April Fools' Day


What I Learned at the Opening of Toronto’s First Legal Weed Store

There was a Christian protester, a poorly thought out shirt slogan, and the owner doesn't smoke weed.
Manisha Krishnan
The VICE Guide to Right Now

'Mr. Avo Head' Is the Worst Branded April Fool's Stunt of the Year

"True to character, the healthy, hipster Mr. Avo Head will sport a man bun and well-groomed beard, trendy sneakers, skinny jeans and will be listening to all the latest beats."
River Donaghey
April Fools' Day

Welcome to April Fools Day, the Absolute Worst of Branded Fun

April Fools—like everything we used to hold dear to us—is now dominated by brands trying their hardest to insert themselves into daily life.
Joel Golby

Snapchat’s “Russian bot” filter trolled Facebook on April Fools’ Day

Cyrillic text replaced the standard notification that someone “updated their profile picture,” and “Your Mom, a bot, and 2 others” liked the new image.
Taylor Dolven

Turkish Chocolate Ad for April Fool's Day Accused of Encouraging Military Coup

According to some politicians, the ad is “an attempt to manipulate the psychology of 80 million people.”
Nick Rose

Down Goes Brown Grab Bag: Good Dogs, Expansion Draft Lists, and Pranks

In this April Fool's Day edition of the Grab Bag, Sean takes a look at how the NHL pranked their fans by releasing the expansion draft lists.
Sean McIndoe
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Watch This Hilarious Short Film About Kids Exploding Their Teacher's Head

In 'Fools Day' a class of fourth graders make a crazy coffee concoction that ends up killing their teacher in a mind blowing explosion of guts and blood. They're left to clean up the mess and avoid getting caught by the D.A.R.E officer.
Jeffrey Bowers

The Overwhelming Consensus Is That the Hamburger Helper Mixtape Is Fire

An April Fool's Day prank by a company that basically makes seasoned boxed macaroni and cheese has taken over the rap world.
Wyatt Marshall
The VICE Guide to Right Now

April Fools' Day Is Basically Banned in China Now

Chinese news agency Xinhua has asked people not to spread, listen to, or create rumors.
Helen Donahue
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Google's Latest April Fools Joke Was a Complete Disaster

Google introduced a "Mic Drop" button in Gmail that let users block all replies to an email. It did not go well.
Gabriella Lewis

It's Not April Fool's Day | Insta of the Week

Do your best to avoid the token #prankster in your life for as many hours as possible.
Beckett Mufson

An April Fools' Joke from 2007 Taught Me to Be Wary of the Internet for Life

It used to be a lot earlier to pull one over on the internet.
Caroline Moss