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Turn back the calendar to 1911 with YouTube's April Fools joke



Want to see the top five viral pictures from 100 years ago? Head on over to YouTube today for a special April Fools treat that includes a special appearance by the Annoying Orange (who knew he was that old?) and a surprise Rickroll (called Ruth Ruth back then), among others.

In addition to the commemorative film, all videos on the site are sporting a special 1911 button that instantly applies a vintage look with crackly, yellowish tinting and some honky-tonk piano music to give the appearance of an early 1900s silent film. They also changed the YouTube logo to stay with the theme.

So if you really want to check out the Rebecca Black video and see if it was just as bad 100 years ago (and listen to honky-tonk piano music instead!), here's your chance.



[Last modified: Friday, April 1, 2011 9:18am]


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