April Fool's Pranks From History
Posted by Diane
Last month, in a bid to receive free internet connections from Google, the mayor of Topeka, Kan., announced his city would change its name to Google for a month.
With an expression of gratitude, Google today announced its name change to Topeka.
Read about Google’s past April Fool’s Day hoaxes here.
One of our favorite genealogy jokes has been around for awhile. Go to Steve Morse’s One-Step Web Pages and click “Where’s Grandpa? Finding your great-grandfather in one step” under Births, Deaths and Vital Records.
(Or if you don’t want to play, just click here.)
For history’s best pranks, see The Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time from the Museum of Hoaxes.
Thursday, April 01, 2010 12:09:44 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)