Every year it´s time for the April Fool hoax and also in this year many companies, newspapers, websites, television programs and other organisations took delight in foxing their clients. Here are the 5 most crazy statements of big business concerns.
1. Google Inc.
In Australian Google advertised a search engine which gets results of events 24 hours before they happen. Also Google announced in a kind of joint venture with Virgin Blue to set up a permanent colony on the planet Mars. Larry Page, Sergej Brin and Richard Branson, the CEOs of the two companies, want to start their spaceship in 2014.
The furniture store announced to build the first drive-through furniture store in Berlin. “Assortment, loading and snacks everything just for 10 Euro extra”.
3. Virgin Blue
The CEO of Virgin Blue Richard Branson advertised for tickets for half the price, the catch was that you had to stand the whole flight. That the “Chair free fares” had just been an April Fool´s joke was terminated by booking them online.
The German car-maker promoted a “dog-deflector” in Great-Britain. The system recognises when a dog wants to piss at your car – and distributes electric shocks.
Microsoft presented 3 new products which actually wouldn´t be such a bad thing. A helmet with a monitor on the visor, an original X-Box made of wood and a board game with live interaction. But in my opinion the best idea was a X-Box 360 Recon Edition.