Google: April Fools' Bathroom Humor (Ha. Ha.)

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Always the witty pranksters, Google has released yet another new beta product: TiSP (Toilet ISP we believe). They send you some fiber optic and a pair of gloves. Then what do you do? (no pun intended)

Grasp both ends of the spindle firmly while a friend or loved one flushes, thus activating the patented GFlush™ system, which sends the weighted cable surfing through the plumbing system to one of the thousands of TiSP Access Nodes...When the GFlush is complete, the spindle will (or at least should) have largely unraveled, exposing a connector at the remaining end. Detach the cable from the spindle, taking care not to allow the cable to slip into the toilet...Within sixty minutes — assuming proper data flow — the other end of your fiber-optic cable should have reached the nearest TiSP Access Node, where our Plumbing Hardware Dispatchers (PHDs) will remove the sinker and plug the line into our global data networking system.

This is exactly why Gizmodo despises April Fools' jokes. Sure, the whole idea is slightly, very funny, but nobody wants to use a beta anything when it's connected to their toilet.

And now I can't enjoy my Kashi bar with any peace of mind.

How TiSP Works [google]