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  Reply # 1275385 1-Apr-2015 14:55
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BlueShift: BMW pulled an April Fool double-bluff. Advertised they were giving away a free car on April 1. And then did.


how many people saw the add in the herald this morning and just said  that's not even a good April fools joke .I know i did .


Kicking yourself now huh? :-D


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BlueShift: BMW pulled an April Fool double-bluff. Advertised they were giving away a free car on April 1. And then did.


So gullibility can be a useful trait after all :-)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1275412 1-Apr-2015 15:13
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We had little strips of Post-it notes stuck to the underside of optical mouses with the words "HA! HA!" this morning. Most people did not even realise it was an April fools joke.





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  Reply # 1275445 1-Apr-2015 15:35
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I see a few reports of a pacman mode in google maps, but it doesn't seem to appear when I visit google maps (I don't get the icon to change to pacman mode)

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  Reply # 1275449 1-Apr-2015 15:38
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sidefx: I see a few reports of a pacman mode in google maps, but it doesn't seem to appear when I visit google maps (I don't get the icon to change to pacman mode)

Make sure your browser is at 100% zoom and then use the map zoom to get closer to some streets.




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sidefx: I see a few reports of a pacman mode in google maps, but it doesn't seem to appear when I visit google maps (I don't get the icon to change to pacman mode)

Make sure your browser is at 100% zoom and then use the map zoom to get closer to some streets.


Thanks, was just coming back to post the same - I wasn't zoomed in enough.

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  Reply # 1275495 1-Apr-2015 16:22
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BlueShift: Its the 1st of April, point us to any funny ads, or other seasonally appropriate spots on the interwebs.

Your starter for 10: maps.google.com, search for an address, and play Pacman!


That girl who won the brand new BMW by going into her dealer with her old banger. Well done her! BMW rock, they really thought no one would do it.

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  Reply # 1275574 1-Apr-2015 17:47
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Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 1275604 1-Apr-2015 18:34
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This was kind of funny: http://com.google

Another one is playing packman on Google Maps :)





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  Reply # 1275699 1-Apr-2015 20:43
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BlueShift: Its the 1st of April, point us to any funny ads, or other seasonally appropriate spots on the interwebs.

Your starter for 10: maps.google.com, search for an address, and play Pacman!


That girl who won the brand new BMW by going into her dealer with her old banger. Well done her! BMW rock, they really thought no one would do it.


Best advertising ever! It's already news in Oz.

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  Reply # 1275745 1-Apr-2015 21:45
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Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 1275770 1-Apr-2015 22:04
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The ZM radio one - not so original - Triple J did it in Australia about 6 months ago

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  Reply # 1275784 1-Apr-2015 22:39
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Reply # 1275790 1-Apr-2015 23:25
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the eyedrops is ligit and def. not an april fools joke; (their expermental protocol might be a bit of a joke) but the results are genuine;

http://scienceforthemasses.org/2015/03/25/a-review-on-night-enhancement-eyedrops-using-chlorin-e6/



 

PetaPixel ran this story on Sunday, and I am sure it was an April Fool's that went out early.  The image shows the result of eye-drops extracted from deep sea fish, and supposedly allowed this man to see fine print from yards away in total darkness.  I had it in mind to steal their idea using Photoshop's Liquify tool to bloat my pupils, but time has been tight today.

http://petapixel.com/2015/03/29/future-camera-bag-essential-night-vision-eyedrops/

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  Reply # 1275851 2-Apr-2015 08:26
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ThinkGeek have their annual April Fools selection online. The steam powered Steam Machine looks pretty good for US$400.

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