Newspaper April Fools’ hoaxes
These are classic.
Ferrets lay cable for Virgin Media. “Our decision to use them is due to their strong nesting instinct, their long, lean build and inquisitive nature, and for their ability to get down holes,” project manager Jon James told The Telegraphin 2010.
The Guardian becomes a Twitter-only publication. Most of its fellow publications,the paper notedin 2009, “now offer Twitter feeds of major breaking news headlines, while the Daily Mail recently pioneered an iPhone application providing users with a one-click facility for reporting suspicious behaviour by migrants or gays.”
Econoland: In 2009, the Economist announced aneconomics-themed amusement park, complete with a “Dow Jones Roller Coaster.”