You Want Me To Do What? Confused People Share The Worst Piece Of Advice They've Ever Been Given.
There's nothing better than good advice, because it can make a real, tangible difference and inspire you to make a change. Take my mother, for example, who told me that I should wipe my butt after I poo. At age 2, I listened, and it's had a radical impact on my life ever since.
But then there's the time that you get some advice that leaves you wondering how this person has survived this far at all.
Thanks to all the Tweeters out there who contributed their hilarious answers to the Jimmy Fallon hashtag #Badadvice. If you weren't featured on the show you at least got published in here (which means you're pretty much internet famous right?!)
It's reusable, Just turn the condom inside out. #badvice
Rexster (@GatrosBlake) September 28, 2016
Bought a car that smelled like cigarettes and was told vinegar would fix it. Now my car just smells like pickled cigarettes. #badvice
Kelly Marie Stalter (@kellygator) September 28, 2016
My brother said Preparation-H can be used as a toothpaste alternative. My lips shrivelled up & I couldn't stop whistling for a week.#Badvice— Gerald K Randles (@WordJurk) September 28, 2016
I was told to go to the school nurse for my bloody nose, she told me to blow my nose as hard as I could... #Badvice— DJ crafter (@DJ_crafter06) September 29, 2016
My Dad told me not to worry about packing more underwear, just turn the pair I'm wearing inside out once it was too dirty #Badvice— Alex McMullen (@AlexMcAwesum) September 28, 2016
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I was told once to use hairspray so my make-up would stay. Turns out, it just makes your face sticky...and a little crunchy! #Badvice— Kayla McEldowney (@pineapple814) September 28, 2016
Just drill a hole into the bottom of your iPhone 7 for a headphone jack #Badvice— Derek Mathison (@derek_mathison9) September 29, 2016
I used horse shampoo because I was told it would make my hair shinier but it turns out it's just for horses. #Badvice— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) September 28, 2016
When I was little it was raining and my dad told me "if you run really fast you can dodge all the rain drops" I believed him. #Badvice— Alexandra (@AlexTyburski) September 28, 2016
A friend used to tell me that when I get stuck on a math problem to multiple it by 0 so it became nothing because math wasn't real #Badvice— Christi Trottie (@ChristiTrottie) September 28, 2016
"Let's build a wall to keep out potential immigrants." #Badvice— Christine Cameron (@XtineCameron) September 28, 2016
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My dad told me blue eyed bumble bees don't sting so I went around grabbing bumble bees to see their eye color. #badvice— Matalyn (@Haz_Mattie) September 28, 2016
My sister told me, "If you drink hot chocolate thru a straw, it won't be as hot." I did. I couldn't taste food for a week. #badvice— Samantha Walton (@SamanthaW42) September 28, 2016
When I was in boy scouts we went camping and my scout leader said to just use the leaves to wipe.— ChrisDrewDavis (@ChrisDrewDavis) September 29, 2016
It was poison ivy. #Badvice
My mom told me if I slept with my face on my Barbie pillow I would look like Barbie when I woke up...almost suffocated #Badvice
Katie D. (@ducki1517) September 28, 2016
Mom is foreign & wanted me to get an American name and told me, "You should change your name to Trashy!" She was going for Trisha. #Badvice
Yewon (@ykimyk) September 28, 2016
My mom used to tell me that I needed to put deodorant on not only my armpits, but my KNEE-pits as well. Thanks mom. #Badvice
Olivia White (@owhite33) September 28, 2016
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As a friend of mine and me were in an Asian restaurant he told me that Wasabi is like butter. I could taste feelings afterwards. #Badvice— SirTeaAge (@SirTeaAge) September 29, 2016
On my birthday my dad told me it's rude to open my gift in front of other people. I opened it in my room & it was an empty box. #Badvice— Ed Hill (@kingedhill) September 29, 2016
I put bacon on a pimple because my granny said it would go away. It grew. #Badvice
Alexia (@lexia2424) September 28, 2016
I had a disposable camera once. When I got to the end I asked my friend what to do next. He said "it's disposable, throw it away" #Badvice
Coby Copeland (@CoboKH) September 28, 2016
@FallonTonight When too embarrased to go potty behind the bushes. Mom said, "close your eyes and you won't know who saw you." #Badvice
Julio Pineda (@jrpinedasanchez) September 29, 2016
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I was told if I smelled the swimming lines at the bottom of the pool that they'd smell like cherry. Turns out it really hurts. #Badvice— A.J. Barrera (@adryanbarrera5) September 28, 2016
I told my little brother you were supposed to eat the peel instead of the actual banana. He did it for 2 weeks straight... #Badvice— Tiya Ivy (@tiya_ivy) September 28, 2016
Gave a stranger super specific instructions on how to get somewhere then after she left realised I was thinking of the wrong place #badvice— Enfys Jenkins (@enfys852) September 28, 2016
My first time eating sushi my good friend told me to take "that green stuff" and spread it all over it because it'd taste better. #Badvice— Lucas (@LjdubAAL) September 28, 2016
My Dad told me the broken escalator was voice activated. I spent 10 minutes yelling GO UP before he told me it was broken... #Badvice— Tim Drake (@timdrake) September 28, 2016
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