Every year, on April Fool's Day, the Vail Daily of Vail, CO, prints some funny fake stories in the paper, because no news happens in Vail anyway so no one really minds. This year, they printed an eight-page supplement of made-up bullshit. "It was also a money-maker, boasting numerous advertisements, including two full-pagers inside," according to Editor & Publisher. Printing entire sections of lies have long been profitable for newspapers, which is why so many of them have "Health" sections. But sometimes, truth slips through. After the jump, the UK Telegraph's list of April 1 stories that were actually true, no matter how much we wished they weren't.
- [Tory mayoral candidate] Boris Johnson ready to take on gangs
- [Liberal Democrat leader] Nick Clegg has slept with around 30 women.
- Facebook turns your mobile phone into a spy
- The tortoise that smokes 10-a-day