Google’s April Fools’ Day Prank: ‘Treasure Maps’

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Google Treasure Maps

Google has a reputation of going out for April Fool’s Day, and as the clock strikes midnight around the world, the company has already started releasing some of its jokes for 2013. Up top you have the announcement that Google is shutting down featuring some of the most famous YouTubers, and if you head over to Google Maps on your desktop you can activate “Treasure” mode for some fun.

In a video, Google explains the map belonged to infamous pirate William “Captain” Kidd, and was found on a recent expedition in the Indian Ocean while the team was expanding their underwater Street View collection. Users are invited to help crack the code and find the treasure with hidden clues.

To access Captain Kidd’s treasure map, click here or on the “Treasure” button in the top right corner of Google Maps. If we all work together, we can solve the mystery.

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