A Helpful Guide to This Year’s April Fools’ Day Pranks


It’s April Fools’ Day, and so you might want to double-check everything you read on the Internet (including… this very article?!?!) or watch on TV.

We’ll try to help you navigate those cold, scary open waters of April 1, 2014, below:

Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge

No, you can’t actually throw down some Pokémon in a real-life battle, but you can navigate Google Maps on your smart phone and search for characters hidden all over the world by Google staff. Just open your iOS or Android app and search. Then follow instructions.

Nancy Grace Takes Over HLN’s Morning Show

As we documented here, this wasn’t some terrible fever dream. It was a very real prank by HLN. Luckily, it was all just a prank.

Scotland Switches Driving Side

No, Scottish nationalists are not prepping to develop enormous “spiral interchanges” in the middle of roadways should the country vote for independence from Britain this year.

Domino’s Edible Pizza Box

No, British Domino’s customers will not be able to enjoy an edible pizza box with each of their pizzas. But one can dream.

Hotel Scan’s Geopersonality Scanner

Press your right thumb against your computer screen here for six seconds and look like a dope.

ThinkGeek’s Flux Capacitor

ThinkGeek’s latest April Fools’ product is something that will likely become a reality soon anyway. Hopefully.

Google Chrome’s Emoji Interpreter

A fake app that would be real helpful in translating your girlfriend’s crying cat face emojis.

Cats by Opera

A tablet browser for your cat. Seems silly now, but someone’s bound to make it a reality.

Corona’s Lime-Ready Bottle

You’ll just have to continue cutting your limes like a normal person.

Virgin Air’s Climate Control Seating

Sir Richard Branson partnering with Nest to create climate-controlled airplane seating areas doesn’t seem all that unrealistic. Maybe the technology will come when Virgin launches its glass-bottom planes.

Sam Adams HeliYUM Beer

Spot any other April Fools’ Day pranks? Submit them in the comments below.

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