As for Scientific American’s editorial, it was bleeding hilarious! It was *almost* as good as what I think was the all-time great: T. rex DNA. It’s a real shame that ensembl didn’t archive the page, but a Google found this.
Guardian Unlimited has an April Fools’ quiz. Results:
Can you spot the April fools’ gags?
You scored 9 out of a possible 9
You’re no fool. April 1 holds no fears for someone with your ability to separate fact from fiction.
Sad, but true: I’d read in some Saturday/Sunday newspaper’s magazine that Alexander McQueen scribbled graffiti in the lining of Prince Charles’ jacket when he worked on Saville Row. As for elephants mimicing sounds, they’re very canny animals.