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Whether it simply be for amusement or garnering media attention, pranks and hoaxes have become the ultimate source for humor and viral content. Showcasing the latest in marketing stunts, online hoaxes and viral videos, Trend Hunter’s Pranks category will certainly have you surprised and delighted by all these intentionally shocking stunts.
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Video Chat Crashing Donkeys
Video Chat Crashing Donkeys
Peace N Peas Farm Will Rent a Donkey to Crash Boring Zoom Meetings
The mundane video-chat conferencing calls many are forced to hold in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic can now be upgraded thanks to a special donkey at Peace N Peas Farm. The 8-year-old miniature... MORE
Tiger Documentary-Themed Condoms
Tiger Documentary-Themed Condoms
The Firebox.com Joe’s Exotic Condoms Offer "Big Cat Protection"
The Netflix docu-series, Tiger King, has caught the attention of many for its hilarious and unexpected storyline and now fans can get their hands on Firebox.com’s new Joe’s Exotic Condoms.... MORE
play_circle_filled DIY Toilet Paper Pranks
DIY Toilet Paper Pranks
Squatty Potty is Promoting 'Grow Your Own Toilet Paper' for April Fool's
As part of an April Fool’s toilet paper prank, Squatty Potty is claiming to have developed toilet paper seeds that let people grow their own toilet paper. The Toilet Paper Seeds is touted as a &... MORE
Gummy Bear Face Masks
Gummy Bear Face Masks
Sugarfina Shared a Unique Face Mask Recipe for April Fool's Day
In a world where a great number of unusual facial treatments exist, Sugarfina’s unconventional face mask recipe fits right in. For April Fool’s Day, the candy brand took the opportunity... MORE
Eyebrow-Accenting Sunglasses
Eyebrow-Accenting Sunglasses
Benefit Cosmetics Created the 'All Abrowed It' Sunglasses Style
In collaboration with Australian eyewear brand Quay, Benefit Cosmetics is launching three unique sunglasses styles. The sunglasses perfectly fuse the aesthetics of both brands in with updated retro... MORE
Cannabis Cottage Cheese Cups
Cannabis Cottage Cheese Cups
Muuna Introduced a Unique Cottage Cheese for April Fool's Day
Muuna makes a range of fruit-on-the-bottom cottage cheese cups in varieties like Blueberry, Pineapple and Strawberry and it introduced a limited-edition Cannabis Cottage Cheese made with milk from... MORE
play_circle_filled Artistic Fruit Pranks
Artistic Fruit Pranks
Philips Launched the 'Dutch Masterjuices' Campaign at the Rijksmuseum
Philips launched a Dutch Masterjuices campaign for healthy living at an unlikely location—the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam—to promote its range of masticating and centrifugal juicers. To bring... MORE
Intentionally Embarrassing Board Games
Intentionally Embarrassing Board Games
Buzzfeed's Social Sabotage Makes You Post on Social Media
Buzzed’s Social Sabotage is a unique board game that is encouraging players to post embarrassing content on their social media sites. The simple-to-play game consists of two types of cards: &#... MORE
Digital Nomad
Countries are now encouraging remote workers to live within their borders
Trend - While many entrepreneurs and freelancers have chosen to adopt a travel-centric lifestyle, the pandemic has enabled this lifestyle to be a possibility for many employees working from home. Governments in warmer climates are capitalizing on the opportunity with new working visas specifically designed for remote workers looking to leave the city. This will support local economies without taking away employment opportunities from permanent residents.
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Faux Pimple Popping Toys
Faux Pimple Popping Toys
Urban Outfitters Launched a 'Pop It Pal' Toy That Mimics Pimple Popping
Those enamored by the satisfaction of popping their pimples can now recreate the feeling at their leisure thanks to Urban Outfitters’ new ‘Pop It Pal’ toy. The intriguing new toy... MORE
play_circle_filled Prank Eyewear Collections
Prank Eyewear Collections
Warby Parker and Arby's Created 'WArby’s' for April Fool's Day
For April Fool’s Day, prescription eyewear brand Warby Parker and quick-service fast-food sandwich restaurant Arby’s teamed up to create ‘WArby’s,’ which is humorously... MORE
Emoji Language Courses
Emoji Language Courses
This App for Learning Language Teased an Emoji Course for April Fool's Day
Duolingo is a well-known app for learning language that decided to prank its users on April 1st by announcing that it would be launching an Emoji Course. The humorous, emoji-filled press release... MORE
Surprise-Inside Shopping Collectibles
Surprise-Inside Shopping Collectibles
ZURU's '5 Surprise Mini Brands' Features Tiny CPG Items
ZURU’s 5 Surprise line is made up of spherical capsules that can be unwrapped to reveal five surprise toys, which may include little pets, slimes, dress-up dolls, prank toys, glitter pens and... MORE
play_circle_filled Screaming Soda Campaigns
Screaming Soda Campaigns
Fanta Set Up a Scream-Inducing Soda Vending Machine for Halloween
For Halloween this year, Royal (also known as Fanta in some parts of the world) set up a soda vending machine that accepted loud screams instead of coins. Those who were able to make enough noise to... MORE
play_circle_filled Haunted Rum Pranks
Haunted Rum Pranks
Bacardi Released Its Limited-Edition Rum with a Spirited Prank
To kick off the launch of The Haunted Rum—its limited-edition Halloween rum—Bacardi created a prank to truly bring its new spirit to life. For The Haunted Rum prank, Bacardi relied on a classic... MORE
Singer Music Streaming Quizzes
Singer Music Streaming Quizzes
Lizzo and Spotify Launched a "DNA test" For Your B*tch Percentage
“I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that b*tch,” is a popular song lyric that easily gets stuck in the head of any listener. The line is from songstress Lizzo’... MORE
play_circle_filled Battered Plastic Meals
Battered Plastic Meals
Plastic Oceans UK's Fish and Chips Meal Represents a Possible Future
To bring attention to the fact that millions upon millions of tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year—and this amount is only predicted to increase if changes are not made—... MORE
play_circle_filled Deceptive Deli Campaigns
Deceptive Deli Campaigns
Greggs Went Undercover at a Gourmet Food Festival as Gregory and Gregory
At this year’s Foodies Festival, the UK’s largest celebration of food and drinks, event-goers found themselves in the presence of Michelin-starred chefs, Masterchef champions, artisan... MORE
play_circle_filled Powdered Wine Packets
Powdered Wine Packets
This Winery Introduced the World to a Wine Powder on April Fool's Day
On April first, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery launched a video sharing a wine powder that makes it easy to enjoy wine anywhere, just by adding water. The winery claimed that the contents of the... MORE
play_circle_filled Voice-Activated Chicken Buckets
Voice-Activated Chicken Buckets
KFC Duped Consumers with 'The Bucket' on April Fool's Day
For April Fool’s Day in Canada, KFC teased the launch of a smart chicken bucket equipped with a voice-activated delivery system and dining assistant. As part of the prank, the product was... MORE
play_circle_filled Emoji Car Horns
Emoji Car Horns
This April Fool's Day Ad Introduces 'Honda Horn Emojis'
For April Fool’s Day this year, Honda claimed that it would be introducing an all-new “driver-to-driver communication system” that has the potential to revolutionize the tired, one-... MORE
play_circle_filled Pet Console Pranks
Pet Console Pranks
For April Fool's Day, Amazon Introduced 'Petlexa' for the Echo
For April Fool’s Day this year, Amazon launched a teaser video for ‘Petlexa,’ described as a new skill for the hands-free, voice-controlled smart speaker Echo. As its name... MORE
play_circle_filled Pre-Scripted Prank Apps
Pre-Scripted Prank Apps
Ownage Pranks' App Features Characters That Voice Automated Crank Calls
Nerves, not knowing what to say or most of all, trying not to laugh are some of the problems that often result in prank calls being cut too short—but for April Fool’s Day this year, United... MORE
Top 100 Unique Ideas in 2018
Top 100 Unique Ideas in 2018
From Gelatinous Dessert Cubes to Nap-Enabling Apparel
Energy drink-infused sausages, haute couture wetsuits and color-changing cosmetic blushes are among some of the unmistakably unique ideas in 2018. While many of these ideas may be simply written... MORE
play_circle_filled Miniature Burger Pranks
Miniature Burger Pranks
McDonald's Launched 'The Micro Mac' for April Fool's Day
For April Fool’s Day this year, McDonald’s pretended that it would be introducing consumers to a very small miniature burger called ‘The Micro Mac.’ The Micro Mac is... MORE