People Share Unexpectedly Scary Things They've Encountered On A Normal Day.

For these folks, they thought they were just experiencing another mundane day when they were hit with an unexpectedly scary event. From witnessing a car crash to a medical emergency, get ready for these intense AskReddit stories. 

Source list available at the end. 

I was walking back to my family's car after my great grandmother's funeral. Not exactly casual, but it was a quiet, sunny afternoon. She basically died of old age.

We were about 40 yards from our car when we heard a loud snap of wood breaking to our left.

To our horror, a large dump truck had just barrelled over a small tree and was heading down a hill directly towards our cars with no one behind the wheel. Two of my younger brothers were already running to our minivan to get the "good seats" and were close to its path. I still remember the screams of my parents and uncles/aunts as everyone realized what was happening within a few seconds.

Amazingly, no one was hurt. My brothers stopped in their tracks, and the truck missed our car. Unfortunately, it absolutely crushed my grandpa's car right behind and multiple gravestones from across the road before finally coming to a stop.

We would later find out the driver forgot to engage the emergency brake when parking. 


I left work for lunch and was walking to a restaurant just 2 blocks away. As I rounded the corner, a car accident happened right in front of me. A lady walking just 10 feet in front of me was hit and pinned between the car and a building. She was conscious and mad as hell. Despite her legs obviously being broken, she let out a stream of verbal abuse on the driver about her shoes, dress, and phone. She went on about on about everything else except for her actual injuries. It was surreal.


I went to eat at a Chinese restaurant with a couple of friends. One friend of ours had a shellfish allergy. She would tell the staff every time, and we had been to that restaurant a million times before without any issues.

That day, we had a new server who barely spoke any English. Apparently, the message didn't get passed along that she had an allergy and could absolutely NOT have ANYTHING that came in contact with shellfish. Her tempura couldn't even be fried in the same oil as any kind of fried shellfish.

She started eating. Suddenly, she began to panic and told us to call 911 because she was having an allergic reaction. I got on the phone while she took out her EpiPen and shot it directly through her thumb.

Thankfully, the response time was ridiculously fast. They were able to administer epinephrine before her throat completely closed up. Expensive hospital bill and sore thumb aside, she ended up being fine. However, for a few moments, when she first shot her EpiPen through her thumb and was clearly getting worse, I really thought I was going to witness my best friend suffocate right in front of me, and there would've been nothing I could've done about it.


My daughter was just over a year old. We were outside putting some washed stuff out to dry near our pool. I pointed out a flock of birds overhead that were migrating. I looked down at her and saw her at the bottom of our pool. I jumped in, pulled her out, tipped her over, and got all of the water out. I brought her to the ER just in case. Thank God, she was fine. I was only looking at the sky for 2 seconds. I will never forget seeing her and the red sweatshirt that she had on at the bottom of the pool.


I was at the library one day during college. Apparently, a kid hit his head on the desk and began having a seizure. He passed out, and they asked everyone to leave. I was lucky I had my headphones in. So, I didn't see or hear anything, but the guy was two seats down from me. I just saw him laying on the floor.

I went to a college for handicapped and disabled people, so the counselors and teachers knew what to do.


Back in the sixth grade, I was in English class while construction workers were on the roof repairing stuff. My English teach stepped out to talk to the principal, so everyone started getting loud. All of a sudden, the hanging lights fell on us.

The way the lights were set up, they had three lines that ran across the classroom. They hung off the roof at about a foot with metal poles. The school was built in 1960, and I doubt anyone had actually replaced the light holdings since then.

The lights started to squeak, but nobody cared- except for this one kid. His spider sense kicked in, and he bolted out of the room. Once he got out of the room, the lights started to collapse and everyone else ran out. Our teacher looked like she was about to have a heart attack, and the principal ordered everyone to check for any glass shards. No one was hurt, and we all got the day off to play on the Wii that was in the band room.


I'm eating dinner at a Ruby Tuesday's with my girlfriend one night when this guy walks in all casual from the back. I'm not really thinking much of it, but then a cop rushes in behind him and tells him to, "Drop to the ground!" With his gun drawn, he starts to run right by our table, but another group of officers rush in and tackle him to the ground. We witness them confiscating a gun from him as we're eating our appetizers. 


I'm making the long drive home from the lake house and following behind a tractor trailer on the highway. This is in the middle of nowhere, way up in the Canadian Rockies . We round a bend and, out of nowhere, a small car coming the other way, far too fast, loses control and hits the tractor trailer head on going at highway speeds.

A big cloud of car parts explodes into the air. The small car spins violently into the ditch. Instinctively, I jump out and run to the small car while shouting at another motorist to call 911. I get to the small car, and there's basically nothing left of the front. The engine was sitting on the other side of the highway.

I look in to see what's left of the car and can't find the driver. Confused, I look around and see him in the ditch. I run over and check his carotid pulse but nothing.

I step back. It's only then that I realize his arm and one leg are missing. His other leg is pointed in the completely wrong way at the hip and is bent in a number of horrific angles.

They shut the highway down for 8 hours to investigate the scene. The image of his mangled body hasn't faded though.


Junior high school. I was supposed to meet my buddy Nick at the swimming pool. He didn't show up, so I just walked 3 blocks to his house with intention of yelling at him. His mom let me in, and I walked up to his room and opened the door. I found him hanging from a belt tied to his ceiling fan.


I came across a car accident and went to help. The scene was of an upside down car with its wheels still spinning. The guy crawls out from the back seat with blood everywhere. He looks up at me and his eye is hanging out by the nerve and rolling around his cheek. I get him cleared, and the professionals arrive so I can leave. 


A wired patient ran down a hallway naked screaming that he was going to kill me before finally being stopped by a hospital guard.


I was working at my cinema doing a clearing session. I had to go and wake up this old man who was sitting in the back row. I got closer and realized his skin was pale blue, and he was covered in his own vomit. He had overdosed and decided to go out while watching 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'


A few weeks ago, I was driving in Seattle on this narrow, winding road. Three guys flew by me on motorcycles. They were trying to be cool, weaving in and out of traffic, and onto the oncoming lane at points. It was honestly suicidal.

I was behind them thinking, "These guys are going to mess up real bad." Sure enough, one of them got into the bicycle lane and gunned it. He blew a stop sign and almost got wrecked by someone turning. Luckily, he avoided it but lost control of his bike instead. He ended up slamming full speed into a house and went flying. He was dead on impact. The body ended up not far from the road.


I grew up in a pretty small, rural community. Like the entire county only had one stop light and 3/4's of the streets were one way. It was very much an "Everyone knows you and your business" kind of place. On the day in question, the high school and middle school kids were already on the bus (I was in middle school at the time). We were circling around the one way streets, headed to the funnel of our county's only stop light so that we could eventually get to our elementary school. As we were waiting to inch closer to the light, we pulled up to the end of a small cross street that had the only three bars in town and just in time for me to look to my left, out the window, and watch one of my classmate's dad's shoot a man in the face with a double barrel shotgun from maybe 4 feet away. The guy was standing on the sidewalk against the white wall of a small restaurant across from the bars, and my friend's dad was standing on the curb of the same bit of sidewalk. He blew his head almost completely off. I will never in my life forget that man's skull and brains dripping down that white wall on an otherwise beautiful fall afternoon.

After he shot the guy, my friend's dad just turned and sat down on the curb with the gun next to him, lit a cigarette, and waited for the cops to show up. I was the only person to actually watch him pull the trigger. Everyone else didn't turn until they heard the blast. My bus driver got on the radio and called it in, but he couldn't move the bus out of the way because of the stoplight bottleneck and one way streets. Basically, a bus of about 20 middle and high school students got a front row seat to a mostly headless corpse for almost 15 minutes, while we waited for emergency crews to bust through traffic to get to the scene and get everything moving enough so that our bus could finally pull away.


I was driving on the freeway in the backseat of a VW Jetta going about 80 with two other people. A friend of a friend was driving. They were speeding up and trying to catch up to some sort of supercar on the freeway that was a little bit ahead. Suddenly, that guy's hood pops up and spiderwebs the entire front windshield, caves in the metal roof section about 4 inches from the top of the windshield, breaks the roof's plastic undercarriage off- which then flies down the freeway, and the hood stays up blocking all vision through it. We're still going 80, he leans out the window and gets us to the curb safely. A cop was right behind us this whole time, but he didn't notice that guy speeding (or the fact that he had an expired license somehow) and just says, "Wow, I'm really impressed with how you handled that." He then calls us a tow truck. Turns out, the guy driving had fixed his hood-locking device with a clothes hanger recently, which obviously broke when the wind got under it. So dumb. I still get flashbacks whenever I'm going fast in a car. It's like I expect the hood to shatter the window again. We were covered in glass.


I was driving behind an open top jeep, and the dog riding in the back actually jumped out. The driver had no idea what had just happened, so I quickly got his attention, and the dog was safely reunited.


I was stopped at a red light arguing about ice cream when a motorcycle plowed into a left turning SUV right in front of me. The impact threw the biker 50 feet. His legs were totally destroyed and he was screaming, "MY LEG IS BROKEN." His leg was more than broken.


Just this last Thursday, I got up early at around 5 AM for work. I spent 10 hours there, went home, took a shower, and then I went back out to get something to eat. When I returned home, the old man (who lived across the street from me) came over and said something to the effect of, "Hey man, glad to see you're alright, who died at your house today?"


I was in class one day when my professor had a seizure. She tried to stand up but ended up falling to the ground and violently shaking. Of course, I acted like a helpless idiot and had no idea what to do.


I'm fixing a pump when I hear some shouting. I walk out thinking someone may have spilled something, or it's some similarly humdrum activity.

Instead, I see bright orange and lots of it. I panic for what feels like ages, but the camera later shows it as only being half a second. As I struggle to remember where the nearest fire extinguisher is, I run for it. I run towards the fire. The fire laughs at my feeble efforts and grows at a frightening pace, so I shout to evacuate and run for the door. Right when I hit the door, the tank ruptures. Kaboom! I run a bit faster after that.

Nothing like a nice nitrocellulose fire reaching up to the ceiling to get your heart going.


While my family was driving on an overpass, a gas tanker below us crashed and burst into flames 20 feet down the road. The flames were probably two-stories high. It was scary.

Turns out, a van with a family had smashed into the truck, and both the family and truck driver died in the explosion.

The most insane part is, my family had just been driving in that lane not less than 5 minutes before.


A small twin prop plane I was a passenger on was coming in for a landing. This was one of those planes were the wing is on top of the fuselage, and the landing gear comes out from the bottom of engine housing. I looked out the window, and the right gear was down while the left gear was up. The pilot announced that we were in a holding pattern due to the airport being busy (Lies). He spent the next hour circling the airport while he messed with the gear. It was slowly coming down a little at a time. After an hour or so, it looked like it was down and "suddenly" congestion at the airport had cleared up, and we were "allowed" to land. Most of the passengers had no clue that while he was messing with the gear, he was also intentionally burning off fuel to reduce the fire risk if he had to belly land it.



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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


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.