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Top 5 April Fools Pranks

by Tanya Wasiuta


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After delving into the April fool archives, and dusting off The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of April Fools pranks, these are The Top 5… That only a ‘Fool’ would believe……

1:Burger King:
Now we all know how the USA see themselves as the Gold Medallists of April Fools, and their prank in 1998 was definitely a ‘Whooper’ of many bad pranks:


Releasing an advert in the local paper for their new item: The Left-Handed Whopper: Only for those left-handed Americans all 32 million of them, the new burger included the same ingredients as the original Whopper, but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees.
Thousands of customers went into restaurants to request the new sandwich, while many others requested their own ‘right handed’ version.

2:Instant Colour TV:
Black and White TVs are a thing of the past Now, however back in 1962 in Sweden all broadcasts were in black and white but as of April 1st, however, that was about to change.
Sweden’s television station, STV, announced that viewers could easily watch colour TV by simply placing a ‘fine-meshed screen’, or a nylon stocking, in front of the screen.

Explaining the process with a bunch of scientific-sounding jargon, before you knew it Pretty much everyone started trying to stretch stockings over their TVs. Well and truly stitched up.

3:A prank fit for Royalty:
Back in 2013 with the Birth of the Royal baby due BMW announced the launch of their limited edition BMW P.R.A.M (Postnatal Royal Auto Mobile)


Available in Princess Pink or Royal Blue, this soft-top convertible has been designed using our Efficient Dynamics technology. For those who are ‘too posh to push’ this masterpiece of motherhood even comes fitted with N.A.P.P.I.E. (Nanny-Assisting Petrol-Powered Injection Engine).

4:Tic Tac Shake less:
Back in 2014 Tic Tacs announced a pack custom-engineered to stop the SHAKE so you don’t have to SHARE!

The company posted pictures on social networking site Twitter of the orange flavoured Tic Tacs in a little pack filled with orange bubble wrap inside, insulating the Tic Tacs to stop them from making any noise….


Domino’s Pizza unveiled the world’s first ‘edible pizza box’ back in 2014, proving once and for all, that you can have your box and eat it too! Dubbed the ‘Edibox’ is a world first in ‘snackaging’ or edible packaging that’s set to take the UK by storm.


Never again will people up and down the country have to struggle getting a square pizza box into a round bin. Simply munch your way through the new Edibox safe in the knowledge that you won’t have to put the bins out that night. Of course it was too good to be true!

So if you’re thinking of jumping on the April Fools bandwagon make sure your prank stands out from the crowd!

by Tanya Wasiuta on 01/04/2015

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