Nissan’s ‘Flying Ramen’ April Fool’s Joke

Nissan released an April Fool’s video making light of the fact that people often confuse Nissan with other similar brand names. A Nissan employee donning an obviously fake mustache tells a news report of a flying object made by Nissan and noodle maker Nissin and lands at the headquarters of Nissen. The flying object, which looks like a giant instant noodle bowl, is called “USO.” Uso in Japanese means “a lie” in English. That’s a clue that the entire production is an April Fool’s Day joke. The ‘news anchor’ explains the USO confusion is a result of the mispronunciation of Nissan and Nissen.

The video included a scene of a driver talking to his Nissan car navigation system and accidentally saying Nissen instead.