France joined in on the fun of April Fools' on Wednesday, with everything from news about giraffe yoghurt to train journeys to Sydney from northern France. Here's a selection of our favourites from France and the rest of The Local Europe.
Yes, the French get involved in April Fool's too - or as it's known here - Poisson d'Avril (April Fish).
France 3 TV channel turned heads when they reported that a zoo in Bretagne was offering giraffe yoghurt to visitors. The paper reported that staff were milking their lactating giraffe mother, Kimba, and turning the milk into yoghurt as an experiment.
Real chickens in Easter eggs?
According to France Bleu, Belfort chocolate maker Thierry Kleiber has decided to put live chicks in a few of its chocolate Easter eggs this year. Mr Kleiber reassured animal protection groups saying “It is not a problem to put live chickens in chocolate eggs: they are young and don’t move that much. We make them a nest and make sure they have a few holes to breathe through.”
Other channels and news websites put spins on current affairs, such as the Nouvel Observateur, which reported that the recent sightings of drones around Paris were actually sent out by people in the porn industry. Three men were arrested, they claimed, trying to film intimate scenes through people's windows.
The paper included a video called "drone boning", which showed aerial scenic footage that featured people making love in public. Click here to read the story, and watch the video below if that's your thing (WARNING - this film clip contains sex scenes, viewer discretion is advised).
Trains from France to the US?
Staff at Lille train station in northern France were raising passengers' eyebrows when their departure board featured trains for Los Angeles and Sydney.
Newspaper La Tribune reported that France's 35-hour working week will be increased to 36.37 hours. The "news" was revealed after a secret meeting on Monday night between Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Labour Minister Emmanuel Macron, and President Hollande at the Elysée Palace.
Emmanuel Macron said it was "a decision which will significantly lower labour costs". A reporter from La Tribune exclusively reveals that Macron was as comfortable as "a fish in water" during the whole meeting.
Vulcanologist specialist who worked on the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Island in 2010 are now on their way to the site to determine whether the Puy Mary is now awake. Lets hope for everyone living in the region that it remains well and truly asleep.
In a move likely to stir up Italian wrath (if only it were true), American pizza makers claimed that the US is the true homeland of pizza - and the UN chose Neapolitan pizza as its candidate for protection under Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List.