Topeka: Google's April Fools Prank

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April 1, 2010, 2:09 PM

April 1, 2010 -- 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.

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.

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

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

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