26Tom Moore Jr.
Tom Moore Jr., a member of the Texas House of Representatives, introduced an April Fools resolution to illustrate how some of his colleagues didn’t read things they voted on. The bill passed in 1971, officially commending The Boston Strangler for his work in population control.
27. In 2014, as an April Fool’s joke, Audi advertised a car with a built-in rice cooker in Japan
28. Mattel made and sold Wonder Woman's “invisible jet” as a collectible. The package was an empty plastic shell with nothing inside and was originally intended as an April Fool's joke.
29. For April Fools, Taco Bell claimed to have bought the Liberty Bell and was renaming it the "Taco Liberty Bell." When the White House Press Secretary was asked about it, he said Ford was buying the Lincoln Memorial and renaming it the Lincoln-Mercury Memorial.
30. Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was April Fooled early in his career when his office was taken apart and rebuilt on a platform in the middle of a pond complete with a working phone.
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Students once hacked the MIT website to say that Disney had bought the school for $6.9 billion as an April Fools’ Day prank.
32. In 1997 for April Fools, many comic strip artists switched comics and each drew another one's comic. It was called the Great Comic Strip Switcharoo.
33. As an April Fools’ Day prank, Sports Illustrated fooled the NY Mets' fan base by successfully convincing them the team had signed Sidd Finch, a pitching phenomenon who could throw the ball at 168 mph. He learned the "art of the pitch" in a Tibetan monastery, under the "great poet-saint Lama Milaraspa."
34. On April Fools’ Day 2002, NASA posted a picture that proved the moon was made of cheese including expiration date.
35. UK retailer Gamestation changed their end-user license agreement for April Fools’ Day, 2010. That day, 7500 customers agreed to sell their "immortal soul".
36Double Down sandwich marketing
The KFC Double Down was originally introduced as an April Fools’ Day joke but was kept on the menu because it had such a positive response.
37. Easter will be on April Fool's Day in 2018
38. April Fools Day in 1998, Burger King took out a full-page ad in USA Today introducing a Whopper designed especially for lefties. The new burger would contain the same ingredients as the original but rotated 180°. Thousands of customers swarmed BK restaurants requesting the "lefty" Whopper.
39. For an April fools prank, Virgin cola announced they had a new technology that would turn their cans blue when they expired. They advised their customers not to buy blue cans. Coincidentally, Pepsi had just released their bright blue can design.
40. On April Fools Day in 1989, billionaire Richard Branson designed a hot air balloon to look like a UFO and hired a dwarf in an E.T. costume to come out and scare whoever was near it when it landed.