From alarming their owners of danger, to teaching other animals how to behave, 30 pet owners share the smartest thing they've witnessed their pet do.
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1/22. I had taken my dog out for a hike in an abandoned area. It was a hot day, there was a creek with a deep pool, so I decided to undress and go for a swim. The dog and I splash around for a bit. Then I get dressed and carry on down the trail.
My dog, however, wouldn't follow. She was staring at something in the grass. I called, she looked up at me and then looked back at the grass. I went over to see what was so enthralling... turns out my car keys had fallen out of my pocket and she wasn't budging until I picked them up.
2/22. My old dog Poindexter would listen to my phone conversations. She'd hear my friend's ring tone and walk over to where I was. Then she'd stare at me and listen. She was hopeful because his dog was her best buddy. As soon as she heard the words "I'll be right over," she would go wild.
Only if it was him, and only if I said those words.
3/22. My cat (about 4 months old at the time) hadn't come back for at least 2 days and I looked for her everywhere. I was getting worried since she never really left for more then a couple of hours. I guess my Labrador sensed how worried I was and realized it was because of the cat. So he decided to run out the door, while I wasn't playing attention. (He also knows how to open doors.) I didn't realize till later and I thought I had lost both of them. When around 8pm I heard meowing coming from outside. When I looked outside I saw my lab holding my kitten by the head.
4/22. I grew up with a couple border collie mixes and my mom trained service dogs after college, so we had some good boys.
When you walk the dog my mom has now at night sometimes he'll just stop and sit right in front of you and not let you walk forward. If you try to step around him, he'll scootch in front of you and push back on your leg with his head. No one ever trained him to do this, but he'll do it whenever there is a moose in the road ahead and he wants to keep you from walking into danger.
Once we were hiking in daylight along a trail and he did the same thing. We had plenty of visibility and we couldn't see any large animals so we pushed by him and just a few steps ahead on the trail was a wasp nest that had fallen out of a tree.
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5/22. Had a Boxer. She would follow my crawling daughter around the house and stop her from ascending/descending stairs. Once she was aware of what my daughter was trying to do she would bark to alert myself or my wife. Very protective of my daughter.
6/22. My old cat hates our kitten- she tolerates her existence at best. This morning I watched the older cat hop into the bathtub and start playing with a bath toy like it was the best thing ever. She never plays with anything so already I was confused. Of course, the kitten seeing this hops in after her to join in this awesomeness, at which point my old cat hops out and sits smugly on the bench watching the kitten realize she can't get out.
7/22. My cat sleeps with me in bed. She knows how to hit the snooze button on my alarm clock. She learned from watching my wife. And both of them go back to sleep.
8/22. My cousin's dog once barked to go outside while we were eating dinner. My cousin got out of his seat to let him and as soon as he opened the door the dog ran back to the table jump on my cousin's seat and started eating his food.
9/22. I was at the park with my dog and started talking to another dog owner. He got bored and decided to leave without me. As soon as I realised I ran out of the park to find him walking down the street toward my house, the road was pretty busy so I nearly shat myself and started sprinting down the street after him.
I saw him look both ways, wait for the traffic to stop for him and then cross the road.
By the time I caught up to him he had already crossed and was just having a casual stroll home.
About two weeks ago, just before we had to have him put down, I went to pick him up from the vets. They said he had improved overnight, the moment they said he could go home he jumped off my lap and went straight to the door. He kept looking back at me as if to tell me to hurry up.
He was a brilliant dog.
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10/22. My cat - a large male Maine Coon - delivers the incoming mail from the letter slot in the front door to where I'm sitting, dragging it along the floor in his teeth.
He goes back and forth until every envelope has been delivered. If an envelope is too heavy, he'll sit there by the mail slot and "MROW's!" until I go and get it myself.
11/22. My dad and my uncle are best buddies, and they both live on farms about a half mile from each other. Our dog very rarely strayed from the farm, unless she was accompanying someone.
One reason she would leave our farm was to join my dad at my uncle's shed for Happy Hour, which was every Friday at 4. It was a pre-arranged time for my dad, uncle, and a few of their buddies to have a couple beers and to get their weekend started off right.
One week they needed to cancel, because everyone except my uncle was busy and my dad was out of town. My uncle needed to go out to the shed shortly after 4 on Friday and saw Molly sitting at the shed door waiting for the beer drinkers to show up.
She ran up there on her own, because she knew that it was Happy Hour time, and didn't want to miss out.
12/22. When I was a kid I had a golden retriever. We were sitting in the garage one winter (my dad has a heated garage we often hang out in and cook and do man stuff) and we were ignoring her so she got fed up, walked over to our garage door opener on the wall....probably about 4 feet off the ground. She put her paws up against the wall and booped the button with her nose. Went pee and came back and closed the door.
13/22. My shih tzu barked frantically like he was hurt in the other room. When I went to go see, he raced past me hopped into my chair and ate my BLT. He played me.
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14/22. I have a 1.5 year old Siberian Husky who sleeps in bed with me and is used to waking up at 6:00AM daily, which is when I get up for work. One night my phone apparently didn't charge and it had died which meant my alarm didn't go off. She was awake at the normal time and put her head under my pillow and nudged me until I finally woke up. Looked at the clock and it was only 6:02am. Pretty amazing how well dogs can remember times.
15/22. One morning my lab kept coming in the bedroom, barking, then running back out. he did this a dozen times, frantically, way worse than just 'get up and take me outside.' so when I finally get up, I see the coffee pot that i had programmed the night before to auto-brew had malfunctioned and was pouring coffee all over the countertop and floor. he was letting me know! like lassie!
16/22. I had a cat that loved to play with Q-tips. one day I noticed when I got home from work that he had way more Q-tips than I had given him. This happened a lot over the next few weeks. Somehow he was stealing Q-tips from the bathroom cupboard.This was weird because the Q-tips were in a heavy drawer that didn't have a handle so how could he break in?
One day I saw it all. I was in the tub one night and in comes Cat. The bathroom cupboard had one door on the left and these two big heavy drawers on the right. Q-tips were in the top drawer. I watched the cat open the door with his paw and climb in. There was a space between the top of the cupboard (where the sink was) and the drawer. Just enough room for the cat to climb on the toilet paper stack and squeeze into the drawer. By this time the door had closed. Then I heard rustling (I assume the getting of the Q-tips) and then what sounded like rocking or sliding. The cat rocked himself back and forth to pop the drawer open, hopped out with a mouthful or Q-tips and took off. Drawer slid shut on its own due to its weight. Mind blown.
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17/22. Woke me up when the basement started taking on water. Never barks, she unlocked her crate and came up to the bedroom (off limits, and she never goes there), scratched at the door a while (lots of marks and I wear earplugs - work nights sleep days) then eventually opened the door to lick my face. Woke up and she was pretty clearly telling me I had to follow her. She brought me to the basement in time to prevent any real losses.
But she mostly uses her smarts for less useful purpose.
18/22. I had two dogs, and first one got into the neighbors yard. There was a fence and trees between the two yards, so while you could see into the yard, it wasn't easy for me to just go into their yard and get the first dog.
In my yard, there was a soccer ball, so I kicked it try to get the first dog to notice and come back. However, the second dog runs over and jumps on the ball (he has never shown the slightest interest in the soccer ball previously). He is growling at it and hitting it, and I hit it back to him. At the same moment, we both look up and over at the first dog. It was at that moment I realized that the second dog and I had the exam same idea, we were both trying to trick the first dog into coming back by playing with the ball.
19/22. I had a baby gate in my tv room so I could let my ferret run loose for a couple of hours each night. One evening, we saw her eyeballing a shoebox a few metres away from the gate - looking at the box, then gate and back. Finally, she drags the box over, climbs up and jumps the gate. My roommates and I were shocked.
Same ferret used to run wild in my bedroom, and one day I come home and everything from the top of my dresser is on the floor and she's dancing in the mess. I realize I had left some drawers open and figure she climbed them. Next day, same thing, even though I thought I had closed the drawers. I cleaned everything up, closed the drawers and watched. She went under the dresser and pushed open the bottom drawer, then climbed into it. Pushed open the second drawer and climbed in, then the third. Out the front of the drawer onto the dresser and PARTY TIME!!!!! The other ferret was watching and waiting for the stuff to rain down on the floor, dancing and dooking the whole time.
I loved those little geniuses.
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20/22. My brother and I were throwing around a knitted soft frisbee. Like a crocheted frisbee.
My dog snags it out of mid air and chews on it for a second. Then she does this thing where she tilts her head as she thinks for a second.
Drops the frisbee and sprints out of the room.
She returns moments later with a hackey-sack from Guatemala that was made of the exact same material.
She was so excited. Like "see! See! Same stuff!"
Blew my mind.
21/22. So in typical post college life fashion I keep a bottle of Febreeze handy for when things start to smell and I don't want to spend time deep cleaning. Quick way to make everything smell nice before someone comes over....and its original intent of masking any bathroom smells. My kitten has witnessed me do this post bathroom ritual and recently I fed her a little too many treats and she had to poop. She proceeded to and it was rank to where she finished, sniffed the air and proceeded to run to the bathroom and jump on the sink to paw at the Febreeze spray bottle.
22/22. I have pet rats which I let out for playtime in my living room.
If they get fed up before it's time for them to go back in their cage, they will climb up the side of it and go in themselves.
...Except for one of my fat rats who is also very lazy.
There's a certain area in the living room that he knows he's not allowed near. As soon as he goes towards it, we'd give him a gentle telling off and put him back in the cage.
Lately, we noticed he had been doing it a lot... At first, I thought he was just being a dumb rat (I mean, he is. But that story is for another time) but then we realized that recently when he'd go over to that area of the room, he'd turn around and sit and just wait for you. These times were also different, as instead of going into a huff at being put back in the cage, he'd be very happy and go about eating or doing rat things.
That's when we realized that he was going over to the bad lands just because he wanted carried and lifted into the upper platform of the cage, instead of having to climb up the side of it himself.
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 LikeGiphy
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.
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.
My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Albert or ArnoldGiphy
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!?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spontaneous Dolphin ExistenceGiphy
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.
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.
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.
But ... Ice Floats
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.
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.
My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.
"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"
"no, it's red"
"YOU CANT EVEN KNOW"
It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.