Despite April Fools’ Day being a well-known prankster day all over the world for many years now, people still get tricked into believing silly things every single year.
April 1st is the day where practical jokes and harmless hoaxes are acceptable and people can get away with fooling those around them.
It seems even big brands and business companies like to get in on the action too, as over the years the likes of the BBC, Google and Burger King have had us all fooled.
We’ve picked out 16 times when brands tricked us all with their genius (or not so genius) April 1st pranks.
What will we be witnessing on April Fools’ Day this year?
1. Big Ben For Sale
Back in the ’80s the BBC had everyone fooled when they claimed the hands of the famous Big Ben clock were going on sale. They said the clock hands would be given to the highest four bidders and the classic analogue face would be replaced with a digital one! One poor Japanese man radioed in an offer…; Awkward!