The 1st of April is finally upon us and as you probably already know, it is apt tradition to write a blog rounding up all of our favourite pranks from around the world. Just in case you didn’t know, the 1st of April every year is well know by pranksters everywhere as April Fools’ Day and practical jokes and hoaxes are created by many, including newspapers and big brands.
To keep in with the tradition of our April Fools’ Day blogs from previous years, we have pulled together our top five favourite pranks of 2016 – enjoy!
5. Google’s ‘Drop the Mic’
This year Google introduced a Mic Drop button in Gmail. The function of the ‘Drop the Mic’ button would end an email thread forever by muting all future responses and after, a GIF of a minion dropping a mic would be played too! The prank, however was immediately taken down after many people felt it might come across as unprofessional.
4. Virgin ‘Steam’ Trains
Virgin Trains announced that soon, commuters would be able to catch a steam train to work and that the original Flying Scotsman locomotive would be joining their fleet later on this year. We can imagine it would take a lot longer to get to work each morning...
3. ‘Wasp Honey’ from Rowse
Popular honey manufacturer, Rowse tricked customers into thinking that the UK’s first wasp honey was available. That would definitely add a kick to your brekkie!
2. Pimm’s takes over Big Ben
Quintessential English liqueur, Pimm’s tried to convince the nation that they’d worked with the government to secure a sponsorship deal to advertise on Big Ben. To show the nation that any time can be ‘Pimm’s o’clock’ the drink’s brand logo was seen displayed on the face of the iconic British landmark.
1. B&Q White Cliffs of Dover ‘Touch Up’
DIY supplier, B&Q took it upon themselves to fool customers on Twitter and Facebook with an image of the White Cliffs of Dover receiving its annual paint touch up. We all know that it is Mother Nature’s doing, however we can’t help but think you would need a whole lot of paint.
Well, that's it for another year! Let us know what your favourite prank was this year in the comments below.