April Fools' Day Pranks 2013: The Best Pranks Of The Year (UPDATES)

04/01/2013 07:03 am ET | Updated Apr 01, 2013

It's April Fools Day! We'll be here all day catching you up on the best pranks of the year. So keep checking back for updates.

See one we missed? Let us know!

04/01/2013 4:28 PM EDT

Turkish News Outlet Says D.C. Destroyed

Well, this one may take the cake for the least funny April Fools joke. National Turk, a Turkish news outlet, reported that Washington, D.C. was destroyed by an earthquake.

LOL!

Washington was an earthquake magnitude 8.7 earthquake, the number of casualties is unknown, flames rise from the White House, President Obama was taken to NORAD.

It said in part:

The quake hit about 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Atlantic Ocean and at a depth of about six miles (10km) according to the US Geological Survey.Local time 03.45

“Sea level readings indicate a tsunami was generated,” the US center said in a statement. “It may have been destructive along coasts near the earthquake epicenter.”

Not to worry, though: They ended the story with the disclaimer, "This is a April Fool thank you for your understanding!"

04/01/2013 3:46 PM EDT

The Real Housecats Of St. Louis

Fancy Feast came up with a fun April Fools' prank of their own for their Facebook fans. Frankly, we'd much rather watch this than any season of The Real Housewives.

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04/01/2013 3:40 PM EDT

GNC Now Offering 100% Shark Protein

Delicious Great White vanilla flavor!

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04/01/2013 2:34 PM EDT

WNYC's Peep Vision

Here's a fun thing to do: go to WNYC.org and then type the word peep. Then just, you know, zone out for a while.

04/01/2013 11:48 AM EDT

Vimeo Becomes Viemeow

All you care about is cat videos anyway, right?

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04/01/2013 11:22 AM EDT

Netflix Recommends 'Movies Featuring An Epic Nicholas Cage Meltdown'

We're not sure this is a prank, because it's actually a pretty great category. Nevertheless, it seems fitting for today:

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For more of Netflix's incredibly specific categories, go here.

04/01/2013 11:04 AM EDT

George Takei Goes The Other Way

The Star Trek legend turned gay rights icon has thrown his legions of fans for a loop, by turning to the dark side. Via his Facebook page:

Friends, I am thrilled to announce that I'll be starring in the Star Wars reboot directed by JJ Abrams. I'll be playing Master Ceti Maru, a member of the Jedi High Council. The new film, entitled "Star Wars: Galactic Empire," is greenlit and will begin filming sometime early next year. It is truly a moment for The Star Alliance. Thanks to all my fans for their decades of support.

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04/01/2013 10:58 AM EDT

Pizza-Flavored Tic Tacs

What's better than fresh breath? " target="_hplink">Pizza breath, naturally.

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04/01/2013 10:39 AM EDT

American Eagle Introduces Spray On Jeans

The skinny, skinny jean.

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04/01/2013 9:57 AM EDT

Virgin Launches First Glass-Bottomed Plane

Virgin has moved from premium jets to the terrifying illusion of flying through the air with their new glass-bottomed plane, Sir Richard Bronson announced. He said in a statement:

"I'm thrilled to announce that Virgin has created another world-first with the introduction of the technology required to produce the world’s first glass-bottomed plane. This technological innovation coincides with the start of Virgin Atlantic Airways’ first ever domestic service to Scotland."

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