Bill Parker of Chinleana has posted my favorite April Fool's joke, ever. It almost got me - when I saw the post in Google Reader, I got excited. At first, all I saw was the name of the new dinosaur, Chinleraptor, which is an indisputably cool name for a dinosaur. Then I kept reading the abstract... all I can say is, "well played."
I should have read the paper's title first.
Howard, M., Howard, S., Fine, L., Howard, C., and J. DeRita. 2010. Chinleraptor dockumensis a megacooldudinid carnosaur (Family Dromaeosauridae) from the Late Triassic (Ungualia biozone) of Texas, the largest (and thus coolest) raptor ever. Upublishyerself 1:1-2.