Our six favourite and nerdiest April Fools’ Day videos of 2016
April Fools’ Day once again cranks the internet machine into overdrive as a slew of prank videos, tweets, articles and more are let loose into wild as everyone tries to outdo one another with the best prank. Nothing quite like a day purposely full of misinformation to bring joy to editors all around the world.
We’ve dug through the swathes of April Fools’ Day hijinks to bring you our favourite and nerdiest/geekiest video pranks of the day.
HeavyBubbles by Thór Björnsson
Do you wish you were as strong as The Mountain (Thór Björnsson) from Game of Thrones. Well now you can learn the secrets of his strength and success.
It’s all about HeavyBubbles, a unique and innovative way both staying hydrated and pumping iron. HeavyBubbles is availble in dumbbell shaped bottles weighing in at 2KG, 5KG and 10KG versions.
“Sparkling water that makes you sweat”
Experience YouTube in SnoopaVision
SnoopaVision is a fully immersive experience that lets you watch any video on YouTube in 360 degrees, with Snoop Dogg.
You can find a list of all videos enabled for the SnoopaVision beta over on YouTube, though in reality I’m not sure how long the feature will be available so hurry on over and experience the genuis of Snoop Dogg
Pixar unveils their greatest easter egg of all time
Pixar are known for filling their films full of easter eggs, some of the most famous ones are the pizza delivery van from the original Toy Story film and the numbers “A113” appearing in their films.
But Pixar have taken it one step further and unvieled the ultimate easter egg with thanks to Ed O’Neill who voices Hank in the new Finding Dory film. Hank is an octpus with a phenomenal ability to camouflage against anything, and there in lies the easter eggs. It turns out Hank has been in every film Pixar has ever produced, we’ve just never noticed him before because of his exceptional camouflage skills.
Hearthstone: The MMO
Now you can play your very favourite collectible card game in a way you’ve never experienced before in a new immersive 3D environment. All of your favourites characters and cards will be available to play in this brand new format coming to Hearthstone.
Star Wars live action series on Netflix
Netflix debuts it’s first live-action Star Wars series focusing around a dark power who is butchering those on both the light and dark side of the Force, namely Darth Maul! All episodes due to stream on Star Wars day, May 4th.
We can always hope this one is real though, it wouldn’t of been the first time an April Fools’ joke has become a reality.
Google hires Pied Piper CEO
Richard Hendricks, former Pied Piper CEO, has been hired by Google to head up X it’s secret research and development company. He will be joining the company as Chief Compression Officer with a focus on communications.
“All of the problems in the world seem really big, but if we could make those problems really small then they won’t seem as big,” says Hendricks in the video below, “and then we can tackle them, or squish them like giants.”
My personal favourite is SnoopaVision, I’ve always had a soft spot for Snoop Dogg and haze induced hijinks. What was your favourite April Fools’ Day prank?