Telling Whoppers: April Fools Jokes

The Museum of Hoaxes has a list of 100 great April Fools Day Pranks.

#8: The Left-Handed Whopper

In 1998 Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a “Left-Handed Whopper” specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc.), but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax, thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, “many others requested their own ‘right handed’ version.”

I’m not sure if this has any relation to the fact that my first words to Chiara this morning were “I was dreaming I was at Burger King eating a whopper.”

Incidentally, I was not lying, joking or pranking. I was reminiscing about how awesome my dream was, and how good my burgerbreakfast tasted. Any dream that ends up at Burger King is the opposite of a nightmare.

2008-03-31T12:42:00+00:00 March 31 2008|