30 Times People Overheard Things So Dumb, They Just Had To Share Them With The World

Published 3 years ago

None of us are safe from an occasional brain fart. And while most of the time we just laugh about it and quickly forget it, on rare occasions we manage to overhear something so unfathomably dumb, it sticks with us for a lifetime.

A little while ago, Reddit user Vinyl_BunBuns asked people to share some of the dumbest things they’ve heard someone say, and received a handful on answers that will blow you away with their ridiculousness. Check out a collection of silly sentences that should have probably never been said out loud below!

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Work at a hotel. Guest asked why there was no fourth of July parade or any fireworks in town. We were in Australia.


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When I was like 13 I told my friend that there was such a thing as a Liger. They had successfully mated a lion and a tiger. His response “you idiot, tigers ARE female lions”


We took the argument to his mother to settle it. She took his side


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A girl in my class asked why do farms exist if she gets her food from the supermarket.The teacher had such a disappointed face and everyone looked at her and wondered how did she pass the all the way through the 8th grade


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A few years ago leading up to the great American eclipse a coworker overheard us discussing it and said “Y’all don’t actually believe in that [stuff] do you?” I figured he misunderstood whatever we were talking about and thought we were talking about mysticism or something regarding the eclipse but no he followed up with “Don’t you know if the moon went into the sun it would melt, that’s why the eclipse can’t be real.”

I genuinely felt like humanity should probably start over from scratch after that.


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some girl once told me that it was impossible for me to be vietnamese bc vietnam was a war and not a country. this happened while in college smh


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“It’s been proven that if you dream about falling and hit the ground in your dream you will die in your sleep.”

Yeah? If someone dies in their sleep, how do you know what they were dreaming?


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My sister panicked whilst on a plane and asked if she could open a window as she was feeling really hot – the guy in the seats across from her lost it, it made his day


“Wait is it just me or do meteors always land in craters” said the smartest guy in my class

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22-year-old girlfriend, after having walked under some street lamps: “I just discovered that we have 2 shadows. I think the other one is only visible at night.”

I explained what shadows are and how they’re dependent on the light source. There was visible brain processing strain on her face.


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I worked retail as a summer job about 17 years ago. I was putting out coffee cups with a coworker.

“Why don’t they make left handed coffee cups?”

I quietly turned one of the mugs 180 degrees without saying anything.

Last I heard she was the assistant manager of that department.


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My friend once told me he wasn’t too concerned about using birth control because everyone knows the girl can only get pregnant if they both come at the same time. His gf was pregnant 3 months later.


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A customer came in today and apparently had a an excuse for not wearing a mask. We offered curbside pickup for their safety and the safety of others. They let us know that they work at a covid clinic, so they had “literally 0% chance of contracting it”.


I remarked that it’s odd that we associate rabbits with EGGS for Easter. I jokingly said we should make it an Easter platypus because unlike rabbits they lay eggs.

Then someone overheard this and said “wait… no, rabbits DO lay eggs.”

This turned into a two minute argument over whether or not rabbits lay eggs. And then when she finally accepted that she was wrong, she was so irritated that she asked all of her coworkers if they thought the same as her.

To the best of my knowledge she’s the only one.

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Co-worker at my last job during lunch:

Him: “The moon landings obviously didn’t happen”

Me: “Thats awkward I was bouncing lasers off the mirrors we left there at Uni.” (Physics Graduate)

Him after pausing: “Theres loads of ways they could have got there, aliens could have plonked them down”

Man literally believes in aliens but not the moon landings and is a manager at a large company


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It’s not cheating if you don’t love the person


Someone once said.

“But I don’t want to put the bag of aquatic snails inside the fish tank, they might drown!”

That someone was me.

Past me is dumb.

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That chickens have no brains. Not that they are stupid. That a chicken literally does not have a brain.


The spork is “the devil’s utensil” because it is the amalgamation of the masculine fork and the feminine spoon and is trying to blur gender lines in society.

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someone tried to convince me that snakes don’t have bones. I showed him some pictures of snake skeletons and he said “yeah they have ribs, not bones”


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‘Can’t we just exterminate all bacteria and viruses so we can’t get sick anymore?’

Literally heard someone say this in Microbiology class. MICROBIOLOGY CLASS!


That you can’t walk to the front of a plane because its moving faster than you can walk. This was a teacher

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Is the forth of July on the 14th or 15th?

My ex boyfriend asked me that. He has no excuse, he’s from California.


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“China is it’s own continent because the people who live there are called ‘Chinese’.” “… Uh… and we are Oklahomans. Did I miss the memo where we became a continent?”


watching star wars in high school with some girl says, ” when did this happen?” I said it was made in the 70s , confused on what she meant. she said ” no, the space war, when did we have a space war?” me n my buddy almost died

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Friend shared that he thought women were like chickens, one day a month we would sit on a toilet all day and lay an egg


“Masks are for pussies” my moms friend three weeks ago who is now in intensive care.

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“Masks are dangerous because we shouldn’t be breathing in our own carbon monoxide.”


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In 8th grade this girl, dead serious, asked, “how did people breathe before there was electricity?”


Oh I have one! I told my friend that I thought she may be an alcoholic and she should get some help. So she goes to a counselor. She was so proud to come and tell me that she wasn’t an alcoholic, she had a substantial abuse disorder.

The substance? Alcohol

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Yall really gonna make me remember the time my coworker thought willy Wonka was a real person and wondered how much money he was making on Nerds and Gobstoppers

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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