'Are Cows Counted As Part Of The Population?’ People Reveal The Most Ridiculous Comment A Classmate Has Made Mid-Lecture.

College is demanding, and it's hard to constantly be on top of all the information thrown at you. Sometimes, this lack of knowledge can become apparent when called upon during class.

Here, people share the most ridiculous thing a classmate has said mid-lecture.


1/29. I was in an Intro To Music course. We always had a bro-type that would fall asleep during class, and the professor would always call on him to answer questions. My favorite was "Where was Mozart born?" to which the bro woke up and replied "...Michigan."

cuchulainn7

2/29. "I just don't think the cloud is safe. What if the weather is bad and you can't access your data?"

zack_bauer123

3/29. We had this girl in our class that wasn't the brightest crayon in the box. I forgot which class it was, but in the book it was talking about some famous Dutch painter I think, and she blurts out:

"Mrs Shultz? Where exactly is duck?"

Needless to say, Mrs Shultz was confused, as was everyone in the room. We couldn't figure out what she meant, but she couldn't make it any clearer than that. She could only respond to our confusion by repeating herself with this confused look on her face.

Finally, she goes "Where is duck? Like where on the map?"

And it suddenly struck me what she meant. I couldn't help myself. I just burst out laughing my ass off. I mean, I sincerely tried not to laugh, but it just came out. Like I was involuntarily vomiting laughter out of my face.

Apparently, she thought that Dutch people come from a country called "Duck".

Her justification was:

"Well... there's a country called Turkey, so why can't there be one called Duck?"

I got in trouble for laughing at her. :/

apopheniac1989

4/29. *In Spanish class we were learning the difference between "conocer" -- to be familiar with", and "saber" -- to know as a fact. The professor used the example of the city of Boston: "You would 'conocer' the city of Boston. You would 'be familiar* with it.' You couldn't "saber" the city of Boston because you would have to know every inch of the city, to know it as a fact. That can't be done."

Matt then said aloud in his perfect Boston accent, dead serious:

"Albit Einstein could. He's wicked smaht."

Toastwaver

5/29. Biology teacher asked about the communication techniques of ants. He wanted to know how we thought they communicated the location of a sugar cube to the hive and recruited ants to help carry it.

Student raises his hand and says "He just goes back to the ant hill and says 'Hey, it's over here' and they go get it."

Teacher responds "Says how?"

Student: "With words."

Teacher: "What language do they speak?"

Student: "English."

Teacher: "So the ant speaks English? What does an ant in Mexico speak then?"

Student (100% serious): "English. It's the language of business."

Ayohhh

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6/29. "How do dogs in other countries function when their owners say things like 'pelota' instead of 'ball'? Like how do they know what a ball is when the owner talks Spanish? Sooo weird."

nate800

7/29. I got an eraser thrown at me by trying to answer a question in a computer programming class that I had no business being in. I signed up for Basic programming, thinking it would be an intro thing to computers, not realizing that BASIC was a programming language.

man_mayo

8/29. Psychology professor lecturing about how placebo pills work.

Girl: Um, yeah, is that like in Space Jam where Michael Jordan gives them the suga-water and they like feel better?

Professer: ........... (sigh) yeah. I guess it's kind of like that.

I've always laughed at this but to her credit it's a perfect example.

panthera_lividus

9/29. In Biology, discussing plant genetics.

"Mr. Chamberlin, could I turn in to a tornado?"

Maybe more of a head scratch than getting pissed, but I could see the look of disgust, confusion, and annoyance written on his face.

10/29. In a sociology class my freshman year and the prof is explaining how societies create the standard of homosexuality and how it is arbitrary. i.e one culture thinks kissing men is homosexual while another could view it simply as a greeting.

This one kid could not wrap his head around the fact that kissing another man on the cheek was not gay. Fifteen minute argument ensues and this kid is obviously going nowhere quick so finally the prof breaks down and screams

Prof: "Is it gay to give a hand job?"

Student: "Hell yeah, are you stupid?"

Prof: "Do you masturbate?!"

--Silence--

Student: "Well, yeah!"

Prof: "So then you're gay because you give handjobs!"

The student becomes so dumbfounded by this petty logic that he just remains silent, doesn't say anything for at least two more weeks. I think this kid literally began to question if he was homosexual.

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11/29. We were talking about phases of the moon, and our professor said something about the new moon and the full moon. One bright student asked, and I quote, "We have two moons?"

The look of 'they-can't-really-think-that' and the ensuing conversation was awesome. Made my semester.

boilmesomehotrum

12/29. One time, I wrote that I did something posthumously in a paper for my philosophy class.

Now, I know what posthumously means.

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13/29. A guy sitting next to me once asked the political science professor if King John was really threatening to nuke America. Everyone was confused, and so the guy repeated King John a few times but said it more slowly as if we were all idiots, and then finally said "You know, the king of North Korea." He thought Kim Jong Un was "King John." He thought he was a king named John.

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14/29. We had a course at the bank I used to work where a colleague of mine always asked stupid question throughout the class. We were learning to become lenders.The best one was at the end of the 4 week class, before the last exam, he raised his hand one last time and asked what a "Down payment " was for a mortgage. The professor made us leave the class to she could talk to him alone as we were all laughing.

He didn't show up the next day.

Kaalic

15/29. "Is Mars red because all of the animals there died?" - girl in my introductory astronomy class a few years back. It didn't actually piss off the professor, but he was one of those really enthusiastic types who was on a roll with his lecture at the time, and this question made him stop dead for a few seconds while he tried to collect his thoughts for an answer.

emets

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16/29. I'm in Culinary school and on our egg making day the Chef was going through a powerpoint on egg cookery. At the end of the presentation he aked if we had any questions. One kid raised his hand and asked the immortal question:

"Chef, what does bee-you-turd, mean?"

Silence. Just stares that could cook the eggs we were using in class.

He meant buttered. Needless to say we never let it go.

tyrellious

17/29. Professor: "Today, just do all the even numbers."

Student: "Just to clarify, those are 2, 4, 6, and 8, right?"

The professor walked away.

A helpful student said "Yes. Those are the even numbers."

jaayyne

18/29. I had one of those "Let's push boundaries," Advanced Writing professors in college that everyone had to eventually take to graduate.

I thought he was cool, he was unconventional, a little out there, and definitely exposed me to things and arguments my young mind wouldn't have sought out on my own.

Anyway, one day he wanted us to calmly sit and ponder out a question and he liked to do a small chime to relax us. He did this three times and this one girl in class just flipped out saying she didn't believe in this BS and said she'd call her Dad to yell at him.

The professor just walked to the door and opened it. He said he didn't have room in his class for close minded air heads who can't even tolerate things outside their comfort zone.

UCMCoyote

19/29. A female student said to the professor, "Excuse me, you do realize that global warming is a complete crock of poop, right?" Yeah, that didn't go over very well.

No-Mas-Pantalones

20/. In a discrete mathematics course, the professor was going over propositional logic. He was using an example along of the lines of "It is raining and it is not raining" to show a statement that is always false. One student raised there hand and asked, "But what if it is both raining and not raining at the same time?" The professor gave him then just said, "Were you even listening? That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard."

where_is_the_cheese

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21/29. "Are cows counted in part of the population?"

A girl in my history class asked this last year, completely serious. Our teacher looked like he was in pain after hearing it.

OwenRey

22/29. During a lecture on the history of the civil rights movement and segregation in South Carolina a student asked something to the effect of "why do we have to listen to this liberal nonsense?" The kid seemed to believe that racial segregation never happened in the South, and that Democrats made the whole thing up.

The professor was on the staff of the Governor that pushed for integration and the guest speaker was a civil rights leader who had been beaten and arrested during the sit-ins.

SqoishMaloish

23/29. "Why are those two numbers in parenthesis?"

Calc 4, engineering school. It was a set of ordered pairs.

hiiammaddie

24/29. Professor: And we take 1km/s = 1000m/s...

Student: How do you know 1km = 1000m?

Professor:...

lucastars

25/29. We were talking about Ebola in school with some friends and this one girl suddenly asked: "Who is Ebola?" We all just looked at her and could not believe it, but she seemed to realize so she said: "Oh right, you mean this country in Africa, right?"

Well at least she knows now...

Giesskannenbauer

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26/29. In my Calculus II class there was a guy constantly asking stupid questions. One day the professor was writing a simple formula on the board and this guy asks "What is that dot between the x and y for?" The professor replied "I feel like telling John and Fred over there to grab you and beat your head against the wall. Maybe they could beat some sense into you." This guy ended up with the highest grade in the class at the end of the semester.

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27/29. When discussing overfishing a student said "Why doesn't everyone just, like, stop eating fish?"

Its all over folks, pack it up, problem solved.

HawkeInitiative

28/29. I was in a pretty high-level aerodynamics course. This particular class, our professor was going over some Fourier series stuff, deriving principles for us. The kind of shit that we would really never understand, but have to learn about anyway.

So, the whole class period is spent doing these long, boring derivations. Right at the end, one kid raises his hand the following conversation occurs:

Kid "Uhhh, can you go over that part again?"

Professor "What part specifically?"

Kid "The whole thing"

Professor "No... Come see me after class."

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29/29. "Wait, Rosa Parks was a real person? I know it's an Outkast song." Proceeds to sing part of the song. College English class in a very culturally diverse area of the US. I don't know how one could make it at least two decades on the planet without knowing that one.

mmm_unprocessed_fish

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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