April Fools' Day pranks made by companies
Virgin founder buys Pluto
Virgin Group, 2011
The company announced on its website that founder Sir Richard Branson, seen here, decided to buy Pluto for an undisclosed sum and reinstate it as a planet. Branson is also having a special deep space vehicle built that will help increase Pluto's planetary mass.
"Virgin has expanded into many territories over the years, but we have never had our own planet before," said Branson. "This could pave the way for a new age in space tourism."