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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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Most Useless Things Students Were Taught In School

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the most useless bits of information that students were taught in school. We've all been there. Just muddling through the academic grind because we have to, and already aware enough to know that so much of the mind numbing information we're being force fed won't actually end up serving a purpose out in the real world. 

An AskReddit thread about the most useless things that students were taught in school | MooPara 6h Math. All highschool math learned pretty much useless and had relearn everything university aware can't really teach some these subjects highschoolers, but then highschool math should teach problem solving and not half-memorising incomplete algorithms. Reply 80
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Surprisingly Unknown Survival Facts People Should Know

Someone on AskReddit got a fun thread going about various survival facts that people should probably know. We've got helpful life hacks like pouring ice water on your forearms if you're about to pass out, or how the star symbol on an elevator indicates which floor is the most direct route to the outside. Hopefully you never have to use any of these, but hey, the more you know, right? 

An AskReddit thread on various survival tips that people should know | Fried_Dace 19h Every part dandelion flower stem root, is edible. Reply 4.0k
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Lazy Workers That Used Shortcuts In Their Jobs

This fun AskReddit thread takes a look at various workers that discovered shortcuts in their various lines of work to accomplish jobs the easiest ways possible. It's remarkable what kinds of paths can be opened up by someone motivated by the burning desire to not have to work too hard. 

Lazy people that accomplished their jobs the easiest ways possible | Downvotesdarksouls 4h 1 Award My brother gave my oldest nephew 10 dollars week if he did all his chores with out needing be told or complaining. One day he gets home early work and sees neighbor kid tossing bag trash. He asks him he is doing and kid says he gets 5 bucks week take care few chores. My nephew outsourced his chores. Reply 1 37.7k
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AskReddit Thread: Buffet Workers' Horror Stories

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the gnarliest things that buffet workers have witnessed. Buffets certainly attract all kinds of monstrous food creations. On top of that, the customers can get real interesting. 

Buffet workers share their horror stories in an AskReddit thread | sixpackshaker• 339d My first job as dishwasher an all can eat fried catfish buffet. People are animals. Especially ones get far more food off buffet than they can eat. Then they take left overs and pile them on plate or tray, cover ketchup and tartar sauce, then pour their iced tea over top all lot people did got at least two plates like night. 6.8k
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Airbnb Hosts' Worst Experiences With Guests

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about Airbnb hosts' worst experiences with guests. Some people really just don't have common sense and/or can't be bothered to be decent human beings. Hopefully these folks got all the negative feedback and blacklisted from ruining future homes. 

Jim Browning calling scammers by their real names | Dudelyllama 12h My mum did this. She had some people out country come stay. They moved furnature around, swapped and moced mattresses, left massive pile dishes kitchen bathroom all buggered, and they must've been cooking and smashing clams or oysters shell and around bbq outside went over help my mum out little after work bit, but 2 day minimum cleanup job she had do. Mum even had bring cleaner lady belp as well. Needless say people who stayed
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People's Favorite Paradoxes

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about people's favorite paradoxes. Nothing like exploring some paradoxes to take one's brain down strange and disorienting rabbit holes. 

People describe their favorite paradoxes in an AskReddit thread | BabyParmesanHead 13h Entry level position requiring 5+ years experience. Reply 1 3.5k
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AskReddit Thread: People That Knew Celebs Before They Were Famous

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about people that met celebs before they had their big breaks. Funny to see how fame can change some people, while others maintain that wholesome authenticity they were known for when growing up. 

People that knew celebs before they were famous share their stories | Patrick_B8man 1d My father is long haul trucker, knew James Cameron his 20s he trucker too. Said guy always insanely smart and would go out and basically take every engine apart and put back together so if needed rig fixing and he around search him out. They stayed friends and actually got visit him LA over Xmas once, now live Europe so don't think they talk much, but he's really smart, and intense, although not expected him b
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AskReddit Thread: Man Secrets Get Divulged

The "man secrets" are finally being revealed. Whether it's something like the fact that many dudes genuinely enjoy the act of hugging, or something more ridiculous like the inescapable blind and primal urge to touch the top of a doorframe, upon entering a room; these male secrets might provide some clarity for folks out there. 

Various man secrets get shared in an AskReddit thread | realbadaccountant 23.0k points· 2 days ago S 2 6 people come crying us, our first inclination is fix problem. Since this is (often) not possible, lead with something along lines Can vent minute Or anything signals us this is just time active listening, rather than problem solving session.
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Most Wholesome Things People Have Seen

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the most impressively wholesome things that people have witnessed. These might temporarily restore your faith in humanity. At the very least, it's enough shining moments of humans being genuinely awesome that the good feels flow. 

People describe the most wholesome things that they've seen | flowercrownrugged 319d 3 1 Award forgot plate waffle making machine at college and went sprinting across dining commons get one because timer about go off and ran straight toward plates and this guy standing there and his immediate gut reaction open his arms and hug have no idea who he and waffle didn't burn. EDIT hugged glorious. 4.3k
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Minor Nuisances Worse Than Wet Socks

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the various minor nuisances that are worse than wet socks. Now, topping the remarkably infuriating occurrence that is dealing with wet socks, is no small feat. But this thread certainly has some suitable rivals. You know, things like trying to fall asleep at night while one of your nostrils insists on whistling, whenever you breathe. Or, getting the sanitary towel stuck to you when you use a public restroom. No fun, no fun at all. 

People describe minor nuisances that drive them insane | Nellie_blythe 18h 1 Award Having an eyelash stuck eyeball Reply 480
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AskReddit Thread: Interview Responses That Did People In

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the various responses from job applicants that ended up being their ultimate undoing. Maybe it's the nerves or a genuine lack of common sense, but these are rough. 

A collection of interview responses that did people in | willywag 18.3k points 14 hours ago edited 5 hours ago There guy who walked into conference room interview him, told have seat and said "let's talk".
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AskReddit Thread: Americans Describe Walmart To Europeans

Anyone who has ever been to Walmart knows that the experience comes filled to the brim with people doing and dressing up in all kinds of absurd things. It's a place like no other. If this thread got you going down the Walmart rabbit hole, check out this list of people from Walmart who left an unforgettable impression.

Americans try to describe Walmart to Europeans. | OPs_other_username 17h So imagine all those small shops specialize different wares and services clothing electronics jewelry guns. Now gather them all one place. Then turn on compactor switch. then crush them, grind them, mangle them and their dreams and then, while they are still breathing their last breath pour giant concrete slab over them Then buy generic forms their products oversea sweatshops and sell Viola s Walmart. Reply 1 1.4k
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Fails People Corrected Before Anyone Noticed

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the fails that people managed to fix before anyone else noticed. On top of that, people describe the kinds of fallout that could've ensued if people weren't able to right their wrongs in time. Many of us have been there, in the middle of a complete mess up; but with a cool head, we can get a grip on the situation and actually manage to repair the mess. 

People describe the fails they fixed before anyone else noticed | LittleRosi 23h Worked an company. Had switch routines data backups because even don't know anymore. Forgot switch them on again. After around 2 years noticed more by coincidence. Felt very warm and sweaty instantly. if data loss had happened would have been end company. And end my career course. Reply 324
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Airport Karen Pitches A Fit For No Reason

Karen decided to show up 30 minutes before her flight, and in the rage-fueled panic that ensued she ended up missing out on her own TSA pre-check. Wonder if she learned her lesson in the value of taking a deep breath, being respectful to those around you, and from there greatly increasing the possibility that other folks will actually want to help you. 

Airport Karen yells at everyone, and doesn't realize she has TSA pre-check. | r/pettyrevenge u/wallywoofdog 73d Join 1 Airport Karen decides show up 30 minutes before flight few years ago my college sports team flying out competition were flying out our own town which has notoriously quick and easy airport experiences those us who know well flying alone 's generally no sweat show up only an hour before, or even less, but this is ALWAYS risk all airports even small ones. Our team 20 people showed
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People's Proudest Heat Of The Moment Comments

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about people's most satisfying heat of the moment comments. Sometimes tempers flare, rational discourse gets tossed out the window, and someone mutters something that was completely unfiltered. Usually, what follows after that is some golden silence, and hopefully everyone just calming down and not escalating things further. 

People describe their proudest heat of the moment comments. | eachfire 3h first day camping at 2016 music festival headed off with 4-gallon jug get water girl who with our group, who l'd never met before, asked if needed help responded No-but l'd sure love some company getting married this fall. Reply 1.8k
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People's Best Wrong Number Moments

Someone on AskReddit got a fun thread going about people's most ridiculous "wrong number" moments. Nothing quite like getting a call or text from some number you've never seen before, and from there, all kinds of silly nonsense can occur. Sometimes people get devious and lead those wrong numbers along too. The temptation is real to do such a thing. 

People describe their best wrong number moments in an AskReddit thread | Overcookedcookie 23h woke up MASSIVE string texts accusing being man cheating with someone's girlfriend or wife woman didn't work at place mentioned They were super apologetic text them back morning on plus side. Reply 1 3.8k
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