April 1, the day for epic jokes and pranks, did not disappoint this year. Here are some of the best pranks of 2017 from around the web.

  1. Trump Tower in IrelandThe Irish Times posted a story on a new “Trump Tower” that would be built in Dublin. The reason why? Donald Trump “is known to want a stronger foothold in an English-speaking country in the European Union as Britain begins the process of leaving the Union,” the newspaper wrote. The story included “tweets” from Trump: “Bought a small tower in Dublin, Ireland. We are going to build an awesome hotel in Dublin. It will be totally great. Love Ireland! Great country! #trumpdublin.”
  2. George Takei for Congress – Actor George Takei tricked us all into believing he would be running for congressman of California. Many fell for the well-thought-out prank that included a story with the Daily Buzz. https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/848150976737542145
  3. Petlexa – Amazon Echo, which introduced the new personal assistant Alexa, revealed a new product that would “talk to pets”: Petlexa. “Now your dog, cat or favorite pet can communicate with Alexa just like you do,” the Amazon ad said. https://twitter.com/amazonecho/status/847856062879477762
  4. Emirates Plane – Emirates airline took to Twitter to unveil a “triple-decker” plane that includes a swimming pool, a gym and even a park. Sadly, that was just a prank. https://twitter.com/emirates/status/847901373043814400
  5. Virgin Australia – Another airline, Virgin, revealed that they would launch a flight where the cabin crew were dogs. https://twitter.com/VirginAustralia/status/847916425427599360
  6. Honda – the car company unveiled a new car horn complete with emojis. The “innovative feature” would allow users to express their emotions through honks.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1qmmf6cYow
  7. Google Gnome –  Google unveiled Google Gnome, an assistant for all your outdoor needs. “Google Gnome is like having a tiny, little meteorologist at your beck and call,” the company said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNOllWX-2aE
  8. Invisible Box –  Zappos also had fun with a bit of a ridiculous idea tackling a very real problem, thieves who steal boxes from your front door. The company’s solution? Create a box that is invisible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihh4SwyvWXQ
  9. Back to the Future – Ghostbusters director Paul Feig trolled the haters by announcing he was making a remake of Back to The Future with an all-female cast. https://twitter.com/paulfeig/status/848187724938985472
  10. Michael Phelps – Michael Phelps sent out a tweet saying he was ready for a comeback to participate in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. https://twitter.com/MichaelPhelps/status/848146735612526592
  11. Burger Toothpaste – Burger King unveiled a burger-flavored toothpaste for fans of the Whopper. https://twitter.com/BurgerKing/status/847870338746724353
  12. Joe Biden Bar – The Washington City Paper claimed Washington would soon have a Joe Biden-themed pop up bar with a drinks menu that would include, “A Bunch of Malarkey” and “Delaware Crush.”
  13. Snapchat – Snapchat created a filter that makes snaps look like an Instagram post. This came as a dig at Facebook and how it has been trying to desperately copy several Snapchat features.

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