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Dumb Things People Did to their Own Cars

Here are stories, mostly from mechanics, who had to witness the aftermath of people's horrible automobile decisions. Some out of negligence, some from people who wanted their car to look cool and put form over function, and others who were just plain stupid. People are pretty ignorant about their own automobiles. Here are tumblr users getting schooled on physics and car safety, and here are people who parked like jerks.

Mechanics share dumb things people did to their own cars.
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Quora User Explains Why Cutting a Tomato Won't Cause an Explosion

We feel dumb admitting this, but we've definitely had this question too. Turns out there's a few reasons people don't frequently die in nuclear explosions every time someone tries to prepare a salad. For another interesting thing regarding the physics of nuclear explosions, here's the time tumblr uncovered the legend of the fastest manhole cover ever.

Quora user get answer to question of if cutting a tomato could split an atom.
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Stupid Ways People Tried to Solve Escape Rooms

People are really bad at escaping from escape rooms. They'll totally miss obvious clues, disregard warnings to not break things, and even bring in their own tools to escape more effectively. One wonders why you'd deliberately sabotage your own experience you've paid money to have, but sometimes you just have to let people do dumb things.

Stupid ways people tried to get out of escape rooms.
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Obvious Things People Realized Way Too Late

There's so many references, basic information, and shorthand floating around in general discourse that if you miss one thing, or hear something wrong one time, you're bound to make a stupid mistake for years and years. Plus, people think it's pretty funny if you consistently use a word wrong and are inclined to not tell you. There's a lot of basic information out there that ashamed people realize way too late.

People tell stories of basic information they realized way too late in life.
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Dumb Design Fails Made by People Who Had One Job

Not everyone can be great at their job. We're not exactly sure why that's the case, but it just seems to happen. People design things that look stupidand don't work all the time, and they never seem to stop filling the world with design fails that don't quite cut it. It's pretty cool. For more of these

Stupid design fails made by people who had one job.
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Strange, Inappropriate and WTF Gifts People Got

Some people just aren't good at buying gifts. Some people are well intentioned but uninformed, like your grandma who thinks you're still into Beyblades. Some are just lazy, like your uncle who just cleared out his glove compartment into a shoe box and called it a day. These ones are weird, but sometimes people get gifts that are just insulting.

Stories of strange, inappropriate and WTF gifts
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Customer Lies to Get a Free Washer, Doesn't Get Her Way

In what world does someone think that if they complain about their new washer being broken that they'll get a second one and just get to have two washers? Seriously. Customers can be a handful but sometimes people get through to them with an honest approach. For when you can't, here are some customer service memes to help laugh away the pain.

Reddit story of a customer who tries to lie to a business and keep two washing machines.
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Spelling Fails That Made Us Question Public Schools

The world is full of dumb spelling fails and at this point it doesn't seem like there's much to do about them other than laugh it off. You can't make adults go back to elementary school, and honestly who'd want them to when we get so many unintentional nonsensical humorous utterances out of it.

stupid spelling fails and mistakes.
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Regretful People Share their Dumbest Purchases

There are a crap ton of things to buy out there, but very few of them are actually worth buying. Here are some people who regret their purchases because the product was deceptive or horrible, or they didn't realize the implications of their purchase, or they just wanted it so bad for no explainable reason. Sometimes purchases will lead to massive regret.

People's stories of their dumbest purchases
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Stuff That Got Magnet-ed into MRI Machines

Magnets, how do they work? All the time, and very powerfully. Here are some very expensive mistakes that resulted in people and things getting magnet-ed all up in there. For some more misfortune, failures, mistakes and messes, here are unfortunate moments of failure and chaos.

People and objects that got sucked into MRI machines.
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Outlandish Lies that Kids Told Other Kids

What can we say? Kids are dumb. Growing up, everyone had that kid at school who tried to get away with as much BS as possible. Sometimes a kid tried to convince everyone else he had a pet dinosaur, or that his dad was a secret agent. And since we were all kids and no one knew better, sometimes we'd go on believing these idiotic lies for days before that same kid's dad picked him up from school in his catering truck. Lying to kids seems to be a big part of the human experience, hence these adults who are still salty about the unjust lies they were told as kids. Some people are just dumb and try lying to their healthcare professionals. And some people still try to lie online just for fake internet points.

Tweets of outrageous lies kids told each other.
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Power-tripping Manager Gets Most of Her Store Fired, Then Herself

Incompetent power-tripping managers can get themselves into some really stupid situations, like this boss who demanded a special contractor be on call 24/7 and ended up with a $10K invoice. In lucky situations, incompetent managers get called on their BS and have to actually deal with the ramifications of their actions, rather than pushing the burden onto their employees.

Dumb manager gets a bunch of employees fired.
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Karen Ignores Emails For Years, Attempts Lawsuit, Bankrupts Herself

Karen learned a harsh lesson in the importance of reading those email updates; especially when they concern your job description. It sounds like she attempted a lawsuit, and it backfired in the worst way. Like bankruptcy kind of backfire. Yikes. 

Karen ignores her job update emails for years, attempts a lawsuit, ends up bankrupting herself in legal fees.
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Dumb Design Failures That Don't Quite Cut It

Stuff lie this makes us think we'd be pretty good at designing signs and clothes. Maybe it's harder to do well without ending up with stupid design failure? The fact remains, the world is completely filled up with really not good signs and designs, and it seems like a whole lotta people out there aren't doing their job.

Design fails, stupid construction mistakes and funny accidental signs.
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You think resetting a lightbulb (which you would need to do for some reason) is gonna be a simple process, but it just keeps going. How did they put this together without laughing out loud?

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Entitled Folks Who Need to Leave and Take Their Attitudes with Them

Most people have a decent idea of how to talk to a stranger and not waste their time. Especially when it comes to something like selling a piano, it helps to know what you're getting into. Sometimes people lose sight of that and make insane demands and insult the person trying to deal with them. Customers, random strangers, and even potential employers try to get away with crazy levels of entitlement. This can result in extremely frustrating instances of entitled people with their nonsense who need to get outta here. Crazy demands can extend to every level of society, like this entitled college slacker who demanded a classmate's notes and got denied.

Choosing beggars, insane rude cheapskates and annoying entitled people.
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