April Fools 2021

1 04 2021
After a bit of a damp squib last year, the corporate April fools seem to be back! There are a few notable absences (as well as fewer sites doing their own round-ups), but definitely a much wider selection than last year, and some very good ones too – so here we go! The Guardian reveal plans for a second Suez Canal along the Egypt/Israel border. Edinburgh Zoo had people in costume on their Panda Cam. Volkswagen announced on Tuesday that they were changing their name to Voltswagen:
QI launch an OnlyFacts account for over-18 rated trivia: Jake Humphrey announced a long-form interview with the Queen:
Off Menu Podcast changing hosts: Ant & Dec are changing to Dec & Ant: Ordnance Survey discovered a new Scottish Island: Innocent & Heinz launch Smoup: The Good Roll launch left-handed toilet paper: Dairy Milk with Sweetcorn: ASDA launch Baked Beans mixed with Weetabix: Lego launch “Smart Bricks” that move out the way so you don’t step on them: Wild deodorant launch a sweat scent: Jude’s ice-cream launch a salt and vinegar flavour: Surrey Police announce interactive stab vests:
Subway launch “helping hand” leaving you a free hand to scroll while you eat:
Hot Tea taps in kitchens:
Argos launch a lawnmower that’s also a treadmill:
Birds Eye launch a potato waffle toaster:
Buckingham Palace to become office space:
Happy Beds launch a concrete mattress:
ITV announce a new show, “Dove Island”:
BMW are getting rid of indicators as an “under-utilised feature”:
Andover Police run a competition to win a Get Out Of Jail Free card:
BBC Morning Live got Gethin Jones quacking to improve his workout:
Surrey Road Police share accident after driver was under the influence of Calpol:
Sainsburys launch Free-From Coriander range: Hampshire fire and medical services launch a flower arranging course for if your employees are poor at first aid or fire safety:
Pringles launch lip balms: McDonalds launch new three fries portion:
The Independent says scientists have developed living robots:
The Queen is abdicating and taking a job at Facebook:
Terry’s Chocolate Orange launch lots of other fruits: Digital Camera World announce new solar-powered DSLRs:
Lensology launch X-ray Vision lenses:
Sky Mobile launch a pet tariff:
The grass at Wimbledon Centre Court is turned purple:
Frankie and Benny’s launch a meatball bath bomb:
Walkers launch chocolate Wotsits:
McCain launch upside down potato smileys:
Lipton launch a self-jiggling teabag:
The Baby Club tv show is launching The Grown Up Club: Mike Pilavachi launches Soul Survivor SAGA:
Jeremy Vine gets someone to impersonate him in conversation with Ken Bruce:
England will compete in pink at the Commonwealth games:
Marmite, who normally do excellent entries, just seem to have launched a photoshop competition for where the Marmite lid might land next:

I’m aware that the Twitter and Instagram posts are self explanatory, but I’ve added a brief description before each one, just incase the companies go back and delete them after today.
*UPDATE* – more things either posted since midday or I’ve found them since midday!   Toilets Plus launch the FOMO loo:
  Teletubbies launch their own cryptocurrency:
  Tom Kerridge gives a recipe for mushroom ice-cream:
  Paddington doesn’t like marmalade anymore:
  The Post Office launch a collar to translate pets.
  DuoLingo launch a toilet roll:
Matt Lucas told The One Show he was going to be in Line of Duty:


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