Africa Check decided to have a little fun, trawling newspapers and news websites for the best, and worst, April Fools' Day news stories.
The April Fool is dead. Or at least the gentle jester of the common folk has been converted into a corporate colossus controlled by marketing execs.
Former Kiwi fast bowler Iain O'Brien has apologised for an April Fools prank in which he announced he was coming out of retirement for a second time.
South Africans woke up to a string of unlikely news stories in various print and broadcast media on Wednesday to mark April fools' day.