It's not just you — more brands are getting in on the April Fools' Day fun than ever before.
April 1 used to be that day when you put a whoopie cushion on your teacher's chair or send your coworker a cute cat video, only to have it be a Rick Roll.
But now it seems it's also become a competition to see who can make the funniest viral prank. Google's been doing it for years, but this year everyone from the city of Belleville, Ont. to the U.S. government to IKEA are joining in. Even Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield couldn't resist pulling a prank.
We've rounded up the best April Fools' pranks from around the 'net today. Did we miss something hilarious? Tell us in the comments.
<a href="https://twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/status/318705878838702080/photo/1" target="_blank">Astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted</a> that he "some orbital debris off in the distance" from the ISS today.
Alberta's Banff National Park <a href="https://twitter.com/BanffNP/status/318732115988586496" target="_blank">tweeted this image</a> of a "New species caught on camera on a wildlife overpass in Banff National Park near Lake Louise. "
Bob Rae for Liberal leadership
The MP jokingly said he'd take a run at Liberal Party leadership.
Sun News endorses Justin Trudeau
As if this was even <em>kind of</em> believable. Some of their readers, however, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/01/sun-endorses-justin-trudeau-april-fools_n_2992511.html" target="_blank">didn't get the joke.</a>
Swimming Canada sent out a release saying that two-time Olympic medallist Ryan Cochrane would be giving the bobsled chute a try for the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. <em>— The Canadian Press</em> <em>Photo: Canada's Ryan Cochrane gestures after winning a silver medal in the men's 1500-meter freestyle swimming final at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)</em>
TTC Personal Cars
Hate nail-clippers and smelly-food eaters on the TTC? Now they have a place to go.
Lululemon announced it will be <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/01/lululemon-lululeather_n_2994378.html" target="_blank">offering leather yoga pants and mats</a> — from organic-fed cows only, of course.
Air Canada Vancouver Wheel
The world's <a href="http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/04/worlds-largest-ferris-wheel-proposed-for-stanley-park/" target="_blank">largest Ferris wheel has been proposed for Vancouver's picturesque Stanley Park</a>, with Air Canada as the lead sponsor in a prank from Vancity Buzz.
The Ontario cities Kingston and Belleville will be <a href="http://www.city.belleville.on.ca/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">merging into a single entity, according to Belleville's website</a>. You can celebrate the "Mega City" on April 15 with a show from Sum 41.
B.C.'s Simon Fraser University has decided to do away with seats in classrooms.
WestJet eases pet restrictions
Want to have your beloved goat join you in the cabin? No problem!
Adrian Dix attack ad
Did you know that B.C. NDP leader <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/01/adrian-dix-video-attack-ads_n_2992280.html" target="_blank">Adrian Dix is to blame for the Spice Girls, Marilyn Manson <em>and </em>Full House?</a>
Trudeau auctions lock of hair for pandas
In our very own Huffington Post Canada prank, we managed to convince at least a few readers <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/04/01/justin-trudeau-panda-hair-ebay_n_2970945.html" target="_blank">that Justin Trudeau is auctioning a lock of his luscious hair for a panda protection fund.</a>
Rob Lowe? Rob Lowe! Rob Lowe.
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/comedy/" target="_blank">HuffPost Comedy is all Rob Lowe all day.</a> Read about his anti-aging secrets.
HBO announced that Game of Throne's actor Peter Dinklage<a href="http://hbowatch.com/peter-dinklage-april-season-four/" target="_blank"> will be replaced by</a> British comedian Warwick Davis for the role of Tyrion Lannister.
<a href="http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/virgin-atlantic-launches-worlds-first-ever-glass-bottomed-plane" target="_blank">Virgin Atlantic Airways' new glass-bottom planes</a> give you a birds-eye view of your travels. Not suitable for anyone with a fear of heights.
Sony Animalia line
Because your pets deserve gadgets, too.
Play-Doh 3D printer
Every year, online shop Think Geek sets us up for heartbreak with a too-awesome-to-be-real product. <a href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f487/?cpg=cj&ref=&CJURL=&CJID=2470763" target="_blank">This year, it's a Play-Doh 3D Printer.</a>
<a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=503587303012235&set=a.206527076051594.44633.187578611279774&type=1" target="_blank">Flatpacked for your convenience.</a>
The girlfriend jean
Boyfriend jeans, you now have a male equivalent. Bonobos introduced the ultra-tight, skinny girlfriend jeans for gentleman customers. (Although we'd like to point out that hipsters have already been doing this for years).
A special message from the President
The, uh, <em>President</em>, hopes you have an awesome day.
Fitting your thoughts and descriptions of meals into 140 characters is hard. <a href="http://blog.twitter.com/2013/03/annncng-twttr.html" target="_blank">Solution: take out the vowels. </a>
Okay everyone, it's time to select a YouTube winner. Oh, what's that? You didn't know that YouTube was actually a gigantic video contest?
Google Treasure Maps
Google has found William Captin Kidd's treasure maps and they want you to help decode the clues.
Dogs use their noses to navigate the world, so why shouldn't you?
Sure it looks like the same old Gmail. But it's not. <em>It's blue.</em>
Happy April Fools!