People Share The Coolest Thing They've Done But Have No Proof Of It
You know when you do something awesome but can't keep any evidence of it? It makes for a good story at least, and deep down, you take pride in your personal truth. Let the haters think what they want, it happened.
BlakeLikesCash asked boss Redditors: What's the coolest thing you have done that you don't have proof that you did?
Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.
What a shame not having receipts.
Back when Mario Kart Wii was still a thing I basically spent several hours racing in Time Trials and got #1st place on Coconut Mall with Funky Kong by basically racing the shadow of the former #1 and copying his route, bike & character. So I basically copied his strategy and somehow beat him by like 0.10 seconds or so. So for a brief moment in time I held a time trial record worldwide. I think my time was 1:56:35x or something similar.
So yeah, I was a Coconut Mall World Ranker when I was a kid.
Sure it did.
I knocked a jar of jelly off a shelf by accident in the grocery store. My first reaction was to kick it and break the fall so it didn't shatter, but I actually kicked it harder than I wanted to. It flipped up, and landed right back on the shelf. I looked around, mouth wide open, to see if anyone had witnessed it, but nope.
This is inspiring team work.
A work colleague signed up for a half marathon but he couldn't run it so he gave me his chip and bib and I ran a 1:23.xx that he can now claim as his race time.
If this were a movie, would it be horror or comedy?
Somewhere, I have the ticket stubs and one grainy photo. And the people I was with know, obviously, but I can't prove it here... I was in a bar, and the guy (was a friend) next to me says "We're going to California in two days, see a bunch of Dead shows. Want to go? Help with gas?" I said YUP. Two days later, we were driving across the northern half of the US in a sh*tty old van that broke down regularly. Ended up in Washington, went down the coast. Got to CA, eventually, and got tix in every parking lot for that days show. Six shows in total, saw every one. Then drove home through the Southern US. The whole thing took about a month. I just turned 21, Summer of 93. Back in the day when people actually had to read maps.
24 years later, I read a book by Steinbeck called "Travels With Charlie". He traced my exact route. In a couple years, I'm gonna get a more reliable van, take the summer and do it again. Before I get too old to enjoy it.
Wouldn't it be awesome if you could bring back an artifact from a dream?
Did a fair bit of math in Uni. There was an assignment with a question that I simply couldn't solve. My classmates and I spent a whole week and couldn't come up with any solutions.
The night before the assignment was due, I dreamt that I was writing the solution on a black board. Miraculously, I remembered this solution when I woke up. Checked the solution, and it actually worked.
Still immensely proud of myself to this day.
He swears it's true.
I was walking down a hill at night in San Francisco. I saw a balloon randomly floating through the air way over my head. It had writing on it, and I wanted to see what it said. So I stretched out my hand and willed the balloon to come down to me. And it did. I swear on my life it's true.
But it was only an advertisement for a realtor.
Alas, no proof.
I lost my GoPro on a mediocre reef dive. The next day I did a 2 tank dive and on the first tank saw a ~10ft tiger shark, multiple pods of dolphins, and a turtle. On the second dive that day I got within 10 feet of a ~6ft white tipped reef shark while inside a lava tube.
Subconciously, trained hands know what 20 bills feels like.
I am a manager at a retail store. We got two bundles of 1 dollar bills. Bundles come as 100 dollars. We paperclip them into clips of 20. I went through both bundles and grabbed exactly 20 each time. Every time. 10 straight grabs of exactly 20. Although 2 are really meaningless because at the end of the bundle there's always only 20 left. It's rare for me to get exactly 20, let alone 10 straight times. Usually I'm a few short or a few over.
Oh, that's cool.
Unknowingly read the part in an Abraham Lincoln biography about the Gettysburg address on the anniversary of it, right down to the minute it happened. Freaked me out when I realized it.
Have you seen the new ones? Sexy.
I slapped a nuclear cruise missile on the a** as it rolled by in a convoy.
This is definitely a point of pride.
Invented a joke that got told to me a few years later after becoming pretty old.
In ~2006, to thank a co-worker for helping out, I made a jpeg with Tom Hanks smiling, with the caption "T.HANKS". I thought it was hilarious.
I saw the joke going mainstream a few years later. Rationally, I'm sure other people came up with it first. But I came up with it independently... so emotionally it's MY joke!
Legendary... and delicious.
I invented a drink and moved away. Ten or 12 years later, I come back to that town and it's on the menu in every second bar.
It's pretty simple. One ounce vodka, one ounce red sourpuss (raspberry), two ounces tonic, one cube ice. Called it the "Catatonic" cause there's a cat on the Sourpuss bottle.
At least it wasn't a total loss.
I was going to impress my then girlfriend and have a little fun by doing a frontflip into a pile of snow. What I didnt think about was that 1: the snowpile was on a slope and descended rather quickly and 2: I couldn't see any snow where I intended to land. This resulted in me missing the snowpile entirely... And landing on my feet on the other side after a full front flip. Needless to say, that girlfriend is now my fiancée.
Congrats on the flip.
Not buying it.
Watched the moving screen saver from a DVD player go squarely into the corner of the TV.
Too good to be true.
I saw it, I SAW IT!
Pics or it didn't happen.
Walked into a locker room and threw my jacket all the way across the room and landed it perfectly on the peg.
Jacket peg. JPEG.
"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: