April Fools' Day is celebrated on 1 April every year and is widely recognized and celebrated in various countries as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. Check out our favourites - then tell us yours!
April Fools’ Day
April Fools’ Day is just around the corner, so here at Gala Bingo we’ve researched our top three all-time favourite April Fools’ Day pranks.
International pranks have to be particularly impressive to work well. 1980 saw the BBC reporting on Big Ben’s ‘imminent change’. The announcement claimed the iconic analogue clock was to be changing to digital, ensuing a mass protest. There was also a follow up announcement that the hands would be going to the highest bidder.
Burger King fooled their fans by taking out a full page advert in 1998, in USA Today. The Left-Handed Whopper was to cater to their millions of left handed customers, with specially designed burger having the original’s ingredients rotated 180 degrees. Customers requested, in their thousands, the new design, while some asked for the ‘right handed version’.
More recently, 2007 saw images revealed of an eight inch fairy like creature, in a mummified form. Pictures were posted on the Lebanon Circle Magik Co. site, but were later announced by the owner to be a fake. Even after owner Dan Baines confessed, he still had emails professing the fairy must be real.
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