Having your opinions is always a sign of a mature, independent and confident person. But what if that confidence is so strong it gets in the way of self-reflection and self-criticism? Apparently, having bucketloads of confidence is a two-edged sword, especially if you lack a substantial argument to back it up.

Thanks to a Reddit community called “Confidently Incorrect,” we now know what happens when all that empty bravado turns against you. First, you land on the pages of this subreddit “For those times when people are way too smug about their wrong answers.” And second, you are likely to be sizzled and turned into roast.

So scroll down for some of the funniest examples of overconfident people proven wrong, and be sure to check out part 1 of the article after you’re done!

#1

Yea, No They Haven’t

Yea, No They Haven’t

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#2

There's No "I" In Happiness

There's No "I" In Happiness

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#3

Correcting An "Author"

Correcting An "Author"

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Jo Johannsen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mr. King, I feel your pain. Do you think anyone has explained it to him yet?

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The ‘Confidently Incorrect’ subreddit is really a gentle (and often much-needed!) reminder to always double-check our facts even when we are totally sure about them. With the internet being a perfectly safe place to voice out whatever is on your mind, many people abuse that by spreading false assumptions, gossip, fake news and facts.

No wonder the community, which is only a year old, has been sharing a lot of content “for those times when people are way too smug about their wrong answer.” With 633k members, ‘Confidently Incorrect’ is growing day by day, and you can see how very relatable people find it.

#5

Økay

Økay

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just like Øystein is a perfectly normal Norwegian name. And no, replacing æ (or æ) å, ø (or ö), and ü with a, o und u make completely different words.

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#6

How Dumb Can You Get

How Dumb Can You Get

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just making up random facts that make you feel more comfortable?

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So to find out more about the subreddit, Bored Panda previously spoke with the founder ShadowAlchemy, who said that it was created on a whim. "Someone posted a video of Conan interviewing Jennifer Garner to another subreddit called r/WatchPeopleDieInside. I scrolled through the comments and saw someone who thought stuff like that would make a great community of its own. It was super late at night when I saw that, so I made a subreddit really quick for no reason, posted a video or two, then went to bed."

#8

Yeah, Who Is This Stephen King Guy Anyway?

Yeah, Who Is This Stephen King Guy Anyway?

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Nah, seemed like a waste of time after writing it."

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#9

Happy 8 Month Old Birthday!

Happy 8 Month Old Birthday!

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Chris Wade
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey guys, I'm 327 months (and 12 days) old today! Happy birthday to me!!

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After ShadowAlchemy launched the sub, he never could have expected it would go viral. "I wake up with probably 1,000 or so notifications, apparently the sub had blown up overnight! Tons of people were talking about the ridiculously fast growth of the sub, I think we got around 30k members on our first day. It was super popular its first week, and its growth died down a bit after that. We've been on a steady increase ever since. We just hit 400k members, actually!" the founder recounted.

#10

Explain This

Explain This

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Radek Suski
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But even if these were 10 Native-American billionaires it still doesn't contradict the poverty among them.

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#11

And He Mixed Up Black Bear vs. Brown Bear Behavior

And He Mixed Up Black Bear vs. Brown Bear Behavior

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"It won't attack, it will charge"... Yeah, and you are not an idiot, you are stupid.

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#12

What Kind Of A Monster Writes Their Memoir In The First Person?

What Kind Of A Monster Writes Their Memoir In The First Person?

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A book about himself, but where he mentions himself? Horrible!

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Having said that, the founder agreed that confidence is one of the most important traits we could have and that without it “we're nothing. Confidence is what gets us out of bed, what gets us out the door to face life. People definitely listen to those who show confidence."

"Just look at politics. Politicians are probably some of the most confident people on the planet, and a pretty large amount of people just listen to what they say. Our sub is probably 75-80% politics. It's people parroting what they've heard their favorite politicians say, and they parrot it because they believe those politicians. They believe in confidence." According to the founder of ‘Confidently Incorrect,’ no one’s going to listen to a shy person with all the facts.

#13

To Argue The Point

To Argue The Point

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TmKhr
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Soon they will find out that Snape was actually a good guy in Harry Potter books.

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#14

Imagine Being This Confident

Imagine Being This Confident

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TmKhr
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh boy, you should see some rodents for instance. Or male lion who stumbles accross other male's offspring.

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#15

Who Controls The Control Group?

Who Controls The Control Group?

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But if it turns out that you are confidently incorrect, ShadowAlchemy suggests openly admitting that you're wrong (both to others and to yourself). "If someone corrects you and they're right, you've just gotta accept it right then and there. Insisting that you're correct is what makes you look like a dumbass, and what makes you remember it for years and years,” he explained.

The founder concluded that “nobody wants to be confidently incorrect, but if you are, you've gotta admit it. You've gotta admit that you're wrong."

#16

Hercules Doesn't Know What The Word Boycott Means

Hercules Doesn't Know What The Word Boycott Means

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#17

Who’s Gonna Tell Her?

Who’s Gonna Tell Her?

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River Webb
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

im worried for all the people who like her posts :/

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#19

Please Remove The Protective Coating Before Use

Please Remove The Protective Coating Before Use

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#20

I-

I-

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#21

Kamala Was Second

Kamala Was Second

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you can't even understand the basic fundamentals of your political system, you better not vote or even have an opionion.

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#22

Nope Its European

Nope Its European

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Martha Meyer
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ah Europe, that country... somewhere. They speak French there, don't they...?

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#23

This Is The Greatest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

This Is The Greatest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

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#24

Incorrect On Multiple Levels

Incorrect On Multiple Levels

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#25

I Reckon His Face Is Stuck On Smug-Mode

I Reckon His Face Is Stuck On Smug-Mode

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River Webb
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't see your brain therefore its not real- actually scrap that this one is probably true

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#26

The Smug Avatar Really Makes It Look Even More Confidently Incorrect

The Smug Avatar Really Makes It Look Even More Confidently Incorrect

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Walking On Sunshine
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They just banned this idiot from YouTube for, *surprise*, lying. Thank God.

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#27

They're Not Too Smart

They're Not Too Smart

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Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These people jist don't understand English. Singular they has been us3d for centuries

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#28

We Don't Have Time To Unpack All Of That

We Don't Have Time To Unpack All Of That

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Caro Caro
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Home schooling perhaps? Edit: by religious nuts or idiots. Not all homeschooling is bad. Sorry if I offended.

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#29

Electricity Is A Mystery

Electricity Is A Mystery

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#30

Riddle Me This Bill Gates

Riddle Me This Bill Gates

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Chiuki
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The y2k bug was a very real probem and I worked a LOT on cobol systems to get them ready.

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#31

He... He Knows Greek Letters Right?

He... He Knows Greek Letters Right?

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mary had a little lambda... 🎶 That's it, right?

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#32

0/3 On Apple Facts

0/3 On Apple Facts

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#33

I Wonder What A Bakers Dozen Is?

I Wonder What A Bakers Dozen Is?

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#34

What Do You Call Someone Who Is Alive?

What Do You Call Someone Who Is Alive?

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#35

Is Confident Trans People Don't Fit In "Normal" Society, Gets Proven Wrong In Spectacular Fashion

Is Confident Trans People Don't Fit In "Normal" Society, Gets Proven Wrong In Spectacular Fashion

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Steven Crowder seems to be someone with some serious problems.

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#36

$600k

$600k

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some people shouldn't be allowed on the internet without a proper test for sanity and intellect.

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#37

$15 An Hour = $100k Per Year

$15 An Hour = $100k Per Year

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's quite amazing how some Americans feel threatened by what someone else makes. It ain't your business if a server would make $150K and a cashier $90K. It doesn't affect your income nor your life. So why should you be against a minimum wage? Because people who don't want to pay their employees a decent wage are telling you that the economy would collapse. Look at Europe, where everyone is obliged by law to pay a minimum wage and that economy is doing pretty well for a collapsing economy.

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#38

Covid-19 After 6 Weeks Is Illegal

Covid-19 After 6 Weeks Is Illegal

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#39

$1 Million Or $6?

$1 Million Or $6?

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#40

Not Sure Where People Get Their Vaccine Info

Not Sure Where People Get Their Vaccine Info

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Moderna was approved in Canada significantly after the AstraZeneca vaccine. I don't think this was dumb so much as ignorant.

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#41

Not One Anti-Masker Has Died!

Not One Anti-Masker Has Died!

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Pearl
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Covid only infects those who believe". Ah! SO covid-19 has a thorough interview with every victim

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#42

Amazon News Doesn't Know The Difference Between State Government And Federal Government

Amazon News Doesn't Know The Difference Between State Government And Federal Government

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#43

The Shorter Woman Is Actually The One Who Is Trans

The Shorter Woman Is Actually The One Who Is Trans

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"The" transgender is so cringe. You don't say "the straight" or "the cis" do you? Transgender is an adjective, not a noun.

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#44

R/Nonewnormal Is Pretty Weird

R/Nonewnormal Is Pretty Weird

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#45

The Education System Has Failed Ya'll

The Education System Has Failed Ya'll

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Alexander Neil
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

SMH - It's called "order of operations". If I remember correctly that was a math concept taught in elementary school.

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#46

Bandaid

Bandaid

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Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm allergic to bandaids with latex in them. This is what it looks like if I use them.

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#47

No Such Thing As Military Propaganda

No Such Thing As Military Propaganda

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Kanuli
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, now I get it. He doesn’t know the meaning of propaganda. He thinks ablut threatening or bluffing I guess. But yes, they still do that too.

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#48

Thats Not How Monitor Size Is Measured

Thats Not How Monitor Size Is Measured

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm surprised this guy even knows how a ruler works.

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#49

Fastly Is The Name Of The Provider

Fastly Is The Name Of The Provider

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Demi Zwaan
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fact Fastly is written with a capital F should be a clue to it being a name :)

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#50

And The Vast Majority Of Comments Too

And The Vast Majority Of Comments Too

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The Scout
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The assumption in itself only makes two - serious - errors: First the law of large numbers says nothing about the individual case. So while statistically over time a virus will get less virulent, this does not mean that no strain could become more dangerous, just that the more dangerous variants with a certain probability will decrease in numbers over time if they tend to seriously incapacitate the majority of hosts - while there still can be people dying from it. Second, less virulent does not mean less contagious- quite the opposite. The "perfect" scenario would be an extremely contagious virus with very few symptoms. What surprises me most is the fact that this argument is often brought on by people who generally reject the idea of evolution - while this mechanism is quite what evolution is all about.

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