April Fools': Google renames itself 'Topeka'

TOPEKA, KS (AP) - For at least one day, Topeka is one of the most popular Web sites in the world.

It's all part of an April Fools' Day prank by Google, which for one day has changed its name to "Topeka."

The Internet search engine says it's new name is a response to Topeka's decision to change its name to "Google, Kan." for the month of March. Topeka jokingly changed its name as part of a campaign to convince Google to choose the Kansas capital as a test site for a much faster experimental fiber-optic network.

In an online blog posted Thursday at google.com, Google jokingly implies that the name change is permanent, and offers tips on how to "topeka" someone during a search.

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