Google and April Fools Day


For a moment they had me! Till I reached this bit:

Gmail Paper is made out of 96% post-consumer organic soybean sputum

What also worked here is that I saw this only towards the end of the day, when you have already let your defenses down.

Ladies and gentlemen! Presenting the Google April Fools Day prank for this year 2007…

Gmail Paper!

gmail_apr1.jpg  gmail_apr11.jpg

This reminds me of a prank carried on his previous blog last year, by my friend Jammy (

Also just happened to see MTV Bakra purely by chance and they had these high-quality pranks as always.

One featured the Mumbai Red FM RJ Malishka, who had to contend with Vinod Kambli ostensibly getting upset with her questions about Sachin Tendulkar, the name of their school, and the no. of runs in their erstwhile world-record partnership.

The second one had a Virendra Sehwag lookalike fielding questions from passersby on a screen in an outdoor van. By the time it occurred to me that I should be clicking this, that particular gag was already over :(

However you can catch a glimpse of the duplicates for Sachin Tendulkar and Virendra Sehwag sitting with Cyrus Broacha (centre).


3 thoughts on “Google and April Fools Day

  1. Hey Arvind:
    The Sehwag lookalike was hilarious.
    Passerby: “Best of luck for your next match.”
    Sehwag L/A: “Tum toh best of luck kehke nikal jaate ho, wahaan pitch pe khelna toh mujhe padta hai!”


  2. Dear Friends, Happy Fool’s Day!!

    Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, “Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?”
    “Outstanding,” Fred replied. “They taught us all the latest psychological techniques – visulization, association – it made a huge difference for me.”
    “That’s great! What was the name of the clinic?”
    Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn’t remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, “What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?”
    “You mean a rose?”
    “Yes, that’s it!”
    He turned to his wife “Rose, what was the name of that clinic?”

    Happy April Fool’s Day!


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