I have been enjoying posts on Twitter and Facebook directing others to view the gags put up on various websites as April Fool’s Jokes.

Locally in Baltimore, we had a very big April Fool’s gag played by the Johns Hopkins University, or should I say, “John Hopkins University”, as they claim they dropped the “s” in the first name. As I am certain that their website, www.jhu.edu will be corrected by tomorrow, I took a screen shot to share with those who may have missed it!

Screen shot 2010-04-01 at 12.08.37 PM They claimed the extra “s” was causing confusion and University President was quoted as saying, “We’ve had an entire team of psychiatrists doing nothing but treating our undergraduates for advanced identity crisis,” Daniel said. “It just had to stop.”

They also claimed that staff members swarmed their campuses today to remove the “s” using screwdrivers, paint, and any other methods imaginable from all buildings and signs.

And yes, the title page on the website was even changed to “John Hopkins University”.

Too funny, and very clever.

Screen shot 2010-04-01 at 1.56.21 PMOthers around the country include Starbucks “Plenta” and Micra” sizes coming out this fall — the Plenta size being 128 oz (like a popcorn bucket) and the Micra size 2 oz.

A cute/silly/fun one was the Ben & Jerry’s UK website which has the “First Virtual Ice Cream” where you lick your screen to taste test. HA!

Screen shot 2010-04-01 at 1.58.44 PMScreen shot 2010-04-01 at 2.04.31 PM Another big one seen by many was Google’s announcement that they had renamed themselves “Topeka”. For example, instead of “Googling” something, you would “Topeka” it.

These are all in good fun, and certainly gave me a chuckle.

Others included The University of Rochester’s claim that they are moving to Rochester, ENGLAND (and that the football team was concerned about playing a “feet only” game as soccer in England is called Football), plus ThinkGeek’s “Dharma Initiative Alarm Clock” and “Unicorn Meat”.

Did you see any other great ones that made you laugh today?