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Chancellor: Zero-coupon bonds are not a joke

On April Fools' 10 years ago Breakingviews suggested Washington fund itself with perpetual bonds paying no interest. The idea is now being seriously touted by some monetary policymakers. For households with cash and other assets that would evaporate, this is no laughing matter.

Armed Fugitive Disguises Himself As An Old Man To Flee Cops

Shaun Miller’s old man act didn’t fool the police. The alleged drug trafficker disguised himself as an elderly gentleman in a bid to evade capture. The 31-year-old fugitive, who’d been on the lam since April, donned a highly realistic-looking...Show More Summary

The Ultimate Guide To Gmail Productivity: 25 Must-Have Tips, Tricks, And Time Savers

Get started, get organized, get rid of jerks, and much, much more. Get started, get organized, get rid of jerks, and much, much more. From its not so humble beginnings as a non-prank released on April Fool's Day in 2004 to its billion-plus users today, Google's illustrious email offering has proven indispensable for most of us. Read Full Story

Tax Day: The Birthday Dog That Didn’t Bark

Following up on Valentine’s Day and April Fools, a journalist was asking about April 15: Are there fewer babies born on Tax Day than on neighboring days? Let’s go to the data: These are data from 1968-1988 so it would certainly be interesting...Show More Summary

Mike Bobinski’s legacy at Georgia Tech: There isn’t one

2 weeks agoSports : Mark Bradley

Mike Bobinski’s official start date at Georgia Tech was April Fool’s Day 2013. On Aug. 9, 2016, it was learned that he’s leaving for Purdue. If…

I pity the fool who doesn't see this South African April Fool's Day wedding

Tay and Matt rocked their April Fool's Day wedding with a colorful festival-style picnic wedding in South Africa. Get ready for live music, bouncy castles, blankets and pillows picnic-style, lawn games, and so so so much style. Don't...Show More Summary

Stranger Than Fiction; A Union Seeking "Sick Pet Leave"

Man's best friend, his dog, might become even more important if a union claim in Western Australian gets approved; time off work to care for a sick pooch. Once you've finished laughing, and checked that it's not April Fool's Day, be prepared for what is the second most outrageous claim by [...]

Britney Spears Pranks Jimmy Kimmel With Rihanna-Inspired Bedroom Concert

"What the f— is going on?" a half-asleep Kimmel asked Rihanna when she first pulled the prank last April Fools' Day. read more

Trump Ups Ante, Suggests Election Could Be Rigged

Sopan Deb has the quote in context: It reminds me of my April Fool’s post, “Trump: I Will Take Office if I Win the Popular Vote, Even If I Lose Electoral College” Except now it is not funny (anymore). … Continue reading ?

A Message To Pokemaniacs: "Think About Your Life Choices"

Now that a Google april fools' joke appears to have spawned the zombie apocalypse, one local landlord has finally had enough. h/t @StigAbell Then again, where else will the non-Pokemummified part of the population apply all those anti-zombie skills acquired while watching the Walking Dead...

How A Google April Fools' Joke Unleashed The Zombie Apocalypse

Remember the "Google Maps Pokemon Challenge"? Probably not. It was a one time event that took place on April Fools day in 2014. This is how Google explained it. Dozens of wild Pokémon have taken up residence on streets, amidst forests...Show More Summary

Pokemon GO - the joke that took off

The location-based mobile game Pokemon GO has become a huge hit - but it started as an April Fool’s joke. ||| Tokyo - Pokemon GO, the location-based mobile game that has become a massive hit, began as an April Fool’s joke. Read also:...Show More Summary

Pokémon Go Started As An April Fools’ Joke

“For April Fools’ Day in 2014, Google created a ‘game’ in which users looked on Google Maps for Pokémon à la I Spy or Where’s Waldo. … Accompanying the game was a heart-pounding, highly produced video showing people out in the actual world climbing mountains, riding camels across the desert and taking to the sea […]

Pokemon Go Becomes an Instant Rage; Coming to India Soon

What was initially outed as an April Fool’s joke, has turned out to be one of the largest success in the gaming industry. Nintendo’s augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, based on the anime series from Japan, has become a rage amongst the people in the US. Show More Summary

Pokémon Go becomes global craze as game overtakes Twitter for US users

Nintendo’s share price soars but there have been safety fears over players visiting secluded locations late at night An app that began as an April Fools joke has become a worldwide phenomenon, taking gamers out of the living room and on to the streets as they compete to capture, train and battle Pokémon characters using their mobile phones. Show More Summary

Pokémon Go Will Make You Crave Augmented Reality

It started as an April Fools’ joke. Google released a funny video that mashed up Google Maps and Pokémon. The video, released on April 1, 2014, went viral, drawing more than eighteen million views in all. “We thought, Why not try and make it real?” John Hanke said. Show More Summary

'Pokémon GO', Conceived As An April Fools' Joke But Has Since Secured Satoru Iwata's Legacy

2 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

While the release of Pokémon GO has been momentously successful, it’s worth realizing that game originated as an April Fool’s joke on the part of Satoru Iwata. However, the game's impact shows his legacy is still with us.

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