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Archive for April, 2014

The first smiley as early as 1648 ?


The Atlantic reports, as Dagens Nyheter notes, that the first smiley ever may have been produced by Robert Herrick in his poem “To Fortune” from 1648.

The best April fools’ prank in 2014


Maybe the blog post from Ellis Pratt is the best April Fools prank in 2014. It features Fredrik Reinfeldt as the model for the line-drawn character in the IKEA assembly instructions.