Brave People Admit The Weirdest Things They've Ever Tried In Their Lives[rebelmouse-image 18346625 is_animated_gif=
Bravery comes in different forms. Some people rush towards the danger, some people jump off that cliff, some people (like our Dad) go ahead and add ham to their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Just because something sounds weird shouldn't be enough to keep the brave among us from diving right in. Luckily for those of us who are less-bold, Reddit tends to attract a certain kind of personality - and they like to share their proverbial war stories. One redditor wanted to know what kinds of weird stuff people were getting up to, so they asked:
We're going to be honest ... a lot of this is going to be about food and you're probably going to have wicked munchies by the time we're done here. You've been warned.
Do The Class Presentation First[rebelmouse-image 18346626 is_animated_gif=
For the love of god do your presentation first (unless I'm in your class).
You get it done and over with, and there is zero chance of you having to follow up a stellar presentation and looking bad.
Waxgasms[rebelmouse-image 18346627 is_animated_gif=
Go to the doctor and get your ear wax flushed out. It feels orgasmic and then you hear in high definition for like a week.
Brain Freeze - On Purpose[rebelmouse-image 18346628 is_animated_gif=
If you feel a migraine coming on, chug a few glasses of ice water and give yourself the worst brain freeze you've ever had. It may stop the migraine.
My aunt gave me that tip about five years ago after I had a terrible migraine that put me in the hospital. The very next migraine I got, as soon as I started to see the aura, I drank a bunch of ice water and gave myself brain freeze a good three times. It worked - the aura fizzled out and the headache never came.
Since then, I use that trick every time, and I'll be damned, it works every time.
If It's Good Enough For Astronauts...[rebelmouse-image 18346629 is_animated_gif=
Using Tang in mixed drinks.
My favorite is the astronaut's screwdriver: one part vodka, one part sprite, add tang to personal preference.
Bats Are Onto Something Here[rebelmouse-image 18346630 is_animated_gif=
I have this contraption that flips you upside down and holds you by your ankles like some sort masochistic slaughter cow, but it pops your back and decompresses your spine leaving you feeling like you just experienced a tantric orgasm.
Inversion chairs, get one. Yesterday.
Peanut Butter Bacon Burger[rebelmouse-image 18346631 is_animated_gif=
Peanut butter & bacon hamburger. Ordered one from a restaurant once because it was weird and immediately craved them for weeks after to the point I was making them at home. Not a healthy addiction, but that shit's delicious.
Ignore The Fuzzy Stuff[rebelmouse-image 18346632 is_animated_gif=
Try eating a kiwi fruit like an apple. Just bite in. Ignore the fuzzy stuff. You won't recognize it. I always eat it like this. Not trolling.
Leggings ARE Pants![rebelmouse-image 18346633 is_animated_gif=
I'm wearing leggings, and it's the greatest thing in the world.
I'm a man.
Dorito Dippin'[rebelmouse-image 18346634 is_animated_gif=
I never thought eating Dorito's with Sour Cream was weird until my husband caught me, and said it was disgusting.
He loves me, he is great, but the Dorito/Sour Cream Combo he just can't handle.
Vinegar Cocktails[rebelmouse-image 18346635 is_animated_gif=
One of my oldest friends is a bartender, and we've come up with a fair number of cocktails that sound too weird to be enjoyable. Check this one out:
- 1/2 Shot of Jägermeister
- 1/2 Shot of Balsamic Vinegar
- Combine both ingredients in a shaker.
- Pour into a chilled shot glass.
- No, really. Don't knock it until you've tried it.
Risky Business[rebelmouse-image 18346636 is_animated_gif=
Take more risks just for the hell of it.
I don't mean bungee jumping or robbing a liquor store. I mean talking to people you don't know, or calling customer service to ask for refund on a disappointing product, approaching someone you think is cute to start a conversation, or take a class in something you love but know little about. In all these situations there's the chance you will be shut down or even publicly embarrassed. But you will get used to small disappointments and it will embolden you to take bigger risks in the future. Plus, you will be surprised how often things actually work out for the better. Going into a situation thinking you're doing just for the experience takes a lot of the pressure off, too, and helps get positive results.
Coffee Beer?[rebelmouse-image 18346637 is_animated_gif=
A chilled shot of espresso in a beer. I have yet to have anyone say ohh that looks yummy nor has anyone been disappointed. Note from the editor: best if added to a beer like PBR. You're not going to make a PBR any worse. Must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages, please drink responsibly.
Grill With Mayo[rebelmouse-image 18346638 is_animated_gif=
I was taught to butter the outside of my grilled cheese with butter or margerine, but my better half finally convinced me to oil up the bread with mayonnaise.
I know this sounds weird, but it's fucking AMAZING.
You can either butter just the exterior surfaces, or you can butter both "interior" and exterior with mayonnaise. If you choose the latter, grill the interiors first until crispy and brown, and then flip one side, cheese it, and place the toasted surface of the other piece of bread against the top of the cheese. Now proceed with toasting the exteriors as normal.
...and, of course, serve with soup because it's f*cking grilled cheese. I won't ever use butter for grilled cheese again.
Indian Pizza[rebelmouse-image 18346639 is_animated_gif=
Indian food on pizza. My cousin, who is now married and has his own house and all, has become quite the cooking connesseur, especially with pizzas.
He'll make one pizza with chicken tika masala, another with chicken korma, and so on. Sounds wierd but it's probably the best thing to ever bless this godforsaken rock in the entire observable universe.
Eyes FIRST, Then Face[rebelmouse-image 18346640 is_animated_gif=
Doing your eye makeup before your face makeup! It's weird at first, but it makes life so much easier. Eye makeup (eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, false lashes) tends to be what most people screw up on anyways. Why should you put on your primer, foundation, powder, blush, bronzer, highlight only to wash it all off if you mess up your eye makeup to the point that its beyond salvaging?
Eyeshadow fallout, uneven eyeliner, lash adhesive everywhere, and mascara mess could all be solved by just doing your eyes first.
Knees Up[rebelmouse-image 18346641 is_animated_gif=
Can't poop? Put your feet on the toilet seat with you, wrap your arms around your knees, hook your fingers together and push.
Pancakes With What?[rebelmouse-image 18346642 is_animated_gif=
Pancakes with cheddar cheese, sugar and lemon juice...together. It just works, but haven't found anyone else who has tried it or is willing to try it.
Raw Ramen[rebelmouse-image 18346643 is_animated_gif=
I love eating top ramen noodles raw. Raw noodles in general are great, but these come with flavor packets. Sprinkle it on the top and bottom and eat the noodle brick like a sandwich. Alternatively, crush the noodles in the bag, open it, sprinkle the packet in, then shake the bag and "drink" it.
It's delicious, I promise
Dance Puppets Dance[rebelmouse-image 18346644 is_animated_gif=
Sit in a parking lot, play some music, and watch the pedestrians synchronize to it. It's amazingly hilarious! I could seriously do it for hours if given the chance.
Spicy Ice Cream[rebelmouse-image 18346645 is_animated_gif=
Vanilla ice cream with jalapeños.
Jalapeños are my dads favorite topping for everything, but he always said he drew the line at ice cream. As my taste buds changed I grew his love of those little green flavor bombs and, wanting to test his theory, I chopped up a fresh one and put it in some ice cream. The dairy pretty much cancels out the spice and the remaining flavors go surprisingly well together. Might not be for you if you just really don't like hot peppers, but it's become somewhat of ironic comfort food for pops and me.
America is in quite a state right now.
We are hurting in ways we've never hurt before.
And getting better doesn't seem like an option on the horizon.
America gets a lot wrong everyday.
But, maybe let's try to focus on what America does right.
Maybe it can be a little comfort in times of struggle.
People from all over the world want to live here.
Redditor Ulrich-Stern wanted to discuss the best of America. They asked:
"What does the United States get right?"
I think America certainly has a strong work ethic. We know how to work and win.
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"Accessibility code for buildings. I come from a country where disability is looked upon like a crime or fault. USA does an amazing job making things accessible. I haven’t seen all of USA but majority of the places has amazing system."
"Our public libraries are a real backbone for the country."
"Andrew Carnegie's groundwork in building the institution of free libraries, even in small towns, set a precedent that we wouldn't fathom today but couldn't live without. They often serve not only as an information exchange but as cultural hub, art gallery, performing arts center, tax aid, voter registration, job resources, etc. in communities."
"Plus they're one of the only places you can just exist for hours indoors without the expectation you must buy something.And I feel like they've adapted to the ever-changing needs of their patrons in modern times faster in the US than most places."
"'A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.' -Andrew Carnegie"
'restore' or 'create'
"Valuing actual wilderness in places like national parks. Here in England, they will 'restore' or 'create' natural habitats, which is sort-of nice, but they are almost like zoos. They are too small to survive by themselves so they are actively maintained."
"And in some English national parks, they actually allow housing developments as long as the architectural design is sympathetic. Here, 'countryside"'means farms. There is still a notion in the USA of protecting some large wilderness areas from development."
"The rate of smoking cigarettes. We do very little well in the US when it comes to overall health, but we are light years better than most places when it comes to the prevalence of cigarette smoking. Hardcore anti smoking adds + laws of inconvenience + social stigma really did work."
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"Films. Don't get me wrong, the US can put out some bad films, but the best ones I've seen are usually American."
We do do films well. That is a big plus.
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"The United States adopts more children than the rest of the world combined."
"Burgers. Motherfreakin' burgers."
"I'd expand that to sandwiches in general. Burgers, Philly cheese steaks, Reubens, subs, clubs, chopped cheese, po'boys, just this whole sandwich spectrum. Americans just took sandwich concepts from across the globe and ran with them."
"I've always envied your wildlife. I'm from England and the only large wild animals (other than fish) we have are deer, boar and foxes. And they're incredibly rare. I've always thought it was so cool one country could have bears, moose, cougars, alligators, panthers, bison/buffalo, etc."
"Gas stations like QuikTrip, where they have clean bathrooms, lighted parking lots, free air for your tires, ten different coffees on tap, beer, hotdogs, any soft drink or snack you want, the list goes on. In other countries -- you're not gonna believe this -- their gas stations only sell... gas."
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"The US is an absolute science powerhouse. The technology we come out with has touched the lives of nearly every person on the planet."
"I say this as an immigrant who came to this country, so perhaps take it with a grain of salt. But it truly gives people a second chance at life. My life would be nowhere near as good as it is right now if I were back in my home country."
Maybe America isn't the hot mess a lot of people think it is. We'll see...
Sex is an important part of life.
That is just a fact.
But sex is also about connection and intimacy.
So it's not a surprise when many relationships take a hit after the sex dries up.
It's not something to ignore.
It's the biggest problem in the world, but partners should discuss it.
RedditorItsyBitsyJoxywanted to hear about reasons to stick around with a partner when there is no sexy time. They asked:
"Would you be in a sexless relationship? What circumstance would you find acceptable for this?"
Sex is fun. And when the sex stopped in my relationships... so did the fun. But that is just me.
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"I'm over 80."
"There’s a lot of people that are going to be real shocked once they hit their 70s."
"Our second child has ruined her sex drive. Intimacy is still there but extremely infrequently. I've learned how much that intimacy brings to the relationship, it feels very lonely and although I know it's not her fault, it can still make you feel like she's not attracted to me anymore. It can be pretty lonely too if you go from a romantic relationship to borderline platonic one. You can't help wonder how much is body changes and how much is you."
"I had rectal cancer and because of the surgery I can no longer get an erection, it's very lonely."
"Not sure if one exists, but a site to just make friends to be cuddle buddies, or whatever, should exist for people like you & me. I lost my sex drive & would like a relationship for that occasionally."
"In my case, it's not wanting to see someone very often, as well as the lack of sex drive, that I think would make it difficult. I also don't like people over to my home as it's too small for a couch & we'd be hanging out on my bed, which is weird to me."
"I'm in one now. My husband had a stroke... no sex is not the big problem for either one of us."
"This comment brings a lot of perspective. My gut reaction to this question was no. Sex was and still is pretty significant in my relationship with my wife. We’re in our 30’s and have been together over a decade. But if something happened to her and it was no longer an option? I would never leave her and love her too damned much to imagine it, no matter how much we love sex."
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"I have a near sexless marriage. The love is strong, but the desire is one-sided. That hurts."
Sexless over loveless is definitely easier. So there is that.
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"I am happily married to my good lady for decades and decades. There are times when it has been sexless for whatever reason but never has it been loveless.I wouldn’t have lasted 2 days in a loveless relationship."
You play the cards you are dealt
"I’m dating a man who got diagnosed with prostate cancer a year or so into our relationship. Prostate had to come out and it’s a hit or miss whether or not sexual function comes back. In his case, it was a miss. He wanted me to move on because he got very depressed over it."
"He’s so pleasant and a real decent human being so I stayed with him. Who would abandon someone due to a health crisis? Unfortunately he got bladder cancer next so this is another hurdle to go over. You play the cards you are dealt. We are together in this."
"The reasons for the 'sexlessness' and the depth of the relationship are key factors. My wife got breast cancer at 40 and while she lived another 8 years, the chemotherapy nullified her libido and made intercourse impossible. And yet I dearly wish we could have grown old together whether or not this would have changed. But that’s completely different from cohabiting a loveless marriage or even facing such a situation in one’s youth only a few years after marriage. That would be hard."
"A sexless relationship is better than a loveless relationship, as long as I'm loved and we share physical affection like cuddling and kisses and I'm allowed to beat my meat when I need too I wouldn't care. Just a heads up to all the people who take this personally enough to comment how wrong I am."
"There's no such thing as a wrong option, my opinion is in regards to myself and myself alone I'm not answering for anyone else. Different opinions aren't wrong... OP asked a question to be answered from your own point of view..so there's no reason to call anyone else wrong... it's about you, answer for YOU I've answered for me."
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"I'm in one. Not happy about it, but love is still there so that's nice."
"Same. Maybe had it once in the last 12 years. Finally decided to go to couples/sex therapy this year. Not sure it is helping, but at least I finally brought up that I wanted to try something. My wife is my best friend and I love here with every fiber, just wish there was more intimacy there."
it never happens...
"We haven't had sex in five months due to numerous reasons. Never have alone time with my mom and daughter here. We're both too tired. Our bed we have sex on is where my mom is sleeping. Our waterbed is difficult to use. We always say next weekend and it never happens. We're still going strong though. We love each other and that's what matters."
Well I guess some people can make it work. More power to you.
We all have things which get on our nerves.
Some people have a fairly high tolerance level, and are only truly perturbed by things which are beyond the bounds of common decency, or which are universally accepted as annoying or inconvenient.
Others are not so lucky, and tend to be set off by things which might go completely unnoticed by everyone else.
Redditor Onatic420 was curious to learn the things which instantly make others want to pull their hair out and scream, leading them to ask:
"What do you find annoying as f*ck?"
Is it so hard to pick up after yourself?
"Habitual litterers."- SuvenPan
"When people don’t clean up after themselves."- cheeto_has_spoken
If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen
"People that can dish it but can’t take it."
"I work with a dude like this and it’s terrible."- MF_GhidraTea Time Reaction GIF by Kamie CrawfordGiphy
Never judge something by it's size.
"When skin tears near your fingernail and that teeny tiny wound hurts way more than it should."- BlackCaaaaat
"When mosquitoes fly by ur ears."- AxcesDrifter
Back to where we started...
"The Reddit app when it scrolls back up to the top of the 65 TRILLION FKN articles you’ve read."
"It should burn the articles as you read them."- Deathdar1577
Take some responsibility!
"A person's inability to say sorry."- rohankentsorry kristen wiig GIFGiphy
Get out of the way!
"People who leave the f*cking shopping carts in middle of the f*cking aisle!"- otherm0ther
But enough about me, what do you think of me?
"People who make it all about themselves."- ExtensionAir7Proud Drag Queen GIF by CameoGiphy
A lost cause
"Willfully ignorant people."- KingZaneTheStrange
Be it the way another person behaves or common, every day occurrences, we all have things which get on our nerves.
Most of the time it's best to grin and bear it.
But next time you see someone litter, it might be a fine opportunity to let that anger out.
For your sake, and everyone else's.
How many of us heard the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" as a child?
Or were told by their parents that watching too much television would make your eyes fall out?
Needless to say, these, as well as other sayings and superstitions, were not 100% accurate, possibly even having no truth to them whatsoever
Rather, these were merely a way to encourage, or scare, children into better eating habits, or getting away from the TV once and a while.
Some however, have, took these and other unsubstantiated pieces of information literally, and continue to believe them to be true.
Redditor wste96 was curious to believe what other falsehoods people continue to believe, in spite of proof to the contrary, leading them to ask:
"What's the biggest lie ever told that we, as a society, still believe in?"
Justice will be served... won't it?
"What goes around comes around."
"Sometimes it doesn't."- Recent_View6254
"That people get what they deserve, or must deserve what they get."- HugeMcAwesome
It's just a phase.... or is it?
"That acne will go away after your teen years."- One_Arachnid_1256Scared Freak Out GIF by Lillee JeanGiphy
Better cut back on those TV dinners...
"Microwaves give you cancer"- Salt-Significance702
Absolutely no justification.
"That torture is an effective method of extracting information."
"Every ten years or so, some three letter agency or another is forced to admit that their torture program yielded nothing but false leads and wrecked lives."
"Then goes straight back to doing it."
"The general population shrugs and says 'if it's the only way to get intel' as if they weren't just told point blank that it doesn't work."- barnfodder
A little kindness goes a very long way
"That being nice and accommodating is a sign of weakness."- AidilAfham42Be Nice GIF by Susanne LambGiphy
"Square cut or pear shaped, these rocks don't lose their shape..."
"Diamonds are rare which us why they are expensive."
"They're very very common, their price is kept high by controlling how many enter the market by the De Beers group, which basically has a monopoly on them and hoards them."
"Synthetic/lab grown diamonds are the exact same as natural and even cheaper to make, but people are still convinced they're not as good as 'real' diamonds."- no_ps_wow
Unrealistic expectations on society
"That we need to work tirelessly and wear ourselves out in order to have a good future and stay happy."- iambigego
"Go to a great college and get a great job and have a great life."- MewsikMaker
When you just can't hold it any more...
"That there is a chemical you can put in pools that turns blue when you pee."- Sad_Cherry2884GIF by South Park Giphy
As the saying goes, you can't believe everything you read.
But for the sake of others, still best to avoid peeing in pools.