19 People Discuss the Dumbest Questions They’ve Ever Been Asked

Whether it’s at work, school, or out in public, we hear a lot of stupid questions during our lives. Maybe they’re even coming from your own family members…

Let’s hear from AskReddit users who revealed the dumbest questions they’ve ever heard.

1. What are those?

“Why do you wear glasses? Because my eyes aren’t right

Cool so what do the glasses do? They help me to see.

Like what, night vision?”

“I shit you not my 15 yr old cousin asked this. His sister wears glasses for fucks sake.”

2. Can you understand me?

“During my exchange year in the US, I was sitting in my English class and we had a few minutes until class started, when one of the guys I spoke regularily to, suddenly turns and asks me if I could speak English since I’m from Germany.

I calmly asked him in what language we had been speaking just a second ago. It was pretty hilarious and even our teacher had a good laugh with us.”

3. They might…

“”Won’t they hatch?”

Asked by a guy who had just thrown out two dozen eggs that had *just* passed their expiration date. He was concerned about having 24 little chicks running around inside his refrigerator. Dude was a university-level science major.”

4. At least it was a kid.

““Are you a real black person? Your skin is too light.”

Thankfully it was asked by a little kid, but it was so stupid that I still laugh about that years later.”

5. Where am I?

“When I was working at my city’s zoo, a woman asked me if she was at the zoo.

In order to ask me that question, this woman had to get off the train at a station called Zoo Station or drive into the parking lot on a road called Zoo Road.

Then, she had to walk down a long hallway with lots of pictures of animals all with the zoo’s logo (which includes the word zoo) under them, then stand in a long ass line in front a huge picture of a koala and the words “welcome to [city] zoo!” printed in three foot high letters. I was also wearing a shirt and a hat with the zoo’s name and a giraffe on it when she asked me this question.”

6. What’s your background?

“What nationality are you?

Canadian

No, i mean, what nationality?

ummm, do you mean heritage? Polish I guess

No no, listen, na-tional-ity

I don’t know what you’re asking?

Whispers: Nationality, like, are you white, black, etc?

just look at me, I’m white as snow, and that’s not nation…

Cool I didn’t want to assume anything.”

7. Think about that one…

“A coworker of mine, without any context, asked me, “Is Ash Wednesday this Friday?””

8. Open for business.

“Working in a coffee shop, around mid-afternoon. A man walks in, glances around and walks up to the counter.

Me: Hey, what can I get for you?

Him: Um. (Glances around the store more) Are you guys open?

Mostly out of confusion I also glanced around my store I saw all of the other employees clearly working, and our lobby full of people sitting/eating/drinking/etc.

Me: Yes?”

9. Woah, slow down…

“Had numerous customers ask me why I rung up “cheeseburger” instead of “hamburger with cheese.”

No amount of explaining helped.”

10. A good reason to call 9-1-1.

“As a 911 operator, a caller once asked (on an emergency line) what the weather would be like on Thanksgiving Day in a desert resort popular with off-roaders, that’s located about 100 miles away from our city.

It was April.”

11. Hotel guests.

“From the hotel industry, favorites are generally along the theme of:

“Why didn’t you tell me when I booked my reservation (six months ago) that it was going to rain today?!”

“Why is there traffic? Why didn’t you warn me there’d be traffic in Manhattan?! Why can’t you just tell the cops to let me through?!”

But my all time favorite was at a hotel where for various reasons, the lobby was not on the first floor. The only thing on the first floor as you come in was a bank of elevators, by which you could then reach the lobby.

Had a guest ask, in complete seriousness, “Why couldn’t the taxi drop me off at the lobby? All the other hotels it drops me off at the lobby!”

All attempts to answer this were met with increasing rage on the part of the guest, because WHY COULDN’T THE TAXI COME TO THE EIGHTH FLOOR.”

12. Think about that…

“While watching Frozen with a group of friends, my brothers girlfriend, 30 minutes in looks confused and upset and looks me in my eyes and asks “If their parents died, are they still sisters?”. She had been thinking about it for 30 minutes.

I had to console her and let her know that if her parents died, her sister would still be her sister.”

13. That’s a good question.

“How do I test to see if my turtle is gay.”

14. This is great.

“Coming off of an overseas flight carrying a 4 foot tall framed (but wrapped) painting…

The customs officer… “Did you get that out of the country?” ….I assumed he was kidding and answered, No, I take it with me everywhere I go…. and that was it…let me go through…”

15. The answer is NO.

“Can I be pregnant? because I had unprotected sex with another girl?”

16. You are correct!

“I had to fire someone and they looked me straight in the eye and said, “Does that mean I don’t have to come in tomorrow?””

17. I have no idea…

“I was manager for the hockey department at a sporting goods store. We were one of – if not THE biggest supplier of hockey equipment in the area (pre-internet). The hockey department was the biggest part of the store.

I was organizing a display of hockey sticks one day, with a stick in my hand and the entire hockey department right behind me. This woman comes up to me and asks “Where is your hockey department?”

I slowly turned around, looked around for a bit, and said “Ma’am, I have no idea…””

18. Major face palm.

“”Are you Chinese or Japanese?”

“We’re Laotian.”

“You’re from the ocean?”

19. Oh, boy…

“On a map, is the blue part the water or the sky”?

Hahahahaha. Wow…c’mon people…

Okay, now we want to hear from you! What’s the absolute dumbest question you’ve ever been asked in your whole life?

Tell us in the comments!

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People Discuss What Teens Who Are About to Turn 18 Should Pay Attention To

You’re considered an adult when you turn 18, whether you like it or not. And even though you think you’re pretty much invincible when you’re that age, you’re really not…and before you know it, you’ll be turning 40.

So to all the teens out there: listen to these words of wisdom because you don’t know everything…even though you might think you do…

AskReddit users weighed in with their advice for young people.

1. Take care of those choppers!

“The sooner you get a good routine the better.

So I would say learn to take care of your teeth and don’t forget to floss! It’s easy to look over flossing and not do it but it’s so important and future you will thank you!”

2. Be careful on the road.

“Don’t drive like a 12 year old playing GTA V.

Don’t drive if you are drinking.

WEAR. YOUR. FUCKING. SEATBELT.

WEAR IT.”

3. Make good choices.

“It takes one bad decision/ moment to change your life forever.

Back in the day I knew this guy, he was probably 20 at the time, (not a friend, small town so everyone knew everyone) who drunkenly punched another guy. Well the guy fell, hit his head on the concrete and from what I heard blood starts pooling around his head and and the pool is getting pretty big. To his credit the guy who did the punching called the ambulance.

Anyhow the guy who was knocked out spent about two weeks in hospital, needed surgery, broken jaw, etc. The guy who did the assault did 5 years in prison for it.”

4. Friends will come and go.

“Be social but remember friends will come and go.

Dont invest in people that wont invest in you.”

5. Practice those life skills.

“Learn some basic cooking. Learn how to wash clothes, hang them up, do ironing etc. You may be moving out soon, so practice the skills you will need. Imagine all the things you would have to do if mum and dad weren’t around, then start practicing them.

Draw up a budget. Look at how much to rent in the place you want to live, add in food and elec and mobile phone and internet. Don’t forget to add bond too.”

6. Stay motivated.

“How you organize a day without the structure of school. That planned environment is going away fast and some of your peers are really going to struggle with finding their pace and motivation.

Also, procrastination is a bitch.”

7. You will change.

“Listen to your desires and dreams.

I’m 28. My goals and dreams now are vastly different than when i was 18. Listen to those changes. For a long time I kept chasing a dream almost because I felt I owed it to my younger self. It’s ok for your dreams to change as you age and your circumstances change.

Who you are now will not be the same person you are at 23. And as you grow listen to your internal monologue. Dreams and desire change. Grow with them.”

8. Make yourself a priority.

“Taking care of your physical and mental health before you fall into the trap of “I dont have time for it.”

Really sit down and think about how you can better yourself for your own sake.”

9. This is important.

““Authorized user” is sort of a cheat code in the credit world. If your parents have decent credit and take care of their shit, see if they’ll make you an AU on a card and then lock the card up in a box.

Being AU makes the credit history of the account show up on your credit report. If financial responsibility is a big deal in your house, this can have some major advantages when you’re trying to get started.”

10. Shit gets real.

“Relationships.

As soon as you hit 18 things start becoming real. Don’t get married without being sure of your future spouse, don’t go unprotected during sex, don’t get into a relationship where your other half will get you in trouble with the law.”

11. Keep your nose clean.

“You are now risking real jail time.

What were once just shenanigans (kids will be kids) are potentially things that will haunt you for a really long time.”

12. Be careful what you post.

“Your data trail online.

Old Instagram and Facebook posts can come back and haunt you during future interviews.”

13. It’s up to you.

“Learn how to take care yourself.

Take full responsibility for everything that is happening in your life. Create big goals and have a life purpose if you have one. Focus on saving money and don’t buy stupid shit to impress people you don’t even like.”

14. Do what it takes.

“Getting shit together. 18 isn’t the age you should be thinking you’re a full blown adult. Nah. You need to venture into the 20’s for that. But between 18 and 21. You just gotta get your shit together.

No matter what it is. Financial. Mental. Physical. Just do whatever it takes to make sure you can fully prosper from stressed out teen to a battle hardened grown up.”

15. Don’t even start.

“Smoking.

Started with cigs so I could take breaks at work (construction) 22 now and cant quit vaping.

Shit sucks.”

Pretty good advice, I think.

What about you? Do you remember getting good advice when you were about to become an “adult”?

Talk to us in the comments!

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Funny Memes for All the Married Folks out There

Marriage is a lovely union between two people that is filled with love and affection…

Right?

Okay, maybe not every day, but probably some days, at least…

Here are some funny marriage memes that the hitched folks out there will appreciate.

1. Who could he be talking to?

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2. It’s your turn!

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3. Let me get liquored up first!

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4. What a tease.

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5. Up all night.

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6. The rest is mine.

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7. She’s out the door.

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8. Now what do I do?

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9. That is disgusting.

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10. What did you say?

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11. Need some alone time.

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12. You’re creeping me out.

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It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it!

Do you have any really funny marriage jokes or memes in your arsenal?

Share them with us in the comments, please!

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People Share Good Life Advice for Youngsters Who Are About to Turn 18

If you’re young, you probably won’t believe what I’m about to say, but I’m gonna say it anyway: adulting is going to be way harder than you think it will be.

Like everyone else, I made a ton of mistakes in my younger years and I wish I could go back and do some things differently. But, that’s life. That’s why I implore you to read the advice from these older people and to at least consider what they have to say. Knowledge is power, as they say, and every little bit helps.

People on AskReddit shared their words of wisdom…

1. Healthy habits.

“Develop healthy habits NOW.

Proper nutrition, a steady sleep schedule, regular exercise, etc. You are in a fantastic position to build a healthy lifestyle that will elevate your quality of life for the rest of it.

It is much, much harder to change existing unhealthy habits that have been established for years. Most people aren’t able to. Give yourself the best chance for a lifetime of health and happiness now.”

2. Make it a point to learn.

“Learn how to learn.

Most of us had no idea how to do taxes, get a mortgage, vote, fix a broken electrical socket, etc. You just need to know where to go to learn things and I think the younger generations are already exceptional at finding information.

But there’s some sort of learned helplessness people have (especially those who didn’t have to learn things while they lived at home) where if something seems confusing or hard they give up vs actually searching out more information. Sometimes YouTube is great, sometimes you need to call an expert, sometimes you need a class.”

3. Some good tips.

“Don’t be afraid to walk away from a job/person that’s toxic.

Start saving now…so you CAN walk away.

Community College is your best friend, go there before doing the last 2 years at a 4 yr

Trade schools are just as viable, ain’t no shame in being debt free at 22 making 60+

3-5% of all income should go to retirement starting now…go open a Roth 401k.”

4. You need to recharge.

“Your mental health.

Don’t set so many goals for yourself that the stress makes your mental health suffer.

Take some time for yourself. To do nothing. Just recharge. Even if it’s only a couple hours a week. It gives you something to look forward to.

Also, learn how to budget and save.”

5. Make a budget.

“Learn how to use an excel (or Google Sheet) and make a budget. Live by it. Get a bank account. Get checks. (Budget will help here for people who don’t cash checks timely)

Whatever extra money you have (if you do), divide it by two. Save half, enjoy the other half. That will keep you from feeling burned out.”

6. This is important.

“Learn. How. To. Fucking. Cook.

I know it’s way more convenient to throw food in the microwave, but trust me. For your sanity, take a quality over quantity approach when it comes to feeding yourself. It’s healthier and cheaper (if you do it right) at the cost of some time. And if you learn your way around spices and flavors, you’ll be able to make restaurant-quality meals while wearing literally nothing but a bath robe.”

7. Get involved.

“Politics.

You’re old enough to vote. Currently the 65+ crowd dominates elections.

They’ll be dead soon. There are more of you than them. It’s your future. Don’t buy into the turd sandwich vs giant douche apathy. Select the politicians you agree with.”

8. Mistakes are okay.

“Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, but don’t risk mistakes that will severely compromise the rest of your life.

What I see, across cultures and countries, is an enormous pressure to be perfect, so high that no one can ever possibly meet the pressure. So, people make mistakes, as they should. The problem is that the pressure to be perfect makes all mistakes seem the same.

Risk losing some money. Risk making relationship mistakes. Risk losing friends. Risk losing a year. Those are fine.

Don’t risk six figures of debt (which means student loans without a degree, good major, and good GPA to show for it; college is a great investment if you also put the time and effort in to succeed). Don’t risk disease. Don’t risk death. Don’t risk pregnancy. Don’t risk drug addiction. Don’t risk a felony conviction.

Take the kinds of risks your 25 year old self will laugh at. Don’t take the kinds of risks your 25 year old self will curse you for saddling them with.”

9. Think of your future.

“Time management, finances, forgoing college and working for a few years.

They should really begin to try and understand why they are doing the things they are doing. Are you just going to college because that is what your teachers and parents are saying you should do? Is it a practical choice? College can be good but a lot of jobs you could have gotten with a degree you can get without one.

You may just end up robbing your future self for a delayed adolescence.”

10. It won’t matter.

“Literally everything that happened to you in high school doesn’t matter. Like sure you’ve heard and likely dismissed that while you were going through it, but the sooner you accept that, the faster you’ll start to act like an adult.

Also, if you’re a dude, 23 seems to be the year everything goes to hell, but keep on and shit will improve.”

11. “I wish someone told me…”

“Learn a skill that can be offered as a service in a freelance setting. Have a “side-hustle”. It’s fine to get a job which is this specific skill, but work only with the idea of learning as much as possible, so you can later either become self-employed or build a company.

Jobs are miserable (in 90% of cases). Learn a skill that people/businesses need. Any of marketing specializations is a good start!

I wish someone told me this earlier. I’m a mediocre freelancer now, but it’s waaay better than anything my higher education in one of the richest countries in the world could give me. And if I keep developing my skillset, my income has pretty much no upper limit.

“Money doesn’t make you happy”. Bullshit!

While paper piece or a digital digit wont make you happy – best healthcare, all bills paid, nice vacations, freedom to pursue your interests and ability to help others will in fact drastically increase your happiness.”

12. College isn’t for everyone.

“Decide if college is actually for you.

There are many jobs that are going to be automated in your lifetime. Jobs that will be last to automate are labor jobs. Start a landscaping company, a pool cleaning company, a plumbing company, an AC/heater repair company, or any other labor type job.

If you start young you have the potential to make $60k+ after only a couple years without putting yourself on $40k+ in debt. Obviously this route is not for everyone but don’t sleep on it just because everyone up until this point has said you need to go to college.”

13. Think about your future.

“Retirement accounts.

Throw crumbs in them during your 20s and compound interest will do its magic, giving you a very comfortable retirement.”

14. That doesn’t matter.

“Caring about what is “cool” or caring overmuch what others think of you will only hold you back.

The more open minded you are, the more prospects you will have in friendship, relationships, jobs–and when things are very hard, which they absolutely will be, more opportunities for joy, support, and pursuit of individual mastery of a wider variety of skills.”

15. This is crucial.

“LEARN TO TALK.

(20 Year old here)

So many kids now-a-days are so locked into their tech that they simply don’t have proper communication skills or know how to act in a social setting.

Practice conversing! Be comfortable talking to people, it will only benefit you tremendously. Even if you’re an introvert, you should be able to atleast hold on to a half assed conversation where it seems you’re engaged and committed.

I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve gotten internships, bonuses, and the likes just because I knew how to have a human to human conversation.

So many times at my age going into interviews etc just conversing with other candidates etc its shocking how little interactive social skills they actually have because all they do is bury their heads into their phones with their wireless earbuds in completely ignoring objective reality. TALK!”

16. Take care of your teeth.

“Brush your teeth.

Posted this before but I’ll post it again… I’m looking at $30k~ worth of dental work I need done at 33 years old, all because I didn’t practice good dental hygiene when I was younger and partying.

Its literally 5 minutes out of your day. Watch a quick YouTube video while you do it if you don’t have the patience. Brush, floss, mouthwash twice a day. Carry a water bottle with you throughout the day to at least rinse your mouth if you can’t brush after eating.

From an internet stranger, trust me, the position I’m in now sucks. I’m having to put starting a family on hold until I take care of this. Brush your damn teeth.”

It goes by in a flash, I can tell you that much…

Do you remember the life advice you got from adults when you were turning 18?

Did you listen? Or did you blow it off and go your own way? Tell us about it in the comments!

Good luck out there and remember to make good decisions!

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These Little Kids Had Total Meltdowns for Hysterical Reasons

Parents, these photos are not going to come as a surprise, but they will probably trigger some kind of PTSD-like symptoms in your brain because you know you’ve seen this story before.

I’m talking about your little kids going off the deep end because something totally absurd and ridiculous happened…that you had no control over, of course.

So let’s just get to the good stuff, shall we?

1. Adult content.

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2. You ruined it for him.

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3. That’s not fair!

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4. Probably a good idea.

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5. What did you expect?

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6. You have to be sanitary!

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7. How could you?!?!

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8. A tragedy.

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9. Don’t hurt to hurt you.

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10. That is not cool.

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11. A big surprise.

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Wow, get those kids a popsicle immediately…actually, that just might make things worse based on their logic.

Okay parents, what do you say?

Have your little ones been melting down as of late?

Share the most ridiculous reasons why in the comments!

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Memes About Cats and Dogs That We Think You’ll Love

Nothing makes me quite as content as seeing adorable dogs and cats having a good time and causing trouble.

It just warms my heart, what can I say?!?!

I have a feeling you’re in the same boat as me, because here we are!

No more delaying! Here are THE MEMES!

1. Little helper.

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2. Big shot.

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3. That’s not how the game works.

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4. I already have my child.

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5. I’m busy in here!

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6. An interesting turn of events.

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7. I’d like to know the answer to this, too.

8. Not bored anymore.

9. Why can’t you do more of this?

10. Awwww. Look at that.

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11. My spirit animal.

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Oh, you darn doggos and kitties out there!

They’re always up to something!

Hey, we want to hear from you in the comments.

Share a pic of your dog, cat, hamster, snake, ferret, etc. in the comments and introduce us to them!

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If Certain Noises Make You Mad, You’re Not Alone and You’re Not Crazy

If you’re anything like me, there are certain noises and sounds that drive you absolutely bonkers. And not like, they annoy you. Like, they cause a full-blown rage spiral, and if the person making them is living in your house, they’d better look out.

For me these sounds include, but are not limited to, chewing, eating ice, smacking candy, cars without mufflers.

If you have sounds that make you rage (there are plenty of us!), you might have a brain hardwired to produce an excessive emotional response to particular noises.

The condition is called misophonia, and it’s more than just being annoyed, like I said – those “trigger” sounds can create so much instant stress that it can activate a person’s fight or flight response.

For the first time, researchers have conducted brain scans on people who suffer from misophonia and found that their brains have physical differences from “average” brains.

During the study, scientists played a range of sounds – some neutral, some pleasant, some unpleasant, and then a person’s trigger sound – and found that the region of the brain that links our senses with our emotions was sent into overdrive when the subject heard those “trigger” sounds. They responses ranged from annoyance, to hatred, feelings of being threatened, panic, and extreme stress.

One of the subjects, Olana Tansley, spoke with BBC News.

“I feel there’s a treat and get the urge to lash out – it’s the fight or flight response.

It’s not a general annoyance, it’s an immediate ‘Oh myGod, what is that sound?’ I need to get away from it or stop it.”

Like I said, if you’re someone I know well enough to scream at and you’re making that noise, watch out.

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Other subjects said that they feel shame and embarrassment after an intense reaction, even though they can’t control it, and to that I say, bah. Stop it.

Explains Dr. Sukhbinder Kumar, who co-authored the study,

“They are going into overdrive when they hear these sounds, but the activity was specific to the trigger sounds not the other two sounds.

The reaction is anger mostly, it’s not disgust, the dominating emotion is the anger – it looks like a normal response, but then it is going into overdrive.”

Those of us who live with the condition have figured out ways around the response, like leaving the room, using earplugs, or threatening murder, but the study doesn’t leave scientists with any real ideas on how to treat it.

Fingers crossed for marriages everywhere that’s the next step!

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Why Haven’t Americans Embraced Bidets Yet?

There are some questions that never seem to really crop up until something (like a crisis of toilet paper) forces them to rise to the top of the public consciousness.

One of those, at least for me, was why haven’t Americans really embraced the idea of the bidet? I mean. Everyone likes to feel clean and fresh down there. Wiping involves a certain amount of risk to your hands. You have to continuously buy toilet paper, and half the time a child or a dog unrolls it down the hallway.

I mean, really? A bidet, which washes your booty for you without you needing to use your hands, is a pretty genius invention…so why haven’t Americans been installing them in their homes for all of these years?

Is it because we think they’re too fancy? Too French? We don’t really know how to pronounce it? We didn’t think of it first? Let’s take a look!

You probably know that in other places in the world, it’s difficult to find a bathroom that doesn’t contain a bidet. Asia, Europe, and South America all embraced the technology decades ago and haven’t looked back.

The very first bidet was said to have been constructed in the early 1700s in France. It gets its name from the French word for a “cob horse,” which should bring to mind how you’re supposed to “ride” the contraption (for lack of a better word; I’m sure the French have one).

One of the earliest models was installed in the room of a French royal soon after its inception, and soon began to spread not only through France, but through Europe and beyond, too. Bidets are estimated to proliferate in around 80% of the bathrooms in France, Italy, Portugal, Argentina, Venezuela, many Middle Eastern countries and throughout East Asia.

In 2007, NYU professor Harvey Molotch wrote a piece for the New York Times, in which he mused on why Americans never caught the wave. One theory was (aha!) because it was French, and therefore snubbed by the English, and Americans followed suit. Another is that many Americans first glimpsed bidets during the World Wars, often in brothers, and somehow connected them in their minds.

Americans, as we know, love nothing more than wrinkling our noses at immortality that we’re definitely participating in behind closed doors.

His third thought was that U.S. bathrooms were historically often small and built to contain only the necessities – but that, of course, has changed in the last decade or two.

Interestingly, one of the most successful bidet models in the world was invented in the 1960s by an American, Arnold Cohen. When he began marketing it at home, though, 99% of customers had never seen or even heard of a bidet, and he ended up having much bigger success abroad, especially in Japan.

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While bidet proponents cite cleanliness comfort, and environmental sustainability as reasons to jump on the bandwagon, we all know what Americans are like when they dig in their heels on a thing.

That said, companies like Kohler are looking to invest in ideas that incorporate appliances that clean your under-bits into existing toilet designs, hoping to tempt high-end buyers and people who spend way too much money remodeling their bathrooms.

So you know, in fifty years or so, the rest of us schleps might be able to afford one.

Until then, good luck finding toilet paper. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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Scientists Discovered a Key Relationship Between Brain Wiring and Autism

Scientists have gotten one step closer to figuring out how autism spectrum disorder relates to the brain’s information paths. And after conducting studies on both mouse and human brains, this new information could go a long way in discovering how the disorder operates.

According to a report in Nature Neuroscience, researchers found that an abnormality in cells produces a substance called myelin. This substance is critical in providing insulation in brain wiring, but a shortage or excess of myelin can result in a variety of neurological problems.

According to Brady Maher, a lead investigator at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development, “Myelination could be a problem that ties all of these autism spectrum disorders together.”

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The associate professor from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine added that we may be able to change the developmental trajectory for children if we treat it soon enough.

Though autism research is still ongoing, this new discovery could also help explain the brain size discrepancy for people with autism spectrum disorders. Ironically, the myelination revelation happened on accident.

While studying brain cells in mice with a specific gene mutation, Maher said, “We saw a signature that suggested there might be something wrong with myelination. So that was pretty surprising to us.”

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Biostatistics expert Andrew Jaffe assisted by looking at a genetic analysis of brain tissue from people with autism who had passed away. Interestingly, the myelination problem reared its ugly head in those cases, too. However, scientists maintain that the only way to get a full grasp of the problem is to study developing brain tissue.

This obviously poses a challenge, but it is possible through the use of brain organoids—human brain cells that can be grown in a petri dish.

If scientists can continue forging forward and learn more about autism spectrum disorder, there is the possibility that the myelination problem could be corrected in children earlier in life.

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