Wondering what the inside of an Egyptian tomb smells like? Sorry. You're going to have to go to an Egyptian tomb. At least for now.
In its latest well-executed April Fool's prank, Google introduced a new search function Monday that would enable users to search for smells ranging from roses to tombs. No longer would users have to find a wet dog to smell a wet dog -- finally, that scent would be available on smart phones and tablets. And not just those recently rubbed against by a wet dog.
Google rolled out its new product with a link on its main search page, as well as a video describing all the many scents you would soon be smelling. It had been viewed more than a quarter million times by 10 a.m. ET Monday.
But it was all a joke, unfortunately. It will be at least a few years before you can scratch and sniff your laptop. (I mean, you can do that now. But it will probably just smell like laptop.)
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