This is the classic April Fools prank from the Simpsons. I'll probably edit this posts with links to more April Fools pranks online.
Some more pranks.
-Someone found the remains of a mummified fairy.
-Boy recovers from "internal decapitation".
-Google's new plumbing based free wireless internet service.
-Lord of the Rings Online's new Smurf playable race.
-World of Warcraft's tinfoil hat.
Some stories I hope are pranks.
-Amusement park bans screaming on a ride named "Screamer".
-Gingrich wants to abolish bilingual education.
And pretty much every single political article I stumble across would probably fit in the "I hope are pranks" section.