April Fools’ Day is upon us and the web is bustling with pranks and jokes of all sorts, ranging from injuries caused by the sudden acceleration of PCs to Hulu’s secret plan depicted in a 10 minute internal training video. Here’s our roundup of fun and entertaining April Fools’ Day jokes and pranks for 2010.
Hulu’s Confidential Training and Orientation Video
Head over to Hulu today and play a video. You’ll see a button to view the video in 3D, except you won’t really get to see it in 3D. Instead, a new video window will pop up titled “Hulu Training and Orientation”. The 10 minute video details Hulu’s alien plot to turn our brains into goo. In 2009 they did something similar.
Starbucks says they’ve listened to customer requests for more sizes and introduced two new beverage sizes today, Plenta (128 fl oz) and Micra (2 fl oz). While this is amusing, I can imagine many people would actually buy Starbucks in these sizes.
The popular and funny XKCD comic site is sporting a Unix-like theme today where visitors can type different commands to navigate the site and get some funny responses. A few to try are “apt-get moo”, “man last”, “man next” and “find kitten”.
Update: Adam suggests trying “guest@xkcd:/$ make me a sandwich” and “guest@xkcd:/$ sudo make me a sandwich”. Thanks Adam!
ThinkGeek offers a new product called the Dharma Initiative Alarm Clock, which should be quite popular with Lost fans. In fact, many people seem to really want to be able to purchase this alarm clock. In fact, were it a real product, I would be quite interested in purchasing one myself.
Qualcomm posted a video today of a breaking news alert about butterfly attacks on two people who stole newly developed mobile displays that mimic the way light reflects of butterfly wings. The vivid colors and reflective properties of the displays attract the butterflys.
TechCrunch introduced a Do-It-Yourself CrunchPad kit to turn any laptop screen into an iPad like device (a CrunchPad). The instructional video is quite amusing, tearing apart a laptop and “piecing” together a CrunchPad.
Envato introduces a new member of the Tuts+ family, GIFtuts+. The animated gifs in this “announcement” are both painful and hilarious to look at. They bring back memories don’t they?
In case you missed our review of MidLifing, be sure to check that out. MidLifing is a humorous site setup by Gelform boasting a service to help people experiencing a midlife crisis take things a step further and “indulge” their crisis.
Happy April Fools’ Day!
Have a fun and entertaining April Fools’ Day everyone. There’s so many great pranks and jokes going around the web today be sure to check out TechCrunch’s Definitive List, which is to be updated throughout the day. If you come across a really great joke or prank, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below or via tweet @webappstorm. Thanks!