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"What's the most expensive mistake you've ever made?" –– This was today's burning question from Redditor basementdweller123, and we're sorry in advance if it brings up memories of something utterly terrible that you'd rather forget.

But Reddit is a safe space, so if anyone had any reservations, they quickly got over it. All we can do is read, take note, and cringe. (Emphasis on cringe.)


"I had been..."

I had been in a high-tech company for about a year, when I made an avoidable error in the software checking mask designs for a new chip. I found the error, but they had already made the mask (but not the chip yet, than god). That was a $10,000 mistake. I was lucky that they didn't fire me.

mference123

"I was in a hotel."

I was in a hotel. Took some sleeping pills right before taking a shower. Turned the water on to let it warm up.
I wake up several hours later and the floor is soaked.
I was on the 7th floor.
Estimate was around $30K in damage, that doesn't include all the room changes for everyone below me.

Torchoflittleton

"You spend a little here..."

Wasting my $11,000 inheritance on god knows what, I don't even remember. You spend a little here and a little there and next thing you know you're broke and homeless and could really do with a safety net but you were careless and it's now gone with nothing to show for it.

Mad_Squid

"Selling..."

Selling my free-to-me stock options for $500 when leaving a tiny company that was later acquired by an international monster. I refuse to calculate their current market value.

ismykink

"It fell apart in a year."

$1,000 couch from a furniture store that was "going out of business." It fell apart in a year.

oughtnotoctonaut

"Came in the next morning..."

Not expensive for me, but for the state. I used to work for the division of forestry dispatching firefighters to wildfires. Two roads on opposite end of the county had extremely similar names. Took a call from a guy reporting a fire on White Pine Road. We were already on site for a fire on White Pine Lane. I said "White Pine? We have a crew on the scene already, sir!"

Came in the next morning and saw that there was a new fire on the map. White Pine Road. 700 acres. Whoops.

heyseuss

"I was on a country road..."

12 years ago I fell asleep at the wheel while working my job ~8:00 am after having been working already for 4 hours.

I was on a country road, went into the ditch and hit a culvert that flipped me 5 times as I went back across the road the other way.

Truck was totaled obviously, and I destroyed a row of hedges on someone's property. I'm not sure the total damage but the company's insurance covered it all. Definitely over $30g's though.

I came out with no injuries. No other vehicles or people involved (beyond the owner of the hedges, who came out and helped me call 911). Super lucky, and now I would never drive that tired ever again.

btwork

"I did a beer run..."

I did a beer run for 25 people in my first year at uni. Everyone gave me cash, so I had like 400 bucks in my wallet. I didn't have my own cash however so I paid for the lot on card. Lost my wallet before I even got home. I was fairly upset.

chadburycreameggs

"I didn't get health insurance..."

I didn't get health insurance at work because it was too expensive and then I got 3 different cancers in 1 year. Oops.

ayelenwrites

"Allowing my ex..."

Allowing my ex to convince me to get rid of my great-running vehicle, in favor of a newer one to build credit so we could get a house together. That was June 2015. I paid nearly $400/month, hardly any $$ for fun until June 2019. We got the house, then she cheated and left, and now it could get foreclosed, lol.

AdamR91


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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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