Google: The Dotcom is at it again with "Gmail Custom Time" and (which purports to let users send e-mails into the past and consequently never miss important deadlines again) and "Virgle", a faux collaboration on an "open-source" Mars expedition between Google and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.
Harvard Lampoon: Harvard Lampoon has poked fun at National Geographic, with a parody cover of a National Geographic Magazine which features Paris Hilton as part of a "wild animal" theme. The feature article: “Paris Hilton After Dark - Your Wildest Animal Fantasies.”
Canada offers to buy small border town: Canada has made an "unprecedented offer" to buy the town of Ely and move it north of the U.S.-Canada border, the Ely Chamber of Commerce announced today.
InfoWorld - Google buys Facebook: In a move that stunned Silicon Valley, Google announced it will purchase popular social network Facebook in a cash and stock deal valued at $25 billion. Yeah right, more here.
The UK Sun Newspaper - French President Nicolas Sarkozy to have stretch surgery: "French President Nicolas Sarkozy is to have pioneering stretch surgery in a bid to make him taller. The 5ft 5ins leader has contacted a leading Swiss laboratory because he has become so paranoid about his frame. Doctors reckon they will be able to add an amazing FIVE INCHES to his height in just over a year."
Baseball Player Traded: One of the better early 2008 April Fools Jokes; watch as baseball pitcher Kyle Kendrick of the Philadelphia Phillies gets an early April Fools joke, as he is made to believe that he's being traded to a Japanese baseball team in exchange for a player named "Kobayashi Iwamura". People were in on the prank at all levels, from his fellow players to his agent and even the team's assistant general manager.
Hotel up for auction on Ebay: Offers over £1 million were being invited for a hotel in Bridport, UK this week (w/e March 8, 2008). Haddon House was listed on the eBay auction website. It turned out however that it was only an early April Fools joke. The Hotel's management were reportedly not in the least amused and had it removed from Ebay's listings.
Ziff Davis Media Bankruptcy: representatives for 1up.com, EGM and other Ziff Davis Media properties have proclaimed that their parent company’s recent Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filing was just an April Fool’s Joke! Zachary Davis, grandson to legendary founder Bernard Davis said "As you know, our hilariously funny March-April Fool’s Joke was such a hit, we decided to top it ... with a, ya know, a Bankruptcy filing. You guys know we’re just kidding ... What’s funnier than Bankruptcy humor? It’s funny, see, like Lego Halo ... um ... Happy April Fool’s Day?"