DYK Thursday: Some Amazing Hoax Pages That Google Has Created
By on February 25th, 2010

Google has a habit of fooling its users on April fool’s day every year. It has created lots of hoax pages. Every page that Google has created so far has been excellent and mind blowing. I couldn’t just stop laughing after looking at these hoax pages. I hope you enjoy reading through these pages.

Did you miss our previous DYK? Go and check out what the “Book of Mozilla” is!

PageRank is fake…PigeonRank is real!

Nopes, I am not going to write here whether Google PR is fake or real! Leave the PR aside. Here is a new concept that SEO experts have to learn. The PigeonRank!

Some interesting facts about Google PR (Not PageRank, it’s PigeonRank!)

  • PigeonRank’s success relies primarily on the superior trainability of the domestic pigeon (Columba livia) and its unique capacity to recognize objects regardless of  spatial orientation.
  • By collecting flocks of pigeons in dense clusters, Google is able to process search queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings.
  • Google says that the PigeonRank is tough to crack or tamper with. The pigeon-driven methods are difficult for a human to understand.

You could visit the Google’s page to know completely about this concept.

Gmail Custom Time

gmail_custom_time_hoax_page

Wow, that's an amazing hoax!

With Gmail Custom Time, you can send mails into your  recipient’s inbox at a previous time. You can even set whether the mail has to be read or unread in the recipient’s inbox.  This would be a great feature to get excuses from your boss, girlfriend or wife when you forget to send a mail!

It’s a hoax, but don’t you think we need this feature in real? :P

Gmail Paper

gmail_paper_hoax

That's an interesting one!

With Gmail Paper, you can receive a hard copy of the mails that you get in your Gmail inbox with just a click away. There will be a button on the Gmail inbox called “Paper Archive”. You can click on that to get your mail’s phsical copy delivered within 2-4 days of the order.

Now, enough! This is a hoax. Go and read for yourself if you are so interested!

Come on folks, it’s time we destroyed other planets apart from earth – Virgle

Google had teamed up with Virgin to establish the human’s first permanent colony on Mars! This is what Virgle.

Quote from the Virgle page:

Earth has issues, and it’s time humanity got started on a Plan B. So, starting in 2014, Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be leading hundreds of users on one of the grandest adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars.

gBall – Redefining Australian Football

Google, in partnership with the official supplier of matchballs to the AFL, Sherrin, has developed the gBall.  The gBalls are integrated with many new technologies like GPS, Data transmission and other advanced technologies. To use gBall you need to create an account online by plugin your gBall into your computer. After this you can track your gBall through Google Maps.

There are many other features. I couldn’t understand them. Please check it yourself! :P

That’s it for today! How did you like these pages? Share your thoughts through comments below! Feel free to share this with your friends!

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Author: Pramodh KP
Pramodh is a 16 year old blogger from India who loves to blog about internet and computer. He is currently a part-time blogger at TechMonk

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