People Share Practical Truths They Learned That Everyone Should Know.

It's always nice to learn something that might change how you live your day-to-day life. Here, people share the most practical truth they've ever learned that everyone should know.


1. There is a .gov website that allows you to type in any doctor's name and see the type and monetary value of any kickbacks or perks that the doctor received from pharmaceutical companies/ drug reps, and the name of the company that gave the perks.

The website is This becomes relevant in examining your doctor's motives for prescribing certain drugs. For example, if your doctor is pushing OxyContin instead of a lighter or different drug, and you see that he received $5,000 from Purdue Pharma (maker of OxyContin), you might get kind of suspicious and ask your doctor about it directly. If they received $50,000, you might be wise to just switch doctors. Of course, this pertains to any medication, not just narcotics.


2. If you use Amazon, make sure to shop from

You pick an organization (such as the ACLU) and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to them.


3. If you are ever exposed to HIV, male or female, going to a doctor or ER and receiving the 'HIV Plan B', Post-Exposure Prophylaxis, will severely reduce your chances of contracting the disease.

This is not a substitute for proper needle handling or safe sex.

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) involves taking anti-HIV medications as soon as possible after you may have been exposed to HIV to try to reduce the chance of becoming HIV positive. These medications keep HIV from making copies of itself and spreading through your body.

To be effective, PEP must begin within 72 hours of exposure, before the virus has time to make too many copies of itself in your body. PEP consists of 2-3 antiretroviral medications and should be taken for 28 days. Your doctor will determine what treatment is right for you based on how you were exposed to HIV. PEP is safe but may cause side effects like nausea in some people. These side effects can be treated and are not life threatening. PEP is not 100% effective; it does not guarantee that someone exposed to HIV will not become infected with HIV.


4. Essential oils are called that because they are the "essence" of a plant, NOT because they are "essential" to human health.

There are a lot of alternative medicine practitioners who deliberately take advantage of the misleading name "essential oils". While some essential oils do indeed have health benefits, most of them don't do anything at all and some of them can actually be harmful.


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5. If you're staying at a hotel and front desk calls to verify your credit card details, it's a scam.

Just had "front desk" call me on my room phone at the Hilton Garden Inn in Tampa at 7:45am to verify my details as "our system went down last night".

Hung up and called the operator and they told me they hadn't patched through anyone from an outside line, so apparently scammers are now booking hotel rooms and calling from inside the hotels.


6. The abbreviation "e.g." is short for 'exempli gratia' and is used to mean "for example." The abbreviation "i.e." is short for 'id est' and is used to mean "that is to say."

These abbreviations are commonly misused interchangeably, but they mean different things. Mnemonic devices to help keep them straight:

e.g. = "example given"

i.e. = "in essence"

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7. If you find a lost ID...

In the United States, you can put a lost ID in any mailbox and the postal service will deliver it to the mailing address on the card .


8. In states that have legalized marijuana it is still very illegal in any national parks, monuments and forests; and park rangers are federal police.

In federal land (National Parks, National Monuments, Bureau of Land Management lands, National Forests, etc) federal law is enforced and marijuana is still a schedule one drug.

If you get busted by a ranger on federal land you must appear in court, which will be the courthouse of whatever district you were busted in, these areas are very large. There is no paying the fine without trial even though it will probably be a minor fine, same with speeding tickets and any other infraction, so don't mess around of federal land.


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9. A person with a disabled placard on their car may not always have a disability you can see.

My 52-year-old uncle has had lung disease for six years, and his lungs only get around 45 mm/Hg. I've heard people commenting when he gets out of the car "HE doesn't look disabled" insinuating that he's faking a disease or has a fake placard.

Lung disease, cardiovascular issues, and other non-visible issues qualify a person (rightfully) for a disabled placard.


10. If one of your calves is swollen or hot and feels "tight" and you don't know why, you need to go to a hospital.

Those are symptoms of a deep vein thrombosis blood clot. I've had to take my dad in a few times for them, yet I don't hear them get as much attention as chest pain for heart attacks, even though if the blood clot breaks of and makes it to your heart, that's probably what you'll have.

One made it to my dad's lungs and caused a pulmonary embolism. Consider the warning signs more severe if you've recently been sitting down without moving for a long time (like in an airplane) or if you've recently had surgery.

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11. In most major U.S. and Canadian cities, it is common courtesy to use the right-hand side of an escalator for standing and the left-hand side for walking.

This is less of a fact and more of a common courtesy that is shared in many U.S. cities, and different cultures may handle this different ways, so I am just speaking about the United States here.

Typically, the right-hand side of the escalator should be reserved for people who don't feel like walking up or down the escalator. The left-hand side should be left open for people who wish to walk up and down the escalator to get where they are going more quickly.


12. How to tell if a number is divisible by another number:


1 - Always.

2 - If the number is even.

5 - If the number ends in 5 or 0.

10 - If the numbers ends in 0.

Less Obvious:

3 - Add all of the digits in the number. If the result is divisible by 3, then so is the original number. (Note that this rule can be repeated with the result if you still don't know.)

4 - If the last 2 digits of the number are divisible by 4, then so is the entire number. If you don't know then halve the last 2 digits twice. If you still have a whole number then it is divisible by 4.

6 - If the number passes the '2' rule and the '3' rule, then, yes.

8 - If the last 3 digits of the number are divisible by 8, then so is the entire number. If you don't know then halve the last 3 digits three times. If you still have a whole number then it is divisible by 8.

9 - Add all of the digits in the number. If the result is divisible by 9, then so is the original number. (Note that this rule can be repeated with the result if you still don't know.)


7 - Remove the last digit from the number. Take the number formed by the remaining digits and subtract by 2x the removed digit. If the result is divisible by 7, then so is the original number.

Example (889):

88-(9x2) = 88-18 = 70

=> 889 is divisible by 7.


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13. Disposable razors last for months if you leave them resting in baby oil when not using them.

Steel razors are incredibly durable.

And your stubble, no matter how manly, is not enough to chip or pit steel. When your razor wears out, it's not because of your use.

It's because of how you treat the razor after you're done using it. Most people rinse it, maybe blow on it, then stick it back in the cabinet. This leaves little drops of water on the steel, causing it to rust and pit and wear out.

So if you want your razors to last as long as possible, store them in a little cup of oil. Baby oil or mineral oil. The water can't sit there under oil, so it'll come right off. The oil itself won't hurt your blade. The blade will last an astoundingly long time.

But it only takes once or twice of not doing that to wear the blade down.

I've used a single disposable razor for over a year with this method. The only reason we still buy disposables is because my wife is too lazy to be bothered to do this. Her razors go bad after one use - she leaves them sitting in the shower. Same exact razors - all disposables from the same packaging. I'm convinced it would've lasted longer than a year too, the only reason it didn't is because my wife ran out of razors and she took the one I'd set aside. She left it in the shower again and it wore out immediately.

Oil your blades.

Carnifax23, /u/itty53

14. If you see someone you think is committing a crime, look at their shoes. It's a clothing item they can't easily change or take off.

Earlier today I saw two kids who had just broken into someone's car near my house. On my bike I accidentally followed them for a block and realized what was going on and circled back to find them. By then they had ditched the bags in an alley. I waited for the cops since there was some woman's stuff strewn all over in an alley, including her work ID.

When the officer showed up they asked about a description. The kids had taken off their shirts so as to make it harder to find them if they put them on later. She said, "this is the thing that always gets them, did you see their shoes?" I totally missed them, but two kids in dark jeans holding white shirts in their hands isn't too much to go on - but it's not like they were going to bring an extra pair of shoes.


15. Taxes don't have to be such a pain.

Many local universities offer complimentary help with your taxes to allow their accounting students additional experience. The process is usually overseen by an expert to ensure accuracy.

It is worth noting that you must meet a specific criteria to be eligible for these services. They are mainly offered to low-income individuals and students.

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16. Bacteria is resilient.

Any bacteria who survive your antibiotics can breed an immune strain. This is why you ALWAYS finish the course of pills your doc gives you.

Don't stop when you "feel better". Don't save the rest for another illness. One day soon people will get sick and nothing will help. Maybe very soon.



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17. You don't have to do it alone.

If you're trying to quit smoking you should register for texts from You'll receive motivational texts a few times a day as well as support when you text "crave". Worth a shot if you're serious about quitting. It's helping me.


18. The HPV vaccine is just as useful for men as is it is for women.

HPV is transmitted between people. Thats means guy gives to girl, girl gives to another guy ect. If one of those people are vaccinated you can cut the transmission rate down. Even if the vaccine's target are the strains that typically effect women, it is still better for men to NOT be a vector.

Also some strains can cause dick warts.


19. It is not safe to use document shredding services at places like Staples and FedEx office

Many people bring their secure documents to office supply stores for shredding. It's affordable, usually under $1 a pound. The problem is that they don't do the shredding. They place the documents into a basic plastic garbage bin with a very cheap lock. A friend works at one of these stores and last week, they had a break-in and the only thing taken was that bin. Who knows what critical documents and data were in there.

If you want to ensure your documents get shredded and you have too many for your home shredder, go to a place that will shred it for you on the spot. Banks and other organizations also often have free shredding events where they bring a big machine to location and shred on the spot.


20. Drowning Doesn't Actually Look Like Drowning.

Except in rare circumstances, drowning people are physiologically unable to call out for help. The respiratory system was designed for breathing. Speech is the secondary or overlaid function. Breathing must be fulfilled, before speech occurs.

Drowning peoples mouths alternately sink below and reappear above the surface of the water. The mouths of drowning people are not above the surface of the water long enough for them to exhale, inhale, and call out for help. When the drowning peoples mouths are above the surface, they exhale and inhale quickly as their mouths start to sink below the surface of the water.

Drowning people cannot wave for help. Nature instinctively forces them to extend their arms laterally and press down on the waters surface. Pressing down on the surface of the water, permits drowning people to leverage their bodies so they can lift their mouths out of the water to breathe.

Throughout the Instinctive Drowning Response, drowning people cannot voluntarily control their arm movements. Physiologically, drowning people who are struggling on the surface of the water cannot stop drowning and perform voluntary movements such as waving for help, moving toward a rescuer, or reaching out for a piece of rescue equipment.

From beginning to end of the Instinctive Drowning Response peoples bodies remain upright in the water, with no evidence of a supporting kick. Unless rescued by a trained lifeguard, these drowning people can only struggle on the surface of the water from 20 to 60 seconds before submersion occurs.


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21. When to use "You and I" vs. "You and me" :

Whichever sounds right without the "you and" is correct. "He gave pizza to you and me" is correct because "he gave pizza to me" sounds right.


22. When typing, holding CTRL + hitting backspace deletes one entire word at a time.

Rather than just holding the backspace button and hoping to stop at the beginning of a word, just hold CTRL and hit the backspace button.


23. If you blow out a tire or damage your car on a pothole, some cities will pay for the damage.

Los Angeles does this, and I'm sure other cities have similar policies as well. Just call 311!


24. Chocolate Diamonds are a jewelry industry scam.

Brown diamonds are the most common diamonds, and the "Chocolate Diamond" was marketed perfectly to sell something above its actual worth, since brown is an undesirable color.

It's actually kind of brilliant though the way they were able to market garbage to us as valuable. In all fairness though, some are actually worth something based on treatment and such, but all in all, they managed to take a worthless rock that was never able to sell, and market it so perfectly that it's now a desirable piece of jewelry. Admirable, but still something you should know about before purchasing.


25. It's not you. Claw machines are rigged. Here's why it's so hard to grab that stuffed animal.

The claw is programmed to grab tightly only part of the time. Some people think the claw machine is so hard to win because the stuffed animals are packed so tightly together. But the bigger reason is more insidious than that: the claw machine is programmed to have a strong grip only part of the time.



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.