Best April Fools jokes?

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  1. rattrap007

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    What are some great national April Fools jokes or ones played to a large audience?

    To me one of the best happened years ago. Remember when Adult Swim showed Big O Well i bet that sparked a memory in some people.. But if you didn't see it back then here is how the joke went down..

    They are scheduled to show the series finale. The AS text comes up to enjoy the final episode.. episode starts.. and it is a repeat. People are pissed. Cut to a week later. The black message tag apologizes for the mistake. It tells viewers not to worry. They have fixed the problem and for us to enjoy the final episode...Fade to black.. and up comes.. The same episode they mistakenly aired the previous week. About 20 seconds play then it cuts to black and says "Just kidding! April Fools!" and then plays the real episode.

    So many people were pissed at that. Some stopped recording only to miss part of the episode.

    EDIT: Just found out that was not an April Fools joke. It was the same thing, but not an actual april fools day joke..
     
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    I liked the one where Taco Bell announced that they had purchased the Liberty Bell and would be renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell.
     
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    If I recall correctly, didn't that one EGM issue cause quite a stir with that "Mushroom Kingdom Hearts" fake entry?
     
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    Probably not the best, but one of my favorites is still the time where I talked to a friend for like an hour under the guise of having gotten my gf pregnant & pretending to be scared as fuck. Since I was like 15 at the time, this was especially kind of a big deal, and I pulled it off almost flawlessly.

    Actually, and I mean this in the nicest possible way when I say that I don't know what's worse. The fact that I lost this person as a friend because of my prank, and that doing so was almost worth it.
     
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    I remember a notice left on everyone's desk at work concerning unauthorized breaks. They were trying to curtail any unapproved time off the phones at this one cell phone company. They wanted all agents on the phones when they were scheduled, but found that too many people were using "bathroom breaks" as a 3rd or 4th break of the day. So the notice said that if you were in a certain "code" for too long someone would come look for you and escort you back to your desk. Bathrooms would be fitted with a badge entry device that will monitor the time spent in the bathroom. If you were not on a scheduled break or lunch, an alarm would sound if you were in there for a certain duration. If that happened, security would come find you and escort you to your desk. Any questions were to be directed to your immediate supervisors......where they said "April Fools".......
     
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    I know I might get flamed for saying this, but I'd be 100% in support of something like that in a workplace. Granted, the alarm thing might seem extensive if it alerts security, but it could be a good way to not only crack down on slackers, but also a way to alert others if a collapses or something.
     
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    LOL People were up in arms about it....all yelling and protesting it when they came into work. It was HILARIOUS......
     
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    ... and that would be the other reason I'd love it hahaah.


    Yeah, I'm funny like that.
     
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    The Thundercracker petition from last year was a ton of fun.
     
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    *waves old school gamer cane*

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    April 1st 2008 Capcom released this picture. LOL and guess what?
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    yeah......
     
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    Urgh - I forgot it's April Fools Day coming up. I really hope they're not going to wank about with the boards here again tomorrow.
     
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    I'm sure they will :)  Besides....it was kinda fun last year :lol 
     
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    Woopie Cushions and a rattlesnake envelope (I even pranked my principle with that).
     

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