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April Fools' Day is a nightmare if you're a journalist. It's even more difficult in this era of "fake news" because the line between believable and unbelievable is a bit blurry.
If you're particularly unlucky, this morning your email inbox might have filled with weird press releases. Many of us will have been spared though, as April Fools' lands on a Saturday this year.
Here are some of the most popular April Fools' stories and tricks you might have seen while reading the news this morning, as well a few classics that pop up on Twitter every year. We hope you didn't fall for any of them.
George Osborne has added a couple more jobs to his repertoire.
By Georgio! Osborne takes new job as fashion designer https://t.co/MG0bZywuH5 Tweet Embed:
George Osborne appointed artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe https://t.co/wMCKlU9Hv4 pic.twitter.com/59NVAjDxHy
There's a new Amazon Echo — for your pets.
The National Trust claimed to discover another ancient chalk figure.
We’ve discovered a second chalk animal next to the world-famous Uffington White Horse. Here’s what we know so far: https://t.co/u9PiN7cMo7 pic.twitter.com/fOXkiOHTh9
Paddy Power staged the world's first Seahorse Race.
Krispy Kreme changed their name because Brits were getting 'confused.'
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Introducing... the Google Gnome.
East Lancs Railway invented time travel.
Join us for the 11:50 steam departure from Bury as we attempt to reach 88mph, after that, who knows... #SciFiontheSidings #Aprilfools pic.twitter.com/rO7EKiqjyS
Domino's Pizza invented a 'letterbox warmer.' Genius.
Knock, knock. Who’s there? Doesn’t matter – you never have to answer the door again thanks to the #HeatwaveLetterbox https://t.co/Kn4yaOtrcW pic.twitter.com/Gpm9naM8mV
Burger King thought it would be a good idea to invent WHOPPER® flavoured toothpaste.
Honda invented a new dating app to 'steer lovers together.'
News: Honda launches H-Swipe, an all new in-car dating app to steer lovers together. Full story at https://t.co/H7YbVxg0FH. #OnlyHonda pic.twitter.com/MXUcqJ9E9B
You know the Coronation Street theme tune? It's changed.
This one crops up every year.
Be careful if you're planning on travelling on the Triangle Line today.
That triangle line is a right pain sometimes and as for that square line.......#aprilfoolsday #joke 😜⚠️🔼🔽⏹@TfL @visitlondon pic.twitter.com/c8r4k9boGE
There was also a rare sighting of the Northern Tusked Porpoise on the BBC.
And last by not least: The world's first hot tub for birds.
Described by Wilko as "the ultimate pampering for your feathered friends."
Wilko to sell first ever hot tub for birds. Keep your avian friends warm and cosy for a very reasonable £25. pic.twitter.com/MY0Ip4CVNb
It's past midday, so you should be safe now. However, it's probably a good idea to stay vigilant for a few more hours.
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