Well it is every jokers favourite day of the year- April Fools day.
We thought we would mark the occasion with some of the best pranks from companies and organisations across the internet today.
1) Goldfish tracker
You’d have to be pretty wet to be taken in by this!
An online pet medicine shop told the press they had come up with a novel way to keep a track on your goldfish.
According to VioVet, their ‘Goldfish Tracker XL’ will “ensure owners never have the problem of a misplaced fish again”.
The release adds: “The technology, which produces a highly accurate GPS location operable through satellite signalling services, can locate the goldfish from up to 180 centremetres away, and is proficient in goldfish bowls up to 100 metres deep. The signal produced sends a beam directly to a computer, which has been optimised with VioVet’s latest 3.5” floppy disk software (Windows 95 operable – installation disk is included with the tracker).”
2) Leicester Uni to change its name
The Independent told us today that The University of Leicester is planning to change its name to capitalise on its discovery of the bones of Richard III.
The paper said that officials behind the plans also hope to rename some of the university buildings in tribute to the dead monarch to exploit the huge international interest in the discovery and attract lucrative overseas students.http://ind.pn/1CLbfRc
3) Ant and Dec to add third member
The Radio Times today made the shock announcement that Ant and Dec would be adding a third member to their act- Stricly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke.
The magazine said that the trio would now be known as ‘Ant and Dec and Anton Du Beke’
4) Milliband’s new look
The Sun brought us the groundbreaking news that “desperate” Ed Milliband would die his hair blond to capitalise on the “Bojo factor” ahead of the election.
The paper added: “It is understood that party heavyweights have given Ed a THREE WEEK ULTIMATUM.”
5) Clarkson goes green
“The disgraced former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has become the latest celebrity to support the Guardian’s campaign for fossil fuel divestment.” the paper has reported.
They say the petrolhead presenter had found a new love of the environment.
6) Sam Smith is straight
Maybe the most obvious April fool of the day was from singer Sam Smith who revealed his new love for women.
7) Playstation flow
Sony have announced their latest console- which lets gamers play while they swim.
The Playstation Flow, made by the ‘PlayStation Wearable Entertainment Technology (P-WET) group’.
A statement from the company said the new machine: “combines PS4 gaming with real-life swimming. When you get to an underwater section of a game… you can hit pause, head to your nearest pool, dive in and resume playing through PlayStation Flow.
“With underwater environments in games becoming more and more realistic, we think that PlayStation Flow provides a natural enhancement to player experience.”
And now for the stories you thought were April Fools…
Now here are a couple of stories which could have been April Fools but somehow are actually true!
1) Monks open door to women
We reported today that the monks of Pluscarden Abbey have launched a bid to raise £4million to bring their medieval haven into the 21st century – and open their doors to women for the first time.
Although the story is actually true we have received a phone call from a national newspaper asking if it was an April Fool- read it here.
2) Cool for cats
Cats love classical according to The Times.
The paper said: “Cats don’t like Cats (the musical). Neither do leopards enjoy Def Leppard. But they might just enjoy a bit of the Rossini-derived Cat Duet.”