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Pokemon Go was April Fool's joke before it became a huge hit

Chicago Tribune - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Pokemon Go, the location-based mobile game that has become a massive hit, began as an April Fool's joke. In 2014, Google unveiled "Pokemon Challenge" for Google Maps complete with a promotional video, inviting users to find and capture the cutesy ...

The week's top 10 (or so) Winona stories in review: Protecting area waterways; a family's response to mental illness

Winona Daily News - ‎14 hours ago‎
One year on April Fool's Day, while Mohamed was in the shower, his nice clean work outfit on the bed, Solomon rigged the fan above the bed to turn on when the light switch was flicked.
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Why Nintendo deserves credit for Pokemon GO

SlashGear - ‎13 hours ago‎
It should have been clear from the start that Nintendo did not create Pokemon GO. The Pokemon Company did that with Niantic, a company spun off from Google after creating the game Ingress, a game on whose engine Pokemon GO is built.

Video: Pokémon Go comenzó como una broma de April Fool's Day

La Opinión - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Todo empezó con una broma como las que, cada año, Google publica en April Fool's Day. Anunciaban un nuevo puesto en al compañía, el Pokémon Master, que sería seleccionado a través de una competencia para cazar Pokémones que súbitamente ...
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BMW M3 'ute is the ultimate performance pickup

Autoweek - ‎13 hours ago‎
A few years back, on April Fool's Day, BMW unveiled an M3 performance 'ute. While the modified M3 Coupe was nothing more than a fully-functional joke vehicle, it got people excited about the idea of using an M3 to haul sheets of plywood home from the ...
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I quit Rajya Sabha as was told to stay away from Punjab: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Times of India - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
"I think he (Sidhu) has very clearly suggested what he is going to do and in the coming days let him come out with this (his future plans).
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Brexit and the border – problems of the past haunt Ireland's uncertain future

OUPblog (blog) - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
By that time, the economic border had already taken shape, with the advent of a customs barrier on April Fool's day 1923.

Just when you think you've heard it all . . .

Chatham This Week - ‎10 hours ago‎
And your first thought is that this must be an April Fool's prank story. And then you remember that it's actually July.

If Only It Had Been an “April Fool's” Prank

ADVANCE (blog) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
As a college professor and registered nurse, I have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to walking into a patient's room (or a classroom).
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Trump supporters at a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., April 21, 2016. (Carlos Berria)

National Review Online - ‎21 hours ago‎
Because of this - and because of a general perception that the state is “fool's gold,” Republican strategists have been tempted to make foolish electoral choices.

Go coco for lamingtons - it's World Lamington Day

SBS - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Two years ago, claims that the lamington began life as the “wellington” over in New Zealand turned out to be nothing more than a clever April Fool's joke by The Guardian. The article went so far as to posit the cake in a painting from 1888, before the ...

Ballymun at 50: From high hopes to sink estate

Irish Times - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Neil Blaney, the minister for local government, in formally launching the scheme in 1965 (perhaps aptly on April Fool's day), declared it not only the greatest ever undertaken in Ireland but also “a model for ourselves and other countries”. This ...

Fantasy 30: Pollock, Pence, Kershaw injury updates

ESPN - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
It's a fool's errand that borders on the impossible. Fear not! We'll be here each and every week to give you a ... Arizona Diamondbacks: A.J. Pollock is ahead of schedule in his recovery from April surgery on his fractured elbow. And while there's no ...
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John Hanke, 'Pokemon Go' Creator: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The idea of Pokemon Go actually popped up a few years ago when Google, as an April Fool's Day joke, announced a fictional product that involved catching Pokemon using Google Maps.

Mid-Valley newspaper staffers earn ONPA awards

Corvallis Gazette Times - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
SILVERTON - Staff members from Mid-Valley Media Group - which includes the Corvallis Gazette-Times, the Philomath Express, the Albany Democrat-Herald and the Lebanon Express print and online divisions - won 22 awards at the annual Oregon ...

In parks and in homes, Pokémon are lurking

Napa Valley Register - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
VineTransit is offering a Pokémon-themed, free transit day on Saturday with a prize to “Pokémon trainers” or players of Pokémon GO.

No time for imagination

The Australian - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Arizona State University boss Michael Crow, an outspoken advocate of inclusion, last night related a story about a celebrated US April fool's prank in which Stanford University reportedly enhanced its reputation by rejecting every one of its applicants ...

Fambrough: Monday's special meeting puts Eddie Bonine, LHSAA under scrutiny again

The Advocate - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
I thought it was an April Fool's joke in June the first time I saw it. People in Louisiana were not amused, and they've told me.
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Pokémon GO fue una broma de April Fool's Day antes de convertirse en un gran éxito

Periódico La República (Costa Rica) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Pokémon GO, el juego basado en la geolocalización móvil que ya es un éxito masivo, empezó como una broma del día de los santos inocentes (April Fool's Day). En 2014, Google reveló “Pokémon Challenge” para Google Maps, completo con un video ...

Are Barratt Developments plc, Taylor Wimpey plc and Persimmon plc all heading for a slowdown?

Motley Fool UK - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Share price slump. A month on from the fateful day, the share price falls themselves don't make for happy reading, with Barrett shares falling 28% to 413p.