The last laugh

I enjoy a good April Fool's day prank. I also enjoy spending the day second-guessing all the headlines. Is Google's new G-mail service a prank? Are the New Kids on the Block really getting back together? Where can I buy some caffeinated soap?

At least for one day a year, you can really reflect on how absurd a lot of the news really is. But if you can't stand the uncertainty, a collection of today's online pranks, including a "questionable-but-true" section, is avalaible at Snopes. And Wired has an article on what makes some web hoaxes successful.