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90 Ideas For April Fool’s Day: All The Best Pranks And Fake News
And of course, the people in charge of press for large companies, who spend the days before April Fool’s sending over weird, wonderful and sometimes tiresome press releases.
In a time of fake news as well as weird and wonderful real news, you’d be forgiven for thinking some of these were real.
We have taken the liberty of sifting through all the press releases and other news sources for you to find the best ones, and we’ll be updating the page throughout the morning of April 1st as new stories come in –
All the taste of Coke, all the fun of inhaling a helium balloon and speaking with a squeaky voice.
“By carbonating Coca-Cola Classic with a small shot of helium,” they say, “the drink alters vocal cords by allowing sound to travel faster, and makes them more responsive to high-frequency sounds. This creates the squeaky high-pitched effect on the drinker’s voice.”
Coke spokeswoman (Cokeswoman?) Kate Miller said: “We’re delighted to be launching Coca-Cola Helium this year – it really inflates our range of drinks and lifts our fans spirits. Popularity of Coca-Cola continues to balloon and this new variant is set to be a flyaway success.”
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Are you still using paper train tickets, like some hopelessly trapped-in-the-past luddite?
Well, now, says Virgin Trains, customers can get their train ticket permanently tattooed on their body, thanks to the magic of Tick-Ink.
John Sullivan, Chief Innovation Officer at Virgin Trains, says: “We receive hundreds of calls from customers about missing or misplaced season tickets every year and we wanted to provide people with a clever way of always having their ticket on them. What better way than to have it permanently tattooed on their body?”
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