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Sure, we have unicorns. We've also has some of our own april fools jokes on site. Sadly, they are often a pain to find, since they're deleted. What are some of these gags? Can we see what they are through the magic of screenshots?

(Created cause this often comes up - I wonder if an april-fools tag is in order)

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    StackExchange is globally known as the No Fun Zone so I think you'll have a hard time finding april fools gags. – Pato Sáinz Apr 2 '14 at 1:09
  • There's at least two here. Problem is, being deleted they're not searchable. By creating a meta question, I can search for this, and problem solved! – Journeyman Geek Apr 2 '14 at 1:16
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    well, after writing a query to fetch posts created on the first of April, I realized that the Data Explorer doesn't return deleted posts.. – Sathyajith Bhat Apr 2 '14 at 5:48
  • Yup. I had trouble finding the gag below - I'll add this year's one later – Journeyman Geek Apr 2 '14 at 5:53
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This is a fishy(10K+ only, sorry! Screenshot below) question from 2013 about a vaio that suddenly had fish in it

This is a link to screenshot of the original thread http://i.stack.imgur.com/eyqW6.jpg. Answers range from the fish removal kit

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To installing linux and using a turtle or a logo turtle to eat the fish.

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2014's question was about eliminating or mitigating that most dangerous element of the computer system

x ͒ͤ̽͊̉T̨͙̗͈̭͚̩́͒̒ͅḧ̿͊ͫ̒͊ͭ͏̙͓̥̖̘̱ḙ̟̤̝̓̍̋̍ͮ̔ ̻͖̮̠̖ͮ̄͛̌̿ͧP̝̙͉̔̍͋͐͘r̓ͭo͕͕̠͕ͅb̙̙̮̲͕͉̫̄ͥͦ͟ļ̜̤̬̝̽̂̉ͯ̋̐͑e͉̙̪̗̯̱͛ͩ͂ͬ͊͡m̺̪̱̼̦ ̙͉̬͖͕̘̓ͥ̒̔ͯ̈T̨̰̱̝͈̝̺̙h͇ͮ̃́å͓̖͙͈̆̍̉̒̈̀t͓̬̜̏͑͋͋̔ͭ ̸͓͕͉ͥͧ̾͂E͉̯̝̳͈̎x͈̫͇̲͑̈̾͐̓̉͢i̗͙ͥͨ̐ͦ͗̑ͧs̹͈̩͇̠̤͔̑ͧ͛̓ͮ̚t̘͉͈̬̻̅͊̅ͮ̂ͅş̹̦̣ͤ͑̾ͩͬͧͬ ̹̅͛B̵̤̿̓ͥͅͅͅeͦ̊͒ͮ͐͝t̋͐̀ͮ̊͋̚҉̼̣̮w̗̳̼͔̱͎̾͜e̤̫̺̺͓͇ẻ̺͍̮͎̅n͉̣ͨ̾ ̻̣̐͞t̶̩̀̂ͬ̿̿̅h̥́ͣ͐͋͆e̤̥͚͚͝ ̲̜̼̜̮̟̳͂͘K͇̹̍̈́ẻ̗͉̩̄̋y͔̤͖̳͇̞̣͗̅ͤ̃͗͜b̢o̯̭̫̻͍̫̓́͐̌̚͠a͇̭͇͕ͧ̿͒ͪ͐̐r͓̬̠̳̫̹̱̔̇d̞͉̤̲͙ͮ̐ͧ ͕͉̹̜̙̿̀̑́ͬͯͣa̺͙nͨ͗͑͐́̊͏̟̝d̙͙͖̝͍̩ ̠̫̫͍̥͙̮̂̔ͮ̏̔C̡̝͚͖͍ͣh̼̱͔̟̺͎̹͌̇ͪ̐ã̷̪̓ͅi̥̣̮͓͍̣̰ͧͯ̌͋̀̈́̚r̫ͩ̉̑ͩ́̐͊͝ͅ ͎̭̝͔͉

Answers ranged from removing the user from the computer, removing the computer from the user, or simply removing the computers.

You can view a screenshot of the question and answers here (yes, I'm aware imgur has converted it to jpeg and lowered the quality.There's a huge full quality download here as an alternative)

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    And you didn't give my chair response an upvote? pft. – Raystafarian Apr 3 '14 at 17:52
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    Full resolution screenshot is still pretty low resolution and therefore painful to read. – Chris Apr 7 '14 at 5:30
  • Imgur is messed it up. Try the "huge full quality download" – Journeyman Geek Apr 7 '14 at 5:33
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    @Journeyman Geek: That version is still rather low resolution. Do you not have a full resolution copy? You know, one that has the same width as your screen? At full resolution, even a rather low quality JPEG would look okay--if that results in a smaller file. (I wouldn't be surprised if PNG was still smaller.) – trlkly Apr 14 '14 at 2:31
  • PNGs smaller than JPGs? What strange and bizarre universe is this? – That Brazilian Guy Apr 15 '14 at 0:42
  • Niether of those screenshots are really readable. Want to try again? – Michael Hampton Apr 3 '15 at 6:12
  • Lemme try to find a place to stick a 731x11650 image ;p – Journeyman Geek Apr 3 '15 at 6:24

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