Everyone loves to have a little fun and no one quite does April Fools’ like tech companies and Richard Branson’s Virgin, always are ahead of the game when it comes to keeping us guessing. Here are 3 of our favourite April Fool’s pranks from the team at Virgin.
In 2012, Sir Richard Branson got in on the joke, when he launched his new enterprise ‘Virgin Volcanic’ promising to take people to the centre of the earth and back via their nearest Volcano via their website. Unfortunately for excited fans it was later declared a joke by the Virgin founder, which left some people extremely disappointed.
Virgin Glass Bottom Plane
In 2013, Richard was back with another April Fools- the Virgin Atlantic glass bottomed plane. An AirbusA320 that promised to let passengers look over the landscape as they fly overhead. A great idea for those who love the sky, but not so great for those frightened of flying (or with vertigo)!
Virgin Media Wi-Fi Walkies
In 2017, Virgin media were set on solving one of life’s problems… the lack of Wi-Fi when you take your dog for a walk (or so people thought).
They promised that their new dog lead, had a transmitter built into the handle, with the lead itself working as an antenna, so would pick up a stronger signal the further away your pet ran.
The resulting connectivity would therefore give your smartphone better access to Wi-Fi hotspots from shops, cafes and other public buildings.
And if you were still in any doubt about its validity, the WiFi Walkies project was headed by Virgin Media’s own Aerial-Frequency Online Output Lab (AF-OOL).
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