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"What's an argument that you "lost" because the other person was to dumb to understand your logic?"–– This was today's burning question from Redditor BigBoi540 and we have to be honest: The people described here are probably the reason why aliens don't visit us.

Prepare to be gobsmacked. Whether the topic is baby grand pianos or the state of Hawaii, you'll certainly be rolling your eyes!


"Guy once told me..."

Guy once told me he was speeding on his motorcycle one night in the freezing cold and was almost caught by a police helicopter with an infra red camera. He said he ditched the copter by taking his coat off and cooling his body down to ambient temperature so the infra red camera couldn't see him.

I ignored the fact that he'd be dead if his body temp dropped that much and simply asked why they couldn't pick up the heat from the engine. He said infra red cameras only pick up heat from organic sources. At this point I decided against even trying to argue against any of the ridiculous points he was trying to make and just noped right out of the conversation.

Boxman75

"You should always..."

"You should always drive as fast as possible to get the best MPG. Driving twice as fast cuts your travel time in half and cuts your gas usage in half as well."

newrunnerman

"Why it's not cheaper..."

Why it's not cheaper to buy a new $1,200 phone on a 24 month payment plan than to fix a phone that's paid off with a broken screen. ($150)

BuckPucker420

"My coworker..."

My coworker thinks that police radar guns work by scanning cars to see how hot their engine is...

Because the faster you go, the hotter it will be, right?

I tried explaining how Doppler radar works, but she remains convinced that she's correct, because, and I quote "My husband has one of those radar guns and uses it when he's cooking on the grill."

Your husband has an infrared thermometer, you total nut.

ShoddyBiscotti1

"A guy..."

Giphy

A guy I knew in high school insisted Hawaii was in the Gulf of Mexico because that's what it showed on the map. He even opened our textbook to show and then looked at me like I was an idiot. I just told him to educate everyone he could then.

daveyhh

"I just wanted to..."

Girl tried to convince me that she would lose her virginity if used tampons. I literally had to teach her the anatomy of the vagina/uterus and she said that if you retract the poop while taking a poop, it's "self oral sex."

I just wanted to kill myself after that.

dead_OwO

"I did not get credit..."

I did not get credit in a game of Trivial Pursuit for my guess of King Tutankhamun.. The "correct" answer was, yep you guessed it - King Tut. I was like 13 and we had just done an Egypt study in school. So, I was positive about being correct and pretty proud for knowing it.

Kcups

"In HS football..."

In HS football, the night before a game, we would get together and set goals for the game. Defense set the goal of >200 total yards of offense allowed. I corrected the > to a < to make it "less than 200 yards". They disagreed adamantly and kept the greater than. I was tutoring 4 of them in math at the time. They also hit their goal, more than 200 yards given up.

MTAlphaWolf

"A guy argued..."

A guy argued that a "baby grand" piano was for little children during their earliest piano lessons, saying "that's why they're called baby grands."

I explained that the term "baby grand" simply refers to the smallest size of a grand piano, about 4'5" long.

He just insisted that baby grands were for little children, and that's why they're called "baby grands."

Back2Bach

"He insisted..."

One of my college teachers gave us a test on computer hardware. One question was What is the most important part of any computer? It was multiple choice. CPU, memory, motherboard, PSU. I told him that the question made no sense. All of the parts are necessary, no one is most important. Without any one, the computer would not work.

He insisted that it was the CPU.

Nyawk

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Some years ago, I had to advise a college friend to stop chasing the girl he was interested in at the time. She'd already turned him down. Explicitly. At least two or three times.

He wouldn't take no for an answer and didn't see anything wrong with his behavior.

Perhaps he'd seen too many movies where the guy eventually breaks through the girl's defenses and essentially coerces her into going out with him?

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Parents make mistakes. We want to believe that parents are doing there very best to raise their kids, but sometimes they do more harm than good.

Research into childhood trauma didn't actually begin until the 1970s, so we don't have as much knowledge about our mental health as adults as we might like.

However, a study that followed 1,420 from 1992 to 2015 found conclusive results about childhood trauma:

"'It is a myth to believe that childhood trauma is a rare experience that only affects few,' the researchers say."
"Rather, their population sample suggests, 'it is a normative experience—it affects the majority of children at some point.'"
"A surprising 60 percent of those in the study were exposed to at least one trauma by age 16. Over 30 percent were exposed to multiple traumatic events."

Not all of the things our parents do that were not so helpful technically classify as trauma, but it definitely has an effect on us as we get older.

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On the outside, so many professions and careers look glamorous, financially enticing, and fun.

Often we sit back in our own lives and wallow in our dead-end jobs with that "wish I could do that for a living mentality!"

But if you look a little closer or, much like Dorothy Gale in OZ, just wait for a Toto to push the curtain back, you'll see that a lot more is going on behind the scenes.

And the shenanigans we don't see, make all that fun... evaporate.

So many careers and high power industries are built on a foundation of lies, backstabbing, and stress. And not in that fun "Dynasty" way.

That quiet, dead-end gig may not be so bad after all.

Redditor MethodicallyDeep wanted hear all the tea about certain careers, by asking:

What is a secret in your industry that should be talked about?
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