The Best Of April Fools Day 2012

Unlike many of my peers I’m not really a curmudgeon when it comes to Internet pranks on April Fools. Some are cool, others aren’t very well done. Get on with it. There wasn’t that much this year, presumably because April 1 falls on a weekend this year. Two however were pretty awesome:

Google Maps 8 Bit “Quest”

April Fools Google Quest

This is just outright awesome. It’s a fully “usable” 8-bit version of their map. This wasn’t just a quickie hack, it’s actually well implemented and complete. It’s very NES.

XKCD’s Targeted Comics

Everyone’s favorite comic XKCD went over the top by creating a bunch of targeted comics based on several aspects including browser, ISP, and location. The folks at reddit have been working to break it down. It’s quite complicated and clearly took some time. A lot of comics were drawn to make this work.

April Fools 2008

As usual, my list of April Fools that I saw today:

April Fools 2007

Some of my favorites for this year:

Be on the look out

As tradition seems to dictate, there may be some rumors about Mozilla circulating around the web today (April 1). Don’t go nuts if you hear that Mozilla Corporation is having an IPO, or that Firefox is going to become an IE shell.

Oh yea, if you find a good one, leave a comment here to let me know!

April Fools

As is tradition, April 1 is a day where you don’t believe anything you see on the Internet. Here are some of my favorite pranks so far:

I’ll update this post if I spot some more good ones.