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We all know the telltale signs something is making us uncomfortable. We suddenly begin shaking in our hands, knees, or toes. Then, usually, sweat starts pouring out of every part of our body, making it look like we just ran through a rainstorm underneath a waterfall. Finally, we lose our regular speech functions with everything goes out of sync and our words don't match up to what's in our minds.

What's interesting is that what usually brings about these fits of uncomfortableness differs from person to person, evidenced by the stories below.


Reddit user, u/procastinator3837, wanted to know what makes you squirmy when they asked:

What instantly makes you really uncomfortable?

Like A Cow Chewing Glue

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Mouth noises

annairachelle

Hearing people eat is terrible, but I feel like some of the more common mouth noises are less recognised. For example, ever watched a YouTube video where you can hear the slapping tongue/ saliva noise every time someone pauses and reopens their mouth? Hell.

I_Am_Sweet_Potato

Literal Nightmare Scenario

One toilet public restrooms. I always get paranoid someone will knock directly after I enter and I'll take a long time and just chaos...

Curious-calico

Just Don't Talk About Me

When someone I am not close to or a stranger compliments specifically my body.

I've had coworker and customers do to and it is the absolute worst. Plus they do not stop even when I ask. I hate being treated like a toy or eye candy. I am very introverted and try to put on my hat and hoodie and avoid attention. If someone has advice I will take it.

sadieneedsalife

I'd Prefer Not To Think About How I Was Made

Watching any type of sex/kiss scene with family in the room.

No matter how mild it may be it's always so goddamn uncomfortable.

goobagabu

Just Don't Sing

when people sing lyrics slightly off-key or off-tempo. i don't have perfect pitch, but i can match pitch and if i listen to a song enough, i know when people are off. i try and get them back on track with the right pitch and tempo, but sometimes they get worse and it just makes me want to jump out of a moving car. (yes, i am a musician in case you were wondering. if you weren't wondering, then you just learned a useless fact about a stranger.)

slut4hobi

Not A Fan Of Grizzly Adams, I See

men with lots of facial hair...... its gross, it makes me feel uncomfortable in every way imaginable both sexual and non sexual!

maverick316dx1

Squishing Around The Floor

Wet socks

Zomgojira

My entire skin cringed after reading this. Some horrors really shouldn't be put into words, man.

ferox3

No. No No NO NO NO. No.

Having to go to the bathroom right after someone else just went to the bathroom

TechnoTofu

And the seat is still warm....

norbertisnotadragon

DON'T. YOU. LOOK. AT. ME.

Being the center of attention in basically any way, shape or form.

onemanmelee

I'm a straight female, married for 17 years. I shook soooooooo hard as I walked down the aisle, not because I was nervous about marrying my husband but because people were staring at me. How I didn't puke is beyond me.

DTownForever

You Feel It In Your Gut For The Other Person

Second hand embarrassment. I can't watch other people embarrass themselves on live TV sometimes even shows or movies. I automatically feel bad or embarrassed on their behalf.

NoMorePeopling

Calling Just In Case

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When you're walking around a store looking for something and the security guard follows you...

Chemical_Nose

I actually had walgreens page for customer assistance to my aisle one time after I'd been pacing back and forth for a while. Somebody must have been watching and getting suspicious of me but honestly... I'm just that indecisive sometimes.

sohcgt96

Looks Like Bed Time's Postponed

Getting into bed and my clothes have decided to twist up.

amahler03

There's An Open Seat Over There

When a stranger sits or stands too close to me.

Not talking public transportation but when there is space and they invade my personal space anyways.

oceanblue0714

A Wave Is Fine

Hugging by strangers, or people I just met

AccurateAgent6967

Like Someone Mixing Up Their Words On The News

An embarrassing scene in media.

Second hand embarrassment is strong.

Br00klynShadow

Miss It And It's Gone Forever

The fact that everything dosen't exist forever in this universe. Something can just stop existing and become extinct. This thought makes me feel like my life is useless, if all my hard work will still stop existing at some point

MichaelAgarkov

I'll See You Soon?

When my boss says " I need to talk to you when you get a minute......", then he disappears for three hours.

Bigdodge68

Did I..No? Maybe? Was It Something I...Said? Did? No? Maybe?

When someone is clearly angry around me and it could be because i might have done anything wrong.

Finalgamer2019

Even better, when someone is mad but won't tell you why and just keeps saying "I'm fine" but continues directing their anger at you anyway.

WhisperingWilds

A Relic Of Old-School Teaching Methods

When the teacher/professor says, "Let's go around the room and have everyone introduce themselves"

Just_Village_8818

resting bpm goes from 75 to 150 real quick with that one

cessactdm

We Can All Agree: All Of Our Voices Are Awful And We Shouldn't Speak Anymore

Hearing my own voice and watching a video of myself.

InternationalCut1908

I have been in multiple musicals and shows with the community theater in my town, bought the DVD, and never watched ANY OF THEM EVER. I can't. I completely understand actors who say they never watch their own movies. That would be unbearable.

Dispatcher12

A Fine Line Between "Fun" And "Obnoxious"

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When people start to sing, I've dated a couple of choir girls and they all thought they were the best singers, it's awkward AF

beefyiceman94

I Love when average people start to sing cause they're happy or really like the song but I HATE those people that have like a slightly better voice and sing all the time because they think they sound real good...

It feels plain and really [infuriating] to me.

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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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