The Best (And Worst) April Fools’ Day Jokes For 2016

The Best (And Worst) April Fools’ Day Jokes For 2016

April 1. For some, a day of shenanigans. For most, a day of clenched teeth and tested nerves. To sort the former from the latter, here’s a roundup of the best (and worst) April Fool’s gags for 2016.

(If you’d like a recap, here’s 2015’s collection)…

Obviously, we’ll be adding to this as the day goes on; we begin early as Australia and Japan began the day first, and will update further once it ticks over in Europe and the Americas.

First, THE BEST!

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2016


After the success of last year’s effort, which they tried to turn into an actual thing, Hyperkin are back again with another “haha OK but I really want one of these” ideas. This time it’s for a handheld Turbograx-16 that would play the old console’s HuCards. Yes please.

The Best (And Worst) April Fools' Day Jokes For 2016


Despite the best efforts of the 37-strong marketing team, who had been workshopping the extremely clever April Fools joke since November last year, some trace elements of self-awareness accidentally made their way into Carpenter’s system.

“We intended this April Fools #prank to be a bit of a laugh about how people like poor Mr. Carpenter had built their entire identity around purchasing our product,” explained one brand ambassador, somehow managing to vocalise the hashtag.

“It was never our intention for him to actually realise that’s what he had done with his life. Holy shit! I mean if people realised that, the whole system would come crashing down.”

Too real.


Um, guys, people would play the crap out of this.

And now, THE WORST!


This was not thought through.


  • I got all of them beat. I sent a suicide email blast to everyone just for attention and no one bothered to reply. I guess you can say the joke was on me.

  • I hate the internet on April Fools, it makes it unusable, and because of the time differences around the world it lasts for 2 days.

  • The Gmail one is ok, the worst part about it is all the idiots hitting the wrong button and crying like babies blaming google for THEIR mistake. You pressed the wrong button, it’s your fault, accept that you stuffed and stop being a baby. Geez.

  • I was under the impression that this was already dealt with by a guy who came to the conclusion that there was only one acceptable joke on april fools and it was the one he liked. Otherwise, like the hassle is just so bad, things that annoy me are clearly inherently bad for everyone.

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