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April’s Fool Day Media Stories: The Best Ones Of 2010

by | 1st, April 2010

IT’S April Fool’s Day and Anorak presents the Top 10 April’s Fools of the season:

The Top Ten Failed April Fool’s Jokes

1. Hadron Collider II planned for Circle LineIndependent

Particle physicists believe the existing tunnel can be adapted to take a small-scale “atom smasher” alongside the passenger line at a fraction of the cost of building a new tunnel elsewhere in Europe. They are understood to have approached London Underground with a view to announcing a feasibility study later this year.

2. Ferrets key to bridging the digital divide between cities and rural areas – Telegraph

Specially trained ferrets are being used to deliver broadband to rural areas following groundbreaking techniques used by an Internet provider.

3. Aviation Autotobile AssociationMail

Next time you break down on the motorway don’t scan the road for the AA van to arrive. Look up in the sky.

The breakdown rescue service is launching a rapid response patrol that will see ‘AA Rocketmen’ in lightweight jet-packs flitting over traffic jams to reach stranded motorists.

4. Left handed butty is World’s first for Bolton bakeryBolton News

5. GMTV – New height restrictions for employees at Blackpool Zoo. Only tall people are allowed to work with the giraffes GMTV

6.Labour’s election strategy: bring on no-nonsense hard man Gordon Brown – Guardian

The Top Ten Failed April Fool’s Jokes

7. “Introducing Translate for Animals (beta): Bridging the gap between animals and humans –  Google

8. The picture that shames Britain. Great grandmother Joan Higgins tagged like a violent criminal for selling a goldfish – FREE HER NOW”Daily Express

9. Kerry and Pete’s Secret Love Nest RetreatDaily Star

10. Wayne Rooney has only sprained his ankle – All media

The Top Ten Failed April Fool’s Jokes

Spotter: Bat E Bird



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