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Many of us have lost our marbles at one time or another.

Let's face it, some people drive us crazy because of something they said or did.

But some people's erratic behavior are questionable – especially if they are unprovoked – and we have come across at least person who fits the description.

Or it could be that we are the ones who are "not quite right."

Redditor Morbobeus asked strangers on the internet:

"Who's the most 'insane' Person you've ever met?"

The personalities mentioned here included a guy with bizarre anecdotes – including one where half his tongue grew back after it was somehow cut off; a highly intelligent mother who thought masturbating was worse than hiring a sex worker; and a worshiper of the lead singer from Evanescence with whom he was convinced they were astral lovers. What is crazy really?

The One Who Openly Masturbated

"My (now) wife's coworker called her up in the middle of the night because she'd been kicked out about 10 yrs ago. So we go to pick her up, tell her she can stay a few days while she makes a plan."

"Two months later she had refused to leave, started dating the alcoholic neighbor, stolen $600 from our savings box (we were stupid 20 year olds), gotten into a fist fight with my brother in law over a pack of cigarettes, and openly pleasured themselves on the couch while we had company over."

"We moved out and left her there. Police called us a few months later. The neighbor she had been dating had been shot and killed and they couldn't find her. Never heard from/of her again."


Spared For Liking Pie

"Ex-roommate Jay. He told me gruesome details about how he strangled a man to death while serving in the military. He talked very loudly to himself about my body while I was in the room as if I couldn't hear him. Told me I could do crystal meth in my room, if I wanted, that's none of his business. Locked my dog in his room to sleep with him because I was 'neglecting' her. Lost his ever loving sh*t because I didn't eat a meal that he just left out on the counter but decided he wouldn't kill me because I like pie."

"I lived there for 5 days."


He Slapped A Woman With A Ham Sandwich

"I used to work with a guy who would tell the most bizarre stories, far too many to list them all here. One of the first he told me was about how he rode his little blue scooter to a biker bar and all of these big biker guys with their Harley's thought my coworker was the funniest, coolest guy, and invited him to ride his scooter with their gang that night, so they rode around town, letting my coworker ride point. He told another where his friend, a military vet, got a PS4 (this took place years, and years ago) and a handful of games from Sony as a part of some secret military veteran appreciation thing, and that my coworker got to play it; the weird thing being he told this story over a year before PS4's were released to the public."

"Another time he talked about how he went to a strip club, got really drunk, ripped a picture off the wall and threw it at the DJ, bit a bouncer, and then got up on the stage and began dancing/stripping, at which point the crowd of dudes (who were there to watch women strip) began cheering for him and encouraging him to strip; he ended up breaking the stripper pole, but wasn't kicked out because the owner thinks he's hilarious and really likes him. I could go on, there's a story about a him slapping a woman with a ham sandwich, or about him drunk driving a company vehicle and crashing into a building but getting away with it when someone took the fall for him, or how half his tongue was cut off but it grew back completely because of steroids. Never knew what would come out of his mouth."


Obsessed With Amy Lee

"An Amy Lee worshipper. I met him through an old friend. We were at a bar."

"He said I reminded him of her and asked if I liked her."

"I didn't, but he still tried to get me to join him in singing evanescence songs with him."

"He would always comment on my clothes if he thought it looked like something Amy would wear. And ask where I got it. He was very anti social and seldom left his apartment unless to go to bars."

"My friend felt bad for him. So we went to his place once because it was his birthday and he was spending it alone."

"We walk in, Amy was every where and on nearly everything."

"He was shirtless, showing countless Amy Lee tattoos all over his arms and torso."

"Amy in every room, even the bathroom. It was scary. He even had a shrine for her in his bedroom that he showed to us as if it were totally normal."

"He would also dress up like her when he was home alone."

"He asked if it would be okay if he changed back into his Amy clothes. He did."

"Then offered some to me to try on. I did not."

"He fully believed Amy knew he loved her, and they were astral lovers. That the songs she was singing were about their love. But he never wanted to meet her in real life because his physical body was ugly, but his astral body was handsome and fit."

"In his mind he could never have more of her than what he had. He said if she knew what he really looked like she would never meet up with his astral self again."

"I left after he got sloppy drunk and got out a sex doll that he dressed up like Amy, and sat her at the table with us to play cards."


He Worshiped Her, No Doubt

"A guy I knew from work was almost like that with Gwen Stefani. He was a good dude, fun to drink with, and we hung out occasionally at bars. One time I went to meet him at his place, it was a shared apartment so he could only decorate his room, but his room was 100% Gwen Stefani pictures. Like from big posters to magazine cutouts. All four walls and parts of the ceiling too. He never mentioned his deep love for her or no doubt. I was taken aback, for real. I didn't know what to say so I said nothing at all. Neither did he. Going forward I still hung out with him but never went to his place again, and for what it's worth I never mentioned his Gwen shrine to anyone at work."


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Manipulative Klepto

"My ex-best friend/housemate."

"She stole from me for months and tried to pin it on my other housemate. She claimed her things were getting stolen too and even went as far as buying a lock to her door to prove her point. When I found out it was her, and not in fact my other housemate, I took my stuff back and she threw a whole fit about how our house had so many thieves. She then went on to put a security camera in her room, when she knew damn well nobody was stealing anyone's stuff except her. She was overall really manipulative and caused so much hate between my other housemate and I, because she convinced us both it was the other stealing our things."


Super Manipulative, Biggest Bully, Aspiring YouTuber & Cries On Command

"Ex roommate. She was around 45. Desperately wanted to be a big YouTuber. Was constantly pushing the camera in people's face. She had this crazy relationship with her mother. She couldn't do anything without calling and asking for permission. She was one of the biggest bullies I've ever met. Super manipulative too. The could cry on command. She tried bossing me around, telling me who I could date and who I couldn't. She was waaaay too invested in my sex life. One day she just started screaming and crying because I didn't clean behind HER toilet. I ended up having enough and leaving. She and her friends ended up cyberstalking me and harassing me to this day. Some people are just freaking nuts."


"The One"

"In the neighborhood where I grew up, there was a lady who always wore the same black dress and would walk the streets at random hours, day or night. No one knew where she lived, and she never looked at anyone/anything. One day in high school, I thought I was some badas** and I walked up to her and just said 'hi.' She stopped, looked at me, and said 'you are the one,' then kept walking."



Reincarnated Rock Star

"I had a roommate who thought he was Kurt Cobain reincarnated, and thought one of my female friends was some version of Courtney Love? And he wrote her long letters and sh*t and basically terrified her completely. Really sad situation, he was obviously schizophrenic or had some other serious issues. He eventually ended up on the streets and I don't know what happened to him."


Mom Approved Of Hiring Hookers

"Possibly my mom. She suffered from delusions, was highly intelligent, and had no empathy. She would tell us things like 'your brother is going to be a prophet' or 'it's a greater sin to masturbate than to hire a sex worker.' This was mixed in with random abuse, moving every six weeks or so, and being left on my own at a very young age with no food or shelter."

"She really seemed with it when you first met her, though."


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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!