The Best April Fool’s Pranks 2014

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.   -Welsh Proverb

I spent a fair amount of time online today following the New and Ingenious products, news reports, and services that were unveiled on this auspicious day. I wanted to show some of my favourites with you, since some of them are really quite clever, and I’d hate for you to miss out on these fun things, it’s rare for so many gems to pop up in one day, and for the big (and small!) players to all be in the same game! These are my fave April Fools Day Pranks from this year:

PicMonkey: Yesterday’s Future Today
PicMonkey, the photo-editing site that we use for our blog posts, will be using locally sourced, hand-crafted engineering methods for editing your pics!

2015 Honda Zamboni® Machine with I.C.E. 
Honda’s pretty excited about being the official vehicle of the NHL – now they’ve taken it to a whole new level!

Norwich City Football Club Moving to Hamilton, Ontario
It’s handy that this Premier Football League team has the same team colours as the Ti-Cats – we can be a yellow & black city all summer long! Bonus: existing season ticket holders in the UK can fly into Hamilton International Airport to catch the games here in Canada.

Best April Fools Day Pranks Online 2014

WestJet Converts to Metric Time
Effective immediately, all schedules will now be displayed in milliminutes.

A Browser Just for Cats, by Opera
“So much of the stuff on the internet is based around cats, but there is no browser for cats to experience this. We realized we had to fix this….”

LinkedIn CYMK
Not to be left out of the Cat party, LinkedIn announced the launch of Cats You May Know. It’s the beginning of feline world domination.

Best April Fools Day Pranks Online 2014

Hamilton City Council Approves Waterslide 
A clever fellow from Hamilton that I follow on Twitter posted this first thing this morning. Simple, but well done. One of my faves.

City Council approves waterside from the top of the escarpment to downtown core to be built this summer. #LRT #HamOnt
— Matt (@rorytate) April 1, 2014

New MOMA App: Iconic Designs Pregnancy Tracker
I love this one! I got sooo sick of hearing how my baby is the size of a grape or a banana or a pineapple – I think about food enough when I’m pregnant, people!

Best April Fools Day Pranks Online 2014

Text & Walk Lanes to be Added to Northeastern’s Campus
In an effort to reduce injuries on campus, this university is instituting a lane for those texting while walking to and from classes.

Best April Fools Day Pranks Online 2014

Instagram for Your Windows
The British Government has a new Happy Homes initiative. “The Instawindow is designed to transform even the bleakest views of post-industrial wastelands into picture-postcard visions that you’ll be dying to share with your friends.”

Best April Fools Day Pranks Online 2014

British National Trust Resets Stone Circle Twice a Year for Daylight Savings
You think that resetting all of the clocks in your house is a pain?

Best April Fools Day Pranks Online 2014

Googly Eyes Kitchen Bomb
Someday, I hope to be able to introduce you to my brother The Blogger, but alas, that day is not yet here. However, he did do an awesome thing for his kids today: He Googly-Eye Bombed his kitchen.

Best April Fools Day Pranks Online 2014

And last, but not least, my favourite: (I’m a choral geek)
King’s College Choir Announces A Major Change

So? What about you? Did I miss your favourite? Link to it in the comments, I’d love to see it! 

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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.


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