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Internet The Best Internet April Fools' Gags 2012  

Brian Gilmore
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Every year, the websites that have the most time to pull a huge prank (or even just a gag) on April Fools battle it out for who will be the funniest, most clever and overall best April Fools gag on the internet that year. In 2012, we had AdBlock changing ads to cats, YouTube selling DVDs, WestJet launching child-free cabins and more.

These are the best gags, tweets and Reddit posts from April Fools Day 2012. Jokes ran rampant that day to show you once again that on April 1st, you should never trust ANYTHING you hear on the internet.
1

Google Pulls a Whole Bunch of 'Em


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If you hate ads, and you hate having to deal with them, then you've got the popular anti-ad solution that masks on-page advertisements called AdBlock. But on April 1, 2012, instead of just blocking out all the ads, they replaced all the ads on pages you navigated to... to pictures of adorable, cuddly little kittens. Evil. And awesome.

They should seriously make this a normal feature.

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Ad Block Replaces Ads with Cats


If you hate ads, and you hate having to deal with them, then you've got the popular anti-ad solution that masks on-page advertisements called AdBlock. But on April 1, 2012, instead of just blocking out all the ads, they replaced all the ads on pages you navigated to... to pictures of adorable, cuddly little kittens. Evil. And awesome.

They should seriously make this a normal feature.

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3

YouTube Sells The YouTube Collection DVD Set


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How actually funny this was as a joke truly shows how much TV/Movies as mediums have moved forward. What a kick in the pants to DVDs. Awesome.
4

BBC Informs the World That the World Has Exploded