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For people that do or behave in any way that departs from the "norm"--whatever that is--conversations with strangers can be exhausting. Whenever that atypical attribute rears its head, someone demands a complete description.


For the person asking, that might be an interesting couple of minutes.

But for the person answering, that is the thousandth time they've had to offer up an explanation for something so commonplace in their own experience.

A recent Reddit thread allowed users to set the record straight, once and for all.

Sarazar asked, "What are you sick of explaining?"

Science Lessons

"The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and that I was born with it and didn't get it from eating sugar." -- joe_bogan

"And for me, that there are more than two types of diabetes." -- bopeepsheep

Computer Stuff

"I'm a programmer, I write programs. I do not know how to fix your laptop that won't turn on." -- -PM_me_your_recipes-

"I am an analyst. I'm not a programmer. I don't code. I don't program. I don't know how to make space in your android phone." -- Lasdary

"You are lying, I saw the Mario bros movie I know that gamers, hackers, programmers, and computer engineers are basically the same thing." -- that_guy_you_remembe

Farm Deets

"Hobby Farmer here."

"A chicken is not the female. That's the name of the animal. The hen is the female."

"No you don't need roosters for hens to lay eggs. They've been bred over hundreds to thousands of years to lay a lot of eggs."

"Yes an animal needs to become pregnant in order to produce milk, just like a person. They don't just one day become mature enough and become a perpetual milk factory."

"Hay and Straw are two different things. Hay is dried grass or other leafy plants. It's what a lot of ruminants and horses eat. Straw is the dead stems of a crop like barley or wheat. It is inedible and usually used for bedding."

"Goats don't eat trash but they are the cats of the livestock world and will get into and destroy everything you know and love. There is a reason they are associated with the Devil."

-- soline

What's It to Ya

"Why I use a wheelchair/sticks."

"No, I didn't have an accident, I didn't break anything, my body just doesn't work very well. Go away."

-- suspicious_niffler

A Classic Annoyance

"My colour blindness. Basically as soon as anyone finds out, they point at something and ask "what colour is this?" Before anyone asks, I have Deuteranopia which is red/green." -- dimensional-scream

"I have deuteranopia also -it's annoying. People expect me to be able to tell them HOW what I see is different to what THEY see. How the f*** am I to explain it to you, I can't see how you see?" -- tandem_biscuit

It's Invisible, Just Trust Me

"Allergies, e.g. against pollen or food."

"Pollen is flying around not only in summer and the symptoms are not always red eyes or sneezing. So just because you cannot see, that someone is not feeling well it still can be the case."

"Or food allergies and you are judged as being picky. Please just accept, that some people cannot eat everything."

"Probably there are other allergies and explaining at some point is just sooo tiresome."

-- Kapuzenkresse

Burger Routers

"That Bluetooth does not use your mobile data. This has been explained countless times to my dad." -- Pigrs

"And that the 5GHz channel on my router isn't the same as 5G mobile data. I've given up on explaining this one..." -- Fl4shbang

"Look, they both have 5 and g in the name. They also make 5 Guys Burgers in there right?" -- BasroilII

Quiet Does Not Mean Upset

"Why I don't really talk, I am so sick of being asked 'why are you so quiet' because I just am. I can talk to people and understand social cues but I don't speak unless I think I'm adding something." -- BrainDead14

"Oh boy does that hit home. I think most people don't feel comfortable with silence, but I f***ing love it. I don't see what's wrong with just being quiet unless you actually have something to say."

"It's even worse with my parents. For some reason I barely talk with them, just the thought of talking to them makes me feel tired, and I sometimes feel bad about it, but it's just the way it is for me." -- joergio6

Just Don't Like the Stuff

"Why I don't drink alcohol. I mean, I don't feel like I need to explain that one, but other people want me to. Is it really such a crime?" -- BlueBlanketsareBest

"Hate this. Especially because I don't really have a reason for it, I simply don't want to" -- i-just-carry-on

Cultural Narratives

"I have Schizophrenia, and usually when I get to know someone I tell them I have it just as a little warning and what to do if it gets out of hand, but before I can even explain that they always say 'omg u have schizophrenia! So you have two personalities and kill people like that person from that one tv show?!'"

"no, no I do not kill people, the media has a sh** representation of the condition. So I always then have to spend the next 20 mins explaining what it is."

-- f***ing_lumpy_toast

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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