April Fool’s Day has sparked another round of pranks, jokes, and general hijinks peppered throughout the Web. From OpenTable’s Lickable Photos to Funny or Die getting hacked, here are five notable goofs from the Internet’s craziest day.
1. Netflix Launches John Stamos Categories
— Wilson (@WilsonsWorld) April 1, 2016
Coinciding with Netflix’s reboot of the family sitcom, the streaming service has launched categories based on the tastes and traits of Uncle Jesse himself, John Stamos. The avuncular star of Full House and Fuller House steers viewers toward video collections like “Comedies John Stamos Thinks Are Funny” and “TV Dramas That Made Stamos Feel Things He Hasn’t Felt in a Long Time.” (Note: We’ve yet to confirm whether Stamos is legitimately more rich and famous than the stars of Good Will Hunting.)
2. Google Maps Whisks Users Away to Funkytown
YALL GOOGLE MAPS HAS A FUNKY TOWN OPTION AND IF YOU PICK IT PEGMAN DRESSES UP AND DANCES pic.twitter.com/3bSN9ZnCSB
— allie (@thereal_allie) March 31, 2016
Of all the hit singles about communities with an abundance of funk, “Funkytown” by Lipps Inc. is arguably one of the more recognizable. And because Google keeps itself groovin’ with some energy, the search giant programmed the phrase “Take me to Funkytown” in Google Maps to invoke its pegman in disco gear dancing to the song. Give it a test run and talk about it, talk about it, talk about it, talk about it.
3. OpenTable’s Lickable Photos
When reviews of local eateries are vulnerable to ballot stuffing by restauranteurs, going out to eat has, once again, become a gamble… until now. Thanks to a dollop of Silicon Valley wizardry and a dash of sensory deception, the new OpenTable app allows users to lick the screen and taste restaurant platters right from their phone or tablet. However, you might find that everything tastes like pocket lint and cheek grease.
4. Sony Announces Proton Pack
Sony made all of our ghost-busting dreams come true by announcing plans to release an actual working proton pack. And then we realized what day it is and got sad.
5. Funny or Die Hacked!
Funny or Die was taken over today by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, leading to everything from a very shameful leaked email exchange between Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to a video of our biggest Internet star Paul Reiser being held hostage. There’s even a Korean take on FOD’s famous “Landlord” video.
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