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APRIL FOOL'S DAY

The best online April Fool's jokes of 2015

WestJet absolutely nailed it with their #SmartSeats ad, in which travellers use the same seat in the boarding lounge as they do on the plane.

  • Nancy Ruth annoyed auditor expects her to eat "awful", but free, airline food

    Ruth said Wednesday that she's been asked why she didn't eat free airline food rather than file breakfast expense claims on a couple of occasions. Ferguson was invited by the Senate in 2013 to conduct the audit following embarrassing revelations about allegedly improper expense claims by former Conservative senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin and Liberal senator Mac Harb, who has since resigned.

    The Canadian Press 39 mins ago
  • Why is China building a 'great wall of sand'?

    China is creating a 'great wall of sand' in the South China Sea (one island pictured), the US Navy has claimed. The latest huge land mass is 1.5 square miles (four square kilometres) in size.

    Daily Mail q
  • Vanessa Paradis' Daughter Lily-Rose Depp Is Basically Her Twin: See the Look-Alike Duo on the Red Carpet

    As Karl Lagerfeld's longtime muse, it was hardly a surprise to see Vanessa Paradis attend the designer's Chanel Paris-Salzburg 2014/15 Metiers d'Art Collection runway show on Tuesday, March 31. Lily-Rose wore a pale blue midriff and skirt ensemble that featured a choker collar design. Paradis and Johnny Depp split in June 2012 after 14 years of dating.

    Us Weekly
  • Teen's rejection of a college rejection letter goes viral

    Whether its from a University or a new employer, we all know that horrible, deflated feeling that comes with getting a rejection letter. The teenager, from North Carolina, had applied to the college in her home state, but on March 26, she was sent a letter telling her she had failed to make the grade.

    Daily Mail q
  • Ex-husband of Canadian diplomat says their son killed in a Miami drug deal; other son arrested

    The ex-husband of a Canadian diplomat said Wednesday that one of their sons has been killed and another has been arrested in a Miami drug deal gone bad. Germano Wabafiyebazu said their 17-year-old son, Jean, was killed when he went into a house to buy marijuana, and that police arrested their 15-year-old son, Marc. The boys' mother is Roxanne Dube, Canada's consul general in Miami.

    The Canadian Press
  • Temporary foreign workers prepare to leave the country

    Thousands of temporary foreign workers will see their permits expire on Wednesday, and they'll have to leave the country. In 2011, the federal government changed the rules — giving temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs the option to apply to become permanent residents or leave the country after their permits expire. Mary-Ann Salilican moved to Canada from the Philippines six years and six months ago, and she hoped to live out her life here.

    CBC
  • Avril Battling Lyme Disease

    Avril Lavigne is opening up about battling Lyme disease, something she discovered she had last October while celebrating her 30th birthday. "I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed," she told People. "My friends

    Access Hollywood
  • I Spent My 30th Birthday in Mexico — Alone!

    When I first told my family and friends that I was going to Mexico by myself, the general reaction was, “What?! Mexico by yourself? Do you want to get kidnapped?” My response was, “Yes, Mexico. Mexico is not exactly at the top of the list for solo female travelers, considering its dangerous reputation.

    Yahoo Travel
  • Jobless 29-year-old has fifteenth child by ten different mothers

    A jobless man said to have fathered 15 children with 10 different women has revealed he has another baby on the way. It is estimated Keith MacDonald's growing brood will end up costing taxpayers more than £2million in benefits.

    Daily Mail q
  • TransCanada ditching idea of building oil port in Quebec: published report

    A published report says TransCanada Corp. has ditched plans to build an oil port in Quebec as part of its Energy East project. Montreal La Presse says the Calgary-based company will transport oil directly to Saint John, N.B. TransCanada (TSX:TRP) had previously suspended the construction of a port in the eastern Quebec community of Cacouna because of the presence of belugas.

    The Canadian Press
  • Fahmy shocked at Ottawa's refusal to issue passport due to travel ban

    A Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt on widely denounced terror charges expressed shock and anger Wednesday over Ottawa's refusal to issue him a passport while he awaits the outcome of his case. Mohamed Fahmy, who was born in Egypt but immigrated to Canada with his family as a teenager, said his original Canadian passport was seized by Egyptian authorities when he was first arrested in Cairo in December 2013, and has never been returned. The 40-year-old, who spent more than a year in a Cairo prison, has been trying to acquire a new passport ever since being released on bail in February.

    The Canadian Press 51 mins ago
  • Drew Miller needed nearly 60 stitches after skate to face, wants to play Thursday

    Drew Miller is a lucky, lucky man. The Detroit Red Wings forward stepped onto the Joe Louis Arena ice Wednesday morning sporting a cage, hiding the nastiness that lie underneath. Tuesday night against Ottawa, Miller took a Mark Stone skate to the face and needed 50-60 stitches to close up the gash.

    Puck Daddy
  • Taylor Swift Is Dating Calvin Harris: Details on Their New Romance

    Just last week, Swift, 25, and Harris, 31, were spotted taking a stroll hand-in-hand at the picturesque Radnor Lake State Park in her native Nashville, Tenn. The following evening on Thursday, Mar. 26, Swift and Harris made a PDA-filled appearance at Chesney's concert, where she also performed. Concertgoer Sydnie Beeman tells Us that Harris was enjoying his time watching the world-famous pop star from afar — and cuddling up to her after she performed.

    Us Weekly
  • Gran poisons family with hot chocolate that went off 25 YEARS ago

    The woman, named as Mrs. Rosetta, 77, from the Vicenza, in northeastern Italy, is believed to have bought the sachets in the late 80s, before making them into chocolate earlier this month.

    Daily Mail q
  • Children in care to be taken out of Winnipeg hotels after serious attack on girl

    Manitoba's family services minister has ordered staff to remove children in care from Winnipeg hotels, in light of a serious attack this morning that left a teenage girl in critical condition. Kerri Irvin-Ross confirmed the teen is in care of the province's Child and Family Services system and was staying at a downtown Winnipeg hotel, near the location where she was found. "I'm deeply troubled that this has happened to a child in the care of Child and Family Services," Irvin-Ross told reporters on Wednesday afternoon.

    CBC
  • Are these mystery radio bursts messages from ALIENS?

    Known as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), just 10 have been discovered - and German researchers say they all contain a strange patttern.

    Daily Mail q
  • Dealership owner posts epic rant and reward to Kijiji after trucks stolen

    A silver 2014 Dodge RAM 1500 valued at $35,000 was taken from David Tingle's Dodge dealership on March 20. Then a few days later, a brand new RAM 2500 Mega Cab worth $85,000 was also taken. Tingle said he has no idea how the trucks were taken — but that the thieves somehow got their hands on key fobs to both trucks.

    CBC
  • Pimps target teens at Montreal malls

    Montreal police are warning parents that pimps are hanging around Montreal-area shopping centres, trying to lure teens into prostitution. "Never say anything negative about the pimps because the victim will reject (you) as a parent because she will think you are judging her.

    CBC
  • B.C. ferry and hydro prices go up and liquor laws change today

    The first day of April is ushering in a variety of changes for consumers as everything from B.C. liquor laws to ferry fares are increasing across the province. BC Ferries fares increased 3.9 per cent today, while BC Hydro electricity rates will rise

    CBC
  • Journals found in abandoned briefcase reveal affair of 60s businessman

    An extraordinary collection of photographs and mementos chronicling the affair of a German businessman and his secretary in the late 1960s and 1970s has gone on show in New York. The memorabilia was discovered in a briefcase three decades after the affair took place, abandoned in a German apartment and later sold at auction.

    Daily Mail q