April Fools Day Prank Picked Up by CNET

Today, I was pleasantly surprised to find my 2008 April Fools Day prank — concocted several weeks ago and posted early this morning at Bob McCarty Writes — mentioned in an article published at the CNET News Blog.

CNET News Blog April Fools Pranks 2008

Writer Jonathan Skilling began his piece, All the April Fools’ news that’s fit to print, with this declaration:

The word of the day is “prank.” Unless maybe you’re one of the ones who got taken in hook, line, and sinker, in which case it’s “doh!”

What followed was a glimpse into the best April Fools Day pranks of 2008. Among them, he included my post, Scientists Harness Kinetic Energy from Keyboards. My day was made! My prank had been mentioned in the same piece as one of history’s all-time great pranks — Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds stunt.

Things only got better when I realized my effort also appeared alongside several high-profile, modern-day pranks, including the following:

My thanks go out to my blogger friends — Monoblogue, Noisy Room and Right Truth — who helped spread the word about this effort. I look forward to pulling off an even bigger and better stunt next year.

2 thoughts on “April Fools Day Prank Picked Up by CNET

  1. LOL…well done! My pathetic efforts netted only two ambushes at work with a remote controlled poot machine (alas, work-related issues intruded in my planned havoc for that day).

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