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April Fools: Project Virgle

April 1st, 2008 at 12:08 AM (10 years ago) by Matt Freedman

VirgleGoogle has just announced that they have partnered with the Virgin Group to create Project Virgle, an attempt to create “the first permanent human colony on Mars”.

For thousands of years, the human race has spread out across the Earth, scaling mountains and plying the oceans, planting crops and building highways, raising skyscrapers and atmospheric CO2 levels, and observing, with tremendous and unflagging enthusiasm, the Biblical injunction to be fruitful and multiply across our world’s every last nook, cranny and subdivision.

An invitation. 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.

Actually, this is pretty funny. Especially the Application to Join Project Virgle and the error page. It’s a little too similar to a previous April Fools done by Google awhile ago, which was to put a Google headquarters on the Moon.

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