It’s that day again. Perhaps you woke up to news of new automated, driverless pizza deliveration from Dominoes, or spotted Money On Vouchers in your paper from Lidl (to make their food not just taste expensive). Here at Geek Scot, we’re on the look out for the Scot themed ones. After the papers last year used April Fools as a day to make fun of Scotland, we’re hoping for something with us not being the butt of everyone’s jokes this year. For our more international post of the Internet’s April Fools today, check out this post here.
Dancing Hydro and Tenants on tap – The Metro
Good news! Apparently the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, and the world second largest live entertainment venue, is to be given Maglev technology so that it can spin in time to music played at it. Also, Tenants has introduced the T-Tap, an extra tap to pour tenants at your own kitchen sink. Plumbed lager anyone?
Money On vouchers – Lidl
The money on vouchers were more Lidl than Metro but it did grab our attention due to Lidl’s extra support for Scotland during the referendum campaign, during which they wouldn’t be drawn into the scare tactics of claiming their prices would go up in an Indy Scotland.
Tartan paint – B&Q
For once, those awful comic strips by B&Q at the bottom of the funnies page in the Metro actually posted something funny! Tartan paint is now on sale at B&Q.
Scottish Twitter users to require Tweet Licence to crackdown on Cybernats – STV
STV is reporting that in an attempt to crackdown on “Cybernats”, Twitter is requiring Scots to prove their ability to Tweet Responsibly by enforcing Twitter Licences.
You’re doing fine Jim Murphy – @AngrySalmond on Twitter
Our favourite satirical politician, Angry Salmond on Twitter, tells Scottish Labour Leader, Jim Murphy, that he’s doing fine. Along with a well placed hashtag of #AprilFool. May have forgotten an S there… or not.
Secret Bunker finds treasure trove of Nazi gold! – The Courier
The Courier is reporting that Fife’s Secret Bunker has uncovered buried treasure… a huge set of Nazi Gold. The report comes complete with a quote from “expert Rolf Paoli.” Don’t you just love anagram hunting?
Making a deal with the SNP is Labour’s cup of tea – Conservative Party
The Conservative Party has launched a set of mugs with fake Labour Party slogans including “Making a deal with the SNP? That just our cup of tea!”
Alex Salmond defects to Labour – r/scotland
Reddit users got a nasty fright today as not only did r/scotland claim to be moderated by Scottish Labour supporters (complete with Vote Labour rebranding) but there were also reports of Alex Salmond defecting to Labour!
Tunnocks sponsored Zebra Crossings to appear across Scotland – Daily Record
Zebra crossings branded with Tunnocks Caramel Wafers and Teacakes are to appear around the nation it seems.
Queensferry Crossing to have a gap in the middle! – The Evening News
The new Queensferry Crossing accross the Forth is apparently to have a gap in the middle due to a mistake in cost cutting excercises.
Alex Salmond to become the Speaker of the House of Commons – Common Space
According to Common Space, there’s high demand for Alex Salmond to become the new Speaker of the House of Commons. Perhaps Prime Minister’s question time will become more civil, like First Minister’s question time.
Kelpies to close down for repair works due to rust – Scotsman
Apparently the Kelpies are rusting “from the hooves up”. It’s lucky they had someone able to dig down far enough to check the hooves!
Let us know if you spot any more Scottish April fools for us to add to the list!