Thought it was only your friends and relatives you had to worry about playing pranks on you this April Fools’ Day? Think again. From the moment we opened our inboxes this morning we’ve been bombarded with tricks on a corporate scale, making it hard to know where the kidding stops, and the genuinely insane news begins. Here are just a few of our favourites!
The One We Wish Existed: Google Nose
Ever been wandering down the street and caught a whiff of something not so pleasant? Or, on the other hand, you might have smelled a friend’s perfume and loved it. Now there’s no need to ask, “What’s that smell?” because Google Nose what it is!
Yes, those geeks at Google have had a right laugh launching their “new scentsation in search”, Google Nose BETA. Offering scratch and sniff ebooks, as well as AdScent for Business, their prank page is so detailed that we have a feeling this product might actually be in the pipeline…
The One We’re Relieved Was A Lie: YouTube Closing
So you thought there was no point in YouTube other than being able to watch hours of funnies or your favourite artist’s new music video? Well you were wrong. For the past eight years the site has been accepting submissions with the aim of one day finding the ultimate YouTube winner, and that day is today, after which no more videos will be uploaded.
A valiant effort, YouTube, but we’re not as dumb as we may look in our videos!
The One We Almost Fell For: STA Travel SeatShare
“Want to halve the price of your next airfare? Here’s everything you need to know…” said the subject header in our regular STA Travel e-newsletter. As frequent flyers we were intrigued; perhaps our next New York visit would be sooner than we thought! We didn’t suspect a thing as we read about two passengers sharing one seat, splitting their baggage allowance, and only one person being allowed to sit down when the fasten seatbelts sign is turned off. It was only when it came to sharing inflight meals that we twigged; JOEY DON’T SHARE FOOD!
STA Travel: 1, Scotcampus: Nil
Other highly commended jokes from this morning include Virgin’s glass-bottomed plane, paying for vowels on “Twttr” and Hotels.com allowing customers to book rooms in Buckingham Palace.
What was your favourite nationwide prank this year? Tweet us @Scotcampus!