April Fool’s Day has become big business for brands as they scramble to get their pranks noticed on social media and news outlets (getting some free publicity in the process). We’ve rounded-up some of the best spoofs to hit the web this year- including Google going backwards, Hailo piggybacks and driverless pizza delivery.
Google has made good use of the new domain laws by going backwards. We present to you com.google…
Hailo is branching out from cars to piggybacks…
— Hailo (@Hailo) April 1, 2015
New Barclaycard Anything service will enable the public to transform their everyday items into ways to pay by making them contactless-enabled.
We love the ease of contactless payments. So from today, we’re turning your favourite things into new ways to pay. http://t.co/0HZk0wpcVR
— Barclaycard News (@BarclaycardNews) April 1, 2015
Unilever’s Marmite has announced a new “clear” version which looks like it would make for a confusing breakfast experience. Apparently, psychologists say “eating dark-coloured foods for breakfast can provoke feelings of negativity”.
— Marmite (@marmite) April 1, 2015
Red Driving School
RED Driving School is the first in the UK to offer lessons for driverless cars, so instructors will be able to teach students how to operate the vehicles… which shouldn’t take too long.
— RED Driving School (@REDDriving) April 1, 2015
Continuing the driverless car theme, Domino’s gave us a sneak peek of the new delivery vehicle.
Ever fancied yourself as a doctor Doolittle? Groupon is helping you talk to the animals…
'Learn How to Bark at Your Dog' E-Learning Course for £0 – http://t.co/4Tr75adY7T
— Simone Farrer (@miss_farrer) April 1, 2015
A new ‘diet version’ of Toblerone. Alan Partridge would be pleased.
Toblerone Light. Because it’s not always what’s on the inside that counts. pic.twitter.com/i3qUlLsGVq
— Toblerone (@Toblerone) April 1, 2015
Not content with unlocking the secrets of the ‘God particle’ researchers at CERN have used the Large Hadron Collider to “confirme the existence of the Force”.
— CERN (@CERN) April 1, 2015
And finally, this one ISN’T an April Fools (we’ve checked..alot). Amazon is launching ‘Dash Buttons’ that lets people order household products at the press of a button. Read our article about it here.