"You Can Eat Sunlight Instead of Food." People Share The Weirdest Things A New Age Believer Told Them.

Home remedies or traditional medicines are sometimes just what we need. But sometimes people take the idea of alternative medicine a little too far, and come up with all sorts of bizarre theories.

These Redditors shared the strangest ideas they've heard, some amusing and some eye-opening. Let's all be extra grateful for modern-day medicine today.

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An instructor in one of my massage therapy classes told me after class one day that gravity is just a theory. If you focus hard enough you could walk off a cliff and not fall.

He also said that if you focused all of your cells' energy you could teleport through walls.

I tried to explain what gravity actually was but it was wasted breath.


My best friend has been quite sick for a few weeks, and she sees a homeopathic doctor. 

She was telling me about how the doctor diagnosed her by telling her to hold her thumb and middle finger tips together, and the doctor would hold a bottle of "medicine" up to my friend's chest while trying to pull the two fingers apart. This way, she could figure out which medicine "made her stronger."


A friend's dad is a motivational speaker and health guru. He required that you pay him $50,000 a pop for each lecture he gives on simple living, and that's not counting the hotels and airfare. 

He also owns a couple of nice motorcycles, a house in Hawaii and is on wife #3.


I've always been annoyed by my brother's friend who didn't grow up as a Rastafarian but claims to be one. He just likes smoking pot and thinks the Jamaican flag is cool.


My wife and I were invited over to our neighbors' house for dinner one evening. After dinner they asked if we wanted to watch one of their New Age DVDs of some guy talking about spiritual enlightenment. We were their guests so we said, "Sure." 

It started with this guy saying that one day he breathed out his own soul and breathed in the soul of some 10,000 year old shaman who took partial possession of his body. He described this for about an hour, then went on about how humans don't need the tops of our heads. Meaning that we could just cut off the top and let our brains be exposed because then we would be able to experience the world as it was meant to be.


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I once saw a video where Alejandro Jodorowsky (director of trippy movies) demonstrated his own form of psychotherapy (he calls it "psychomagic"). He "solved" a woman's depression problem by asking her about her family tree and then making up a bunch of stuff to explain everything. It went something like this:

AJ: What's your mother's name?
Woman: Roberta.
AJ: AHA! It's a female form of a male name! Her parents obviously wanted a son, not a daughter, so the frustration carried on to you, that's why you're depressed.


My cousin once pulled a small felt bag out of his pocket, took out a crystal about the size of a golf ball and randomly told my family that it helps absorb negative energy. I had to go into the next room to stifle my snort.


A woman I knew said that food cooking in a pot should always be stirred clockwise. She said that it would taste much better when you stir in harmony with the direction of the universe.


My dad told me that he drove to another town to get a "spiritual treatment" today. The idea is that you go into a room by yourself, and some guru beams a laser with "healing energy" at you from another room. Like, I really just wanna hear the doctor's explanation for why they have to be in another room to do that.


The funny thing about that kind of New Age-y stuff is that, as much I know it isn't true, never believed in it, I just... kinda like it.

I have no proof it will work, and certainly don't expect it to but I find it occasionally interesting. Usually there is some cool back-story to the item. My wallet carries a small chunk of rock given to me by my mum to bring wealth, and my backpack has a jade-rock frog (also from mum) hanging from it for protection while traveling. Sure its a bit silly, but i like to think it a '+2 Frog of Protection' like in a video game, because why not?


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One of my friends from college went to see a homeopathic doctor when we were living together because her father was into that stuff. Her stomach was bothering her, and we had been binge drinking a lot at the time so OBVIOUSLY HER STOMACH WAS HURTING. When she saw the doctor, he told her it was hurting because she was holding grudges against people. 


As an aerospace engineering student and free-time astromechanics Wikipedia reader, I can tell you that nothing happens when two everyday objects "align" with each other. Oh, what happens if I align this ring on my desk and my fingernail clippers? Nothing. That's what happens.


I told my friend I had an iron deficiency, and she told me I should get a salt lamp. Sure they look nice, but I really don't think heating up a big piece of salt will somehow put more iron in my blood.


My mom was into new age stuff. One time, I came home from school and found her piling all the red items in our house in the middle of the living room. She told me that she "didn't have room in her life for anger anymore" and that "red is an angry color." 

I tried to tell her that 1. anger is a regular human emotion and that completely banishing it is impossible and probably unhealthy and 2. that colors might reflect certain emotions in our culture, but red is not just the color of anger, it's also the color of passion and love. In the end I was able to negotiate with her to let me keep my favorite mug and a sheet set as long as they stayed in my room.


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This happened to my Mom. On the day of her own mother's funeral, her cousin's wife (who is super New Age-y) came up to her and said, "Don't worry, I spoke to your mother this morning, and she's fine." 

Which was a brutal thing to say to her given that, not only does everyone in the family know that she doesn't believe in that sort of thing, it also implied that her mother would rather talk to her cousin's wife than her own child. As if that would somehow make her feel better!


I saw an episode of a show about a woman who ate sun for its nutritional value. As in, not just getting some time outside to absorb Vitamin D. Like she would actually stand outside for hours in direct sunlight and not eat food.


My friend once told me she stopped eating meat because, "Animals didn't eat other animals until they saw humans do it first."



Not a story but an explanation, as this is how many homeopathic doctors brew medicine. 

They start with a common herb like Milk Thistle, for example, which is used to "cure" the common cold. If you were a homeopathic doctor, you would boil the Milk Thistle, mash it, or stick it in a stew, which you would then mix a small amount into a huge amount of water. If you were a homeopathic doctor, you would be saying to yourself, "Great. I have a 1x solution. I need to make this STRONGER."

What you would do next, is take 1 part of the solution you just made, and put it in 100 parts of water. That is 2x. Most of what they sell is 3x, which means you repeat that process one more time. In homeopathic theory, the less of something you have that causes something, the stronger the medicine. So, after many filterings of this solution, you could have just plain, pure water, and it would be the STRONGEST MEDICINE IN THE WORLD.


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I knew a girl in college that was vegetarian, but she would eat eggs as long as they were baked or cooked into some other product (like not just scrambled or hard-boiled).

I asked her why and she told me that by visibly eating the young of another mother, it would damage her chances of motherhood. She believe eating an egg would make her infertile... spiritually. I decided not to tell her that the eggs we eat are unfertilized and don't contain a baby chick.


A friend told me he was grocery shopping with his wife and her sister. The sister was taking forever, because she was picking up everything, and staring at things intently.

He thought she was reading the nutrition facts, but was holding things so close to her face, he told his wife that her sister really needs glasses.

His wife told him that she wasn't reading anything. She was trying to pick up on the energy of the food. She only chose food that felt good, that gave off a positive, harmonic energy that reacted with her body.


Almost every word spoken by my mother-in-law is about New Age, crystal, magic number, lizard people, UFO, reborn-as-an-angel horseradish.

Good thing she part-owns my house, and I'm completely financially dependent on her whims. #winning.


A lady at the dog park saw me on my lofstrand crutches and asked me why I needed them. I had neurological damage from lupus.

She told me to take large doses of turmeric and to get hold of some crystals and I would be cured.


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I was raised by parents who were very much into New Age medicine.

My Mom believed I was the reincarnation of a dead relative. So she never got to know me. She was waiting for me to remember who I "really" am.

Not that I'm bitter.

Later, she thought I was an alien.

I guess I'm a little bitter.


My roommate had to have his wisdom teeth removed a couple of months ago. While he was talking about it, a coworker of his said if he had been brushing his teeth with coconut oil that they wouldn't have needed to do that.


I work at a natural history store that sells crystals. I've noticed some people are using crystals in lieu of going to a doctor and it's really concerning. They'll say something like, "I have a pain in my joints, what crystal will help?" I tell them to see a doctor, since I don't want to be responsible for someone who's truly sick and tries to fix it with quartz.

I've considered whether we should just get rid of them, but at the same time, not only are they scientifically interesting, they're also one of our best-selling items...


I'm a trained Paramedic so I have some basic medical knowledge and I remember going to a "Metaphysical Fitness Fair" in Colorado once, thinking it would be fun. 

And it was. I went to a crystal seller and said I was getting a lot of pain in my calf muscles because of stretching my legs while asleep, and asked what they had for that as sort of a joke. They sold me two crystals for a few dollars and told me to keep them in my pillow when I slept. The honest truth: I never got the pain again while those crystals were in my pillow. I'd never under any circumstance rely wholly on holistic medicine, but the "placebo effect" is a powerful thing. 


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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.