The Best April Fools Pranks of 2024 So Far: by Elon Musk, ESA, and More

1st Apr 2024
The Best April Fools Pranks of 2024 So Far: by Elon Musk, ESA, and More

Another April Fool’s Day is here. Like it or hate it, you’ll definitely hear some cringe jokes. But we are here to save your day and add more pranks by companies, famous people and brands in the space industry.

Space business can be funny, too. We’ll be updating the list of the best April Fool’s pranks so stay tuned!

Elon Musk joins Disney

One of the most famous tech entrepreneurs and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, hasn’t lost an opportunity to make fun on the 1st of April. In X (former Twitter), a social media platform Musk purchased in April 2022, he announced his ‘new career path’:

Well, that would definitely be a joke if we were not talking about Elon. In this case, you never know. Perhaps not today, but after recent announcements about his streaming service, smart TVs, Twitter takeover and rebranding, AI technology in work, etc., we can wake up to learn Musk now owns Disney and is renaming it DisneyX.

April Fools Prank from the European Space Agency

No more ‘debates’ about whether the Earth is flat or round. It’s egg-shaped, ESA claims.

‘Eggactly’. Like an Easter egg. Good try, ESA!

The Aurora Machine for Scotland

Are you always missing the Northern Lights show? Don’t worry! Move to Scotland and enjoy it on schedule in an unprecedented feat of engineering and space science, as the Scottish Space Network is working on the world’s first Aurora Control Machine (ACM).

Scottish Space Network april fool's day

“Harnessing the power of advanced 𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘰𝘴𝘱𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤 𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺™ , the ACM can directly manipulate the Earth’s magnetic field to create the awe-inspiring natural light show known as the Aurora Borealis at the flick of a switch,” – sounds like a dream.

Scottish Space Network aurora prank
Credit: Scottish Space Network via LinkedIn

Flat Earth Projection from a.i. solutions

Apparently, a.i. The solutions team didn’t know the Earth was egg-shaped while developing their new Flat Earth Projection feature.

Pacman Platform to get rid of space junk

ThinkOrbital, a space infrastructure startup, developed a revolutionary solution for cleaning space debris and pesky space ghosts. It would be great to see such a design; however, it was just an April Fool’s prank.

Polar bears and cute penguins have finally met

British Antarctic Survey, the United Kingdom’s national polar research institute, also joined the buzz. Surprisingly, a polar bear was seen in the Antarctic, according to the British Antarctic Survey post on Twitter.

If you’re confused, may we remind you that polar bears live in the Arctic. In Antarctica, you’ll find penguins, seals, whales and all kinds of seabirds, but never polar bears.  We must admit, it was a very smart and cute April Fool’s Day prank.

Who Gives a Crap and a Mission to Uranus

B Corp toilet paper brand Who Gives a Crap is going on a mission to Uranus. Going where no toilet paper has gone before, to a planet that’s filled with gas and smells like farts, Who Gives a Crap’s toilet paper will be the first to go intergalactic, as it is set to sponsor the next trip to the peachy planet in 2028.

The only thing here is that the announcement went public on the 1st of April.

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