People Reveal What Made Them Laugh Harder Than Ever Before
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.
Here were the answers.
The Europe StoriesGiphy
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.
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.
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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.
Those who grew up between the '80s and early 2000s have a long memory of items and experiences that either went out of style or disappeared completely.
From early PC games to Blockbuster to favorite snacks, there's a lot to miss from childhood.
But the odd thing is how quietly some of these things went away, and how few people seemed to notice.
Feeling nostalgic, Redditor lukiiiiii asked:
"What quietly went away without anyone noticing?"
"ROFL (Rolling on the Floor Laughing) dropped off of the face of the planet, and now we just go straight from LOL (Laughing Out Loud) to LMAO (Laughing My A** Off)."
"I've been using it way more lately because of this. ROFL; can't let the classics die."
Save Those Box Tops!
"Actual toys in cereal boxes and Cracker Jack boxes."
The Early Facebook Years
"Facebook 'Poke' wars."
How the Times Have Changed
"People calling them 'camera phones.'"
"When you turn off the TV, how the image would shrink to a dot before slowly fading away."
"When you turn off the TV and then you run your finger on the screen and hear the crackle and feel the static on the glass."
Positive Environmental Change
"It was a huge environmental issue in the late 70s through the early 90s. Rain was acidic and damaged fertile areas among other things."
"In the US, there was much research done, and eventually industrial regulations were put into place. Companies were allowed to decide what approach they chose to take as long as the results showed the appropriate amount of reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions."
"Unfortunately, positive news doesn't sell, so news outlets did not do justice to reporting this success. As we went into the 2000s, hardly anyone remembered what was done."
Can We Say, 'Nom Nom Nom'?
"McDonald's all-day breakfast menu."
"The pandemic killed a lot more than just people. I really miss McDonald's all-day breakfast."
"And being able to go to Walmart at 2 AM."
The Days of Landlines and Cords
"I live in a rural area and have to pay for landline service to have internet. Since I have to pay for something so stupid, I figured I'd have to get something stupid."
"...So I got the hamburger phone from the movie 'Juno.'"
"Not gonna lie, the landline has come in clutch a few times, and holding a hamburger to your ear is amusing every time. 10/10 would recommend."
Late-night Grocery Runs
"I think people have noticed now but at the time, nobody noticed it was happening: the closing of 24-hour stores. I live in a major city and we don’t have a single 24-hour grocery store ever since the pandemic."
"In a World Where..."
"Movie trailers with that deep voice guy [Don LaFontaine] doing the voiceovers."
"SoBe. I think the last time I had one was at Quizno's."
"[cue 'X-Files' Music]"
Gizzard the Taco Bell Dog
"Taco Bell used to have a chihuahua as their mascot. Little dude just disappeared one day, and anyone born after 2000 probably doesn't even know what I am talking about."
"Google+ was the only social media our school forgot to block on our laptops, so I used it a lot. RIP."
Some of these really brought back some deeply-engrained memories for the '80s to '00s kids, and it's true that many of them blipped out of existence quietly.
But if this teaches us anything, it doesn't mean that "out of sight, out of mind" also has to mean "out of heart."
And let's have a moment of silence for the vocal stylings of Don LaFontaine and Gizzard the talking Taco Bell dog.
We all know that the human body is very complex.
But even with all the recorded and available science, there are certain things about our bodies that continue to elude us, and medical experts can still get stumped about how the human form reacts unpredictably.
Curious to discover some of the mystifying yet unsettling truths about our anatomy, Redditor Hot_Banana_Ice-cream asked:
"What is a creepy fact about the human body?"
Now, observe this.
"If you wear glasses which vertically inverts your vision long enough, your brain will correct it, and you'll see things normal. But when your take those glasses off, everything will look upside-down again until brain recalibrates again."
"Our brain filters out a lot of what we see along with just straight making sh*t up based on extrapolation."
"My favorite is the blind spot at the center of each eye, where the optic nerve is."
"A lot of people don't even know it exists, and even if they do, it is bigger than people often think."
"And it's also really easy to demonstrate to people if you know how. It's one of my favorite bar tricks - all you need is a pen and a napkin to draw a cross and a dot."
Alternate demo: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chvision.html
"Edit: If it doesn't work, you're doing something wrong - not getting close enough, the image is too small on your phone, you're not closing the correct eye or not keeping your gaze fixed on the cross."
"It isn't because you don't have a blind spot. Unless you're a squid, you have a blind spot. All vertebrates have them."
The workings of our innards are out of this world.
The intestines are covered by a double "fleece" of peritoneum. See it like a blanket.
When your intestines get damaged for whatever reason, this blanket starts moving out of itself and crawling upwards towards the place which has the injury. It will stay there until the injury is recovered. And then move on again.
Maybe not the most creepy fact, but definitely interesting in my opinion.
Do Do That Doo-Doo
"We don't just have one anal sphincter. When poo comes along it passes another inner sphincter which isn't under voluntary control."
"Sensory cells can detect whether you're about to pass gas or solid. From toddler age on, you can decide to go or not to go. If the time isn't right (e.g. at a friend's house or no toilet nearby), the inner sphincter can push the poo back and store it there for later."
"That's why sometimes if you need to do a number two but don't go, the urge goes away after about 20 minutes later. (But seriously, go if you can. Constipation risk.)"
"Gas can't be pushed back so easily, so we sometimes toot by accident when moving or engaging the core."
The Same Lining
"The inside of your cheek and your rectum are lined by the same type of tissue."
You don't always have control of your body.
Taste Of Curiosity
"The front of your tongue is curious, constantly patrolling, and autonomous. It chases the dentist around your mouth and you aren’t even aware of it. So embarrassing and weird/creepy."
"In dental school, I learned this fact when practicing taking impressions on each other. My buddy’s tongue kept licking my finger. I asked him to quit licking me, and he was like 'I can’t help it!' And then we switched places and my tongue wouldn’t leave him alone.And for those of you that don’t think your tongue does this: some of you are right. But the majority of you just think your tongue is behaving, but it is all over the place without you even knowing."
Dancing With The Dead
"Bodies will move as they’re coming out of rigor. I’ve been bumped by a few (I’m a coroner). Bodies can also make sounds as the remaining air/ gas leaves… 2am in the morgue and I thought I was in COD zombies."
Wonder of wonders.
The Only Way Out
"When you get laser tattoo removal the ink doesn’t disappear, you pee it out."
"Your body’s immune system breaks down the pigments of ink and it flows in your blood stream, gets processed through your kidneys, then you pee out the ink."
Our soul-containing vessel is a mysterious wonder unique to us.
We should do whatever it takes to take great care of it because it's the only one we've got.
If we don't, they might turn on us.
When the global pandemic hit in march of 2020, countless companies saw themselves going under.
Sadly, some companies, from a wide variety of businesses, simply couldn't adapt to working under the parameters of social distancing, or couldn't adapt in time, resulting in them permanently closing their doors.
Many people were sad to see these companies close, while many others were even sadder that some companies managed to pull through and stay open.
Indeed, long before Covid-19 wreaked havoc on the world, some companies and corporations people felt were actually detrimental to society would be doing the world a favor by going out of business.
Redditor param_T_extends_THOT was curious to find out which companies people fell into this less than prolific category, leading them to ask:
"Which company could go out of business tomorrow and it would be to the betterment of this world?"
Nothing Express About It
"Express Scripts."- BadDadJokes
Wildly Different, Yet Equally Unnecessary
"Glitter manufacturers."- Sped-Connection
Where To Even Begin?
"The church of Scientology?"- dipshipsaidsochurch building GIF by South Park Giphy
Beware The Pyramids
"Any MLM bullsh*t."- Work-Alone
Taylor Swift Would Probably Agree
You Really Want To Trust Them With Your Money?
"HSBC, one of the largest banks in the world, is a criminal enterprise:"
"In 2012, the bank paid $1.9 billion to settle charges brought by U.S. authorities that it had failed to prevent money laundering by Mexican drug cartels."
"In 2013, HSBC was fined $1.92 billion by US and UK regulators for its role in the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), a benchmark interest rate."
"In 2014, the bank was charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for violating sanctions against Iran, Sudan, and other countries."
"In 2018, the bank was charged by the US Department of Justice for violating the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering regulations."
"Also, Nestle."- alecsputnik
"Joel Osteen's ministries."- ststevegJoel Osteen Highwire Live GIF by Volcano Live! with Nik WallendaGiphy
Maybe All Big Pharma?
'Seems like the general consensus is Nestle, but I’ll be weird and say DuPont."
"They’re the reason every living human on the planet has Forever Chemicals running through their bloodstream."-poppidypoppop
"Blinded By The Light"...
"Everyone one that makes blindingly bright low beam bulbs."- RetinaMelter9000s
One Bad Experience Can Ruin It Forever
"Mark's plumbing."- GreenieMachinie93Rockos Modern Life 90S GIFGiphy
"Oh The Wells Fargo Wagon Is A Comin' Down The Street..."
"Wells Fargo."- Itchy_Focus_4500
Honestly, Can't Agree With This One
"F*cking TurboTax."- camilofl20
"Dirty mercenary army with soldiers for hire."
"They have caused chaos where ever they have gone."
"Syria, Central African Republic, Madagascar, Libya, Venezuela, mali, Mozambique and a few other places, they have no desire to see a peaceful world as that would financially cripple them as a organization."
"Look at what they are doing to the Ukrainian people."
"Despicable organization and they have zero moral compass."- Weary_Violinist_3610
Maybe all Credit Reporting?
"Experian, Equifax, and/or Transunion."
"Leeches on America."- compusmackSmiley Face Thumbs Up GIF by Tier One CreditGiphy
Can't Help But Say It, Did She Really Think "goop" Was An Appealing Name?
"Comcast & goop."- celeresaharano·
Be it poor customer service, questionable business practices, or just plain fraud, it's hard not to agree that any or all of these companies would not be missed should they close their doors.
After all, when a health and wellness brand openly tells you that some or all of its products may not actually improve your health or wellness, that just about says it all.
...even if Shakespeare in Love remains a romantic gem...
Even if society as a whole seems to become more tolerant with each passing year, bullying still remains an ever-growing problem.
Particularly at schools.
Some might say bullying has only gotten worse, as social media often means children are no longer safe when they're out of school hallways and in the comfort of their own homes.
What is perhaps most disturbing and perplexing about bullying is there is never a justifiable reason for people to behave so appallingly.
Often, children bully other children to make them seem cool or powerful in the eyes of others.
Most of the time, they will also pinpoint a certain thing about their helpless victims as a feeble excuse to justify their bullying.
"What were you bullied for?"
Trying Too Hard
"I was socially awkward."
"I also was greatly motivated to be liked."
"I did a lot of sh*t trying to be liked that in hindsight, made me unliked."- EVEseven
Health Conditions Beyond Their Control
"Eczema which often affected my face."- Puffs01
Name Calling? Seriously?
"I was called a biscuit head, because my head was shaped like a biscuit."- cerakaz
It's Not Like They Chose It.
"My name."- maximus12121
Only Cowards Don't Pick On People Their Own Size
"Being the small kid."- occamhanlon
Picking On People For Keeping To Themselves? Just Cruel.
"For being the quiet kid."- actuallyjohnqmind
No Reason Whatsoever
"To this day, I really don't know."
"Something happened in the summer between 2nd and 3rd grade that made a bunch of people decide that they didn't like me anymore, including my best friend.'
"I only had two friends left until my family moved away in the middle of 7th grade."
"Bullies would follow me home most days and my mom finally had to verbally super-saiyan a few parents down the street to get them to take it down a notch."
"I finally asked one of them what I ever did to them, and they said 'you were born'."
"How do you even respond to that statement."
"I just got a sharp pang after seeing that phrase again."- msprang
Ignoring It Is Enabling It
"I was bullied from age 6 to age 13 every day for my surname (a word for a hunchback in my language) , my looks, my nature, me knowing English, reading, drawing and just existing overall."
"I f*cking hated middle school."
"My mom tried standing up for me, but no one cares in Slavic countries and the teachers didn't give a sh*t even though they saw everything, it's all part of growing up."
"My father ignored my constant tears and the terror I experienced in those years."
"I was attacked, beaten, and targeted whenever i would leave my flat."
"I was stabbed with screwdrivers and dull knives, chased around the neighborhood by kids on bikes while they threw rocks at me."
"I was only invited to birthday parties so that the kids would have someone to terrorize and gang up on."
"I always hated birthdays, but my mom though maybe the children would be kinder to me out of school."
"But that's that."
"Once I began high school I was around all new people, and I decided to play as a tough girl and stood up for myself on the get-go."
"But it turns out art school mostly brought other bullied kids together and I had the 4 best years of my life there with other kind and loving people who just wanted to make friends and have fun."- Cropalitet
Knowing They Wouldn't Fight Back
"Being easy to walk over."
"I had a really hard time asserting myself."
"So being 'too nice'."
"But really, just very insecure."- idolovehummus
"And my mom smoked continuously so being poor and smelly."
"Kids are brutal."
"For those that can relate I'm wishing you all the best for where you are now."
"We are a product of where we came from but that doesn't define who we are today."
"For those that can't relate, I'm so glad you had a different childhood and also hope you are doing well."
"And for those that find this is their moment to continue to bully, I hope kindness finds you and helps you with whatever you need to have a brighter day."- Evil-ish
Red Hair Is Beautiful, And Don't Ever Forget It
"Glasses, red hair, and freckles."
"Opie, Howdy Doody, and red-headed step child jokes all the way through school."- espifer
"Having red hair."- DeplorableKurt
In Other Words, Just For Being Yourself
"As a black kid, in a predominantly black area:
"Wearing glasses and having braces."
"Wanting to be a Pilot (influenced by the Anime I liked the most)."
"But guess what?"
"I'm a f*cking Pilot now."- ApacheOc3lot
Perhaps the saddest, or most infuriating, cases of bullying are when people bully others for sharing likes or interests they have themselves.
Case in point, and true story: being bullied constantly through 2nd and 3rd grade for liking Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."
Only to see several of the people who bullied you express their excitement at the release of the 2017 film version of Power Rangers on Facebook.
Some children are just, plain cruel...