questionswhat are your favorite companies and/or websites…


Thinkgeek, since not only are the products often very funny, the very best, such as Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, Canned Unicorn Meat, and 2001 Inaction Figure, are often made into real products.


@chronosquall14: seconded. I consider them the gold standard for April fool's.


Google, and yes I think the Tisp was amazing.


My favorite - Google TiSP

"Want WiFi around? Flush it down."


I don't know how many other biologists read woot, but my favorite was several years ago (circa 2003 or so) from The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR, now under a different name). They were at the time doing draft assemblies of as many genomes as they could; and one April 1st they claimed to have found T-Rex big toe tissue on their campus that they extracted DNA from. They went on to, amongst other things, credit Ross Geller (David Schwimmer from Friends) for discovery and call the project T Rex International Paleontonomics Experiment - TRIPE for short.


My favorite Google example was the time-traveling emails, using the "e-flux capacitor."