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Your favorite April fools pranks
« on: April 03, 2016, 06:17:47 am »
So were you fooled by any prank this year? Or did you like any in particular?

My personal favorite was that one adult site that became a corn on the cob cooking website. I won't link to it for obvious reasons, but @aeTIos and @Streetwalrus knows what I am talking about. <_<

Also, Planète-Casio had an interesting prank this year. Rather than fooling people with a traditional hoax, they instead took the sensationalist news bulletin approach: Post a very long text that never gets to the point. Basically, a bad announcement about the future of the site that goes back and forth between "This was an hard decision to take" and "we have some bad news about the site's future" until the 4th or 5th paragraph, only to end with "crap I forgot why I was writing this news. Oh well. Nevermind". I liked it. http://www.planet-casio.com/Fr/forums/lecture_sujet.php?id=14261


Also, the Nspire Atomium was funny, because that's totally something that TI could do to lock down their calc even harder. In fact, the news was partly real, because they did remove some screws in the CR4 hardware and they are unable to open the calculator yet. But at first I thought the Atomium name was more in reference to nukes. :P https://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=199123&sid=2bea3f0b16d756ec8e0583a9249146d1#p199123
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 11:56:08 am »
The notes of a test were quite late so me and @Cumred_Snektron were going to forge an email from the teacher saying some of them went missing. It looked pretty believable, but someone else was faster than us andjust said they were up, but messed up a little by making it a bit too obvious.
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 05:37:34 pm »
Do you mean a fake email from the teacher, or a fake email sent to the teacher? If the teacher told the entire class that everyone failed their test, then that would be a good scare prank. :P
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 08:37:17 pm »
This may not count as a prank, but I emailed everyone I know at school a rickroll link. I don't think they know what it is though. :P
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 04:29:04 am »
Yeah, rickrolling never caught up with the world outside the Internet, for some reasons. More recent memes did, though, since more people go on Facebook and stuff.
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2016, 06:41:05 am »
Best one for IRL: Your shoes are untied.

Speaking of memes, there is a geometry mean, which sounds like meme, so therefor, geometry meme is a thing.
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 07:28:41 pm »
I don't understand the shoes untied thing. ???
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2016, 07:36:09 pm »
My personal favorite was that one adult site that became a corn on the cob cooking website. I won't link to it for obvious reasons, but @aeTIos and @Streetwalrus knows what I am talking about. <_<
@the game,@aeTIos,@Streetwalrus, i wonder if you find out because you're a regular visitor :P

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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2016, 08:19:18 pm »
@DJ Omnimaga , maybe @Unicorn means; "Your socks are untied," which works almost every time if you know who to tell.
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2016, 05:04:01 am »
Actually now I get it: When we tell people their shoes are untied, they actually check them out. Would be funny to see the reaction with socks. :P

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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2016, 07:46:12 pm »
Actually now I get it: When we tell people their shoes are untied, they actually check them out. Would be funny to see the reaction with socks. :P
People also tell each other the word "gullible" is written on the ceiling and see if they look up. :P

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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2016, 07:53:03 pm »
Actually now I get it: When we tell people their shoes are untied, they actually check them out. Would be funny to see the reaction with socks. :P
People also tell each other the word "gullible" is written on the ceiling and see if they look up. :P
No joke, a long time ago, they painted the tiles on the ceiling of the art room at my middle school, and someone legit wrote "gullible" on it. I did not lie to any of my friends when I said gullible was on the ceiling, but still they didn't believe me :P
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2016, 07:56:44 pm »
Lol. XD
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Re: Your favorite April fools pranks
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2016, 04:06:34 am »
ROFL @Dudeman313 , I didn't know they did hoaxes on actual TV channels, especially not in 1957. That video made my day. XD
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