IT'S that time of year again - and celebrities and companies around Australia are having a lend of us with their April Fool's Day jokes.
Here are some of the jokes online:
LOTE TUQIRI'S LOTTOLAND PRANK
Lottoland Australia (Lottoland) and former rugby league player Lote Tuqiri announced a commercial partnership that saw the dual international superstar become a Lottoland ambassador.
As part of the deal, Tuqiri changed his name to 'Lote Land'.
Mr Land headed to the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on March 30 to make the name change official. It had been initially hoped to reveal Lote Land to the public at Manly's home ground - Lottoland - next Saturday, 8 April ahead of their match against the Dragons. But they brought the announcement forward a week to April 1.
"When I was approached by Lottoland to change my name I thought it was a gee up, but as we got talking it sounded like a great idea and a natural fit," he said.
"Everyone used to get my name wrong anyway, and now I'm loving my time as Lote Land. I feel like I've won the jackpot!"
DELIVEROO GOES SKY HIGH
Today, Deliveroo launched its Extreme Delivery service that engages skydivers rather than bike riders to deliver food to a broader location base. Deliveroo partnered with Melbourne-based phenomenon, Huxtaburger, delivering its mouth-watering burgers to locations off the beaten track.
Deliveroo's April Fool's Day prank
GELATO THAT TREATS SENSITIVE TEETH
Gelatissimo is launching the world's first artisan gelato that treats sensitive teeth. The company has worked with leading Australian dentists to create a flavour that is clinically proven to relieve the symptoms caused by tooth sensitivity.
'WORLD'S FIRST OAT POWERED BATTERIES'
UNCLE TOBYS launched 'O Energy' Oat batteries, an innovation that will transform the energy industry as the world's first renewable batteries powered entirely by oats.
During a top-secret project, scientists harnessed the natural oat energy source with rigorous testing and technological enhancements. After years of analysis, scientists believe that batteries powered by oats are more powerful and long lasting than any other household battery on the market.
GROUPON'S TRENDIEST WORKOUT
The G1500 revolutionises traditional functional training routines with exercises like waste training, virtual reality cycle and flotation yoga, plus cryogenic fro-yo and wearable tech support stations.
Designed by Groupon, G1500 combines 15 health and fitness trends into an ultra-intensive 15-minute workout.
Supported by motivation science research from the I.C.A.N Doit Institute, the 15-minute G1500 workout follows optimal 'training-to-rest' ratios to achieve maximum staying power, with 47 seconds allocated to complete each activity station, and 13 seconds to recuperate and centre oneself.
CONTIKI TURNS TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Travel company Contiki turned to 'Artificial Intelligence Trip Managers' or A.T.I.T.A to create a new, state-of-the-art travel experience. They created an artificial intelligence trip manager. Each A.T.I.T.A is programmed with a database of over 1.5 billion travel facts, tips and recommendations as well as 100,000 jokes.
Contiki's April Fool's Day joke
ING TRIES TO PRINT CASH ON DEMAND
ING DIRECT today unveiled a prototype of the iTM, a smartphone that utilises the latest in 3D printing technology to print cash notes on demand.
Eliminating the need to use traditional ATMs, the state-of-the-art mobile device enables users to withdraw Australian Dollars direct from their Orange Everyday account by linking directly with the ING DIRECT app.
ME BANK'S SNAG CARD
ME Bank today launched Snag™, a new debit card that reimburses customers on sausage sizzle purchases.
The bank has released the card in honour of the humble Aussie snag - a national icon and the taste of Australian democracy.
The new card is fitted with cutting-edge SmellWave™ technology that automatically detects the aroma of freshly cooked snags, so customers only need to tap the card on a sausage and $2.50 is deposited in their account.
The card is styled in BBQ-brown and comes with a bread-textured phone case.
ME Bank's Snag card
EHARMONY USES 'INSTANT MAGNETISM'
eHarmony announced via its' social channels a powerful new feature of "magnetism" to its' dating app. The feature literally drags you and your perfect match together in the real world, by turning your eHarmony app on your phone into an incredibly strong magnet. There's even an eHarmony microsite dedicated to this one.
CUPONATION INVENTS THE 'CHILD WHEEL'
CupoNation has come up with a way to save on power costs in Australia, while investing in your children's health, by creating the 'Child Wheel'.
The Child Wheel is designed for children to play and exercise. While using the wheel for running, the generated energy flows into the rechargeable batteries.
Its way of functioning can be compared to how hybrid cars work, but with no other power source than the child itself.
The wheel is designed in a way that for every lap the maximum amount of torque is delivered, resulting in the optimal energy conversion.
THE TATTOO SPELL CHECKER APP
Travel Insurance Direct launched a new app, known as the 'TID: We've Got Your Back' App, a free tattoo spell checker. Ahead of tourists getting inked, the App will simply scans the artist's flash-sheet to reveal any pesky tattoo typos among English, Thai and Indonesian characters, ensuring they aren't scarred for life.
TELCO'S SOLUTION TO OUTSOURCING
Australian Telecommunications company, Infiniti Telecommunications announced a new customer service.
Instead of outsourcing their call centres, customers will soon have to live chat directly with a specially created cloud-computer program designed to simulate conversations with a human support team..
They promise this will mean no more waiting on hold to get through to a customer service rep, and customers will receive the same scripted answer as they do now when they call an outsourced call centre.
Infiniti's new customer service
A WAY TO 'TAP AND SNIFF'
Audible Australia's April Fool's spoof included the launch of Audible.com.au's latest product, the Tap & Sniff; a world first mobile plug in device that releases scents matched to the scene of the audiobook you are listening to.
The campaign was built off the back of research that revealed scents are important for Aussie readers, with two-thirds (66 per cent) of digitally engaged Australians saying they like the smell of books.
The device will allow listeners the pleasure of a sensory journey, experiencing freshly baked cookies on the counters of a kitchen, while listening to an audiobook about it.
CLOCKS WITH THE SMELL OF BACON
Travelodge, TFE Hotels, partnered with Sensorwake so guests could wake up to the smell of bacon with new alarm clocks.
All guests do is program the clock with the time they want to wake up and it will automatically release the smell of bacon.
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