By Walk / / Featured Others

1st April or April Fool’s Day is one of the most eagerly awaited moment by most people, especially for the prankster! Not all people can fool a lot of people, and by a lot, I mean the whole world. Except for Google of course. It is already a known tradition by most people that Google will always fool their user.

If you are curious as to what kind of prank Google made, then check out this article because today we will give you some of the most famous April fools prank by Google!

1. Google MentalPlex – 2000

April Fools Prank by Google

One of the best prank by Google starts from the year of 2000. Where they suddenly released a new technology called MetalPlex. Unlike most search engines, MentalPlex claims that it can read their user minds.

So you won’t need to type anymore. However, there are requirements for it, where you will need to watch the pinwheel, put on glasses or a hat. In the end, the page will take you to the April fools day search on google after you make yourself a fool.

2. Gmail Motion – 2011

Gmail is one of the most successful products by Google, and one way or another Google decided to use it as an object to prank a lot of people. It is called Gmail Motion, and it is said to be able to use your camera, and Google’s patented spatial tracking technology to detect your movement and translate them into character and commands.

Google even makes the site regarding the tech to make it seems believable. However when the user clicks “Try Gmail Motion” you will be getting the news of Gmail explaining that this is just a prank.

3. Google Nose – 2013

 

It is said that we can’t smell anything on your screen, but well google prove it wrong! Anyway, in 2013 Google decided to prank us further by making a video called Google Nose, where users can smell anything that they search. The technology is of course patented, and little did we know it was just a prank.

4. Google Gulp – 2005

April Fools Prank by Google

Google suddenly decided to release a new product besides software nor hardware in 2005 called Google Gulp. Which is basically a drink except it is now a smart drink. A “smart drinks” designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty.

It has a DNA scanner embedded in the lips of your bottle to read the genetics of the drinker. Afterward, slamming a truckload of electrolytic neurotransmitter smart-drug stimulants past the blood-brain barrier to achieve maximum optimization of your soon-to-be-grateful cerebral cortex. Oh, and it is of course “Patented”.

5. Google Teleport – 2011

The most absurd and the most popular out of all, Google Teleport. Out of nowhere, Google decided to announce this feature called Google Teleport, which can teleport you to anywhere you wanted to. Through your search, Google will take you through a time and space travel.

Sounds suspicious right? Well of course, since it is an April Fool’s Prank.

Although most of it sounds stupid, it makes for a good laugh. In 2020, because of the outbreaks (Coronavirus), there isn’t a prank by Google. Business Insider reports Google informed their staff, it will not be doing any gags this year. “Under normal circumstances, April Fool’s is a Google tradition and a time to celebrate what makes us an unconventional company,”.

So what do you guys think of the prank by Google? Which is your favorite?

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