The day has arrived! Today millions of us will no doubt be victims to someone’s light-hearted prank or two. Whether we will be sent on a ‘fool’s errand’ looking for things that don’t exist; playing pranks on each other or believing something completely ridiculous, we will definitely be laughing.
But if you think that April fool’s pranks are only between you and your friends then think again, as companies around the world have had their share of the fun too. In fact, it seems as though they are the most mischievous pranksters of them all, getting the public going with fake announcements and phony promotions.
Baseball player trained in Tibet
The Sports Illustrated Magazine published a story on the 1st of April, 1985 about a supposed new baseball player who had a spectacular ability to throw the ball. They went as far to convince the public that he developed his incredible skill during his stay in a monastery in Tibet.
In 1957, the London BBC aired a program on a family who were successfully farming spaghetti plantations. The report showed farmers working in these alleged plantations. Due to the fact that spaghetti was not well known in the UK back in 1957, many people did in fact fall for the prank causing an influx of letters to the BBC from people interested in starting their own planting spaghetti. Decades later, CNN called the broadcast as “the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled.”
On April 1, 1998, the fast food chain Burger King announced the launch of a brand new sandwich in which the spices were changed for left-handers. There were people who went to Burger King to try the sandwich for left-handed individuals in order to verify the difference in flavour.
If there’s one company that loves to get in on the pranks then its Google. Back in 2007, the Google team announced on April the 1st, that they were launching a wireless broadband service that would run through the sewers. Aptly named, TiSP - short for Toilet Internet Service Provider and that it would be offered free of charge to the consumer. To use the service all you had to do was flush fibre-optic cable down the john and connect the end to a specially provided router.
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