Amazing Things That Were Totally Ruined By Modern Technology.

Technology has made a lot of aspects of life much, much better. But are there some really cool things we lose with all this advancement?

Here are a few amazing things we don't have anymore thanks to technology.

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Many thanks to all the Redditors who responded. Check out more answers from the source at the end of this article!


1. Hanging out with friends and going wherever you wanted. Sneaking into abandoned buildings to explore, walking the streets late at night. That all sounds very suspicious, but I hope you get what I mean.

With all the surveillance today it's practically impossible to do anything without being monitored, and we have become so adjusted to that knowledge that we don't seem to remember the fun of doing ANYTHING YOU WANTED and nobody would know or care. Now if I want to go out at night and walk drunkenly with my friends down a street there are bound to be 20 cameras watching me, and GPS monitoring my phone etc. Who knows what else.

I am not saying I do anything illegal here, but I personally HATE the feeling of how monitored my life is.

TheWhiteOwl23

2. The freedom to mess up unnoticed.

I've learned this consequence of modern technology the hard way. I've done a lot of messing up in my life, especially when it came to making friends. On multiple occasions, I've had drunken blunders recorded and held over my head as leverage, once in a social context and another time in a professional one.

I hope you pick your friends wisely because it is now incredibly easy for bullies to mess with your life. All it takes, though, is one person to decide to try and ruin you, and when that happens, even the best of friends won't be able to do much to help you. Not trying to be a huge downer or say that people should be paralyzed in fear all the time. Just wanted to share a bit about my perspective and maybe get people to think twice about the way they're representing other people on social media.

BakedSocks

3. Four player, split-screen video games. I love playing online but it just isn't as good as having all your mates over and playing on the same screen.

tiger9910


4. The ability to be completely unreachable for hours and hours each day and not have people lose their minds. I'd jump on my bike on a Saturday and go out with my friends and my parents would have no way to locate or contact me.

lmnjello

5. Those signs at train stations/airports that made the clicky sound. Those that were used before they used screens.

Those were beautiful.

DetArMax

6. Making a fool of yourself and not seeing it all over social media the next day while hungover trying to locate your pants and dignity.

Your_Cocktail_Is


7. Old school telephones. Slamming the handset down on the heavy cubed base when you were mad.

Shockeye0

8. Letter writing to girls you met in summer camp.

tbarb00

9. Being able to memorize phone numbers like a rolodex.

Littobubbo


10. Friends showing up randomly at your house to see if you wanna hang out.

kahvipapu

11. Finding a porno mag in the bushes.

Mr5wift

12. The 80's arcade in America.

jdunk2145

13. Taking pictures of your butt on cameras people left unattended - always funny when they got the film developed a couple of weeks later.

tubbytucker

14. This will sound weird, but Urban Legends. All those scary stories that kids and teens told each other... there was no easy way to check on it. The world felt a little more exciting and dangerous. More magical. Now you just go on Snopes and you don't have that hours long conversation at your sleepover, debating whether or not it's even possible to die from Coke and Pop Rocks.

I mean don't get me more I love having my questions answered, and I love the age of information. But sometimes it was so special when we didn't have access to so many answers. It was fun to try to work it out for ourselves.

Mrs_Peanutbutter

15. Getting your photos back after developing. I've bought my kids cheap point and shoot film cameras and they love getting their photos back from the shop.

matthewsore

16. Seeking out information. My uncle used to listen to long-wave radio broadcast from Eastern Europe during the Cold War and would write to these stations asking about life in these countries. He has an amazing collection of pins and english-language propaganda and signed letters from higher-ups in state run radio stations from communist countries.

Now we just google everything. 1000% more efficient, 10,000% less interesting.

JOD9305


17. Getting a fat, glossy monthly magazine related to your interests.

I have fond memories of the excitement of seeing the latest issue of Your Sinclair, easily the greatest video games mag that ever existed.

brsmith77

18. Concerts, put your phone away and enjoy the show.

RockingReece

19. Blockbuster. It was never about the movie, it was the whole experience. I remember getting bummed out when the New Releases section was out of stock with what I wanted, but then you get to strolling along the aisles; action, drama, comedy, taking it all in. Holding each case in your hand, reading the description, knowing you got one choice so it better be good. I miss it, I miss a whole lot of things. Though I do like the convenience of being a weekend hermit every now and then, entire libraries at my fingertips and I don't even gotta put pants on. It's a beautiful thing.

Awkward_Arab

20. Swords. No battles are solved via swords anymore. It's all strategical gun fire and bombing. Just duel the people!

BackFootFighter

21. The night sky. Before cities and towns were lit up 24/7 you could see an earthporn quality sky from anywhere. Now you can only see a sky like that if you drive hours away from a city.

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22. Wrapping telephone cord around your finger/fingers/palm/hands when you call a girl you like.

Srovex


23. Being unreachable...and that being an accepted part of life.

Used to be a time when you could just say "I missed your call because I wasn't home." and everybody accepted that as solid fact.

Now, people know you are just ignoring their calls or texts.

Val_Hallen

24. Night tag. I was the youngest of four and we grew up in a neighbourhood brimming with kids. On weekends we would play street hockey all day, go in to eat dinner, and then come back out and play night tag until dark, maybe 11PM. There would usually be around twenty of us playing and we could run through or hide in any yard on the street, even people who had no kids were cool with it and would laugh when they'd see us hiding in the backyard and then hear the shriek when we were caught. Sometimes we'd even jump in pools fully clothed to hide. Everyone knew everyone and it wasn't complicated. At the end of the night we'd all sit sweaty on someone's driveway, laughing and making fun of each other, sometimes my eldest sister would bring out her guitar. Things felt a lot more human then.

Izitso

25. People being on time, a.k.a. nobody had the means to send you a last-minute text that they'll be late so they always made a strong effort to show up on time or even early.

i_see_the_pink


26. Book stores and CD stores. Don't get me wrong, I love being able to get whatever I want whenever I want it, but I also like hanging out and browsing aimlessly.

make_reddit_great

27. Reading the newspaper and seeing only fully expressed, cogent opinions signed with real names in the Letters to the Editor. You might not have agreed with those opinions but at least most editors knew which ones to pick to print so start a reasonable debate.

Also, reading comic strips in those same newspapers.

bicyclemom

28. Actually learning about a person rather than cyber stalking them.

sarcasticAF


29. The Art of Bull. Everything can be proved and disproved in seconds. I remember my uncles sitting around and debating if certain stuff was real or not cause they had no way of knowing easily.

Omahauser1985

30. Back when CDs were popular, the cellophane was very hard to remove. Using a blade mean scratching the case.

Very few people figured out that the ridged side of those cases were meant to be scraped. So I'd watch somebody struggle for a minute, ask if I could try, and ZZZZIP. One scrape of that ridged side along a hard surface, and the cellophane was open.

I face much more resistance when I try to scrape people's smartphones today, and to less effect.

cameratoothbrush

31. Fully mechanical solutions to complex systems in vehicles.

Distributor was driven off the engine and had a contact for each cylinder to send spark to them. The timing could be advanced or slowed by rotating the distributor. Electronic coil on plug systems killed the distributor (but opened up way more tuning potential).

Carburetors metered the fuel going into the engine, based on throttle position. Replaced by electronic fuel injection at each intake port (or direct injection into each cylinder).

Limited slip differentials use clutches to limit the difference in speed between the two wheels on an axle. Very useful in snow and off-road. The cheap way to achieve this now is using wheel speed sensors to detect a spinning wheel, and apply the brakes at that wheel only (using ABS system) to send power to the other wheel. It's not nearly as good, but saves a bunch of money.

Engine fan clutches made from bimetallic strips. When the strip heats up, the metal on one side of it has a larger thermal expansion coefficient than the other, causing the strip to curl. This effect was used to engage the clutch when the strip was hot, and disengage it when the strip cooled. Fans are no longer driven off the engine, they are electric instead.

I have a mechanical engineering degree (can't call myself an Engineer until I get licensed) so I really love those old school mechanical solutions. The electronic replacements are in many cases better, but they are harder to fix and more of a black box that I have a harder time understanding.

Pamela-Handerson

32. Manual roll-down windows in cars.

I USED to have the luxury to roll down my window whenever I wanted. Now the car has to be turned for no good reason.

It's madness.

usernumber36

33. Finding out things in video games for yourself. You used to here rumors about secrets, cheat codes, etc. But now you can look up anything on the internet so there's no mystery and no surprise. It's the main reason I always try to go in blind when playing games.

Questionable0816

34. Products that were built to last.

Now everything is designed to break.

katbul


35. Mechanical calculators. I'm talking about Curta. Google it, they are really cool. It's impressive how they built them, looking at the diagram!

ProCreeper_2000

36. Pushing someone into a pool who is fully clothed. Used to be a fun prank. Now it's expensive.

Newbxxor


Source.

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

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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

Saturdays

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

Iraq

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

$40

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

Crayons

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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

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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-

Tomash

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

Microwaves

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

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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

Colorblind

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.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?

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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.

fox_boi2

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.

grumblecakes1

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.

Dskee02

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.

justantherredditgirl

Jewish

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.

Aslkurloz

Nutella

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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.

vault_tec_redditor

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.

Meh75

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.

weirdatwork2017

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.

Frisby2007

Telekinesis

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.

dude_bizarro

Ghosts

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.

thebeststory

Dogs and Chocolate

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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.

KlutzyHedgehog

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.

SFCopperhead

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.

SirRogers

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.

MistalQueensglaive

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.

BugsRatty

Stars In Their Multitude

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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.

theedjman

Colorblind

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.

droneb2hive

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.

moniker5000

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...

10d4plus8

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.

ScreamingPotoo