Year of 2017

A meerkat in its natural environment

Sometimes Bing Studios can be a real zoo. On any given day, we may wrangle an African elephant, a glasswing butterfly, and a meerkat through the front lobby—every visitor has to stop at reception. From there, they’re led into our photography studio, where they sit for portraits or stage action shots. Things sometimes go awry, but no photography crew members were harmed during the making of this April 1st edition of the Bing homepage.

April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on April 1 by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, which are usually explained the next day or below the news section in small letters. Although popular since the 19th century, the day is not a public holiday in any country.