Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday Funnies…

April 1st in soon upon us…..beware and be prepared.
The day where pranksters are in their element and nobody is safe.
To help you be prepared I’ve done a little research into the scale that people are willing to go to, to make their pranks work in 2011. Hopefully they will make you chortle.

IKEA Australia today announced their latest product as the ‘IKEA Hundstol’, also known as a highchair for dogs.
News of the product hit IKEA Australia’s facebook page, complete with a link to a Youtube video where an IKEA designer discusses the safety features of the 'aesthetically pleasing' chair.

The Guardian today set up a 'Royal Wedding Live' blog in attempt to show 'full throated support' for the British Monarchy.
The tongue-in-cheek feature launched at 7:30 in the morning and vowed to give 'committed, unrivalled coverage' of the preparations for the years big Royal wedding. At 10:11AM news of the wedding cancellation hit the site.
At 11.38, however, the updates were apparently forced to stop after they received "a communication from Buckingham Palace suggesting that some of the contents of [the] blog could contravene the Treason Felony Act of 1848."

Google have found a way of combining your webcam and Gmail to dispense with outdated technology such as a keyboard and a mouse. By standing a safe distance from your computer, you will be able to issue commands by using different body shapes.
With a helpful motion guide, Google say that "movements are designed to be simple and intuitive for people of all skill levels". Leaning to your left will go to your inbox, while bringing your right arm up to your head with a closed fist will reply to the email.
Unfortunately, if you click to try Gmail motion, you get the message, "Gmail Motion doesn't actually exist. At least not yet... "

In acknowledgement of the Royal wedding, BMW announced a special Royal Edition of the BMW M3 Coupe which apparently would be available at BMW dealerships throughout the country from today and for one month only.
The special edition motor was available in three colours - Regal Red, Bridal White and Imperial Blue. This clever little prank is quite easy to fall for after seeing some of the quirky Royal Wedding memorabilia which has surfaced in the run up to the April event.
As can be seen in the press release, the classic M3 logo has been turned upside-down to read "Will"
Anyone interested in the car was asked to contact BMW via email at

Taken from The Telegraph, April 1st 2011

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