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Merck CEO Resigns: Citing Conscience

April Fools! Well, not really. It's August 15th, 2017. After the violence in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend, Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier resigned from President Trump's Manufacturing Council: Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier is leaving President Trump's American Manufacturing Council, saying,...

Aussie Programmer's Attempt To Remove Joke 'I'm A Teapot' Web Error Ends Up Making It Official Instead

It started back in 1998 as an April Fool's Day gag. Written up by Larry Masinter of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), error code 418 -- "I'm a teapot" -- was nothing more than a poke at the "many bad HTTP extensions that had been proposed". Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: August 13, 2017

We found the most boring man on the Internet! HTTP Status Code 418 — “I’m a teapot” — was introduced as an April Fools Joke in 1998. Everyone had a good laugh, and some frameworks even implemented it. Now, the most boring man on the Internet and chairman of the IETF HTTP working group is trying to get 418 removed from Node and Go. Show More Summary

Fan strikes 'Rick and Morty' gold — sells Szechuan sauce for $15,000 Schmeckles

No one worships useless, pointless nonsense like the Rick and Morty fanbase. And I say that with all the love in my plumbus. Season 3's surprise April Fools premiere ended with Rick's crazed, psychopathic rant about how his "9 Season...Show More Summary

Alexa Can Now Read Audiobooks to Your Pets So They Feel Less Lonely

On April Fools' Day this year, Amazon spoofed itself with an introduction to PetLexa, an animal-friendly version of its Alexa voice assistant. Now, it's actually releasing something real--audiobooks for animals. Today, Audible announced a new brand of books with Cesar Millan, a longtime dog behaviorist and Emmy-nominated host of the TV series Dog Whisperer With...

A school named Lynch? 'It's just my last name; I'm not a racist'

To the editor: Had I read this article on April 1, I would have thought it was an April Fools’ piece. (“Nothing to do with lynching,” Aug 5) Being a "Lynch," I was appalled and aghast at the proposal to change the name of Oregon's Lynch View Elementary. This is political correctness on steroids....

'Rick And Morty' Finally Get Around To Pickle Rick, And It Is Everything

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We're three episodes into the new season of Rick and Morty, though the first episode premiered back on April Fool's Day so it's really only our second week of new material. Confused? Don't be. It's par for the course with...

Love Is Officially Dead: Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Are Splitting

Post by Tanvier Peart. If you woke up praying to the high heavens news Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are separating after eight years of marriage was just a bad dream -- or some horrible April Fools prank someone tried to pull in August -- we're so sad to tell you it is in fact real. Show More Summary

That Awesome Game Boy Smartphone Case from Last Year is Now Available With USB Type-C

In 2015, the Hyperkin Smart Boy case was an April Fools’ Day joke. In 2016, it became real. And now, in 2017, it’ll actually work with current Android smartphones — Hyperkin is adding a USB Type-C model to the Micro USB model they shipped last year, finally getting with the times. Show More Summary

Your Android phone can become a real Game Boy with this gadget

A product that began life as an April Fools joke has graduated to a real thing you can order right now: Hyperkin’s SmartBoy is an accessory for Android smartphones with a USB-C connector, and brings Game Boy-style physical controls and...Show More Summary

This $50 accessory lets you play your old Game Boy games on your Android phone

It might be time to blow the dust out of your old Game Boy cartridges, because Hyperkin is looking to give them a new lease on life.  Two years ago, the mobile phone peripheral manufacturer released an ad on April Fools' Day for theShow More Summary

Turn your smartphone into a Game Boy with Hyperkin’s Smartboy

The first of April has long been a day for practical jokes and silly pranks -- and there's no escape from April fools on the internet. Companies like ThinkGeek regularly announce fake products on April 1st, only to have customer demand push those jokes into production. Show More Summary

One 18th-Century Horse Eclipsed All the Others

The greatest racehorse of the 18th century was allegedly born during the 1764 solar eclipse, which tracked from Iberia to Scandinavia, at noon on April Fool’s Day. He was named, appropriately, Eclipse, and had a brief racing career of just 17 months. Show More Summary

McDonald's has made Rick and Morty's Szechaun sauce joke a cruel, cruel reality

Did you happen to catch Rick and Morty's season three premiere last night or on April Fool's Day? If you didn't, there was one running gag in the episode involving the canceled production of a Disney's Mulan-inspired chicken nugget dipping...Show More Summary

POTD: ‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Got His ‘Mulan’ Szechuan Sauce, and You Might Too

Tonight brings the highly anticipated continuance of the third season of Rick and Morty after the season premiere caught everyone off guard on April Fools’ Day earlier this year. And just in time for the return of the Adult Swim animated...Show More Summary

Another look at the Hyperkin SmartBoy

The Hyperkin Smartboy went from April Fool's Day joke to real-life device pretty quickly. Hyperkin obviously sees a market for this kind of phone accessory, and now it's out there for the public to enjoy. Is it worth your money? If you want to check out more pics and read some impressions, you can do so via the Nintendo Life feature here.

Skullomania is back in Arika's new fighter, which is releasing next year

Arika's April Fool's project, which came out of absolutely nowhere, is now confirmed a real fighter and is releasing next year. It'll have a simultaneous release in North America, Europe, and Japan (which is amazing) for PlayStationShow More Summary

An April Fool's Day surprise pizza parlor wedding

Nicole and Ken had their second date at Pi Pizzeria in St. Louis several years ago. When they decided to get married and found out there was a location close to where they live in the DC area, they decided to surprise their close friends...Show More Summary

Not April Fools: Computer magazine recommends Windows users turn off Automatic Updates

In the day and age of WannaCry and Petya taking down major companies and government utilities, one would have thought no-one needed to be convinced about the importance of timely patching of Windows PCs, from Windows XP all the way up to Windows 10. Show More Summary

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