April Fools! The Crazy History Of YouTube & Google Pranks

Google and YouTube have a long history of April Fools hoaxes and we’re here to take you back through the years to explore some of the best pranks, starting with this year—April Fools 2011!

It’s April 1—That magical day that pranksters love and prankees hate.  A day when web surfers the world over have learned to expect the bizarre on all of their favorite websites, especially Google and YouTube.  That’s right, Google and YouTube have a long history of April Fools hoaxes and we’re here to take you back through the years to explore some of the best pranks, starting with this year—April Fools 2011!

Before getting to the pranks, we should note that going back through the years Google has run a huge number of April Fools campaigns in all different parts of the world and across all of its products (from Gmail to Wave to Translate and everything in between).  Here we are focusing on the best of the best when it comes to Google and YouTube hoaxes.  If we’ve missed your favorite Google hoax, feel free to share it with us in the comments.