A meeting with former US President Barack Obama, celebrity deaths, a new ‘available until yesterday’ burger and a once-in-a-lifetime weather event are all possible today for the gullible and easily deceived.
April Fools’ Day is in full swing as the Australian public and brands try to fool each other with both outlandish false claims and some kind of believability.
Government agencies, reality TV shows, news organizations, and fast food restaurants were among the many participants in the fun.
April Fools’ Day has fooled many over the years – the BBC convinced its viewers that spaghetti grew on trees in 1957, while in 1989 Virgin Records chairman Richard Branson made Londoners believe a UFO was flying over the city.
McDonald’s fooled its followers with a “McFry” (pictured), an ingredient inspired by one of the popular fast-food ways of putting French fries on a burger
Fast food giant McDonald’s Made a splash in the morning by announcing an enticing new “Available Until Yesterday” burger influenced by a popular fast food joint.
The ‘McFry’ burger, a classic quarter pounder topped with fries, was reasonable enough to fool some, while many admitted they’d actually order the item.
The ultimate mac-hack now comes a la carte, where we take the classic Quarter Pounder and combine it with Australian fries. No mess. no fuss. Not to worry,” the Facebook ad reads.
Get your McFry today. Available until yesterday.
‘rude! I actually want to eat this, one social media user wrote.
“You’re kidding, however, it really would be a great seller,” another user wrote.
“In all seriousness though…yum!” Third wrote.
Some Perth locals have been duped by a social media account that claimed the city would be the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to see Aurora Borealis (Stock Image)
The social media account that updates the weather in Perth, Perth Weather Live, He tried to deceive his followers by claiming that the aurora borealis – or “aurora borealis” – would be visible over the city.
‘Perth may be the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to ever experience an aurora borealis (Northern Lights) due to a rare, once-in-a-lifetime example of tropospheric extremes,’ the Facebook page wrote.
Academic sources: none. We made it up lol.
One user admitted to being scammed by mail, writing, “You got me. I even read that devour.”
“I really should grab a coffee before looking at my news feed, because I’m so disappointed,” another user wrote.
Jim Means, brother of newly elected NSW Premier Chris Means, mourns for still-living Daryl Somers
Brother of the New South Wales Premier, Chris Minns, She even got into the April Fools’ business by mourning the death of the still-living Daryl Somers.
An OAM (Order of Australia) recipient and triple Gold Logie winner, Mr Somers is an Australian television and music icon.
He is immortalized in Australian culture for his time on Hey Hey It’s Saturday from 1979 to 1999.
We will miss him, we will miss him! #RIP, Jim Minns wrote on Twitter.
One erroneous user wrote: “Every damn year.”
‘Is this correct?’ Another commented, Mr. Means replied with a photo from today’s date circled.
April Fools’ Day came early on a weekend with host, Matt Doran, tricking his host, Monique Ryan, (both pictured) into thinking they were interviewing Barack Obama
Los Angeles impersonator Reggie Brown (pictured) dressed as President Obama while video call quality was distorted to help with the stunt
April Fools’ Day came early for Sunrise Weekend at Seven With Matt Doran catching his co-host, Monique Ryan, off guard in a surprise interview with Barack Obama on Thursday.
His impersonator, Reggie Brown, was dressed up and covered in make-up to look like the former President of the United States. Meanwhile, distorted video quality helped fool Mrs. Ryan into believing she was speaking to the former leader of the free world.
‘Will this work?’ Mostly not. If so, would it be delicious? Sure, Doran said in the run-up to the prank.
“Mr. Obama, what an absolute thrill,” Doran said to the impersonator.
He couldn’t get away from his face while Mrs. Ryan tried to keep her calm.
“Just before we let you go, it might be time to let Moon know that we’re actually talking about Reggie from L.A. who’s the biggest Obama impersonator,” Doran said.
Ms. Ryan blamed “technical problems” and “extraordinary acting ability” on Mr. Brown.
The award for most fooled may go to the reality TV show, Farmer Wants a Wife, for its ‘announcement’ that Home and Away character Alf Stewart will be joining the show (pictured)
reality TV show, The Farmer Wants Life, It would take the cake for most who were duped with a post on their social media accounts claiming that Home and Away character Alf Stewart was joining the cast of farmers looking for love.
The character of Alf Stewart, played by Ray Meagher, has graced the show since the first episode aired in January 1998, giving Mr. Meagher the Guinness World Record for Tallest Actor in an Australian Series.
‘Say hello to farmer thousand!’ All the way from Summer Bay, Alf can’t wait to meet his perfect match,” reads the Instagram post.
“Damn, I didn’t look at the date I had a bump,” musician Matt Evans commented.
“Good April Fools,” one social media user wrote.
She wrote back: “I felt really hard about this.”
Perth locals’ Facebook post, Perth is OK, posted a photo of the city’s brand-new waterfall emerging from one of its branches: “Coogee Falls, just 40 minutes from Perth CBD!”
Anaconda from South America seen off walking path on Sunshine Coast by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers (pictured) It wasn’t all it seemed
Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers Join the claim that an anaconda from South America has made its way to Buderim Falls in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast.
“Keep away from the Bodrum Falls area,” the Facebook post read.
We just received a photo of a huge anaconda that was spotted near the entrance to Buderim Falls.
“We’re working our way down to try and find these aliens so they can be delivered to the department.”
The reasonably slick Photoshop job has fooled many, with some even becoming alarmed by the snake’s presence in Australia.
“They should never be in our country for any reason, people are doing the wrong thing,” one angry user wrote.
“I’ll take it, this has to be one of my favorite types,” wrote another cheated user.
‘Did you get me. I’m a little slow this morning. Now I’m disappointed that I can’t go and look at it,” wrote one user.
This year’s dumps had a high to meet that was set last year, with crime-fighting koala ads by Robert Irwin and cheaper airfare thanks to Webjet’s ‘sky diving seats’.