April fools innovations: from TubbyCoins to socially networked cows

Ice cream factory delivery bikes and Lego that you can’t step on also among products apparently being launched

Media April fool stories may be a little thinner on the ground in an era where “fake news” has become a concern, and at a time when a global pandemic makes judging the tone trickier.

The Telegraph chose 1 April to announce that Barnard Castle was intending to add a life-sized statue of Dominic Cummings to the estate, while the Sun returned to the row over Harry & Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview by suggesting that Justin Welby officiated over their “secret” pre-wedding while acting as an Elvis impersonator. The Guardian’s own joke, in light of the recent Ever Given grounding, was that there were plans to build a second Suez Canal to avoid a similar situation happening again.

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