THE BEST APRIL FOOL’S DAY PRANKS EVER
Celebrated since the first century, the tradition of April Fools Day continues as a celebration of a variety of harmless jokes and pranks played on those near and dear to us.
These historic advertising jokes will certainly bring a smile to your face.
1. New York City’s Fools’ Day Parade
Since 1986, there are annual press releases issued for the New York City April Fools’ Day Parade – which doesn’t and has never existed. Those who show up were regarded as April Fools.1. BBC’s Spaghetti Harvest
2. BBC’s Spaghetti Harvest
In 1957, BBC was bombarded with requests for a spaghetti growing plant after they broadcasted a film in Switzerland showing Swiss farmers harvesting freshly grown spaghetti from trees. This epic joke surely fooled everyone into thinking that there was a magic tree in the Alps somewhere and it could be grown in the garden.
3. Burger King’s Left-handed Burger
This clever advertising campaign by Burger King (1988) advertised a “left-handed burger” – only to announce later – “Everyone knows that it takes TWO hands to hold a Whooper”.
4. IKEA’s Doggy High Chair
When IKEA announced that it has now designed a high chair for dogs in its welcome to dogs on family dining tables (its Doggy High Chair features 2 bowls in the elevated food tray), flocks of people rushed to get one for their beloved pet. Ofcourse, it was just a prank as if the dog would sit comfortably in a high chair!
5. BBC’s Flying Penguins
To add insult to injury, the BBC released a video clip of flying penguins in 2008 claiming that these penguins preferred a warmer climate in South America. They were desperately cold and wanted to escape the freezing temperatures of the South Pole.
Bottom line – do not believe everything you read in the media and we should always turn on our critical thinking and analyse news with logic and reason.