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The enduring lesson from April Fools' Day

Lego's April Fools' Day prank was an ad for a vacuum capable of sucking up and sorting the plastic bricks
Why do we only question what we read on the internet on April Fools' Day? Photo: Lego.

There is a big reason to oppose the sort of pranks that have become all too common in the tech and business worlds on April Fools' Day. Most just aren't that funny.

But, but but: A number of people pointed to a larger truth amid all the messages: Why is it that April Fools' Day is the one day a year where we view what we read on the internet with skepticism?