April Fools Day On The Internet

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Well, it’s April 1st, which is quite possibly my least favorite day on the Internet all year. Be warned, throughout the day today, you’ll see plenty of fake stories that will try to fool you into believing their true. Some are done in good fun and are worth a chuckle at least.

Over at Gadling we’re running a series of fake travel stories all day long. Being a good team member, I contributed to the proceedings as well, offering up this story about a guy who wants to ride his mountain bike (a Huffy no less!) up Mt. Everest. I had a little fun with the story, especially when he talks about catching big air off the Hillary Step. Tongue was definitely planted firmly in cheek when I was writing however. I’m not sure if I like it more or less than my contribution last year, that was a commentary on the race to be the youngest on top of the mountain.

There are a few others getting into the spirit as well. Alpinist, for instance, has changed up their site for the day, offering some climbing stories with a…um… different slant. The scantily clad girls in bikinis probably will help traffic today!

Also, the boys over at the Cheap Tents Blog have a review of the latest hiking boots, Dutch Clogs. They’ll have you so convinced that it’s a good option, you’ll probably be scrambling for your credit card, just looking for a place to buy a pair for you next outing.

Wend Magazine has also joined the party with this post on a fetus setting a new record for the youngest to summit Everest. It was almost believable too, but everyone knows that summit bids won’t begin for another six weeks at least. 😉

I’m sure there will be plenty of other very funny stories as well. Keep your eyes peeled, and share them in the comments section below. 🙂

Kraig Becker

5 thoughts on “April Fools Day On The Internet”

  1. Love the mountain biking up Everest story, especially the quote "I'm pretty sure I'll only be using the first three gears"!

    We found a quality new hiking route over at Walk Highlands. Its easy to get lost in the infamous Swedish store, so their IKEA walking guide will come in handy!

    Now are you sure you wouldn't like to buy a pair of walking clogs?

  2. I'm soooo tempted Daniel, but I think I'll wait until someone sends me a pair to review! 😉

  3. Ouch! Way to hit me where it hurts! 😉

    We can only hope that it will return. Time will tell.

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