April Fools' Day is a nightmare for news trying to figure out if outlandish claims are accurate or part of the silliness that comes with the holiday for pranksters. After such a tough year with the country facing the pandemic and violence from attacks on Asian-Americans, a new set of mass shootings, and the attack on the U.S. Capitol by President Donald Trump's supporters.
So those brands making jokes come at exactly the right time to take Americans away from facing our challenges even if just for a few minutes.
Governments got in on the fun:
delete ur account https://t.co/Gms5DxTv4t— New Jersey (@New Jersey)1617286996.0
Wow! While travelling on the surface of Mars, the Perseverance rover found the place where all the missing socks fr… https://t.co/TM7f80hPNg— Canadian Space Agency (@Canadian Space Agency)1617283447.0
The White House even did a joke job posting for a dog trainer for Major Biden.
Then there are the brands who came up with strange combinations of their products:
Scary how many of you actually wanted to try these yesterday #AprilFools https://t.co/TyQKiVrrEP— Bud Light (@Bud Light)1617282002.0
POV: YOU JUST DISCOVERED THE CHEESY PLEASURE OF PERSONAL CARE. #VbyVelveeta. JOIN THE WAITLIST TODAY!… https://t.co/ZvfGOWcmI8— Velveeta (@Velveeta)1617199240.0
I like student loan debt and belly rubs April fools!!!!!!!!!! I only like belly rubs https://t.co/8zhufkAnph— Bailey Warren (@Bailey Warren)1617301863.0
All kids into the pool! Adult Swim Jr begins tonight #adultswimjr https://t.co/zs9Y66Aofx— adultswim (@adultswim)1617249613.0
Happy #AprilFoolsDay from us and our friends at @peepsbrand. 😉 Who still would’ve tried it out? #CauliflowerPEEPS… https://t.co/CxvU2L3mWw— Green Giant (@Green Giant)1617285629.0
@sarrasegway Got sent these cauliflower peeps in the mail, so I ate them ##allrecipes ##peeps ##jollygreengiant ##tastetest ##cursedcandy
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“You've heard of Godzilla vs King Kong, but even they wouldn't dare mess with a Canadian Goose! #AprilFools"
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Happy April Fools @GethincJones! 😂 @JManrara | @msm4rsh | #MorningLive https://t.co/sAizYyNCkr— BBC Morning Live (@BBC Morning Live)1617266980.0
Studies have found that the average person spends up to 14 minutes a day on the toilet. In other words: plenty of t… https://t.co/zB84eCa89E— Duolingo (@Duolingo)1617270246.0
Pepsi Peeps, Green Giant Cauliflower Flavored Peeps, and 7-Eleven peep lattes... Who is asking for these because I… https://t.co/r5GeuqLtl2— Hunter Funk (@Hunter Funk)1617202533.0
The 🔔 has been rung and Diamond Hanz is ready to answer the call. Buy! Hold! Win! https://t.co/bmP1czr326— Fortnite (@Fortnite)1617282222.0
I don't like marmalade anymore.— Paddington (@Paddington)1617272778.0
You’ve heard of Love Island but now ITV is bringing you Dove Island🦜 Birds from across the planet will brought to… https://t.co/WQDl1x9ZVd— Good Morning Britain (@Good Morning Britain)1617255369.0
Never step on a LEGO brick again! SmartBricks, coming soon... https://t.co/enRuvdGYjP— LEGO (@LEGO)1617260422.0
Calling all tea lovers! ☕ Say goodbye to the endless waiting around for the kettle to boil, as we’re installing ins… https://t.co/FCeeLVNzcb— Keepmoat Homes (@Keepmoat Homes)1617256800.0
Then there was the press release that went out saying that Volkswagen was changing its name to Voltswagen in a rebranding effort to highlight their green cars.
We know, 66 is an unusual age to change your name, but we’ve always been young at heart. Introducing Voltswagen. Si… https://t.co/Kyd0An7wGt— Volkswagen (@Volkswagen)1617106067.0
Eh-Oh...what could the Teletubbies be possibly hiding from us? Stay tuned for something BIG this week. 🚀 #Bitcoin https://t.co/fJ2NBXsENx— Teletubbies (@Teletubbies)1617199237.0
The TubbyCoin BigHugs! Token, an official Teletubbies cryptocurrency made with special HugTech from WildBrain Labs… https://t.co/7W6ytK6wtG— Teletubbies (@Teletubbies)1617273791.0
Why do one thing, when you can do two? Check out the all new Treadmow, only available @Argos_Online https://t.co/RfVv8yohYM— Argos (@Argos)1617260401.0
After a wonderful think session with my friends at @oceansprayinc, we’ve decided to join forces for a flavorful con… https://t.co/eIGDQSugk0— H.J. Heinz & Co. (@H.J. Heinz & Co.)1617294095.0
Introducing #Smoup 🍅🍌🍓 A tasty blend of the iconic Heinz Cream of Tomato Soup and classic Strawberry and Banana… https://t.co/IpNJFENkcv— Heinz (@Heinz)1617259777.0
Finding it hard to catch up on things over lunch? Introducing our new 'Helping Hand'™ device. Scroll, swipe and l… https://t.co/dL34OqaN38— Subway® UK (@Subway® UK)1617258600.0
Fry thievery will no longer be tolerated. Introducing a new Three Fries portion for your mates that “just want a fe… https://t.co/2bVq2MuhIj— McDonald's UK (@McDonald's UK)1617231660.0
EXCLUSIVE: Farage in talks to build superhero amusement park near old school, Dulwich College https://t.co/ENsX5LMFjV— South London Press (@South London Press)1617231844.0
🐶 There's a new bank account for #dogs from @Metro_Bank! Does your pup need a bank account to save their pennies fo… https://t.co/i8Lwhzo9le— The Dogvine (@The Dogvine)1617264941.0
We’re really proud to announce Weetabix and Heinz Beanz in a can! New and exclusive to Asda. Terms and conditions a… https://t.co/ZDRoD6crqk— Asda (@Asda)1617258600.0
Keep your lips feeling moisturised and iconic #PringlesTingle https://t.co/WS5SIZ5lm8— Pringles UK & Ireland (@Pringles UK & Ireland)1617181200.0