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)
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- 2 iOS 8 apps and features: eight iPhone settings you need to look at after you install the update
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 4 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Rihanna 'nude pictures' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
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'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
Alicia Keys leaks own nude photo 'to create a kinder and more peaceful world'
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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