People Break Down Which Things Are Surprisingly Illegal
In all likelihood, we all may have broken the law without realizing it.
Simply by streaming our favorite movie.
Surprising as it may seem, password sharing on streaming platforms is a federal offense, but is done regularly.
But that is indeed one of the many surprising things which is, in fact, illegal.
Leaving one to wonder, what other illegal activities are there out there which may surprise us?
Redditor EvilPilotFish was certainly curious to find out, leading them to ask:
"What is surprisingly illegal?"
Resist The Urge For French Fries...
"If in Western Australia, possessing more than 50kg of potatoes."
"Yep, you read that correctly."
Remember That Change Of Clothes
"In Germany it's legal to break out of prison, but not in your prison uniform, because that would be stealing."- Limp-Sundae5177
Someone Was Ahead Of The Curve
"It is illegal to parachute inside St. Peters basilica in the Vatican after a person did it."
"They had to create that law specifically for him."
"He walked away with no charge, as the law did not exist."- LexinozHere We Go Discovery GIF by Shark WeekGiphy
Watch Your Language!
"In the most southern island of the Caribbean, Trinidad, and Tobago, it's illegal to curse publicly."- 15Blins
Good Hygiene Is Important!
"In my country, not having at least one bidet installed per home."
"The country is Italy."- maseioavessiprevisto
"A lot of European countries have really old laws that were never repealed so they look really odd today."
"For example, in France a woman must first get permission from the police if she wishes to dress like a man."
"And in the UK it's illegal to wear an 'outrageous" double-ruff within 100 yards of the Queen."- BitFlippery
A Hose Will Have To Do
"You can't put a donkey in a bathtub in my state."- obi-juan-kenobi_66Oh No Deal With It GIF by DreamWorks AnimationGiphy
So Much For Generosity!
"Paying expired parking meters that aren't your spot."- Little_Lahey_Show
Be On Your Best Behavior!
"Alarming the Queen."
"Section 49 of the Criminal Code of Canada."
"Sentence of up to 14 years in prison."- ScamboOfDoomBored Queen Elizabeth GIF by Madman FilmsGiphy
Best To Stay On A Boat
"In several states, it's illegal to fish from horseback."
"Just google stupid fishing laws."
"There are lots of them."- SnootchieBootichies
It's especially important to know these laws when visiting a foreign country.
As you always want to be on the right side of the law.
But if you still don't feel ready to stop using your friend's Netflix account, no judgment at all.
People Break Down Which Crappy Foods Are Actually Delicious
There's a reason they call it junk food.
Being high in calories and saturated fats, and likely made with ingredients of fairly low quality, eating these foods is almost the equivalent of filling your stomach with junk.
However bad for you it is, however, that doesn't mean it isn't delicious.
Indeed, who hasn't from time to time indulged in food that we know won't be beneficial to our weight or cholesterol, but pleases our taste buds to the max?
Often resulting in judgmental glares from others.
Redditor Mister_Moho was curious to learn which foods the junk food which they hold in a high, almost gourmet like regard, leading them to ask:
What "crappy" food is actually delicious?
Two Cheap Meals Make One "Chef's Kiss."
"I had a buddy who’s would combine a box of Kraft Mac and cheese with chicken flavored ramen."
"Put in all the noodles and seasoning and powdered cheese stuff."
"He called it cheesy-chicken and was a treat after a night of drinking."- zaqufantMac And Cheese Cooking GIFGiphy
Much As We Hate To Admit It
"Lets be real, most fast food."- MightOk6869
"I like an old roller hot dog from 7-Eleven."- DahvRom
"7/11 Taquitos."- SBonnarSeven Eleven Shopping GIF by PIXIESGiphy
Don't Be Fooled By The Price
"The cheapest of ramen noodles are still delicious."- shaidyn
Some Things You Just Never Outgrow
"I’ve been a pizza nerd since I bought my first Uuni years ago."
"Geeked on flours, yeast cultures etc."
"Built a wood burning oven."
"Growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s in a financially struggling household, Friday nights were pizza night.'
"Mom would bring out the Chef Boyardee Pizza kits and I have fond memories of ‘making’ my own pizza as a kid."
"Every once in a while, I’ll pick one up and make one on an old cookie sheet."
"Surprisingly still tastes the same after all these years."
"Still love it."- dolfoxVintage Dancing GIFGiphy
Just Add Water...
"Boxed Mac and Cheese."- soon_zoo55
It's All About The Seasoning
"Properly salted McDonalds French fries."- FireWoman89
If It's Deep Fried, It's Likely Delicious
"I love onion rings!"- djkhan23San Antonio Texas GIF by Bill Miller Bar-B-QGiphy
The Monty Python Gang Would Agree
"Spam fried rice, or spam musubi?"
Inauthentically Mexican, But Who Cares?!
"Taco Bell."- twoplustwoisfourr
"Little Caesar's Pizza."
"Is it as good as other chains?"
"But is it a third of the price and tasty enough to justify getting it?"
"F*ck yea!"- gag0399pizza pickup GIF by Little CaesarsGiphy
No Fruit, No Problem!
"Technically a beverage, but I feel like it fits the spirit of the question."- edemamandllama
Better Than Most Delivery Chains...
"Frozen pizza."- lbug02
A balanced diet is important.
But as long as we don't make a habit of it, there's nothing wrong with indulging every now and again.
Especially if it's on Pizza Hut breadsticks...
People Break Down Which Things No One Looks Good Wearing
The great thing about fashion is that everyone looks good in something different. That’s why we each create our own style.
My best friend avoids gray at all costs since it’s drab and almost depressing.
However, I fill my closet with gray shirts or sweaters since that color makes my skin glow. I can’t wear leather jackets because they make me look like a tiny zombie, while my best friend has a leather jacket in every color since she can pull them off.
With some people being able to pull off items that others can’t, we may not think about the fact that there are some items that no one looks good in. Luckily, Redditors are hear to remind us of exactly that.
It all started when a Redditor asked:
“What does no one look good wearing?”
Do Not Trust The Sales Guy
"Fedora with safari flaps, even if the guy at the store says you’re the only guy he’s ever seen pull it off."
"I’ve never fought for anything in my entire life. I’m fighting for this hat!"
It's All In The Sleeves
"Dimitri Martin explained it well: “I saw a guy wearing a leather jacket and thought, ‘that is cool’. Then I saw a guy in a leather vest and thought ‘that is not cool’. And that’s when I realized that cool is all about leather sleeves.”
The Offensive Stuff
"A shirt that says "FBI: Female Body Inspector""
"Pretty much any shirt that tries to put a "funny" spin on common acronym."
Make America What Again?
"Unless it just says 'political hat'"
Lose Hair, Gain Everything Else
"That ugly cape you have to wear when getting your hair cut"
"Those capes will humble you real quick"
"I suddenly go from two chins to five chins when I have to get my hair cut"
On Your Head
– Deleted User
"Hair nets along the same vein."
I Changed Colors!
"Fake tans that make you look orange"
"I'd say any fake tan for that matter. They never look right IMO."
"Any t shirt claiming your birth month gives you special powers or you are owned by your significant other. So tacky"
Wash Your Clothes!
"By contrast, I take people more seriously if they have mustard on their face."
"Rat tail hair style"
"I was a kid when this was fashionable and all the biggest jerks at school wore rat tails. I always wanted to try yanking on one of them just once but could never work up the nerve."
A Different Kind Of Accessory
"2 liters of cologne."
"Well technically you could look cool you’d just need to be downwind and in a different building XD"
"Those f*cking hiking shoes with the individual toes."
"Those Walmart t-shirts with gangsta looney toons characters. Like taz with a Rolex rolling dice and flashing cash. Bonus points if the shirt sparkles."
"13yr old me feels very targeted."
“Skin colored leggings. It always gives me a "wth" moment before I realize what is happening.”
“Saw someone wearing skin colour leggings that had that weird scrunched up butt thing.”
saw a lady at the airport once who just was wearing a SLIGHTLY oversized hoodie and no pants. i wish she was wearing skin-colored leggings.
All I know is, you can never go wrong in your favorite sweats, which basically make up my entire wardrobe!
People Explain What They Say At Least 1,000 Times A Day At Their Job
As an editor, half of my job consists of waiting for writers to finish writing (or re-writing) important copy for me to look over. The edited copy goes to many other departments after mine, meaning I get bugged by the art department asking me for the edited version.
I, in turn, have to bug the writers, asking them when the copy will be ready for me. As a result, something I say at my job a million times a day is, “Hey [Writer], can I have an ETA on that [brochure copy, article, etc.]”
And while I need to say it, I know the writers probably curse my name by now!
I’m not the only one who seems to be saying the same thing a bunch of times over the course of a day. At any job, there may be one word or phrase that is said 1,000 times a day.
This can be anything from “Sounds like a plan” to “Dear God, when will this day end?!”
Redditors have shared what they say 1,000 times a day at their job, and the answers are very relatable.
Curious to find out more, Redditor laladurochka asked:
“What do you say 1000 times a day in your job?”
Pitfalls Of Video Calls
“I think somebody needs to go on mute.”
“Said whilst knowing full well exactly who is the cause of the background noise because their box is yellow.”
That's All, Folks!
"Same, and it rarely actually sounds good."
"I love this because there’s no rebuttal for the person on the other end. The conversation is over."
"I was raised christian, but one of my first jobs was working front desk at a Jewish nonprofit. I would answer the phones to screen and direct calls, and I had a very specific greeting that I had to say every time."
"One night I was home visiting my parents, we all sit down for dinner, and my mom asks me to say the blessing. My one brain cell searches for the rote blessing I’ve said thousands of times, we all join hands, and I confidently say “Shalom, Jewish Federation. My name is ___ how can I help you?”"
"I used to work at a comic shop/game store and I definitely once answered a call from my dad with 'hi this is gameshop Foamcorps speak--wait HI DAD'"
Thank You, Next
"I once worked with a voice picking system. You would confirm location, say "next". Confirm amount picked. Say "next". This was the default word, you could change it but i couldn't care. And you would say it hundreds of times per day."
"Fast forward about a year and it started slipping out in the real world. Like having a conversation, saying my bit then finishing with "next" when I was done and wanted to hear what the other person wanted to say."
"Or "Hey aubven, you wanna get pizza for dinner?""
"I started changing that voice command for that prompt roughly every fortnight to avoid this continuing."
Not Enough Hours In The Day
"When really I am worrying about how I’m going to accomplish everything in 7.6 hours."
"Alternatively, "it's all good" when asked to do something unnecessarily tedious in addition to everything else going on. It's not all good it never is."
Please Read My Email
""As per my previous email""
"Which is code for READ WHAT I F*CKING SENT YOU YOU ILLITERATE HUMPBACK WHALE"
"Don't you hate when you have to do that 10 times to the same person?... and then they reply with "but I already replied to you!""
"No you DIDN'T!!! YOU CLAIMED YOU DIDN'T GET/SEE MY EMAIL THE LAST 10 TIMES!!!"
"I swear people are the worst lol"
The Restaurant Life
"Hey y'all my name is Tony I'll be taking care of y'all tonight, shall I start you off with two waters?"
"Sure. Can we get a coke?"
"When I said coke I meant Dr Pepper…"
"I hate this place ...."
"I say it about 20 times a day"
":: Rubs temples :: :: Sighs ::"
"Same. I don't say a lot. I just suffer in silence."
I Wish I Could Say That
"That’s not part of my job responsibilities"
Counting Down The Minutes
""is it 5 o clock yet?""
""Living the dream" is my response to anyone asking me how my day is."
"People ask me if I'm "living the dream" I usually respond "probably someone else's""
What Do You Do?
"Don't put that in your nose."
"Kindergarten teacher or drug counselor, can't decide."
It Hadn't Occurred To Me
"not a 1000 but the most times "have you tried restarting it?""
"Ah. A mortician, I see."
It's All Too Much
“F*ck Goddamn Who is this dumbf*ck Jesus Christ Why are we still here”
Okay, I might actually say that more than ETA!
Do you have any pearls you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments below.
People Explain Which Things They Thought Were Normal As A Kid And Later Realized Were F**ked Up
We are so innocent as children.
Innocent or gullible?
I think when we're young, we tend only to see only the good.
Because that's what instinctually we gravitate towards.
But it's a sad fact to learn later that the good is darker than we realize.
Not everything in childhood is a happy, innocent memory, no matter how badly our parents want to frame it.
The folks on Reddit can certainly attest to that!
Redditor True_Customer_8913 wanted to hear about all the things we saw in a new light once we grew up, so they asked:
"What’s was normal to you as a kid but you later realized how f**ked up it actually was?"
Double AgentComedy Say What GIF by BrownSugarAppGiphy
"During the divorce they would try to get information about each other and say the other one was bad for me."
"That happened to me too! Once had a judge tell 11-year-old me that my parents were one of the most immature cases he had dealt with, because they were more focused on making each other’s lives difficult than being parents."
"My father was nice and friendly out in public but was an absolute a**hole to the family at home..."
"Me witnessing my dad being really friendly to everyone in public and then being an absolute raging a**hole at home made me just think 'well I guess everyone is just two-faced and using each other.'"
"All those movies about love are just lies and fantasies, if you're not using someone then what use are they to you? Obviously he doesn't get to use us at home so we aren't useful so we don't get treated well"
"Btw No he wasn't an alcoholic, he wouldn't even allow alcohol in the house because so many people in our family were alcoholics."
"My mom's boyfriend would pick me up by my hair sometimes. It didn't hurt a s**t ton so I never complained, which in turn made him keep doing it. My hair was always in a ponytail so it was easy to grab and do. I told a coworker about it and laughed because it wasn't a terrible memory. But he didn't laugh like I did."
"It was more of a nervous laugh then he says 'that's actually pretty f**ked up.' Then I started to think about all the stuff I actually do remember from my childhood and realized how shi**y it really was. I have two kids and it was never a thought to ever pick them up by their hair."
"When I was 7, I came to the realization that if I showed any signs that I was in a good mood around my mother, she would find some reason to yell at me. Even started testing it, would walk into rooms she was in smiling vs not and proved my theory right, so I just stopped smiling, and it didn't take much longer for it to stop being an act."
In the Garden
"I live in England and my uncle's neighbor had a pet monkey living in a big enclosure in his garden. This was in the early 2000s. I assumed this was totally normal. No idea how he got it. We still know those neighbors and it's just never discussed."
When in England... stay out of trouble.
Be FreeArrested Development Crying GIF by HULUGiphy
"Not being allowed to feel or express any type anger or sadness."
"Unless someone died it was, 'I don't want to hear it. Go to your room, close the door, and bury your face in a pillow until you're done,' or the worse, 'I'll give you something to cry about' followed by whooping."
"Having no food in the house and little to no adult supervision while random men come and go from my mothers room."
"I'm legit impressed I nor my younger brother ended up taken or worse. It was kind of miserable, in hindsight, because some of these guys would come back with some fast food for us and hang out for a bit talking or playing video games. Magic Mike was super cool and I still miss him. :( "
"Thought it was normal to constantly apologize over even the slightest little f**k-up so I don't get screamed at. I still have this problem today."
"Not me, but my wife. I used to just reassure her that she didn't have to apologize for everything, but that didn't help her to distinguish when it was appropriate or not. Now, when she says 'sorry,' I ask what she's apologizing for, and it seems to help her a little. That being said, she apologized last night when the dog tripped me."
OuchIt Hurts Sal Vulcano GIF by truTV’s Impractical JokersGiphy
"I remember my sister had this fake belly button ring she showed my dad. He immediately ripped it out which was quite painful. I asked if he even knew if it was fake and he didn’t. He thought it was real and did that."
"Parents having blackout rages. Sometimes, I was a brat. Other times, I had done nothing wrong. I just remember being made to feel like a worthless loser, screamed at, and manipulated. Then the next day, they would say 'Sorry sorry sorry' This happened a lot. Eventually, the sorries mean nothing and you begin to feel actually worthless."
Oh how the times do change. We're glad folks made it out of most of these situations!
Do you have anything to get off your chest? Let us know in the comments.