Our favourite April Fools Day jokes of 2015

We always look forward to April 1st, bringing with it the traditional silly pranks and crazy inventions around the internet. Every year someone seems to really go the extra mile to give us a chuckle – here are some of our favourites from 2015…

Fry's food April Fools Day

Now this would be one we’d like to see come true – edible packaging! Fry’s outdid themselves with a tweet proclaiming their brand new edible cardboard for their tasty products. The interesting thing is, edible packaging is actually on the horizon.

I’m afraid I’m in the HECK NO camp for Marmite – they do say you either love it or you hate it! – but I still got a laugh from this clever ‘Marmite Clear’ product launch. Would the product still smell as awful though, that’s what I want to know.

Marmite April Fools

Getting in on the laughs Down under, Australia Post launched an ambitious plan to restore profits by allowing customers to mail themselves for a bargain $35 to any airport in Australia via the ‘AirMale and AirFemale’ services. “We already have protocols in place down there to ensure the comfort of animals, so it’s perfectly safe,” said an airline source who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Sign us up!

Probably the biggest laugh of the day came from the Guardian, cleverly piggy-backing on the Clarkson furore of recent weeks and bringing him into the headlines again – this article claiming that the infamous Jezza had joined their drive for fossil fuel divestment and changed his petrol-loving ways.They also noted that Clarkson “hoped to “regain the trust of the British public” by dedicating his time and financial resources to sustainable energy, road safety and forging mutual understanding and tolerance between people of different cultures and religions”. Ahem.

The RSPCA reported that a cow had given birth to a rather striking looking ‘zebra zow calf‘ which produces ‘newly discovered vitamin Z’ in the cow’s milk. We do love the image!

April Fools Day from the RSPCA

Rosetta Stone for Dogs April Fool
Rover and out! Our very favourite giggle of the day went to Rosetta Stone and their dog translation course. The translation and language giant announced the ‘launch of a revolutionary new product that will finally allow dog owners to do away with ruff translations and let them communicate fully with their pets’, creating the world’s first tool to teach humans how to speak dog. We’d all put our paws behind this one, if only it were true.

We’ve had some jokes in the past ourselves, our favourites being the panic-buy beetroot and the clever CarTurbine, as well as last year’s Wind Powered Kettle!

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