Child-Free Flights? New Kanye Video? Be Careful What You Read on April Fools’ Day

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It’s April Fools’ Day, and publications all over the world—especially in Britain—are running fabricated stories as if they were true. So be careful what you read in the news today.  For all you know, Libya might be totally fine.

British newspaper The Independent fooled soccer fans when it jokingly announced that Portugal’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo had agreed to “act like a patriot” and help his country pay down its national debt by agreeing to be sold to Spain for 160 million euros ($226.3 million).

(More on NewsFeed: See the best and worst April Fools’ Day pranks)

Also in Britain, the historically republican Guardian came out in favor of the monarchy, writing in an editorial that Prince William offered an alternative “power-hungry elected officials” by being a “bastion of tradition with a deeply modern sensibility – not to mention a helicopter pilot’s license.” We here in the colonies aren’t sure how we feel about this one, although we do enjoy Queen Elizabeth’s hats.

But the best April Fools’ Day prank comes not from a newspaper but from Dublin’s low-cost airline, Ryanair. The company announced today that it would soon offer child free flights on its most popular routes. In a survey of 1,000 passengers, Ryanair says that half agreed to pay extra to be able to “avoid other people’s little monsters.” Yes, this is just a prank. But children are gross and NewsFeed kind of wishes that it were true.

(Also on Read about the time Ryanair charged customers to use the bathroom on a flight)

Oh, and bonus points go to music blog Idolator, the only media outlet to actually trick us today. We happily clicked on their blog post “Kanye West’s Completed “Monster” Video Finally Premieres!” only to discover that it was actually link to that terrible “Friday” song by Rebecca Black. We’ll get you back, Idolator. Just you wait.