Apr 1, 2024 - Culture

These Louisiana April Fools' jokes made us laugh

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April Fools' pranksters are out to get you. Here are some of the silly ones we've seen in New Orleans metro.

Why it matters: Life is hard, and it's good to pause for a laugh.

Innovative product: A Smalls Sliders collaboration with Cafรฉ du Monde had people fooled on Facebook.

  • The franchise, which is owned by Drew Brees, said it would make cheeseburgers with beignet buns.

Otterly adorable: An underwater-search otter at St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office got us with the cute photos.

  • STPSO said Deputy Ollie was trained on firearm detection.
  • Special shoutout for the planning here because these are photos of a real otter with the STPSO dive team.

Beer and beans: Port Orleans Brewing Co. and Blue Runner teamed up for a beer "only New Orleans could love."

  • Blue Stunner is a red beans and rice lager that's served in a pint glass with a spoon.

Borrow a cat: The Jefferson Parish Library tried to fool us by saying it was creating a Library of Cats to complement the popular Library of Things.

  • People seemed genuinely disappointed on Facebook when they realized they wouldn't be able to borrow a cat from the "cat-alog."

New tool for firefighting: St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District #2 joked they were launching the "Moped Fire Brigade" to combat traffic congestion.

  • "Say hello to the swift, nimble, and dare we say stylish, moped squad," the prank read.

AI is coming for us: Abandoned New Orleans, a popular Facebook group, said it finally found the location of the proposed Disney World in Louisiana.

  • An AI-generated photo shows a sign for Disney's abandoned bayou orleans attraction with a riverboat in the background.

Kenner, brah: Breaux Mart, the grocery story with the sassy social media, says it is finally opening a Kenner location, and it has the perfect name: Brah Mart.

  • The business has run the same April Fools' joke the last six years. But, hey, it's a good one.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Did any other Louisiana pranks make you laugh? Tell us about them at [email protected].

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Editor's note: This story was update Tuesday morning with additional pranks.

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