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The Customer Service Department Will Avenge This Offense against Its Honor

A fool and his head are soon parted. And only a fool buys a bat’leth from the back of a Ferengi freighter with the impulse engine idling. This Klingon warrior should have known that today was not a good day to buy. Link -via reddit

April Fool’s Day on the Web

The site April Fool’s Day on the Web keeps track of pranks played by websites each year. The list for 2012 is growing by the minute! If you are directed to something that looks too good (or too odd) to be true, it may be listed there already! And if you need some more laughs, [...]

The History of April Fools Day

(YouTube link) The problem with someone telling you the history of April Fool’s Day is that …it might be an April Fool prank. Then again, how can you not believe a video illustrated with cute little rage faces? Link -Thanks, Jeremiah!

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Great Moments in April Fool’s Day Online

The internet makes April Fool’s Day shenanigans accessible to millions of people, many of them quite gullible, as any spammer can attest. Here are some of the biggest and best internet pranks from the past few years. 2004: the iShave A German website launched a new product called the iShave, It was supposedly a gadget you plugged [...]

How to Put Yourself Inside of a Coat

(YouTube link) Surprise! Allie Brosch of Hyperbole and a Half looks nothing like the cartoons she draws of herself. But she has some advice on how to put your coat on so you don’t look like a fool this winter. -via Metafilter

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

In the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back (often considered the best of the Star Wars films), Han Solo saves the life of an unconscious Luke Skywalker by slicing open a dead Tauntaun and spending the night on the deathly cold planet Hoth inside the smelly carcass. Every year, Think Geek comes up with some goof [...]