Who took advantage of the April Fool’s Day to crack some jokes that were successful in some parts of the world while not so well received in other places.
As we have entered the second decade of the 21st century, the nature of the April Fool’s Day pranks have changed dynamically. Once upon a time, these jokes and pranks had a lot of creative intellect and actions involved in these pranks and they still do on a domestic level but with social media websites, the fun of pranking and joking have been made a daily affair. Now it seems like a time when all the credible sources of ingenuity and factual knowledge like internet and business companies, newspaper, blogs and magazines, international forums and politicians take this day to tweak a little fun with other people. These jokes are often made into a specific sense of subject which might be well received by some while not so much by the others.
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This year there was probably only one joke on Twitter that was posted by a father who pranked his sons by giving them an iPad, only the kids opened the box and realized it was just a box. The prankster dad posted the picture of his children’s sad faces as they looked up at him while holding the box, which had “It’s Just a Box, Ha ha” written inside. It was sad to see all their sad faces. A father told his kids that they were going to Disneyland and then took them to Tesco. More crying faces. Another tweeter uploaded a photo of cling film on her son’s bedroom door. We all know how that works and it’s hilarious so atleast these were some genuine April Fool’s Day joke. Other jokes and pranks that made the headlines today involved,
Brexit Jokes – Many newspapers and online blogs tweaked fun at the British leading movement of exiting Europe labelling it as “Brexit”. A cartoonist published a photo of a weird airport for long queues of people who will be at the airports after the Brexit for customs checks and identity approval. The jokes were mildly received all across as many people are still unsettled about the issue.
Nigel Farage’s Diverts – UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage thought to use the day’s light air to announce that he was reverting and supporting the European Union. He has been one of the prominent leaders who have been pushing for “Brexit” and his reversion would have been a major blow to the cause. While many were disbelieving of the tweet in which he announced his “decision”. Some caught on that it was intended as an April Fool’s prank while many UKIP supporters were devastated and someone even called him a traitor at one point.
UK Feline Unit – The UK Police department sprung another joe on its citizens by introducing a Feline Unit in the Police department saying that the police department were commissioning successful cat training and cats will be trained to aid the cops to catch the bad guys. While it might be a joke, it doesn’t inspire much confidence that police department is now relying on cats to catch the bad guys just because they have nine lives, night vision and they always manage to land on their feet.
Star Wars Prank – There are jokes and there is torture. Olly Gibbs, a designer for film magazine Empire drew up a whole new Rogue One poster featuring all characters as the much despised creatures from the Star Wars prologue franchise, Jar Jar Binks. For any Star Wars fan, except maybe George Lucas, will have nightmares about that one for a while.
Some funny pranks included some of the apps and accompanies totally promising products that will be coming up.
Reality Headgear – One of the best products that were given the preview on this April Fool’s Day was the Reality Headgear. According to Google, the products that are being introduced in the virtual reality products were not real enough. So the new Google Reality Headgear which is actually clear plastic. It’s just a headgear made of clear plastic through which you can see everything because its real. There is no virtual gear on the thing. It was a well-received prank and drew many laughs.
Poop App – Another hilarious app that was launched was the poop app. It is actually an app that could make water sounds including “tsunami” option for while you are taking big dumps to mask the sound.
Manpons – Another advertisement that received a mixed response was the Manpons ad. It featured a man in an all-white suit with the tagline, “Damn Right I’m Wearing White”. It was an awareness effort with a little humour to raise awareness for women need of sanitation and toilets while they were facing their periods. The purpose of the ad was to make people think that the campaign would receive more attention if men faced the problem.
Drop The Mic - The not so well received joke was on Gmail which introduced a “Drop the Mic” send option today which featured the Minion scene where he drops the mic and walks away. If you pressed this send button, you will not hear what other people respond on the conversation. While Google might have thought it was funny, many people ended up pressing the new send button accidentally on some pretty sensitive emails.
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While April Fool’s Day pranks will keep going and hopefully the world will see a very successful April Fool’s day prank.