THE BEST UK PRESS APRIL FOOL'S JOKES EVER!
Dear readers, here for Ruby Tuesday are some of the best April Fool's jokes in last Thursday’s UK press specially for you! Some are hilarious and one I fell for (forgetting it was April 1!) Which do you think is the best (and which do you think I fell for? I’ll reveal all at the end!) And does the press in your country print April Fool's jokes too?
1 Specially trained ferrets (above) have been used by Virgin Media for over a year to help lay cables for its broadband service to deliver broadband to rural areas following groundbreaking techniques used by an Internet provider. The ferrets wear jackets fitted with a microchip which is able to analyse any breaks or damage in the underground network. (Notice the red!)
2 The Daily Express and The Daily Mirror both carried the same story that the Queen booked herself onto a flight with budget airline easyJet to cut her travel costs. "One paid just £22.99 for a ticket from Luton to Aberdeen" she declared to reporters. A fellow passenger said she was treated "just like any other traveller." (Again, notice the red!)
3 The Guardian reported that Labour is planning to embrace Gordon Brown's (above) "reputation for anger and physical aggression" in a pre-election poster campaign. Three billboard adverts are reportedly being considered by aides, to present the Prime Minister as a "tough guy" – each bearing the slogan: "Vote Labour. Or else." (Red again!)
4 The Daily Mail gave the Automobile Association a James Bond makeover by claiming that its breakdown rescue service had launched a rapid-response patrol of "AA Rocketmen" (above). It said mechanics with jet packs, similar to the one worn by Sean Connery in Thunderball, could now reach stricken motorists more quickly by soaring over traffic jams. Tests would run above the M25 between dawn and noon. (Note the red!)
5 The Independent said it had seen a preliminary study commissioned by The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) looking into the feasibility of creating a second Large Hadron Collider (above left) using the 23km tunnel of London Underground's Circle Line (above right). If the scheme goes ahead, two proton beams would collide at Westminster Station directly below Portcullis House – the offices of more than 200 MPs. The collision would happen "within feet of Circle Line passengers stuck in perpetual immobility" but that health and safety advisers warned that the experiment could create "a mini black hole at Westminster".
Dear readers, which Joke is the best? And Happy Ruby Tuesday - and do visit other terrific Ruby Tuesday posts! (Links -in sidebar-at Work of the Poet.) And, yes, it was the third ad I fell for. All too realistic!