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Candid People Reveal The Dumbest Thing They've Done Out Of Curiosity

Curiousity. It leads to great discoveries... and sometimes not. It's hard to deny the "what if" that pops into our heads. Like... can this frozen pond hold my weight? Are ya sure you wanna find out? Or how about 'what does an electric fence feel like?' All real curiosities.

BillyWobbleStick asked Reddit: What is the dumbest thing you've done out of curiousity?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.


Survival of the fastest?

Smacked the f*ck out of a hornet's nest with a long stick because I wanted to see if I could outrun them. Turns out I could.

Ex-elmo

Google history:

How fast are hornets

How fast am I

How can I get faster than a hornet

How to treat hornet stings

connorbrown326

Heres mine:

Pet wolf

Pet wolf

Wolf saddle

Buy wolf

Why cant i buy a wolf

How fast are wolves

How fast am i

How to become faster

Catch wolf

Wolf catching device

Map to wolf infested forests

CrimsonRed_1337

What a way to pass the time.

A friend and I in high school decided to put on his german shepherd's shock collar and quietly go, "...woof. Woof....WOOF" until it shocked us.

backofthewagon

Nothing abnormal here, just totally typical post-shower thoughts.

Putting deodorant on. "I wonder if it hurts if you get punched in the arm pit." So I pulled back and punched myself in the armpit as hard as I could.

It hurts.

Really badly.

Don't do it.

ThePrevailer

Did you cringe? I bet you did.

When I was like 14 or so I decided to use my dad's razor blade.

He had given me a new electric razor. Understandably he didn't think I could handle a blade. But I wanted to give it a try.

So I lathered up and went to town. And I did ok! I had a nick or two but otherwise was the cleanest shave I ever had.

I then saw the shaving cream on the blade, thought "Oh, we need to get this down the drain," and then proceeded to WIPE IT OFF WITH MY FINGER.

That was a poor decision.

lessmiserables

It hurt? Ya don't say.

Shot myself in the thumb with a BB gun - on purpose.

I noticed that if I only pumped the gun once that I could see the BB fly across the yard, so I pumped it just once, put my thumb over the end of the barrel and pulled the trigger.

It hurt. A lot.

wizard10000

This is how innovation happens.

When I was fifteen years old, I kicked in my basement window so I could see how easy it was to break into my house. Turns out it is pretty f*cking easy.

shielagibson37

Things you only do once.

Grabbed the end of a metal rod that was in a campfire. You know, those things people use to move the kindling about. Well, 7-year-old me thought that was the one thing I just needed to know what it felt like. So I picked it up from the wrong end, and I suddenly gained the knowledge of what the temperature of hell might be. Burned my hand real bad, but hey, at least I got to hold it.

Samaritan05

Nope.

"I wonder if this frozen pond can hold my weight"

Spoiler alert: it couldn't.

madsbai

This person wanted to ride a bike on water. Mmmk.

Not me but my sister's old work friend thought he could hydroplane over a lake on a bicycle so he decided to try it, there was a hill so by his logic he thought he could build up the kind of speed needed to hydroplane he went down the hill on the bike and when the bike hit the water it just totally lost all its momentum and he ended up flying over the handlebars and broke his wrist, the bike ended up sinking to the bottom, it was too deep for him to get it out and the bike was worth about €500.

scrorymc

I did this too. Poor choice.

Touched one of those car lighters when I was 11. Once it reaches that white hot stage, it can't possibly be hotter than glowing red amiright lol. Had circular rings on my finger and a blister for awhile from something that touched my skin for less than a second.

ultimatelyco

"It wasn't me!"

There's not much you can do when the righteous fist of the law comes down on you. Call it a mix-up, or call it a mistake, if someone's pegged you at the scene of a crime there's not much you can do but trust the justice system to prove you innocent. However, that's a gamble, and just because you've been given a "not guilty" doesn't mean the effects won't follow you for the rest of your life.

Reddit user, u/danbrownskin, wanted to hear about the times when it wasn't you, seriously, it was someone else, when they asked:

Redditors who were once considered suspect of a crime they did not commit, what's it like being held under suspicion and how did it affect your life?

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