April Fools! Liam Hemsworth is not studying at UON *sigh*


I’m so sorry Liam Hemsworth fans, unfortunately Liam will not be studying at the University of Newcastle this year. I just April fooled you.

Forgive me.

*breathe, just breathe*

Us Yaks love April Fools’ Day (who can forget last year’s prank?), so in honour of this day and to help you get over our Hemsworth prank, we decided to take a look at a few of the best April Fools’ Day pranks from last year.

Without further adieu:

Marmite Clear

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Image: @marmite/Twitter

Last year Marmite introduced its newest product to the world, Marmite clear! “The psychological benefits from eating a clear or lighter-coloured spread simply cannot be ignored” a spokesperson said. “Fifteen years in the making, Marmite Clear is our most innovative new product development to date.” Looks delicious.

PlayStation Flow

Last year PlayStation developed an “advanced new wearable technology” called PlayStation Flow. Users were advised to pause the game when they got to a swimming environment, put on the PlayStation Flow gear, and head to their nearest swimming pool where their movement would control the game’s character. It’s like, a totally immersive experience, yo.

Piggy Back Rides

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Image: Hailo/Twitter

Hailo, a British technology platform where users can order registered taxis from its app, pranked customers last year when they introduced their newest ride offer; piggy backs. According to a spokesperson, it’s “the most transformative personal transportation product the world has ever seen.” Who wants a ride?

Office for Cats

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Image: Office/Twitter

Microsoft Office launched Office for Cats. What else is there to say? Meow.

The Selfie Shoe

Tired of carrying around that selfie stick? Shoe retailer Miz Mooz has a solution; last year they announced their latest product, the selfie shoe. Hot, right?

Professor Pranks His Students

Last but certainly not least, Matthew Weathers, a math professor at Biola University in the U.S pranked his students with this awesome video. It has since been viewed over 14 million times. Check it out.


So there you have it, a few of 2015’s best April Fools’ Day pranks.

Have you ever played an April Fools’ Day prank? Have you fell for one? Tell us in the comments below!

For a history of April Fools’ Day, click here.

Happy April Fools’ Day!



Feature Image: Flickr, Gage Skidmore, text added.

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