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AskReddit is a popular subreddit on Reddit that allows any user to post interesting questions for anyone to answer, often generating funny discussion threads. These are their stories. 

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Toddlers' Most Ridiculous Temper Tantrums

All the parents of this world know that toddlers are ready to stage a completely hysterical meltdown over just about anything. It could be that penny that they discovered in a drawer around the house that they wanted to eat. Or maybe, it's because you told them that they have to wear a shirt. If anything, it's insightful lists like these that could ultimately end up convincing some people that they absolutely don't want to do the whole parenting thing. 

A collection of the most ridiculous temper tantrums that toddlers ever staged. | Representative_Rest2 1d 3 2 Awards wouldn't let her eat penny she found dryer
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Most Ruthless Rejections People Have Endured

Someone on AskReddit got a gnarly thread going about the most ruthless rejections that people have ever endured. Some of these are just plain old heartless. It takes a lot for some folks to put themselves out there, and long as they're respectful, it's on the people being asked out to handle the rejections with just a little bit of grace. 

People describe the most ruthless rejections that they've ever endured. | Geotis 10y asked girl out. She said "yes" and gave her number alled reject hotline. Took while shake one off.
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The World's Most Notable Design Flaws

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about design flaws that make it seem very obvious that the very people that design the products never actually used the products themselves. Many of us have encountered those various products that are advertised as making most everything in life easier, and then they end up being complete adversaries to that promise of an easier life. 

A collection of the world's most notable design flaws. | Moist_Examination811 15h Toasters. Why oh why does top half bread never fit into These designers should go out get themselves loaf bread toaster before they design another one. There doesn't seem be any come different size. Don't even get started on bloody elements- one side will be light beige other side toast will look like 's been toasted smelting factory.
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Ancestry DNA Tests That Unearthed Family Secrets

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the wildest revelations that came to light after various families tried out those Ancestry DNA tests. This certainly isn't the first time that we've encountered some crazy Ancestry DNA drama. We had the one dude who ended up creating chaos in his family after purchasing one of the $99 kits. We also had that other story about a family getting completely blindsided by an emotionally shocking secret from another one of the kits

Ancestry DNA tests that ended up unearthing family secrets. | CatMakes3 5h 8 1 Award My real father and 3 half siblings- ended up being really good discovery.
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Strangest Occurrences People Can't Logically Explain

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the weirdest things that happened to people that people simply can't logically explain. Sometimes you're out and about, going through your day's series of obligations, and then all of a sudden you witness what basically feels like a "glitch in the matrix" moment. This universe is brimming with far more mysteries than we ever really stop to stew over. 

People describe the strangest things that happened to them that escape logic. | That_Weird_Girl_107 7h 1 Award hit patch black ice dark going 60mph down highway. At time drove 1 ton cargo van hit guard rail and flipped. Not only did walk away without scratch car drivable and only 30 min late work.
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Worst Scams That Young And Gullible People Fell For

This life is a wild emotional rollercoaster that chucks curveballs our way on a stubbornly consistent basis. If it seems like things are running along smoothly and you haven't hit a bump in the road for a while, maybe you've finally gained all the wisdom that you can, or life is just taking it easy on you for a hot second. With that being said, many of us have fallen prey to the shadiest and sneakiest of scams when we were young, gullible, and blissfully ignorant. This AskReddit thread pays homage to those unfortunate scams that preyed upon the young souls of the world when they just didn't know any better. 

A collection of the worst scams that people fell for when they were young and gullible. | fist_is_also_a_verb Columbia House CDs could buy 12 CDs 1 penny, then agreed purchase certain number CDs future full price not sure thought they'd call cops or ruin my credit forever, or But bought all my agreed upon CDs at full price. Iread years later could have just not bought single thing because they can't enforce contracts made by minors.
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Moments People Realized Their Jobs Were Toxic

Sometimes during the job interview process you unfortunately overlook the glaring red flags. As a result you can find yourself entrenched in a gig that seems to slowly yet consistently drain your soul. Life is far too short to put up with a toxic workplace environment. There are numerous opportunities out there. Sometimes they're hard to find, but the amount of good it'll do your mental health to remove yourself from a job that's occupied by toxic energy vampires is priceless. 

A collection of moments when people realized their workplaces were toxic. | had job where my girlfriend's Mother my boss, so guess moment realized my workplace toxic my girlfriend cheated on and then my girlfriend's Mom hired guy she cheated on with hindsight, probably more than just workplace toxic
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Silliest Things People Have Wept Over

You just never know what random event in your otherwise smoothly running day might throw you into a puddle of helpless tears. It can end up being the silliest thing that just gets you to dissolve into a fit of hysterical sobbing. But hey, crying's good for you, and those pent up emotions just want to break free. Sometimes you've got to let them out. 

A collection of the silliest things that people have ever cried over. | Lykorin 11h Bad pizza Reply Vote
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Dumbest Things People Have Said With Full Confidence

It's remarkable to witness the ungodly displays of confidence that can end up encircling completely ignorant statements. This particular AskReddit thread pays homage to those very moments. You've likely been out in the wild at one point or another and heard something reminiscent of one of these at one point in your life. From there, it's really up to you as the listener to either intervene or just let the ignorance carry on as it seems to so stubbornly do. 

A collection of the dumbest things that people said with full confidence. | kahrissay 5d 3 1 Award My 6th grade science teacher told class moon bigger than sun because moon covered sun during an eclipse.
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Most Hypocritical Behavior People Witnessed

Someone on AskReddit fired up a thread about the most painfully hypocritical behavior that people ever witnessed. Few things in this life bring one's blood to a boil like witnessing someone do the very thing that they openly condemn everyone else for. It's a gross display of ignorance and pretty much some of the most unbecoming behavior that one can adopt. 

The most hypocritical behavior that people ever witnessed. | StandCroissant 2d 1 Award My girlfriend criticises always being on my phone yet is seemingly unaware much she is on hers.
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Most Obvious Scientific Conclusions People Witnessed

Someone on AskReddit fired up a thread about the biggest "well duh!" scientific conclusions that people have ever witnessed. Sometimes it seems like folks spend all this time and energy on reaching big old scientific conclusions that a whole lot of other people already considered common knowledge. Oh well. At least their scientifically confirmed. 

The most obvious scientific conclusions people ever witnessed. | DoctorSneak• 3h Most sharks attacks happen shallow water close beach. Makes sense as 's where all people are.
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People's Best Body Life Hacks

Our bodies are strange. You never know if you're going to wake up after a night of completely restful sleep and still find something within your body that's just completely out of whack. Or maybe you'll be out navigating your day's responsibilities, cruising along, and suddenly get hit with a wave of gut-wrenching panic that just blinds you with crippling fear. From there it can be nothing short of a life saver to have the necessary body life hack in your back pocket. Life's crazy enough, so you might as well take these along with you for the emotional rollercoaster. 

People's most effective life hacks for their bodies. | WeAllHaveOurMoments 22h 1 Award Splashing cold water on face triggers mammalian dive response, which instantly lowers BPM and blood pressure s not just movie trope panicking character bathroom actually works and is sometimes even utilized emergency rooms
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The Best Bad Ideas People Committed To

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the best plain old bad ideas that people decided to commit to anyways. Humans can be amazingly stubborn creatures that are prone to standing by undeniably bad ideas, just because they don't want to spend any more time and energy on pivoting into a plan that actually might work. The good news in this strange universe of constant unpredictability is that these bad ideas actually ended up shaking out favorably for the people that saw them through. 

A collection of the best bad ideas that people committed to anyways. | ZurEnArrhBatman 19h S 2 Awards high school and had my own job buy things with decided would buy 4L pail ice cream 2L bottle W root beer and make giant root beer float then proceeded eat/drink entire thing over course hockey game did not throw up but definitely did not feel like eating supper night.
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Triumphant Times Liars Got Called Out

Nothing quite gets us going like the blatant liars of the online world that insist on trying to pawn off their bundles of lies on people that they just don't think will call them out on their dishonest antics. So, when we see liars actually getting called out for all the BS, it just makes our hearts grow warm. 

A collection of triumphant times that liars were successfully called out. | purplemonkey55· ly worked at fast food joint had someone call during opening shift while were still prepping everything day. He tells he just there and service terrible and his order wrong asked him exactly he came he said about half an hour ago said Oh 's weird, because don't even open another 45 minutes He just hung up without word.
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Dumbest Things People Have Said In All Seriousness

There's nothing so discouraging and mystifying as someone who is completely off their rocker with pure dumbness, spewing off something that they think the rest of the world should take seriously. This AskReddit thread pays homage to the hopelessly lost souls that said unbelievably stupid stuff without having any idea that everyone else recognized what they were saying as plain old stupid. 

A collection of the dumbest things that people said in all seriousness. | AngryOrca1 There is no proof earth is round Reply
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The Weirdest Things About America

Someone on AskReddit asked for non-Americans to share the weirdest things about America that Americans don't even realize are weird. It's amazing how weird your country's normalized behavior can seem to the rest of the world. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to the weirdest things about America that Americans don't realize are weird | Endless_intermission toilets are full water Australia water is much lower. No wonder complain about splashes on bum.
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