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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.

  • Syrian girl's 'surrender' to photographer caught in heartbreaking image

    The image was captured by photographer Osman Sagirli, who told the BBC Tuesday that Hudea thought his telephoto lens was a weapon and raised her hands. Normally kids run away, hide their faces or smile when they see a camera," Sagirli told the broadcaster, adding that the photo was taken in December of last year at the Atmeh refugee camp near the Turkish border. The photo went viral around the globe last week when it was shared by Nadia AbuShaban on Twitter.

    CBC
  • Pemex oil platform fire kills four in Gulf of Mexico, 302 evacuated

    By Ana Isabel Martinez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least four people died after a fire broke out on a Pemex oil processing platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of 302 workers, the Mexican state-run oil company said. Forty-five people were treated for injuries and 16 of them were hospitalized, two with serious injuries, Pemex said. At 8pm (02:00 GMT) on Wednesday, Pemex said in a message on its Twitter account that the fire had been put out.

    Reuters
  • No further WWE plans for Ronda Rousey after her WrestleMania appearance

    UFC champion Ronda Rousey sent the sports entertainment world into a tizzy with her well-publicized in-ring appearance over the weekend at WrestleMania 31. Unfortunately for fans (of the WWE at least), they won’t be seeing Rousey in a squared circle again anytime soon. Rousey’s agent, Brad Slater, told UFC Tonight on Wednesday that no further plans were being discussed for her to take part in any WWE programming, now, or in the future.

    Cagewriter
  • Josh Gad: I Made "A Couple Thousand" on Frozen

    Ice cold! Josh Gad may have given Frozen fans around the world the gift of Olaf, but he claims that he got little love from Disney or his daughter Ava for his contribution to the frosty flick. Gad, 34, opened up on the Late Show on Tuesday, March 31, chatting with host David Letterman about voicing the snowman Olaf. "I was a part of Frozen... a big part of Frozen, I played Olaf," the Jobs actor began.

    Us Weekly
  • Do YOU have ‘geographic tongue’?

    Known as geographic tongue (GT), the ailment causes people to have a mottled tongue featuring bizarre designs such as circles and what has been described as a 'map of continents'. Known as geographic tongue (GT), the ailment causes people to have a mottled tongue featuring bizarre designs such as circles and a 'map of continents'.

    Daily Mail q
  • 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
  • Temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs must start leaving Canada today

    Mario Reyes choked back tears on Wednesday while discussing his last-ditch attempt to remain in Canada as the clock ran out for thousands of temporary foreign workers like him whose work permits have expired. Reyes, who came to Canada from the Philippines seven years ago, has been working at a Minit Lube franchise in Red Deer, Alta., as a temporary foreign worker. "When I was in the Philippines, life was really hard for me, but when I got a chance to work here everything changed," said Reyes at his lawyer's office in Calgary.

    The Canadian Press
  • Hilary Duff Scorches the Red Carpet in Plunging Crimson Dress: See Her Sexy Style!

    Hilary Duff stepped out to premiere her new TV Land series, Younger, in NYC on Tuesday, March 31, where she absolutely slayed the red carpet in a plunging red-orange dress that flaunted all of her assets. The blood orange frock, with its deep V-neckline and way-up-to-there slit, worked the Lizzie McGuire alum's ample cleavage and toned stems. Duff, 27, topped the tangerine-hued stunner off with a black blazer, ankle-strap Jerome C. Rousseau heels with gold cap toes, and a glittering clutch.

    Us Weekly
  • 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
  • Indiana pizza shop refuses to cater gay weddings, instantly has internet presence destroyed

    A pizza parlour that said it will use Indiana's heavily criticized new religious freedom law to deny services to same-sex couples provoked a massive backlash across the internet on Tuesday and Wednesday. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, responded Tuesday to national outrage over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, by saying he'll "fix" the bill to ensure businesses cannot use the law to deny services to the LGBTQ community. "If a gay couple came in and wanted us to provide pizzas for their wedding, we would have to say no," owner Crystal O'Connor told ABC 57 News on Tuesday.

    CBC
  • Amit Chakma, Western University president, to give back half of $924K salary

    Western University president Amit Chakma says he will voluntarily refund the school nearly half his $924,000 salary last year, money he received in lieu of taking an administrative leave. "My employment contract with Western, executed in 2009, provided for payment in lieu of one year of administrative leave at the end of my five-year term," said Chakma in a written statement released Wednesday. "Although contractually sanctioned, in hindsight, I should have carried over my administrative leave to the end of my current term," Chakma said.

    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
  • Care home died after eating laundry detergent pods: Saskatchewan NDP

    Saskatchewan's Opposition leader is calling for improvements to seniors care after he says a man at a Moose Jaw facility died from eating laundry detergent pods. NDP Leader Cam Broten raised the issue in the legislature Wednesday. Broten said the man wandered out of his room at Providence Place.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Arkansas woman becomes world's oldest person, invites Obama to her 117th birthday party

    An Arkansas woman who became the world's oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July. At 116, Gertrude Weaver was already the oldest person in America. With the death of 117-year-old Misao Okawa in Japan, Weaver became the world's oldest person, according to the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks supercentenarians.

    The Canadian Press
  • 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
  • Premier Jim Prentice defends $13,000 big screen TVs

    The government spent $13,000 to buy four 80-inch television screens to save money on travel by cabinet ministers, Premier Jim Prentice says.  The screens will be set up in cabinet rooms in the Alberta legislature and the McDougall Centre in Calgary

    CBC