April Fools Day 2018

Many celebrated April Fools’ Day on April 1. It is a day when many people around the globe play pranks and have fun fooling their friends. Why do people celebrate this day? Well, nobody knows for sure. However, one popular belief takes us back about 435 years, when the Catholic countries of Europe started following the Gregorian calendar, the calendar which most of us around the world follow today. It was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. Before this, these Catholic countries followed the Julian calendar. When the Gregorian calendar was adopted, the start of the New Year was moved from April 1 to January 1. However, some people continued to celebrate the start of the New Year on April 1. They were considered foolish and people played pranks on them.

This year, many companies played pranks. Amazon announced a new service where it will deliver your favorite authors to your front door. Roku put out an advertisement for its socks that have built-in motion sensors to work as a remote control. Google Japan created a keyboard that allows you to swipe over it to form letters. T-Mobile is introducing the world’s first smart shoe phone. Jabra is also selling shoes, not with smartphones, but with speakers.

Burger King is launching a special edition of its Whopper sandwich made with chocolate and candied ingredients. Chegg, the online textbook rental company, is selling a pillow which helps you improve your memory as you sleep. If you draw food items on Adobe’s Illustrator CC, you can go order similar food items in case you get hungry while drawing. PetCo has started a new beauty salon where a stylist will make you look like your pet.

Here are 3 videos with some of the pranks. Hope you had fun tricking somebody or being tricked!

Did you know?

A famous April Fool’s joke was played on British television in 1957. A news story was presented about spaghetti growing on trees.

Image Credits: https://twitter.com/BurgerKing for Burger King’s chocolate burger image, Google.com for the keyboard image
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