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Happy 2010 April Fools Day

Today is April 1, 2010 and represents April Fools’ Day, so readers should be ware of hoaxes and claims at news today. For example, Google was pleased to announce they are dropping Google and officially changed their name to Topeka.

Early last month the mayor of Topeka, Kansas stunned the world by announcing that his city was changing its name to Google.

Starbucks Listens to Customer Request for More Sizes. Customers to order the Plenta™ and Micra™ in stores in the U.S. and Canada this Fall.

Check out Wikipedia’s main page. Featured article is one on “wife-selling.” “Excerpt: “Along with other English customs, wife selling was exported to England’s American colonies, where one man sold his wife for “two dollars and half dozen bowls of grogg.’”

Google UK is offering an app for the Android that will translate animal speech. As the site explains: “Translate for Animals is an application for Android phones that recognises and transcribes words and phrases that are common to a species, like cats for example.

While we avoid tainting our news stories with April Fools jokes, did you find any April fools jokes today?

If you spot a good one please leave it in the comments. Thanks!