Oh, you received the dreaded “404 Not Found” when trying to access that website. Bummer. Better check the address. Whoops, there it is again. It’s happened to you, right? Nothing’s worse than those rude black letters at the top of your screen denying you access to the latest popular website. Maybe you’ve even received the Voldemort of all codes, the dreaded “403 FORBIDDEN.” Admit it…your heart skips a beat when you see the 403…what have I done? You glance over your shoulder, wondering when the man in the black suit will be knocking at your door and showing you his badge through the peephole. (Ok, maybe that’s just me.)
There’s actually a multitude of codes that internet users come across frequently when navigating the world wide web. One of the most interesting we’ve come across is code 418. Never heard of it? It’s the “I’m a Teapot” code. It was defined in 1998 by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) as an April Fool’s joke. Though it is a defined code, it’s not expected to actually be implemented by actual HTTP servers. Now there's a surprise.