Google says "April Fools" 2013

Google says “April Fools” 2013

Easter Eggs and April Fool’s are two very fun aspects about the start of the year, a well hidden easter egg can send the social media world abuzz and seeing people fall for April Fool’s jokes is always a good laugh. So when Easter weekend and April Fool’s day fall on the same weekend what does Google do? They have a field day!

Check out some of the pranks that Google’s departments are hoping you fall for this year:

Google Maps – “Treasure Maps”

Google Search – “Google Nose” – The new scentsation in search

YouTube – “8 year contest”

Minor ones:

Google Schmick (Simple Complete House Makeover Internet Conversion Kit)- Google Australia Blog

Now you can give your house a lick of fresh paint for free on Street View with Google SCHMICK (Simple Complete House Makeover Internet Conversion Kit). Forgot to mow the nature strip? Deck it out with some fresh buffalo grass. Front steps falling down? Swap them out for doric columns and a pergola. Graffiti on the front fence? Cover it with so many palm trees people will think they’re on the Vegas strip.
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Classic Easter Eggs:

  • Type in directions for China to Japan on Google Maps and see the directions you are given
  • Type in “Tilt” or “Askew” into your Google Search bar… Yep, Google took your search term literally
  • Type in “Do a Barrell Roll” into Google Search.