5 April Fool's Day Jokes That Came True

Who knew orangutans using iPads would actually become "a thing?"

Here are five April Fool's Day jokes of the past that have since then come true:

1. Gorillas Using iPads

British tabloid The Sun ran a story on April 1, 2011 about gorillas getting iPads to aid their alertness and "keep them happier in zoos."

Though the story was a complete fabrication, primates using iPads is now "a thing."

Today, the organization Orangutan Outreach says it uses iPads donated by National Geographic to "provide stimulating enrichment and immediate gratification" for orangutans in zoos and to promote conservation efforts.

The program is aptly called "Apps for Apes."

2. Unborn Children Using Social Media

Tech outlet CNet tricked readers in 2007 when they announced a new social network called Ultrasound "aimed at unborn children who want to blog their lives and post pictures and videos of their dwelling space to share with friends."

CNet joked that they had tested out the service and got a text message that said, "O/?/womb RDY 2 PRTY?"

"The application logs into the Twitter messaging platform via its API and updates the Kickbee’s account with a new message, such as 'I kicked Mommy at 5:17 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2009!' says the product's website.

3. "Ratattale" - A New York City Rat Information Map

Another CNet joke from 2007 claimed that a new "real-time Google Maps mashup" would allow user to "report on which dining establishments in their cities have had issues with rodents recently."

Apparently, all you had to do was hit the "tattle button," the tech outlet reported.

Though "Ratattle" never became a real app, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene did create a "Rat Information Portal" to map out rat inspections throughout the city. It was released January of last year.

Google wrote a fake blog post in 2008 announcing a partnership with Virgin Group to launch Virgle Inc., a venture "dedicated to the establishment of a human settlement on Mars."

Though the site quickly said the announcement was fake and Apple had nothing to do with the joke, it did say, "Let's hope something like this will be available one day!"

Eerily, three years later, Apple released its first iPhone in 2007.

Coincidence? You decide.