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Round-up of best 2013 April Fools’ stories

April 1, 2013

April Fools pranks have been lacklustre today compared with last year, but here’s a roundup of some of the better ones spotted so far…

Comic Sans quelle horreur – New Statesman unveils new look to celebrate 100th anniversary with popular font.

New Statesman 100 years old comic sans

Not for the faint-hearted, Virgin introduces a jet with a glass floor to give passengers an uninterrupted view of the Earth from 30,000ft.

Virgin-Atlantic-glass floor april fools

Easter Island to be re-named “Summer Island” – According to this Telegraph article, the Chilean Government has approved a name change for the Island to be renamed ‘Summer Island’, after a local historian found evidence that the Dutch explorer who discovered the remote island, landed in July and not April as previously believed.

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Durex launches  the world’s first sex noise-cancelling headphones – ‘Bangs’

Durex bangs headphones april fools

Whilst we’re on the theme, Asda is seeking to cash in on the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey with a new range of loo roll. Perhaps the biggest fool is in the journalist who wrote up the story in the Daily Mail.

asda

Pot Noodle launches deodorant range – who doesn’t want to smell sweet & spicy or like a Bombay bad boy?

Pot noodle deodrant april fools

(via @AndrewBloch)

YouTube closing down forever

You can catch the livestream action here.
Google Nose Beta

Gmail Blue

It’s just like Gmail but blue – truly revolutionary…


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