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On April Fools’ Day, Ola, Flipkart Pull Off Novel Pranks


Ola introduced that the corporate was providing a brand new product to its customers — an electrical flying automobile.

On April Fools’ Day and social media was flooded with memes, pranks and hoaxes. Joining within the enjoyable had been a number of startups and firms that provide you with modern methods to tickle everybody’s funnybones.

For occasion, Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal introduced by means of a video message that the corporate was providing a brand new product to its customers — an electrical flying automobile. This flying automobile, referred to as Ola Air Pro, has a devoted web site that was additionally accepting bookings. While it was clear to many who this was an April Fools’ Day hoax, some customers had been in two minds.

Pritish Nandy, journalist and filmmaker, mentioned, “Fantastic is the right word for this. Unless of course, it’s an April Fool day prank.”

Chetan Bhagat was fast to establish the prank and wrote, “Superb, can I open the windows while up there? I’d love some fresh air.  Oh, and prime play too – bina music ke mazaa nahi aayega.”

Many, nonetheless, felt that the announcement was a pathbreaking scientific improvement.

“What is the cost of this beast? What is the logic of har family bharegi udaan? Can a common man afford this? But it’s a good concept for ambulances and law enforcing agencies,” one other commented.

Just like Ola, Flipkart too determined to have some enjoyable with clients by asserting that the net procuring platform would now settle for Bitcoin. It is all the fad now and one can’t blame Flipkart for becoming a member of the bandwagon and accepting the cryptocurrency as cost. At least, this was what many social media customers thought.

Just three hours later, Flipkart introduced that it was a prank. Reacting to the tweet, Nischal, Founder, CEO of WazirXIndia: Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Exchange in India, commented, “Obviously, an April Fool’s tweet. However, what’s not obvious is that Flipkart just made millions of more Indians aware and curious about Bitcoin. Thanks for helping grow the crypto ecosystem in India.”

Others echoed an identical sentiment and mentioned that this might very properly be the long run.

But the winner of the April Fools’ Day prank fest must be Volkswagen. The carmaker fooled the world with a press launch asserting that its US operations can be altering its title to ‘Voltswagen’. The title change is a results of the corporate transferring in direction of the manufacture of electrical automobiles, the discharge mentioned.

Not many had been pleased with the event. “This is a bad idea. Why not just make a sub-brand called Voltswagen for low-end EVs and keep the Volkswagen name and brand. “Don’t lose your identification over electrification!” a consumer wrote.

Following widespread reportage on the development, Volkswagen had to announce that it was just a harmless prank.



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