Some Amusing April Fool Jokes

As expected, a great assortment of April Fool jokes this year but also as expected it’s become difficult to spot the pranksters from the fake news stories. This year included headlines like “David Attenborough to front new Grime documentary” and “UK to introduce new 99p coin”.  If you like black humour you may have appreciated the press release from website funeral booker (who knew?), which announced an innovative new DIY cremation service, Crem Mate, aiming to set the funeral industry alight by allowing families to bid loved ones a warm farewell from the comfort of their own home. On a lighter note, High street sandwich shop, Subway offered a new slant on their dessert menu. They unveiled three new savoury ice creams which they said had been inspired by three of their customers’ favourite choice of fillings. The flavours were meatball marinara, tuna and tikka chicken – not really likely but may be Heston has taken over the menu planning. The BBC brought us their selection of the best April Fool jokes; was anyone fooled by the announcement from Emirates that they were designing the world’s largest commercial aircraft? The triple decker would include a swimming pool, games room, gym & park. Those with long memories may recall that the BBC produced what many consider one the finest April Fool japes back in 1957 when they broadcast a news feature about the pasta harvest in Italy. This showed spaghetti growing on pasta bushes and fooled a lot of people in a more innocent media age. Every one knows that Australia has the world’s deadliest …. (insert you own here e.g. snake, spider, women) so no surprise when some prankster reported the Danger Ranger, a new piece of tech which is a  “Dangerous Wildlife GPS Scanner”. The Ranger is described as a Star Trek-style tricorder packed with “67 DNA profiles of dangerous creatures”. With its “quad helix” antenna and 16-hour battery life, you can sleep easy in the outback knowing that your Ranger will alert you to any nasties. If you want to play the fool, try our harlequin funzee, from only £17.95 and that’s no joke.