Congratulations on surviving yet another April Fools’ Day! I hope no one got you too bad, but if you were the pranker, I hope your joke caught a few fools off guard. In case you were too busy trying to avoid pranks, we’ve put together a 2016 April Fools’ Day recap for you. Enjoy laughing at these clever tricks and get some ideas for next year.
iRobot and Zumba teamed up to prank America into thinking that a new version of iRobot’s Roomba would be debuting soon. The idea is basically a mobile speaker system that cleans your house while you dance around. Only Zumba moves allowed, though, please. Personally, as a Roomba owner, I feel it’s only fair that when my Roomba is cleaning the floor and getting tangled in cords, that it also plays the top dance tracks for me to workout to.
ThinkGeek releases a list of made-up products every April 1. In this April Fools’ Day recap, we’ll mention a few of our favorites.
VR is all the rage these days, so Google put their greatest minds to the test to develop the next greatest device, actual reality. Claiming that current VR devices still put plastic or cardboard between users and the pixelated world, actual reality is the first headset that solves this problem. In actuality, it’s just a clear cube that users wear to perform and “experience” their day to day activities. “What’s realer than real?” the video asks. Touché, Google, touché.
Quilted Northern joined in the fun this year. Catering to those who love everything natural, they debuted a new artisanal toilet paper called Rustic Weave. The video shows a man working in a woodshop, handcrafting a roll of toilet paper, including hand perforating each sheet. While this toilet paper may not be the softest you’ll ever use, take pride in knowing you’re wiping with something that has “craft you can feel.”