14 company pranks for April Fool’s Day


When April Fool’s Day rolls around, everyone expects fake engagements, fake pregnancy announcements, and the occasional professor’s office in an elevator. Each year, businesses also join in on the national day of pranksters. Here’s a look at the companies participating in April Fool’s Day 2015. Look through the list and then vote for your favorite at the bottom of this page.

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Redbox announced today the release of Petbox. Petbox allows your pets to check out their favorite titles including “Goatbusters,” “Paws,” and “Hen in Black.”

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LDS Daily was the first to break the news about the church’s new four-hour block with new curriculum. The new curriculum is called Nourish and Strengthen: Redefining the Multitudes. The class allows members to participate in modern teachings and classes such as a yoga class. According the article, the new curriculum came about thanks to help from several Brigham Young University professors.

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Target announced a new Fanny Basket. The Fanny Basket allows hand-free shopping and even has a holster for a cell phone and a drink.

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As the internet speed gets faster and faster, humans are finding they have less time to enjoy the little things. For that reason, Google Fiber announced a new Dial-up Mode. The new Dial-up mode helps you disconnect from the internet more often and have time for the little things.

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In case you are getting bored of searching for things on Google in the normal way, today Google announced a new website, http://com.Google, where everything you search shows up backwards.

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Screenshot of com.google search for BYU
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Bing released the Cute Cloud, your location for all things cute. “Puppies, kittens, teacup pigs, penguins and more adorably cute things await you when you use Bing to search the Cute Cloud,” the website reads. Use the new Cute Cloud to satisfy your desire for cuteness.

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Screenshot of the Cute Cloud
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Samsung announced the world’s first smart knife, with smartphone capabilities. Now the same instrument you use to chop your vegetables can be used to call your grandma.

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Travel back in time to April 1, 1999 with Amazon’s homepage.

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Screenshot of amazon.com
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The new Honda HR-V Selfie Edition features ten cameras designed for selfies. For safety purposes selfies can only be taken when the car is in park.

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You may have noticed that all videos on YouTube have a music button today. Watch any video on YouTube with the soundtrack of Darude: Sandstorm by clicking the “add music” button on the YouTube Video.

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Selfie sticks may give you the perfect selfie picture but at selfie sticks also come with the inconvenience of transporting the stick. That is the motivation behind Miz Mooz Selfie Shoes. The shoes come designed with a slot for your cell phone so you can hold up your foot and get the perfect selfie shot.

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No one enjoys the hassle of walking all the way to the mailbox to see if there is anything waiting. That’s why Gmail announced Smartbox. Smartbox will now notify you when there is mail waiting in your physical mailbox. It also can maintain the temperature of your mailbox so you never have to pick up a cold magazine again.

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Imagine sitting in a seat in the airport terminal and not having to move in order to board your flight. That is the beauty of WestJet’s SmartSeats. SmartSeats are equipped to move from your terminal to the plane without you needing to do anything.

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Funny or Die announced Dips, the world’s shortest internet videos. Dips are 1.5 second videos, which practically makes them gifs with sound.

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