Real products that seem like April Fools' Day pranks

Cat battle armor, vacuum-cleaning shoes and a fried-chicken keyboard could have been April Fools' Day jokes, but they truly exist in the world.

Amanda Kooser
Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET. When not wallowing in weird gear and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.
Amanda Kooser

Every year, April Fools' Day reminds us to be skeptics. 

Some things just sound too weird to be true, like delivering internet access via balloons, ordering pizzas with your feet or chugging beer brewed with real brains. But Puerto Rico got internet access from Alphabet's Project Loon balloons, Pizza Hut actually made shoes that can order dinner and a craft brewer delivered a zombie-inspired stout

This April Fools' Day, instead of falling for faux products, we're celebrating the bizarre side of reality. 

Just because a product sounds goofy doesn't mean it can't be real. We now live in a world with sliced ketchup, tortilla toasters and pillows that will swallow your head whole. They may sound like April Fools' Day pranks, but they exist thanks to companies that had the audacity to bring them to life. 

So get ready to trim your nose hairs with your smartphone and cuddle up with a headless robotic cat. Check out our full gallery of unbelievable things that truly exist.

April Fools' products: These wacky goods aren't jokes, believe it or not

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