Last month, in a bid to receive free internet connections from Google, the mayor of Topeka, Kan., announced his city would change its name to Google for a month.
With an expression of gratitude, Google today announced its name change to Topeka.
One of our favorite genealogy jokes has been around for awhile. Go to Steve Morse’s One-Step Web Pages and click “Where’s Grandpa? Finding your great-grandfather in one step” under Births, Deaths and Vital Records.
For history’s best pranks, see The Top 100 April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of All Time from the Museum of Hoaxes.