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Top April Fool’s Day Pranks of All Time

April Fool’s Day has come and gone and you probably had some tricks up your sleeve that you played out yesterday!  But, replacing salt in the sugar shaker seems like nothing compared to these crazy pranks.  Take a look at this list of the top April Fool’s Day Pranks of All Time.  Good luck ever outdoing the hoaxes on this list… they are pretty epic!


  • On April 1, 1998, Burger King® published a full page advertisement to announce their newest menu item: The Left-Handed Whopper!  They fooled hamburger fans by telling them that the new burger included all the same ingredients that could be found in the original Whopper, but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees.
  • On April 1, 1996, Taco Bell® announced that they had purchased the historic Liberty Bell and were renaming it the “Taco Liberty Bell.”  To make the announcement, they purchased full page advertisements in several major newspapers.  People across the nation were outraged!  Taco Bell announced at noon that day saying that it was just a hoax and that they weren’t actually purchasing the significant piece of history.
  • On April 1, 2000, Google™ pulled a prank on its users by introducing “Mentalplex Technology.” This revolutionary tool claimed to be able to read minds.  Users were prompted to stare at a revolving shape and then the page would redirect them to a Google results listing for “April Fool’s Day.”  Well done, Google!


What is the most impressive April Fool’s Day prank that you’ve played on someone?  Or, maybe the joke was on you!  We want to hear about it.  Comment below.

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