Most people love a decent joke, and so it follows that many are also fond of April Fools’ Day. You have to admit, there have been some impressive pranks pulled over the years.
Check out the best of the best from your favorite stars, musicians and even one from talk show host.
10. In 2010 [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Coldplay[/lastfm] announced the launch of their own exclusive fragrance called Angst. “This is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Chris Martin jokes on the band’s website. “People like to smell nice and we thought we could help them out.”
9. During an interview with a French radio station, the host of show convince [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Justin Bieber[/lastfm] to call up his friend [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Usher[/lastfm] and play a joke on him. While we could think of a million better jokes to play on the rapper like “Hey Usher, I shaved my head…,” Bieber’s sad attempt on joke making makes it the best. Oh, Bieber.
8. Ellen pranks the sweet and innocent [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm] during the recording of her show in 2009. A few words to you Ellen, “Now, that’s just plain mean!”
7. In 2009 millions of people were fooled when a company released a video featuring the “Hotelicopter“–the world’s first luxury hotel on a helicopter.
6. In 1957 the BBC set out to video the wonderful spaghetti harvest that the canton of Ticino in Switzerland was experiencing. Tons of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree.
5. Stefani Germanotta on MTV’s prank show “Boiling Points” before she became the freakish Lady Gaga.
4. In 2010 Google renamed itself to Topeka, a nod to the capitol of Kansas. “We had a fair amount of brand equity tied up in our old name,” Topeka explained in a company blog post, “But the more we surfed around (the former) Topeka’s municipal website, the more kinship we felt with this fine city at the edge of the Great Plains.”
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3. This one had confused a lot of people, possibly including John McCain. In 2008, Burning Man announced John McCain would be campaigning at the mega hippie fest. Keep reading here.
2. A few days after April Fools’ (2008), [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Death Cab For Cutie[/lastfm]’s Ben Gibbard unveiled a new side-project called Just Jazzin, described on his MySpace page (back in the day) as a project “born out of an interest in exploring music free from rules and convention”.
1. In 2009 [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]NIN[/lastfm]‘s [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Trent Reznor[/lastfm] announced that he was recording a new album Strobelight produced by[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Timbaland [/lastfm]. What was even more funny was the Website launched for the release plus the track listing featuring tracks like “p***y grinder” with[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sheryl Crow[/lastfm]. Check out here.
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