Late April Fools From Washington Post?

Washington Post Time WarpYesterday afternoon, visitors to got a little surprise: the homepage and all articles were from December 31, 2009.  There were holiday shopping tips, a decade in review feature, and a couple newsworthy articles on ‘current’ events.  The technical snafu lasted a half hour or so before the Post fixed the glitch, bringing back news of the Nats huge loss and Tiger’s press conference.

Maybe the Post forgot that April Fools Day is April 1 rather than April 5?  Or maybe the warm weather caused some sort of ‘Lost’ alternate universe set in a different time.  After the jump, see a full size screenshot of yesterday’s page.Washington Post Time Warp

Shannon grew up in the greater DC area/Maryland suburbs, went to Virginia for college and grad school (go Hoos!), and settled in DC in 2006. She’s an urban planner who loves transit (why yes, that is her dressed as a Metro pylon for Halloween), cities, and all things DC. Email her at Shannon (at)!

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