It's easy to find the poster I added, but I can't take credit for it. I read about some genius posting these around New York City. I found it hillarious, and so did anyone I showed it too. It went over pretty well... for a few hours. But once again, someone without a sense of humor took these down too.
Pedestrians walk through an "e-lane" Monday, April 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter used April Fool's Day to have a little fun with what he says is a real problem: distracted walking. City officials painted lines and oblivious stick-figure pictures on one stretch of John F. Kennedy Boulevard near City Hall as a jab at pedestrians who keep their eyes on their cellphone screens and not their surroundings. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
This frame grab image released by Google shows the Google Nose site, a parody site in celebration of April Fools' Day. Having already debuted its wearable Google Glass, the company on Monday showcased âGoogle Nose,â adding scents to it search results. (AP Photo/Google)
A roll of paper towel frosted with icing and sugar confections to make it look like a real cake. Goes with April Fools Pranks story. (Photo By Karl Gehring/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Legislative intern Luke Hansen works at his aluminum-foil-coverd desk at the Capitol in Bismarck, N.D., Friday, April 1, 2005. As an April Fools' day prank, fellow interns wraped Hansen's desk and everything on it with aluminum foil. Hansen is from Milwaukee, Wis. He is a second-year law student at the University of North Dakota. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid)
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