This has to be the coolest April Fools joke yet:
Grow Your Own 1up Mushroom Kit (from /.) – Deep in the basement of an ancient house in Sonobe (tucked in the fields of Kyoto, Japan), an amazing discovery has been made: real 1up Mushrooms. We know this sounds unbelievable, and we laughed when we were contacted by an exporter about them two months ago. But then we were sent a sample, and that’s when our lives changed forever. At first I was skeptical, especially with the eyes. Then the description made it believable. I actually clicked on Add to Cart and BAM, it hit me, today (or tomorrow when I read it) was April Fools. But being able to grow 1up mushrooms from Super Mario Bros. would be so damn neat! The eyes should’ve really given it away. ThinkGeek has some more April Fools joke on their homepage.
Another good April Fools joke was posted on Ars Technica: Duke Nukem Forever. It claims the game has finally been released and everything was going fine, until it stated it was supported on every system using Ajax and you had to play the game through a browser.
If you think you’ve seen a cool April Fool’s joke/prank, please share it!