We'd all be lying if we said we'd never taken even a little bit of joy in messing with someone. You may have to lie to the people who know you in person, but c'mon. This is the internet, we're all friends in our mutual horribleness here.
One Reddit user really wanted to bond with their fellow scumbags, so they asked:
Fellow scumbags of reddit, what's the worse thing you've ever done?
Some of the answers were legitimately awful, some were hilariously terrible, all of them were downright scuzzy ... just like we like it! Here are some of our favorite responses. They've been edited for clarity when needed. Enjoy!
After a house party, multiple people slept over. My friend was on a queen sized bed by himself. I grabbed him and put him on the floor and then pushed him under the bed so I wouldn't step on him when I woke up. He was super drunk, so it was easy. He woke up in the morning, still drunk and screaming. For a couple of seconds he thought he was in a coffin.
College friend burned her whole apartment building to the ground. Not a joke.
About 10 minutes after the fact, while we are literally sitting there watching the whole building engulfed in flames, I tried to lighten the mood and turned to her and said "What the hell. Were you trying to cook or something?"
It was a grease fire. She was cooking bacon. She started crying and I felt terrible.
My brother's girlfriend of like a year came out to a family meal once and while playing catch with a football she broke a nail and just broke down sobbing about it. I was shocked and in my family we always use gallows humour to cheer ourselves up during the dark moments. She was very aware of this and joked right along with us.
I made a light-hearted comment about how it sucked but it was just a nail and it would grow back, at least it wasn't cancer or anything...
Nope, she had found just the day before that her cancer had returned. My brother had never told us she had cancer in the past or that she had just found out this awful news.
Assaulting The Ice Cream ManGiphy
When I was a kid, I put some dishwashing liquid and water in a squirt gun. When the ice cream man came, he asked what I wanted. I said I wanted a drumstick, so he reached into the freezer and waited for the money. I didn't have any so he asked why I did that. I said I do want it, I just don't have any money. He got pissed and I squirted him in the eyes with the soapy water. Why did I do it? I think I was mad that we never had money for stuff like that, and here he was parading it in my face every day. It's been about 50 years and I still feel bad about it.
The Worst Kind Of TheifGiphy
I stole one piece from a thousand Jigsaw Puzzles at a naming ceremony (like a baptism sort of thing) I attended with my parents.
This Accidental FelonyGiphy
One time when I was 17, my friend was having some big illicit party and I didn't want to deal with that, just wanted to hang with a few of my friends. So early on in the evening before it was to begin, I called in a fake noise complaint to get the police to drop by and maybe rattle him so my friend would call off the party.
Well little did I know that it had already begun, and the cops showed up and did a huge bust. Guess who was there drinking? My two younger brothers. One of them assaulted a female officer (pushed her so he could run away) and got charged with a felony.
I came clean, everyone was pissed (both at me and at my brothers, especially the one who ran from the cops), our family paid $3,500 to some attorney to get it busted down to a misdemeanor with a bit of community service, and I felt awful for months. I did use my summer earnings to pay my dad back half of the lawyer's fees though.
0/10 would not recommend trying to use the police as a tool to get what you want
This was 20 years ago, btw. Still makes me cringe to think about it.
On holiday in a hotel I didn't know very well and had to look after my little brother. I needed to poop. Bad.
Couldn't find where a toilet was, so dragged him into an empty Jacuzzi and took a dump in it. We both screamed and ran out as it floated to the top and managed to convince him it was already there when we got in.
Playing Warcraft While She CriedGiphy
Broke up with my college girlfriend over the phone a week after saying "I love you" to get her to do butt stuff. Also, I was playing Warcraft 3 on mute while she cried
I was 17, picked up weed for a friend, smoked some of it. Then put some parsley in and said it was just shake. He was in the car with us and smoked a bowl, you could hear him smack his lips with the weird taste. I laughed, told him, and never reimbursed him for it. At that age you are the worst version of yourself.
Framing The "Dude In A Wheelchair"Giphy
To preface this, it's important to note that I ate a ton of Taco Bell right before bed the night before the funeral showing. Not sure of everything I had, but there was definitely a burrito supreme in there.
Anyway, let's back up a couple of days. I was looking forward to a weekend in Chicago for an annual trip for people in our major. Unfortunately, my on again/off again ex girlfriend's grandma passed away. Despite ex being a general bummer of an individual, I offered to pass up the trip and be by her side.
Cut to the post TB morning. I awoke and felt a small cavernous rumble of gas that shalt not pass. You know when it's going to be bad. The relative's house we stayed with her big family was not large, so I couldn't even find an unoccupied room nor a walk-in closet to fart in.
So it sits in my stomach and churns. We get dressed and get to the showing, and the fart seems to have calmed ... but it's still in there. Most of the family walks up to talk to each other and I begin to see an opportunity to release at least a portion of this tainted copy of Air Bud: Spikes Back that was "now showing" in my butt. It seemed perfect. Finally, some relief! So I remained seated as they dissipated and did the deed. I knew it would be silent. But I had no idea it would be that deadly.
It honestly smelled like a dog did it. Or some sort of dog/human hybrid. The family started to notice the smell, and then a ton of others nearby did as well. And they started looking for the source.
Now folks, I'm pretty laid back. I'm no actor by any means, but I think some kind of innate human instincts for preservation came into play to keep me from taking the blame for that anti-enchilada. I denied that I supplied, and was acquitted of the chunk charges. But what happened next made me a scum bag.
Seconds later, a dude in a wheelchair came through the crowd of us. One of her family members, was like "do you think it was him?" And I composed myself and was like, "yeah, I didn't notice the smell until he came in the room."
I'd say I felt bad for all of this. But I still laugh every time I remember hearing ex's concerned mother say "I wonder if he rolled his wheels through something."
Ta-da. I'm trash forever.
Ghosted Her When She Got CancerGiphy
Fairly late to this but here we go. I started "dating" this chick during 11th grade who I knew in 9th grade but transferred to another school in 10th grade. I didn't let it be publicly known we were "together" since I was just trying have someone around to f^ck, and still be able to pursue other chicks. High school me was really sh!tty when it came to girls.
2 weeks down the road she's texting me at around 8pm telling me about how she had gone to the hospital and the lump she was worried about (talked about it earlier in the day) was confirmed to be breast cancer. As I was with her solely for the purpose of sex, I didn't want to be there for all the emotional support/boyfriend duties she'd obviously need.
So I never replied to her. Never even broke up with her, said goodbye, nothing.
Ungrateful On ChristmasGiphy
One time during Christmas my cousin's grandparents (not related to me by blood) got me and my sister Christmas presents.
I opened my present and it was a polly pocket doll. Me being the dumb 10 year old or something I was, said "here, you can have it, I don't want it." and just gave it to my younger sister, who played with that stuff more then I did. The problem was that I did it right in front of grandma. She felt bad she didn't give me a good present and gave me 20 dollars instead later on.
I still feel bad about it to this day.
i stole money from my parents constantly throughout my teenage years - and any other family member (or anyone) who visited and left their handbag or wallet lying around. It was a common thing to do amongst my friends and I. We were almost competitive about it.
So, once while visiting my grandma who ran a bed and breakfast place (off the books as far as the taxman was concerned, that'll be important in a minute) i was searching through a desk in their living room and found a purse that contained at least 1000 pounds in neat rolls. It was obviously their business cash. Like I said, off the books.
I stole 120 pounds from it - a huge amount for a 13 year old to have in 1983, and massive bragging rights when I got home and told my fellow thieves about it...... they definitely noticed, and i am 100% certain they knew it was me.
sort of granola bar or raisins. Just before break I snuck over to the bag racks and rummaged in someone else's school bag. I found a packet of Cadbury animal biscuits and stole them. When break time finally arrived the girl who was now biscuit-less spent the whole time crying.
I'm 23 now and I still feel guilty.
Caused A Car Accident In A SnowstormGiphy
We used to snowball cars, egg cars, you name it and we would probably throw it at cars while they were driving through our neighborhood.
One night we were doing just that, and my neighborhood growing up was set up in a way that worked to our advantage pretty well- it was a peninsula with one way in and out, and a long road we could see all the way down coming into it. We got into so much trouble that we eventually learned to identify headlights of cars coming in and knew whenever a cop was coming.
So we basically set up this weird snowball trap for cars where they would turn a blind turn and see a hose tied across the road between two parallel signs, stop and get out to move it, and we would blast them and run down this little getaway path we had.
Eventually someone came through and didn't see it in time, ran the hose over, and got it all wrapped up in their wheelwell and caused them to skid to a pretty abrupt stop in a snowstorm around a blind turn. A cop car was immediately following them and slammed into the back of them. We all ran back to my house and no one got caught, and next thing you know we're all in my house looking out the window at the towns entire police force driving around outside.
The neighbors all knew who it was and tried to tell my parents what we did. Luckily they couldn't ever prove it was us!
I regularly drink straight from the orange juice and milk cartons in a household of 4.
Pretending To Be BlindGiphy
I wear John Lennon style circle sunglasses, one night my friends and I went out to the bar and they thought it would be funny if I were to pretend to be blind. So for the rest of the night, I held onto a friends shoulder and he guided me around the bar, introducing me to girls as a blind man named Jamie.
It took a little theatrics and not flinching when girls would throw their hand at their face to convince them that I actually was blind.
I ended up hooking up with 3 girls that night at the bar and even took a girl home. They all thought I was actually blind. I saw a picture of one of the girls on someone's snapchat story crying because she had hooked up with a blind guy.
Many people still refer to me as the blind guy when I go out to the bar in my shades; I still go along with it.
Blame The Baby
I fart and blame my 8 month old ALL THE TIME. No regrets.
I once tipped like 3 cents at a restaurant just so it was even. I thought it was funny at the time, but i feel bad about it.
"Guess That's College And Dating For Ya"Giphy
Freshman year of college a few years back, I met this guy who I really fell for. He was in a frat, which I usually steer clear from, but we had a lot in common so I gave it a shot. He took me out for coffee, played one of my favorite more obscure albums on his record player, and it was cool, until I didn't want to mess around. He got kind of annoyed but still said I should come to his frat party the next night. I assumed everything was still cool - he dropped me off at my dorm, walked me up to the door, kissed me goodnight, etc.
Anyways, I went to the party the next night, and instantly found him sloppily making out with this chick in the middle of the room while everyone watched. I was pretty hurt, so I left, called the local PD non-emergency line, pretended to be a disgruntled neighbor, and watched from a couple houses down as the cops shut down the party. Super, super petty but man, I was hurt. Guess that's college and dating for ya tho
"Big Brother is watching you..."
The famous words from George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, which tells the story of a world governed by omnipresent surveillance.
Today, however, many people are under increased paranoia that their every step is being monitored by the government, or by the world's largest corporations.
Not helping their fears, is when people look back on information collected by their Google data, and see that virtually every step they've taken has been documented.
Even things some people might not remember doing themselves.
"People who downloaded their Google data and went through it, what were the most unsettling things you found out they had stored about you?"
Followed My Every Step...
"That there is a map of everywhere I went in the last couple of years that's accurate to the hour."- Crank05
Context Is Everything...
"There's an audio recording of me saying 'check the Jewish boy's penis',"
"I don't remember ever saying that but ok."- MrPingeee
They Don't Always Get It Right...
"I'm the vice-president of a company that I've never heard of, and can't find any other info on it."- leavingdirtyashes
"Apparently I sleepwalk thousands of kilometers and then manage to get back home in time for work."
"Also a bunch of recordings of my computer's fan spinning."
"Hyped up Google."
"Incompetent Google. "
"I know my data is in good hands."- CarkudoBlack And White Cartoon GIFGiphy
You Can't Erase Everything...
"If you use Google Photos and allow Maps to track your location:"
"I took photos that I didn't like, deleted them."
"Weeks later I am just browsing my timeline in Google Maps and those deleted photos are there, tagged to the location."
"Nothing incriminating, just thought you should know that a delete isn't a delete."- kinobe
They Don't Miss A Thing...
"It's not unsettling but I found out that Google can tell when I'm driving a car vs my motorcycle by using the gyroscopes in my phone."- Xtremegulp
It's Not Just Google
"It wasn’t google data that shocked me, I am kind of expecting it to know everything about me."
"This came from instagram."
"My period was very late, so naturally, I told my husband in our very private and quiet home setting, and bought a Clearblue pregnancy test."
"We don’t own tv, Amazon Alexa , google voice or similar."
"I just have reddit and Instagram on my smartphone."
"My period was just late, but the very next day I got bombarded by ads on Instagram about Clearblue and other pregnancy sticks and some other baby sh*t."
"There is no way that it was a coincidence since it was the second time getting a very, very specific ad."
"So the app is listening, and showing me ads accordingly."- lagattacaBlood Celebrate GIF by Halfsquare DesignsGiphy
"Recordings of conversations with my boss over two years."
"I don't know why it only had recordings of us talking and no one else."- FiveOhFive91
Careful What You Say...
"Definitely the voice recordings."
"That should be turned off by default instead of needing to be changed by the user."- mahoujosei100
They Waste No Time...
"All phone activity, opened app, closed app etc, from the very first day I owned my phone, constant check of my GPS, constant check of my device orientation."
"If someone steals your google account, they basically can found out everything there is to find out about you."- linecraftmanWho Dis Star Wars GIF by LEGOGiphy
It is helpful to have an online cloud to store things, saving you paper and stress of remembering where you put it.
What's a bit frightening is that Google and other services are starting to get one step ahead of us when it comes to what they document.
Leaving one to wonder if Big Brother is, in fact, watching us…
Even if they sometimes appear less than excited to go to school, children are always eager to learn.
As they will encounter new experiences with each passing year, resulting in parents and other adults being bombarded by new questions regularly.
Most frequently, if not necessarily intentionally, as a delay tactic before going to bed.
Which is when it's important for the parent, grandparent, or babysitter who's in charge of bedtime to come up with one, exceptionally satisfying fact which will give them plenty to think about, or dream about, after the lights are turned off.
"What mind-blowing (but simple) facts would satisfy a 4-year old daughter’s daily request for 1 fact before bedtime?"
They Miss You When You're Gone...
"Dogs can tell when you're coming home by how much of your scent is left in the house if you have a daily routine."- babiferari
Even Bigger Hugs!
"Most people have more than the average number of arms."- Lord_AdGnalDiv
The Longest Days...
"A day on Venus takes longer to complete than a year on Venus."
"It simply takes longer for Venus to do one complete rotation around its own axis than it does for the planet to rotate around the sun."
"From my memory I believe it’s only like 10-15 days difference."
"But still an interesting fact."
"Another fun fact is Aluminum used to be such a precious metal, and so expensive, that the top point of the Washington Monument is made of pure aluminum."
"At the time of construction, that aluminum would be about like capping it with platinum today."- AmerisaurausRexVenus GIF by The TelegraphGiphy
Otters Are Avid Collectors!
"Otters have skin pockets for their favorite rocks."- CryoWreck
Bears Are A Warm Source Of Inspiration
"The name for the Arctic comes from the ancient Greek word for bear - arktos."
"Named after one of the constellations Ursa Major (Big Bear) or Ursa Minor (Little Bear), but there are bears living there too."
"So basically, the Arctic is called 'Bear', and the Antarctic is called 'Not Bear'."- B3ximus
The Science Behind The Colors
"A Siamese cats fur color is dependent on its body temperature."
"That’s why the colder areas of the body such as the nose, paws, and tail are darker than the rest."- MudSlappersHere I Come Love GIF by La Guarimba Film FestivalGiphy
You Think Elephants Are So Big...
"Most elephants weigh less than a blue whale’s tongue!."- Delica
Frogs Come To The Age Of Spiders
"Some species of burrowing spiders keep teeny tiny frogs in their burrows to keep it free of bugs too small for the spider to get that might try to eat the spider's eggs."
"This means that tiny frogs are spider cats."- The_First_Viking
There's A Reason They Decided It Wasn't A Planet
"From the time Pluto was discovered until the time it was demoted from planethood, it still hadn't made one complete revolution around the sun."- gruenomsPluto Flyby GIFGiphy
They're Meant To Come In Pairs
"In Switzerland, it's illegal to own just one guinea pig."
"If you have any, you have to have at least two."
"They get lonely!"- Dickcheese_McDoogles
Even the minds of grown-ups would be blown by most of these facts.
Though still best to proceed with caution, as some of these will likely be met with more questions, thus prolonging bedtime.
Or you might find yourselves needing to buy not one, but two guinea pigs...
Who would have predicted the endless source of entertainment and fascination the Internet provides.
With countless websites where one can shop, watch movies, catch up on news, play games... and do just about anything.
Of course, some of the better known websites, such as Amazon, YouTube, Facebook and Google are likely visited by just about everyone every so often.
But practical and entertaining as the world's most visited websites are, that doesn't necessarily make them the most interesting.
Should one find themselves going down an internet rabbit hole, as we all do every so often, we might discover a unique, truly fascinating website which might cater to our personal hobbies or interests, or simply catches our attention for inexplicable reasons.
"What is the coolest website you’ve visited that no one knows about?"
A Welcome Dilemma.
"It's an interactive website that showcases what makes the Prisoner's Dilemma cool."- Kinetic_Cucumber
United States Of Ham
"My high school substitute's son is an artist who painted each US President holding a ham."
"I have no idea why, but I go there sometimes for a laugh."- 1fsh2fshRdtFshBluFsh
For Those Sick Of 'Charlie Bit My Finger'...
"Search for unlisted YouTube videos."- ordinotGiphy
We're Watching YOU!
"Not sure if it's still maintained but Little Sis was 'an involuntary Facebook for the elite'."
"You click a politician, donor, celeb and it shows you who are they connected to and the strength of the connection."
"You can get an easy picture of what donors, think tanks, and politicians are really beholden to."
"Apparently it's thriving since I last saw it."
"Ever puzzled by a random pardon, an idiotic switch in foreign policy, or who a cabinet member is?"
"Try it out."
A Break From Scammers!
"This website instantly gives you a new, unused e-mail."- RidoKer
Before Gamers Catch On...
"The Candy Box 2 is one of the best websites out there."
"It's an RPG style quest, made completely of text and symbols."- Coolest_Cat_In_TownValentines Day Love GIF by kate spade new yorkGiphy
Creating A Perfect World
"Online nation simulator."
"The core of the game is pretty simple; answer multiple-choice issues that appear once every 6 hours."
"Depending on what you pick, the stats of your nation, everything from cheese exports to citizen rudeness, will change."
"The fun really starts on the forums, IMO."- somewhereoutinspace
Too Many To Name!
"ms paint emulator."
"neal.fun." - Reddit
The Whole World At Your Ears
"Listen to radio stations from any country on the planet."
"KPOP from Seoul? "
"JPOP from Tokyo?"
"Want to marvel at the fact that everyone and their dog has a radio station in the Netherlands and Belgium?"
"If you can wade through all the English-language stations in basically every country, language learners can find tons of stations to help their listening skills in their language of choice."
"Living in a different country from your home but want to listen to the radio from home?"
"Hop on and see if the station has been added."- h3lblad3Mickey Mouse Disney GIFGiphy
When You Gave Up Trying To Find That Game You Loved...
"This website has over 6000+ Old DOS/Windows and Console games preserved for future generations."
"The website is free to use and tuhe games can be played directly through the browser."
"I personally used the site to relive Warcraft 2 and had a blast."- MartinSKjoedt
The possibilities really do seem endless when it comes to what you can find on the internet.
For better or for worse.
Though for the first several months of 2020, one imagines each new unusual website discovery was like opening a present on Christmas morning.
And more are destined to come...
As a kid, it’s easy to make friends. You don’t need to do much. Just share your pudding snack pack or make mud pies, and you have a new best friend.
As an adult, it can seem harder. You can’t really make mud pies anymore (in fact, that may be a way to drive off friends), and adults are a lot less open than kids, so it can be difficult to develop a rapport.
However, it’s not as hard as it seems to make friends, even as an adult. If you’re struggling, or even just looking for new ways to meet people, Reddit has got you covered!
Redditor BLANK asked:
"How the F do you make friends as an adult if you don't drink?"
"If you like doing things with your hands(wood/metal work/fabrics, etc...), electronics, or programming, hacker/makerspaces are great, they usually have themed events and classes, as well as social events, that's where I made my current friends when I moved to a new city."
"I'm 35. In the last 10 years I can honestly say I have 1 or 2 friends that I've kept close contact with. I started getting back into collecting sports cards right before the pandemic hit. Thru sharing my passion thru IG I have made probably at least 20 (online) friends and a few local friends now that I talk to every day and not just about our favorite hobby. Sh*t is weird."
"Volunteering is a great way to make friends as an adult. I was an Alcoholic and one of the hardest parts about stopping drinking was this exact thing, I was worried I would forever be alone if I didn’t meet people in bars anymore. Then I found volunteering. Working in a career field with similar people is also amazing."
Not Exactly A Hole In One
"Borrow tools and actually give them back"
"Who am I borrowing tools from if I don't already have friends?"
"I've got to consider you a top tier friend before I'm lending you any tools."
"Step 1. Own or borrow a dog."
"Step 2. Go to a dog park."
"Step 3. Use dog as wingman to make friends at dog park."
Let's Do An Activity
"In my experience, adults don't want friends. They want activity partners. Pick an activity that you enjoy doing, find some people to do it with. If you're lucky, some friendships will organically arise from that. If you're REALLY lucky, they'll even stay friends with you after one or both of you stop doing that activity."
"But mostly, people just want activity partners."
Keep On Moving
Climbing, archery, martial arts, European Martial Arts. Historical re-enactment, book and theater clubs."
"Coffee clubs, or book clubs"
"Honestly? Being a part of a fandom. Found most of my close friends through either work or fandoms. For me it's kpop, musicals, DnD, etc You just need to find your people :)"
Yummy In My Tummy!
"I cook for people. Invite a few people you know for dinner or a bbq. Ive moved cities and countries several times and 1 thing i learnt is everyone loves good food!"
It can be hard to make friends as an adult, but as long as you get out in the world and find those you vibe with, you’ll never be alone!