April Fools' 2017: Here Are The 12 Best Corporate Pranks This Year!
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In a time of fake news, you'd be forgiven for thinking some of these pranks were real. But a Whopper-flavored toothpaste? Come on…
Like everyone else (your elementary school kid or that one 'really hilarious' person in your office), brands spent a good amount of time to come up with April Fool’s pranks. We agree that some of them were really lame, but here are the 12 best!
1. Google Maps morphs into Pac-Man.
Every year on April Fools’ Day, Google puts out a bunch of prank videos and Easter eggs. This time they revisited an old idea for 2017: Pac-Man in Google Maps. Take a random spot in the world and get five lives to outrun the ghosts! Google announced the game on Facebook with the caption: “She's a map-eater. And today, you can be one too.”
2. Daft Punk announced a full 25-Date Live Tour.
The previous night the popular music blog Mixmag wrote a post declaring that Daft Punk had announced a full 25-date live tour. The post quickly went viral stating that the “robots will play 25 dates across the world starting this summer, their longest stint on the road since the Alive tour in 2007.” They even went on to say that the official statement read, “Over the last 10 years the Daft Punk sound has become much more instrumental. We will be performing with a full live band on all dates and have asked the most illustrious musicians in the world to come with us.”
Unfortunately, folks, this was just all one big April Fools' joke.
3. Snapchat with Instagram filters!
Snapchat came up with a prank that made people actually laugh: When you take a picture with Snapchat and swipe right to get the first filter, you find a fake Instagram overlay for your photos! (In case you didn’t get it: Facebook and Instagram have copied Snapchat over and over again. Stories have been copy-pasted into the Facebook app, the Instagram app, the Messenger app and WhatsApp, because everyone loves stories.)
The photo you see above is Kirt Wagster from
Recode. Just. Hilarious! 4. Emirates wants to build an airplane with a swimming pool and gym.
Emirates Airlines, on Friday, revealed plans for a giant jet that would include a grassy park, a swimming pool, and a game room. The airline posted three renderings of the fantasy plane. It showed normal seating on the top floor and half of the middle floor with a games room and park in the rear. The bottom floor has a pool with deck chairs and shrubbery.
Just one gallon of water weighs eight pounds, so if the pool held 15,000 gallons of water, that would be 120,000 extra pounds to fly around.
Well, the name of the plane: APR001.
5. Pornhub frightened everyone by announcing that they had introduced “automatic video sharing to your social media accounts.”
If it is part of your daily routine to log onto Pornhub, then April Fools' Day would have been pretty terrifying for you. Those logging on to do some biology research got the fright of their lives when they selected their video of choice only to be cheerfully informed by Pornhub that they no longer needed to manually share the videos on their social media accounts as the site was going to do that for them automatically!
6. Netflix Live - a Will Arnett-narrated ASMR experience. Netflix is now showing a sneak peak of “Netflix Live” — a live stream of “life’s biggest thrills,” featuring Will Arnett. “Toasters toasting. Grass growing. Fans blowing.”
This was a hilarious, 48 prerecorded, watchable minutes of Arnett doing a bizarre ASMR narration. It’s a stream-of-consciousness discussion touching on everything from copy machines to parallel parking. All you need to do is log in and go to Netflix homepage!
8. Amazon Adds ‘Petlexa’ Functionality. 11. Learn Emoji in just 5 minutes a day. For free.
The language learning site has made a course for April Fools', teaching users the language of Emoji. It comes with a flash card set to help you learn.