April Fools’ Day fell on Sunday, and as always, brands and celebrities were eager for the opportunity to pull the wool over our eyes, or at least try to.
PornHub, Burger King and KITKAT were just some of the big names to try and dupe their social media followings. Some were hilarious, some were shocking, and some were just downright unrealistic.
Below, we’ve rounded up the year’s best #fakenews. Let us know your favorites, and any others we’ve missed in the comments below.
PornHub Introduces HornHub
This year, PornHub announced its HornHub channel, including original content for you to polish your horn to. Even the infamous Asa Akira got in on the gag with a foot fetish video where she reviews the biggest shoehorn you’ve ever seen.
Lidl x Supreme
European supermarket chain Lidl riffs on Supreme, offering up golden box logo apples for 39,99 EUR (approx. $49 USD), with an advertisement that reads “Only While Supplies Last.” Let’s be real though, if Supreme ever did make box logo apples, they would probably cost a lot more than that.
Brewolingo, by Duolingo
Language app Duolingo serves up some cold ones with Brewolingo. The new beer is billed as “Craft beers from America’s Owliest Brewery to help you get fluent in any language. Containing a special blend of Owlcohol and Owlgorithms™.” Duolingo is even offering six packs for $12.00.
Jäger Balm from Jägermeister
Jäger Balm is a new muscle pain relief ointment from the makers of Jägermeister. Got a bad case of bartender’s elbow? And for a limited time, five jars of this sweet, bitter, fruity, spicy and herby ointment could be yours for only $9.99, so act fast.
Burger King Debuts the Chocolate Whopper
It’s Easter, so of course Burger King came correct with the all-new chocolate Whopper. The decadent burger includes a chocolate cake bun, a “flame-grilled chocolate patty,” raspberry syrup instead of ketchup, white chocolate rings in place of onions, candied blood oranges in favor of tomatoes, milk chocolate “leaves” of lettuce and vanilla frosting “mayo.”
Lexus Genetic Select Cars
The new Genetic Select program from Lexus claims to use your DNA in order to tailor make your new car, including a genetically personalized new car smell and a windsheild that matches your glasses prescription. Kind of freaky, if you ask us.
Google Hummus API
Working with the industry’s leading hummus experts, Google introduces Google Cloud Hummus API. The new program matches your taste preference by using a quick and easy lick test, to guide the user to the perfect hummus. Even the mayor of Tel Aviv is on board, noting “It was natural for us to integrate Hummus API into our city.”
The genius soapologists over at KITKAT have updated their classic chocolate formula, with soap! Available in three formats; bites, four finger, and chunky, KITKAT Soap might be the tastiest clean of your life.
T-Mobile Sidekick Smartshoephone
The Sidekick mobile phone returns for 2018, featuring an updated design. The new Sidekick is a wearable (on your feet) device, touted by T-Mobile as “fully tricked out for speed on the fastest LTE network ever and optimized for unlimited data with T-Mobile ONE.”
More of a special treat than a prank, TV network Adult Swim has gone ahead and broadcasted the first episode of anime cult hit FLCL last night, at midnight on April 1. The network even aired the episode in Japanese, plus English subtitles. Check out some clips above.
Lego Brick-Sorting Vacuum
This clever gag from lego shows a vacuum that sorts lego bricks according to size and color, which would surely be a convenient and helpful advent for moms and dads, if it were ever to actually be sold.
Netflix Acquires Seth Rogen
Netflix announced that it is acquiring the rights to comedian Seth Rogen, noting that he inked an agreement to “transfer full ownership of his personal autonomy to Netflix, Inc.” The bit is more or less a promotion for Rogen’s upcoming comedy special, which drops on April 6th.
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