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April Fool's Day 2010: Arm Yourself Accordingly.

‘Tis April Fool’s Day.  And everybody wants to be part of a good prank.  I know our Connected Interactive office is working over-time to plan the day.  But let’s face it.  We’re a small fish in this sea.  So, thanks to Tech Crunch, below are a list of some great pranks by some great companies — happening today only.

Starbucks

Starbucks is now offering “micra” and “plenty” (128 fl. oz – think popcorn bucket) sizes. “Whether customers are looking for a large or small size, the Plenta and the Micra satisfy all U.S. and Canada customers’ needs for more and less coffee,” said Hugh Mungis, Starbucks VP of Volume. “Our size selection is now plentiful.”

Wikipedia

Check out Wikipedia’s main page. Featured article is one on “wife-selling.” “Excerpt: “Along with other English customs, wife selling was exported to England’s American colonies, where one man sold his wife for “two dollars and half [a] dozen bowls of grogg.’”

Hulu

Secret documentary: “Hulu Confidential For Internal Use Only.” Exposes their “alien plot” conspiracy. Includes a cameo from Dan Lyons (aka Fake Steve Jobs) and UCLA Professor Fabian Wagmister.

CollegeHumor

Initially redirects you to a screen that says “Attention your IP address “XXX” has been logged by the US Department of Information….the website you were trying to access, www.collegehumor.com, is currently under investigation for harboring un-American sentiment and will remain offline until an official review can be conducted….”

Funny Or Die

Justin Bieber has bought Funny Or Die and now its Bieber or Die, “anything that’s not Bieber Dies!” Bieber mania on the home page.

Ben & Jerry’s

Virtual ice cream! (just lick your screen)

Google Maps StreetView

Shows an option for 3D viewing.

Again, big thanks to Tech Crunch.

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About The Author

Joe Wehinger is the CEO of United Digital & Associates and the Publisher of this magazine Daily Ovation. He enjoys (and writes about) food, wine, spirits, travel, technology and philanthropy. Mostly, he likes to get people excited and curious about the things that get him excited and curious. Thanks for reading!

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