Humans are smart. We've built skyscrapers and cured diseases and been to the moon! Yet some people still fall for silly pranks on the internet. You know, because if it's on the internet, it's definitely real.
The latest example of mankind completely failing is with a new viral video made by Taras Maksimuk, who, on his account called TechRax, does a tutorial on how to drill into the bottom of a new iPhone 7 to reveal a secret headphone jack. The video looks pretty legitimate, doesn't it?
After Apple recently announced that their new phones wouldn't have the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, people were very upset, so Maksimuk knew people would be interested to watch this video, even if it was 100% inaccurate.
But not everyone knew that, so there were some phone casualties. The video has over 11 million views. Most of the video's comments on YouTube are people laughing at the stupidity of the prank or trying to troll people, but there are a few comments where people are very angry that their phones are now not working.
Of course, we have to wonder if people are just saying that they tried it just to get replies and likes, but the video does have over 91 thousand dislikes, and Maksimuk did Tweet a screenshot of someone who angrily messaged him, so we know that at least a few poor and gullible people did fall for the prank.
They should have done some research, though. Maksimuk's whole TechRax account is full of videos about destroying smart phones. He has boiled them, driven over them, and dropped them in lava lamps, so clearly there's no limit to what he'll do in the name of a good video.
Humanity's failures will never cease to amuse me. This prank is genius. As much as I feel bad for people who tried this and ruined their expensive phones, they almost deserve such fate for falling for such a crazy and unrealistic idea.
What are your thoughts on the matter? Do you know anyone who fell for the prank?