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April Fool’s Day Round Up 2019 – the best pranks and jokes

By on Monday, April 1, 2019

It’s our annual roundup of all the UK April Fools’ Day pranks pulled by brands and media outlets

Let us know if you have spotted any good ones..

Boden’s Breton Shirt Ban

Breton shirts are the latest casualty of Brexit upheavals.  Boden say ‘As new EU rules come into force today, any stripe-wearing Brit found flouting the rules could face a €1000 fine or even a stretch in prison’. Boden, the company that made Breton tops famous in the UK, are offering a thoughtful solution to customers: a Breton stripe removal service.

BBC iPlayer

The BBC have launched a Skip The Sex button on iPlayer – allowing prudish brits to FWD the racy bits.

McDonalds

McDonalds release milkshake sauce pots

Creme Egg Mayonnaise.

Heinz and Cadbury’s have joined forces to create Creme Egg Mayonnaise.

Tinder

Men are notorious for telling porkies on their dating profiles – now Tinder says it is clamping down with Height Verification.

British Transport Police

British Transport Police has announced plans to crack down on commuters who eat smelly food on packed commuter trains.

Colman’s Mustard

Colmans has announced its latest product: Mustard Custard.

Maryland

Maryland has taken the millennials’ favourite foodstuff to an extreme with the launch of its brand-new Avocado Cookie.

T Mobile

Came up with an ingenious solution to those times when you’re trying to talk on your mobile in public and it’s really noisy and you can’t hear what the other person is saying.

A Phone BoothE.

FreshDirect

Online grocery service FreshDirect came up with a revolutionary new milk alternative. It’s called Caulk and it’s made from cauliflower.

Honda

Honda promised to bring back ‘everything you loved about the ’90s’ with its retro pimp your car package.

Roku

TV streaming types Roku came up with a remote control specifically designed to make it easier for pets to take control of the TV.

Honda

Avoid causing a road rage incident with this, Honda’s ‘polite horn’.

KitKat

KitKat in a cup! Nestlé spent four years coming up with the perfect blend of tea to accompany a KitKat, and comes in two finger, four finger, and Chunky varieties.

BMW

Invented ‘lunar paint’ which charges your electric car at night. Like solar power, but with the moon.

SodaStream

Used NASA-inspired technology to come up with a new gadget to turn your burps into fizzy water.

RADFIT

An electric workout bike that does the workout for you.

Kingfisher

Made beer easier to carry by inventing ‘beer powder’. Just add water.

Durex

Spice up your love life with an unusual new flavour, something called ‘Mala hotpot’ which promise ‘extra heat’ and ‘the taste of fish skin’.

Google Maps

Made getting to your destination more interesting by adding retro mobile class Snake to Google Maps.

Open Google Maps, click ‘play Snake’ on the menu icon and, er, that’s it.

Hollywood comes to Holyhead

Holyhead tourism chiefs have come up with an interesting way of boosting visitors, reports North Wales Live. By doing this.

Cambridgeshire police

Unveiled a new four-legged weapon in fight against drug crime

Daily Express

Have the exclusive about sharks being released into waters at Thorpe Park.

deliveroo

Deliveroo Australia is offering customers ‘crust free pizza’ – following popular demand.

The Sun 

The Royal Mint has revealed an Emoji collection on coins – including the poop.

The Guardian

The Guardian understands the Govt is looking at the creation of the post of “healing tsar” – a unifying figure to promote a feeling of national togetherness. Several well-known figures have been sounded out for the role, although there are worries that the politicians involved will try to parachute their own preferred candidate into the job.

The Times

The Times is carrying a story about a Drone Dog walker.

 

Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph – reports British April Fool’s jokes have been banned this year under an archaic parliamentary order, amid warnings the public can no longer tell the difference between reality and farce.

Travelodge Australia announces new ‘Bedshare’

Budget-friendly hotel chain Travelodge has announced an affordable new share room option which promises 50 per cent discounts for guests willing to share 50 per cent of their rooms and amenities with another guest.

Shutterstock

Shutterstock has announced their brand new physical library to store over 250 million volumes of images.

With brick & mortar stores making a comeback with large online realtor Amazon, Shutterstock wants to join the trend. Watch the full video here.

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