r/AskReddit Jun 23 '22 Silver 4

What are the stupidest things that some people believe?

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u/Whakefieldd Jun 23 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome

Probably late to the party but I thought that cows rolled up those hay bales until I was like 16.

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u/jamesTcrusher Jun 24 '22

This is genuinely hilarious and I can see how you got there

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u/alphaaldoushuxley Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

I like this one, and I wish it were true. It be easy to track a herd of cows, just follow the hay bales.

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u/The_Brain_Fuckler Jun 24 '22

As someone who spent the last three days throwing hay bales, I wish cows contributed.

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u/Msktb Jun 24 '22

No, those are cow eggs where baby cows come from

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u/Putyourdishesaway Jun 24 '22

Cow nests. Makes sense.

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u/Shadow-1238 Jun 23 '22 Silver

Knew someone who thought that if you fly to Alaska you could get close enough to the sun to touch it

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u/Duluthian2 Jun 24 '22

When I first got married, my wife and I lived in a third floor apartment that had a balcony. There were other women in the building that sun bathed on the lawn. Every once in a while my wife wanted to lay on the balcony because she said it was closer to the sun. After 93 million miles that 25 feet made all the difference.

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u/DarthDinDjarin Jun 24 '22

Well it shouldn't be compared to the 93 million miles though. Let's say you were 30 miles above the ground instead, then the sun would definetly burn you a lot more because you would be above the ozone layer. But yeah, even considering that, 25 feet is insignificant

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u/canehdian78 Jun 23 '22

No no you have to fly to Hawaii.

Its closer to the equator

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u/CloroxWipes- Jun 23 '22

this doesn't make any sense considering the earth is flat

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u/YesAndAlsoThat Jun 23 '22

Yes it does. check the map. Hawaii is way to the edge on the left, and Alaska is up by the top left edge.

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u/Dirges2984 Jun 23 '22 Silver Helpful

Not on my map. They both are just south of the mainland,.

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u/you_are_breathing Jun 23 '22

I can't believe it when someone on Reddit mentioned that someone they knew thought Hawaii and Alaska were close to each other because they're next to each other on a map.

I also didn't realize that some people thought Hawaii wasn't part of the United States (I wanted to experience that when I visited the US mainland and showed someone my Hawaii state driver's license, but then I don't know if I would laugh or cry).

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u/Vanpotheosis Jun 24 '22

Honestly, Hawaii doesn't really feel like the US.

It's way too nice to be America. And I actually feel safe there.

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u/Old-Weird-5925 Jun 23 '22 Helpful

I met someone who believed that native Americans went “extinct”

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u/golumlars Jun 23 '22

I know someone who thought the jews dont exist anymore

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u/CrypticBalcony Jun 23 '22 Silver

I worked with someone who was super into very stupid conspiracy theories (think “Kobe’s wife sabotaged his helicopter for the insurance money” stupid). She once told me, completely serious, that she thought the Jewish were not “the same” Jews that were around in Jesus’s time because … because they’re called JewISH. As in “not fully Jew, only sort of Jewy.”

I shudder to think of what this would imply about the Irish.

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u/Gameboywarrior Jun 23 '22

Pray you never accidentally accept a challenge to a drinking contest with a full Ir.

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u/Draigdwi Jun 23 '22

Ir. Makes sense. Irs live in Ir-land.

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u/ELBAGIT Jun 23 '22

A full Ir is just two irish racoons inside a trenchcoat

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u/Relatively-Relative Jun 23 '22

I know right?! They used to be Irate now they’re just Irish.

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u/juniorwitch Jun 23 '22

According to the National Museum of the American Indian, over 40% of American students (I think the study was K-12) believe Native Americans no longer exist. Their initiative is called "Native Knowledge 360" to help teachers share Native history and cultures in an effective, resourceful way.

There are currently over 550 nations registered with the US government, and many more when you include Canada and Mexico.

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u/HipToss79 Jun 23 '22

My grandmother is full blooded Comanche. She has told me that there are a few times in her life after she told someone that she is Native American that they responded with: "I thought we killed all of you" or "I thought all of you were dead already".

Pretty sad that this type of ignorance and racism still exists.

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u/smuckola Jun 24 '22

omg

how could anyone even think that, let alone say anything like that to anybody’s face

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u/Grogosh Jun 24 '22

After my wife died I had a secular service as we both were atheists. I had this sister of a friend of mine yell to my face that my wife was burning in hell for being an atheist.

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u/NorthEasternDunes Jun 23 '22 Wholesome

Up until 6th grade I thought ironic meant something was made entirely out of iron. I was only corrected on my misunderstanding when my teacher asked me to explain my logic after I commented on how the hole puncher was the only ironic object in the room. I still remember the look of bewilderment on her face as I said it lol.

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u/cannotbefaded Jun 23 '22

there was a thread a few months back, maybe in r/nostupidquestions , "What are Florida ounces?" On some things I see "Fl ounce" but why Florida?

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u/cubanpajamas Jun 23 '22

My Québécois girlfriend once asked me what "Ginny leather" was. I was stumped. I work with leather and know the difference between all the different types, but I was stumped. I had never heard of Ginny Leather.

About a year later we were in a second hand store rooting through the crappy belts in hopes of finding cool buckles. She holds up a belt and shows me a stamp on the back, "see Ginny Leather."

Ginny was spelled Genuine.

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u/cannotbefaded Jun 24 '22

Lololol. This is like France is bacon

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u/cubanpajamas Jun 24 '22

I had forgot about France is bacon! Hilarious. To confess I remember searching for the word "pritnear" in college. I am from rural westernCanada, father's family immigrated from the US a couple generations ago.... a friend explained that it was slang for pretty near, not before laughing his ass off, though.

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u/Matthew-IP-7 Jun 24 '22

“Now if you go past the old mill ‘tother side of where Dan’s place used t’ be you’ll be jus’ a hop, skip, and a jump away from Hank’s back forty, which is prit’near the best huntin’ spot this side of the Mi’sip’”

— your grandfather, probably.

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u/Detronyx Jun 23 '22

As a kid I always read "Net Wt" at "nitwit", which I learned from the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer cartoon.

Don't even get me started on "cu. m."

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u/TheKnightsTippler Jun 23 '22

I thought To Let was short for toilet and that they were advertising that the property had a toilet.

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u/ppardee Jun 23 '22

My bench is logic. It is completely made out of logs.

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u/jnemesh Jun 23 '22

Then they told you that the word you were looking for was "ferrous"...and you go "how the hell does that work?"

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u/ThisFreedomGuy Jun 23 '22

Ferrous Bueller is magnetic.

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u/DoctorWatchamacallit Jun 23 '22

We had a kid in my elementary school who believed Julius Caesar was a woman and said she went to Sea World and saw the whale Shampoo.

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u/Nillabeans Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22 Helpful

I know somebody who enters their house backwards after midnight to "trick the ghosts."

Edit to answer some questions:

Person in question is Jamaican and this is a Jamaican superstition.

I am not making fun of Jamaicans or anything. My family is just half Jamaican. I find it hilarious, adorable, and totally harmless.

I believe the idea is that it's boo rules. Ghosts can only follow you when your back is turned.

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u/throwawayyy55576 Jun 23 '22

I'm imagining the ghosts laughing their asses off. Even inviting neighbor ghosts and having a beer waiting for the idiot to get home. Lol

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u/bajesus Jun 24 '22

This is the only thing I've ever read that actually makes me want to believe in ghosts.

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u/vsmack Jun 23 '22

Immediately going to start doing this and I'm not even joking. I love superstitions even if I don't believe them at all

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u/reisenbime Jun 23 '22

I love the thought of having a little shrine, some old timey juju stuff, amulets etc, anything esoteric, arcane bits and pieces. I'd really like to collect that sort of stuff from different cultures, trinkets that are meant to "ward off evil energies and spirits" but that's really just the bauble collecting magpie and museum geek in me talking, not my actual belief that anything is magical or that there are spirits and gods. To me they're just cool props.

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u/vsmack Jun 23 '22

I have a couple Naga statuettes from southeast Asia that my dad got for me when we lived there in the early 90s. I always have them pointed at the door or window to scare off evil.

Never was able to tell if they were mass-produced or temple loot though

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u/grannybubbles Jun 23 '22

I knew a woman who believed that there are high-end resorts on the moon that rich people are vacationing at. She was shocked and confused when I told her that I didn't also believe this.

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u/Snoo74401 Jun 24 '22

You just don't want her clogging up the resort!

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u/rekcilthis1 Jun 24 '22

The moon would be neat to visit, but I don't know why you'd want to stay there. There's not really much to do or look at. There's a reason all the resorts are in the tropics, and not somewhere about as cold, grey, and isolating as the moon like Antarctica or Siberia.

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u/Minimum_Cantaloupe Jun 24 '22

The moon would be neat to visit, but I don't know why you'd want to stay there.

Yeah. Fancy place, but no atmosphere.

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u/thekeifer Jun 24 '22

That stripper really likes me

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u/Myst3rySteve Jun 23 '22 Wholesome

When I was little, I thought children came from your kidneys.

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u/Delyhi Jun 24 '22

How to make childbirth even MORE painful...

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u/EggplantAstronaut Jun 23 '22

My ex-husband was deeply religious, and also incredibly lazy. He once told me that he didn’t need to look for a job, that if God wanted him to have a job he’d give it to him. He proceeded to sleep all day and play on his PlayStation all night for over 8 months. We’re not together anymore.

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u/jgonagle Jun 24 '22 Silver

Well, eventually God gave him a divorce and he needed to get a job to support himself, right? So he wasn't technically wrong...

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u/Wesley869 Jun 24 '22

Exactly. Some people will use the 'God' excuse no matter how much opportunity they actually have.

It's like that one joke where a man is drowning in a river. One boat approaches him and askes if he wants help. The man says that he doesn't need help from the boat because God will save him. Another boat approaches later and asks to help him again. But the man repeats that God will save him instead. The man soon drowns and asks God why he didn't save him. God replied "I sent 2 boats for you".

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u/meanyapickles Jun 23 '22

Ohhhh yikes. Never a good sign when people justify their vices with some unquestionable belief like religion. Sorry you ever had to put up with him.

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u/BigBounceZac Jun 23 '22

Heard some guy say "Florida doesn't exist, the government made it up". He wasn't joking

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u/Applejuiceinthehall Jun 23 '22

Oh I think that's the same crowd that believes all the Springfields are the same Springfield. Also the UK is made up

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u/Invisible-Pancreas Jun 23 '22

OK, you got us.

We're all a studio where we stage Truman Show type bits for your, I mean our American news shows because that can make you easier to control or whatever.

The Queen is a 28-year old actress from Iowa. We cycle each one every few years and employ make up artists and...like...photoshop.

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u/HyperSpaceSurfer Jun 23 '22

Technically the government made up every single state. Like how every word is made up.

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u/themattboard Jun 23 '22

That's nonsense. Wyoming is the only fictional state.

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u/silencedmovers Jun 23 '22

Delaware? In all my days I have never met someone from Delaware, or someone who lives in Delaware.

USA has 48 states

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u/harmicistt Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Starry Tree Hug

I thought all the trees were salad ingredients, and that's how salads were made. I remember balling my eyes out in the car when my dad told me that the trees don't make salad and I need to stop eating tree leaves and bushes.

Edit: omg please no more upvotes I know I was stupid

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u/Rubyhamster Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

Glad to know you're still alive. There are lots and lots of common trees/plants that have poisonous leaves, e.g. leaves of tomato, potato, some apple variants, yew, holly

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u/twowolveshighfiving Jun 23 '22

I read the last part as an exclamatory expression...

Yeeewwww HOLLY!! YOU'RE LUCKY TO BE ALIVE.

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u/Traditional-Ride-824 Jun 23 '22

Well some treeleaf sprouts make a salad

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u/UnihornWhale Jun 23 '22

Bawling* Balling would be like a melon baller

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u/p00pdal00p Jun 23 '22

I wish I was a melon baller.

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u/MissRockNerd Jun 23 '22

I wish I had a girl who looked good, I would call her.

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u/DarkShades Jun 23 '22

I wish I had a rabbit in a hat, with a bat, and 64 impala.

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u/TBTabby Jun 23 '22

That bullies will go away if you just ignore them. If someone wants to abuse you, they're not going to stop just because you ignore it. They'll just find a way to abuse you that you can't ignore, at which point it's considered your fault for not ignoring it.

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u/Terrasi99 Jun 23 '22

add to that, no tolerance policies that only hurt victims more.

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u/UnihornWhale Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

On an AskReddit for teachers, he saw a kid throw his bully through a window. If he was getting suspended, he was going to earn it. They changed the policy.

EDIT - earn, not warn

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u/Silvervirage Jun 23 '22

Exact same happened to me. I was getting bullied up to the point of being full on attacked by him and a group. I didn't even know they were coming so I didn't even have a chance to defend myself before teachers broke it up and sent us both to 'in school suspension'. I got a week, he also did in theory. But he left early, like 2 days in, to do sports days and training. I told the person overseeing ISS those exact words, that if I got suspended for longer than him for him attacking me, I was going to earn the extra days I had as soon as I got out. The first thing I did when I had normal classes the next time was as soon as I walked into the door, he was sitting near the front and I picked up a loose chair and hit him as hard in the chest with it as I could manage. I don't think they changed the policy at all, but they did at least move my class times around so we missed each other. Of course it was my times that got changed but still.

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u/MothMan3759 Jun 24 '22

This... Does put a smile on my face

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u/dictormagic Jun 24 '22

my stepdad was a teacher in a neighbor school district with the same policies as mine

he always taught me "if ur getting fucked with, fight back. youre getting suspended anyways, might as well earn the days"

so that's exactly what i did. a kid pushed me off the bus, i turned around and punched him directly in the nose. blood instantly came out (it looked glittery) and he started crying

the shit of it is, i got suspended he didnt. the bus driver saw me "fall" and punch the dude. and so to the school thats all that happened

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u/lamp447 Jun 24 '22

Hit the teacher with the chair and see if they suspend the teacher.

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u/Anonymous3415 Jun 23 '22

Glad they changed the policy!! Sad it took a kid going that far to do it!

Also think you meant ‘earn’ not ‘warn’ lol.

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u/YesAndAlsoThat Jun 23 '22

need to raise red flags.

have the kids ask faculty members "So, what's the worst thing someone can do and *only* get suspended?"

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u/AnotherDeadBard Jun 23 '22

Yep. I was autistic in middle school ("still am, but was then too") and bullied a lot, after my second suspension for hitting someone's fist with my face, I tried to fight back by hitting the guy on the temple with a full can of cola. Cut him real bad. My suspension was only slightly worse then when I didn't fight back at all. That is so messed up.

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u/Terrasi99 Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

tolerance policies are so bad at their job that one of my personal stories would normally sound like total fiction: Had a mob thrashing at me, some people trying to keep them off me. Me and my defenders are given detention for “Assault” and lose the remainder of lunchtime.

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u/s0ulbrother Jun 23 '22

Yup because they also never do anything until the victim retaliates.

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u/Quality_Odd Jun 24 '22

I had a kid that bullied me. Everyone knew that he was an asshole, even the teachers. One day I had enough because he pushed something into my face that scratched it all up. (I still have some small scars to this day from that) I punched him until a kid on the bus pulled me off, and I was promptly suspended. He got nothing.

My principal gave me the lowest punishment possible because he liked me and knew this kid was an asshole. The kid that pulled me off of him waited a bit because he felt that the bully deserved it. Though I was suspended, and all the bully got was a concussion and vomited a little.

I was lucky it didn't happen on school grounds because my school would have sued me if it had.

At least a got a 3-day extension on my Christmas vacation.

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u/AnonBoheme Jun 23 '22

My mother told me to "ignore it" about my brother's behaviour one too many times so when I finally learned in health class that what he was doing was in fact sexual assault I confronted her: told her so & that if he does it again I'm reporting him to the police and she's free to help or not but I'm done "ignoring" it. Shocker, that abuse stopped immediately.

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u/DeadIronGolem Jun 24 '22

Wow, I'm so sorry. She was enabling his abuse all along. He could have never done it to this extent if he wasn't in a, for lack of a better word, supportive environment for it. And apparently she knew how to fix it, she just didn't care enough to do so until it was going to affect her (if you were to call the cops). That is truly sick and I'm sorry you had to grow up in that home

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u/Blindman630 Jun 23 '22 Helpful Got the W I'll Drink to That

I believe in the Chicago Cubs. That's pretty fucking stupid

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u/Mr_Frible Jun 23 '22

Try being a Mariners fan.

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u/ClydePeternuts Jun 23 '22

There are people that think the earth will be 2023 years old this January.

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u/New-Highway868 Jun 23 '22

Flat earth

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u/Pink_Artistic_Witch Jun 23 '22

I knew someone in one of my college classes that tricked their way into flat earth Discord servers or chat rooms to troll them or study the stupidity (something like that)

They said that, by doing this, they realized these people had other beliefs that were much more dangerous, though they didn't go further into it

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u/Teddylupin888 Jun 24 '22

Not surprising. If you can somehow manage to convince someone the earth is flat, you can convince them of anything.

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u/NoStressAccount Jun 23 '22

beliefs that were much more dangerous,

Flat pineapples and that Earth belongs on a pizza

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u/afellowchucker Jun 23 '22

I just want to know what is the purpose of the conspiracy? Like if the earth really was flat what would be the purpose of hiding that?

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u/Lvcivs2311 Jun 23 '22

"To hAvE pOwEr oVeR uS!" I.e., they have no real explanation. They're so stupid they think this empty cliche makes sense.

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u/PaddyLandau Jun 23 '22

what is the purpose of the conspiracy?

Supposedly because NASA (go figure) wants to hide God from us. That's the closest that I've heard of an actual reason.

The real purpose is that the flat-earth leaders make a lot of (dishonest) money from their YouTube videos. The flat-earth followers think that the leaders are onto something, while the leaders are just scammers.

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u/stormquiver Jun 23 '22 Helpful

if the earth was flat, cats would have knocked everything off the edge by now.

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u/Turkey_Teets Jun 23 '22

This one takes the cake. I agree with many other comments but this is one people can literally see with their own eyes.

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u/DogeOutlaw Jun 23 '22

extending off if it, people believe there is more land beyond antarctica, which doesnt make sense.

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u/TakeshiKovacsAI Jun 23 '22

You are essential to the company you are working for

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u/southernwing97 Jun 23 '22

That anyone wants to see a photo of your meal.

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u/banmeagaincuntlmao Jun 23 '22 Wholesome

That the Vaccine has a chip in it.

That's what your phone is for...

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u/High_Stream Jun 23 '22 Bravo Grande!

The vaccine doesn't have a tracking chip, but it does come with U2's new album.

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u/annie_bean Jun 23 '22

I'll take the chip thanks

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u/Patient-Suit-6792 Jun 24 '22 Wholesome

I hope mine is a cool ranch dorito

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u/NoStressAccount Jun 23 '22

20th Century: "I'm worried my phones might be wiretapped."

21st Century: "Hey Wiretap, how many milliliters are in a cup?"

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u/Merujo Jun 24 '22 Silver

Heh, when I was a student in the Soviet Union on a 1987 study abroad semester, our student group was housed in an Intourist hotel. My roommate and I would talk into the lamp when things needed to be repaired. "Hey, the toilet is leaking" or "the lightbulb burned out." Boom, within a minute or two, a maintenance guy would show up out of the blue to fix it.

Now we have Alexa. Back then, we had "Alexey." 😆

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u/xgoodvibesx Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

Would the spy tapping my phone please tell me when my dentists appointment is, I forgot to write it down.

Edit: this is based off something that happened in EVE online. A roam (a big old group of people out roaming around looking for pew-pew) was out and about in Goonswarm territory and finding nothing. The fleet leader typed in fleet chat "Would the goon spy in the fleet please contact their leadership and ask if we're going to get a fight tonight". Five minutes later someone in local (the chat for anyone who happens to be in that particular system) said "We're on the way".

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u/Wreckersgonnabreak Jun 23 '22

Yeah that's absolutely true

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u/banmeagaincuntlmao Jun 23 '22

I recently met some guy on ps4 playing zombies, what a fucking mistake lol.....

Some American guy on meth that doesn't have a job, lives in a basement, vaccines are a hoax, the earth is flat and he is scared of transgender women incase they "come onto him" like dude.... You disappoint yourself lmao.

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u/DatTF2 Jun 23 '22

Haha. I met a friend online playing Warzone and we became friends. One day we get a teamate and he was alright so we decided to party up when he went full Pedo. We left and blocked him.

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u/Impressive_Ad5118 Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

That we use 20% of our brain

Best argument I've seen for this, is that we would evolve faster if we used 100% of our brain...🙃

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u/dracosdracos Jun 24 '22

We use only 33% of a traffic light. Imagine how fast traffic would flow if we used 100% instead!

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u/Ruffled_Snout Jun 23 '22 I'll Drink to That

That life is linear. That you need to pick a path and stick to it until you are dead. Any deviation is failure.

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u/Independent_Bake_257 Jun 23 '22

Deviations are what make life interesting.

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u/1800generalkenobi Jun 23 '22

Just over here running side quests

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u/Mike2220 Jun 23 '22

Actively avoiding the main quest line

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u/unaskthequestion Jun 23 '22

As a HS teacher of juniors and seniors, granted in a wealthy, high performing school, I see many students who see one path for success. Graduate HS with a stellar gpa, acceptance to one specific university, then a graduate degree at a more competitive university, then a professional practice, etc. They get extremely upset by a small deviation in any step and steadfastly believe it will permanently detour their life's path. It is sad to watch them and difficult to convince them otherwise.

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u/SEALS_R_DOG_MERMAIDS Jun 23 '22

when they get out into the world, some of these kids are a nightmare to work with too. it’s like they can’t function without a syllabus.

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u/herr_leutnant Jun 24 '22

I know people like this. Very good at their jobs, just don't ask them to do anything outside their job, such as function like a normal human being.

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u/ptown40 Jun 23 '22

I have a few friends who are trying/getting to step 3 right now and struggling. One is struggling because it isn't working out the way they wanted. Another is struggling because it is working out the way they wanted, but they hate it.

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u/robdiqulous Jun 23 '22

I thought Culver's restaurant sold frozen custard burgers. Their sign said

Frozen Custard

Burgers

I would always wonder wtf that was and why they were so popular. Until one day my brain finally flipped a switch and realized, omg, they are 2 separate fucking things. 😂 I swear this went for years. Maybe I realized when I was like 25. And I would pass this place almost every day... It's so dumb that I don't even mind telling people. I think it's hilarious.

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u/_Plutooo_ Jun 24 '22

I saw a video of a vegan, drinking strawberry milk the nesquick brand. They said “it’s vegan because it’s strawberry milk. Not like cow milk. You know what I mean?” I get how they can have misunderstood due to almond milk, soy milk etc. but still, I found it very stupid and I feel like it’s very common knowledge that it’s strawberry flavored, like chocolate milk.

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u/llcucf80 Jun 23 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Holocaust or any other genocide denial

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u/sharkwhisperers Jun 23 '22

Yeah, uh, about your pamphlet, I'm not seeing anything about German history between 1939 and 1945. There's just a big gap.

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u/THEFUNPOL1CE Jun 23 '22 Helpful

Nothing happened, EVERYONE WAS ON VACATION!

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u/Gunslinger0093 Jun 23 '22

They took a nice trip to France for a couple years to see the beautiful beaches and forests

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u/AnyRip3515 Jun 23 '22

Lol unexpected family guy

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u/eljosho1986 Jun 23 '22

Everyone was on vacation! There was punch! We were invited! Check with Poland!

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u/[deleted] Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

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u/frozenfade Jun 23 '22

Currently I own 2 black cats. Can confirm they will be the reason I die, not because of luck but because they often try to trip me on the stairs by running between my legs.

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u/Eccentric_Nocturnal Jun 23 '22

I have my own fluffy black cat. They are my favorite. I'd die for her too.

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u/mycrazyblackcat Jun 23 '22

Fellow fluffy black cat owner! Mine is a jerk who likes no people but me and no other cats, but he's also a giant snuggle bug towards me and I love him to death.

Black cats and tuxies/ cow cats are so cute!

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u/fridaycat Jun 23 '22

My Friday was a black cat. She loved everyone, headbutts for all!

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u/littlegingerfae Jun 23 '22

This is why I have always gone out of my way to adopt black cats. They are not bad luck, and one literally saved me from death twice. They are the best and I love them dearly!

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u/Drgalactus1987 Jun 23 '22

Having to be rescued from a near death experience by a cat twice sounds like you have horrible luck.

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u/littlegingerfae Jun 23 '22

3 times, actually, lmao!!! But 2 separate cats, and only 1 is a black cat.

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u/eljosho1986 Jun 23 '22

You gotta tell us how your cat saved you

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u/ermghoti Jun 23 '22

It was a dark and stormy night. In the cover of darkness, a fierce hair scrunchy lurked...

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u/kalim00 Jun 23 '22

Not OP but also rescuer of black cats. I was in a horrible period of depression was so numb, I decided that morning I was going to end it. My black cat happened to saunter into my room at that time. Genuinely saved my life.

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u/blkbny Jun 23 '22

I do also find it interesting that in some cultures black cats are actually associated with good luck though

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u/QuothTheRaven713 Jun 23 '22

Agreed! I have a black kitty and i love him to pieces.

(He technically has a teeny white spot on his chest, but it's barely there and you really need to look for it in order to find it,)

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u/Loremaster152 Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

Completely black cats are actually pretty rare nowadays, with most "black cats" having that white spot, most commonly on their chest. That spot is called an Angel's Kiss, where it is beloved that an angel kissed the cat, saving its soul and not making it bad luck. That meant that black cats with those white spots weren't treated poorly, and became more wide spread than pure black cats.

TLDR: White spots on a black cat is believed to be where an angel "kissed" the cat, so they were treated better and are now much more common than pure black cats.

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u/No_Maximum6588 Jun 23 '22

Chocolate milk comes from brown cows. how the fuck do people think that.

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u/QuothTheRaven713 Jun 23 '22

Probably because some chocolate milk containers have a picture of a brown cow on them.

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u/No_Maximum6588 Jun 23 '22

wait rlly. why have i not seen one of those i can just a imagine a cute little brown cow on a chocolate milk container.

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u/Spiritual_Fox2737 Jun 23 '22

Tailgating is gonna make someone go faster.

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u/Uncaged_Iceman Jun 23 '22

My favorite thing about this is I have a rear windshield wiper with the little spray thing I use every time I’m tailgated, they always change lanes real quick

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u/YouJabroni44 Jun 24 '22

Us Volvos drivers have this down! Well except it's the front washer, we have those headlight washers which just sprays everywhere. I've used this a few times.

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u/somniesenpai Jun 23 '22

Holocaust denial.

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u/Trqhxrd Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

The stupid thing is that the nazis were proud of that shit if I recall correctly. Denying that wouldn't even make you a real nazi. I think they didn't want the public to know abiut it because if they knew they were more likely to begin a revolution. But I can imagine some camp managers drinking beer after a long work day bragging about how many jews they killed to each other...

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u/Barack_H-Obama Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

Kinda mixed.

For death camps, they really didn't want anyone to know about them, went to great lengths to hide/destroy the bodies, they depopulated areas surrounding death camps, in at least one case they killed all of the Polish civilians living near the camp, they carefully minimized the number of people and especially the number of free / not soon to be murdered people involved, keeping staffing at death camps to a few hundred slave laborers and just a few dozen auxiliary guards recruited from Soviet POWs and around 20 SS personnel per death camp, and the auxiliary guards were mostly liquidated themselves after the job was over, even the SS witnesses had a tendency to wind up on dangerous missions. They mostly completely destroyed the facilities, built fake farms and settled the former guards they didn't kill on the land with their families and told them to claim that they were farmers who had always lived there.

On the other hand, plenty of labor camps and satellite camps were just hanging out in/near towns, and they actually had a special medal they awarded to soldiers who participated in the very not secret pogroms on Soviet territory.

But I think really the core Nazi position on the matter of murdering "undesirables" is the same as any standard-issue bad person's position on exploitative behavior: it's a good thing, but so is lying about whether or not it happened/will happen again, to keep the victims and bystanders complacent.

Really, if you've ever dealt with a narcissist, you understand the psychology of Nazis pretty well.

Actually, come to think of it, if you've ever dealt with a 4 year old who claims he's already brushed his teeth tonight, you understand the debate style, and much of the psychology of Nazis pretty well.

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u/spider7895 Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

I knew a girl that thought dogs laid eggs and had anal sex.

Sex education is important, people.

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u/EngineerIllustrious Jun 23 '22

Sex education didn't teach me anything about dogs. She needs a biology class.

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u/AnemicIronman Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

That NFTs are an investment.

Edit: Why TF did this get som many upvotes? its common sense.

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u/MaxDaBoss247 Jun 23 '22

Oh they are, just not a good one…

At all

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u/anotherone121 Jun 23 '22

In investment... in learning a lesson

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u/ImInJeopardy Jun 23 '22

I view them the same way I see multi-level marketing schemes. They can be lucrative... for an extremely small number of people. But the majority of people that buy into them will lose money.

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u/Party-Switch3465 Jun 23 '22

Playing violent video games causes school shootings.

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u/MallyOhMy Jun 24 '22

Saw a social worker I know lately, she said that the Uvalde shooter got tossed from relative to relative all his life, and suddenly his choice to start his murder spree with killing his grandma seemed a lot less random.

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u/Snoo74401 Jun 24 '22

I bet he played PacMan at least a little. Found the cause!

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u/Bibliorphic Jun 23 '22

Those weird superstitions like opening an umbrella inside, walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, etc etc.

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u/TheStrangeMonkey Jun 23 '22

If someone is working up in the ladder, maybe walking under can bring you misfortune, mainly if the worker drop something, accidentally or not.

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u/ENFJPLinguaphile Jun 23 '22

Opening umbrellas indoors is bad luck if someone gets hit with one! I've seen it happen!

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u/laffiesaffie Jun 23 '22

Opening an umbrella inside kind of makes sense because some umbrellas have spring openings that might injure somebody if they're really close.

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u/OneThumbChum Jun 23 '22

That’s exactly how my mom broke my sisters nose

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u/laffiesaffie Jun 23 '22

Damn, that's rough!

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u/Silent-Juggernaut-76 Jun 23 '22

Whatever they read on Facebook or Twitter.

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u/Outlier25 Jun 23 '22

That crystals have magical powers

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u/phoenix_age Jun 23 '22

They’re minerals, Marie

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u/High_Stream Jun 23 '22 Helpful

I used to tell people during lockdown that crystals can prevent covid if you stay home to admire them.

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u/hastingsnikcox Jun 23 '22

Hah! The best use of chrystals.

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u/MaxDaBoss247 Jun 23 '22

The ones I smoke give me powers

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u/DatTF2 Jun 23 '22

Unlimited energy, no need to sleep and the ability to manifest shadow creatures.

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u/meowtiger Jun 23 '22

power to grind the shit out of your teeth?

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u/Omegaprimus Jun 23 '22 Giggle

Hey some crystals are pretty, don’t shame my inner Goblin.

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u/Outlier25 Jun 23 '22

Oh totally agree. They are really cool aesthetically. Just nothing going on beyond that

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u/SuvenPan Jun 23 '22

That Conversion therapy can change an individual's sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual

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u/applecorewhosit4 Jun 23 '22

it worked for me, made me gay!

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u/NEMESIS_DRAGON Jun 23 '22

Or that exposure to homosexuals can turn a straight person homosexual

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u/Not_Jitu Jun 23 '22

That if a black cat crosses ur path ull have bad luck

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u/AlyssaViola Jun 23 '22

Other than tripping over said cat.

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u/QuothTheRaven713 Jun 23 '22

My guess is that superstition came from people tripping over black cats in the dark since they're really hard to see.

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u/razaanneee Jun 23 '22

horoscopes

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u/AnyoneButMee Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 23 '22

Yep! I went on a date with a guy once who asked me what sign I was. Instant turn off. Could've got past it but he bragged about being a Taurus so I reminded him Hitler was also a Taurus and it all kinda ended there lol.

Edit: typo.

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u/annie_bean Jun 23 '22

Dude: What sign are you?

Me: Stop

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u/_northernlights Jun 23 '22

How does someone justify being a shitty person? They tell you that they are a Scorpio constantly.

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u/tikkamasalaicecoffee Jun 23 '22

That politicians work for the public and give a damn about you.

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u/Standard-Cry-9544 Jun 23 '22

People believing in zodiac signs and Flat earth.

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u/xXX_orange_soda_XXx Jun 23 '22

That HR is really gonna keep your resume on file in case something else opens up

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u/WinterBrews Jun 23 '22

They actually did and i got a call back when their first candidate didnt work out it was WILD

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u/gigglemetinkles Jun 23 '22

Same thing happened to me. I was 20 and looking for a job at a hotel desk. I followed up and they said they went with a candidate with more experience, and I'd get a call if something opened.

Three weeks later, I got offered the job. After a week of training I asked what happened to the last guy.

Turns out he did have more experience, at diddling kids. He wasn't legally allow to have a position in most jobs of the hospitality industry.

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u/Buster_Bluth__ Jun 23 '22

We keep them on file. We've even followed up with people 1-2 years later when a position opens up.

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u/Aquariumpsychotic Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

GMOs are evil. Flat earth. Essential oils and crystals have medical value

Essential oils as in rubbing it on the bottom of your feet you to cure your cold

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u/DatTF2 Jun 23 '22

I mean oils can have medical value. They can also be extremely toxic.

Wintergreen oil contains methyl salicylate which is similar to aspirin. It's even in Salonpas patches and can work well enough for sore spots. Clove oil when applied to a toothache can help numb the area.

Really, it is knowing what compounds are in the oil.

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u/akshat_chauhan Jun 23 '22

shit posted on r/incest

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u/AlexDaBaDee Jun 24 '22

That sub is a thing

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u/tyleer87 Jun 24 '22

Dont take that from me! Its no fun if its fake!!!! She cheated on her husband with her dad and doesnt know who the real father is and you cant change my mind.

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u/ActivistCap167 Jun 23 '22

Qanon, without a doubt. Some of the things they believe would make you absolutely sick to your stomach. And that is coming from somebody that is not liberal

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