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April Fools Jokes

Post by JellyWarrior » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:09 am

With April Fools well and truly over world wide I was wondering what people's favourite fools were this year.

Here are my favs:

Virgin Blue Airlines
Posted an ad in several papers offering a "No Chair Fare" where you could get half price domestic flights Australia wide by electing to stand in the isle. If the flight was for longer than 2 hours then they would give you a free calf massage.

Despite being an obvious prank they received over 1000 enquiries regarding the "special offer".

Westjet
Canada's Westjet advertised that customers could pay $12 extra and sleep in the overhead baggage compartments, with complementary pillow and blankets.

Pope to hold special mass for gays
Sydney's 2UE, the radio station that I work at aired a story saying that when the Pope visits Sydney that he'd hold a special exclusive mass for gay men and lesbians in an attempt to try and heal relations with the homosexual community.

The Catholic Church was also to enter a float in next year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi-Gras.

Google Launches G'day Search
A new search that uses temporal algorithms to search news, sports results and pages from 24 hours in the future was launched by Google.
http://www.google.com.au/intl/en/gday/index.html

BBC's flying penguins
The BBC aired a preview of a documentary about some newly discovered flying penguins that migrate from Antarctica to South America for the Winter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23qDl1aH9l4

I know that there are stacks more, but they're some of my favourites, what about you guys, find anything particularly amusing this year?
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Post by not just souLLy now » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:18 am

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Post by politoe » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:27 am

KTLA Morning News (Channel 5 in Los Angeles)
Has to be the worst where one of the news anchors is told to leave, and then is publicly fired over the air with Ryan Seacrest.

http://blogs.ktla.com/ktlamorningnews/2 ... april.html
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Post by Ex-Cyber » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:05 am

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