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Old 03 April 2018, 06:38 AM
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War Thunder announced their new game: Silent Thunder!

(It also made the PCGamesn 2018 list of 'BestGaming Gags.)


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Old 03 April 2018, 12:30 PM
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I just found this top-10 compilation of April FOol's Day commercials.

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Old 03 April 2018, 01:42 PM
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I'm rather fond of Pokémon Go's prank!

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2018/03/3...pril-fools-day
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Old 04 April 2018, 02:54 PM
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French Mayor Announces a New Ikea and 4,000 New Jobs as an April Fools Prank

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April Fools Day may be an international celebration of tricks and general tomfoolery, but a good prank takes a certain amount of finesse. Spraying shaving cream on the hand of a sleeping person and tickling their face? Classic! Putting clear plastic wrap over a toilet bowl? Very disgusting, but also, what a hoot! Telling the residents of a small northern French town that an Ikea is being built there and will bring 4,000 new jobs? Maybe not such a good idea!
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I agree that the mayor in the story got it wrong -- a good April Fools' shouldn't be something that seriously upsets the fooled person when they find out that it wasn't true. But I think the author of that story also has it wrong. I don't think of either of those supposed good examples as an April Fool's prank. I think of a good April Fool's as getting someone to briefly believe something that isn't so; not as a physical prank that only gets them to accidentally get themselves dirty.
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I agree that the mayor in the story got it wrong -- a good April Fools' shouldn't be something that seriously upsets the fooled person when they find out that it wasn't true. But I think the author of that story also has it wrong. I don't think of either of those supposed good examples as an April Fool's prank. I think of a good April Fool's as getting someone to briefly believe something that isn't so; not as a physical prank that only gets them to accidentally get themselves dirty.
My favourite prank is putting a post it on the optical viewers of my co-worker's 'mouses'...
draw a little fish on it, and the joke is complete
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Old 05 April 2018, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the link, Alarm -- I hadn't run into the April fish around here.
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Thanks for the link, Alarm -- I hadn't run into the April fish around here.
As it says, it's mostly a French/Italian thing.

My thought is that it has to do with the fact that you have to "hook" the fish and "reel" it in...
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