The Ultimate Roundup of 2013′s Biggest April Fools’ Day Pranks

April 1st is an odd day for us all. Half of the world’s population spend the day cowering in fear of being fooled, the other half spend the day scheming. No one is safe, nothing is sacred.

And really, you should be wary of all news that is announced on this day (and March 31st and maybe even April 2nd — actually, just always be wary). Nonetheless, April Fools’ Day brings out some surprising hilarity in everyone, or at least a few product launches and webpage redesigns that will give you a chuckle or two.

So here is every prank, joke, gag, hijinks and scam that we’ve found online that you should know about. We’ll keep updating throughout the day as well. Don’t forget to tell us which joke was your favorite in the comments below.

1. Google Maps adds a treasure map feature

2. Google introduces search-by-smell feature “nose”

3. Google makes Gmail blue

4. Google+ introduces “Emotions+” to add feelings to your pictures

5. Google Australia lets you spiffy up your house on street view with “schmick

6. Google Apps creates a levity algorithm

7. Vimeo turns into Vimeow, a cat video site

8. Funny or Die launches Kickstart or Die to turn 90s sitcoms into movies

9. Skype launches a space calling program, to keep in touch with friends and family in the cosmos

Image courtesy of Skype

10. DeviantART introduces DeviantHEART, an online dating site for artists

11. Change.org launches TheSame.biz — “the world’s premiere do-nothing platform, empowering people everywhere to demand that nothing deviate from the present”

12. Scope releases bacon-flavored mouthwash

13. Peanuts’ Woodstock sues Twitter to be official spokesperson for network and receive a 75% stake in the company

14. ModCloth mocks hardcore Instagram fans

15. Reddit buys Team Fortress 2

16. Sony creates headphones for cats

Image courtesy of Sony

17. HootSuite creates HootFoil, a new security system to protect personal online data

18. Digg will Rickroll you if enter the Konami code (up up, down down, left, right, left, right, B, A)

19. Twitter now charges $5 per month to use vowels in tweets

Mashable composite. Image courtesy Twitter

20. Hulu adds weird new (fake) shows like Itchy & Scratchy and MILF Island

Image courtesy of Hulu

21. George Takei announces he will be playing Master Ceti Maru in Star Wars reboot

Image courtesy of Facebook, George Takei

22. White House makes announcement using Kid President

23. Lil Bub announces plans for world domination

Image courtesy of Imgur, bublog

24. Birchbox starts selling actual boxes

25. Virgin Atlantic Airlines creates glass bottomed airplane

Image courtesy of Richard Branson’s Blog.

26. Redbox announces you can buy lunchmeat (in DVD shapes)

27. BMW launches limited edition BMW P.R.A.M. (Postnatal Royal Auto Mobile)

28. Roku introduces “streaming shades” so you can watch movies 3 cm from your eyes

Image courtesy of Roku

29. The Guardian creates Guardian Goggles that lets users see either liberal or conservative augmented realities

30. Sharpie releases “cheeseburger collection” with colors like “catsup red,” “cheddar orange,” “buns beige” and “beefy brown”

Image courtesy of Facebook, Sharpie

31. HBO claims Peter Dinklage was going to be replaced in season 4 of Game of Thrones

Image courtesy of HBO

32. Kayak adds online dating to their site

33. Pirate Bay Moves Servers to the U.S., Becomes Freedom Bay

Image courtesy of Pirate Bay

34. Whole Foods has a cattle cam that lets you “watch what your meat eats”

35. Nokia develops a microwave

36. TripAdvisor’s Sniqueaway gives you an exclusive deal to Aunt Gertie’s House

Image courtesy of Sniqueaway

37. Samsung creates Eco Trees

38. Seamless allows you to upgrade your delivery person

39. Netflix added some extra specific categories

Image courtesy of Netflix

40. RunKeeper comes to iPads

41. SoundCloud launches Dropometer, so you can prepare yourself for that big moment when the beat drops

42. YouTube says it’s shutting down and picking a “best video” winner

43. Tic Tac releases pizza flavored mints

44. Nesquik debuts broccoli flavored milk

45. (Red) changes its official color to (Orange)

Image courtesy of Facebook, Red.

46. American Eagle creates spray on skinny jeans

47. Barclaycard creates “paywag,” a payment device for dogs

48. Canadian airline West Jet starts a “furry family” program that lets pets fly alongside their owners

49. Social startup Omaze offers some unique opportunities like having your life narrated by Morgan Freeman or letting Oprah name your baby

50. Mophie, a portable power solutions company, introduces “spud” reusable energy

51. Photography site Lomography announces LomoGoggles, glasses that make you see the world in analog

Image courtesy of Lomography.

52. The U.S. Army is working on a military cat program

Image courtesy of army.mil.

53. Imgur allows photo submissions via snail mail now

54. Furniture and decor site Wayfair debuted the HydroRoom collection — furniture which grows from pills

55. Sporting goods retailer Rei advertised adventure gear for kittens

56. Square and Box merged to create “Polyhedron,” giving everyone the ability to pay for things and share stuff simaltaneously

57. Bing gives you a treat if you search for “Google” on their site

58. Oberlin became a university for cats

Image via iStockphoto, ryccio.

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