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You know what's hard? Cooking. Not just throwing some eggs in a pan and setting them on the stove over a medium-low heat while you guzzle your first cup of coffee of the day, no, I mean real cooking. Gathering together more than three ingredients, working in multiple phases, balancing out varying heats to make sure the appropriate level of oil doesn't burn, and so on, can all be a bit too much for anyone who's only read a recipe.

Sometimes, it's easier in theory than in practice.


Reddit user, u/PerpetualPuzzle, wanted to know:

What works in theory but not in practice?

Just One More...SEASON.

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Watching just one more episode and then going to sleep

Montrok

It's Only Natural To Lie

Telling the truth all the time.

JunkSalesman

Being honest 24/7 will lead you into a world of hurt...trust me. This is coming from a guy who tends to say exactly what is on my mind and it is not fun.

Cheetodude625

No, YOU Shut Up.

Civil discussion on the internet

Externaacter2

Have a nice day. Dick.

Zinalaki

Who Does This? SERIOUSLY? WHO?

Waking up early to run

cigsAFTERsex

I'm convinced that people who actually can do this are either robots or aliens.

TRNielson

It's An Art And A Skill

Traditional martial arts

rule1n2n3

I practice ITF Taekwondo, and we literally separate traditional techniques and sparring techniques. A traditional turning kick for example is what we do in patterns and is great at breaking boards, but for sparring we do something totally different that is actually better in a fight. We literally kick with a different part of the foot, and even kick in a different direction (45 degrees to the side for traditional, straight to the front for sparring).

Hanif_Shakiba

It's Not Practice. It's The Real Thing.

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Russian система. It's a lethal fighting technique used by speznaz and learned by many outside of that. But it is specifically for lethal force. Therefore you can't really spar without seriously injuring one of the people. Making it not effective because you can't fully learn the technique if you can't practice it in real instances

crowgvts666

We're All Savages. Just Rip It.

The perforated area to open the mac and cheese box

FlyWFO

Not Even In Theory Would This Work

An obedience school for cats.

Back2Bach

That's even implausible in theory

DeificClusterf-ck

Not Everyone Has Boots

Hard work can get you anywhere

Sometimes life just doesn't work out

HypnosTheIgnoredGod

Relatable. Recursive.

My code

_PM_ME_PANGOLINS_

Relatable.

delta-alph

Recursive.

Shadowarrior64

It Looks Good...Until You Start Hammering.

Every initial plan for a home improvement.. my grandfather had a saying, "plans have a way of working out on paper."

AdultingPoorly1

How Is It Possible To Live With Either System?

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Pure communism and pure capitalism.

It's almost like people will find ways to take advantage of any system and put their own short term benefit ahead of both their own long term benefit and others benefit at all.

PM_ME_YOUR_RATTIES

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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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