It’s the day to play pranks – trick others into believing ludicrous ideas and fall for some ourselves. Large corporate houses, educational institutes, research labs – almost everyone has a plan in place months in advance. Here are some hilarious pranks played in 2015, which will make you roll with laughter. Enjoy!
Samsung released the Galaxy BLADE edge, the world’s first ‘smart knife. ‘The knife is made of a diamond edge blade with a transparent ceramic body, featuring a thermometer stylus, foldable handle and waterproof design.
Microsoft announced MS-DOS technology for its smartphones.
Google Maps allowed visitors in major cities to play “Pac-Man” with its maps. “When you go to maps.google.com, you’ll notice two icons at the bottom left, one for Google Earth and the second for Pac-Man. Select any city you want, then click the Pac-Man icon to start playing in a section of the city.”
The European Council for Nuclear Research in Switzerland announced that researchers in Geneva had confirmed the existence of “the Force.”
“The Force is what gives a particle physicist his powers,” theorist Ben Kenobi said. “It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us; and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.”
At the University of Cambridge, resident prankster Paul Coxon put a note outside a door informing students and faculty that the building access system had been upgraded to include voice recognition. Dr Paul Coxon tweeted, “People are shouting at doors. Cambridge University eh…best brains in the world.”
The app-based transportation network, launched a UberHorse, an “on-demand equine” service in New York City. “For one month only, every New Yorker with the Uber app can traverse our city’s streets on the back of their own trusty steed.”
Amazon India launched a product which solves the biggest grooming problem Indian men face – how to maintain a stately moustache.
Zomato launched Zomatcho, a service that helps single, lonely people find love by bonding with their would-be partners over food. “Using a proprietary algorithm that takes into account your known dining behaviour based on the way you use Zomato, as well as a couple of other parameters (let’s just call it magic, because we can’t reveal anything more), the app helps match you with people you’re most compatible with, food-wise.”