People Share The Most Statistically Unlikely Event That Happened To Them.

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This article is based on the AskReddit question "What's the most statistically unlikely thing that has ever happened to you?"

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24. The gaming community

About 7 years ago, I worked at a McDonald's in a small town (less than 2000 people). This guy and his family had moved from a few towns over and he became a regular customer. One day I was taking his order and saw he had a Halo 3 wallet, so I suggested we play some time.

I grabbed a pen so we could write down our gamertags, and we realized that we were already friends. We had met in a game a few months prior and been playing semi-regularly at that point.

TheWritingWriterIV

23. Can this guy get any luckier?

A friend was parking my car and they heavily scraped the side of the bumper. Fast forward 3 months while I'm still too lazy to have it repaired, a guy in a parking lot backs up into the exact spot where the previous damage was. The accident was his fault and his insurance paid for the entire repair.

jcepiano

22. NOT bluffing

Royal Flush in a game of Texas Hold'em. I was shaking with excitement, terrible poker face, but 2 other guys thought I was bluffing and went all in.

Dr_on_the_Internet

21. There is something about that exact date

My sister was born may 17. My cousin was also born in may 17. My wife has a close cousin that she consider like a sister that was also born in may 17 (at the same year of my sister), this cousin also has a close cousin that was born in may 17. I got my wife pregnant in 2015, she should gave birth in may 25. My father joked the entire pregnancy that the baby would be born in may 17. Guess what happened at 6:50 may/17/2016

rataktaktaruken

20. Baby miracles!

It's one of two things.

I once ran into my uncle in the Denver airport. Neither of us lives in Denver, neither of us was flying to or from Denver. We both just happened to have connecting flights at the same time, and they were one gate apart from each other.

The second is the conception of my second child. It was very hard for my wife and I to have our first kid. It took three years, three miscarriages, and medical assistance. The second daughter was conceived shortly before the older one's first birthday, at a time when we were having sex once a week if we were lucky. Plus my wife was on birth control, was still breastfeeding, and hadn't had her first period since giving birth.

molten_dragon

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19. These keys are forever useless

I lost some keys while crossing a mountain creek in the alps. More than two years later I found them on the shore of a mountain lake a few miles downstream. They didn't fit anymore, so I don't know what the universe was trying to tell me with that gesture

Avempartha

18. The mountain of cameras

I was about 18, and I was heading into the biggest nightclub in the world (Privilege in Ibiza) and I had a disposable camera with all of my photos from my holiday on it.

The bouncers told me that I wasn't allowed to take my disposable camera in with me, and that I would have to throw it away. I looked over to the side and there was this huge mountain of disposable cameras, from people who had the same problem as me. There were hundreds of them, honestly maybe even thousands. Most of them were the same brand as mine and looked identical. I sighed, figured that having the experience was better than keeping the photos, and threw my camera onto the pile.

Went in, had a few drinks, smokes and saw a sex show. At the end of the night we stumbled outside to see daylight, and the pile of cameras looking even bigger. I walked over to it, grabbed one at random, thinking that I would at least get them developed and get a laugh out of someone else's photos, and lo and behold - it was my camera.

ithoughtyousaidgoat

17. Even streetlights are afraid of him

About 50 or so streetlights have spontaneously gone out as I've walked underneath them.

It's happened regardless of which city I'm living in, time of night, weather conditions or anything like that, and I'm only a 20 something.

I have no idea why, but apparently I'm a danger to civil infrastructure.

cmagnificent

16. How is he still alive?

Was laying down in the back seat of a 1998 or so Dodge Neon. Car crashed at about 75mph, it rolled 3.5 times and landed upside down. During that flipping fiasco I somehow inadvertently managed to get my elbow over my head in time to go headfirst out that tiny little rear window. I landed on my feet (didn't stick the landing exactly, but did a messy, gentle tuck/fall down in the mud thing a couple feet from the road).

My elbow was opened to the bone, but packed with mud so I had no real issues there. I had no broken bones, my cell phone was still in my pocket and working. I got up and called for help.

I have no clue how I got physics-ed out that window without dying. According to the paramedics most people don't get thrown out of cars and live much less walk around relatively fine.

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15. The rarest hit

I happened to be at a baseball game where a player (Cory Sullivan of the Rockies) hit two triples in one inning. It hadn't happened since 1951, has never happened since (it was 2006), and has happened only 11 times in the history of the major leagues. It's a very "who cares" accomplishment, but it's rarer than a perfect game.

Somehumanmale

14. This only happens in the movies

1) Totalled my car 3 years ago. Both sides completely caved in around my seat. No one was hurt but that thing was unsalvageable. The paramedics couldn't believe it.

2) Had an argument with some guy in 4th grade at recess. I had been jumping rope, and he and his friends weren't happy when I wandered into "their turf. I've always been bad with words, so I lost the discussion almost immediately. He scoffed and turned around to leave. Being an angry ten-year-old, I threw one of the handles of my rope at his face and missed it instead looped twice around his neck. I pretended like that was my intention and pulled him back over like "We're not done here." One of my most awesome moments and it was a complete accident.

TheFallingEagle

13. Sing along with the radio

Was singing a song walking out to my car. I turned the car on, and the radio came on. The radio was not only playing the song I was singing, but it was almost at the exact right spot. It was maybe just a couple seconds off.

I think the song was Jump by Van Halen.

cheap77

12. The bat story

My wife and I played the video game Batman Arkham City together for weeks on end. The night we finished the game and shortly after my wife had left for bed, I was shutting down the computer when all of a sudden a bat flew through the security gate into our living room. Flying circles in the room. I guided the bat out and told my wife about it. We had a chuckle about the whole incident especially after our weeks of playing Batman.

Anyway, the following day at dusk I was seeing two friends out after their visit. Walking them out I told them the story of the bat after we played Batman. Immediately after finishing the story from out of nowhere a bat flew right into the left side of my neck. It gave me such a fright! I was so startled that I slapped at my neck.

Worst part is my two friends didn't see the bat crashing into me and were surprised at my sudden reaction to apparently nothing. They didn't see anything because it was too dark already at dusk.

So, needless to say I don't share this story with many people as I'm afraid I'll come across as a jerk making up crazy stories.

HuggyOnline

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11. Meeting acquaintances in odd places

I inherited my dad's tendency to meet people I have a connection with in the weirdest of places. I met a girl I went to high school with on a street in Beijing. In a small city in eastern Russia, I met an American ex-roommate of a girl I'm studying with in university in Sweden. I accidentally bumped into my mother's close colleague in an underground club in Beijing.

Cahootie

10. Connected in a strange way

Not me but 2 friends:

I used to go to an International embassy school in India. So most students had parents who were diplomats / employees of multinationals. So these 2 foreign girls end up in my class and they : a) have the same name, let's call them Jenny C and Jenny L. b) immediately hit it off and become best friends. c) later discover that Jenny C's mother is the ex-girlfriend of Jenny L's aunt's husband (so her uncle by marriage).

I mean, imagine the odds. Two girls who have no connection whatsoever in their country of origin end up being born the same year, having the same first name, being in the same class in the same school on the other side of the world at the same time, becoming BFFs, and their families being secretly connected in some obscure way. Like, seriously, WHAT?!

nebulous_obsidian

9. What a small world

Met a guy in 2015, became friends with benefits, fast forward to fall 2016, he gets a Facebook message from a 24 year old guy claiming to be his son, does some investigating, and yes, it is in fact his son from a one night stand. I look up his Facebook and my best friend from high school is on his friends list, she's his aunt and he lived with her when I was friends with her in high school. I babysat him a few times when he was a baby.

Hurray_for_Candy

8. Bad luck

I left my car door unlocked in my drive way. It's a Saturday and I'm careless. I planned to run some errands that day, but couldn't find my wallet. After tearing up my house looking for said wallet, I return to my car and notice all my spare change is gone. My immediate first reaction is Oh, I left my wallet here too!" I race to the bank, in a fruitless attempt to cancel my debit cards before they can be used. It was a slow day and I was able to get one of those dedicated customer service reps very quickly. I tell him my situation and we begin process of cancelling. Just as he was about to cancel, a guy with a do-rag walks in and the whole bank freezes. Guy says he has a gun and proceeds to rob the bank for about $500. Bank is on complete lock down and the investigators interview witnesses for hours. All I'm worried about in cancelling my cards from previous robbery. Finally was allowed to just pick up my phone and cancel everything that way. I went home and shut myself off from the world the rest of the day.

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7. Stranger danger!

When I was a teenager I was walking through the parking lot of a

Burger King when an older man approached me and started hitting on me. He asked for my, and I said, "My name is XXX, and I'm 16." He immediately apologized and practically ran away.

Two years later I'm at a gas station fuelling my car, and I hear someone call my name from across the parking lot. This man comes jogging up to me and says, "You're XXX, right? Do you remember me from Burger King? You must be 18 now, right?"

Weirdest thing ever. He asked for my phone number. I did not acquiesce.

PsychedelicGoat42

6. Miraculously survived

4 years ago I threw up so hard I tore a 4mm hole in my esophagus a few cm below my heart. I was diagnosed with boerhaaves syndrome which has a near 100% mortality rate when untreated/no surgery. Even when it is diagnosed and treated surgically within the first 24 hours there is still a 25% mortality rate.

After 11 days in the hospital and 9 days without food I had recovered without surgical treatment. I was told by my doctors that only a handful of patients have survived without surgery.

nixrsen

5. But how?!

I have a unique last name. I've never met another non-relative with my last name. I get a new job and a different company in a city I was not born in. In a company of 1,000 people, in my department, on my floor, 5 cubes from my office is a girl with the same last name as me. The kicker, her first name is the same as my wifes.

1h8fulkat

4. Coin flips

In 5th grade I didn't want to take a test and saw a quarter on my teacher's desk. I was always a talker and convinced her to flip the coin and if I guessed it right I didn't have to take the test. She flips it and I say "heads" and it lands heads. She laughs and flips it again and I say heads again and it lands heads. I guessed the coin flip correctly 38 times in a row. I didn't take the test that day!

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3. Why do I see you everywhere?

I became friends with this dude I worked with in Japan, we both leave country around the same time. I return to the US and he goes to Europe. Two years later I'm working in Florida, I go to my workplace snack bar, and there he is ordering a coke. He just happened to be there for training. Five years after that, I'm working help-desk at a job in NY. I finish a call and check the help-desk window for customers, and there he is waiting to talk to one of my coworkers. We see each other and stared in shock, both of asking the other why this keeps happening.

Maldibus

2. Touching past and present

I unintentionally rented an apartment that was across the hall from the apartment my mother had lived in when she was the same age. It was a little 20 unit brick apartment building- there are thousands of similar places in the city.

I knew that she had also lived in Boston in her twenties but didn't know what neighborhood, and she wasn't involved in the apartment search at all. I didn't learn that she'd lived there until I sent her my new address about a week before move-in. We were 20 years and 6 feet apart- you could stand in the hall and touch both front doors simultaneously.

Anonymous

1. Dont take life for granted

I was in a horrible roll over car accident and walked away from the scene.

The medics didn't think I needed help because I didn't feel any pain, so my mom drove me to the hospital where they sewed my head shut (I split it open in 3 places) then they told me to take ibuprofen for swelling and pain and sent me on my way.

For two weeks the pain kept getting more and more unbearable until I was laying on the couch one day before school and went to sit up and immediately blacked out.

A quick trip to the doctors with some X-Rays and MRIs found out I had fractured my C4 and C5 in my neck and fractured L2-5 in my lower back. I also had a head injury they equated to "Getting hit in the head with a hammer repeatedly" and wondered why the hospital didn't look me over.

10 years later I can still walk, in constant pain but I'm alive and its always a reminder to not take life for granted because given my odds of what happened and how the car looked, I shouldn't even be here.

ImTwoDee

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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

Giphy

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

Giphy

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