2017 April Fools' Day

2017 April Fools' Day

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Background

On April 1st, 2017, various websites and online services released gag videos, products and features in honor of April Fools' Day.

Notable Developments

The Washington Post[1] has kept an updating list of noteworthy pranks associated with the holiday, which many began celebrating on March 31st, as April 1st, 2017 is a Saturday.

On 4chan

On April 1st, 4chan renamed some of the site boards, making them look like they were merged with other boards. The following boards were renamed

>>>/can/ – Animals/Cute (/c/ – Cute)
>>>/cock/ – Comics & Cartoons & Cooking (/co/ – Comics & Cartoons)
>>>/fap/ – Fashion & Photography (/fa/ – Fashion)
>>>/fitlit/ – Well-Rounded Citizens (/fit/ – Fitness)
>>>/mo/ – Mecha & Auto (/m/ – Mecha)
>>>/mlpol/ – My Little Politics (/mlp/ – My Little Pony)


CHIAM /mlpol/ - My Littde Politics [Start a New Thread] 10/04/16 New board for 4chan Pass users: ip- Very Important Posts 06/20/16 New 4chan Banner Contest with a chance to win a 4chan Pass! See the contest page for details 05 08/16 Janitor acceptance emails will be sent out over the coming weeks. Make sure to check your spam box! [hide] [Show All Due to cuts in government funding for the arts and our spring break trip to mootxico, we've had to combine a few boards. Try and make some new friends! Return] [Bottom] [Refresh] Sort By: Bump order ▼ Image Size: Small, Show OP Comment on ' [Filters] [Search] KENNETH PINYAN thou shalt not commit logical fallacies Kenneth "Mr. Hands" Pinyan: Was he ourguy/? Welcome to /pol Politically Incorrect This board is for the discussion of news world events, politic al issues, and other related topics. Off-topic and /b- tier threads will be deleted (and possibly earn you a ban, if you persist). Unless they are quality, well thought out well written posts, the Kek, God of Chaos R: 83/I: 72 R: 71: 2 The hidden blessing of this situation: THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'VE DONE RESETTING THE POST NUMBERS WILL MULTIPLY OUR POWER LET THE DIGITS ROLL BOYS R: 133/I: 97 R: 0 PRESIDENT TRUMP GENERAL - BEST MILF EDITION Iptg/ PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP I voted for Hillary, Anon! TT: we judge people by Mike Pence RandomREDPILL THREAD. favorite pone and flag I'll start Name Generator: Hey REDPILL THREAD you guys check this out the pny f-----, lard shovin, mods added a Mike Pence random name generator all you have to tail waggin, fleshlight stuffin, chromosome missin, meat beatin, is type "Mike Pence"children show watchin manchildren gonna shi https://www.whitehouse. into the name field before you post and you get a cool name like mine. Just gov https://www.donaldjtrump com/ DAILY SCHEDULE (WH Press this up, well prepare to gt f----- /pol/lacks, tr it hit maka cura uni File: E9F45025-AAD0-4BA8-B726-Dipg (27 KB, 500x372) □ Anonymous 04/01/17(Sat)08 2609 No.1 1259メ>>> 11291 >>11 365 >>11 385>>11402 WHERE Do AT THE 13327 213501 2214372 IBRARY Now that the dust has settled, who was right? Anonymous 04/01/17(Sat)08:28:06 No.1127911281112971230812955 wow this is f------ stupid you can educate yourslef while having a good body. Half a hour of exercize a day does it □ Anonymous 04/01/17(Sat)08:28:29 No. 1128 File: pepe spectacles.ipg (25 KB, 641x530) 11279 >exercize

Google Maps Pac-Man

One of the most popular April Fools jokes released on March 31st was Google Maps' Pac-Man app. Google made it so it was possible to play Pac-Man on real-live streets via their maps app.[2] They released a similar app on April Fools Day in 2015.



Kars4Kids

Kars4Kids, a program with a notoriously awful jingle and confusing mission, released a video joking that cars donated to the service would be given to kids to drive.



Harambed

The company Lucid Mattress released a video advertising the "Harambed," a mattress made in honor of Harambe.



Fake "Smart" Products

A few non-tech companies advertised that they would be introducing "Smart" products to track personal habits. For example, Quilted Northern advertised "smart" toilet paper which would track users' bathroom usage and KFC introduced a "smart" bucket.[1]

Netflix Live

Netflix released "Netflix Live," a video that shows comedian and actor doing a stream-of-consciousness monologue Will Arnett narrating over mundane visuals.[3]

Reddit's /r/place

/r/place was an interactive forum hosted on the social networking site Reddit that allowed its users to draw on a blank white canvas by placing a square tile, available in 16 available colors and dispensed every 5 minutes, on its surface. Launched as an April Fools Day event in 2017, the novelty subreddit quickly grew into a social experiment involving tens of thousands of members on the site over the course of its 64-hour run.



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