Belly laughs. We live for those moments.

We spend so much time day in and day out in the slag of our lives, that sometimes we truly forget that life should be fun and funny.

When we get so moved that we cannot stop laughing, those moments stick in our memories like no other.

u/NipNan asked:

What caused you to laugh the hardest you've ever laughed?

Here were the answers.

The Europe Stories


I was on a train backpacking across Europe with my two best friends, a pale northern girl and a big bearded Sikh dude (He was a hairy gentleman, which is important). We were sat in a carriage with a bunch of older gents and grannies, about 8 of them, probably slightly more. (It was a huge European bullet train)

The train goes round a bend and my Sikh friends bag falls off the top rack and hits the ground... Suddenly we hear a loud vibrating buzz from his bag. A buzz so powerful that the whole bag vibrates. Everyone instantly looks at each other while he jumped out of his seat and grabbed his bag.

One of the sweet old grannies in the carriage smiled and said that he should have taken the batteries out of his vibrator. I instantly lost it and started laughing, as did the girl I was with.

My buddy was so desperate to get the buzzing to stop, he clawed his way into his bag and started tossing his clothes all over the place trying to find it. He said it was a shaver, but most of the people in the carriage didn't speak English apart from that one granny. Realising this, he tried to motion using an electric shaver... only instead of moving his hand across his cheek like a normal person, this panic stricken massive Sikh dude balled his fist up and started pounding his mouth and moving it around his chin.

I managed to open my eyes long enough to see him giving an invisible blowjob, while throwing underwear across the carnage, while a dozen old ladies also lost their sh*t. Every. Single. Person. In the carriage was laughing their *ss off. It was that moment when I realised this would probably be the funniest thing I will ever see.

He eventually got to his shaver, which, being a huge Sikh dude, was understandably very powerful. I've never seen someone crack under pressure like he did, and I've never seen so many people laugh as hard.


Voicemail #1

One of my friends went to a water park one summer and tried to call me afterwards but I didn't answer. Thus she left me a voicemail in which she informed me (through cackling laughter) that she had gone down a very steep waterslide, stood up, and suddenly felt like she had to sh*t. She rushed to the bathroom and as soon as she sat down on the toilet she released about a gallon of water that had evidently jetted through her *sshole thanks to the velocity of the slide. In her own words, "the girl in the stall next to me probably thought I was a tsunami"

When I first heard it I laughed so hard I cried and couldn't breathe. Now I just listen to it whenever I need to feel better. Still have the voicemail saved under "Wild Waves 2013"


Too Big, Too Little

My mom tried to crochet a hat, but all she got was this tiny little hat that could fit a mouse. I was crying laughing for days.

Then, a week later, she made a gigantic hat that was way too big for anyone within our family, and again, I lost it.

Still have no idea why.


Kitty Cat The Musical

Found black kitten outside. Not great shape, skinny and respiratory problems. Most likely his first real canned food and antibiotics ever.

Day 2 of antibiotics he starts getting musical. Literally had squeaky butt, sounded like a balloon squeaking. He kept turning around trying to find the noise. It took me a good 7 minutes to breathe semi normal again.


I Want It THAT Way

My boyfriend tries to embarrass me whenever we're in public by dancing/singing like an idiot. Most of the time it works. One time we were out having dinner and backstreet boys starts playing. Of course, he starts singing like an idiot, but it's a pretty packed restaurant so he does it so quietly that only I can hear it, or so he thought... he even throws in a few dance moves in there. Then one of the waiters comes up to him and goes "hey man, did you want me to turn this up for you?", he went BRIGHT red and the waiter actually disappeared to turn it up. Next thing I know, I'm wheezing from laughing so hard because my boyfriend, the embarasser, became the embarassee.


Ah, The Memories

My mom would kill me if she saw this but, eh 🤷♀️

My sister and I were doing spring cleaning when we found one of mom's old purses. I was about to set it aside when i saw the papers inside, I call my mom to ask if I can look at them and she tells me those are the letters she sent to my aunt here from when they lived in the USA for my dads phd. When my aunt passed away, the letters came back to her. She said it's okay, just be careful and don't damage anything.

so at this point, my sister and I are already kind of emotional, our aunt was a lovely woman, and her passing was just so sad. So i open one of the letters, waiting to cry my eyes out from all the sentiments written inside and.... my mom starts talking about how bad her hemorrhoids is in the second paragraph.... and doesn't stop for like 5 paragraphs more.....

Imagine me and my sister sitting down, already teary eyed, expecting pretty emotional stuff when my mom describes how bad it is for sooo long...

We just started to laugh so hard that we couldn't stop for half an hour. idk if it sounds funny when you read it like this but that was the most i laughed in my life, i nearly cried because of how much i was laughing and it hurt my stomach.

tl;dr was expecting emotional stuff in my moms letter, was ready to cry, she talked about her hemorrhoids for 6 paragraphs, laughed for 30min


Wah Ah Ah!

I was playing super smash brothers brawl. It was just my two buddies and I and we had a few beers but weren't drunk. We were all playing Wario and just stopped fighting and started crawling around. We began losing our sh*t to the point of absolute hysterics. Suddenly every f*cking thing Wario did became the funniest thing we've ever seen in our lives. I was on the verge of passing out several times and it became remarkably uncomfortable but I couldn't stop laughing


Certainly Not Raw

While ordering breakfast at a restaurant the waiter asked my 8 year old cousin how would he like his eggs. He looks at the waiter like he was crazy and very seriously answered "cooked " It's been more then 10 years and we still laugh about it. The poor waiter was trying so hard not to laugh.


It's Hard Being Thirteen

I was in 8th grade science, and my teacher was explaining a roller coaster project we were about to start. It involved electrical tubing and rubber BB's along with PVC as the frame. We went on to instruct us what to do if your BBs got caught:

"Now class if your balls get stuck in the tube, don't try and suck them out, I'll come bring the compressor and blow your balls right out the tube. So again, don't blow your balls out"

I lost it. I did everything in my power not to laugh, but my face turned beat red and I had tears rolling down my face. I ended up making my best friend who was sitting next to me laugh as well. Everyone in the class was looking at me and my friend, but I thought it was hilarious, yet I was an immature 13 year old.


Canada In A Cabin


My family and I (dad, cousins, aunt, & uncle) were in a small Minnesota town that might as well be Canada in a cabin in the woods. We had the tv on as white noise, it only got like 3 channels. Saw news was on and just let it play. My dad and cousin were playing ping pong, I was playing chess with my uncle, my aunts reading a book and all of a sudden the tv goes to this BREAKING NEWS segment.

It's talking about how "phone lines are blocked. There are too many calls coming in. We are aware of the situation." "(Insert state name here) has been evacuated." "Believed terrorist attack." "The president is reportedly safe in bunker."

We all freeze. We're trying to figure out wtf is going on. None of us have WiFi. We don't have service and we're all just freaking out. It cuts to a commercial and we're trying to find any other station we can receive, but nothing. It comes back on, and cuts to a detectives office. It was a crime show. We just sat there and laughed for like 15 minutes about how we thought WWIII was starting and the world was basically over.


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They say one man's trash is another man's treasure - and sometimes that saying is pretty literal.

Lots of people build entire businesses picking up cool stuff on bulk-pickup trash day, and upcycling it into something even better that people are willing to pay for.

Sometimes, you might even end up with something pristine and usable right away.

Reddit user JampackedAlborn1976 asked:

What is the most valuable item that you have seen somebody throw away or have found in the garbage?

And for real ... some of these people scored BIG TIME. Like big time. Like really big.

Like Refrigerator Big

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"Our current refrigerator is a double-door one with exterior ice and water dispensers. We got it for free, with absolutely no problems whatsoever. It's just a few years old."

"How we got it? My dad (civil engineer) was doing some work on someone's apartment when they said they had bought a new modern French door refrigerator and that they were just going to discard their current refrigerator."

"My dad simply asked if he could have it.. and they said yes." - SauloJr

Immigrants In Action

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"I immigrated to the US from Brazil when I was 12. And every Saturday, my mom, stepdad, sister and I would go out at night to upper middle class neighborhoods the day before trash pickup to rummage through the garbage they were putting out."

"We found perfectly good TVs, VCRs, microwaves, couches, lazy boys, tables, books and comics, etc."

"I couldn't believe these Americans were throwing out like that. We furnished our entire house with that stuff. The entire Brazilian immigrant community in my town did it. We were flabbergasted." - PhillipLlerenas

With A Note

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"My wife yelled at me that someone put a big TV outside with a note on it. Walked across the street and it was a brand new Samsung 37 inch HDTV."

"They were actually renovating the apartment building and got an upgraded TV. Even had the remote taped to it with batteries, I guess I have really nice neighbors here in NYC." - MadLintElf

Life Hack!

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"If you want high end stuff out of the garbage for free, follow these steps:"

"Pick a city with a large university in it. If it's a school well known for its law programs, or medical, or engineering, all the better."

"Search for luxury apartment complexes that market themselves towards students. Look for things like included shuttle service, pools, fitness centers, etc. The more expensive and swanky the better."

"Figure out when finals week is at the end of Spring semester."

"Dumpster dive at those luxury apartment complexes during that week and the following weekend."

"Very wealthy international students will arrive in the US, fully outfit an apartment with nice furniture, big TVs, audio systems, gaming consoles, you name it, and when the semester ends they just junk it all because they aren't going to fly it back to wherever, and it's too much effort to spend the time selling when they do not care about the money."

"It's a smaller scale phenomenon a little like all the luxury cars abandoned at the airport in Dubai." - whattothewhonow

Literal Gold Treasure

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"I found a gold coin at goodwill for 5 bucks. It was in a case with someone's name and company name."

"It was their gift from the company for retiring. I assume the family threw it out when he died not knowing it was solid gold. It was in a in a thick solid plastic case that had to be cracked opened."

"It literally said 1 oz fine gold on it. I figured 5 bucks was worth the risk it not being real."

"It was a South African KRUGERRAND 1 oz coin. Everyone was just too busy to read it lol."

"Bought it and took it too a pawn shop and sold it for a couple grand." - streetmitch

The Best Day Of My Life

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"When I was a kid, I grew up right outside the Los Angeles area in the suburbs. My stepdad was a garbage truck driver for the city of Beverly Hills."

"I swear in the late 80s and early 90s we'd have so much basically brand new stuff (still in boxes) brought home on a regular basis."

"I'll never forget one day in particular. My stepdad came home and was like 'get ready, come to the car, I'll need your help.' So I go down there and in back seat of his car he had a few large black garbage bags."

"We haul them up to our apartment and he's like 'go ahead, open them.' Inside was what I could only describe as an 80s kids trove of treasures."

"One bag contained just about every Ghostbusters and GI joe toy you can imagine, they were played with but had every little accessory, there was a bunch the playsets and everything."

"In the other bag was pretty much every LEGO of the early 80s sets, still in their original boxes. I was a big LEGO nerd but was totally thrown off by the old school space ones because they looked nothing like the 90s space sets. I think they even said "NASA" the minifig's chests."

"That was like a random day in July, it felt like Christmas. I was 9 years old and it was basically like the best day of my life up to that point." - Zombgief

Who Throws Away Money?

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"A jar full of quarters."

"Annual spring cleaning projects happen in a lot of towns where anyone can put almost anything on the curb and it's taken away for free. It's to stop open dumping or stuff being dumped in ditches."

"Sometimes people deal with estates from winter by just dumping all their grandfather's stuff on the curb for the cleanup to get the house empty immediately. Most often they don't even bother to look at what they are throwing away."

"In 2012 on north road in Akwesasne I found an estate pile that I shuttled back and forth with my bike trailer getting lots of older tools like a scythe, hammers, saws, screwdrivers and wrenches, a 22 rifle with 100 round of ammo, a bunch of ar15 magazines, cast iron cookware, oil lamps, a hand crank food mill with all kinds of accessories, a black raven axe head (worth $100 easily since they are a collectable), and a quart size mason jar full of change mostly quarters."

"That was spring and the sheriffs office did a gun buyback in the fall where I took the mags and got $20 each for them (30 round mags suddenly illegal under the safe act of fall 2012. The buyback was a local political move). I still got the 22 and picked off a lot of woodchuck with it in my gardens." - Bogtrotterso1980

Filing Fever

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"I own a small company which is located directly in front of a state funded program facility. The state decided to have this office shred all of their files as they were going to switch to electronic data (exclusively)."

"We found two of these old rotary filing cabinets outside of their office. They're worth almost $3k each!"

"They just placed them there and we saw them and asked what they planned on doing with them. They said, 'Hmmm.....either donate them or trash them.' The state told them simply to get rid of them."

"We jumped at this and took the two into our already tiny office because there was no way in hell that we were going to let these gems go. (We do use paper files, unfortunately)."

"They wanted to give us two smaller ones but seriously, our office is very small. I made some phone calls and they were picked up immediately by other office workers/friends." - GlitzBlitz

This Sucks - In A Good Way!

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"In the 1990s my moms work had a really nice high end Hoover that stopped working. They threw it out."

"My mom took it home because my dad tinkers and repairs things easily. Turns out since it was a bagged vacuum all the dummies had to do is REPLACE THE BAG."

"Like it never occurred to them to do the most easy and basic step. My parents were excited to have a really upgraded vacuum. Maybe like $500ish." - schweddyboobs

Tiffany's Trash

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"My dad found an old stained glass window laying out by someone's trash. He thought it would look cool hanging in our cabin, so he stopped and grabbed it."

"It sat in our garage for a few years before he looked at it more closely and found "Tiffany and Co." branding on it. He got in touch with some stained glass window dude who figured it was worth about $40k fully restored, so my dad sold it to him for somewhere around $30k." - throwaway_stopdrink

Have you had any awesomely trashtastic treasures? Let us know!