April Fools’ Day: the day of the year when paranoia reigns and you can’t make it out of the front door without being subjected to a cruel prank. Stay here to find out how the day unfolded - as well as for new updates from what's still going on in the US.
To whet your appetite, these were The Independent's own attempts to get a story or two past you. Let us know if any of them worked:
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This year, we've seen a decent mix of practical jokes, elaborate photoshopping and semi-believable news stories.
But did it beat last year, when stories included: chickens being able to lay square eggs, the Queen drilling for oil in the back garden of Buckingham Palace, and the Government trying to ban people from taking selfies?
Read through the live blog posts above to make up your own mind.Reuse content