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Check out these April Fools’ Pranks

With April Fools' fast approaching, pranksters will no doubt already be plotting and scheming for 1st April. In light of this, Gala Bingo have put together a list of some of their favourite pranks from recent years.

There have been many well-publicised hoaxes in recent memory, such as last years' ridiculous suggestion that a Central London theme park was being planned with a slide around the Gherkin. This absurd suggestion will surely have only fooled a small proportion of people, nevertheless it was a bold claim. Up North in Newcastle, there was confusion last year when it was reported that after a poll on the Sun Newspaper, the iconic Angel of the North monument was to be re-painted pink and renamed ‘Cheryl Cole of the North' after the Girls Aloud star who has Geordie origins.

Companies are often keen to gain publicity on the day, as demonstrated in 2010 by coffee giants Starbucks, who announced a new ‘giant' coffee size on their blog. Whilst this sparked widespread interest across coffee-lovers alike, it turned out to be a hoax and the company had no intention of producing the ‘Plenta' - a 3.8 litre option!

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9 Best April Fools’ Jokes of 2013

On April 1st each year everyone from newspapers, to online media outlets, to huge companies create their own fake stories for April Fools' Day. This year was no different and we've gathered together nine of the funniest and most inventive stories to appear yesterday.


1. The Shard turned into Fairground Ride (Huffington Post)

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