List of Google April fool hoaxes

Each April first, Google comes with some interesting idea to fool internet users using their finest technology. Google has created some of the interesting stuffs using technology that makes people believe Google every year and follow the hoax.

April Fool hoaxes all started from year 2000 and has been the part since the day.

Listed are the list of Google April fool hoaxes ;

Year 2000

Google’s first hoax, “The MentalPlex Hoax” . The user would see the screen with Google search and a circular moving ring on the bottom with description to use. After the person uses as suggested there would be some errors that would occur, error that would occur are listed below ;

Error 001 Weak or no signal detected. Upgrade transmitter and retry.
Error 666 Multiple transmitters detected. Silence voices in your head and try again
Error 01 Brainwaves received in analog. Please re-think in digital.
Error 8P Unclear on whether your search is about money or monkeys. Please try again.
Error 005 Searching on this topic is prohibited under international law
Error CKR8 That information is protected under the National Security Act
Error 144 That information was lost with the Martian Lander. Please try again
Error 006 Query is unclear. Try again after removing hat, glasses and shoes
Error 008 Interference detected. Remove aluminum foil and remote control devices
Error Insufficient conviction. Please clap hands 3 times, while chanting “I believe” and try again
Error MentalPlex(tm) has determined that this is not your final answer. Please try again.

Year 2002

Google describes Pigeon Rank”  technology used to rank the web page, Information on the page  describes about how Pigeon Clusters (PC) could be used to compute the relative value of web pages faster than human editors or machine based algorithms

Year 2004

Google job opportunities Google Copernicus Center is Hiring  was the hoax for 2004. Google advertise with the job opportunity for the research engineer in the Moon as the job to be started from 2007 .

Year 2005

Google Gulp 2005 April fool hoax by Google

Google Gulp 2005 April fool hoax by Google

 Google Gulp , the beverage that would optimize the users Google search engine by  increasing users intelligence.  As claimed by Google, the four flavored drink would help    drinkers intelligence through real time analysis of the users DNA and carefully tailored  adjustments to neurotransmitters in the brain .

 Year 2006

Google Romance

Google Romance

 Google Romance,   was on the main page with the description ” Dating is a search problem. Solve it    with Google Romance.” It claimed to search the soulmate. and for that you needed to take some steps and  steps where stated in the tour to be taken. This might have wasted the time of many of the users.

Year 2007

This year was two hoaxes that Google made.

Gmail Paper  , Gmail would print the mail of the customer and send it on the doorway for the ease of using mails , the service would be free of cost. For that one should just put the mail in the paper archive button that was introduce that year.

Google TiSP , TiSP short form for Toilet Internet Service provider , was the second hoax that Google played on the year 2007.  Google would use Toilet and Sewage line to provide the free internet of 8 Mbps and 32 Mbps for paid plans.


Year 2008

Google offered more than a Dozen hoax this year, Some of interesting are listed below ;

Virgle :

Project Virgile logo

  With in cooperation with Virgin group, Google hoaxed about the settlement of the people permanently on the   Mars. With the YouTube video of Richard Branson (founder Virgin Group ) and Larry Page and Sergey Brin  (Founders of Google), an application form was asked to fill, as the application form was filled the user was said    they are not suitable canditadte or they are not fit for space, if users are said to be fine they need to post the  video on YouTube.

  • Project Virgile official Youtube Channel [ Link ]
  • Richard Branson Video [ Link ]
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin Video [ Link ]
  • Official Website For Project virgile [ Link ]
  • Project Virgile official Blog[ Link ]
  • Form For Project virgile [ Link ]

Google Wake up Kit : Google launched Google Wake Up kit with the Description;

The “wake up” notification will send an SMS message to your phone. If that fails, more coercive means will be used. The kit includes a bucket and is designed to be connected to your water main for automatic filling. In addition, a bed-flipping device is included for your forceful removal from your sleeping quarters.

Google Book Search,  Scratch and Sniff  : With the new section Scratch and Sniff , users are asked to keep their nose near to monitor and click GO , which results with different orders. 

  • Google Book Search Scratch and Sniff [ Link ]

Blogger ” Google Weblogs (BETA) ”  : Blogger announced the dashboard ” Google WeBlogs ” , with the feature to put the best blog at the top, automatic content generation just need to do is press ” I am Feeling Lucky ”  and rest will be done.

  • Google Weblogs [ Link ]

Dajare :  Google introduces Dajare in Japan , Similar to English pun, the Google missions to organize the information by organizing the laughter .

gDay : Google introduces gDay in Australia, that will search websites 24 hours they are even being created.

Gmail Custom Time : Gmail kept a banner of custom time, that would allow you to pre date the mail.

  • Gmail Custom Time [ Link ]

Google Calender Feeling Lucky With ” I am Feeling Lucky ” button on the calender user could create an event and could date some of the celebrities like Matt Damon, Tom Cruise , Paris Hilton , Britney Spears and many others.


More coming.. …… 🙂


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