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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 free airline food

    Nancy Ruth says that's the level of detail she's been subjected to by auditor general Michael Ferguson, who is conducting a comprehensive audit of senators' expenses. Ferguson was invited by the Senate last year to conduct the audit following embarrassing revelations about allegedly improper expense claims by Conservative senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin and Liberal senator Mac Harb, who has since resigned.

    The Canadian Press
  • Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Partake in Their Neighborhood Watch Group, Alert Neighbors When They Hear Helicopters, Police

    Lending more than a cup of sugar! Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have joined their Beverly Hills gated community’s neighborhood watch group, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly.  PHOTOS: Ashton and Mila's romance “It’s somewhat of

    Us Weekly
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Federal authorities dismantle Canada-wide human-smuggling, prostitution ring

    The RCMP says it has broken up a Canada-wide prostitution ring that allegedly smuggled as many as 500 Asian women into the country over an unspecified period. The accused are allegedly part of an Asian-based organized crime ring that operated in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Police say the alleged victims, mainly from Korea and China, received assistance from a criminal organization to enter the country and were then controlled and exploited by the prostitution ring.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • Islamic State seizes vast Damascus refugee camp

    By Sylvia Westall and Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fighters proclaiming allegiance to Islamic State seized most of a vast camp for Palestinian refugees on the outskirts of Damascus on Wednesday, a bid to capture the group's first major foothold close to President Bashar al-Assad's seat of power. Islamic State fighters already control swathes of eastern Syria and northern Iraq and are facing an international campaign of air strikes led by the United States. Until now they did not have a major presence in the area around the capital, where insurgents have mainly been loyal to other groups.

    Reuters
  • 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 teen

    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. The victim is in care of the province's child welfare system and was staying at a hotel in downtown Winnipeg, near the location where she was found early Wednesday morning, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross confirmed. Irvin-Ross announced that all children and youth in care who are currently being housed in hotel rooms -- a known but controversial practice in the CFS system -- will be moved to other accommodations by June 1.

    CBC
  • Real Housewives of Vancouver cast member's lies lead to special court costs

    Jody Lynn Claman, a former Real Housewivesof Vancouver cast member, must pay special costs to her ex-husband as a result of reprehensible courtroom behaviour. A B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled that Claman's lies and manipulation during divorce proceedings met the bar needed for a rare ruling on special costs. "I find that she deliberately attempted to mislead and deceive the court on numerous occasions," says the decision, written by Justice Miriam Gropper.

    CBC
  • BC Ferries, BC Hydro prices go up, B.C. liquor laws changing from April 1

    The first day of April is ushering in a variety of changes for consumers. Everything from B.C. liquor laws to ferry fares have been revamped and are being rolled out across the province. BC Ferries fares increased 3.9 per cent today, while BC Hydro

    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
  • Ontario boy, 9, saves doomed thoroughbred with his birthday money

    Last summer, Brandon Heyman, 9, vowed to save 17-year-old thoroughbred mare Karazan after learning that the former racehorse had been purchased by a meat buyer and was destined for the slaughterhouse. "I was looking at the NYNE (Need You Now Equine) website one night and Brandon asked about this one cute red horse on the screen,” Brandon’s mother, MJ Allen, told the Whig. Just give my birthday money to them.

    ca-news-good-news
  • Final Four coaches release joint statement on controversial Indiana law

    In an effort to get in front of the issue before media availability begins in Indianapolis on Thursday, the four Final Four coaches released a joint statement supporting the NCAA in its stance on Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The statement released through the National Association of Basketball Coaches emphasizes condemns every form of discrimination. “We are aware of the recent actions in Indiana and have made a point to talk about this sensitive and important issue among ourselves and with our teams," the statement read.

    The Dagger
  • Toronto sinkhole swallows Jaguar

    A Toronto driver was forced to escape through a car window after his Jaguar was partially swallowed by a sinkhole early Wednesday.  Mario Tavares told CBC News he pulled into the parking lot of a building he owns near the intersection of Todd Bayliss

    CBC