Every year on April 1 reporters test our wits by mixing in a few joke stories with the real ones. But then there are also the stories that are real, but sound like jokes. These stories challenge us to keep our skepticism under control. This year, the biggest example of that was Google's Gmail announcement
that had many people swearing it must be a joke. Then we also had an article released by the British National Archives describing a bizarre WWII plan to place chickens inside of nuclear bombs
(to keep the bombs warm). Apparently true. Finally, there's this story about Canadian plans to annex a group of Caribbean islands
, thereby transforming Canada into an expansionist, imperialist power. This reminded me of the Canadian World Domination site
, which is now unfortunately defunct.