Everyone loves April Fools Day and so it is no surprise that some of our favorite website joined in on the fun and pulled some pranks of their own. As reported in the article "Shock! Media Actually Comes Up With Decent April Fool’s Jokes" by Adweek some of the websites that jumped in on the fun included Google, Linkedin, Hulu, and Groupon. There are many more websites that attempted to prank visitors that didn't make Adweek's list, including my favorite ThinkGeek.
Since 2001, every April 1st ThinkGeek's front page promotes gag products. This year's round of joke products included a Playmobil Apple Store Playset, Angry Bird pork rinds, am edible Gummy iPhone cover, Minecraft USB Nether Portal, and my personal favorite Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicle. Some of these products are more obviously unreal such as the Minecraft Nether Portal while others such as the Star Wars Lightsaber Popsicles seem completely plausible. The best part about ThinkGeek's April Fools prank is if you really like the product, you can let them know.
Past year's joke products have made it into real production because they were so popular. An example is the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag which is yet another Star Wars product that recreates the scene from The Empire Strikes Back where Luke has to sleep in the belly of a Tauntaun to prevent freezing to death.