Adults Share Outrageous Things That Happened In School That Could Never Happen Today.


This article is based on the AskReddit question "What is something you remember happening in school that could NEVER happen today?"

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25. Thank God it wasn't a real brick

My psych teacher had a foam brick on his desk and he would throw it at people that were talking or not paying attention while he was taking.


24. No more detention!

High school 1980-85, we routinely carried knives and brought guns to school in our cars. Opening day of pheasant season which started at noon, a friend and I attended class until lunch bell then skipped out the rest of the day to go hunting. As we are doing a little road hunting we come upon a pickup and hear a ton of shooting from this creek. We decide to stop and talk with the other hunters and see if they got any birds. 10 minutes later, 2 obviously drunk as hell guys come stumbling out of the creek bottom. It was the principal and school superintendent, principal says "We didn't see you, you didn't see us. Normally, you have to serve after school detention for skipping classes, the 2 of us never got detention for the rest of that year.


23. Assassin games are all on consoles now

We had a game called 'assassin', wherein you drew the name of another player out of a hat. It was your mission to 'assassinate' that player using a toy suction cup dart gun. Once you 'killed' your target, you took that person's assigned target and went after them. Winner was the last player alive. The only restriction was that you couldn't shoot someone during class.


22. Welcoming them in theater the fun way

We had a game called "The Box Game. It was used as an initiation/hazing ceremony to the freshman boys who wanted to do theater. Basically, we would tell all the freshman boys that all the seniors got together and pitched in to get a bunch of gift cards to places like Starbucks, Chipotle, etc, and all of these cards were hidden in a box somewhere in the auditorium.

The catch is, you can only search for the box if you're only in your underwear. So here we have 15+ 14 year old boys running around our auditorium during school hours in nothing but their briefs. We also dont tell them that all the theater girls are waiting to cheer them on in the auditorium.

After 5 or so minutes of running around and screaming, we announce that someone has found the box and everyone has to go outside to find who it is. We get them all outside to reveal there is no box, and they've been completely duped into running around in their briefs. Good times.


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21. Oh, how times have changed

I got my bra snapped in middle school. Boy behind me pulled it back and unhooked it so that when it hit my back, it was undone. Impressive move, really, for a 12 year old to unhook a bra one handed. Nowadays that would be sexual assault etc, but back then it was just dumb flirting that boys would do to girls they liked.


20. No hostages. Ice cream for everyone!

On the last day of school in Grade 9 - last day of junior high - my friends and I took our principal 'hostage' with water bombs and squirt guns. We tied him to an office chair with an electrical cord and wheeled him up and down the halls. We called the school board and demanded ransom of ice cream sandwiches. After two hours of this, they gave in and we got our sandwiches. We released the principal - I think he got an ice cream, too. It was all in good fun. We were the 'good kids', and everyone including the principal was laughing along with us. But this was 1985. I seriously doubt this would go over so well in 2016.


19. When that student talks too much in class

In 1st grade I got in trouble for talking too much. At one point, my teacher threatened to sew my lips shut and even had me come up to her desk where she pulled out a little sewing kit and made me pick what color thread I wanted her to use. I'm 41 years old and that is one of a very few things I remember from grade school.


18. iPads are the new educational tool

Every Friday in third grade, as a part of our social studies class, we played SimTown, which was created in 1995. We played it on these really old computers and called it Town Time. The goal was to learn about all the different elements involved with successfully running a local government and how one thing (like clean running water) could have a major impact on many other aspects of people's lives. To the extent that it's one of the few parts of elementary school I actually remember, I think it was an incredibly effective educational tool.

I don't think the Sims would be accepted as a form of education in this day and age, and I certainly don't think anyone still plays SimTown.


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17. No knives allowed in school is usually for the best

I once brought a 5 inch folding knife to school by accident (Parents have a farm. I was cutting twine off of hay bails to feed cattle before school.) I noticed I still had it as I sat down in class and all I had to do was let them hold onto it until the end of the day. Not a big deal and I didn't get in any trouble.


16. Say no to smoking, kids

Browsing the internet with no filter. No websites were blocked, not even porn sites.

And if you had a car, you could leave on your own free will during lunch. All you had to do was check out; they'd know if you didn't check back in. No one really worried about it.

Also, my parents had a smoking lounge at their school. It seems like school is often portrayed as more strict in the 60s-70s, but kids actually had a lot more liberties back then.


15. Why even fight? resolve it

Fights that were just broken up by teachers and punishments like detention for fighting. I remember getting into it with a fellow 7th grader during lunch. This was about 1987-88. We both spent half the day in-school suspension and it was over. Today that's call for felony charges.

The other kid and I never were good friends but we were cool after the fight.


14. The hidden shooting range

My father went to the same high school I did. One day I was helping a teacher bring up supplies from the basement and noticed there were really long alleyways in the basement. (teacher had no idea what they were). My father told me it was the old rifle range. They had clubs where you could bring in your rifle and practice shooting during your free period or after school with the Principal.


13. Isn't that dangerous?

My senior project involved doing a controlled burn of a field in the back of the school. I can't imagine any administration in 2016 saying to a group of 17-18 year olds "Ok, you kids go out and burn a couple acres on Saturday, and if you don't burn down the school, we'll give you an A.


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12. Kids being kids

2 kids get in a fight. Teacher breaks it up and smacks them both on the back of the head. They get lunch detention and that's it.

Just two kids being kids.


11. The Soviet days

I grew up in soviet union, went to school between 1981 and 1991. We had a class called early military training. Girls and boys had different teachers and different class. Girls were being taught basic first aid and some civil defense. Boys were taught basic marching techniques, firearm safety and maintenance etc. We had two real, functional AK-47s in school that we used to learn how to take them apart and put together again and how they worked. Locked in a simple wooden cabinet.


10. Creativity at its finest

I used to be able to make a movie in lieu of an essay all the time and would usually ace every assignment. Back then the whole movie making process seemed so foreign and complicated to teachers that it would never fail to impress. Now everyone has a camera on their phones and I imagine making an assignment into a film is much less likely to blow teachers away like it used to.

Fun fact: I direct movies for a living now.


9. You wont get in trouble

In high school World History class, we had a guy who was really annoying. He annoyed everyone all year, the teacher included, and wouldn't shut up. During the last week of class, he was in rare form, and the teacher called me out into the hall with him.

He said, "I need to go down to the teacher's lounge to make some copies. I'll be gone about 10 minutes. Whatever happens while I'm gone, you won't get in trouble for." Then he walked off down the hall.

We happened to have some water balloons in our possession that day, and after the annoying guy got soaked, he toned it down for the rest of the week/year. He actually even said, "Well, I guess I had that coming."

Teacher came back a few minutes later with copies and a fresh cup of coffee and picked up his lecture with no comment about the water on the floor or the sodden student.


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8. Isn't that against the law?

Teacher asks for a knife to open a package. No one moves.

Teacher then states, "Look, I don't care. I know at least half of you have a pocket knife. You won't get in trouble."

Almost the entire class offers a pocket knife.


7. Dont look! hes naked!

When I was 16, nearly 17, my A-level art class all went to a life drawing class at a local arts center.

8 of us went and drew a live, naked human being for a couple of hours.

It was an excellent learning experience. All of us were worried about giggling when we set out for a session but actually once the shock of being in the presence of a naked person wore off we all just got on with it and made the most of the opportunity. that was in 2000.

I cannot imagine the kids that, at that point, were toddling around their parents living rooms being given the same opportunity now. It's such a shame - as if a naked human will somehow 'damage innocent minds'. As if those kids aren't in possession of bodies themselves.


6. Shark Attack Vs. Dodge ball

There was a P.E. Game called Shark Attack.

We had a huge colorful parachute. There were 3 teams, Sharks, Lifeguards, and then the people with their legs in the parachute (Idr what they were called.)

Anyways, the parachute was like an ocean in the game. The Sharks were under the parachute the whole time, and they had to grab the people's legs and drag them in.

If you were being dragged in, you'd call "LIFEGUARD!!!" so that a lifeguard would come and pull you out.

It was honestly the best part of elementary school.


5. It was all about Bill Nye, the Science Guy, though!

- Having Lay's potato chips, Pringles and ice cream as snacks in the cafeteria. The snacks nowadays are very bland.

- Having famous people visit our school. We had the cast of Nickelodeon's UPick Live visit our school once!

- Watching movies on VHS tapes, especially old shows and TV specials recorded off TV. Since I was born in 1998, this is how I knew about very old things from the past decade or so. For example, remember those PTV Park bumpers on PBS Kids? I do, since those promos would always play before our class' weekly viewing of Reading Rainbow.


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4. As a form of punishment?

This was just our school. In my elementary school, the game most kids played at recess was "Bump" (some people call it Knockout, Lightening, etc).

One of the 5th grade teachers was in pretty good shape and would play with us. His rule was that if you got him out, he'd bring you a popsicle. But if he got you out? He'd then pull out a marker and draw a massive L on your forehead for "loser." My parents thought it was hilarious, and so did I.


3. Making explosives

Early 90s: I told my high school chemistry teacher I wanted to try out a recipe for making potassium tri-iodide, a contact explosive (like, the dried chemicals explode on touch). She loaned me a key to the supply closet, told me to clean up after myself and to please take the chemicals outside before they dried, and left.

The bang was wildly disappointing.


2. The highchairs

In kindergarten our classroom had two old-fashioned wooden highchairs (like for feeding babies). Anyone who misbehaved was sent to the back of the room to sit in the "baby seat" for a while as punishment, while the rest of us would laugh at the "baby." That was the sole purpose of these highchairs. I'm ashamed at how we laughed at those sent to sit in them, but in our defence we were 5 years old and being encouraged to do so by our teacher.


1. No fighting!

My dad graduated high school in 1980. He was smoking outside and a guy started picking on him. The gym teacher was out there smoking and saw it all. So the gym teacher told my dad to come over to his house after school and for a week or so after school and actually taught him how to throw a good punch and block/weave hits. The next time the guy picked on my old pops, he beat him up. They both got sent to the office and the gym teacher (who was outside smoking as well) told the principal that the bully was picking on my dad and swung at him, said that pops was just defending himself. My dad literally beat this kid. There is no way that would ever happen nowadays, and that's probably for the better.



Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like


My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308


My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango


I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina


With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3



I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold


Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.

I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-


Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.

An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451


Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence


How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster


My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"



It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?


I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)

The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.


Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.

I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.


Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.


Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.



Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.




3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.


Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.


Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.


Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.



My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.



How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).

How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.


Dogs and Chocolate


I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.


Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.


Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.


Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.


Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.


Stars In Their Multitude


I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.



My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.


Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.


Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...


Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.