Every year, we sense it coming — and yet, certain headlines get the better of us.
Perhaps it's wishful thinking that we were looking forward to an actual chocolate Whopper — and we're still hoping for a real all-cat K-pop group — but the stories that come out of the "fake news" holiday are always worth a laugh.
The internet has kept us on our toes, so more often than not, we're constantly on the lookout for the headlines that immediately stand out — and the ones that provide a rude shock out of nowhere. Here are some that we fell for (and fell in love with).
Google's Bad Joke Detector
Well, this is something we find appealing. Google announced a Bad Joke Detector, and if it wasn't April Fools, it wouldn't entirely be a surprise, considering the company's innovative apps and products over the past few years.
Nonetheless, the company found time to add a dose of light humour with an announcement video definitely worth watching.
Nasi Lemak Smoothie
A good one by Boost Juice Bars Singapore, we're glad this is merely a prank and not an actual thing. With the Nasi Lemak-themed food craze in full swing over the past year — the Nasi Lemak Burger is dearly missed — the Nasi Lemak Smoothie seemed like a logical, if not revolting, progression.
Astute users would also spot that the smoothie was advertised to contain "cooked rice" mixed with "sorbet & ice" and "chili flakes". No, thanks.
Cadillac vinyl playback
Prestige car brand Cadillac teased the "latest" feature on their luxury line of cars: in-built vinyl playback.
While vinyl records in a moving vehicle has been explored in the past, it proved to be an engineering challenge, and it never really took off — especially with the advent of cassette tapes. But with vinyl sales growing every year, this didn't seem too outrageous.
Even after its explosive debut in 2016, Pokemon Go has maintain a loyal and unyielding user base. On April Fools, fans were greeted by the villainous Team Rocket, who had "hacked" Pokemon Go's official Twitter account.
The cherry on top was a new feature announcement for the mobile game with "cutting-edge" 8-bit graphics. Retro.
Burger King's Chocolate Whopper
Fast-food giants have been on top of their social media game for a while now — see Wendy's — and Burger King's April Fools gag didn't have users fooled, but it did leave us wondering if this could be a good idea after all.
the NEW chocolate Whopper. coming soon to your local Burger King. maybe. pic.twitter.com/9N1snyYhRX— Burger King (@BurgerKing) March 30, 2018