Round-Up: The Best Brand April Fool’s Hoaxes From The Weekend

Round-Up: The Best Brand April Fool’s Hoaxes From The Weekend
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Saturday was April Fool’s Day, an excuse for appalling gags and for social media to be filled up with lame attempts at a prank.

However, some brands do go to remarkable lengths to befuddle their customers launching some truly bizarre stunts. Here’s B&T’s pick of the best of them from over the weekend.

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Whopper Toothpaste – Toothpaste that tastes like Burger King Whopper Burger? Evil genius!

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Whopper Cologne – Not to be outdone by the toothpaste, Burger King in South Africa launched scent of Whopper with this au de toilette.

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A home crematorium – The work of UK online funeral direction firm Funeralbooker. Decidedly dark and evil and allegedly some news services even fell for it!

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Virgin Australia – The first airline in the world to introduce dogs as cabin staff.

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Prince Harry weds in secret – Those naughty journos over at The Daily Mail certainly had some mischief with Photoshop. Sadly, no one fell for it.

The KFC Smart Bucket – We have no idea what the hell this is but the presser said: “It’s the first ever voice-activated delivery and smart dining device from KFC.”

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Blue raspberry chicken wings – The work of US restaurant chain Hurricane, its chicken wings featured “the bold sweet flavour of blue raspberry with a hot kick of spice”. Truly hideous.

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Pornhub’s new social sharing feature – Watching porn on the world’s biggest porn site? You can now let all your social media followers know about it with a simple click of a button.

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Crust Pop Tarts – As the name suggests, the toastie breakfast treat comes with the middle hollowed out.

McDonald’s Micro Burger – Yes, it’s tiny little Big Mac for when you’re only a little bit hungry. Even came with its own YouTube video.

Virgin Atlantic – A plane that flaps its wing like a bird! It’s even been endorsed by Sir Richard himself.

Google Gnome – Putting a tough week behind it, Google Gnome can tell the wind speed, perform gardening tasks, and play music on request. Yeah, it was all crap.

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Bush’s Baked Beans – The UK bean brand takes it saucy offering jelly style.

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Snickers underpants – Yep, the famous chocolate bar has moved into the smalls business.

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All Stuf Oreos – Yes, it’s the famous biscuit without any actual biscuit!

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Progressive Insurance – Yep, it’s selling life insurance for people heading to Mars.

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Emirates Airlines – Its new plane features an indoor pool, billiard table, gym and park, apparently.

Pitless avocados – Actually, these would pretty cool. Well played, Fresh Direct.

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Subway tuna ice-cream – The sandwich franchise all set to unveil new dessert range that includes tuna, meatball marinara and chicken tikka flavoured ice-creams!

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