April Fools’ Day 2013: The 10 Best Pranks From Around The Web

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Has someone put your stapler in a Jello mold? Are you plotting your revenge right now? Well if you need some inspiration, check out how the biggest websites and companies have attempted to dupe Americans today as we celebrate April Fools’ Day.

MORE: Google’s Greatest April Fools’ Hoax Ever (Hint: It Wasn’t a Hoax)

MORE: The White House Wishes You a Happy April

WATCH: YouTube Announces It Will Shut Down

Google freaked out viral video lovers by announcing that YouTube will shut down. It also rolled out new products like Google Nose, “the new scentsation in search,” and “Treasure Maps,” based on a pirate map pulled out of the Indian Ocean during an “underwater Street View expedition.”

Twitter joked that basic users can only tweet with consonants; to use vowels, they will have to pay $5 a month.

If you want a hot meal delivered by a hot guy or gal, check out Seamless.com’s new “Deluxe Delivery” service.

Future space tourists may want to invest in “Skype into Space.”

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Skype

If you prefer traveling within Earth, then consider booking a seat on Virgin’s new “glass-bottomed plane.”

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Virgin

Browse Netflix’s newest categories, such as “Movies Featuring an Epic Nicholas Cage Meltdown.”

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Netflix

Don’t be fooled by College Humor’s rather pricy “paywall.” Even the website knows it wouldn’t succeed, joking: “Did you get got? Click here to see the joke again. Or, wait, would anyone actually pay? Email us if so.”

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College Humor

Pack rats and neat freaks may want to sign up for Birchbox’s new subscription service:

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Birchbox

And a U.S. military news release says it will start training cats and integrating them into the military police to cut down on military spending. The first fearless feline seems to bear an uncanny resemblance to Grumpy Cat.

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Photo Credit: Spc. Tametrius Walker / army.mil
But don’t worry, cool cats: if you don’t meet the military’s requirements, then you can still be a star on Vimeo’s new network “Vimeow.”
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16 comments
JonSmith2
JonSmith2

Best april fools day gag gift anybody played on my was my cousin Thomas who told me had graduated from some prestigious college and was getting his diploma. I was like, "no way!". I hadn't seen the guy in years and he pulls out this diploma. It looked and felt real. I totally bought it until he told me it was a fake diploma that he got at http://diplomacompany.com. By far and away the coolest april's fool joke prank. For me at least.

drudown
drudown

I thought the best joke was the one by the GOP Congress. You know, where they make new members of the Congress sign an oath of loyalty to a lobbyist NOT to raise taxes. I mean, the US needs more revenue to operate efficiently so...it's a joke right?

cnt
cnt

Saw a few on the web.. my fav has to be Unpakt: now moving to the moon!! Don't forget to keep your speakers on!!! http://www.unpakt.com 

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@jamesgrosch You didn't see what I saw on my Netfliix account: "Movies starring Estelle Getty and some other guy"  

All of them (at least a dozen) were all "Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot!" with Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty.