Spotlight: No joke, government gets in on the April Fool's action


Proving that April Fool's Day antics aren't just for companies like Google, some government agencies pulled their own pranks on April 1. The Army announced in a press release that the Stetsen would be the new official Army headgear, in a nod to American frontier history. The Forest Service was actively seeking bigfoot photos and sightings on Twitter (@forestservice).

The Commerce Department launched an Easter Egg hunt for one day only, with an egg hidden deep in the depths of's open source Drupal code. Lastly, a reader has pointed out that the Transportation Security Administration announced in an April 1 blog post that "space aliens with invisibility cloaks have been going through our checkpoints for years."

Did we miss any? If so, fill us in on the joke in the comments section.