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April Fools Day 2012 Roundup: The BEST Pranks Of The Year!

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It's April Fools Day! We'll be here all day catching you up on the best pranks of the year. So keep checking back for updates!

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We have no idea who made this site devoted to a Steven Spielberg themed restaurant chain, but it's pretty funny.

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Check out the full site for Warby Barker here.

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SYNOPSIS: Historically, the policier and the family comedy were two distinct categories. Then, in 1990, Kindergarten Cop gave us all a lesson in genre revisionism. With muscular sensitivity, Hollywood’s last action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger embodies detective John Kimble, who is compelled to go undercover as a teacher of five-year-olds in order to catch a ponytailed drug dealer. Though it’s distinguished by pulse-pounding suspense, a Crayola-bright palette by cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver), and trenchant observations about education in the Bush I era, the film’s emotional center is Schwarzenegger’s gruff yet good-tempered interaction with a class full of precocious scamps, including a tumor-forewarning death-obsessive and a genitalia expert. By leavening a children’s film with enough violence to please even the most cold-hearted bastard, director Ivan Reitman shows that he refuses to color inside the lines.

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No stranger to pranks, Improv Everywhere released its traditional April Fools' Day prank today. Spoofing itself, this video uses some pretty great camera trickery to conjure up 8 sets of quadruplets.

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OMG, print your own live kitties at home! Finally!

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The hilarious Andy Borowitz illustrates the elusive hoax hoax:

In an April Fool’s Day announcement that took the political world by storm, the Republican Party revealed today that its entire presidential race had been an elaborate prank.

“April Fool!” exclaimed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum at a press conference in Washington, where they were joined by fellow merrymakers Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain.

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Why oh why isn't this is real:

Google Racing

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"Did you wake up this morning wondering why you are here and what you have accomplished? CarGurus has the answer to return meaning to your life. Buy a sweet new ride!"

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From the site's explanation:

reddit, inc. is proud to introduce a groundbreaking new development in social news. Using never-seen before time travel technology, in addition to news, we are now able to offer olds, soon-to-bes, and everything in-between. We’ve taken the most interesting eras of the past and future and condensed them into new areas called “timereddits”.

No longer will you be shackled to the present-centric bias rampant on the internet. Simply peruse the new reddit timeline™ bar on the front page to view the hottest stories of any timereddit and communicate with peoples of distant lands and times.

"Have you ever wondered what the popular memes were in the late-cretaceous period? Curious to see if cats and bacon will still be around in 42000 AD? Want to have a fireside AMA with Prometheus? Now is your chance!

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Because who doesn't want a heart-shaped tablet?

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Love YouTube? Now you can bring it home on DVD.

"When my Internet went out, I used to have to wait until it came back on to watch my favorite videos. NO MORE." -Gary, Student, Michigan

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Ever wanted to journey to the center of a volcano? Well, you'll have to keep waiting because this is just another prank by Richard Branson.

Richard Branson's Virgin Volcanic

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Last year Funny or Die was all Rebecca Black, now it's all Charlize Theron.

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