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You don't want to think anyone is truly dumb. People might misspeak or misunderstand things all the time, but that's no reason to assume the person is as dumb as they appear. A conversation explaining what they may have misheard or not understood is the best way to go...

...Until you read the following people's stories.


Reddit user, u/zbooloo, wanted to hear:

What's the dumbest thing someone said to you ?

Perhaps They Needed A Bit More Learning Good

Most often, the people telling you these incredibly dumb things seem to suffer from a lack of education. Maybe they didn't pay attention enough in geography class or perhaps they completely missed the point of the lesson when they were introduced to the concept that the Earth is round. Either way, we're here to enjoy the silliness.

Take A Gander At A Globe

I am from Spain and I once met a girl who came from USA for a school travel project.

She asked me "Why are people here so white? I mean, we are in South America."

I told her we are in Europe and she didn't believe me.

Danny_Soler

Things Go Round And Round And-

Watching a sunset on the ocean one day when a late teens person asked me why the ocean doesn't put the sun's fire out.

lnp0004

"Have You Ever Seen A Cat Penis?" - Troy Barnes

Cats are Girls, Dogs are Boys. And that they would inter-breed and their children would be cats and dogs by being girls and boys.

Person was very very very dumb.

RamboBambiBambo

MAP. Use A MAP.

Someone in my world geography class once asked me if Cuba was Japan.

pm_me_ur_siamesecats

Sometimes You Can Forgive The Person Speaking To You

There may be times when you have to take into account the person speaking to you. For example, some of the dumbest things you've ever heard could be coming from children, still trying to figure the world out. Doesn't make it any less dumb, but at least you've considered it.

There's Not Enough Math In The World To Explain To You Why You're Wrong

I sat next to a girl in bio who got 40% on our first test. She seemed quite pleased and said that now she only needed to get 40% again to have an average of 80%.

tocanofd

You Want That Flashlight To Kill Us All??

We were on in a summercamp, and when i opened a flashlight during a storm (it was also night) he started yelling at me to shut it off because, apparently, light attracts lightning...

gokexeyujw

Here's How Words Work...

You become a teenager once you get your period.

Tried pointing out to my friend that the word is made up of the words "teen" and "age", as in thirTEEN , fourTEEN..etc. and that also males would never be teenagers if that was the case, but she was adamant about it.

LadyKeldana

Of Course, Sometimes It's Simple Stupidity

While a lack of education or being a kid can be excused, maybe even forgiveable, it's the adults, the fully grown adult humans, who utter the stupid nonsense that can really rock your brain and make you go, "You're allowed to be part of our society?"

Sorry Your Parents Suck

The TA for one of my classes in college said his parents didn't let him watch Veggie Tales as a kid because "vegetables aren't supposed to have souls."

Shinyblo

Someone Should Take Away Your Keys

"If I got into a car accident I'd have a greater chance of living if I went through the window than I would if I was wearing my seatbelt"

ripimodghgj

Okay, You Need To Get Out

I love this guy but he thought Ann Frank was a nazi.

insane__knight

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