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Instead of the usual interesting facts, Wikipedia replaced many of its front-page elements to include some interesting facts under "Did you know..." and a slightly tweaked "Featured article". For April 1, Americans bombed the Mr. Men-icon "Mr. Grumpy", and one railway station could transport people from England to California in only 15 minutes. Check out yesterday's piece on "pigeon photography"; inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed, but barmy enough not to be taken too seriously.
Flickr brought out its "dither switch" allowing all pages and photos on the image-sharing site to become a melancholy monochrome of black and white. The results were impressive, and were noted on Flickr's blog. Just one button away, and your beautiful, colourful snaps become completely transformed, and can even be downloaded in the hazy, fuzzy black and white contrast Flickr offers.
The Register took to its usual tricks on April 1 by denouncing Apple's recent thought-to-be settling movement in its ongoing Android litigation suits, and instead actually "dropped a thermonuclear patent bombshell" on the mobile operating system. At first glances, it may not have taken many as a surprise, but looking through the story, there's no way they could have gotten a quote from Apple like that. I mean, nobody outside the "Mossberg collective" even gets close.
You can find the story at The Register.