Monday, April 1

An April Fool's Roundup

Happy April Fools!

Did you know that Joe Konrath has pulled all his books from Amazon? That's right! And spaghetti grows on trees.

Here are links to some of my favorite April Fool's pranks.

Konrath Flip-Flops
I knew Joe Konrath's success over at Amazon was too good to be true!

The search is over: Fermilab chooses new director
Doctor Who.

Jim C. Hines April Fool's Day Roundup
Jim Hines provides links from an eclectic array of sources ranging from Google's Google Nose to Brent Weeks' NINJA KITTEN.

April Fools: Are folks getting more difficult to trick?
Article by Peter Funt, son of Allen Funt, creator of “Candid Camera.”

April Fools’ Day 2013: A round-up of the best jokes and hoaxes
My favorite: NASA's Curiosity rover quits Twitter after abuse from trolls. This list is from

I'll leave you all with an April Fool video featuring "spaghetti trees" from 1957. Thanks to Sarah A. Hoyt for embedding it in her blog post: April Fool's Day Post One.

What was your favorite April Fools' joke? What joke did you play?

Other articles you might like:

- Rewriting
- Are Libraries 'Sitting Close To Satan'?
- How To Write A Great Opening For Your Story

Photo credit: "*gasp*" by fPat under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0.


  1. Joe's post was so much fun. Mashable's list of the best site-based pranks is amazing. The lengths to which some of these companies (Bing, Google, Twitter w/ their $5/per month fee for using vowels, etc.) went is staggering. :-)

    1. I know! I love how folks really get into celebrating these special days.

      I loved Joe's post. He actually duped me for a couple of seconds! (In my defense it was before I had my morning coffee.) It reminded me a little of his March 26th post, Obsolete Anonymous ( I enjoyed that one as well. Entertaining yet true.


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