thought up by companies like Google, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and BMW, among others.

The Best April Fools' Jokes of 2013

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Yesterday, many European and English-speaking countries celebrated April Fools' Day, known in some countries (such as France and Italy) as April Fish Day. This festival dedicated to jokes seems to have originated in France in the mid-sixteenth century and now has a significant following. Individuals, and more strikingly large media companies, seize the opportunity to play a joke or hoax, run fake news stories, or announce some crazy new idea.

We thought it would be fun to put together some of the most talked about April Fools from yesterday, thought up by companies like Google, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube and BMW, among others. Did you come across or hear about any others? Share them with us in a comment.

  • Google Nose

    google.com/nose

  • YouTube's ready to select a winner

    Thanks for all your great entries. YouTube finally has enough videos to begin selecting a winner. What do you think is the #bestvideo on YouTube?
    We've been thrilled with all of the diverse, creative entries we've seen so far, and we can't wait to begin the process of selecting the best video. We'll be announcing the winner in 10 years.

    youtu.be/H542nLTTbu0

  • RunKepper for iPad

    ipad.runkeeper.com

  • Gmail Blue

  • Scope Bacon

  • iPlay Game Console

  • "Apple turn to Flash for security"

    Via WebDesignerDepot

  • Twitter: Twttr

    Via Twitter Official Blog

  • Sony Animalia #techforpets

  • "Nokia turns up the heat with its first microwave oven"

    We are delighted to announce a significant new extension to Nokia’s product offering with the Nokia 5AM-TH1N6 Constellation, a touch-screen microwave oven.

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