April Fool’s Day Jokes by Google


Today on the 31st of March 2012 we are reflecting on some of the best previous years “April Fools” jokes by Google. At the same time we are also wondering what kind of April fool’s joke Google has planned for 2012.

April Fools

We suspect that Google will use some sort of Google Doodle on April, 1st 2012 that would have the whole Google+ and Google user base talking about the April fool’s joke. Many of our readers may not know this but Google have a long history of April fool jokes. In this article we will discuss some of the Google April Fool Jokes.

The first Google April fool’s Joke in 2000

Google April Fool Joke 2000

On the 1st of April 2000 Google invited it’s users to think of an image. You can view the original Google April Fool’s day joke on their

April fool’s Day 2000

 page. They have announced the “New Smarter and Faster with Google MentalPlex joke on their FrontPage with instructions on how to use the MentalPlex Search System.

Google April Fools Joke 2000 Instructions

“On the Google Search Engines there were also a link to a detailed section explaining exactly how to use the

Google MentalPlex

 Search” – Image of the Google April Fool’s Joke 2012. Millions of people world wide tried out the MentalPlex Search only to realize later that Google played an April Fools Joke on them.

The Second April Fool’s Day Joke by Google in 2002

In 2002 Google created the Pigeon Rank April Fool’s day joke. As a Google user, you’re familiar with the speed and accuracy of a Google search. How exactly does Google manage to find the right results for every query as quickly as it does? The heart of Google’s search technology is PigeonRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University.

Google April Fools Joke 2002

The Third April Fool’s Joke 2004: Google Copernicus Center

Google is interviewing candidates for engineering positions at our lunar hosting and research center, opening late in the spring of 2007. This unique opportunity is available only to highly-qualified individuals who are willing to relocate for an extended period of time, are in top physical condition and are capable of surviving with limited access to such modern conveniences as soy low-fat lattes, The Sopranos and a steady supply of oxygen.

Google April Fool's 2004

“Google Copernicus Center is hiring”

The Fourth April Fool’s Joke 2005: Quench your thirst for knowledge.

At Google our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it useful and accessible to our users. But any piece of information’s usefulness derives, to a depressing degree, from the cognitive ability of the user who’s using it. That’s why we’re pleased to announce

Google Gulp

(BETA)™ with Auto-Drink™ (LIMITED RELEASE), a line of “smart drinks” designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty.

Google April Fool 2005

The Fith April Fool’s Joke 2006:  Pin All Your Romantic Hopes on Google

When you think about it, love is just another search problem. And we’ve thought about it. A lot. Google Romance™ is our solution.

Google April Fool 2006

Google Romance

 is a place where you can post all types of romantic information and, using our Soulmate Search™, get back search results that could, in theory, include the love of your life. Then we’ll send you both on a Contextual DateTM, which we’ll pay for while delivering to you relevant ads that we and our advertising partners think will help produce the dating results you’re looking for.

Google Sixth April Fool’s Joke 2007: New! Introducing Gmail Paper

Everyone loves Gmail. But not everyone loves email, or the digital era. What ever happened to stamps, filing cabinets, and the mailman? Well, you asked for it, and it’s here. We’re bringing it back.

Google April Fool's 2007 Joke

“Millions of people around the world fell for the 2007 April Fool’s Day joke

Gmail Paper

– We here at 3D Car Shows thinks that this were one of the most successful April Fool’s Jokes by Google.”

Google Seventh April Fool’s Joke 2008:  Blogger “Google Weblogs (beta)”

Today we’d like to offer you a sneak peek at an exciting new product we’ve been working on: Google Weblogs.

Google April Fool 2008

“Google April Fool’s Day Joke 2008” 

Announcing Google Weblogs (beta)

Since Google bought Pyra Labs in 2002, we’ve been dreaming, planning, and implementing the next revolution in personal publishing: Google Weblogs.

Google Weblogs, or “GWeblogs,” or “Gblogs,” which will launch later this year in a public beta, is the next revolution in personal publishing. Here’s what you can expect

In 2008 Google actually ran several April Fool’s Day Jokes similtaniously on the internet.

April Fool’s Jokes 2009: Google runs on Microsoft Windows IIS/3.0

Introducing CADIE

Research group switches on world’s first “artificial intelligence” tasked-array system.

Google April Fool's Day Joke 2009

For several years now a small research group has been working on some challenging problems in the areas of neural networking, natural language and autonomous problem-solving. Last fall this group achieved a significant breakthrough: a powerful new technique for solving reinforcement learning problems, resulting in the first functional global-scale neuro-evolutionary learning cluster.

You can visit the original page of the

April Fool’s Joke by Google in 2009

Google April Fool’s Day Joke in 2010: Store Anything in Google Docs

Google April Fool's 2010

In January, we added the ability to upload and store any file in Google Docs, and in response to your feedback, we increased the maximum file size to 1 GB a couple weeks later. Based on the overwhelming response to this feature, we’re happy to announce a big update.

Starting today, you can upload and store anything in Google Docs. With this change, you’ll be able to store items in the cloud and access them from any computer – all you need is an Internet connection and a Google Account.

You can read more about the

Google April Fool’s Day 2010

Joke on the Google Docs “Sign up to test store anything”

April Fool’s Day Joke 2011: Gmail Motion

Google April Fool's Day 2011

A new way to communicate: The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion — now you can control Gmail with your body.

These are some of the Google April Fool’s Day Jokes by Google.

Google April Fool’s Day Joke 2012

With only hours away to this year’s April Fool’ Day Jokes we here at 3D Car Shows cannot help to think of what Google will come up this year. We are not sure if the Google April Fool’s Day Joke will be announced this year with a special Google Doodle or if it will be done by something discreed. Each year it is becomming more difficult to get a good april fool’s day joke, since many people that have been caught previous years do not want to be the fool again.

We will keep an eye out for the best April Fool’s Day Jokes this year and will keep you up to date with any jokes we find! Happy April Fool’s Day!

April Fool’s Day 2012 Google Prank – The 8-bit Nintendo Google Maps

It seems like the first April Fool’s Day joke this year by Google. The Google 8-bit Nintendo Google Maps System. For more information on the latest Google April Fool’s day joke you can visit the

Google Maps Blog


April Fool’s Prank Video 2012 by Google

The Google Nascar April Fool’s Joke 2012

On the April 1, 2012 Google introduced people to their partnership with Nascar. Google have been working on Car Software and Technologies that drive cars by themselves without human input for a while. They have even announced the technology in October 2012 and this makes it really difficult to determine if the Google Nascar Partnership April Fool’s day announcement is real or fake!


It may sounds far-fetched but the joke may actually be on the media reporting the joke as a hoax when it might be real. We have included a video from the Google Nascar Partnership, watch it and decide for yourself if it is a joke or not!

The Google Youtube April Fool’s 2012 Joke

Google entertained the world today with all it’s different April Fool’s day jokes. In this prank YouTube announce that you can now download their complete database of videos on a dvd. All you need to do is order the DVD and your YouTube videos will be delivered to your door. For me this is more an educational video telling people how big and resourcefull youtube really is and that it would be totally impractical and impossible for any one human beeing to own their own collection of YouTube videos!

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