Topeka: Google's April Fools Prank

What's the hottest Internet trend on this April's Fool's Day?

Google's prank to rename itself to Topeka. The friendly joke started a few months ago when Kansas mayor Bill Bunton renamed Topeka to Google for a month.

Why? According to reports, the mayor threw his city's hat in the ring for Google's "Fiber for Communities" program to install fiberoptics across cities for lightning-speed Internet connections.

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And now Google's Topeka practical joke has garnered itself as the top Web prank for April Fool's of all time.

Topeka has also risen as the top-visited Web site and Google trend of the day.

There's also plenty of social media buzz around Google's April Fool's joke as well.

Overheard on Twitter:

"Google's Topeka April Fools joke is funny funny." SaltySeattle - Twitter

"I love those Topeka...er Google...pranksters" stephobadia - Twitter

"Google renames itself Topeka for April Fool's Day. Love it! Check out www.google.com and read the link...about our name change. Good stuff!" StLouisCy - Twitter

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