The Best April Fools' Day Hoaxes of 2011

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When the Swiss spaghetti trees are once again in bloom and Antarctica's penguins have completed their annual migration from the rain forest, it can only mean one thing; it's April Fools' Day.

Some of the world's leading corporations and media outlets today unleashed a series of ambitious and hysterical pranks on a suspecting but still gullible public.

There are plenty of hoaxes circulating the Internet today but, as always, there's also plenty of real news too wacky to be fake.

So here's today's challenge from the honest people at One of the following stories out today is true, the other four are pranks.

Your mission: Read the following stories and vote for the one you believe is true.

To learn which of these stories is true, tune in tonight to World News with Diane Sawyer or check back here after 7 p.m. ET.

1. Child-Free Flights. Discount Irish airline Ryanair, known for its creative promotions and cost-cutting measures, including coin-operated toilets, is offering flights free of screaming babies and unruly children. For a small premium, travelers can buy a seat on "child-free flights."

"With clear demand for child-free flights, Ryanair will introduce child-free flights on high-frequency routes from the start of our winter schedule in October," the airline announced in a news release.

2. Google Motion. Google today announced a new technological advance in its popular Gmail application, motion-controlled email. "When it comes to email, we still rely on outdated technologies like the keyboard and mouse," Paul McDonald, product manager for Gmail, said in a online video.

Google Motion uses "your computer's camera and a special tracking algorithm" to turn your physical moves into "actionable commands."

Want to open a message? "Make a motion like you're opening an envelope." To reply, "simply point backward with your thumb."

3. PBS Launches Ann Coulter Show. After weeks of controversy and condemnation by Republican lawmakers that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting does not feature enough conservative points of view, PBS has given firebrand Ann Coulter her own show.

As first reported in the American Spectator, Ann Coulter's Far Out Journey will replace the recently cancelled Bill Moyers Journal.

"It's outrageous to think conservatives have any say about the operation of public broadcasting. Just pay the bill and shut up," Moyers told the magazine.

4. Bullet-Proof Umbrella. Body guards for French President Nicolas Sarkozy have a new device to protect their hugely unpopular boss; bullet-proof umbrellas.

The umbrellas -- worth more $20,000 a piece and made from Kevlar, carbon and silver -- will reduce the impact of bullets and shield the president from mobs who have previously pelted him with stones and bottles, sources told the Daily Mail.

The umbrella, called the Para Pactum, Latin for "prepare for peace," is made from the same lightweight, ultra-strong materials found in Formula 1 race cars and will be distributed to several members of the president's elite body guard.

5. Starbuck's Mobile Pour. Can't wait to get to Starbucks? Now Starbucks will come to you. The coffee giant today launched Mobile Pour, a service in which barista's riding on scooters deliver a hot cup of joe wherever you are.

"In seven of the largest cities around the country, we're sending out two scooter baristas per every square mile to ensure speedy service," the company announced on its corporate blog.

Simply download the smartphone app, select your location and make your order. Within minutes, a scooter-riding barista will find you and deliver your coffee.

What's next for the company? Coffee via rollerblades.

6. Dog Highchair. Scandanavian furniture company IKEA is introducing this month a highchair for your pooch. The HUNDSTOL, promises to let your favorite pet eat at the table alongside the rest of the family. The chair includes special bowls for food and water and hole through which the dog can wag its tail, "for maximum comfort."