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Google Maps Gets a Jump on April Fools’

April Fools’ Day on the Internet is redundant. Right?

That said, Google’s early head start over at Google Maps is pretty good. Click on “Quest” to get going. Or you can watch this video, which spells out the joke:

If you’ve got time, poke around particular landmarks, like Google HQ, and you’ll find some Easter eggs. Some of you should be able to figure out where I found this one pretty quickly:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus