Today is April Fools' Day, the horrible day each year when it's socially acceptable to deceive people and do mean things. But in Missouri, folks don't just wait for April 1 to pull their pranks. They do it year round!
Which is why we thought -- as a cautionary list, perhaps -- we'd take a look back at some of the worst Missouri pranks gone very horribly wrong. From swallowed urine to knives in butts to resignations, suspensions, arrests and more, we've got for you below the worst Missouri pranks-turned-not-so-funny in recent memory.
Lessons to be learned below! (Spoiler alert: If your prank could send you to jail or lead to a stream of headlines calling you racist, rethink your plan.)
Here's what not to do if you are a newspaper publishing an issue on April 1, courtesy of Mizzou's student-run Maneater. Don't change the name of your paper to a misogynistic one -- which then becomes the theme of your printed jokes.
Unfortunately, not knowing that certain words are slurs is not the greatest excuse. And slut/whore puns just aren't all that funny!
Read the headline out loud (but not too loud, if you're at work or around your kids). Wildwood councilman Alan Mawhinney apparently thought it would be funny to bring a present for an outgoing councilman -- which included an "I Am Sofa King We Todd Did" tie.
No one thought it was all that funny, and city officials responded by drafting charges to have him removed from his board seat.
Continue for more Missouri pranks gone wrong.