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April Fools' Day: best of the day's seasonal fake news

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Are you questioning that story about Prince Harry spending his stag weekend drinking laverbread smoothies? Or wondering whether Coca-Cola is really releasing an avocado-flavoured drink? – reported The Guardian (UK).

The world is on April Fools’ Day watch, as newspapers, obscure tech companies and general pranksters attempt to pitch you carefully crafted “fake news”.

Here’s a roundup of the best so far:

The Mail on Sunday
What April Fools’ Day feast would be complete without a royal spoof? According to the Mail on Sunday, Prince Harry will be drinking laverbread smoothies and engaging in pre-dawn ancient Celtic chanting for his stag weekend at a spiritual yurt retreat in the valleys of west Wales later this month.

“Meghan wants Harry to spend the weekend getting grounded, not inebriated,” a friend told the paper. “She thinks a weekend of meditation and chakra-cleansing in Wales will fit the bill perfectly.”

Heinz
It sounds disgusting, but then cakes are made with eggs and that’s tasty, right? In a carefully crafted advert, Heinz tells how it has been working on a top-secret recipe in time for Easter. It’s seriously good mayonnaise made even better with Belgian chocolate.

Burger King
Heinz are not the only ones who are at it, Burger King is also getting chocolatey this Easter. The fast food chain claims to be bringing out a chocolate bun and patty with raspberry syrup and vanilla frosting.

Coca-Cola
The only logical conclusion to the Instagram generations obsession with avocados … it’s avocado-flavoured Coca-Cola. Yes, that’s right, Coca-Cola is introducing three new flavours for all those brunch heads out there. As well as everyone’s favourite green fruit, people can also try sourdough and charcoal flavours, too.

Coca-Cola told the Sunday Mirror: “Not only do they promise to be the perfect tasty, sugar-free refreshment, but they’ll also double-up as the ideal accessory for any brunch-time social media photo – guaranteed to see the ‘likes’ rolling in.”

Virgin Australia
Apparently we are all now far too busy and important to spend time unproductively, so now you can even get fit while flying.

Richard Branson’s airline, Virgin Australia, is launching Spin Class, the world’s first in-flight cycling studio. The new cabin class allows passengers to burn calories on board during long-haul international flights.

The Virgin Active Cycle head coach Emma Masters said: “Each Spin Class has been designed to achieve optimal in-flight heart rate and maximum calorie after-burn in the case of the Jetlag Buster and Spin & Sleep classes. For those looking to relax, the Cruise in the Clouds options provides a more laid-back workout.”

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