13 of the Most Ridiculous Examples of People Trying to Prove They’re Tough

When you’re a kid, other kids do dumb stuff in the name of reputation and vanity all the time.

As most of us age through high school and beyond, those instances before fewer and far between…but not for everyone.

These 13 people have witnessed some pretty crazy moments of stupidity, all in the name of an adult man proving how tough he really is.

13. He definitely proved how dumb he was.

Light his leg on fire with Axe body spray and sustained 3rd degree burns as a result. We all just talked shit how stupid he was. But he wanted to show us how… Dangerous he was.

It was funny I will say that. I did laugh until I fell to the ground. Because he panicked and flailed after he lit himself on fire and jumped over a fence for no reason.

There was absolutely no reason to jump a chain link fence to put out a fire. Then he complained for like 2 weeks how bad his leg hurt.

12. A good way to die.

Trying to outdrink his friends.

It just turns into a bunch of dudes all drinking more than they can handle and ruining their night and sometimes ruining everybody else’s night too.

11. Real men follow safety practices.

I hate to say it about the man in my own family but it’s the truth and that shoot huge firearms without earplugs, weld without a respirator, paint in the old days when house paint contained lead, lose their sense of smell because they worked in a water treatment plant with chlorine, siphon gas back in the day when it still contained lead, change oil back in the day with bare hands soaked in engine oil, break open car batteries without gloves or goggles, etc.

Mind you it wasn’t intentional but my grandparents and great grandparents grew up in a time before OSHA safety regulations and have a tendency to look down on us my generation when we try to practice safety nowadays.

10. Dressing properly is for everyone.

The “I’m not cold” guy, and his cousin, the “sunblock is for p*ssies” guy. The former likes to stand around outside in the snow in just a t shirt and shorts, making fun of men dressed properly for winter. The later thinks ‘real men’ aren’t afraid of sunburns or skin cancer, and ridicules men that use sunblock. Both are equally stupid.

9. I do not want to meet his kid’s father.

One time, we were running a mile in gym class and I was one of the few to finish first. But while I was running to the finish line a boy started SPRINTING to the finish line.

He was chanting, “I’m not going to lose to a girl.” He ran passed me and beat me to the finish line by like four seconds.

This was in high school too.

8. Darwin should take care of them.

Not wear a seatbelt.

7. Like normal…humans?

Staple his leg with a staple gun to demonstrate that he “doesn’t feel pain like normal people.”

Spoiler alert, he does.

6. Sadly, he wasn’t alone.

Remember that solar eclipse we had a while ago? Like 3 ish years ago?

Yeah an idiot that I know thought he was tough enough to stare at it.

A flash burn occurs when you are exposed to bright ultraviolet (UV) light. It can be caused by all types of UV light, but welding torches are the most common source. … However, if the flash burn is not treated, an infection may start. This can be serious and may lead to some loss of vision

5. Imagine telling that story for years, because of the scar.

When I was in high school, a bunch of boys gave themselves burns by rubbing the tops of their hands with an eraser. Then I think they also put salt in the burns.

It was like a pain tolerance test, I guess. A lot of them ended up with a big scar. Not sure who was supposed to be impressed by that.

4. I like this guy.

Boot camp and we were doing our fitness test; had to run a mile and a half, best effort, usual army bullsh%t.

I’m not much of a runner, but I can pass the test fine. Heading into the final stretch and a girl from our sister troop started pulling past me. My Sgt starts screaming at me “SAXOPHOOL YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LET A F*CKING GIRL BEAT YOU?!?!?!?!”

Ummmm, yeah? She’s a damn good runner!

I carried on at my pace, finished the test and passed with plenty of time to spare.

Sgt pulls me aside and gives me a proper bollocking about letting the troop down, embarrassing myself, etc. I just let him yell and promised myself to never think like that. 20 years later and I still wouldn’t give a flying f*ck if a girl beat me in any fitness test.

3. It’s for people who don’t want their brains scrambled.

Not wearing a Helmet. Not one but all of them. People in my country think a helmet is for amateurs and to be used when around traffic police only.

I tried it once, I got dust in my eyes and got allergies from dust. It also makes me uncomfortable to drive a bike without it.

2. Fighting never impressed a girl, ever.

Mine was to fight, I started a fight I couldn’t finish and ended up humiliated.

That moment stayed with me for over 15 years. People still bring it up.

1. Too many men.

Does trying to prove your fertility count?

Friend’s uncle couldn’t get his wife pregnant, refused to believe he had a problem, accused his wife of being barren and get divorced to marry his younger girlfriend, couldn’t get her pregnant and then finds out he’s infertile.

And Then!! Tries to get his ex wife back when girlfriend left him, but his ex wife breaks it to him that she is pregnant with triplets with her younger doting husband. The uncle really thought he had a chance with her again.

I’m blown away by these, and not at all in a good way.

If you’ve got a similar story, please go ahead and tell it to us in the comments!