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People Explain Their Best "They Can't Stop Us All" Experiences

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People Explain Their Best "They Can't Stop Us All" Experiences

One person can do and accomplish plenty but it is never a bad idea to gather in squads to face adversity. For instance, one singular vote can't unseat a President but a sprawling, brawling passionate group can take on the legion of the powerful. Group to group... working together can save many.

Redditor u/joyjoy12354 wanted everyone to share about the times being involved in a group effort was a success by asking.... Rebels of Reddit, what is your best "they can't stop us all" moment?

60 pairs of hands....

The time I gathered every other guild leader in my game server and then worked together to overthrow the top guild and shared the loot. They may have plenty of cash to throw but they sure as hell can't stop 60 pairs of hands from being faster than them when they only have 22. ShiningAway

Happy Halloween.


Halloween costumes were banned at my high school because of some idiots like 10 years before that dressed up and used it as an excuse to hide their face while they vandalized the school.

My senior year more than half of the class decided that we would still dress up and march into the school together in the morning. We all knew we would be punished right away, but it didn't matter. I stayed up all night making a suit of armor out of metallic duct tape and cardboard, along with a broomstick horse to ride. Here is a picture that ended up in the yearbook

The next day we all gathered in the parking and waited for everyone to show up. People went all out and there were a lot of amazing costumes, and after about 20 minutes of waiting we started our march in. The deans had learned of our plan and were waiting for us right as we entered. They started pulling people aside in groups and taking student IDs to hand out detentions.

In my group there was one guy dressed up as an ATM and when the dean asked for his ID he started making ATM noises and then slipped the ID out through the slot where you would put your debit card in. It was one of the funniest things and I was so jealous that my costume was not as clever as his. Even though having so many of us participate was pretty awesome, his costume just made that whole event for me. -eDgAR-

Forget you 7/11....

Worked at a 7-11 for about a year. Was planning on quitting for a while. Turns out the dedicated night guy was quitting and I figured it'd be opportune for them to look for day shift positions not expecting me to be there for the summer. Put my two weeks in. Next day the assistant manager puts his notice in. We all left at once, they offered me more money and hours to come back and finish out the summer. pretend_shower


This was when I was in 8th grade....

My school has a really strict dress code + a uniform but one day they went too far,they said WHITE SOCKS ONLY we decided to get the 2 grades above us and below us to wear black socks that day,we had over 400 people wearing black socks for a week straight until the school decided to remove the rule. someones_kid100

The cops were called to stop it.


Lol... it was senior prank week and I went to a high school of about 3k. We had two cafeterias at the time, a small one and a large one with two stories. In the large one every senior went around passing notes that there was gonna be a food fight at a certain time during this lunch period. And... it happened about 100 students flipped their tables as shields and started throwing food everywhere. People were taking running into the kitchen grabbing food to throw as well.

When I thought it couldn't get worse about 40 other seniors came through the doors before teachers could barricade the doors and everyone started throwing shit. It was awesome. The cops were called to stop it. They never caught the original guy who started it. And they definitely weren't going to waste time asking 140 students. So no one got in trouble, but we were all asked to clean up. Despite it being in the middle of the day. It was fun. NothingsxBothings

face the music....

At a party in high school. 2 cops showed up at the front door. 20-30 drunk high schoolers all at once ran out the back yard into the darkness including the kid who lived there. We all got away but he had to go back and face the music including having his parents called while they were away on vacation in another state.

I just remember running into shrubs and shit as I couldn't see anything and I had never seen this yard before. ImWhatTheySayDeaf

We're ALL it!


In 4th grade they banned tag, so me and some rebels started a protest with most of the grade joining. We were all sent to the principal's office. Thatonelesbiancousin

Air Travel Control. 

Last week at the airport, I go to enter security and they tell me to go downstairs because it will be faster. Me and a group of people go downstairs and when we get there they tell us to go upstairs because it will be faster. All of us collectively told them to screw off and went through security downstairs. vovodiva

Fight School.

Closest we got at my school was a fight. There's a zero tolerance policy, so they were going to get arrested anyway. A cop came to break it up and the fighters joined forces momentarily to shove him and knock him down. We have some ex-military teachers though so they got choked out no more than 30 seconds later.

After that school extended every class by 5 minutes and shortened lunch by 10 minutes so that "everyone would be so focused on eating that they wouldn't have time to fight." Made everyone mad so now kids fight just to spite the staff. Reddit-Is-Anonymous

15% too far....

In South Africa they implemented "e-tolls" on some freeways where they basically privatized roads we already paid for, upgraded them with a resurface, and then tried to charge people to use them. People were supposed to buy a disk that scans as you drive past, otherwise the cameras scan your license plate and mail you the bill.

Pretty much everyone just decided they can go screw themselves, I think the pay rate is at about 15%. The company that did the shady crap is in the hole for billions. WyrmKin

You're all shorted...


In high school they passed a rule where you could no longer wear shorts to school. So first day of school we organized to have 150 plus to wear shorts thinking they couldn't send us all home, well they did. We eventually got the rule changed by abiding to the rules, shorts were banned but not dresses or skirts that were knee length. We got a bunch of guys to come to school in skirts for I think 2 weeks before they change the rule to skirts or knee length pants Amazingj16

Not It. 

In 5th grade they banned tag for some reason so I orchestrated a game of tag that all of the 5th grade would join in on. Everyone joined and it was perfect because it was the very last day until we had to stay inside because of the rain. HoarseTheHorse

Tight Tales. 

My middle school tried to ban yoga pants so all of the girls came together and wore yoga pants. lilacnlove

Sounds like there needs to be another yoga pant rebellion. Nickonator22

The bedtime rebellion.

When I was 8, my mom went to the hospital with my dad so she could give birth to my final little brother. There's 4 of us, 11, 8, 6, and 3 iirc. Naturally, they get these ladies from church to watch us for the evening.

Our parents had a relatively lax bedtime for us at the time, which was like 9:15. However, when 8 o'clock rolled around, the ladies decided it was time to put us to bed. We tried telling them that we had another hour before bed, but they wouldn't listen. They actually convinced us that our parents were coming home soon, so we should surprise them by pretending to be asleep.

We all thought it was kind of lame but, being at the age we were, we fell for it. We go through our routine and get in bed about 8:10. Since we weren't used to going to bed at this hour, we were all lying in bed dejectedly, trying not to think about all the play we were missing out on (or at least, I was. We all slept in the same room but it was dark.)

It was then as I was lying in bed, thinking about my life decisions, that I realized we'd been bamboozled. I shot up and said something along the lines of,"Guys! They tricked us!! Let's go get em!"

I leapt out of bed, my siblings behind me, and we ran through the house making the obnoxious noises children our age made. The one lady was actually on the phone with dad, telling him we were asleep, when we erupted from the bedroom hollering joyously. Her face fell with disappointment, but she didn't try to force us back to bed.

The bedtime rebellion. BaddestofUsernames

Stand... or Not.


At my school, we have this thing when you can ask for a song to be played on the speakers during lunch. One kid asked to play the Russian National Anthem. Almost everyone in the cafeteria was standing. The teachers told us to sit down most people sat but a few people kept standing. Afterwards, I heard that the teachers were gonna punish us somehow but decided not to because there were to many of us. grabbypattys

Leave as a Whole...

Back in high school, there was a really big budget cut for extracurricular activities in the entire district. several sports teams and clubs were cancelled. A lot of students needed those for their college applications and things. Different protests happened at other schools, but our school did an every period walk out. Halfway through every class, all the students would get up and leave (the whole school took part, 2500+ students).

The same would happen in the next period. We did this for a month and a half. if you wanted to remove a big portion of what made school important, we would too. the budget was reinstated shortly after lol. other schools would pick a day to not show up. Others had teacher hold the clubs, regardless of budget or not. Good times. CaptGenie

It was the most fun ever. 

I was in show choir, and we ended each school year with a big concert, performing our show for the last time. I was getting kind of emotional for my senior year show, as it was the last time I'd ever be in show choir.

Well, the week before the show, a bunch of us were getting half-off apps at Applebee's (a regular hangout for post-rehearsal cheap treats). The conversation shifted over to Super Troopers, and we started thinking of hilarious moments in our show where we could Meow instead of sing the words. like which soloists could sneak it in, where could we all sing it together, etc.

Sunday show arrives. the set started, I was tearing up already, and our soloist starts out... "a dream is a wish your heart MEOWS."

this is what happened by the end of our set.

It was the most fun ever. it was totally worth our choreographer throwing a fit and threatening not to work with us again, our band director getting all high and mighty that it wasn't appropriate, and our choir director's wife coming to class the next day to yell at us for about 10 minutes. notadilemma

"They can't stop us all!"

Living in Chicago, they blocked off a bridge for filming The Dark Knight Batman movie. A crowd started forming, mostly from people who need to cross the bridge. We are all on foot, going around is a big hassle, and city folks don't like when streets get blocked.

Finally, some guy shouts "They can't stop us all!" and on cue, we all hopped the barriers and poured into the movie set. Christopher Nolan and all the security can't stop grumpy city pedestrians from going where they want. pm_me_your_Navicula

Into the Woods. 

My engineering class instigated the single largest snowball fight the city has ever encountered. Thousands of university students involved. When the cops showed up, everyone ran into the forest for several hours.

It was all a distraction so another team could move 'The Cannon'. stevey_frac

2 Spots Over.


Senior prank 2 grades above me, they all went to school early and filled the staff parking lot with their cars, raided the staff lunchroom and claimed it as their own for a day, and put the school up for sale for 15 dollars on kijiji. Fun times, school staff was pretty chill about it though, spare one teacher who was MAD about his parking spot. corok12


Who else has some group action tales?

People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.