People Divulge the Stupidest Questions They’ve Ever Heard

People can be kind of…how should I say this…stupid sometimes.

Maybe it’s just a brain lapse, an error in judgment, or perhaps folks are genuinely stupid. Whatever the case, there are a lot of dumb questions floating around out there.

Do you remember the dumbest question you’ve ever heard?

Let’s see what AskReddit users had to say…

1. Good question.

“My mother works as a volunteer guide in a national park and she was asked “at what elevation do deer turn into elk?”

Mine is, as a pavement engineer, a citizen called me and asked me why on earth I didn’t bother to have the new pavement match the old pavement in color, because the new patch by her house is so unsightly with the ugly new black next to the older grey.

She also told me she was sure I didn’t spent the money for the “greyer pavement that would have matched” in her neighborhood because the County secretly saved that stuff for the richer neighborhoods and didn’t care about her lowly subdivision.”

2. Meet me halfway.

“Taking my kids on a ferry to see my parents. Buying snacks and magazines for the trip at WalMart on the way. Cashier asks where we’re going etc. Explain I’m going to take me kids on the ferry, parents meeting me on the other side, taking my kids and I take same ferry back. Total round trip on a boat for me, 4 hours.

Cashier said “That’s not really fair! Can’t your parents pick the kids up halfway?”

Me: “Halfway?”

Her: (Totally serious) “Yeah. Don’t they drive?”

3. Not that complicated.

“So, if I left at 3:37, what time would it be in 30 minutes? 4:12?”

Said to me by a 20 year old college student wondering when they had to be back from their break at work. She then said, “I took the 7 and added 5, then subtracted 30, and I can’t seem to get it right, so I just guessed”.”

4. Think before you speak.

“How long does one hour take?”

Granted, I was working in a one hour photo developing place and what they were actually asking was whether or not we were backed up or they could get their photos quickly. But, their actual question was responded to with some incredulously raised eyebrows. They did laugh after they figured out what they’d actually said.”

5. You got it!

“As a receptionist for a retail store.

Customer: What time do you close?

Me: Six

Customer: o’clock?

Me: …”

6. Ummmmm. No.

“I used to work at the zoo. Sometimes I would run this stand where you buy some fruit to feed the elephants. There were peacocks at the zoo that would roam free so they’d end up inside the elephant enclosure a lot.

One day, upon seeing the peacocks inside the elephant enclosure, a customer asks me: “So are they dinner for the elephants?””

7. We could give it a shot.

“Had a customer ask if she could pay her bill over the phone.

I asked what kind of credit card…. cash. She wanted to pay cash over the phone.”

8. How did you know?

“Me: Talking English

Random Guy: Wait do you speak English

My thoughts : WOW what gave it away?”

9. Fun times.

“I worked for a higher end retail store and quickly became the stand-in brand representative for Levi’s—in that I was the only one outside of the actual representative who had all of our Levi’s styles for our department memorized.

Our Levi’s area is clearly marked with a dozen-odd signs proclaiming Levi’s, as well as a sign over each display noting the cut.

As I was putting away jeans accumulated from returns and the fitting room, I had a woman come over to me and asked, “Do you sell Levi’s?”

The worst wasn’t even the question; after I had replied in the affirmative and indicated we were literally standing in the Levi’s area, she continued to hound me with “Do you sell Levi’s?” until she finally revealed she’d expected me to lead her over to the exact style in her head. She somehow didn’t know that Levi’s was a brand, not a style of jeans.

She also didn’t know what cut or size she was looking for, either.

Fun times.”

10. How does this work?

“Working at a restaurant on Maui, a group of younger girls were having dinner, and one of them stopped me to ask “how do you guys get from island to island? Is there a bridge or something?”

She was at least 25.”

11. This is brilliant.

“I was at a McDonalds once and I asked for a drink and by mistake i said “does the drink come with a cup” the workers face just said this is the dumbest person i have ever met.

When they called my order i made my cousin go get the food because i was to embarrassed.”

12. These are something else.

“What was Spider-Man bit by?

What country is Captain America from?

How many heroes are in the fantastic four?

How much chicken comes in a three piece?”

13. Keep it up!

“I witnessed the dumbest comment, does that count?

On the subway, some Irish tourists were chatting with a native Bostonian with a very thick Boston accent, like from Southie or Old Cambridge. As the tourists are about to leave, he shouts, “Your English is really, very good! Keep practicing.””

14. Clearly a genius.

“Why is Alaska so cold if it’s so close to Hawaii?”

She was looking at a map that had Alaska and Hawaii placed in boxes below the rest of the U.S.”

15. How does this work?

“I used to work with this girl who asked me if black people went bald.

We worked at a place where the average customer was above 50 years old.

Yes black people came in there, yes some of the black people who came in there were bald.”

16. Might want to look at a map.

“We are from South Carolina. My best friend from high school was sweet as can be, but I swear we didn’t take the same geography classes.

“Do I need my passport to go to Vegas? When we get there, can I put my feet in the Pacific Ocean?!”

17. About those puppies…

“I’m a veterinarian.

I once had the owner of a pregnant 3 legged dog (leg lost to car injury) ask if the puppies would all have three legs or four. With a straight face, totally seriously, she did not know.”

Man…people need to get their acts together…at least a little bit.

Can you remember the stupidest question that you’ve ever been asked before?

Please share it with us in the comments! Let’s see what ya got!

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Very Cool Photos of Food That Will Probably Make You Hungry

A really nice food pic does something to our brains. Even if we don’t think we’re hungry, we see photos like these and immediately become famished.

I don’t know about you, but I wanted to eat for hours after I saw these pictures. Because they are just PERFECT.

Let’s take a look.

1. OMFG!

This PB&J sandwich from oddlysatisfying

2. The arrangement is flawless.

My friends cookie jar. from oddlysatisfying

3. I’d love to dig into that.

4. Is that a painting?

This scoop of peanut butter. from oddlysatisfying

5. Spices for days.

These piles of spice at a market in Marrakesh from oddlysatisfying

6. Too cool to eat.

My ice cream looks just like the promotional pictures of ice cream. from mildlyinteresting

7. Nobody better ruin this…

I can’t stop looking at it from oddlysatisfying

8. A work of art.

9. Totally blown away.

[Homemade] Grandmas delicious 21 layer jello. from food

10. That is beautiful.

Для всех любителей клубники – невероятно нежный и освежающий клубнично-мятный торт🍰Ароматный миндальный бисквит, взрыв…

Posted by Olga Noskova on Sunday, March 5, 2017

11. Never tried these before. Have you?

Rice cooker pancakes from oddlysatisfying

12. Gobble ’em all up…after you admire them.

Wife making holiday treats from oddlysatisfying

Okay, now I’m starving…

How about you? Could you go for a bite?

Before you do that, please share some more perfect food pictures in the comments!


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Funny Memes to Help You Pass the Time

Are you kind of bored? Feel like you have a bout of cabin fever?

We feel you! Because we’re going through it, too.

And right now, the only thing we can really depend on in this world is memes of the funny variety.

Here is a good sampling to whet your appetite.

1. Bored out of my mind.

Photo Credit: Cheezburger

2. So would a lot of people…

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3. Little Baby Picard.

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4. You know what to do.

Photo Credit: Cheezburger

5. Me, too!

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6. Keep ’em coming.

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7. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

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8. Mind = Blown.

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9. That’s not good.

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10. Poetry in motion.

11. A lot going on.

12. This can’t be right…

Well, that made me feel a little bit better…at least temporarily.

Keep on checking back on our site for more funny meme articles!

And do us a favor: share a funny meme in the comments so we can keep on laughing!


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‘Bro Explaining’ Memes That We’re Sure You’ll Laugh At

These “Bro Explaining” tweets are quite humorous, I must say.

Have you seen them yet? They’re based off a funny photo where a “bro” was obviously explaining something very important to his girl…bro.

Here’s the tweet that launched so many great memes.


Let’s see what all the meme-sters out there came up with!

1. He’s not afraid.

Photo Credit: Ruin My Week

2. A fuckin’ pickle!

Photo Credit: Ruin My Week

3. I know what he’s talking about.

Photo Credit: Ruin My Week

4. Get a load of this.

Photo Credit: Ruin My Week

5. Government ruined his life.

Photo Credit: Ruin My Week

6. She seems thrilled.

Photo Credit: Ruin My Week

7. Working on his vertical.

8. He loves Pauly D.

9. Space ghosts n’ shit.

10. Totally sick, babe.

11. He was this close.

What do you think he was saying to her, actually…? Share some more of these in the comments!

Bring it on, bros!

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This GIF Will Totally Mess With Your Head

If you need a reminder today that we’re all just sheets of skin that are slaves to the strange organ encased in our skulls, here’s one – this GIF of an optical illusion that’s really just two dots.

The GIF has been around since early 2018, when Reddit user do23n posted it, along with the following questions:

“2 dots oscillating? Vertically or horizontally? Or 2 dots orbiting? Clockwise or widdershins? Or 2 diagonal pairs of blinking dots with no ‘motion’ at all? Or something else?”

Image Credit: Pixabay

Here’s the thing – you see one of those options first, but as you filter through the others, the dots move whatever way you’re thinking they do. Or at least, that’s how it seemed to me, at first.

The GIF is an optical illusion called the ambiguous quartet, and MIT’s instructions for viewing it are as follows: Stare for 2 minutes. The dots will appear to jump vertically or horizontally, and then after some time, they will probably spontaneously switch directions.

So, without further ado, here it is:

2 dots oscillating? Vertically or horizontally? Or 2 dots orbiting? Clockwise or widdershins? Or 2 diagonal pairs of blinking dots with no "motion" at all? Or something else!? from illusionporn

And, now that you’ve seen it for yourself, we’re going to ruin the magic with some good, old fashioned facts.

What’s actually happening in theGIF is that four dots are blinking in place. The speed they’re blinking is what frazzles your brain into thinking they’re moving – a 2008 study called the phenomenon “perceptual rivalry,” but it wasn’t a new concept even then.

This particular illusion, also called “Stroboscopic Alternative motion,” was first referenced in a 1933 study out of Germany.

The “stroboscopic effect” is a phenomenon that makes you perceive the illusion of motion when watching something in separate stages, instead of continuously. Our brains may perceive the blinking of the dots as different stages of motion (like bouncing or spinning), depending on how fast they’re “strobing.”

Our brains, then, fill in the blanks to make the dots “move” between them, even though they’re not.

Even though I know how it works, my brain still makes the leap. And you know, this should be good for a few minutes of distraction/discussion with your coworkers (or kids!) today.

So have fun teasing your own brain – it does it to you often enough, so pay it back!

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Teachers Have Tough Jobs. They Deserve Recognition For It.

Teachers have a very tough job to do. Sadly, data shows that teachers are leaving the profession.

Upworthy explains a few reasons why this may be the case:

“At the root of the problem, the Times reports, are the massive layoffs that happened during the economic recession.

Those left a whole bunch of teachers unemployed. And now that some states have more money for education (some — not all), many of them have already moved on to other careers.

Plus, many of the students who might have become teachers during the recession chose other fields.

You can’t blame them: Why take on student loan debt in exchange for low pay and long hours? That’s assuming there would even be a teaching job available upon graduation.”

Teachers explain why they’re leaving their jobs:

5. Low Pay

Teachers explain that school districts don’t pay teachers a salary they can use to survive.

4. Increasing Demands

It’s difficult to do your job well when you’re always underfunded and have to do a ton of extra work.

3. Treating as Unimportant

Teachers also feel undervalued as compared to professions that are equally important, such as lawyers and doctors.

2. Treatment From The Public

Society tends to mistreat teachers, blaming them for ineffectiveness when they could really use some resources.

1. It’s Time to Reframe How We Think of Teachers

It helps to change how we think of teachers so we can best help them and their students.

Here’s a video in which teachers explain their thoughts in their own words.

What do you think? Are there any other ways we can address the teacher shortage and improve working conditions?

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

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A Speechwriter’s Thread Explains How World Leaders Can Get People to Help Fight Against COVID-19

The coronavirus has fueled a pandemic, and this means countries all over the world have to cooperate. Flattening the curve requires as many people to cooperate as possible.

That’s why it’s vital that leaders inspire people around them to collaborate for the good of humanity.

Speechwriter Simon Lancaster wrote a thread explaining one acronym world leaders should remember: FEAR. Not to worry, it’s not what it sounds like. It’s a way to structure speeches to better inform the public.

Leaders should express facts first and remain calm when discussing bad news.

This makes it easier for the public to trust world leaders who are in charge of decisions that could impact their country’s health response.

The ‘E’ stands for enemy.

In this case, world leaders must explain the obstacles they’re facing when dealing with a major problem.

‘A’ is for action.

In this part, leaders explain what they will do to confront the problem.

‘R’ is for reward.

People need to understand why their collaboration and support are worth it. Where is the light at the end of the tunnel?

Lancaster then explains why this method is effective.

He also explains that when he came up with this structure, he never expected humanity to be living through a circumstance like ours.

You don’t need to be a world leader to use this acronym during a crisis.

What did you think of Lancaster’s methods? Do you think these would make people feel safer during tough moments?

Feel free to opine in the comments below.

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This Creepy Finger Will Drag Your Phone to You. Yikes!

Someone has designed a finger that you plug into your phone or iPad that will drag your device over to you. Yes, like Thing on the Addams Family, except just one finger.

People, are we really this lazy? Is this where our society is now, full of people too blah to move five feet to grab their phone?

The answers to those questions is apparently yes, because someone made this electronic finger and is now selling it.

The future of robotic devices is brought to you by Tech Radar, and it’s called the MobiLimb. It uses sensors and embedded electronics to scoot across a hard surface to bring you your phone. The finger’s “skin” is made from the same type of silicone that’s used in Hollywood to make masks and realistic prosthetics.

So yeah, it definitely looks like a real finger. You’ll have to decide whether it’s worth inviting this into your house just to not have to move off the couch. (The jury is out for me.)

The MobiLimb is the brainchild of four Frenchmen, including human-computer interaction researcher Marc Teyssier, who planned to present their findings at the User Interface Software and Technology Symposium in Berlin, Germany.

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. ارتقای دستگاه‌های همراه با یک عضو رباتیک ربات MobiLimb یک جزء جمع و جور با قابلیت تغییر شکل است که می‌تواند براحتی به دستگاه‌های همراه همچون گوشی هوشمند افزوده شود. با این انگشت رباتیک میتوان بر محدودیت‌های دستگاه‌های همراه همچون بی‌حرکت و ثابت بودن غلبه کرد و به گوشی‌ خود توانایی‌های جدید افزود. برای نمونه این انگشت رباتیک با ضربه زدن روی سطح می‌تواند نشان دهد که یک هشدار دریافت کرده‌اید یا میتواند به گوشی قابلیت حرکت و نوشتن پیام‌های متنی دهد. #رباتیک #گوشی_هوشمند #MobiLimb @ExosNews

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The finger does more than just drag your phone, too – it taps the table when you get a notification, and if you get a smiley-face emoji, it will (for some ungodly reason) softly stroke your hand or inner wrist. The researchers say the device is programmed to “react expressively to users actions to foster curiosity and engagement” and “provides rich haptic feedback such as strokes, pats, and other tactile stimuli on the hand or the wrist to convey emotions during mediated multimodal communications.”

Basically, they’re giving your phone human emotions. So , that’s a thing!

If the finger is too much for you, they also offer an option that more resembles a wagging tail, and it can also be used as a joystick or a prop.

Just no, guys. I’m sorry, but I’m going to need to go the extra mile with social distancing if any of my friends show up with one of these.

No online contact, either.

Would you buy one of these things? If so, please explain yourself in the comments.

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A Dad Accidentally Bought a Life-Sized Dinosaur For His Son

A lot of kids go through a phase where they just love anything to do with dinosaurs. Some never give it up (ahem, my husband), and the books we buy perpetuate the fascination, which is amazing and awesome. Learning is great!

Brit André Bisson wanted to encourage and nurture his son Theo’s love of all things dinosaur, so he decided to buy him a model of his favorite dino, the Carnotaurus. Being a good father, André and his wife began to research where one could go about procuring a replica of the 70-million-year-old dino, a predator similar to the T-rex, but with shorter arms and “bull” horns (hence the name).

After some trouble locating one, his wife saw an advertisement for a nearby amusement park letting go of one of their decorative statues – an elusive Carnotaurus.

André ordered a surprise gift for his little guy – and got quite the shock of his own when it arrived.

Meanwhile… on Dino News.. 🦖 Chaz the Carnataur has made the crossing 🌊 and currently resting within a secure compound…

Posted by Andre Bisson on Saturday, January 18, 2020

They weren’t expecting a toy, of course, but the 6.5 by 2.5 meter, 2-ton dinosaur statue far exceeded what any of them had imagined.

It’s actually life-sized, and weighs almost as much as a real one, too – it had be delivered using a trailer and a crane, and still barely fit.

“Chaz” the Carnotaur (named by Theo) is much loved and lives in the family’s garden.

I think he makes quite the nice addition, don’t you?

Posted by Andre Bisson on Monday, January 20, 2020

This is hilarious and also, I love that the parents just went with it once the realized what, exactly, they had ordered off the internet.

What would you have done? Do you have a similar story of exceeded (?) expectations?

We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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13 Sweet Images That Might Remind You That People Can Be Great

There are way too many things that happen on a daily basis that can cause you to lose faith in humanity. The news, it seems, is intent on reminding us of that fact (like it’s their job or something), but we’re here to bring you images of hope!

Below are 13 pictures of people helping, going above and beyond, being good neighbors, and putting community first. It’s almost like we can be awesome in times of trial if we want to. Yay!

13. They’re heroes every time they clock in.

My girlfriend being a hero and kicking corona viruses ass from pics

12. A fitness leader in Spain giving a free group workout to his neighbors – all at least 6 feet away!

11. A+ human-ing, Jenn.

Jenn’s a human being a bro. Thank you Jenn. My county has the highest count of COVID-19 in our state. from HumansBeingBros

10. They bought up toilet paper…so they could give it away for free.

A family in PA giving away free toilet paper to anyone in need; be more like these people. from MadeMeSmile

9. Help is here, no questions asked.

A table was setup by somebody in my town to help people struggling during this chaotic time.. This is what should be happening! from HumansBeingBros

8. As China recovers, they’re reaching out to help the rest of the world.

7. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively putting their money where their mouths are.

6. Little Free Libraries are becoming Little Free Food Pantries (though books are still important!).

My Neighborhood Little Free Library Transformed Overnight (Love My Neighbors in Madison) from HumansBeingBros

5. Now is the time to share what you’ve got.

Someone placing random hand sanitizer station around in public places. from funny

4. She makes her own soap. I am so impressed.

A very kind neighbor from HumansBeingBros

3. Hopefully he’s limiting the sale to everyone else who would hoard them.

A little kindness goes a long way from HumansBeingBros

2. Healthcare professionals all over the world are living up to their oaths – and then some.

Image of one of the many true heroes of the fight against Corona Virus pandemic in Iran – The nurses! from IranPics

1. She saw someone in need, and she helped. Simple as that.

Good samaritan in Landmark. ❤While everyoneelse was hoarding like hell (yung tipong punong-puno ang mga big carts)…

Posted by Lane Blackwater on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

I’m thrilled that there are so many tales of people stepping up to help other people in uncertain times. Human beings are hard-wired to take care of their tribes when things get tough, and that’s exactly what most of us are doing.

How are you feeling? Are you lending a helping hand? Reaching out?

We want to hear about your own feel-good stories in the comments!

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