Monday Hot 5

Happy first week of April! After a beautiful weekend, we can’t wait to get back to the swing of things. To start the week off…the Monday Hot 5!

To kick off the start of April, people from around the world participated in the one of the most liked/disliked “holidays”, April Fools’ Day. So whether you put mac and cheese powder with water in an orange juice bottle, or handed out caramel covered onions, we want to hear about your favourite prank and how it turned out!

Here are five of the best April Fools pranks from around the World Wide Web:

#1 – Snapchat

If you took a selfie on the well-used platform SnapChat, chances are you saw the Instagram filter option. SnapChat released a filter that mocked their social competitor, even including a pre-set like by “my_mom”. Well played SnapChat!

#2 – Duolingo

Popular language app, Duolingo, launched a course in their app for understanding the use of emojis. While most people under the age of 30 are already fluent in this language, the 30+ age group can use a refresher. Reminds me of that time my mom used a nose emoji thinking it was the praying hands (insert monkey covering its eyes here).

#3 – McDonalds

After recently adding bacon to the famous Big Mac, McDonalds announced its newest variation of the burger – the Micro Mac. Built with two small patties, special sauce and a tiny pickle, the Micro Mac is made for those that are “just a little hungry”. This idea just took the kids meal to a whole new level….

#4 – Amazon

Do you ever wonder what your pets are doing when you aren’t home? According to Amazon, everything! Amazon launched a new feature called Petlexa on their popular Amazon Echo machine. The feature allows your pets to place orders on Amazon without adult supervision. While this would be helpful in some situations, I can only imagine what my pesky Yorkie would get up to with that kind of freedom…

#5 – Seamless

Seamless just gave the words “fast food” a whole new meaning. Using parkour methods (training discipline using movement that was developed from military obstacle course training), the delivery company launched a service called Delivery X. While this sounds like a good idea, the food presentation at dinner parties just wouldn’t be the same.

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Leave us a comment describing your favourite April Fools’ Day prank. Come on… #BeBrave!


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