This is a silly article

This article is silly. Coming from a source other than the computer games, trading card game, novels, RPG, or manga, its content is not part of official Warcraft lore, but nevertheless has become part of the culture belonging to the World of Warcraft community.

Apparently linked to the then-upcoming 2.1.0 change where mining nodes aggros nearby mobs, a blood elf paladin created this legendary thread on the US Forums:

Skinning a bear should aggro every bears
in a 40 yard radius. It makes sense, you are actually skinning their best friend.

April Fool's Day, 2008

Main article: World of Warcraft: The Molten Core

On 1-April-2008, Blizzard included this line in a facetious video about a hypothetical Molten Core console game.

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April Fool's Day, 2012

On 1-April-2012, Blizzard used this line as a screenshot caption on its page for the gag mobile game Supply Depot. The screenshot had nothing to do with bears, skinning, or aggro.

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  • Skinning a bear should aggro every bears.
  • Logging on should aggro everything.
  • You are actually skinning their best friend.