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Free $4,120.08 website design giveaway

Hooray for April! Especially the first of April. This is a time when people on the web think up "funny" things to try and trick people. I'll admit that I have been fooled once or twice, but I attribute the gullibility to my belief that everything on the internet is 100% true. You probably guessed it by now that my "free" website giveaway in the headline was just a silly ploy, and quite a clever and funny one at that, if I do say so myself.  Have fun today and don't believe much of what you read.

Here is a look at some of the April Fool's Day internet fun. A few of these even tricked some people up here (but I won't name names):


  • Gmail Custom Time - Just click "Set custom time" from the compose view. Any email you send to the past appears in the proper chronological order in your recipient's inbox. You can opt for it to show up read or unread by selecting the appropriate option.
  • Betamax to HD-DVD Converter - For only $29.99, you can now archive all those old Betamax tapes in that box from your parent's basement directly to HD-DVD media.  Everything on the ThinkGeek page is funny today.
  • Google Calendar "I'm Feeling Lucky" button - name an event on Google Calendar and click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button.
  • Youtube- Go ahead and click on one of the Featured Videos.

Here is a very complete list of April Fool's Day pranks for 2008.

6 comments (Add your own)

1. Andrea Decker wrote:
I just got a date with Tom Cruise because I clicked "I'm feeling lucky" when adding an event to my calendar. Thank you Google. (Now I have to retract the permission I gave my husband to view my calendar.)

Tue, April 1, 2008 @ 1:02 PM

2. Billy Johnson wrote:
What do we have to do to get the free $4,120.08 website design giveaway? Do you have an application I can fill out?

Tue, April 1, 2008 @ 1:07 PM

3. Chad Jaggers wrote:
Congratulations Andrea! The weird thing is that when I did it twice today, it gave me a date with Matt Damon at 5pm, and then a date with Anna Kournikova at 8pm. I'll have to cancel one of them. Sorry, I ran out of time for you Matt Damon. Billy- The "Free $4,120.08 website design giveaway" title was merely an April Fool's Day ploy to get you to read my post. In fact the amount $4,120.08 is actually the numbers 4-1-2008. I apologize for any inconvenience. :)

Tue, April 1, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

4. Andrea Decker wrote:
I've upgraded to a date with Johnny Depp. I'm cutting Tom Cruise loose in case anyone else wants to take that date. (Apparently Google didn't bother to check my calendar to see that booking me with Johnny would cause me to have to stand up Tom.)

Tue, April 1, 2008 @ 2:49 PM

5. Tom Cruise wrote:
Looking forward to our date Andrea. When is a good time to pick you up?

Wed, April 2, 2008 @ 9:48 AM

6. Johnny Depp wrote:
*Sorry Tommy ole boy, Luvs with me now.* Andrea, darlin, I'll have the limo ready at your becon call. As am I. -Johnny

Wed, April 2, 2008 @ 9:50 AM

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