April Fools 2012

1 04 2012

This is becoming a bit of a regular thing! in 2010 and in 2011 I’ve done April Fool’s posts to list the ones I’ve found that day. I confess I don’t think this will be up to my normal standard as the research didn’t even start ’til after midday and I can’t imagine people put in the same effort when it’s not a weekday, but here’s what I’ve got for you this year!
Sadly one or two were too offensive, and several weren’t funny enough to list – seems like people have been a bit slack this year!
Thanks to The Poke too for their research 🙂

Not as good a year as some but there are some gems in there – my favourite, probably the mini caravan, I’d totally buy one!

Have you seen any good ones I’ve missed?

April 1st 2011

1 04 2011

So last year I brought you a list of all the April Fools pranks I found (sadly several links have now broken), and intend to do the same again this year!

Let me know if you find any I’ve missed! …Or if any of these are actually true!

Some I missed are here, including:

Added in the evening, other thing’s I’ve been made aware of this afternoon!:

And again this year, the BBC has published a list of 10 stories that could be April Fools pranks but aren’t

Happy 1st April

1 04 2010

I’ve seen some really quite good April Fools stuff this morning, so I thought I’d list them below! Not sure how permenant the links are, but hopefully they’ll last at least for today.



YouTube – Example here

Google Animal Translate


The Guardian (make sure to click through all the images)

Firebox x7

Ben & Jerry’s

The Telegraph

The Independent

The Sun

Daily Express 1
Daily Express 2

BBC Radio 4


Some random blog takes the rip of Apple

Shakeaway: this was in email form, so have pasted it below!

Radical change to ShakeAway Flavours! 1st April 2010

Hellooooo again Ineke,

Everyone is familiar with the good ol’ ShakeAway Menu with our 150+ MilkShakes, but now that the first shop is over 11 years old and there are nearly 50 shops around the UK, we thought it’s time for a change.

You know we have the MilkShake Categories to make choosing easier….
Fruity, Chocolatey, Sweety,
Biscuity, Cakey and Everything Elsey.

We’ve decided it’s MUCH easier for us (stock, wastage, etc) to have just one flavour for each Category. We’ve therefore gone for the MOST POPULAR flavour in each section.

So, here are the Future ShakeAway Flavours….

FRUITY: Banana
SWEETY: Jelly Babies
CAKEY: Spotted Dick

We are REALLY excited about this new way forward, making the BEST SIX FLAVOURS of MilkShakes – anywhere!

What do we do with all the old flavours? SALE!

We have, of course, been running stocks down, and TODAY UNTIL NOON we have a GRAND SALE with ALL REGULAR MILKSHAKES FOR £1.00* which are NOT Banana, Chocolate, Jelly Babies, Fig Roll, Spotted Dick or Vanilla.

Bring the Voucher below or display this email on your Phone.

ENJOY! And Welcome to the New-Look, Simpler ShakeAway!
…Proud original re-inventors of Six Flavours of MilkShakes…

*Regular Single Flavour MilkShakes

And 10 things that could be April fools, but aren’t!