10 Best April Fools' Jokes That Are Getting Everyone Today (VIDEOS)

one direction kim jong unI got the most amazing email from my grocery delivery, FreshDirect. They're going to start carrying eagle-caught salmon! Seriously, trained eagles will catch the salmon off the coast of New York City, and the salmon will be biked in. It's amaz -- wait. Salmon do not swim around New York City. And biked in? How much is this going to cost me? Is this for real? OMG! Of course -- April Fools' Day! It was just a joke.

Oh friends, it's April 1: Time for practical jokes. What are the pranksters of 2014 up to this year? Here are some of our favorites so far from around the web.

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1. Domino's Edibox: Now your pizza box is edible, too! It's made of pizza crust, everyone's favorite part of a pizza. (Um, right?) Domino's collaborated with Liverpool food blogger Scousescan in developing the box. According to the press release, "With every future Domino’s delivery, you’ll see the Edibox upgrade option: double the dough to enjoy alongside double the glorious garlic and herb dip. And the best bit? You won’t have to fight to fit that square box into a round bin -- this is a waste-free dining experience." Also it doesn't exist.

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2. Google Coffee-to-the-Home: As part of their overall plan for world domination, Google rolled out several April fools' jokes. This was one of my favorites -- their coffee delivery system. They'll mainline coffee directly into your home through their "hot beverage backbone" (HBB) alongside their fiber network. And the really funny part is how almost all the spokes-engineers in the video are men. Haha! That's so unrealistic! Except it's totally realistic. Womp womp.

3. Pokémon Takes Over Google Maps: We had to include this one, too. Google is hiring! The new position is Pokémon master, and to apply, you must complete their Pokémon Challenge, "the most rigorous test known to man" via Google maps. You can play by downloading the new Google Maps app and clicking on the Pokémon ball. Find all 150 Pokémon! But don't expect a real job at Google if you do ...

4. Samsung Mobile Fli-Fy: Samsung introduces its new micro-router and pigeon-powered Wi-Fi. Finally, you can upload your selfies anywhere, at the expense of an innocent bird!

5. Virgin America's New Feature: Total Temperature Control by Nest! Thanks to this fab collab, you can control the temperature in your airline seat. No more suffering cabin chill or paying for a blanket. You can be as toasty or cool as you want. I wish this idea were real.

6. Counsciously Coupling Album: Match.com is introducing a limited-edition vinyl album "to commemorate the long-standing relationship between the Queen of Quinoa, Gwyneth Paltrow, and King of Coldplay, Chris Martin." The album features songs like "Cruisin' for Kale" and "Magic Machta."

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7. Colgate University Opens Graduate Program in Denistry: This is funny because there's really a school called Colgate University, which doesn't have anything to do with the toothpaste company. So ... heh! Nerd joke.

8. LinkedIn Cats You May Know: It's the LinkedIn feature we all knew was missing. Do you know these cats? More importantly, would you endorse any of these cats?

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9. Amazon Kindle Paperscent: Love reading via your Kindle, but miss that real-paper book smell? Check out their new aromatherapy case.

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10. Open Letter From Kim Jong-un to One Direction: From the pranksters at the Daily Mirror, here's an open letter from North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un letting the members of One Direction know they may enter his country on the condition that they all cut their hair just like his. The part that's not a joke? Kim Jong-un really is forcing male students to cut their hair like his. I've searched the web for something saying that it's an April fools' joke, but so far, no.

What are some other pranks you've seen or heard today?

 

Images via Thierry Ehrmann/Flickr, One Direction

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