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…ThinkGeek is making the 8-bit tie?

8-Bit Tie

ThinkGeek thought they would be clever this April Fools Day and design an “8-bit” tie that draws from the pixilated history of video games for its design. Well, the joke is on them, as numerous geeks and video game heads emailed them and demanded that they go into production. In response to the outcry, ThinkGeek is going to produce this clip on tie (it’s clip on to “preserve the simple, right angle, 8-bit), and sell it to the masses. Weather this was their intention all along, we’ll never know, but if you want to show your geeky side at the office, I can’t think of a better way.

[ThinkGeek – 8-Bit Tie]

…It’s April Fools’ Day?

Today is one of the Internet’s favorite holidays. Though I’m not going to try and trick any of the DYH readers (I promise), I am going to be covering the hoaxes and pranks that appear around the net. Here are some of the better ones:

Google Paper

Google announced Gmail Paper, a permanent archive service that prints your emails for free onto paper that is supported by giant ads that are printed on the back. It handles attachments, is good for the environment, and there is no limit on the number of times you can use it.

Google TiSP

Google announced TiSP, a free in-home wireless broadband service that taps into your toilet. The service is supported by the use of “information gathered by discreet DNA sequencing of your personal bodily output to display online ads that are contextually relevant to your culinary preferences, current health status and likelihood of developing particular medical conditions going forward”.

Random Crap

Woot sold a $1,000,001 bag of crap. When users clicked on the picture of the bag, they were given a coupon code that knocked the cost down to $1.

Fucked Company

Tech Crunch, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 startups, announced that it had acquired Fucked Company, a site that focuses on Web 2.0 shutdowns.

ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek announced “stuff for smart asses”, including a WiiHelm(et), an 8-bit tie, inhalable caffeine stix, and a lonely guy dream vacation digital photo frame. (They also announced that the iPhone was now shipping, but that’s just cruel.)

CollegeHumor GoDaddy

CollegeHumor made it look as if their domain had expired and was now for sale through GoDaddy.

haterTonic

Technorati switched around their letters and renamed their site haterTonic.

Tinfoil Hat

World Of Warcraft introduced a new item called the Tinfoil Hat. “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you”.

CrunchGear

CrunchGear gave their entire site a 1999 redesign, complete with flashy gifs, a horrible background, and a no structure (though it still reminds me of a lot of current MySpace profile pages).

[Wikipedia – April Fools’ Day]

…Your watch can hold the world?

Globe Watch

If you really want a watch that stands out, check out the Rotating Earth Watch from ThinkGeek. This Seiko powered watch features a 3D Earth that rotates every 24 hours, just like the full size 3D Earth. A small time zone indicator tells you the hours, while a small orange dot indicates the minutes. It’s even made of titanium to keep things light. Now you can have the whole world on your wrist.

[ThinkGeek – Rotating Earth Watch]

[Via: Coolest Gadgets]

…1up mushrooms grow from sewer pipes?

1up Mushroom

ThinkGeek’s Grow Your Own 1up Mushroom Kit might grant you “immortal life beyond dreams of man” if you eat it, but it also comes with the warning, “Do not put in face”. Such mixed messages from such a cool plant. The mushroom comes in a sewer-pipe pot, and only requires water, a food mixture, and a dark location to grow into a very realistic looking 1up mushroom. Just be careful, Bowser is on the loose again.

Edit: Sadly, this product is only available during April, and only to fools.

[ThinkGeek]

[Via: Neatorama]