April Fool’s day has gained great traction in recent years, with pranks becoming increasingly widespread and elaborate. Whether you pranked or were pranked, let’s take a look at some of the top pranks by notable companies on this light-hearted day!
5. H&M X Mark Zuckerberg
The clothing megastore known worldwide for its’ simple yet stylish designs came up with an April Fools’ prank that was simply on point- the “Mark Zuckerberg x H&M” initiative. Posted on their satellite site broadcast to millions, this novel collection was graced by Zuckerberg’s signature quote:” I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community”.
Get 7 basic grey tees and a pair of jeans and move a step closer to becoming like Zuckerberg today!
4. Coca-Cola’s “Millenial” flavours
Avocado, Sourdough, and Charcoal. Fraught with benefits like being “delicious and nutritious”, “packed with crumbly goodness”, and even able to “cleanse, refresh and revitalise with a zero sugar supercharge, these are the 3 new flavours apparently rolled out by soft drink mogul Coca-Cola after “listening to millennials”, according to Alec Mellor Marketing Manager at Coca-Cola Great Britain.
Better yet, these drinks can even “double-up as the ideal accessory for any brunch time social media photo – guaranteed to see the ‘likes’ rolling in,” as said by Coca-Cola in a statement.
3. Singapore Civil Defence Force’s Ambulance Choir Ensemble(ACE)
In one masterful move, SCDF successfully raised awareness on the perpetual issue of motorists not giving way to ambulances while lightening the day of others after introducing their ACE campaign. Claiming it could bring “Emergency Medical Service with the human touch”, SCDF drivers can clear the roads of stubborn drivers with a press of a button that will blast a catchy tune to encourage the driver to give way.
2. Pokemon Go’s update- Ultra HD
Promising users approximately twice the definition of 4K thereby providing realistic detail and unbelievable definition, Niantic successfully trolled its’ multi-million userbase with a rather nostalgic display of 8-bit graphics instead.
Amusingly, some Singaporeans panicked and began asking for advice on how to fix the “bug”. Got em!
1. Burger King’s Chocolate Whopper
In a move teasing taste buds all over Singapore, Burger King announced on May 30th the birth of the Chocolate Whopper-a sinful concoction seemingly cobbled together with chocolate buns, sprayed liberally with raspberry and chocolate syrup and garnished with sugar and nuts on top.
A mouth-wateringly disappointing joke.