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Earth has issues, and it's time humanity got started on a Plan B. So, starting in 2014, Virgin founder Richard Branson and Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will be leading hundreds of users on one of the grandest adventures in human history: Project Virgle, the first permanent human colony on Mars.
Google’s extravagant hoax, which includes pages of explanation and a YouTube video featuring Messrs. Brin and Page discussing the project, is not the first April Fool's ruse for the search king.
The Mountain View, California-based firm's April Fool's stunts date back to 2000, when the company unveiled MentalPlex, a search technology that "reads" the user's mind to determine the query subject.
In 2005, Google unveiled the Google Gulp, a drink that could expand one's intelligence, and in 2007 Google introduced Gmail Paper, a free service that would convert email to print and send the letters via snail mail.[url=http://www.redherring.com/Home/24065]Source