An Australian company has just claimed responsibility for faking some of the most viral videos ever. Is nothing sacred anymore?

So, you know all those viral videos you see eating up your Facebook feed? The ones you share with 639 of your closest friends? The ones that are so incredible; so irresistibly shareable that they make international news and spawn countless memes which circulate around your social cloud for months until they become just another thread in the fabric of your reality?

Yeah. They're all fake.

An Australian company has just come forward to confess to its fellow humans that it's been creating fake viral videos for two years with the intention of getting them to blow up and fool new sites and TV news channels worldwide.

The Woolshed Company, a film production firm based in Melbourne, took responsibility for eight super-viral videos, including the one where a bear chases a snowboarder, the one where a shark is spotted in Sydney Harbour and our personal favorite, the one where a lion gets revenge on a trophy hunter. Collectively, these garnered more than 205 million views across 180 countries and 1.6 million "Likes" on Facebook. Apparently, this was done under the auspice of what they called a "social experiment." Huh.

Some of the videos they put out were so incredibly well-timed and fortuitously captured that many people doubted they were real, but news shows around the world covered them nonetheless. In fact, Woolshed said the debate around their authenticity only helped to increase the videos' virality as people scrambled to speculate if they could discern the real from the fake.

… Alrighty. Just destroy our belief in God and reality, then. Fine. Life is meaningless and there are no miracles anyway.

Of course, the sheer fact that Woolshed took responsibility for these viral videos means their confession could be a viral stunt itself, but … we just don't have the neural ATP to dive into that conspiracy theory.

It's not just crazy Australians who delight at toying with out heartstrings who are doing this though. Jimmy Kimmel himself has admittedly faked a slew of viral videos, including that infamous inverted twerk that started a fire, and countless amateur film-fuckers have played elaborate pranks on us by getting to believe their little videos were real.

Even this ballsy skateboarder smashing a McLaren window with his board that we reported on last week was a hoax.

The thing is, people have this complex where they think that if they see something on video, it must be real. That's why Bigfoot chasers exist. That's why people believe in the Reptilian agenda and that Miley Cyrus is the leader. That's why we think, for a fleeting, blissful second, that we're a part of something—because we saw something amazing and about 4.2 million other people saw it too. That means we're not crazy. That means we're okay! WE'RE OKAY!

Moral of the story? Don't always believe what you see. And if you see an Australian video with more than 100 views on YouTube, it's probably fake.

Anyway, just to crush your spirits and dampen your belief in happy occurrences more, here are the eight videos Woolhouse faked. Now you can tell your friends you're smarter than them before running off to the bathroom to pray to a God that no longer exists. Have fun!