A list of local and national April Fools’ Day pranks

Local News

Here’s a list of some of the jokes going around the internet today. 


Local pranks

Layton Temple

A sign advertising the future site of a temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints showed up in Layton at 2200 West and Hill Field Road. Church officials confirm the sign was not legitimate. It has since been taken downn.

Aquarium at SUU

Southern Utah University alerted students that they officially started renovating the basement level of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library to build southern Utah’s first saltwater aquarium.

Fun at Jordan School District

At South Valley, some teachers took brownies around the school to share with those who love the sweet chocolate treats – but the brownies on this day were brown ‘E’s’ made from construction paper. They also shared boxes of ‘Krispy Kreme’ donuts, which turned out to be boxes of healthy veggies. And finally, someone painted pencil tips to the surprise of those who tried to write with them – the pencils didn’t work!

Kaysville’s Fire Dept.’s new uniform

On Facebook, the Kaysville Fire Dept. claimed they would be implemeting shorts into their new uniform policy.

Arrest made in Grand County rock slide

A post on the Grand County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page claimed an arrest was made in connection with a rock fall. The suspect? Mr. Wile E. Coyote, a self-proclaimed “Super Genius”.

National pranks

McDonald’s “McPickle Burger”

Pickle lovers, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for. 

Just in time for April Fools’ Day, McDonald’s announced a brand new “McPickle Burger.” 

The fast-food giant shared the announcement on its Australian Facebook page. 

Unfortunately, it is a joke, as April 1 is famous for jokes and pranks. McDonald’s then posted in the comments, “available until yesterday.” 

However many commenters say they would be willing to try the interesting creation.

Cup Noodles headphones

Halo Top

Halo Top claimed to be launching an edible ice cream face mask.

Tom Brady tweets he’s retiring

New England Patriots fans who forgot that it’s April Fools’ Day might been panicking when quarterback Tom Brady tweeted on Monday that he had decided to retire.

Tinder’s height verification

“It’s come to our attention that most of you 5’10ers out there are actually 5’6. The charade must stop. This type of dishonestly doesn’t just hurt your matches — it hurts us, too,” the company stated in an alert.

Build-A-Bear’s dating app

Build-A-Bear claimed they were launching a dating app called “Build-a-Bae”.

“We’re taking everything we know about making long-lasting friendships and are using it to add a little more heart to the lives of those who love us. No more swiping, no more liking .Just love, straight from the heart”.

This is a list that could be never ending. Did we miss some of the bettter pranks? Let us know on the ABC4.com Facebook page.

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