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The Internet's Best April Fools' Pranks

The Internet's Best April Fools' Pranks

As if picking between facts and fakes on Twitter weren't difficult enough, April Fools' Day has come along to complicate matters.

Luckily, many online power players have been on their A-game, providing the Web with laughs amid confusion.

Here is Benzinga's list of the best April Fools' Day shenanigans the Internet has offered us today:

1. Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) -- Google Nose
Google's homepage greets visitors with an invitation to check out Google Nose, the latest addition to Google's roster of sensible technologies.

The new features come complete with an Aromabase of over 15 million scentibytes, based on the olfactory excursions of Google's fleet of Street Sense vehicles. What does a ghost smell like? Google Nose...err...knows!


2. Gmail -- Gmail Blue
After years of work, Google finally has released its long-awaited Gmail Blue technology, sure to revolutionize email for years to come!

Google also produced April Fools' bits for Google Maps and YouTube.

3. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) -- Scope Bacon
For breath that sizzles, try Scope's new mouthwash!

4. -- Deluxe Delivery
Seamless upgraded its delivery service today, giving users three new options to spice up its food deliveries. Hmm...I wonder what "Surprise Me" will bring...

5. American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) -- Skinny Skinny
The popular outfitter greets visitors to its site, unveiling its latest fashion line: sprayable denim!


6. U.S. Army -- Feline Fighters
Boy, the sequester's really hit the military hard. To adjust for budget cuts, the Army was forced to integrate cats into its units.


7. -- Itchy & Scratchy, etc.
The movie and TV streaming giant has a treat for users in the form of several new additions to its collection of shows, including "Itchy & Scratchy" and "Rural Juror."


8. Virgin (NASDAQ: VMED) -- Glass-Bottom Plane
In a letter to the world, founder Richard Branson announced that Virgin has produced the world's first glass-bottom plane, a feat that may or may not become a standard in airports worldwide. (Photo: Virgin)


9. -- Paywall
Oh no! College Humor has taken after The New York Times and implemented a paid subscription service. $50 will get you access to the site's "backlog of decommissioned Cute College Girls."


10. Imgur -- New Feature
The photo sharing site has added a new feature! From now and on, upload your photos via Snail Mail.


Follow Alex Biles on Twitter at @perfectlyaloof

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