Published on 1 Apr 2012 Sections

Gagging for it – this year’s best April fool jokes

A tax on chilled champagne, a journey to the centre of a volcano, and a driverless car that follows you while you’re out running – a selection from this year’s crop of April fool jokes.

A tax on chilled champagne, a journey to the centre of a volcano, and a driverless car that follows you while you're out running - just some of this year's crop of April Fool jokes.

As 1 April draws to a close, here’s the best of this years crop.

The Mail on Sunday gave us news of a government “thermal reduction initiative” which would tax chilled champagne – just to balance out the pasty row.

BMW promised a driverless car that follows you as you go out running, with quotes from its head of innovation Alvin Alaff.

On his website, Richard Branson announced plans for a journey to the core of a volcano in a craft called the Virgin Volcanic.

The online supermarket Ocado offered a new delivery service providing customers with live farm animals to produce their own milk and eggs.

Google announced a version of retro Google Maps, using pixelated graphics for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

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