Think Fool: The April Fool's Day tradition that doesn't suck #My favorite things#geeky#holidays April 1 2016 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin What are those cheeky monkeys up to this year??? It's that time of year again: April Fools! That means it's the day that Think Geek unveils all manner of craze-mazing products that make our minds spin and our wallets want to bleed imaginary cash. Remember the Tauntaun sleeping bag that took the interwebs by Hoth-like storm? Remember the Voltron cat condo that ruined one readers life? April Fool's day went from my second most-loathed holiday (Valentine's Day is first place) to one of my favorite days of the year because of this geeky product madness… Vertical Landing Mentos & Diet Coke Rocket Let's all go see what Think Geek is up to today. Then let me know which product you hope they make real this year! So far THIS is my favorite (at least I hope it's a joke). Also let me know if there are other April Fool's Day traditions or pranks that I don't know about that we might love? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS 5 nail polish hacks that can change your life 5ever NEXT Coffee nerds: What ratio of coffee to water do you use? Show/Hide comments [ 7 ] I am personally loving the Star Trek white noise machine: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ivmt/?pfm=HP_FeaturedProducts_3_ivmt I saw it in my FB feed this morning and thought, "Man, why aren't there more Trek-style home appliances and accessories out there?" Reply I didn't even REALIZE that that was an April Fools product. That's how freaking geeky that site is. I was like, "no yeah, that seems normal." 😉 Reply Well, this one may be legit (I only started seeing it today though, so I'm unsure as to how fer real it is) Reply They use April Fool's as a form of market research! I love it. If you hit the "buy now!" button, you basically put in a vote for it becoming a real product. Several other TG products have taken this path! (I also hoped the Star Trek white noise machine was secretly real. 🙁 ) Reply I like Wikipedia's tradition of putting articles on the front page which seem fake at first but are actually real. Reply Halo sleepsack put out an ad for adult sized sleep sacks. I actually loved the idea. It did mention 2 foot holes as the bottom if you needed to walk around. Reply Every prank the novelist Mary Robinette Kowal pulls is AMAZING. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.