/ So what April Fool's pranks have you seen?
Virgin introduces glass bottomed planes: http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/virgin-atlantic-launches-worlds-first-ever-glass-bottomed...
UCI limits cyclists' power to 6 watts per kilo via in built braking system: http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/news/43018/exclusive-uci-mandates-watts-per-kilogram-limit
SIS introduce new cabbage flavoured gel: http://lornpearsontrains.co.uk/2013/04/01/new-cabbage-sis-energy-gel/
Guardian Goggles - automatically redact columns by Melanie Phillips or Richard Littlejohn: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/video/2013/apr/01/guardian-goggles-video
Twitter to start charging for using vowels (should appeal to those txt spkrs amongst us) - http://blog.twitter.com/2013/03/annncng-twttr.html
Google to shut down YouTube: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/31/net-us-google-aprilfools-idUSBRE92U09O20130331
Si o'Connor repeats La Dura, Dura and La Rambla in the same day: OK I admit that should be filed under fantasy.
Any other good ones you've seen?
Snapfish (photo products website) offering scratch and sniff canvas prints
Local council to start charging for toilet paper in public loos - I fell for this, as it sounds like something they would actually do!
Impressive if its not some photographic trickery
BMW advert for their new limited edition P.R.A.M ( Postnatal Royal Auto Mobile). It has a N.A.P.P.I.E (Nanny-Assisting Petrol-Powered Injection Engine) as standard. For more info and test drive contact Joe.King@bmw.co.uk.
UKC have done some of the poorest April fools this year.
Marmite have a thing on Facebook about marmite flavoured nail polish.
The daily mail website has some stupid story about mobile phones from the 1930s that I didn't bother to read
that came over here and took all our jobs....
they also have gmailblue.
which, sadly, I actually quite like the look of.
Love the Guardian goggles.
Radio 4's Today program devoted several minutes to a train spotting App that would read specially elongated barcodes stuck to the sides of trains and be linked to a national database to detect late running trains and speeding drivers.
Lee Valley Tools (who specialise in professional cabinetmaking tools) have been designing and producing a one off highly impractical and amusing tool for April Fools Day for ten years now.
(You can see them all,including this year's "Spider Vice" by searching 'AFD' here: www.leevalley.com/en/home/Search.aspx? )
My favourite however, is the "Precision Story Tape": http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=65357&cat=1,43513
A blank tape measure, that you mark out with a pen off of existing objects... however, it's now actually proved to be a useful enough tool to go on sale.
> UKC have done some of the poorest April fools this year.
Why do you say that?
Oxford student newspaper Cherwell announces that their rival paper is closing: http://www.cherwell.org/news/uk/2013/04/01/oxford-student-newspaper-to-close (note author's name on the article).
Somewhere between Seal Edge and Seal Stones I believe.
I like the idea of the glass bottomed plane, and as for the UCI, it's less far fetched than them taking money from LA, their anti doping hotline, or that pat mcQuaid will be re-elected unopposed?
Probably the classic (and most ambitious?) was The Guardian's San Seriffe spoof - a whole country up for investment opportunities!
Ha ha, I'd never seen that before, it's brilliant! :O)
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