The April Fool’s Day Awards 2011

And the winner of this year’s Poke Award for April Foolery is Google for their Gmail Motion video – with commendations to Marmite, The Independent, Radio 4 and Woof Woof (for their enthusiastic voting)

and the nominees were….

Think Geek: Playmobile release Apple Store

Full story here

Daily Mail: Kate Middleton’s Hen night

Caught on the toilet with a blow up doll, smoking fags and buying baby clothes. (Alison Jackson we reckon)

Marmite Vaseline

As seen on Grazia

BBC Radio Four: 3D Sound

The Today programme broadcast a news item on the launch of 3D sound – CLICK HERE to listen

The Guardian: Royal Wedding

The Guardian today pledges its “full throated support” for the monarchy.

You Tube: The Best Virals of 1911

Mumsnet: Dads Launch Class Action  Against Mumsnet

A spokesman for the group, who call themselves Fathers Against Discrimination (FADs), said: “It seems grossly unfair that mothers are constantly asked their opinion and dads are not, purely on the basis of gender. We are concerned that our lack of voice will lead to a culture where increasingly men are seen as an irritating irrelevance useful only for procreation, setting the Sky Plus and removing spiders from the bath.”

The Sun: Planet of The Apps

Scientists have handed out iPads to Gorillas at Port Lympne wild animal park. Head keeper Phil Ridges said yesterday: “We thought they would bang them on rocks but they carry them round as if they were babies.”

BMW: To Release Royal Edition of the BMW Will

The car manufacturer has taken adverts in national press today announcing the release of a ‘majestic royal edition available in Regal Red, Bridal White and Imperial Blue’

Daily Mirror: Coalition Plans Fresh Air Tax

The air we breathe is set to be taxed as part of a revolutionary Government plan to raise more money reports The Daily Mirror. The Air Tariff Control system will assess charges in different areas of the country and every household will be liable for payments, which will be administered by local authorities and added to council tax bills.

Virgin: Richard Branson Buys Pluto

Richard Branson has bought Pluto and intends to have it reinstated as a planet.

The Independent: Portugal sells Ronaldo to Spain in €160M deal on national debt

Glen Moore reports: ‘Weighed down by debt, Portugal’s finance ministry has secured the co-operation of football’s highest-paid player in an audacious bid to draw the nation back from the brink of economic collapse. In a move which some observers claimed “will lead to the destruction of the World Cup”, Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to “act like a patriot” and be sold to neighbouring Spain for €160m.’

Daily Telegraph: Street Party Wedding For Ed Miliband

Labour party members have been urged to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of Ed Miliband and Justine Thornton with street parties, trifles and bunting, according to a secret memo seen by The Daily Telegraph.

Firebox: Bacon Inhaler

“In its new compact, portable form, the Bacon Inhaler can be used outdoors or on the move, the moment your cravings strike. Simply take two deep breaths and carry on along the road to a meat-free life.”

Daily Express: Zimmer Skateboards for OAPS

The Daily Express reveals a novel twist on traditional mobility aids for the elderly – a skateboard-style Zimmer frame with wheels. As well as giving pensioners a speed boost, the Micro Zimmer is also lightweight enough for the more agile OAPs to perform bunny hops and mild stunts, according to its makers.

AOL: Clegg To Appear in Olympic Archery Team

AOL reporting that Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has put himself forward for Britain’s Olympic archery squad.

Linked In: Dead Literary Figures You May Know

The social network for office types has thrown some dead and fictional characters into the today’s networking mix

Ikea: Launch High Chair For Dogs

Pups in Sydney Australia try the new HUNDSTOL dog highchair from IKEA.

Metro: Metro to release edible edition

Volunteer taste testers have already sunk their teeth into the munchable Metro and given their approval.

Ryan Air: Ryan Air To Offer Child Free Flights

Ryanair today announced that it will introduce ‘Child Free’ flights from October

Talk Talk: Launch Social Network For Dogs

CNEt: Diners tuck-in from iPad2 plates in Apple-themed restaurant