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Starbucks Announces 128 Ounce Plenta Size

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April 01, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: GOOGL , SBUX , QCOM

Today's a bit of a Foolish day across the Web. Now, at the Fool we'd never endorse a prank to lead our readers astray, especially into hair-brained financial schemes. However, other companies on the Internet seem intent on having some fun. With that said, here's a look at some of the best pranks from across the Web.

 

Translate for animals:

http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/landing/translateforanimals/

 

Google honors Topeka by changing its name:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/different-kind-of-company-name.html

 

Starbucks announces new 128 ounce Plenta size:

http://www.starbucks.com/blog/10113/starbucks-listens-to-customer-request-for-more-sizes.aspx

(Guess the Trenta tests went better than expected!)

 

Qualcomm’s Butterfly attacks:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1409490558844

 

iCade for the iPad:

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/04/icade-spoof-arcade-cabinet-for-ipad/

 

Google acquires IRS:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/193100/google_acquires_the_internal_revenue_service.html

 

Kodak’s new patented printing on cheese process:

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=2300572&pq-locale=en_US

 

Face gestures to increase browsing speeds:

http://labs.opera.com/news/2009/04/01/

 

Got anything else to share?

 

Best,

Eric Bleeker (TMFRhino)

 

3 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On April 01, 2010 at 12:36 PM, jdlech (< 20) wrote:

Thanks for the luls.  In the 80s pharmas kept looking for better names for their pain relievers.  First there was stronger medice.  Then came 'extra strength', then 'maximum strength', then 'ultra dose'.

 I kept waiting for someone to come out with 'overdose' but they never did.  Or maybe that was the sick joke behind the tylenol cyanide poisonings...

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#2) On April 01, 2010 at 12:37 PM, jdlech (< 20) wrote:

Thanks for the luls.  In the 80s pharmas kept looking for better names for their pain relievers.  First there was stronger medice.  Then came 'extra strength', then 'maximum strength', then 'ultra dose'.

 I kept waiting for someone to come out with 'overdose' but they never did.  Or maybe that was the sick joke behind the tylenol cyanide poisonings...

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#3) On April 01, 2010 at 5:05 PM, irvingfisher (37.28) wrote:

 

possibly the all-time best april fool's prank: the infamous spagetthi harvest.

 

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