It is that time of year again, when newsrooms enjoy a little April Fools' fun with their headlines.

From giraffe milk going on sale to the Queen taking up fracking at Buckingham Palace, here is Journalism.co.uk's round-up of some of the best 1 April hoaxes on the web.

Did you fall for any of them?

The Huffington Post reports that Piers Morgan has been "recruited" by Nick Clegg as the Liberal Democrat's media advisor. "He’s a disrupter," a Lib Dem insider apparently told HuffPo. "Adding the biggest name in British media to the election team is a huge coup for Nick."

HuffPo - Piers Morgan
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Giraffe milk from Paignton Zoo is going on sale at organic food shops, according to BBC Radio 4's Farming today (just after nine minutes in). "It's for the discerning palate at a local level," said curator of animals Neil Bemment.

Meanwhile, the Herald Express reported that Yoyo the macaroni penguin, who resides at Living Coasts zoo in Torquay, had laid a golden egg.

And in another animal-themed hoax, the Bristol Post reported that experts have suggested the last surviving dodos were eaten in 18th century Bristol – with chips.

Dodo
Screenshot from bristolpost.co.uk

People in Scotland will switch to driving on the right if independence gets the vote at this year's referendum, reported the Guardian. However, another proposal to change traffic light sequencing from red, amber, green to red, amber, blue was apparently rejected.

Last but not least, the Queen is fracking for gas at Buckingham Palace, revealed The Sun. Wonder what staunch environmentalist Prince Charles thinks of that?

The Sun - Frackingham Palace
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