'Game of Thrones' returns, Kevin Ware's injury shocks and pogs in your Easter basket?


April 01, 2013|Nick Tann, The Baltimore Sun

In case you forgot it's April Fools day, Google is there to remind you. Today's top "cold searches" will return you to the 90's with Y2K, Pogs hologram slammers, Macarena step-by-step and prom scrunchies making you want to jump jumping like a mac daddy.

In other trends this fine, slap-happy morning, Game of Thrones returns to its legion of fans after a ten month hiatus, Pope Francis calls for peace on Easter and Louisville fans recover from witnessing guard Kevin Ware break his leg on live TV. *shutter* Luckily, Google is displaying an "Image Not Available" icon for that last search result. Welcome to your trends report for Monday, April 1, 2013.


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Game of Thrones' recap: Season 3 premiere, 'Valar Dohaeris'
Remember when Daenerys Targaryen was just a little girl afraid of her older (loser) brother?  My, how times have changed. [Baltimore Sun]

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Pope calls for world peace as he celebrates first Easter as Pope
Pope Francis holds his first easter mass as Pope in a solemn yet joyful service in St. Peter's Square. Francis, took his name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who is revered as a symbol of austerity. Easter Sunday, is the day Christians believe ... [Baltimore Sun]

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Kevin Ware Injury Rallies Louisville Team
Kevin Ware Injury Rallies Louisville Team. University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino on what Ware said ... [ ABC News]

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Google Nose April Fools' Day Prank: Practical Joke Promises 'Sharpest ...
A video introducing Google Nose (viewable above) explains that the feature allows users to "search for smells." Seems complicated, right? Well that's because it is (it's also fake). The product intersects "photons with infrasound waves" and ... [Huffington Post]

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Top 10 April Fools' Pranks [PICTURES]
It's April 1, the day when all the pranksters, jokesters and mirthmakers try to fool us. Here's a list of 10 great times when they successfully pulled the wool over a whole bunch of eyes. [Baltimore Sun]

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Fear shadows Nepal homosexuals: Human Rights Watch
Widespread harassment, including by the government, has contributed to a climate of fear among LGBT people and activists in Nepal, and has interrupted vital activities, including HIV prevention work, it said. "The LGBT rights movement in Nepal is a ... [Times of India]

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Michigan routs Florida to earn Final Four berth
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Move over Fab Five, scooch aside Glen Rice and Rumeal Robinson, a new band of Michigan Wolverines is ready for the Final Four spotlight. [Baltimore Sun, Sports XChange]


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