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It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 1

Mu Beta

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21991812
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21993132
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2013/mar/31/school-curriculum-cookery-horticulture-before-technology

Oh, and of course...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/mar/31/liberal-conservative-coalition-conservatives


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 2

Orcus

Yes, I was looking for April Fool stories earlier and I was similarly pondering those...

(sadly some should be a joke but I suspect are not).


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 3

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

They mentioned the Miliband thing, on the radio, about an hour or so ago... so well after midday.... (on BBC radio Four) smiley - weird


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 4

Geggs

I did wonder about this one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21985948

But then I thought, no, the BBC would not do that as a joke.


Geggs


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 5

Orcus

That was out before today. I was talking about that on Saturday night.


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 6

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

Both the Milliband and the placenta stories were around yesterday, so if they're April Fools jokes the BBC is seriously stretching the rules smiley - cross


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 7

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Well, check them against the Metro's list of April Fools pranks.

http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/01/april-fools-day-2013-a-round-up-of-the-best-jokes-and-hoaxes-3566543/


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 8

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21995170

Hmmm...


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 9

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

I posted this on a particularly carnivorous friend of mine's page and she said she saw it last week. This may be a real product.

http://www.scopemouthwash.com/bacon/


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 10

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

That cannot* be a real product.... At least not in this* world... I mean... I like my bacon... but... no... that is so* wrong smiley - illsmiley - flyingpig


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 11

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

We're not the only ones unsure on this one. http://www.examiner.com/article/proctor-gamble-s-bacon-scope-real-product-or-viral-ruse


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 12

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

Here's an article that should be a joke. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/01/17552848-toy-model-of-jabba-the-hutts-palace-resembles-a-mosque-group-says?lite


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 13

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

No, that *is* a joke, as in 'you've got to be joking' smiley - facepalm


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 14

There is only one thing worse than being Gosho, and that is not being Gosho

I think I may have found a real one http://beervana.blogspot.com/2013/04/pope-francis-to-trappists-no-more-beer.html

Leastways it bloody well better be.


It's time for my annual 'news stories that I can't work out whether they are April Fools or not' line-up

Post 15

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

smiley - yikes


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