The best April Fools

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April FoolYesterday saw the usual flurry of April Fools, both real and virtual. The two best in my view were:

Flying penguins by the BBC

Richard Branson announces Virgle, and Google plays along

Special mentions go to:

Tim Wheals, a long term friend of mine, who put tape over the diodes on all the optic mice in his company. Now that’s dedication! And yes, his name really is Wheals and yes he really is a roller skate instructor (hey, that means I get to use the phrase “nominative determinism” in a blog post, for his name is a classic case of an aptronym).

Phil Haack, long time blogger and TDD evangalist, who announced he was hanging up his blogging coat. The real mention goes to Tod McKenna though for one of the funniest comments to a blog post ever.