What’s the Stupidest Thing Someone Said to You With Confidence? People Share their Dumbest Secrets.

Well, here’s an interesting story…

I was in a bar in North Carolina with a friend of mine and he happened to be wearing a Chicago Cubs hat.

The bartender made small talk with us for a couple of minutes and then he said, out of the blue: “you know, funny thing about the Chicago Cubs…not many people know this, but the Cubs actually play all their home games in Iowa, not in Chicago.”

Oh, I forgot to mention that my friend I was with USED TO WORK AT WRIGLEY FIELD. So he had to nicely let the bartender know that he was out of his freaking mind.

It was all very weird…

What’s the dumbest thing someone has said to you with confidence?

Let’s see what AskReddit users had to say about this.

1. Hmmmm…

“Well, maybe you wouldn’t have almost died in childbirth if you were living off the land.”

2. Don’t listen to him.

“When you drill a hole, you need to place your hand behind the spot where you’re drilling.

He said It’ll make it easier to drill.

I really didn’t want to add a hole to my hand.”

3. You sure about that?

“The sun is made of gold.

We debated for hours, he still refused to believe it was not.”

4. Must be a doctor.

“Someone once told me that smoking cigs will help treat my asthma bc my lungs would be building a tolerance to the smoking and that means that I won’t have such a hard time during asthma attacks bc my lungs would already be used to the strain that smoking causes.

He even tried to back it up with “my friends have asthma and they smoke”.”

5. Bad teacher!

“My history teacher in high school. She didn’t really say it but she had a question on her test that basically asked where Pearl Harbor was, and to her the correct answer was Japan.

So everybody who answered Hawaii got it marked wrong. There was a student revolt and she insisted it was in Japan because there was no way Japanese aircraft would make all across the ocean to attack us. We then had to explain to her that aircraft carriers were a thing back then. She wasn’t convinced.

Anyway, parents got involved and eventually the principal had to step in. The whole test was called into question because of some other questionable stuff. The whole thing was thrown out and we all got A’s.”

6. Give it a shot!

“If you ever fall out of a plane without a parachute you should grab onto the ground when you hit it so that you don’t bounce because that is the bounce that kills you not the first impact.

He swore that it was true and that a skydiving instructor had told him.”

7. Hmmm…

“Space was created by Disney to further the hoax of space/earth being round.

He was dead serious, and he quoted “his own brain after much research” as his source.

I wish I was kidding.”

8. What happens on the 36th?

“My front desk gym rep…

“I gave them a 1 week free gym membership”… “March 27th to March 35th”.”

9. Makes sense.

“I’m only allergic to macaroni pasta. I’m ok with all the others.

So…you’re allergic to the shape…?”

10. You gotta be careful.

“That she could never use a sperm donor to have a kid….because she wasn’t 100% sure that the baby/child would speak English….”

11. What’s it like there?

“When I was moving to Hawaii I had a friend ask if they had cars/roads there.

She believed they got around using tiny boats.”

12. Oh, boy…

“You shouldn’t wear a seatbelt because, in the event of a crash, you’re better off being thrown out of the car than being trapped in it.”

13. Americans don’t have accents.

“I had a roommate in college who visited Spain and thought that it was hilarious that people there commented on his accent. Per him: “I don’t have an accent. I’m an American.” Tom, you’re one of the reasons that people think that we’re all stupid.

In a similar vein, a friend of mine in college had a boyfriend from the UK. You would not believe how many people asked him how he was able to speak English so well.

It was horrifying.”


Have you ever had someone tell you something like this?

If so, tell us all about it in the comments.

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