April Fools 2019

1 04 2019

Can’t quite believe it’s my tenth year of doing this! (see the back catalogue here – although I imagine many of the older links will be broken by now!), anyway, in the hope of finding out Brexit was all a big joke, here we go…!


Thumbs Up release new range of pet-tech including: Drone dog walker, Paw scanner pet door, and Catapoop.

Telegraph: Parliament ban April Fools jokes.

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You would not paint over a van Gogh, would you? The all-new BMW i-setta with fully-electric drive train. True to its style, ready for a new century. #THEi #BMW @BMWi #BMWi __ BMW i-setta (40 Ah): Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 6.1. Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0. The driving range depends on a variety of factors, of course. We mean: like always, huh? For example your personal driving behavior, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning. The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (UKL) 315/2002. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration and white paint finish, registered in Germany. Virtually, the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the somehow real model. The values of the vehicles are already based on the new WOOT regulation anyhow and are translated back into the older NEXT ONE-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1916/E30/DACES and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. Ever wondered, if someone really reads all the text. But, the values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEXT ONE cycle for the classification. If you really care, you can have a deeper look into further information about the topic of fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars in the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points.

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Items I saw listed on other roundup pages but couldn’t find evidence for on the actual internet (will add links later if I find them):

  • Colman’s Mustard Custard.
  • Uber Pogo Stick.
  • Brussells banning British Biscuits from EU meetings after Brexit.
  • Sainbury’s Pink Avocados.
  • Kia Touchscreen Steering Wheel.

Items found after I published at midday:

Daily Express: Britain to leave Eurovision after Brexit.





April Fools 2017

1 04 2017

It may have fallen on a Saturday this year, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a VAST crop of stuff to be found! Enjoy 🙂

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Internet highlights – w/c 27th March 2016

2 04 2016

Friends graphs

A guy changed his name and now doesn’t have to pay for stuff!

Be a bit careful when using “replace all” for The Queen

My annual April Fools round up can be found here

Things to NOT think about during Communion

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April Fools 2016

1 04 2016

After having to work last year, it’s good to be back! Here, for your enjoyment, is my round up of all the April Fools I’ve found this year! Let me know if you spot any that I’ve missed 🙂

ITV announces “Loose Men” with Mark Wright, Peter Andre, Vernon Kay, Paul O’Grady and Richard Madeley

Scotland and Wales could form their own country if Britain leaves the EU – joining by a bridge or tunnel via the Isle of Man

Words being added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Olivia Coleman to be the next Bond

England could be banned from Euro 2016 if Britain leave the EU

White cliffs of Dover to get a fresh coat of paint

Pop up cafe to sell glasses of water from the Thames

Gmail introduced a “send + mic drop” feature which then failed!

EU moves April Fools Day to 2nd April from next year

Campaign to change Kings College to Citizens College

Britain’s Got Talent is adding a trapdoor to the auditions round

EU Member countries to be made to add the ring of stars to their flags


That’s all for now, I’ll probably be back later with ones I missed!





April Fools 2015 – Round up of round ups

1 04 2015

So as I mentioned yesterday, sadly I had to work this year and so couldn’t spend my morning scouring the internet for all the work and creativity people had put into this annual celebration.

To make up for this, I’ve gone for a wander round the internet this evening and gathered together other people’s round ups for you instead. What’s funny is, while there’s a lot of overlap, I think all of them have something different in them!

I’ve put some of my favourites, ones that tickled me, at the bottom – enjoy!

The Poke

Metro

The Independent

Buzzfeed

Mashable

ADWEEK

The Guardian

rt.com

**EDIT** This wasn’t on any of the highlight websites I found, but my friend posted about Sun Life’s new Beard Insurance

Some of my favourites:

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3rd April
I found one more! Ant and Dec are adding Anton Du Beke to their permanent presenting line up!





No April Fools blog for 2015

31 03 2015

Although my morning off on 1st April to collate and blog all the April Fools I can find on the Internet has become something of a tradition (for me, at least), I’m sorry to report that tomorrow I’m on a training course all day and so had to cancel my morning off 😦

I may try to collate in the evening but I know it’s not the same.

See you next year!





April Fools 2014

1 04 2014

Here we go – year 5 of the April Fool’s Round-Up

Links are just in the order I found them, and I’ve put some of my favourites in bold if you only have a few minutes!


In related news, I really hoped this was an April Fool but it seems not….
Nick Griffin says foodbanks are for indigenous Brits only
as the tweet was done in march