Everyone loves a great April Fools' gag, right? Ha, just kidding: that stuff is only funny if it happens to someone else, and we never laugh so much as we express relief that we weren't the diabolical prankster's victim... this time.
So give yourself a pat on the back if you didn't fall for these extremely mean jokes this year—you've earned it. And if you did get played for a sucker, well, start planning your elaborate revenge, because you've got 365 days to work on it.
First up, we have these fake cake pops, which hurt just to look at. It's a waste of chocolate and Brussels sprouts! You monster!
Next up, this bogus pop-up ad from Pornhub, which definitely caused a few heart attacks today. Death is never funny, guys.
The BBC ran a fake article reporting that the government had banned all internet for children under the age of 13, and parents got to fool their kids with it. Some of the little ones' reactions were... pained.
And here we have the ol' toothpaste Oreo trick. Arguably as bad as the cake pops. Besides, we're waiting for the 'All Stuf' version.
And let's not forget the "where were you at work today?" text. Truly awful.
A close relation: the "you have to repeat a year of school" text.
This sign and these shirts at Seattle-Tacoma airport are nothing short of savage. Am I the only one who lives in mortal fear of a real-life Home Alone 2 situation?
Then again, finding out that someone has installed Windows 98 on your Mac would definitely be worse than an accidental vacation.
Again, good job if you managed to avoid these vicious "jokes," and if not, better luck next time. Also, enjoy April 2, unofficially known as the Day of Rebuilding Shattered Trust. It's not as catchy as "April Fools' Day," but it's all too real.