The internet is really outdoing itself this year with April Fool's jokes. Here's a quick run down of my favorite so far.
Google Maps and Pokemon
Okay, I talked about this one in my last post, but it's worth mentioning again. I'm really not sure if it's TECHNICALLY a joke because you can actually find 150+ Pokemon on your mobile device's Google Maps app. Make sure your app is updated and join the adventure. As of last night, I'd caught around 90 different Pokemon, but my phone was getting really warm so I stopped for the evening.
If you'd like to be your own Pokemon Master, here are some tips to catching them all.
- Search major cities around the world.
- Make sure you zoom in to at least 200 meters to see them all.
- Some water types are in the surrounding oceans, lakes, and rivers of major locations
- Try looking at landmarks around the world- Eiffel tower, Disney Land, and the Alamo to name a few.
- If you get really stuck, /r/googlepokemon has already caught them all and has the locations of each one!
If you peruse funny pictures on the internet, Imgur is my top choice, although you may occasionally get the NSFW picture. (So be careful at work and don't say I didn't warn you.) They have created a beautiful new feature that automatically generates the best comments for your post to make it go viral. If you've never been to Imgur, you'll have no idea what any of this means, and the comments probably won't make sense, but for frequent visitors, you should get quite a kick out of the comments section on each picture. Something, something, arrow to the knee.
What's better than photobombs? CELEBRITY photobombs! Supposedly when you upload photos to Google+ (Honestly, who does that anyway?) Google will have David Hasselhoff automatically photobomb you. Pretty rad, I guess?
Reddit has a pretty cool little feature today that lets you control your Reddit front page with your face. Headdit can be found in the right corner of your front page. Let it have access to your webcam and surf away. I didn't have a lot of time to play with it this morning because I'm writing instead of getting ready for work (SHAME! On a standardized testing day too!!), but feel free to check it out and leave me your impression in the comments.
I hope you enjoyed my super-fast round-up of a handful of the many April Fool's pranks that are sure to present themselves throughout the day. I want to prank my students, but we have standardized testing today, so I have to be a lame teacher and have no fun. Womp womp.
What cool jokes did I miss? Leave me a comment and let me know!