A brain fart is a brain fart is a brain fart. Nobody is immune to them. But having said that, these temporary blips can be really funny. When they're someone else's suffering, of course.

If you don't believe me, just take a look at the Twitter account -1000 IQ. It's sharing follower-submitted moments when people's brains stopped computing and pushed the poor folks into making a fool of themselves.

From sanding your car's tires for a smooth ride to claiming New York isn't part of the US, here are some of the funniest ones.

More info: Twitter

#1

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

When you are so stupid and confident (almost synonyms) you can't even see that you are being made fun of. Surprisingly, that's pathetic and hilarious at the same time.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Yeah, Sun, make an effort, come on!

View More Replies...
View more comments

There are plenty of concepts our brains struggle with, like four-dimensional hypercubes, quantum mechanics or an infinite universe. And understandably so. But as you can see from this list, every once in a while even the most mundane everyday tasks can leave us baffled. However, there are some things that (unexpectedly) mess up our cognitive abilities but manage to do so while slipping under the radar.

Doors. Remember the feeling you get when you walk into a room with some purpose in mind only to completely forget what that was? Well, psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an "event boundary" in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next, similarly to how exiting through a doorway signals the end of a scene in a movie. Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room, and prepares a blank page for the new location. Mental event boundaries usually help us organize our thoughts and memories as we move through the world, but sometimes they can throw us off, too.

#3

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Otter
Community Member
2 months ago

Here's a question for the universe at large: Why are most raincoats made of porous material, and lacking a hood?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

I have to admit I would probably have missed the joke too.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't interfere. Natural selection in progress.

View More Replies...
View more comments

Beeps. From digital alarm clocks to smoke detectors, these sounds have practically become the soundtrack of the modern world. But we didn't evolve hearing beeps, so we struggle to make peace with them. Natural sounds are created from a transfer of energy, often from one object striking another. Think of a stick hitting a drum. In that case, energy is transferred into the drum and then gradually dissipates, causing the sound to decay over time. Our perceptual system has evolved to use that decay to grasp the event. To figure out what made the sound, and where it came from.

Beep sounds, however, are like cars driving at 60 mph which suddenly hit a wall, as opposed to gradually slowing to a stop. The sound doesn't change over time, and it doesn't fade away, so our brains are baffled about what they are and where they're coming from and can go into overdrive.

#6

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Saint Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago

This one is a joke. Right ?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

J. F.
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

The tension is raisin', let's hope he doesn't start to wine

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

aaaaa
Community Member
2 months ago

personally, i prefer mayonnaise

View More Replies...
View more comments

Wide open spaces. When people are traversing the desert or a thick forest — terrains without landmarks — people usually end up walking in circles. Experiments on blindfolded individuals revealed that when we lack external reference points, we curve around in loops as tight as 66 feet (20 meters) in diameter, all the while believing we are traveling in a straight line. Turns out, it isn't because one leg is longer or stronger than the other — wide open spaces simply throw the brain for a loop.

According to researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybergenetics in Germany, loopy paths follow from a walker's changing sense of "straight ahead." With every step, a small deviation arises in the brain's vestibular (balance-maintaining) system or the proprioceptive (body awareness) system, and is added to the person's cognitive sense of what's straight. These deviations accumulate over time and send that individual veering around in ever tighter circles as time goes on. Interestingly, these little brain farts don't add up when we can regularly recalibrate our sense of direction using a nearby building or mountain.

To see some of these examples in action, check out these 31 times people had brain farts that resulted in funny communication fails.

#9

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Benjamin Kowal
Community Member
2 months ago

At least the realized their mistake. That doesn’t happen very often.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

A statistics and policy report, based on CDC data and published by Guttmacher Institute, shows that in 2014 76% of private and public high schools within the United States taught that abstinence is "the most effective method to avoid pregnancy, HIV and other STDs." ... and as a result ... In 2011, there were 98 pregnancies for every 1,000 women aged 15–44 in the United States. 45 were unintended !! data collected from both the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show Europe has managed to keep the incidence of STDs relatively low. Meanwhile STD rates in the United States are more alarming. Some are sky high compared with statistics across the sea.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Rose the Cook
Community Member
2 months ago

Better don't have any, stupidity might be genetic.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Sonja
Community Member
2 months ago

Please, tell me, it was troll.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Dumb meets Dumber.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

kind of off topic but medieval ages are way less "dark" than we think. especially on medecine !! the concept of a hospital started emerging in parts of the Roman Empire by the 4th century. The first pharmacy was established in Baghdad in the year 754. by the end of 13th-century it seems that eyeglasses were well known in Italy. A Dominican friar named Giordano da Pisa said in a sermon from the year 1305: “It is not yet twenty years since there was found the art of making eyeglasses, which make for good vision…" there is a great deal of evidence that medieval physicians were conducting experiments and examining the anatomy of the human body. In the year 1315 the Italian physician Mondino de Luzzi even conducted a public dissection for his students and spectators. The following year he would write Anathomia corporis humani, which is considered the first example of a modern dissection manual and the first true anatomical text.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

could be a genius actually !!! pretending working hard while others do all the work

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Another anonymous person on the internet.

View more comments
#17

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Call Me Mars
Community Member
2 months ago

So many things wrong with this post... why?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

What does "no sé, no hablo español" mean?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Zena Marsh
Community Member
2 months ago

Good for Canadians.

View more comments
#20

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Karen Fernley
Community Member
2 months ago

I think they mean mittens

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

American engineer Percy Spencer is generally credited with inventing the modern microwave oven after World War II from radar technology developed during the war. Named the "Radarange", it was first sold in 1946 ... we are supposed to know for a pretty long time that you don't put any kind of metal in a microwave oven !!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

No. No you are not.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Rose the Cook
Community Member
2 months ago

The famous metric clock.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Chris
Community Member
2 months ago

Took me a good 30 seconds to work out they meant familiar.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

So "dead" and "dramatic" are synonyms?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

you're flight .... ok !!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

J. F.
Community Member
2 months ago

By going through the US education system?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Mich
Community Member
2 months ago

This person votes

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

NsG
Community Member
2 months ago

Well... Funnily enough... There was a famous case of a woman being a chimera - she literally had non-matching DNA. They ended up proving the case by having the official in the delivery room, at the business end, took the DNA sample which didn't match (and that wouldn't even be the case for a surrogate pregnancy) and finally did additional testing to prove she was a chimera. Weird case. So, yeah, that one in some ludicrous number likely to be in the billions, DNA came back negative for mum.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#30

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

how odd !!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Zena Marsh
Community Member
2 months ago

Why not be both?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Flying Dutchman

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

Racist!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Beeps
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s so you can write numbers like 01, 02, 03, etc…

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Abhinc
Community Member
2 months ago

looks like there are soooo many things you don't know !!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Az
Community Member
2 months ago

At least it's close. They could of sent 0022.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#37

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Upsydaisy
Community Member
2 months ago

Past tents 🤣😂

View More Replies...
View more comments
#38

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Beta
Community Member
2 months ago

Well that’s just out of this world dumb

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Berry Budgie
Community Member
2 months ago

Chug chug chug…

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#40

Dumb-Moments-Twitter

1000IQMoments Report

Zena Marsh
Community Member
2 months ago

I prefer a tea towel myself.

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 47 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.