Happy April Fools day!
Lie! Lie! Lie! April Fool jokes by companies are becoming a ritual now that you can’t even trust a darn word you read on 1st of April. It’s better to assume anything and everything you see and read on the Internet is not real.
Many companies are already out in full swing to celebrate the occasion with a bunch of pranks and fake news. In some case, savvy marketers will go a long way by not only playing pranks but hoping for that to go viral as well.
Cometh the April Fool’s Day jokes!
As a tradition, we’ve rounded up some of the best April Fools’ Day pranks and gimmicks pulled by companies. What’s real and what’s not? Be the judge.
Pretty face? You get the job!
Face value is the new way of matching employers and employees without involving any resumes in between. Using Face value, both employers and applicants save time and results in the right candidate.
To apply, employees just have to send a picture of their face. With the help of artificial intelligence, the photo is analyzed for all kinds of personal characteristics, such as intelligence, loyalty, perseverance, leadership, creativity and care. This analysis is indeed compared with the job requirements of the job.
The selected photos with suitable characteristics are then shared with the employer through the Face-value app. The employer can swipe left to reject or swipe right to invite the candidate for the personal interview. If the candidate is selected, he/she receives a message with an invitation. This platform help employer from going through hundreds of CVs.
Face value is created by a team of people with an HR background since they feel the application procedures consume too much of time. With the right techniques, Face Value make application procedures more effective, cheaper and fairer.
Talk to Tulips in Tulipish!
If I am not wrong, it’s hard to keep up a conversation with flowers. Well, you can tell them about your life, your work, your romance and more, but all they do is nothing. If you ever feel dejected about this, worry not my friend! Thanks to great advancements in artificial intelligence, Google Home is now able to understand tulips, allowing translation between Tulipish and dozens of human languages.
With this, Tulips now have a way to indicate to humans that they’re in need of water, light or simply some more space. As their needs are expressed more clearly, they are able to live a happier and healthier life. Furthermore, tulips turn out to be very chatty and excellent listeners too. Google Tulip was largely developed and tested in the Netherlands, a country that produces 12.5 billion flowers a year.
According to the company, “After two years of training, we were finally able to add Tulipish as a language to Google Home’s recently introduced Interpreter Mode. Google Tulip is only available on April 1, 2019. Look for it on your Google Home device, simply by saying, “Hey Google, talk to my tulip.”
Cool cardboard box that process AVEG micro solar cells
Thanks to the Dutch online marketplace, Coolblue with the new ‘Package Panel‘ you can generate energy yourself. The packages run on specially developed AVEG micro solar cells that are processed in the cardboard. The only thing you need is a sunny spot for your package and a USB cable. A small package generates enough energy to charge your phone.
As a part of April Fool’s Day celebration, CoolBlue is distributing 10,000 package panels free of charge in the Netherlands and Belgium. Collect 200 packages to enjoy your patio heater.
Warning: The package panels are very attractive to cats.
Ahoy! Experience Amsterdam through submarines!
There are other forms of transportation in the waters beside cruise boat and BoatNow knows it. This is why the Amsterdam-based boat rental service company announced a range of submarines services. For starters, the range starts with four options: the party submarine, the classic submarine, the romantic submarine and the transfer submarine. Enjoy Amsterdam as it is meant to be. Always safe and secure with only the best submarines and the best captains. Ahoy!
Easy Pee-sy in elevator!
Back in 2016, Mitsubishi Electrics introduced “Toilet Facilities” in the lift as a part of breakthrough innovation from the company. In fact, the company provided tickets to ‘escape room’ for the participants, where they can voluntarily be locked up with friends or colleagues. The company pretended to launch this remarkable lift in the Netherlands with a modern look which honestly sounded like a great idea.
Flitsmeister flash insurance
The wildly popular smartphone application Flitsmeister introduced the ‘Flash Insurance’ to the world as a part of April Fool’s Day. According to Flitsmeister, users of the Flash insurance will be insured against fines for speeding up to 10 km/h. We feel the joke is still relevant. What say?
April Fool’s day origin!
Theory 1: The exact origins of the holiday remain unknown, maybe lost in history over time, but there are lots of theories surrounding it. The famous one traces back to Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” in 1392, wherein Chaucer includes a playful reference to “32 March,” or April 1st. Having said that, some scholars consider it as a mere copying error.
Theory 2: On the other hand, a few historians speculate April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582 when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. People who failed to recognise the start of New Year on January 1 and continued to celebrate during the last week of March through April 1 were viewed as fools.
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