Older folks Share The Most Amazing Changes Within Their Lifetime They Never Thought Were Possible.

The twenty-first century continues to technologically advance at an alarming and exponential rate. Things thought hundreds of years away are soon coming to our living rooms. The changes are mind boggling.

Here are some older folks sharing their perspective on changes within their lifetime they never thought were possible.

Many thanks to the Reddit user who posed this question and all those who answered. You can check out more responses from the source at the end of this article!

1/25. Over 55 and gay here. Never dreamed I'd marry. Never thought that would be able to happen in my lifetime.


2/25. The amount of graphic sexuality on television. When I was younger TV had almost no nudity, you could maybe get a fuzzy connection on some random between channel. It blows my mind that at any time you can see young girls so scantily clad with very sexual storylines on network television (90210?).

But, then again, you can see anything on the internet, so it's hard to judge how much that matters.


3/25. I never thought I'd see an American political dissident (Snowden) fleeing to Russia.


4/25. I asked my great grandmother (1888-1990) a question like this question once. She said penicillin. As kid, it was pretty common for kids at school to die every year.


5/25. My parents were born in the early 1920's, lived through the Great Depression, and were dirt poor. I used to be amazed to think of all the change that occurred in their lifetimes. Going from not even having indoor plumbing, one of my dads proudest moments is when he had central air installed in our house back in the 1980's. he felt he had "made it".

I was born in the 1960's. Looking back, I think more dramatic change has occurred during my lifetime. I've gone from a time of general isolation having one telephone in the kitchen with lots of Busy tones to near instantaneous communication with nearly anyone on the planet.


From needing to go to the library to research anything, and being lucky if the encyclopedias were less than 10 years old, to having near immediate access to most of human knowledge. I'm pretty geeky, started developing software in the mid-80's and have worked in the Internet industry since the early 1990's. There are still times, when asked a question, that I forget for a couple minutes that I can google it for an immediate answer.

My son is now 15. I used to think he'd be as into tech as I am. That he'd recognize just how cool it is. But he's growing up in a time where the Internet is just another utility like electricity and water. From talking to his friends to playing xbox games with people literally all over the world, It's normal to him, and he can't conceive of a time when it wasn't. So when I think of my parents, then look at my son, I see myself as part of a bridge of substantial change between my parents generation and my son's. I now think greater global and sociological change has occurred during my lifetime than during my parents.


6/25. I'm going to go a different route than all the obvious technological advances - smart phones, etc. and say travelling to the former Soviet Union.

When I was young, the US and USSR were locked in a Cold War. The Berlin Wall existed and traveling to Moscow was just not an option without complicated diplomatic maneuvering. Today, with my passport, I can simply buy a ticket and in a few hours will see sights my parents and grandparents only dreamed of and feared.


7/25. Skype - free video chatting to anyone across the globe. That kind of thing used to be reserved for the Jetsons...


8/25. I asked my dad this question one time, he was born January 1st, 1944.

He said the most amazing thing to him is that anyone can find out anything they want to know with a google search. If you still don't quite understand, you can most likely get a video explanation on youtube. When he wanted to know something as a young man, he had spend hours, if not days or months researching, asking people, then making his own judgements on what the person said. The internet takes out the leg work and the waiting time.

Of course he knows you have to still make your own judgements, though.

The last thing he told me (on that topic) gives me chills for some reason, "I used to think that there were limitations on what mankind could achieve. I don't think so anymore, I think now that if we all work together we can achieve anything."


9/25. I graduated from High School in 1980.

Term papers were typed, or hand-written. If you made a mistake you used white-out on the physical page. If you lost it, it was gone.


If you wanted to know something, you went to the library, and quite frankly they had not much there. An almanac and an encyclopedia, so you could read one guy's article kinda related to your topic. A few older books that sort of looked useful, half of which were not on the shelf, and which usually would never be seen again.

Only houses had phones. If you wanted to meet a friend for lunch and he wasn't home, it wasn't happening.

You carried paper maps in the car, and a compass, too, if you were smart about it. No street sign? Sorry, no idea where you are. We had the yellow pages to find where to buy stuff. Most of the time, if it wasn't on a shelf somewhere nearby, if might as well not exist.

I don't think you can appreciate what it meant to have such little access to information and to communication. It's a profound, qualitative thing that affected every aspect of our lives.

Now I have a smartphone in my pocket. I'm willing to tackle any project, an argument, any topic, any time. I drive with the expectation that I can find any place I want to go, and get home without trouble. I can reach everyone I care about, at will, almost all the time. If I even imagine that some sort of product ought to exist, I can usually find it, and order it, in minutes.

Try this experiment. Suppose you have an interest in making your own bacon at home. Limit yourself to the physical books at the local library to learn everything you'll ever know about it. (You might be surprised at how incredibly misinformed you'll be when you walk out after blowing half a day there). If you can't find what you need at the local butcher shop, limit yourself to the yellow pages to look elsewhere (you DO have the yellow pages to other nearby cities, don't you?).

You can't order anything from anybody else because you have no idea where they are, or even if they exist. Did something go wrong when you tried it? There's no one to ask. Find a cool discovery while you did it? There's no one to share it with who cares about homemade bacon. Not one person you know, anywhere.

Our lives were very much smaller, because our world was very much smaller.


10/25. Being able to talk to people all over the world from the comfort of our own living rooms & it only costs us pennies.


11/25. This is one that hit me a year ago.

I'm riding in a car in the middle of nowhere when I remember that I needed to buy something. I pull out my phone and use it as a hotspot. Firing up my laptop I search a massive database of vendors and select one. I then use my credit card to transfer money to the vendor instantly. All done in a couple of minutes at 110 km/h without saying a word to anybody.


To do the same thing when I was a kid would involve waiting until I got home, researching the magazines and catalogs and maybe require a trip to the library. I could then place a long distance call to the vendor and see if they had the item. Once I had that I'd have to fill out a form and attach a cheque, mail it.


12/25. Apps like Shazam and SoundHound that identify a song just by listening to it. Beyond the ability to just reach into out pockets, pull out a phone and look up any bit of information, which younger me would have found incredible - these song apps are some next level stuff.

I can just hit that button and within a few seconds it tells me what song I'm listening to, the lyrics, and where to download it. I went to a concert recently and used it when I didn't know a song. It's like sorcery, and I find it amazing every time I use it.


13/25. When I was a kid, having central air conditioning in your home was (at least in my eyes) a sign of wealth. Now so many people have it. There are a lot of every day luxury items like this.


14/25. The ability to cuss in public and on TV.

I once had my mouth washed out with soap by my grandmother for reading aloud a sign at the gas station that read, "Exxon, the gas with GUTS!" "Guts" was considered the bad word here, and you just weren't ever supposed to say something like that in mixed company. Never mind that it was on a sign in public display, there were women in the car and good boys don't ever say things like that in their presence.

You remember that scene in A Christmas Story when Charlie Ralphie says the F word? That scene was no exaggeration, there was a time when such a thing was considered among the most grave offenses to decency.

These days, the things I hear coming out of kids' mouths, in public and in front of adults, just blows my mind. I'll never get used to it. Don't take your freedom for granted, kids, because it used to be a whole lot more messed up.


15/25. The fact that anyone can do pretty much anything they want to with very little money. For example, if somebody wanted to make a game they can download a game engine like Unity and get cracking. Want to make music? Bam! A whole range of instruments on your computer for a relatively small price. Want to make art? Bam! Gimp and Blender for absolutely free. Want to learn calculus? Bam! Khan Academy. Want to feed your curiosity? Bam! Wikipedia.


16/25. Google Earth... The level of detail you can see in cities across the globe is just staggering... An almost complete virtual earth you can explore and take in from the comfort of your own living room.


17/25. Non-segregated restrooms.


18/25. Gaming being accepted as a normal and mainstream hobby.


19/25. Growing up in Baltimore, I was lucky that I had large family including Grandparents alive and I had friends. To see them, we would make plans days beforehand. I had a telephone when I was in grade school. It was a shared line with neighbors. They would often listen in on conversations, you could hear a click. To dial out, at first I needed to talk to an operator, but quickly could dial rotary four digits. Long distance calling was not really used due to cost, and forget international calling! When I was 11, we got a television. It was the absolute best- a giant box with a manual dial, obviously in black and white, but friends would come over because this was a new "clearer" version!

To research a topic, I would go to a library. If there were a new version of the encyclopedia, I had an advantage as my information was only several years dated.

We had no central air conditioning. To cool down we would go to a movie theatre, spending our 10 cents wisely.


20/25. My tiny MP3 player. I dreamed of one day being able to carry my entire music collection with me. Now it is almost possible. (I have a huge collection.)


21/25. That having cash in your wallet is almost an annoyance now that it can all be put on a little plastic card.


This article concludes on the next page!

22/25. GPS. It is amazing to always be able to get where you want to go and find your way home, all with this bitch telling you where to go or 'recalculating'.


23/25. Ok I'm not that old and this is only 11 years ago.. but multi touch screens were still sci-fi in 2002 when Minority Report came out.. Even many years later, touch screen were still clunky and required a stylus to use. The smart phone and tablet still surprise me sometimes.


24/25. 3-dimensional printing.


25/25. Couple things come to mind. First, I'm 56.

When I was in second grade, we saw a film about what the future will bring. In the house, there was an oven that would cook a turkey in an hour! People had exercise equipment in their homes! And they would buy things from a computer terminal in their house! Amazing stuff!

In the early 80s, I worked for a PBX manufacturer. First one to be computerized. We sold 48K memory boards for $10,000. They were about the size of a vinyl record album. We did remote access to the systems via 2400 baud modems. The power of technology is amazing.

Going to Disneyland, Tomorrowland... They had a couple of booths set up where you could do a video call between them. The screen was about 5 inches across, black and white, of course, and it was fantastic!!!



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

You're not the only one.

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

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

I Know What I Like


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

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

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

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

- RazerWolf04

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

- Apples9308


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

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

- FormalMango


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

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

- dontcryformegiratina


With an ex:

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

She did not understand this.

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

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

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

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

- shicole3



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

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

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

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

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

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

- argofire

Emailing NASA

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

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

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

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

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

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

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

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

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

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

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

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

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

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

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

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

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold


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

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

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

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

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

- -justforclout-


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

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

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

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

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

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

- kawaii_psycho451


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

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

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

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

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

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

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

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence


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

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

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

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

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

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

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

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

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

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

- JustARegularToaster


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

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"



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

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?


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

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

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

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

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


Richard Nixon

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

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

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


Balloon to Heaven

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

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


Binder Clips

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

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

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



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

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




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

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


Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

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

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


Wicked Witch of the West

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

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


Keep Your Hands to Yourself

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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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


Dogs and Chocolate


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

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


Is water wet?

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

For the record, it is no to both questions.


Mission Trip

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

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


Dragon Tales

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

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


Green Or Yellow?

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

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


Stars In Their Multitude


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

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



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

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

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


Hot Water

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

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

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


Biology Class

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

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

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


Solid Or Liquid?

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

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