Here are the April Fool’s Day Trivia Questions from ChatGPT! We used these trivia questions on our April Fool’s Day livestream on YouTube (April 1, 2023). I asked the AI to generate questions and sources that we could use during the stream. Here’s what the program came up with. For better or worse I’ve copied and pasted them just as they were given. What do you think of the April Fool’s Day trivia questions? as we were?
- In 1996, which fast food chain claimed that they had bought the Liberty Bell and renamed it the “Taco Liberty Bell”?
Answer: Taco Bell. (Source: New York Times)
- Which American sports magazine published a fake story in 1985 about a baseball pitcher named Sidd Finch who could throw a ball at 168 mph?
Answer: Sports Illustrated. (Source: Sports Illustrated)
- Which popular streaming service announced a new show called “Netflix Live” on April Fool’s Day in 2018, starring Will Arnett doing nothing but making sarcastic comments for 48 minutes?
Answer: Netflix. (Source: The Verge)
- In 1976, which British news network aired a hoax documentary about spaghetti trees in Switzerland?
Answer: BBC. (Source: BBC)
- In which U.S. city did the local government jokingly announce on April Fool’s Day in 2015 that the city’s name would be changed to “Fartsville”?
Answer: Austin, Texas. (Source: NBC News)
- In 2013, which tech giant announced a new feature called “Google Nose” that would allow users to search for smells? Answer: Google. (Source: Forbes)
- In 2019, which fast food chain released a Whopper-flavored toothpaste as an April Fool’s Day joke?
Answer: Burger King. (Source: CNN)
- In 2016, which U.S. government agency announced a plan to train bald eagles to pick up litter at national parks?
Answer: National Park Service. (Source: National Park Service)
- In 2017, which U.S. city announced that it was banning cars from its streets to reduce traffic?
Answer: San Francisco. (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)
- In 2014, which official U.S. government website was briefly hacked by a group of pranksters who replaced all of the photos on the site with images of cats?
Answer: The White House website. (Source: The Guardian)
- What U.S. fast food chain created a fake menu item called the “Whopperrito” for April Fool’s Day in 2016?
Answer: Burger King. (Source: Business Insider)
- In 1998, which tech company announced a new product called the “iSmell” that claimed to deliver aromas through a computer screen?
Answer: DigiScents. (Source: CNET)
- What U.S. airline announced a new in-flight amenity in 2012 called “Furry Family” where passengers could bring their pets on board?
Answer: Virgin America. (Source: CNN)
- In 2013, what popular U.S. fast food chain introduced the “Shrimp Whopper” as an April Fool’s Day joke?
Answer: Burger King. (Source: USA Today)
- In 2014, what U.S. retail chain announced a new line of wearable tech called “Tech Necklaces”?
Answer: Kohl’s. (Source: USA Today)
- What U.S. auto company announced a new self-driving car in 2015 that was designed to be driven by cats?
Answer: Honda. (Source: Forbes)
- In 2018, what U.S. airline announced a new “toilet cam” feature that would allow passengers to watch the bathroom on live TV?
Answer: Frontier Airlines. (Source: USA Today)
- In 2019, what U.S. fast food chain created a fake burger called the “Impossible Slider” that was made entirely out of meat? Answer: White Castle. (Source: Delish)
- What U.S. radio station announced in 2017 that they would be playing “non-stop Nickelback” as an April Fool’s Day prank? Answer: 105.7 The Point (St. Louis). (Source: The Huffington Post)
- In 2021, what U.S. retailer announced a new line of furniture for pets called “IKEA Ruffhaus”?
Answer: IKEA. (Source: USA Today)
I hope you enjoyed the April Fool’s Day trivia questions. You can use them to stump your friends. If you do, come back and let us know how it went. We’d all love to know. 🙂