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There is always someone ready to criticise and seven more to agree with her, even on the 1st April :D :banghead:
 

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I've heard a few today. Best one is Tasmania Police to launch Zombie Outbreak Response Team.

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Have to say there have been some pretty special April Fool jokes going around.

Thought the best one was run by News Ltd


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/wo...-different-women/story-fni0xs61-1227287020426

Hits every hot spot with a double blow.
Had more fun with this today. I forwarded it to some friends in social work and said I was organising to get the guy and his families to emigrate into their region. It seems to be a strategic way to ensure an endless supply of new clients that will keep them in work until they turn 75..
 
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From 7 years ago ... Flying Penguins on the BBC ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dfWzp7rYR4

Still yet to be beaten I reckon :D


My favourite BBC hoax is the Spaghetti harvest.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/1/newsid_2819000/2819261.stm

Given that in 1957 "Spaghetti [was] not a widely-eaten food in the UK and [was] considered by many as an exotic delicacy. " many were taken in by the trusted announcer and his story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVo_wkxH9dU

(For those who are interested, find the translation of the name given to the mugs used in the traditional harvest celebration meal.)
 
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We have had a day or so to think about it but the absolutely hands down best April Fools story has to go to

The Guardian and Jeremy Clarkson

Check it out and savour the cheek of it all...

Jeremy Clarkson joins Guardian drive for fossil fuel divestment

Former Top Gear presenter says being sacked by the BBC was a ‘wake-up call’ as he joins host of celebrities backing climate change campaign

.....Following what he described as a “dark night of the soul”, Clarkson said he hoped to “regain the trust of the British public” by dedicating his time and financial resources to sustainable energy, road safety and forging mutual understanding and tolerance between people of different cultures and religions.

“If you’d told me a month ago that I would be joining the tree-huggers in their hand-knitted kerb-crawlers I’d probably have punched you.

“I’ve been talking to the Top Gear team about getting some great merch,” said Clarkson, drawing back his blue blazer to reveal a T-shirt he designed with the slogan: “No fracking way to carbon.”

.....He plans to boost the campaign by founding a charity to garner support for a 20mph speed limit on most British roads, rising to 45mph on motorways and dual carriageways.

...The prime minister called Clarkson’s speed limit plans a “brilliant idea, which we should definitely implement immediately”. Downing Street later issued a statement clarifying that he had meant to say it was an interesting proposal worthy of consideration.
http://www.theguardian.com/media/20...ins-guardian-drive-for-fossil-fuel-divestment


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Just couldn't resist adding the closing lines of the story.

BBC sources said the director general, Tony Hall – who has reportedly received death threats following the decision not to renew Clarkson’s contract – has convened a “war cabinet” to decide Top Gear’s future. He is understood to favour a complete reinvention of the programme, with leading contenders to present the overhauled version including Bill Oddie and the former archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

Penguin Books,
which has long published Clarkson’s bestselling series of opinionated works including The World According to Clarkson, For Crying Out Loud and Driven to Distraction, said next year it planned to publish a new instalment, provisionally entitled Here Are Some Thoughts That I Had, focusing primarily on Clarkson’s new-found sympathy for environmental issues, interfaith dialogue and intersectional feminism.
 

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