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1st Airline to Charge by Rider's Weight

Samoa Air - ABC News

If it's an April Fools' Day joke, it's an awfully elaborate one. If not, Samoa Air has become the first airline in the world to do what was previously unthinkable: Charge passengers by weight. Yes, you get weighed. By a stranger. At the airport.


Bits: Gmail April Fool’s Joke Turned Into a Reality

A mock Google product announced on April Fool's Day promised to let users control GMail with their body. But a group of university students and hackers figured out how to really do it, using a hacked version of Microsoft's Kinect.


Joke's on New England with April Fools' snowstorm

An April Fools' storm brought heavy snowfall to parts of New England on Friday, creating a late-season winter wonderland that sent scores of cars sliding off roads, knocked out power for thousands and gave kids a surprise reprieve from school....


April Fools' Day noted online with spoof redesigns

The online world got an April Fools' Day makeover as YouTube rolled out 1911 viral videos and the Huffington Post put up a mock pay wall.


April Fools' Is Good for You

April Fools' Is Good for You

You may not appreciate getting pranked with a whoopee cushion or hot sauce in your food on April Fool’s Day, but a good laugh may be just what the doctor ordered. April is National Stress Awareness Month, and a report from the Society for Vascular Surgery shows kicking it off with laughter can be very beneficial for your vascular health.


Web gets April Fools' makeover of goofy hoaxes

Web gets April Fools' makeover of goofy hoaxes

The Internet got an April Fools' Day makeover, as many of the major destinations on the Web continued the annual tradition of lighthearted hoaxes....


Conficker virus begins to attack PCs

A malicious software program known as Conficker that many feared would wreak havoc on April 1 is slowly being activated, weeks after being dismissed as a false alarm, security experts said.


NASCAR fans in a frenzy

NASCAR fans in a frenzy

Car and Driver pulls a fake story and apologizes for taking April Fools' Day "too far."


10 stories that could be April Fools... but aren't

10 stories that could be April Fools... but aren't

Cheerleaders Coming to a PE lesson near you. It's the day when some news stories are a little bit "out there", when jokers spring traps to make fools of the rest of us. But not every weird report is an April Fool. Here is a round-up of some of the day's seemingly hoax news stories which are actually true.


Don't believe everything you read today

If you happen to browse upon a news story that's too odd to be true Wednesday, hold your outrage and check the calendar.


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