For pranksters, there is no better holiday than April Fool’s Day. Celebrated annually on April 1, it’s the only day of the year when fun, harmless hoaxes go unpunished. the mischievous the holidays have dark origins. Some believe it began in 1582 when France transitioned from the Julian calendar – which started the year around April 1 – to the Gregorian calendar currently in use. Those who did not know or did not want to accept the change of date were trapped. Others think the holidays started as a in a good mood way to mark the beginning of spring.
Regardless of how it started, April Fool’s Day is now widely popular global. Same companies enter the mind with elaborate pranks that fool people for hours or even days. Here are some of our past favorites.
V By Velveeta
On March 30, 2021, the makers of Velveeta Cream Cheese revealed that they were branching out into the skincare business. V of Velveeta compound three products — one serum to reveal the golden glow of the skin, a moisturizer and a night cream to rejuvenate the naturalness of the user complexion. The announcement was mixed reactions fans. Some weren’t sure about plastering their faces with bright orange-yellow lotions, while others wondered if they were edible. It wasn’t until the company revealed the release date for the products – April 1 – that everyone realized they had been tricked.
Pupbucks by Starbucks
Coffee giant Starbucks is known for delighting dogs with free cups of whipped cream or Puppuccinos. Consequently, the news that the company was opening Pupbucks, a chain of cafes reserved for dogs, caused many pooch delighted owners. To make the prank more believable, Starbucks published a video of adorable puppies rush to get “lattes” and “cream cheese stuffed bagels”. The company even took to Twitter to ask fans to help “grow” the menu. The only catch, of course, is that the announcement was made on April 1, 2019!
Smart Bricks by LEGO
Most parents and children have experimented the pain of stepping on loose LEGO bricks. Thus, the company’s announcement of “SmartBricks” – LEGO pieces that automatically scattered walk away sensing movement – was greeted with a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, the product had been revealed April 1, 2021!
Joyful April idiots Day!
Resources: usmagazine.com, fox13news.com