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April Fools' Day

Quiz About April Fools' Pranks and Fun

  1. The BBC television programme Panorama ran a hoax in 1957, showing what being harvested from trees in Switzerland?
  2. Which American magazine in 2006 announced via Twitter that they would no longer be publishing photographs of naked animals?
  3. In 2005, Radio 4's The Today Programme announced in the news that which long-running serial had changed its theme tune to an upbeat disco style?
  4. In 2010, The Independent reported that where in London was being considered as a new location for CERN's particle accelerator?
  5. As an April Fool's joke and PR stunt to draw attention to the launch of its electrical vehicle, what did Volkswagen report it was changing its name to?

  6. In 1989, a UFO-shaped hot air balloon flew over London as an April 1 prank. Who was the pilot?
  7. On April Fools' Day 1980, the BBC announced Big Ben's clock face would be going digital and whoever got in touch first could win what?
  8. What product, launched by Google just before midnight on March 31, 2004, was widely believed to be a hoax although it wasn't?
  9. The fast-food restaurant chain Taco Bell once duped people when it announced it had agreed to purchase The Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American independence located in which city?
  10. Which famous figure once announced on 1 April, 1976, that gravity on Earth would be slightly weaker and if you jumped in the air you would briefly float because of a planetary conjunction between Pluto and Jupiter?


  1. Spaghetti
  2. National Geographic
  3. The Archers
  4. The London Underground (the Circle line)
  5. Voltswagen
  6. Richard Branson
  7. The clock's hands
  8. Gmail
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Patrick Moore

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