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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. 

'A guy wrote "Superman" as his answer on all 10 questions': 30 School assignments students turned in that surprised their teachers

'A guy wrote "Superman" as his answer on all 10 questions': 30 Ridiculous school assignments that students actually turned in

These teachers were baffled by the papers they received from their students. A lot of kids really don't want to go to school. They don't want to wake up at the crack of dawn, don't want to sit still in class all day, and they certainly aren't keen to work on homework. Luckily, there are plenty of brilliant teachers who can motivate their students to want to be there. Some teachers try to make their lessons modern by implementing movies, while others can make any lesson interesting with their ex…
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'You're so lucky you don't care what people think about you': 20+ backhanded compliments that left people shook

'You're so lucky you don't care what people think about you': 20+ backhanded compliments that left people shook

In life, you're bound to get compliments and critiques, but every so often you receive a comment that is a frustrating mix of both. Usually, when this kind of thing happens to me, I am too shocked to do anything productive about it. My brain is still processing what was just said, so no part of me has the mental capacity to fabricate a witty comeback. By the time I have come up with something to say in return, the conversation has been over for a long time. At that point, I am probably in the s…
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‘There were dolls staring at us from the window’: Realtors share the most bizarre reasons why potential buyers decided not to buy a house

‘There were dolls staring at us from the window’: Realtors share the most bizarre reasons why potential buyers decided not to buy a house

If you are ever so fortunate to be in a position where you are able to buy a house, the house you buy must be perfect for you, or at least has to have the potential of becoming perfect. You spent so much hard-earned money on this property, you want to look at it with pride, not disappointment. That is why it is unsurprising to learn that many buyers back out of buying a house even for the smallest of reasons. That being said, there are many other times when the reasons are downright ridiculous,…
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'My friend has a hedgehog named Quilliam Shakespeare': 40+ Creative pet names

'My friend has a hedgehog named Quilliam Shakespeare': 40+ Hilarious pet names

You can literally just name your pet anything, no one will stop you. You can't go naming your human baby “ Cool Ranch Dorito, ” but there are plenty of kittens out there who would love that name. That's part of the beauty of naming your pet: they have no idea what their name means. They probably respond to the inflection of your voice when you talk to them more so than responding to their actual name. Giving your pet a quirky name is a great conversation starter, especially for all the times yo…
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'Why don't you just live off of your savings?': 20 out-of-touch comments from bosses, parents, and Karens

'Why don't you just live off of your savings?': 20 out-of-touch comments from bosses, parents, and Karens

One of the common threads that unite the horrible bosses, entitled parents, and over-the-top Karens of the world is the wildly out-of-touch remark they are wont to make on a daily basis. Nine times out of ten, these comments have something to do with privilege and/or money because of course they do. It's remarkable how people with all the opportunities at their fingertips can forget what it's like to not have those opportunities. Surely, not all of these individuals have had that level of wealt…
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‘[We went] to the museum of work’: 15+ Bizarre School Field Trip Fails

‘[We went] to the museum of work’: 15+ Bizarre School Field Trip Fails

Field trips almost never go as planned. There is always some unexpected mishap, be it big or small, that gets in the way of the event and often makes our teachers extremely annoyed. Sometimes, it's their fault too. I mean, who in their right minds would think a group of 12-year-olds would enjoy a trip to the museum of work to learn about the joys of the eight hour work day? And who in their right minds would think that a camping trip in November in frigid Canada would be a good idea? As someone…
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'Bird dogs are not half bird': 20+ Perplexed people who had no idea they were wrong

'Bird dogs are not half bird': 20+ Perplexed people who had no idea they were wrong

Have you ever met someone who is blissfully unaware of seemingly everything around them? They're the type of person who floats through life with an empty head, and is often surprised when you correct them about common facts . We have a lot of love for our dumb friends, although we may have less tolerance for dimwitted coworkers. When your friend says or does something silly, it becomes an inside joke. But when a coworker acts brainless, you start wondering if they make more money than you, or i…
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'Chili dog [but] sub chicken noodle soup for chili': 20+ servers share the strangest things customers have ordered

'Chili dog [but] sub chicken noodle soup for chili': 20+ servers share the strangest orders from difficult customers

Some customers are so particular with their orders one has to wonder why they went to a restaurant in the first place. If you're going to be that difficult, it will be a much better use of everyone's time if you stay home and make your own food. Part of going to a restaurant means choosing from the options that have been presented to you (they call it a menu). It's one thing if you have an allergy or would like to make an easy adjustment to an order. However, it's quite another thing to request…
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‘This is your last warning…’: Guest gets kicked out of hotel at 1am following 'towel dispute'

‘This is your last warning…’: Guest gets kicked out of hotel at 1am following 'towel dispute'

While working as a customer care representative is never fun, dealing with vacationers who think they deserve it all is an absolute nightmare. The story below is an account of a frustrated front desk clerk. The original poster (OP) dives right into the narrative without wasting any time setting the scene. It all began at around one in the morning when a haughty visitor made his way to the hotel reception to grab a towel for ‘his’ wife. He started screaming about the reportedly subpar customer s…
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20 Interview Flops Where Hiring Managers Figured Out Candidates Were Lying: 'They literally started crying when we brought out a laptop for the skills test'

20 Interview Flops Where Hiring Managers Figured Out Candidates Were Lying: 'They literally started crying when we brought out a laptop for the skills test'

Sometimes, embellishing a resume can come back to haunt you forever. Obviously, honesty is the best policy, but it can be tempting to over-exaggerate in such a competitive job market. It can be hard to stand out. Sometimes, it's even accidental. Perhaps the way you phrased something on your resume gave the hiring recruiter the wrong impression of your skillset. Look, we know that scenario is likely quite rare, but we often side with job candidates here at FAIL Blog. This time, however, we're go…
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'Wait, cheese doesn’t come from trees?': 20+ Unintentionally hilarious moments

Although these people weren't trying to be funny , they gave everyone around them the giggles. Every friend group has that one person who cracks everyone up with their lack of common sense or knowledge. We all have a few gaps in our knowledge, but some people just make you wonder how they ever got to be this old without knowing basic information. One person wrote that they knew someone who was upset about daylight savings time. Not because she was getting less sleep or had her schedule disrupte…
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'I'm always right': 20+ People who are loudly and proudly incorrect

Say it loud and proud. These people are fine with sharing their thoughts and feelings at top volume. When people state something with confidence, we have a tendency to assume they're correct. We think to ourselves, “Surely this dude wouldn't be loudly telling everyone in a 20-foot radius about his plan if he wasn't correct.” But it turns out that these people are wrong kind of a lot. Then, people who are actually knowledgeable stay quiet on the subject. They don't want to be loudly wrong, so th…
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'Most opinions can be kept to yourself': 20+ unwritten rules about adulting

'Most opinions can be kept to yourself': 20+ unwritten rules about adulting

It's no secret that adulting constantly presents itself with unforeseen challenges. You sometimes wish you spent less energy in school on trigonometry and more energy on financial literacy, taxes, and how to secure work in a competitive job market. Of course, education on how to be a productive adult seems to be the one useful piece of material that is forever absent from our curricula. It's as if some mega-adult out there wants us all to fail. Sure, figuring things out as they go is one way of…
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'I texted my mom… Siri read it out loud': 30+ Awkward texts sent to the wrong person

'I texted my mom… Siri read it out loud': 30+ Awkward texts sent to the wrong person

‘I texted my mom… Siri read it out loud’
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25+ Red Flags in a Job Interview That Scream 'Do Not Work Here'

A job interview is a great chance to gauge the work environment of your new potential workplace, and many people forget this. You may feel that during the interview, you have to put on a performance showcasing yourself in the best possible light in order to secure the job. When in reality, you should be interviewing the company as well. You want to make sure that you can thrive in the work environment, not just get the job. With that said, it's a lot easier said than done.
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‘There is always so much drama going on at any given moment’: 15+ cringeworthy industry secrets, according to current and former employees

‘There is always so much drama going on at any given moment’: 15+ cringeworthy industry secrets, according to current and former employees

Working in any industry for some time can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you come to understand the ins and outs of said industry. On the other hand, sometimes understanding the ins and outs of an industry is not all it's cracked up to be. Because then you have to live with that knowledge for the rest of your existence and that could certainly change the way you go about your business. For instance, when I learned what goes into managing a box office for an entertainment venue, I g…
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