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Around the world on April Fools Day - were you suckered?

April 1 is a day of fun and many people shock or surprise their friends with April Fools jokes and pranks. Here are some examples that happened worldwide today.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2010

Washington - On April 1, 2010 President Obama proclaimed April National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In his statement he noted that all children should be protected from all forms of abuse.

Killzone 2 contributes 58k to Playstation 3 in April

Aprils game sales within the U.S have revealed Guerrilla Games' Killzone 2 debuting outside the Top 20 and selling 58,000 copies for the month.

Canadian employment grew by 36,000 in April

This rise is a result of an increase in self-employment. Despite this increase, overall employment has fallen by 321,000 since the peak in October 2008.

Dutch town transforms into ice-skating movie set Special

April 14 was a warm spring day in Friesland - yet the temperature in Dokkum suddenly dropped to 'minus 20C'. A thick layer of 'ice and snow' covered the city centre. People were ice-skating on the canal at breakneck speeds, packed in thick winter clothes.

So who opens a piano bar during the credit crunch in Florida?

Dutch project developer Matthijs Duiven has just opened a piano bar in Coconut Grove, Miami. That's two pianos, drums, and music-loving public. It's a 'bar' but you can take your whole family there for Sunday brunches to listen to the 'duelling pianos'.

Afghan President wants presidential vote 4 months earlier

Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded that the country's presidential election date be moved to the spring, turning up the heat on Afghanistan's already simmering political tensions.

American Foreclosures Increase by 65 Per cent in April Compared to Year Earlier

A never ending story as people continue to lose their homes across the United States due to the plummeting economy. Compared to April of 2007, foreclosure rates for April of this year have increased by 65 percent.

April 20th--National Pot Smokers Day

I just remembered that 4/20 was coming up. This is a plead to all those who participate this year.

Op/Ed April is Poetry Month

Did you know it is poetry month in April. News to me. No matter what type of poetry you like, this month is meant for you and I to celebrate poetry and everything that makes it fabulous.

Breaking: Johnny Depp Attacked By Shark

The actor was savagely attacked while Taking a break from his movie shoot 2 hours ago.

April Fools: Nintendo ON

This was a video created last year to fool people into believing that the Nintendo Revolution 'now known as Wii' would be. We were truly fools for beleving it.

Harlequin To Launch Ebooks

Calling All Romantics.

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A look at part of the Lowes Motor Speedway during the spring 2013 Charlotte Auto Fair.
A look at part of the Lowes Motor Speedway during the spring 2013 Charlotte Auto Fair.