CalledPoisson d’Avrilin French, orpesce d’aprilein Italian, the day sees children taping fish on people’s backs. In 2020, some major companies, including Google, Heinz and Lego, alsocancelled their light-hearted pranks out of respect for all those fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. In an era of ‘fake news’ and instant social media circulation, it can seem that every day is more foolish than the next.
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Dubbed the ‘ProjectaPal’ LED reminder, the system supposedly allows owners to display images and personalised messages on the road when the doors are opened. For April Fools’ Day 2019, MG announced a set of road-colouring tyres. Supposedly, the tyres are coated in a water-soluble dye which covers the road as the car drives, before fading away shortly afterwards. Audi’s 2019 April Fools’ Day joke played on the current market shift towards zero- and low-emissions motoring, with the company claiming it had built a honey-powered car called the b-tron. Skoda’s joke for 2021 provided a solution for the world’s tone deaf motorists.
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And not a day went by when I didn’t appreciate how truly lucky we were to have two healthy children – I’d realised this was definitely not something that can be taken for granted. When I found out I was pregnant, to say I was relieved and overjoyed would be an understatement. But I couldn’t relax for the whole pregnancy, acutely aware that anything could go wrong at any time.
The suspicious windscreen tech uses LED technology in the car’s front and rear windscreens to allow the driver to communicate with other road users through the medium of emoji. The brains behind this voice-controlled tech is said to be one Professor Hans Frei. In what appeared to be an amalgamation of elements from various April Fools’ Day hoaxes of years past into one April Fool epic, MGbrought us the voice controlled emoji windscreen in 2017. It uses MG Inter-Car Emoji technology or MICE, giving MG customers the opportunity to proudly inform friends and acquaintances that their car has MICE. Apparently we only get 1,440 hours of sunlight per year in the UK, which might explain why so many people spend a small fortune on access to tanning salons in order to top up that all-important tan. The drones, which Hyundai claims are powered by its Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology, arrive through the sky with your new Hyundai slung underneath in a big box and plonk it onto your driveway before lowering the key into your hand.
Some people and organizations have managed to fool not only their friends, but whole countries. Here’s our breakdown of some of the funniest and most ambitious April Fools’ Day pranks ever carried out. Here are some of the best jokes, ideas and tricks for April Fools’ Day, including some of the UK’s most remembered pranks from the past. After a torrid year we could all do with a bit of a laugh, so The Sun has gathered together all the best jokes and pranks we spotted this April Fools’. “It was only in the mid-20th century that April Fools’ Day shifted to be a media event,” says Boese.