Art Teachers Reveal the Most Disturbing Project A Student Ever Made For Them.

Children's art classes are likely to lead to a lot of "interesting" art. Here are art teachers, students, and parents sharing the most disturbing of the lot.

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


1. We all wear masks...

We had premade masks. The kids were supposee to color the outside to look like them, and then color the inside how they were feeling. Of course there was also pipe cleaners, pom-poms, beads, etc so that they could be creative.

At the end of the glass, the teacher and I were going through them.

One of the kids drew his happy, smiling face on the outside. On the inside, he glued hundreds of pieces of shattered glass, with the sharp edges poking out dangerously. We later found out that he was moved to foster care because he was abused by his parents.

LadySmuag


2. That does happen.

My little brother got in trouble for drawing a picture of a polar bear eating a seal. Lots of red crayon was used. He was like 9. I didn't get why it was a big deal. It's not like it doesn't happen.

EthnZ2004

3. A film buff!

I had this kid I'll call Joe. He loved movies. He hated everyone but me. I was his first male teacher ever. He would often draw me pictures of Godzilla and King Kong. It was awesome.

When he went to the next grade he drew a picture of his new teacher being eaten by sharks. She freaked, called a whole bunch of meetings, went nuts. She was saying that she was scared that he wants her dead and that she feared for her life.

I was asked to have a talk with the kid. I asked him what the picture was and he said it was the lady from JAWS IV being eaten by Jaws. We then proceeded to talk about how Jaws 1 and 2 are awesome.

louisprimaasamonkey

4. Ummmmmmmmmm...

My kids in Korea presented me with this masterpiece one day.

Note their sweet little names at the bottom.

monstarjams


5. Must have been talented if you could tell they were beautiful.

I had a male college drawing student who liked to draw pictures of beautiful women screaming. I can see how this could easily be goth pretty camp or trying too hard to be edgy. It wasn't any of those things.

He just really liked pictures of women in distress and seemed obsessed by the idea of it. I jokingly told him to use his powers for good and not for evil. And that it's better to get your emotions out in drawing than in the real world.

Deadartistsfanclub

6. "The teachers never did anything."

When I was in high school a really weird guy would ignore the instructions for any assignment, and just draw pictures of people being murdered- cut up, burned alive, all kinds of crazy stuff.

The teachers never did anything.

One day after school he pulled a knife and stabbed my friend in the hand for "being a jew".

Suspended for two weeks...

He told someone he was going to shoot up the school like Columbine. Luckily the person he told called the police. When they came to the kids house they found a rifle and drawings of the school. He was planning on setting a fire in the chemistry lab and when people came out the other side of the building he would be sitting in the bleachers of the football field with the rifle.

I don't know what happened after he got arrested but hopefully he's never getting out of prison. This guy is seriously dangerous.

Also, our teachers and school administration were clearly braindead.

Shiroslullaby

7. "Sometimes I stay up at night thinking about it."

I'm a volunteer at a centre that does art therapy. One of the happiest littlest clients we have handed me a drawing of their (deceased) mother with her face twisted into a horrified scream, eyes blackened and brown gloop was pouring from the mouth and eyes. Sometimes I stay up at night thinking about it.

honeydew_bunny

8. Who could have guessed?

In high school we had a kid whose art portfolio was displayed at the school's art show. Numerous drawings, sketches, paintings, etc. of tadpoles. From a single one to dozens to hundreds. A full 2 years of art classes dedicated to tadpoles.

Until he informed everyone he was drawing sperm...

Tragic-Story

9. Having a hard time conceptualizing this one...

In my AP art class in 12th grade, a fellow student in class decided to make an art portfolio with the human fetus as its theme.

One piece in particular was a hyper-realistic ink drawing of a tossed salad with little fetuses in lieu of shrimp.

Yeah.

Kisaoda

10. I really hope this kid was able to work through these feelings.

A yellow smiley face with sad mouth with the big black words written on it: I want to eat a lot of medicine to kill myself my parents hate me.

The kid is 10 years old.

ZoeMedrix

11. Ya can you send me one pls?

When I was in kindergarten, I drew a male ghost going to the bathroom. I had older brothers, so it was very detailed (and I even put a water-line on the testicles...because that is where I thought urine was stored).

The teachers and principal called in my parents for a "serious conference" and asked my dad what he was going to do about the picture. After my dad finished laughing, he told them that he was going to make copies and send them to all of his friends and relatives for Halloween. And he did.

That was 40 years ago...and I still have a few extra copies if any of you need them. Oh, and I found out that balls do not, in fact, store urine.

maurax2

12. Why wouldn't someone just explain it?

In 2nd grade I was infatuated with the Battleship Bismark. I also loved the flag on it with the red background and white circle with that cool box thingy.

We had to build a design to look like a quilt using construction paper. I did mine using the Nazi flag. It looked 100% like it. My teacher didn't say a word but when I showed it to my parents they burned it. It took me until 5 years to figure out why they did that

Jnut1377

13. Quite a contrast on that wall.

Back in the 90s I volunteered at an art studio that provided free classes for low-income inner-city at-risk youth. Wonderful nonprofit run by a couple of cool old hippy ladies who did an amazing job helping the kids feel free to express themselves artistically no matter what they wanted to create. For example, one teenage smart aleck made an elaborate paper mache of Bob Marley smoking a huge joint and they hung it proudly in a place of honor. No judgement or preachiness at that art class.

So one year they decided to have the younger kids do a Day of the Dead themed picture with a short paragraph to commemorate a loved one. The teachers were expecting pictures of grandmas or maybe pets, and there were some of those. There were also several scenes of murder, including childishly drawn guns, knives and oh so much red, followed by short descriptions like, "My brother got shot. He dead now. It was loud and scary. I miss him." These were like 7-9 year olds. Those pictures were displayed just as proudly as the grandma pics.

mmmolives

14. Saved it for all the right reasons.

In a Sunday School class one time when I was maybe 8 or 9, they asked us to read passages of hell and then draw what it looks like to us. One boy drew "a day with my family" illustration.

Also, in 10th grade, a classmate made a Nazi propaganda poster. She didn't offer any explanation, just... Nazi propaganda. She's in law school at UT Austin now trying to become a Senator. I actually took her piece home with me because she didn't want it, I still have it somewhere.

claireballoon

15. That would keep me up at night...

I worked at an elementary after school program when I was 17. Instead of coloring in the picture, the kid took a black crayon and was just scribbling over the page singing to the tune of Barney "I hate you, you hate me". Always unnerved me.

SorryNSA

16. It would be!

I had a second grader kid draw a picture of me and him together and my hand was behind him. He wrote "Coach Cuthbert likes to touch me."

I don't believe I had ever touched him. Not really that type of person. However, it was pretty embarrassing.

Cuthbert_Binns

17. Clever!

High School 1977. While everyone else is drawing Pink Floyd rainbows and peace signs all over everything the biggest burnout in the class makes a wide metal bracelet with intricate triangular designs cut out of it. He turns it in and get a great grade for the first project he ever bothered finishing and some well deserved praise for his effort.

Teacher hands our work back and first thing he does is grab a pair of pliers and bends all the triangles outward making a thick metal spiked bracelet. I found that devilishly, disturbingly clever.

somajones

18. :(

Told the kids to draw something that makes them happy. One kid scribbled black all over the page and said nothing makes him happy.

flyingsquirrelsftw

19. Better you than me.

At my daycare I saw one hung on the wall with these circles on it that said "I see spirits, they follow me".

irishiwerenaked

20. FILLED.

You remember the Super Bad (movie) scene with the dicks?

My friend did that about 15 years before the movie and someone turned it into the teacher. He got suspended for a few days and his parents had to come in and review the notebook with the principle.

I mean it was filled front to back with dicks.

noodle-face

21. Better stay away from there, then.

I have an art studio for children and have seen some very interesting artwork produced throughout the years. The two experiences I am listing below didn't involve the children's artwork but, they were disturbing all the same.

I had a little boy (5 yrs. old) who always wore gloves and sunglasses. I knew he needed to wear them due to some sensory issues he was experiencing. Although he did get defensive when other kids asked him about his outfit, he was a sweet kid. One day during summer camp, I saw him sitting on the floor whispering intently into an air vent in German. I had no idea he could speak German (he had only spoken English for the time I knew him). I asked him what he was doing/ who he was talking to and he explained "I'm communicating with the Demons". When I talked to his mom about it later, she told me he doesn't know how to speak German...

For awhile I rented out the basement area of a school for my art studio. I had a little boy who pointed to our supply closet and stated "You're going to die in there some day."

bobbydylan88

22. You got a problem?

High school.

Put a construction paper origami box on his locker two steps outside my classroom. Did a drawing of weapons with the message "if you have someone in the school you need dealt with, leave their name and fifty sense."

He didn't see the problem with this and insisted that it was a joke.

This was years after Columbine, but still. Weird thing to joke about.

This is the same kid that chose to do a project on Uruguay, because "it sounds like you're saying 'you're a gay.'"

OoksMalloy

23. So sad.

My school was unlucky in that almost every year a student died. It was a big deal for us, as each year only had around sixty students. Well, my younger brother had this classmate that said my brother was probably going to be the one who died. It was crazy but no one really cared because my brother was/is kind of odd.

Kid ended up dying during open heart surgery.

In my brother's art class they made a quilt.

KingJonathan

24. All that for that?

Brother's art class in like 2nd grade was doing those full body tracings on big sheets of butcher paper.

They were supposed to trace each other and then "draw themselves". My brother evidently refused to draw a face for himself. Would not budge on that. Drew everything else, but no face. Wouldn't say why and because he was super shy and quiet clammed up more when the teacher started grilling him about it.

Art teacher calls principal because this is "concerning", principal calls school counselor. Counselor meets with my brother, who still wont talk about why he wont draw his face, asking him questions like "do you not like your self? Do you feel bad about your self? etc...

At this point, he's really clammed up and is now refusing to talk because he's really shy to begin with and all this questioning is happening.

School calls my parents, they have a meeting about the fact that they think my brother is depressed or has some kind of mental issue. Parents freak of course and brother still wont talk. Parents and councelors start asking if he feels neglected or unloved or something. Mom's crying, dad is frustrated and brother thinks he's in trouble for something and I guess in an effort to stop them he says he doesn't draw his face because he "hates some one in the family."

Cue full family counseling for like a month. Mom is a wreck and thinks my brother feels like they neglect him and don't love him so she's just constantly like "You know I love you very much, right". Councelling isn't going well because brother is just quiet and confused, me, two years older than him is just mad we have to be at this office all the time...

Finally, durring one session, brother finally cracks. The doctor asks "who is the person in your family you said you hated?"

Brother says: Pusspuss, our cat. She bites me.

.....................

My mom and dad are like...._

The doctor is surprised, but pushes his advantage now that brother is finally talking:

Why didn't you want to draw your face? Do you feel bad about your self?

Brother:

I just wanted my sister do it... She's a better drawer than me.

No psychosis, no early childhood trauma, no mental disorder...Just an overly concerned art teacher and a little kid who thought it would be best if his older sister drew his face because she "was a good drawer".

Angsty_Potatos


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25. Shot through the heart, and you're to blame.

In high school we had to do a Valentine's Day card to a president which was supposed to include some sort of historical background on the president chosen. My teacher loved JFK, like he literally had cardboard cutouts of the dude all over the classroom. Not even lying the guy almost looked like him. Anyways by the time I thought of something to do for the card it was an hour before class at lunch. So I turned in a picture of Cupid sniping JFK in the back of the head with one of his sharply pointed heart arrows he loves to use. It was pretty graphic. Don't think I ever got a grade for that one.

Cmonyousomeofabatch

26. Let kids express themselves.

In 1st grade three girls were bullying me on the play ground. They pushed me real hard into the mulch and I got a wood chip lodged in my eye socket. Between my eye and my nose.

I ended up being perfectly fine, but then my teacher showed my mom a drawing I had made a couple days later.

The drawing depicted me, with a big grin, pushing the three girls down a long slide that led to a pool of lava.

My mom freaked out and was worried she was raising a soon to be psycho killer son. Luckily she happened to have a friend who was a child psychologist. After showing them the drawing, they told my mom that this was actually a good thing. It meant I was emotionally aware but mature/kind enough to not actually want to hurt the girls.

nicknack256

27. Dying for your art.

My college tutor told us about a guy he taught a few years before.

It was a mixed media assignment. He basically wanted us to make a picture using unconventional methods. Paint with grease, collage different coloured leaves, scan it, photoshop it, whatever, just use loads of stuff, with different forms of media. I'll see if I can find the one I did as an example but it was like 8 years ago so not sure if I have it.

Anyway as he was telling us this he relayed this story. He said years before he was doing the same assignment and he said "draw in your own blood for all I care, just make it original"

Roll on Monday morning one of the students legit brought in a picture he had drawn in his own blood.

The tutor was pretty horrified.

Bethyi

28. Well, that's one way to get a career with an art degree.

When I was in high school our art teacher showed us the sketchbook of a very gifted student in the year above. This student was genuinely so talented and I believe went on to be a successful architect however, Mr art teacher didn't select the right sketchbook to show to a group of teenagers. As he flicked through the pages it became clear that the whole book was full of porn. Incredibly detailed and highly skilled drawings of porn. I'll remember the teacher nervously speeding through the pages with a very red face forever.

_oneofthose

29. His grades must have bombed.

We had a creative writing journal we wrote in every morning and one morning the prompt was "If you could do anything you wanted for one day, what would it be?" I being the rather violent ADHD child I was wrote "I would blow up the school." and then drew a picture of the school on fire. Now that I'm older I see how fucked up that must have seemed but when I wrote it I wasn't thinking that "hey I want to kill everyone in school!" I was just thinking the empty building would blow up with no one getting hurt and I'd get a couple weeks off of school. Feel kinda bad my parents had to deal with that must have made them feel awful.

stonedbarbarossa

30. That's so metal.

Friend of mine modeled nude for a college's life drawing class. After a couple minutes of changing poses they do a longer one. At the end of the class she sees some of the work and then she sees the drawing some super punk looking guy drew. The way she explained it to me was that she looked like a death metal album cover with snakes and fire covering her nude body.

gamageeknerd

31. Mouse-trap.

A friend of mine was in an abstract art class in college. One of their projects they had to do was retell a common fairy tail through a piece of art. One girl did little red riding hood with a mouse as the main character. But she went to a pet store, bought a live mouse, killed it, and then used its blood as paint.

whitefang27


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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