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The Best April Fool's Day Jokes & Pranks Of 2019

Did you get duped by any of these?
The Best April Fool's Day Jokes & Pranks Of 2019

April Fool's Day used to be about putting shaving cream on your sibling's toothbrush and sticking signs (or fish) on your friends' backs. Now, the day is an occasion for companies to try to out-do each other with elaborate April Fool's pranks.

This year was no exception (here at MTLBlog we were guilty of pranking our readers too). From ball-chasing corgis to pickle burgers, some companies really fooled us.

READ ALSO: McDonald's Attempt At An April Fool's Day Prank Totally Failed And People Are Furious

TL;DR Read on for a list of the companies that managed to prank us this year on April Fool's Day. 

Some of these "jokes" should really be a reality. For example, Tinder told users that they would institute a "height verification."

Introducing the thing you never asked for, but definitely always wanted—Tinder Height Verification. Coming soon.
Read more about it here:

March 29, 2019

Don't lie: you know you want that in your life.

And the BBC announced their #skipthesex button, which would come in SO.CLUTCH.

Introducing @BBCiPlayer’s #SkipTheSex button.

For those mortifying moments when a surprise 🍆 or 🍑 makes you 😳…

April 1, 2019

Honestly, I'm heartbroken that this isn't real.

Not to mention McDonald's invention that should definitely be a reality: a milkshake sauce for fry-dipping.

Meet #ShakeSauce — a sweet new way to dip.

April 1, 2019

In what would be adorable news, it was "announced" that puppies would be hired as ballpersons during the next US Open:

BREAKING: The US Open to add puppies to the ballperson team at the 2019 tournament for the first time.

All breeds welcome.

April 1, 2019

Another cute pet-themed prank? Wayfair tricked its followers by announcing a wedding registry for dogs.

Introducing Groom'd, a wedding registry for dogs! For the first time, pups can conveniently register for furniture, decor, and more. See all the perks that are leaving every breed in puppy love with Groom’d! #Wayfair

April 1, 2019

Metro UK made a tongue-in-cheek comment about straight white men in the comments section:

Straight white men to be banned from comment sections

April 1, 2019

On the other hand, there are news stories out there you wish were fake. Like Elon Musk rapping about Harambe. Or Dr. Phil SHAVING HIS MUSTACHE.

Well... I did it.

April 1, 2019

Some government agencies know how to have a good time. The tourism office of Australia tweeted about leopard-print koalas.

It’s a little-known fact that some #koala joeys are born with leopard print fur 🐨

We don’t yet know why only certain joeys are blessed with such incredible fashion sense, but we’re sure little April here is the envy of her friends. #seeaustralia #wildlife #australia

March 31, 2019

And the Surrey police told residents that police officers were to be issued with feather dusters as standard equipment.

It's actually so they can clean any CCTV, dash cams, or video doorbells they might see while out and about.

A couple of seconds spent each time we see a camera can make a huge difference when we have to use the footage later to solve a crime!

April 1, 2019

Some huge companies joined in on the action. Google Netherlands announced a feature that would allow users to communicate with tulips.

Grown in the Netherlands, Google Tulip communicates with plants

April 1, 2019

HelloFresh, a food delivery service, announced their "Unicorn Box."

Take a sneak peek inside the new Unicorn Box, our most magical offering yet ✨
Get your sugar rush 👉 #RainbowFOod #UnicornBox

April 1, 2019

Popchips announced individually-wrapped chips "ridged for your pleasure":

introducing our new single serve pack – Just the Chip! now you can practice safe snacking on-the-go, anywhere, anyplace, anytime, any position. #justthechip

learn more:

April 1, 2019

Shutterstock announced a physical library complete with AI librarians:

Move over @librarycongress! @Shutterstock is opening the world’s largest brick-and-mortar stock library with 250 million images, 14 million reels of film & 20,000 music tracks. Check out the enormous structure: #ShutterstockLibrary #ItsShutterstock

April 1, 2019

Jagermeister announced their new "Jagerbong," a kit that could turn any empty Jager bottle into a bong.

German engineering reaches a new high…

March 29, 2019

And Spotify added a "discocover weekly" playlist next to your "discover weekly" playlist," consisting entirely of disco covers of songs.

How's your Discocover Weekly today? 🕺

April 1, 2019

To summarise:

Ah, April 1st. The day where being endlessly cynical, untrusting, paranoid and dead inside finally pays off.

April 1, 2019

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