April Fools' Day LIVE BLOG: The Best Pranks And Jokes From Around The World

01/04/2014 07:59 | Updated 02 April 2014
  • Andrea Mann Writer of sentences like this one. Also, occasionally, longer ones. But not this time.
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Huffington Post UK Comedy Editor Andrea Mann rounds up today's April Fools' Day pranks from around the world (wide web)...

01/04/2014 17:00 BST

And Finally... YouTube Unveils Its Trends For 2014

As we're all/largely/somewhat about viral video content here on HuffPost UK Comedy, it seems appropriate to sign off on this: a Wizard Of Oz-style lifting of the curtain, if you will, behind the scenes at YouTube.

It's frighteningly plausible. And I for one can't wait for 'Butter Fails'.

01/04/2014 16:48 BST

Samsung's Wearable Glove - Technology At Your Fingertips (And Palm)

"Samsung Fingers is the slimmest (0.2mm) and lightest (1g) wearable glove by Samsung and comes with a wide 3 inch flexible UHD Super Emo-LED display," explains Samsung's official blog. "Combined with an advanced 16 megapixel camera, Samsung Fingers offers the best-looking selfies you get your hands on.

"Samsung Fingers also supports the latest, fastest networks including 5G and Wi-Fi 902.11wz so you can keep in touch with the latest. Boost your creativity with dedicated features such as Finger Painter and S-tut."

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Well, I for one am delighted. I'm fed up with all those unwearable gloves I've got.

01/04/2014 16:43 BST

Brixton To Be Renamed 'East Clapham' Under New Rebranding Policy

There's gentrification... and there's this one step too far:

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01/04/2014 16:32 BST

Canadian Airline WestJet Changes All Flights To Metric Time

Miss your flight? Blame Canada.

01/04/2014 16:24 BST

Give The Dog A Phone... With The 'Fidophone'

Do you miss your dog when you're at work? More importantly: does your dog miss you when you're at work?

Well, fear not - because Australian phone company Optus can bring you together with their exclusive Fidophone:

(Unfortunately, it's only available in Australia. And it's not real.)

01/04/2014 16:00 BST

The 'Wino-Tap' Is Our New Favourite Piece Of Kitchen Kit... That Doesn't Exist

Now, I'm not one to condone the abuse of alcohol but... TAKE ME HOME, DADDY!

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Yes, Getting Personal's Wino-Tap is an April Fools' Prank I can certainly get behind. And in front of. And to the side of. You know, like when you're rinsing your mouth after washing you teeth.

Suddenly, 'house wine' has a whole new meaning.

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01/04/2014 15:33 BST

President Obama Accepts Cambridge Union's Invitation To Speak

Except, of course, he didn't. Despite what this email put on their Facebook wall said...

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"After several weeks’ hard work on Vacation Committee, the Union is pleased to offer a sneak peak of the positive responses from potential speakers in the form of the attached email," posts the Union Society Press Officer - later adding: "We regret to inform members that the Duchess of Cambridge still hasn't responded to our repeated requests for a joint appearance as part of the debate, but His Holiness the Pope has expressed an interest in principle."

01/04/2014 15:26 BST

More Of Today's Corporate Pranks

One of m'colleagues has collated nine of today's daftest corporate April Fools pranks - including, yes, biscuit-flavoured tea.

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Check out the full list here.

01/04/2014 14:23 BST

Visit Scotland Promotes Whisky-Flavoured Milk That Comes Straight From Cows

Like booze? Like milk? You'll love the new discovery they've made in Scotland!

01/04/2014 14:12 BST

Ocado Unveils The 42" 'Slablet'

In which Ocado spoofs Google, Apple and all those other hip technology companies with a great little video advertising the world's largest tablet - the 'slablet'.

"It's the tool... for tools." Marvellous

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