People Share The Single Most Unbelievable Thing They Have Witnessed.

Recently a Reddit thread asked users "What is the single most unbelievable thing you have ever witnessed?" Here are some of the users' best submissions.

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I saw a cop pull over and arrest another cop but nobody believes me.

DownvoteDaemon

I was playing golf and a ball bonked a squirrel on the head from 150 yards away. I thought it was dead because it was on it's back for five minutes but then it woke up and ran away.

KoalaCubed

I spent a year at the South Pole. Everyone always wanted to know if we saw penguins and obviously we didn't as we were in the interior of the continent. Well the time comes to go and we have a stopover in McMurdo. We head out to Pegasus field which is out on the thick permanent glacial ice. C-17 lands to pick us up and we are literally 15 minutes from leaving the continent. Someone suddenly shouts "Look a penguin!" We all turn to them like haha super funny. Then we see that sure enough a single Adele penguin is hauling down the runway towards us. It walked right up to us and hung out with us until we left. This was not the time of year to see many penguins at McMurdo and definitely not at the location we were at. In my opinion one of the least likely things I've ever witnessed.

AStrangerWCandy

When it happened I was living between Koreatown and Watts. I was sitting in darkness watching everything around me burn and people busting cars outside my building. Gun shots, helicopters and sirens for the first few hours, but then we stop hearings sirens the rest of the night and I remember thinking... Oh crap.

EZ_does_it

I was on a bike trail in Wisconsin with my step brother. We had stopped on the side at a bench we found and were just chilling for a moment. Then this old dude went by.

Picture this: He's at least 70. He's wearing what I still believe to be bowling shoes, as they were fluorescent with one solid color on one side and a different color on the other side. Attached to each shoe on the bottom were the actual scooting parts of scooters. He was propelling himself with ski poles. Pinstripe shorts. Wife beater. A scarf going in the wind. A helmet. And pilot goggles.

We legit fell out of the bench laughing and bring it up every time we see each other.

boyvsfood

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Lightweight kit plane at my small, hometown airport. I had toured the airport weeks earlier during a HS class.

I was driving into town, past a field at the end of the runway, and saw the plane maybe 300-500 feet in the air, flying kind of wobbly.

Suddenly, it barrel rolled into a nosedive, straight into the ground. I pulled into a local store, ran in, and told the clerk to call 911 —he didn't believe me, and pushed the phone to me to call. Even the 911 operator didn't seem to believe me. Unfortunately, the pilot didn't survive.

Toonces51

My friend and I were playing basketball making bets on our shots. So I'm agnostic, he's Christian, but we're cool about it and respect each other. So I joke, "If I make this, God isn't real". I launch it, from way, way out. It flies through the air, and immediately makes a "thunk" as it sticks between the rim and the board. So it's just stuck, floating there, it didn't really miss... it never touched the ground... but it didn't go in the basket either. I don't know what that meant, but it was unbelievable.

Nezzatic

I was on vacation maybe 20 miles from the Canada/US border, on the Canadian side. Fishing from some random stream, a guy comes hiking out of the bush and asks me if I knew where some town is. I say no, I'm just here on vacation. He laughs and asks me why I'd go on vacation in the edge of Montana. I stared at him for a second and told him he was in Alberta. He didn't believe me until I showed him on my phone, and then he got very pale and asked for directions to the camp office.

seniorscubasquid

One day, I was heading back to my dorm after class and heard a noise up a tree. I looked up and saw this squirrel holding 3/4 of a very big hamburger. My college campus had its share of fat squirrels, but I had never seen one with such a huge amount of food. I stopped in my tracks and just watched as this squirrel proceeded to scarf down the burger. A friend of mine that was leaving the dorm approached me and asked what was up. I just pointed up and we both stood there watching this squirrel devour this burger. It was such a strange thing to witness and I really wish I had video of it.

-eDgAR-

Unpacking pallets of merchandise on the farthest corner of our store parking lot, overlooking a highway intersection.

I hear a trumpet. Like, really good trumpet. Climb up the step ladder, look over the fence, and this guy is playing a trumpet outside of his driver-side window, just going to town. Light changes, trumpet goes in, window goes up, and he just drives off.

No one else heard it.

Metroidzoid

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The guy who got himself diagnosed with Oppositional Defiance Disorder so he could spend all day in Special Ed playing Minecraft was the first dude at my high school to lose his virginity.

And yes, we all 'witnessed' it because he played us the clip when we called him a liar.

laterdude

This girl threw her drink at my friend, missed, and then proceeded to throw a punch at her. My friend literally just moved 3 inches to the side, and this girl slips on the drink she threw, and I kid you not, threw herself 4 feet (apparently she was throwing her entire body weight into this punch), hit the bathroom wall, and ricocheted her body 180 degrees. She landed flat on the broken glass, completely straight on her stomach with her arms by her sides. She knocked herself out. She was so embarrassed that she told her friends that my friend knocked her out. Karma served on the rocks.

She was ok although she landed on glass. My friend and I mobbed out of that bar quickly though and it immediately went on lockdown afterwards.

wadafuqqq

I work in a hospital. Came in for my shift and did my patient rounding and introduced myself to everybody. One lady in particular complimented my eyes and we had a nice, casual conversation. I waited with her as she used the bedpan, but she wasn't able to go. Said I'd be back in a few minutes as I had to chart a few numbers. I came back 5-7 minutes later and she was lying dead on the floor in a puddle of blood. 

Mikey_Wonton

Got off my bus from school around January and so did some other woman in her mid 20s. (Public transportation, she wasnt from my school). We were both crossing the street as we had the walk signal and I noticed another bus across us start turning towards the lane we were walking past. I assumed he would just stop in the middle of the road and wait for us to pass but he never did. He was going 60km (around 40 miles?) and in the last second I jumped backwards and barely dodged getting it. I saw the bus just barely touch my shoulder from the corner of my eye, and when I looked back I watched the girl get hit by the bus and get dragged under the wheels. I was the one who had to move her from safety out of the middle of a busy intersection and call 911 as her head was split open and bleeding. She ended up passing out from blood loss, cops and ambulance came, and she got taken away. 2 weeks later I saw her again on the original bus we got off of and she recognized me and shook my hand.

alanalan123

I was the one and only responder and witness to a car accident. Three 16 year old kids that smashed their car. The kid in the passenger seat was pinned in place - the car hit the tree at the hinge of the passenger door and pushed it to within an inch of the shifter, with this kid's knees some where in the middle. I sat in the smashed back seat holding his hand and listening to him wail "kill me" until the fire department showed up and literally cut the car in the three parts to get him out. I'll never forget that.

Bike_Mechanic_Man 

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The most incredible thing I've ever seen was the time that two cars in front of me suddenly started drag racing as soon as the light turned green. I went at just the speed limit, watching the two speed onto the bridge ahead, and then one car suddenly went left, and smashed into the concrete barrier. At the force and speeds it was going, the car actually flipped onto it's side and rolled for a bit before landing on the wheels. The other car bolted out of there while I slammed the brakes before I too crashed horribly. Traffic started to jam since everyone was suddenly braking down behind me, which put me on the spot and feeling panicky so I drove around the wreck. In the car I remember seeing a guy at the wheel hugging his girlfriend who was in the passenger seat.

Bustyturtlelover

While about to get on the plane to do my first solo skydiving jump I was watching the experienced people jump. One of the parachutes failed so she tried to break away to her reserve chute, but it failed too. The reserve was partially open but she was still coming down out of control and at about 50 mph. She came down in a farm field next to the drop zone. When she hit the ground she did the parachute landing fall, a roll that helps protect from broken ankles, legs, and wrists. Between that and landing in the softer dirt of a freshly plowed field, she walked away without any major injuries. Though she protested, they took her to the hospital anyway. Nope, nothing. No injuries at all beyond whiplash like body soreness. She was back jumping the next weekend. I still jumped after helping get her main chute out of a nearby pond.

archlaw007

Me and my friend were playing with quarters on my island in the kitchen and he says, "I wonder how fast I can fling this thing. He was aiming for the hand towel on the handle of the stove and he flings it and hits the glass on the front of the stove and it just completely shattered. When I say the sound and the way it looked when it shattered was unbelievable, just take my word for it. My friend and I were in so much disbelief... ,but it's cool my mom wasn't mad and bought us pizza and rented us a movie... still hasn't been fixed to this day. The stove still works.

Eupar

When I was a kid, I used to play in the yard at my grandparents house. Due to my grandfather's job, there was a big pile of stones/rock in the middle of the yard, which I went around for fun. One night, there was a huge party at the house so I got to stay up util really late, but I was bored as there were no other kids to play with, so I went to play around the pile of rocks, which was a little far away from the party. In one of the turns, I stumbled upon someone but here's the tricky part: He had no feet. I turned my face up, (looking at his jeans and red-squared-flannel-button shirt) to look at this dude's face and guess what? HE HAD NO FACE! I ran like the wind to my mom and told her everything. I don't remember what happened after that.

TheLatinoGuy

This small child playing on the new family computer (that was in my parents bedroom where I was sleeping) at like the dead hours of night. He/she was just tapping on the keyboard, playing with the mouse, the computer wasn't even on. I woke up to the noise he/she were making. I, in my half asleep mode, thought it was my little sister and called out for her to go back to sleep.

Only realised the next morning that there was no way it could have been her, since she was only 1, couldn't walk properly, and not to mention there was no way she could have climbed over the crib in the dark.

NotSpicyEnough

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A whale surfacing in the ocean next to my tiny kayak. The spray hit me and wake almost flipped me. It never directly came up underneath but was less than 5-10 feet on each side when it surfaced and was amazing and a shocking moment.

greenFuzzyTesla

When I was about 5 or 6 my family and I were driving into my neighborhood and as we were approaching we noticed there was a house that was on fire. When we got closer we realized it was the house of a family friend that we went to church with. When we pulled up my dad started yelling and asking if anyone was inside (firefighters were not there yet). Some of the Neighboor's said that they thought the 2 boys and wife were home. The house was literally in flames, and my dad ran into the home and came out of the house with the two boys. Where I'm from in AZ everyone has basements and it turns out that the two boys were playing in the basement when the house caught on fire, and since my dad knew they had a basement where the kids played he ran down there immediately. It was by far the most unreal thing I have ever witnessed.

sacboi69

Driving on the interstate in Minneapolis. I took an off ramp and the next thing I see is a guy come speeding the wrong way. He turned the right way on the interstate and didn't hit a thing. At the top of the ramp was a cop holding the guys car bumper with the licence plate attached.

Accountant3781

I was flying emirates London to Melbourne. As we flew over Iraq everyone on board was sleeping. I peeped out the window and saw a mountain range lit up by the moon. All along the range were ENORMOUS explosions going off.

It was weird sitting on that plane, in comparative luxury, while people fought and died below me.

Ultra_Sonic

Waiting for a light to change in three lane traffic. I'm in the left and I see a guy in the right lane whose van has a bit of smoke coming out of it.

Guy jumps out and opens the side door. A blast of fire knocks him out. His whole van is awash with flames and now there is a huge column of black smoke. Traffic started moving again and people started honking their horns at me to go so I moved off. People were helping him and phoning the fire brigade so I didn't feel bad.

Until later, when I stopped and, whilst getting my bags out of the boot, saw the fire extinguisher my mum had given me when I got the car. I had completely forgotten about it. Then I felt bad.

reverendmalerik

I was cycling in a local park when I was a bout 8 years old and as I passed under a tree, a squirrel jumped out of the tree and landed on my shoulder. We both looked at each other in confusion and then it just turned and stared straight ahead to see where I was cycling. It stayed on my shoulder for about 20 metres more and then launched itself off into the grass and ran away into the woods. It was so weird/cool. No one believed me when I told them.

krillmonger

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At the zoo, watching some sort of monkeys. Mandrills, I think they're called. Anyway, the big male squats on a log and starts to poop, but he seems unable to pinch it off. Suddenly, this smaller male zips by and grabs the dangling turd right from the big male's butt. This enrages the big male, who immediately starts screaming and sprouting a bright red rage. He then chases the smaller male (still in possession of the purloined dookie) for the better part of five minutes.

dominiqueshusband

When I was in primary school, I went through a period where I'd spent my lunchtimes looking for fairies and where they lived. One time, me and my friends decided to dig away at the bark of a random tree stump in the middle of our school oval. I don't really know what we planned on finding, but once we dug away the outside bark, sitting inside was this perfectly alive frog/ toad. I have no idea how it got in there, from what we could tell, there was no way it could have somehow hopped in and more importantly no way that it could have hopped back out. Not to mention that this was suburban Australia, in the middle of a grass oval nowhere near any swamps or lakes and until that point I'd never seen a frog before. We were convinced he was a magical toad king and I probably believed in fairies a lot longer than I should have after that.

Dareine

I actually have a story for this. When I was around 10, I went to Mexico to visit some family. We went to this market type place near downtown, a very traditional place. I got distracted while my aunt was looking at some clothes, and I wandered a little bit away. There was this street performer man that must have been 70+ years old. He was making this little puppet dance, walk around, and do flips. It was one of those wooden models you always see in art stores, maybe about 4 inches tall. I was watching him do it, and he noticed me looking. He told me to come over, and out of curiosity I did. I stuck my hand out and the puppet jumped from the ground and onto my hand. It started dancing and doing things on my hand. It was very cool, but I couldn't seem to notice any strings or wire on it. I passed my hand over the puppet, and there were no strings on it. Scared, I grabbed it on my fist and threw it on the ground. There was nothing attached to it. As soon as I threw it, the puppet got up and walked back to the old man. To this day I have no idea what happened.

uzingniga

Just watched this happen a little over an hour ago. Was driving on the Southbound side of US 281 about an hour from my destination. There's some traffic but not a whole lot and I'm in the right lane. All of a sudden I see a car come barreling (probably going at least 65) down the Southbound side but going the wrong direction (north vs everybody going south), weaving all over the left lane he's in but somehow managing to stay in one lane. He zoomed past me and I slowed down cause it scared the hell out of me. I'm watching this guy driving down the wrong side of a highway where the speed limit is 75 MPH but most people in the left lane are going anywhere between 75 and 90. He came within inches of hitting somebody also in the left lane but the guy who was almost hit saw him in time and barely swerved over into the right lane in time to avoid what could have very easily been a fatal crash. I kept watching this guy driving on the wrong side of the road until I couldn't see him anymore and hoped he didn't hit anybody. The guy that almost got hit passed me but I went back to going 80 and caught up to him, looked over at him at the same time he looked at me and we just both kind of shrugged with this look of "What the…? That just happened." I didn't call the cops because I was too out to think straight but I did later see a state trooper zipping down the northbound side of 281 with lights and sirens going, hopefully after that guy.

You hear stories all the time about people driving on the wrong side of the road and causing horrible crashes but to see it in person scared the hell out of me.

Katiana56

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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