25+ Google Pranks and April Fool Jokes

by on April 3rd, 2012

Google has not lost its sense of humor and celebrates April fool every year. This year (2012) Google came up with the 8bit version of Google maps. We have collected a list of most popular April fool pranks by Google.

Elegantizr HTML/CSS Framework

Elegantizr is a CSS framework that was supposed to reduce work for html/css developers in styling websites but its a Google April fool prank which displays April fool written before every line of webpage if the recommended CSS by Google is applied on the webpage.

This is the CSS code that Google recommended for developers on April fool’s day.

:before {
  content: '\41\50\52\49\4C\20\46\4F\4F\4C\20\F4\BF\F4';
}

Result of this CSS is as shown below:

april fool google css

Jargon Bot Auto Translator

In apps for business, Google posted the jargon bot communicator and translator. Jargon-Bot instantly recognizes business terms and provides clear jargon translation. Translate latest business terms. Communicate without the jargon. Help people navigate through complicated business speak with Jargon-Bot.

Good Parking Karma

In Google Offers, Google posted an offer of Good Parking Karma. Good parking karma features: Prime spots when you need them, repels parking tickets, includes 1 space buffer on each side, shopping cart protection plan and no parallel parking for first 6 months.

Google Lunar Station Job Opportunity

In 2007, Google posted in Google Jobs, an opportunity to join Google hosting and research center at the moon. Google said that if you’re intrigued by the opportunity to launch a new career, then step forward. Contact Google at lunarjobs@google.com for Google Copernicus Hosting Environment and Experiment in Search Engineering. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age by April 1, 2007 and have proof of earth residency. Google says that by locating a research and technology center on the Moon, Google engineers will be able to experiment with an entirely different set of parameters. They also said that Google Copernicus Hosting Environment and Experiment in Search Engineering was built when Larry Page and Sergey Brin were in college.

New Rules. New Tools.

PigeonRank – How They Rank Your Website?

The heart of Google’s search technology is PigeonRank, a system for ranking web pages developed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University. Page and Brin reasoned that low cost pigeon clusters (PCs) could be used to compute the relative value of web pages faster than human editors or machine-based algorithms.

Google’s pigeon-driven methods make tampering with our results extremely difficult. While some unscrupulous websites have tried to boost their ranking by including images on their pages of bread crumbs, bird seed and parrots posing seductively in resplendent plumage, Google’s PigeonRank technology cannot be deceived by these techniques. A Google search is an easy, honest and objective way to find high-quality websites with information relevant to your search.

Google’s MentalPlex Search

In 2000, Google introduced mentalplex search that is done by clicking at single rotating circle and imagining about your search term.

Instructions:

  • Remove hat and glasses.
  • Peer into MentalPlex circle. DO NOT MOVE YOUR HEAD.
  • Project mental image of what you want to find.
  • Click or visualize clicking within the MentalPlex circle.

Result of search is random that displays error and a funny message like below:

Error: MentalPlex(tm) has determined that this is not your final answer. Please try again.
Error 666: Multiple transmitters detected. Silence voices in your head and try again.
Error 01: Brainwaves received in analog. Please re-think in digital.
Error 144: That information was lost with the Martian Lander. Please try again.
Error 001: Weak or no signal detected. Upgrade transmitter and retry.
Error: Insufficient conviction. Please clap hands 3 times, while chanting “I believe” and try again.
Error CKR8: That information is protected under the National Security Act.
Error 006: Query is unclear. Try again after removing hat, glasses and shoes.
Error 005: Searching on this topic is prohibited under international law.

In-home Wireless Broadband Service

Sick of paying for broadband that you have to, well, pay for? Introducing Google TiSP (BETA), a FREE in-home wireless broadband service. Sign up and Google will send you your TiSP self-installation kit, which includes setup guide, fiber-optic cable, spindle, wireless router and installation CD.

Gmail Custom Time Email

Gmail Custom Time will ensure that your recipient receives email at the right time. You can even send an email that will land in recipient’s inbox 1 hour or 6 hours ago. You can even set it to read or unread. Just click “Set custom time” from the Compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient’s inbox. You can opt for it to show up read or unread by selecting the appropriate option.

Google Talk Short Messages

Google Talk goes green by reducing energy by converting long sentences into short.

For example, if we want to say:
As far as I’m concerned, you can give me the twenty dollars you owe me when I see you later.

You could save more than 50% in wasted characters by saying:
AFAIC, U can gve me the 20 $$ YOM whn I CUL8R.

That Google Talk will do automatically for you.

Google Chrome with 3D

In 2009 Google introduced Google Chrome 3D. Print your glasses, enable 3D browsing, enjoy 3D browsing using Google Chrome 3D. You can see much more like never before with 3D browsing. Imagine if you have to research on ruins by using a browser or if you are an architect and have to show architectures to your clients online. 3D browsing is like you are actually in the scene what you are browsing.

Store Anything at Google – Physical Storage by Google

Now you can store online your football, cat, or even keys at Google. Google Docs announced storage for anything. And its cheap. At $0.10 per kg, you can store a grand piano for the price of lunch.

Translation for Animals

Google translation for animals is a bridge for gap between animals and humans. Now you can understand what your cat, dog, cow or pig is saying.

Gmail Motion

Move and give gmail instructions to perform different actions. Its fast and increases your physical activity.

Also see Google Docs Motion.

Google Autocompleter

Do you notice search suggestions and spell correction when you search anything on Google? What if there are people behind that autocomplete and search suggestion feature?

Paper Email

Gmail Paper will print all messages instantly and prepare them for delivery. Allow 2-4 business days for a parcel to arrive via post. Receive email messages via regular post delivery.

Google Fiber Bar

Live actively and healthy by using Google fiber bar.

Also see Google romance, Google gulp, really advanced search, chrome multitasking with multiple cursors, Google racing, Gmail tap, Click-to-Teleport, Youtube viral videos collection, interplanetary reporting in Google analytics.

Gmail Tap

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