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2020 April Fools' Day

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On April 1st, 2020, various websites and online services released gag videos, products and features in honor of April Fools’ Day.



The SCP Foundation [1] changed the website’s theme to become a plant-based wiki, including their logo, color scheme and switching the acronym to “Super Cool Plants.” Some entries on the site also describe plants with photos of various flora.

SCP Foundation Search this site Search Super Cool Plants! SCP Series Tales Library Universe SCP Global Background Info Pages SCP-173 rating: +5882 A Main SCP by Series Item #: SCP-173 O I| II | III | IV | V| VI Object Class: Euclid SCP Tales by Series Special A I| II | III | IV | V Containment SCP Library Procedures: Item Tales SCP-173 is to be kept O Canons in a fenced-off garden at all times. When A International SCP Hub botanists must enter I GoI Formats SCP-173's container, no fewer than 3 may Explained SCPS Discover Content enter at any time and SCP-173 in containment the fence-door is to be relocked behind them. At all times, two persons must maintain direct eye contact with SCP-173 until all personnel have vacated and relocked the Top Rated New Pages Newly Created Pages • Random SCP | Tale • Recent Changes | Edits Lowest Rated Pages garden fence. Description: Moved to Conservatory-19 1993. Origin is as of yet unknown. It is constructed from woody stems and leaves with traces of pink and red roses. SCP-173 is animate and extremely hostile. The object cannot move while within a direct line of sight. Line of sight must not be broken at any time with SCP-173. Botanists assigned to enter garden are instructed to alert one another before blinking. Object is reported to attack by inflicting severe puncture wounds on the neck area via its thorns, or by strangulation. In the event of an attack, botanists are to observe Class 4 hazardous plant containment procedures. • Guides & Essays Contribute • Underread & Underrated • Seminars & Workshops SCP Community Site Rules Join the Site! Forum | New Posts Chat With Us! Botanists report sounds of rustling leaves originating from within the garden when no one is present inside. This is considered normal, and any change in this behaviour should be reported to the acting HMCL supervisor on duty. Authors' Pages • Site News Hub Policy Hub The reddish brown substance on the ground is a combination of feces, blood, and rose petals. Origin of these materials is unknown. The enclosure must be cleaned on a bi-weekly basis. User Resources • How to Write an SCP Creator Information Tag Search The image used in the SCP-173 article is the art piece "Untitled 2004" by Izumi Kato. The User Tools photograph was taken by Keisuke Yamamoto. All rights are reserved by the artists.


4chan’s[2] prank features certain IPs becoming infected with coronavirus, which changes their posts to green and the typeface/font looks like a biohazard. Anyone who replies to these also gets infected with the virus and it spreads.

: Anonymous 04/01/20(Wed)22:36:42 No.824186910 YOU MAY POST HERE ONLY IF YOU ARE CLEAN 9 KB JPG : Anònymous 04/01/20(Wed)22:37:15 No.824186946 coof coof


Imgur[3] released a banana for scale button called Potassium Evaluation and Examination Logic (P.E.E.L.) that helps users identify how many bananas could fit into a post, displaying an average from other users alongside yours.

Banana for Scale Introducing P.E.E.L Potassium Evaluation and Examination Logic


After careful consideration, MyAnimeList[4] updated their 1-10 scoring system with a new emoji-based rating system.

MyAnimelist NEW SCORING SYSTEM jo 100 Masterpiece Great Very Good Out with0-1 scores in with emo ji! Fine Average Bad Very Bad Horrible O, Appalling Attribution: Twemoji v2 project


For 2020’s prank, Reddit’s[5] r/Imposter sub features a minigame where users answer a question, the “Imposter” (a bot) sees everyone’s answers and then comes up with its own. Users are then shown a list of answers (four from Redditors, one from the Imposter) and are tasked with identifying which one is the Imposter’s. Users can also change their answer at any time.

IMP OSTER O Imposter JOIN r/Imposter "beep boop feelings beep. You identify the Imposter. 50% You deceive Imposter deceives humans: 74% humans: 0% IDENTIFIED A HUMAN Best Streak: 1 Total Imposters: 1 - Total Humans: 1 Keep Going! Set your user flair

Several subreddits also participated in the holiday, a few include r/anime[6] having a “worst” girl tournament, r/Animemes[7] has become a cartoon subreddit, r/dogelore[8] has become an Animal Crossing subreddit, r/funny and r/gifs[9] are warning of an alien invasion, r/HistoryMemes and r/PrequelMemes[10] switched for the day.


On March 31st, Deviantart[11] banned the character "Hoofs" from the site and released an announcement about the site update.

- SITE UPDATE Hoofs Banned Hoofs is officially banned from DeviantArt. For more information, read below. Due to the sudden increase in submissions of the character "Hoofs," our policies have been updated to prohibit the submission of any Hoofs art, fan art, or derivative works. We sometimes have to make difficult decisions for the benefit of the community as a whole, and the extreme nature of this character necessitated us making a change.

For Honor Gets Tiny Warriors

Last year’s prank in For Honor replaced all the minions with Rabbids. In 2020, all warriors controlled by players are now shrunken with NPCs remaining normal sizes.

Overwatch Googly Eyes

Blizzard’s Overwatch added googly eyes, complete with rolling physics, to each hero in the game. The eyes are visible in-game and during the cinematic intros. Several abilities in the game also include their use.

GTA and Red Dead Redemption Snow

Both GTA Online and Red Dead Online now have snow falling across their virtual worlds. The strange weather is available for the remainder of April 1st.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Shipment Map Playlist

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has added a chaotic 10 vs. 10 team deathmatch playlist of it’s smallest map “Shipment.”

Minecraft’s Ultimate Content Update

Minecraft[12] announced on April 1st that they would be releasing “every update imaginable” by creating a “Snapshot in which every imaginable reality has become actual reality” where players can enter an unlimited number of dimensions from the launcher.

Old School Runescape Introduces Pet Ranching

In a dev blog published on April 1st, Runescape [13] announced that they’d be introducing a new skill called pet ranching, which lets players collect, train and battle their own pets.

Dev Blog: Pet Ranching 01 April 2020 Introduction In Old School RuneScape's history, there's one major type of content that has never been added to the game. A new skill. We've offered a few throughout the years, namely Artisan, Sailing, and Warding, but none made it past the polls. We said we'd learn from our mistakes, and that we'd work with the community from the very beginning of the process to ensure that any proposed skill is a skill that is truly wanted. We spent time understanding the players' biggest wishes from the game, considering the most popular features throughout Old School, and what could feasibly be made into a skill - hence we landed upon Pet Ranching!

PUBG Reveals Fantasy Battle Royale

PUBG released an announcement that they’re adding a Fantasy Battle Royale gamemode, featuring a third-person, squad-based mode that lets players select classes from fantasy-esque games.

Warframe: MoreFrame "Tenno Lifestyle Channel"

On April 1st, Warframe released a trailer for their new "totally (not) real lifestyle channel," called MoreFrame, which features Konzu, Nora Night and more.

Amazon Prime’s “The Good Boys” Spinoff Show

Amazon teased a new spinoff show of The Boys called The Good Boys, featuring an all-dog cast while fans wait for the next season to release.

Public Enemy Admits Firing Flavor Flav Was Hoax

Public Enemy[13] admitted that firing Flavor Flav was a hoax to promote their new album after publicly feuding last month over his refusal to perform for Bernie Sanders’ campaign rally. Originally they planned to announce this at Coachella.

K-Pop Star Kim Jaejoong Admits Testing Positive For Coronavirus Was Prank

Kim Jaejoong claimed in a now-deleted post that he was hospitalized with COVID-19, but admitted it was a on April 1st, claiming it was to raise awareness for people who are getting sick and dying.

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[1] SCP – SCP

[2] 4chan – 4chan

[3] Imgur – PEEL

[4] MyAnimeList- Emoji

[5] Reddit – r/Imposter

[6] Reddit – r/anime

[7] Reddit – r/Animemes

[8] Reddit – r/dogelore

[9] Reddit – r/PrequelMemes

[10] Reddit – r/gifs

[11] DeviantArt – Hoofs

[12] Minecraft – Update

[13] Enemy Radio – Hoax

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Just adding the few I've seen:

- r/HITMAN is now a balding awareness subreddit, with an ongoing theme of bald is beautiful
- r/animemes is now r/westerncartoomemes, which has everyone panicking and admitting that, while they wanted Clover at the start…they were Sam pickers in their heart
- r/Warframe is sponsored by Raid: Shadow Legends
- r/ffxiv is just Comic SCREEEEns
- War Thunder has a space battles mode, which is a legit space battles mode complete with 4d movement and unlocks
- You just lost the game
- Dying Light has teamed up with Unturned to make a crossover event
- Girls Frontline (DON'T GATCHASHAME ME) has announced a new anime where the G&K commander (you) are Isekai'd into a highschool setting with S.F. troops as the students. Set to start in 206X.

Honestly, it was a muted affair (for obvious reasons), but stuff like this is needed so we don't give in to despair. Life without pain may have no meaning, but a life that is just pain is not one worth living.


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