Friday, April 2, 2010

Day of pranks: Flying car fix, flavoured newspaper

Flying car mechanics, flavoured newspaper pages and Labour Party election posters depicting the prime minister as a thug were among April Fool's Day jokes awaiting Britons in their papers on Thursday.

The Daily Mail reported that the Automobile Association, which deals with emergency callouts to car breakdowns, had equipped its staff with jet-packs to fly over gridlocked traffic to reach stranded motorists faster.

Meanwhile, the Sun proudly declared it had succeeded in creating "the world's first flavoured page" - next to a blank, white square which contained the instruction: "Lick here".

In an elaborate mock-up, the Guardian said Labour Party would portray Gordon Brown as one willing to take on David Cameron in "a bare-knuckle fistfight for the future of UK".