8 April Fools' Day stories that weren't actually Aprils Fools
Turns out humans just have a lot of terrible ideas
Every day is Aprils Fools' Day on the internet, as evidenced by this selection of breaking stories it is hard to believe weren't invented out of satire or surrealism.
There were nationwide bans on selfies, tensions between Scotland and England, square eggs and North Korean bans on One Direction in the fictional stories that were peppered around news sites this morning.
It wasn't just publications getting involved either, in the social media age brands are just as keen to fool their customers, with Google posting a job advert for a Pokemon Master and Vegemite creating its very own energy drink.
Ultimately the real weird stories won out though, here's some of the best...
1. Nick Griffin riffs on Hitler's soup kitchens (Huffington Post)
2. 'Holy Grail found' felt like the kind of obvious hoax you'd see on the BBC News in the 90s (Guardian)
3. Sony brings thing full circle and re-invents paper (ItProPortal)
4. Andy Murray's Scottish pride knows no bounds (BBC)
5. GIANTS RATS EVERYWHERE POSSIBLY ON A GHOST SHIP OR MAYBE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM WHO KNOWS BUT BE VERY AFRAID (Metro)
6. The wordplay seemed all too obvious as Heston's Fat Duck migrated back to Australia (Telegraph)
7. A priest subverted the stereotype and rules of his profession in as many ways as possible (NY Daily News)
8. And peeing in the pool was outed as a potentially fatal form of chemical warfare (CBS)
- 1 Britain First 'acting like Ukip henchmen' by invading meeting of activists in revenge for pub protest against Nigel Farage
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Tidal: Jay Z's Spotify rival streaming service criticised for making wealthy artists even richer
- 4 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 5 A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection
Costa Concordia: Shipment of Mob drugs was hidden aboard cruise liner when it hit rocks off Italian coast, investigators say
Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
A new (old) cure for MRSA? Revolting recipe from the Dark Ages may be key to defeat infection
Jeremy Clarkson 'could be given minder' ahead of a potential Top Gear return
Germanwings plane crash: Transcript reveals passengers 'screamed for over five minutes' before plane crashed into mountain
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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