I don't mind the tradition of April Fool jokes. Some are pretty rubbish, some are good fun though. I agree with Mark Solomons that none has ever beaten the spaghetti tree one from 1957 (yes, the date shocked me too). We did a school project on it in 1976. It was a great fun day.
Anyway, I was responsible for Insider's attempt at humour yesterday. It was a version of this mildly tailored for each region We fooled a few people, one bloke emailed our reporter accusing us of printing rubbish stories.