Google Still Delivering On April Fool’s Jokes (AKA, I Got My Finger Sweatbands)

Do you remember this video from a few weeks ago? It was probably the funniest of Google’s myriad April Fool’s Day jokes.

Part of the joke is actually real, as I found out Monday when my friendly mailman visited Casa McGee. Much to my surprise, and probably to the mailman’s curiosity, there was a non-descript white envelope with a mailing label that said it’s from “Everybody Chromercise” at an address in Aurora, Colorado.

The Chromercise.com website that Google launched as part of the gag included a form where you could order a set of these finger sweatbands. I assumed it was a dead-end and put my name and address in just to see what would happen.

Lo and behold, this part of the joke was real!

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I’m now the proud (I think?) owner of Google Chrome finger sweatbands. And, more impressive — I’m actually typing this story right now with the bands on my right hand!

But sorry, Google … I’m on Firefox.

Readers, I know what you’re thinking: Can I order my own set of free Google Chrome Finger Sweatbands and be cool like Matt?

Answer: No. I’m sorry to report that the order form has been taken down, no doubt due to overwhelming demand … demand that has pushed the value of these finger sweatbands all the way up to $3.99 per set on eBay at the moment. Happy shopping!

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Features: General | Google: Other | Search & Society: April Fool's

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  • http://twitter.com/digideth B. Moore

    I got my Chromercise Finger Sweatbands Saturday morning.
    I wish more companies would do things like this.

    I am still angry that I missed one of the best Google April Fools Jokes. It was a few years back when they gave away different Google Reader patches depending on your stats in Reader. I would pay $$ for them if they released them in the Google Store.

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