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We’re usually rather good at April Fools’ Day jokes. You might recall that (hilarious) time you tried to book B&B at Buckingham Palace, sleep aboard Boris’ bendy buses, join the Mile High Club or turn your bedroom into a DIY boutique boudoir. But this year, we thought you’d soon see through any such shenanigans. So instead, we’ve gathered up the best travel-related buffoonery and press pranks we could find from a quick Google search around the globe today. The twist? One’s a real story…

SOLVING THE HEAVYWEIGHT CARRY-ON CRISIS
Cosmos Holidays announced a new lightweight luggage range, set to revolutionise air travel by liberating passengers from cumbersome carry-ons with a highly adaptable, flexible solution, dubbed Nimble. Definitely going on Style Monitor’s wish-list.


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HIGHLIGHTING AUSTRALIA’S HEMISPHERIC REHOMING

As news broke that the earth’s tilt is changing, faster-than-expected equatorial slippage pointed to the likelihood of Australia being drawn into the Northern Hemisphere by 2055, according to boffins on Google’s Down Under news channel.

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HIP HIP HOORAY FOR LONDON’S PYGMY HIPPO CAFE
As reported in the Metro (knowingly or not? we’d like to find out) London Zoo has launched pop-up dining event the Happy Hippo Café, where evening visitors could watch two adorable new pygmy hippo pups (George and Bungle) at feeding time, followed by games tournaments and hippo-themed snacks. We are sad this isn’t true: we love a game of Hungry Hippos.

London Zoo's April Fool
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LEAN IN FOR ROOMS AT PISA’S MOST HISTORIC HOTEL
The Telegraph‘s Travel pages brought news that Italian authorities have given permission to turn the Leaning Tower of Pisa into a luxury hotel. Those vague ‘Dubai investors’ so often plucked from obscurity to back some barmy development scheme have allegedly signed a 50-year lease on the iconically wonky erection.

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THE ULTIMATE ICE GALA: WORLD’S COOLEST CASINO OPENS
Following research (presumably by frostbite-enduring scienceographers), gamers concentrate harder and gamblers perform better at sub-zero temperatures. Cue: giant igloo-shaped ice casino, launching in Sweden in winter this year. While visitors chill out on carved-ice chairs at carved-ice blackjack tables, they can exchange cold hard cash for chipped-ice chips…

World's first ice casino | Travel April Fools
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MO’ BRANSON IN BRANSON, MO
Sir Richard Branson is to plant Virgin’s business roots in his family namesake of Branson, Missouri – home of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. To celebrate, one of Virgin’s jetliners has been rechristened Jolene, and will stream the Dolly Channel on its in-flight entertainment system en route (but only from 9 to 5).

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BJORKWORLD PLANS REVEALED IN REYKJAVIK
Iceland’s hottest musical export, Björk, is to be honoured with her own amusement park (er, Hello Dolly). I bet you’re wondering how we knew? Oh, we heard it on the Grapevine.

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WUFFINGTON POST: LEARN TO SPEAK DOG
The international language-learning programme Rosetta Stone has cracked canine speech patterns, enabling professors to offer Dog-Human language courses for the first time. Woof.


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BRICK LANE CAFE CONCOCTS EGGSELENT EASTER COCKTAIL
Cereal Killer Café's easter cocktailHipster all-day-breakfast spot the Cereal Killer Café – where the coolest kids go for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner – has launched an Easter-themed cocktail, The sugar-laden milk-topped mini-meal has been called the Easter Eggstravaganza, and consists of Toffee Crisp, Golden Nuggets, Peeps, Cadbury Mini Eggs, Kinder Egg and milk. It’s Eggsellent, natch.
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LAST, BUT NOT YEAST… THE GIANT JAR OF VEGEMITE
Vegemite announced plans to ‘open’ (haha) a 60-foot ‘interactive’ jar of the savoury spread in time for Australia Day 2016. We’d like to raise a toast…

The Big Vegemite attraction

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