But Google was faster. It changed it's name into Topeka first.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | topeka picture

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/different-kind-of-company-name.html

Google Search Result in Different Unit Measurements

Google measures the speed of it's search results with different units instead of seconds such as plunk, gigawatts, warp, centibeats, skidoo, femtogalactic years, and velocity of an unladen swallow.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | estimation time picture

Store Anything on Google

Now you can store anything on Google for only $ 0.10 per KG and your goods will never be lost again. You can even press CTRL + F to find items you want to search after being stored on Google.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | store anything picturehttp://www.google.com/google-d-s/promos/storage.html

Gmail Shorten Text

Gmail's main page displays the abbreviated words such as "Wlcm t GML, MBL ccss" and so forth.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | gmail short text picture

Google Reader's Reward

Google Reader will give you points according to the number of books, news, and articles that you read online. Points earned can be exchanged with a variety of unique objects of interest, as well as badges.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | readers badges picturehttp://googlereader.blogspot.com/2010/04/google-reader-gives-back.html

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April 2011

Gmail Motion

Ever thought of controlling Gmail with body movements? Watch here :



http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/introducing-gmail-motion.html

Google AutoCompleters

Google open up the jobs as AutoCompleters. The main requirement is to type with a speed of 32.000 words per minute. The other terms is can read the minds or psychic reading.



http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/uslocations/mountain-view/autocompleter/index.html

Comic Sans for All

Google plans to use the Comic Sans font type for all products when viewed with Google Chrome browser. Install an Extension on the link below and you can enjoy a fun adventure with Comic Sans font.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | comic sans picturehttp://www.google.com/landing/csfe/

YouTube Showing The Famous Year 1911 Videos

If you wondered what are the famous videos 100 years ago, you can see them here:

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | YouTube 1911 picturehttp://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2011/03/looking-back.html

Google will buy Blogger (again)

Take a look at the interview between Blogger.com and Google here :

http://buzz.blogger.com/2011/04/google-to-acquire-blogger.html

Chromercise

"Want to increase your hands’ STRENGTH and DEXTERITY while browsing the web FASTER and fitting into sleeker, SEXIER gloves?". Get Chromercise :



http://chrome.blogspot.com/2011/04/improving-finger-dexterity-for-faster.html

Chrome Lite Text Only

If you think Google Chrome is still not fast enough, then you can download ChromeLite extension and enjoy the fastest browser in the world. Unfortunately, this fastest browser in the world is actually contain text only contents, no pictures, video and other effects.

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | chrome lite speed picturehttp://blog.chromium.org/2011/04/taking-chrome-to-lite-speeds.html

Wingdings Font Type in Adsense

Adsense introduces a new font type, Wingdings, in every ads that you display on your website. The goal is, make visitors more likely to be curious and clicks the ads. But is that so?

Google April Fools Jokes History From Year 2000   2011 | wingdings adsense picturehttp://adsense.blogspot.com/2010/04/announcing-wingdings-as-new-font.html

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Conclusion:

Do not believe anything on Google prior to seeing today's date.

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