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.
Google has launched Google gnome, a smart garden product that can inform you about the weather, manipulate garden features and answer questions about plants.
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.
England’s rugby sevens team announced they will be training using ostrich eggs instead of balls.
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.
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.
Burger King has launched a toothpaste that tastes like a Whopper burger.
Perfect for the Snapchat generation, Hulu’s new service shortens TV shows to eight seconds.
Ikea is recalling left-handed allen keys
Great April Fool’s Day joke from Ikea in Australia… via
Smitguido</a>: <a href="http://t.co/gtiRxCY2">pic.twitter.com/gtiRxCY2</a> for all fellow <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/lefties?src=hash">#lefties</a></p>— Dawn Smith (dsmith_edi) April 1, 2012