Okay, here are the most futuristic April Fool’s jokes of 2022

According to legend, April Fool’s Day was once a fun holiday. Back in the 2000s era, for example, there was a general sense of quick-wittedness when companies like Google pulled silly pranks like sewer-based broadband.

These days, after a few years of a global pandemic and way too much branding shenanigans, it all looks a lot more tired than before. But then again, we all do.

That said, a few April Fool’s Day pranks managed to break through the noise this year. Here are a few shenanigans that, while not necessarily comedic works of art, certainly caught our attention.

Cybertruck canceled

As close watchers of Tesla, our heartbeats increased when we saw this. CarBuzz headline announcing the death of Elon Musk’s long-awaited brutalist electric pickup, the Cybertruck.

Luckily, that was only a bit – although the odd-looking vehicle has seen some major delays, so we may have to endure another year of April Fool’s Day jokes before we see it IRL.

Kelvin Malone

The National Weather Service was also very helpful, jokingly due to the confusing distinction between Fahrenheit and Celsius, it would now list all temperatures in Kelvin – which, of course, is the temperature scale that starts at absolute zero.

Hey, that’s not the worst idea we’ve ever heard.

maple story

The Canadian Space Agency, which exists, made an almost perfect contribution to the April Fool’s Day lineup: a clothing line that, if it were real, we would absolutely buy.

From a hat proclaiming that “the cold and dark of space don’t scare us” because “we have winter” to a maple-scented candle that “smells like space”, this would be the merch drop of the year. Canadarm, make it so!

Blockchain Explained

Lessons.com.au has come up with a program to explain NFTs to aging parents. The price, naturally, was quoted in bitcoin.

Don’t worry, though, futurism has you covered for free.

2D printer

Another nifty one: Famed 3D printer maker Formlabs has riffed on the notion of printers by announcing…wait…a 2D printer.

We would jump, however. The ink is way too expensive.

Edit Alien

We’ll let the latter speak for itself.

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