San Diego Anchor Tricked Into Licking iPad On the Air


It’s the kind of app that sounds too good to be true. And a San Diego TV anchor probably wishes she’d have remembered the classic advice that tells us that most of what seems to good to be true usually is. Especially considering it was April Fools’ Day!

KSWB-TV’s morning show ran a story about a new app that used the latest technology to convert energy into a way for users to smell and taste food displayed by the app itself. All the user has to do is call up the food or drink, and the phone or iPad does the rest.

The story was accompanied by video of people apparently enjoying the app.

At the end of the footage, the station’s two morning anchors appear on camera and the male anchor is shown loading up his iPhone. A crew member hands the female anchor an iPad. She sniffs the image skeptically and says she smells absolutely nothing.

But it was only after she actually licked the screen that the app, known as “Virtual Sip,” was all a big joke.

Watch her reaction here:

At least the show has a sense of humor.

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