In the UK there is a tradition of newspaper and radio folk running fake stories on April 1st (April Fool's Day). This Guardian newspaper article summarises some of the ones that were run today.

A quick scan of the major US newspapers didn't show any such humo(u)r - there is a history of US scams (see the “Top 100” link in the above article) - has the fun gone this year or am I just not looking hard enough?

Google did get in on the fun by advertising this job opportunity.