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April Fools pranks 2017


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April Fools pranks 2017

April 1 is traditionally the day when pranksters get free reign to terrorise the rest of humanity. However, like almost all other modern festivals, marketeers have taken over in recent years to use the date for some free publicity.

And to prove it works, here are some of the more widely-shared stunts that have appeared on the internet in the past 12 hours.

Gnomic

Google has launched Google gnome, a smart garden product that can inform you about the weather, manipulate garden features and answer questions about plants.

CremMate

Funeralbooker is a price comparison site for funerals (that’s not the April Fool’s bit) and they are now selling a home cremation product that allows you to incinerate the body of a loved one in the privacy of your own home. The incinerator is called CremMate.

Egg-chasers

England’s rugby sevens team announced they will be training using ostrich eggs instead of balls.

Happy horn

Honda’s new vehicles will be equipped with a horn that reflects the driver’s mood. Activated by emojis the system is more in tune with smart driving.

Connected clothing

T-Mobile has a new invention that will allow you to ensure you have a signal on your phone. It’s a onesie that acts as an antenna.

Fresh taste

Burger King has launched a toothpaste that tastes like a Whopper burger.

Fast TV

Perfect for the Snapchat generation, Hulu’s new service shortens TV shows to eight seconds.

Wrong way

Ikea is recalling left-handed allen keys

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