The Best April Fools’ Jokes on the Internet

Every year, the internet comes alive with April Fools’ day gags, jokes, and pranks. We’re collecting a list of the best of the April Fools’ Day’s 2017 web pranks.

Also, be sure to check out these funny April Fools’ Day gaming pranks from around the industry, as well as these samples from IGN’s long history of April Fools’ Day pranks.

There’s a ton of pranks going on, so be sure to add cool ones you’ve found to the wiki or let us know which we’re missing in the comments.

This new tracking ball mouse is human sized, engineered to respond to full body movement. Basically, control your computer with your butt with this new device. 

Virgin Australia is unleashing their newly trained Canine Crew to accompany and assist passengers on select flights. 

Not technically an internet prank, but too good to pass up. Snapchat takes a jab at Instagram by adding a filter to make snaps look like Instagram posts, complete with a like from “my_mom.”

These new AI robots do everything your human hosts do and more. But maybe a real human offers something you just can’t get from anything else.

This new language course from DuoLingo aims to help parents, grandparents, and others just not up with the times adjust to communicating with more than two billion millennials out there who speak primarily in Emoji.  [1]

The director of the recent Ghostbusters reboot, which also featured an female cast, announced on Twitter that he’d be rebooting Back to the Future with a similar update! [1]

Due to the average human’s attention span dropping to less than a goldfish’s, Hulu has launched HU. HU features “short cuts” so you can consume and catch up on all of your favorite shows in a micro, abbreviated format-less than 30 seconds per episode!

Keep that Whopper taste fresh with Whopper flavored toothpaste, made with flame-grilled micro granules.

KAYAK’s new layout suspiciously resembles a Microsoft Excel sheet, making it easier than ever to discretely make travel plans while working.  It even has a little Paperclip-looking Airplane Assistant!  

There are eight brand new products at ThinkGeek that, we must admit, we kind of want.

Astrological Marketing

Hot Pocket Sleeping Bag

It’s exactly what it sounds like.


Instead of investing when you swear, this jar swears at you when you do poorly with your financial planning, prompting you to deposit money!

Tentacuddle Wrap 

Hang on the couch while pretending to be a glorious tentacled overlord with this blanket wrap.

Where’s Barb?

Netflix’s Stranger Things left many asking, “Where’s Barb?” after her odd disappearance. Look for her in this Where’s Waldo inspired book!

Swim Desk

Treadmill desks are all the rage, but have you ever heard of a Swim Desk? Go easier on your joints and keep on swimming while you work.

Westworld Full-Body Snake Temporary Tattoo

Perfect for Armistice cosplayers and fans, but you’ll need help to apply this full-body tattoo. It spans across 20 sheets of paper!

Shazaam the Movie

Where Kazaam features Shaq, Shazaam features Sinbad, just like you remember. These pristine VHS copies will put your arguments to rest.

Horn of Gondor

Own your very own Horn of Gondor carried by the eldest sons of the Stewards of Gondor and scare small children out of your way with a massive blast.

YASS Cat-apult

Launch this little plush kitty through the air with a slingshot to hear a satisfying “Yaaaasss” as it cat-apults toward you enemies.

Kentucky Fried Chicken is introducing a new voice-activated dining and delivery smart home device simply dubbed “The Bucket.”

The Bucket’s features include:

  • Order KFC with voice control
  • Customizable profiles create optimal meal-time moods
  • Answer questions, reports weather, traffic, sports, and the most relevant fried chicken news
  • Controls compatible devices
  • Continues to learn your voice, habits, and dining preferences

The product briefly had a listing up on Amazon, but quickly sold out.

A hotel chain in the UK is helping pets get married.

Google Gnome is a “smart” lawn Gnome, essentially Google Home for yards! Control your lawn mower, hose, and other yard essentials with the Google Gnome and more. [1]

The new Amazon Petlexa feature lets pets communicate with Alexa of Amazon Echo. They can ask for food, place orders from Amazon, and activate smart home enabled toys, just like you!

Watch Will Arnett, known for Arrested Development, narrate life’s biggest thrills from the comfort of your own home. Search “Netflix Live” to find the sneak-peak of this adventurous new take on reality TV. Our favorite segment so far featured someone trying to parallel park. Available until April 1st.

Good Smile, an Japanese company known for detailed figures, is now Cat Smile! Forget about Nendoroids, there are now Nyandoroids! Collect cute kitties based on your favorite anime characters, like Emilia and Ram from Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World -, complete with different face-plates and accessories.  [2]

Raise. Request. Ride. With the new Lyft Mono! Simply raise your hand to hail a ride with this glowing apparatus.  [3]

The Nikkei, a large financial newspaper, published a full-page apology from the Attack on Titan production committee. They apologize for making fans wait for four years for season two, and warn them to stay away as it may prevent them from attending to their responsibilities. [4]

The Paris Hilton Institute for Plastic Pollution Solutions, or PHIPPS, created NanoDrop to counter the terrible effects of plastic pollution caused by excessive water bottle consumption.

NanoDrop is 5,000 times more hydrating that your average sparkling water, so now your water bottles can be 5,000 times smaller, too! Which means less bottles and happy turtles.  [5]

nVidia has announced the upcoming AI Project G-Assist which will be a personal AI dongle that “you will” be able to purchase to assist you when you perhaps need to get food being delivered at your door or just can’t beat that tough-as-nails boss in Dark Souls. The future is truely now


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