Humans are dumb. I'm not being mean that is just simple, scientific fact. Sometimes we're just gonna act a foul. Or our brain is just going to malfunction. Don't panic. It is also perfectly normal to be a bit... scattered. Life is hard.

Redditor u/IMA_COW_IRL wanted everyone to fess up about all the times they've used a few more brain cells than they usually do by asking What's the dumbest thing you've ever done?

It Burns....

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I applied hair removal cream meant for women on my testicles. I can't tell you how much pain I was in. I was in the shower at a friends house and I couldn't even ask for help. Air caused a burning sensation. So I switched off everything and just lay in bed.

I also dumbly sprayed myself with pepper spray. But that's another story for another time.

ClinkingDoorKnob

Going Up?

At work we have glass elevators. Once, a guy was inside as I approached, so he was trying to press the button to open the door to hold the elevator for me.

He accidentally pressed the button to close the door instead.

I could see him inside panicking as the doors slowly closed, and as the elevator started to ascend he put his hand out to gesture an apology.

For some reason, the sight of him and his hand gesture slowly floating up in the elevator made me laugh so much.

island_seashell

Being a Kid

When i was about 8, i was walking out of school, i picked up some pink fairy floss (cotton candy) off the ground and put it in my mouth. It was insulation.

NitaRising

Hahaha. Reminds me when I was a kid around that age, my cousin and I were hitting each other and playing around in insulation lying around when construction was being done on his house.

We learned the hard way that day.

IMA_COW_IRL

Holed Up

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I've shared this before on similar threads but I can't get over how dumb it was.

I turned my pants inside out after noticing they had a hole in them, thinking the hole would be on the inside that way.

Firestarhk

The Worst Part

I tried free climbing down a 20 ft rock wall towards the top of a mountain on Oahu with no climbing experience. Ended up falling right off of it, but there wasn't much space to land. So, I took an 80 ft tumble down the side of this mountain before I slammed into brush strong enough to stop me.

Had to get airlifted off the mountain to a field where flight for life took me to the hospital with a broken wrist, broken humerus, shattered elbow, ruptured diaphragm, broken ribs, and a laceration on my spleen. I got lucky it wasn't my legs or head or neck.

Worst part is if I'd have been patient I could've taken the little trail down next to the rock face that I climbed.

Flashdime

NO!!

My sister once told her boyfriend she lost her phone, while on the phone with him, set down her phone, scoured the church for her phone, returned, picked up her phone and said, "I can't find my phone anywhere."

And yet that's not the worst my family has done.

My dad once stopped mowing the lawn to tell me to put the lawnmower (big red lawnmower with an 8 foot deck) onto the trailer so when he was done mowing the lawn we could tow it to the next location. It took a bit of explaining why I said, "No."

Aminar14

Don't Jump

In a wedding I was alone, probably 13yo, exploring the space which was filled with beautiful gardens, when I found a large space, it's ground looked wavy like a skateboard park except it was black, I figured it was plastic so I jumped on it.

It wasn't plastic.

It was a net covering a biga** water reservoir and I sank in it knees deep before I got right out. Went back to my parents and no one noticed my legs we're super wet before they finally dried out, and my crazya** story I never told anyone stayed buried in my memory... Thus far at least.

thingusracamagucous

The Flash

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I was looking for my phone lighting up the room with a flashlight on phone...

philpumpkinhead

The Toot Maker

Decided to mask a fart with a cough during class one day at school. Coughed, fart came out a second late. It was a cheek slapper. Then immediately proceeded to blame the kid next to me. Everyone knew it was me, and I still cringe about that moment to this day.

MemeasaurusFlex

Dive In

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When I was younger my friend and I were messing around in my basement when we found some chemicals used in swimming pools and whatnot.

We started playing scientists and began mixing them all up in random ways and to this day I'm still surprised we didn't blow ourselves up or melt our faces off. Good times.

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