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Unfortunately, adults are not as infallible as we would like to believe.

More often than not, in fact, kids show themselves to be smarter than adults. Especially when adults say things like this.


u/Thailamrtll asked:

Reddit, what is the dumbest thing you've ever heard an adult say?

Here were some of those answers.


More Debt Is Never The Answer

"you should rack up some more credit card debt then just declare bankruptcy, you know, have some fun and make it more worth it"

My 'wise' older brother when I was talking about my 10k in debt (which is now paid off).

Dazzling_Rhubarb

That's Not How Adaptation Works

I watched a documentary about health in pregnancy and how the NHS helps expectant mothers to give up smoking and eat more healthily etc. One mum-to-be was having real problems giving up cigarettes and ultimately ended up being unable to even cut down her habit. She attempted to justify it by claiming she thought smoking while pregnant might actually be a good thing, because the 'baby's lungs would be stronger than ones in a baby born to a non-smoker, as they're being exposed to smoking while they're still in the womb'.

limegreenbunny

Just Untrue

"Aluminum isn't a metal because it isn't magnetic"

One of the many gems of wisdom my mother has shared

Artimis_Whooves

People Who Won't Be Wrong

"The moon's distance from the earth is less than 100 kilometers."

When corrected, he just said "Well, then it's probably 110 kilometers."

trollbeeb2

Ah Okay Lets Wish For World-Shattering Conflict

My sister, 27 yo, said this about a year ago: "Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan - all those wars are so small and so boring. Why can't we have something bigger that people will actually talk about like a world war? It's much more entertaining than the same country and conflict over and over again."

asdlpg

Fish Are Still Animals

Have a friend who's vegan. We went out and she ordered Salmon. I was like "wait arent you vegan?" she said yeah, and so i asked why she ordered salmon then since she didnt eat animals. Her response?

"Salmons a fish not an animal"

She also thinks ice cream is just frozen milk. Like yeah i know vegans cant have normal ice cream because there is milk in it but like...i get the impression that she believes if you put milk in the freezer overnight youll have ice cream in the morning.

Phesah

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"Gay men can't get women pregnant."

Yes, they were serious. No, I didn't stick around to argue that out, you can't win against that level of ignorance.

CryoClone

And Then Tech Kept Evolving

Circa 1982: Don't go into Computer Science. There's already so much software available! How much longer can it be before it's all written? There'll be no jobs for all these CS grads then.

iluvtravel

Hashtag Emphysema

"Smoking next to a BABY is OK because nothing happened to my children when I smoked next to them", my dad after I confronted him when I found him smoking a cigarette right beside his grandson.

L-4-R-R-Y

NOPE.

"The stress from quitting drinking is worse for the baby than drinking."

I'm a bartender and a pregnant woman used this line on me. She wasn't showing and I had already served her 5 drinks. I found out she was pregnant when I overheard her husband chiding her that any more drinks would be "bad for the baby." After that, she was shut down and banned. She didn't like it, of course.

PhreddyPhuchtard

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