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.

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  • Aliens!

    <a href="" target="_blank">Astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeted</a> that he saw "some orbital debris off in the distance" from the ISS today.

  • Sasquatch found!

    Alberta's Banff National Park <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">didn't get the joke.</a>

  • Bobsledding swimmer

    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.

  • Lululeather

    Lululemon announced it will be <a href="" 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="" 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.

  • Kingston-Belleville merger

    The Ontario cities Kingston and Belleville will be <a href="" 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.

  • Standing lectures

    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="" 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="" 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="" target="_blank">HuffPost Comedy is all Rob Lowe all day.</a> Read about his anti-aging secrets.

  • Buh-Bye, Dinklage

    HBO announced that Game of Throne's actor Peter Dinklage<a href="" target="_blank"> will be replaced by</a> British comedian Warwick Davis for the role of Tyrion Lannister.

  • Glass-bottom plane

    <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">This year, it's a Play-Doh 3D Printer.</a>

  • IKEA Lawnmower

    <a href="" 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.

  • Twttr

    Fitting your thoughts and descriptions of meals into 140 characters is hard. <a href="" target="_blank">Solution: take out the vowels. </a>

  • YouTube

    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.

  • Google Nose

    Dogs use their noses to navigate the world, so why shouldn't you?

  • Gmail Blue

    Sure it looks like the same old Gmail. But it's not. <em>It's blue.</em>

  • Happy April Fools!