They say there are no stupid questions. Well, that depends on the setting. If it's a classroom full of eager-to-learn minds, then it might be true. But if we're talking about a conversation between two colleagues in front of the coffee machine...

So in an attempt to disprove this old saying, a now-deleted Reddit user asked everyone on the platform to share the dumbest things people have asked them. And they succeeded: the comment section was flooded with ridiculous submissions, stemming from ignorance in subjects like geography, religion, and the human body. Continue scrolling to see our hand-picked selection of the funniest ones!

#1

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious About 25 years ago I was explaining time zones to a 20ish year old intern at a large scientific agency. She wasn't getting it, so i got an orange I brought for lunch and used it as the Earth.

Me: Ok, pretend this is the Earth. The sun only shines on one side, so it's day on approximately half at any given time. Now since the Earth rotates (as i spin the orange)...

Intern: So wait. Hold on. So you're saying the Earth is round?

I wish i was joking.

zygomelonm , Sigmund Report

#2

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious "If you're an atheist, why don't you go around killing people?" I'm worried now that there are people out there who would just casually kill, but don't because they're scared of hell.

thesoundofchange , ajuprasetyo Report

Skara Brae
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which raises the question, how many people refrain from murder just because they are religious?

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#3

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious Why are you spying on me?

I was working in a call center for Dish Network and a guy called in, very upset. He wanted to know why Dish Network was spying on him. I tried to let him know that we were not in fact spying on him. Which he countered with, "if you are not spying on me then why is there a camera in the damn box?" "Sir, a camera? There is no camera in the receiver" I respond. "Yes there is" he screams "I know there is because I can see everything happening in my room on the TV right now."

I sat there and pondered that statement, trying to figure out what was happening. I asked, "sir, is your TV off right now?" In the background I hear the clear sound of a TV being turned on. I then said, "sir, that is called a reflection. Is there anything else I can help you with?" He hung up.

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Falcon
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This guy might call the police every time he walks past a mirror in the house. Damn spies in wall-boxes!

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#4

Why do we need farmers when we have supermarkets. Heard this in real life and blew my mind

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Serial pacifist
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a steak and sausage farm, and I love how they wrap themselves up these days and ship each other to supermarkets. We virtually have nothing to do.

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#5

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious Before I got married my doctor asked me...

Doctor: Are you sexually active?

Me: yes

Doctor: Are you married?

Me: no

Doctor: Then how can you be sexually active?

Cyber_duckie , National Cancer Institute Report

#6

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious I used to be a tour guide in a cave and one summer we had a running contest among the guides to see who could get the dumbest question. Keep in mind, we only accepted questions from adults for entry into the contest. Some of the finalists were:

"Is this cave underground?"

"Will the stalagmites bite me?"

"Are the steps natural?"

"What time is the 4.30 tour?"

And the winner: "Does the water go all the way around the island?"

Common-Bonus , Stephan Louis Report

#7

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious Are you sure that's how you spell your name

luckycatty , Bewakoof.com Official Report

troufaki13
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ι have seen people miss-spell their names so... (and no, they didn't want an alternative spelling)

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#8

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious one of my best friends came to visit me in the hospital when i had my baby. i was laying there with my newborn and there was a banana on a tray next to the bed. he asked, “has he had lunch yet? is that for him?” everyone in the room just cackled so hard that i almost felt bad

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#9

I'm half Inuit. In 6th grade I did a social studies project on Inuit people/lifestyles. During my presentation, I brought up the fact that I'm half Inuit and pointed out different things my grandmother was teaching me. A boy in the class the goes "how can you be an indian?? I thought they were like.. extinct"

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#10

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious Someone asked me why I have a dark skinned baby if I'm white and couldn't comprehend how it is possible that my daughter is mixed race

[deleted] , Chayene Rafaela Report

Ray Martin
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know it's a stock image, but that is a cute baby.

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#11

Was in a maternity class with my wife. One of the husbands was an endless source of amazing comments. My favorite was while on the topic of breastfeeding. “So do you just poke holes in them or what?” There was a very long, very shocked pause from the instructor before she explained it to him.

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Serial pacifist
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Obviously, someone poked a hole through his ears and left an empty space in there.

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#12

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious "Do you work here?"

No, ma'am, I just... felt like stealing a work vest and working this shoe pallet for giggles.

kannakantplay , Ahsanizatio Report

#13

"What's that yellow stuff?"

Fire. It was fire.

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#14

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious Is the blue part on a map the sky or the water?

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#15

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious Repairing the scanner scale at a grocery store. I have the scale out of the checkstand, on it's side, bottom removed from the scale, one of the circuit boards removed from the scale and placed on the conveyor belt, I have JUST removed the board that the spinner part connects to (that spinning mirror thing in the bottom of the scanner scale), and someone walks up to the checkstand, places items onto the conveyor and asks "Are you open?"

I should be allowed to throw things at people this dumb.

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Lucas
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe they had terrible eyesight Mr Magoo style!! 😂

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#16

Working on a tourist sightseeing boat on the ocean in Alaska. Person asks me what elevation we are at. I look down at the ocean and back to them and say, about 10 feet

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#17

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious “Who is the man and who is the woman”in regards to a relationship between two gay men.

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UpQuarkDownQuark
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The correct response is, "Who's the idiot in this conversation?"

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#18

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious Holding my cat while outside. “Is that a cat?” “Why yes, yes it is”

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September
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some people live sheltered lives. Other people live animal sheltered lives.

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#19

I had the neighbors by for a quick chat a few years ago, and we happened to be standing by our goat pen, we had three at the time. For whatever reason, people don't really see goats as pets, and I'm often asked about their purpose, are they meat, etc.

Well, this guy asked if I milked them. I explained that they're all retired breeding males.

He followed that up by asking again if we milk them, and was so affronted by the look I could not help giving him that he left in a huff. I didn't mean to be rude, but I definitely looked at him as if he were an idiot and he was smart enough, at least, to figure that out.

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Marianne
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Reminds me of the lady who asked my father why his cows are in a stable and not in the meadows. He told her that they were bulls and too aggressive to run free. Then she said: "But there are cows in there, too! Look, this one has an udder!" And he goes: "No, that thing is not an udder..."

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#20

I was having a disagreement with a customer in the workplace. At one point she said “why would I be arguing with you if I was wrong?”.
I mean….what do you say after that?

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#21

When people notice one of my tattoos "You know they are permanent Right?" Like sh*t I had no idea, if only I had known you before I got it

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IlovemydogShilo
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A tattoo artist friend once told me he lost count years ago how many "cover up" tattoos he did were on people who thought the tattoos they got would eventually fade away and completely disappear after a few years.

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#22

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious Context I’m a lesbian:

So do you like get turned on looking in a mirror?

chubbybunnybean , Vladimir Fedotov Report

#23

In retail "Where is the paint in this stupid store? I was sent down here and they lied! " "Right behind you (literally dozens of paint cans 8 feet behind her) " "No they're not!" I walk past her and put my hand on the can, took her a good 10 seconds of ranting to accept the paint was infact there.

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Nadine Debard
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dear love looking for mayonnaise in the fridge...

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#24

"Where does wood come from?"

This person was 19

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#25

This is second hand from a diving guide in Bermuda: "how far do you have to dive to get under the island?"

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#26

What can I take for internal bleeding?

Answer: Hospital man. We’re just a f*cking pharmacy, not a trauma unit.

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william mcgloin
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Broken glass, razor blades, nails... All good for internal bleeding if ingested.

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#27

I have been asked and witnessed stupid questions but I am struggling to think of a good gem.

All I can remember is, "how does the paper get to the other fax machine?"

I tried explaining fax machines merely scan a copy and the image travels through wires and it prints a copy but they weren't getting it.

Another one, a girl was offering me soy sauce and I reminded her I am allergic to soy. "Oh. There's soy in soy sauce?"

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Id row
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Back in the early 90's, I said something so stupid that it still makes me cringe. I asked this guy to use his fax machine and said that I'd supply any a paper I used.

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#28

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious After trying to pull my hair off:

Stranger: It's not a wig!?

Me: Uhhh no, it's my hair

Stranger: I thought maybe it was a wig because of cancer or something.

pm_pic_of_spiderman , Hans Mendoza Report

OCD Mom
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First, how can you touch someone's hair? Second, even if you do get their permission, how can you just pull their hair? Third, so it's okay if the wig comes off? Are you pulling their hair with that intention? In that case, your aim is to embarrass them, which is disgusting, and you are a prick.

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#29

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious “Do the chicken lettuce wraps have chicken in them?”

TheSalty , pzphone Report

oktopus
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well if there are chick peas, surely there can be chicken lettuce?

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#30

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious A friend of a friend found out during a party that I was serving in the US Army Reserve asked me if I had ever killed anyone.

Sigh

No, I'm not combat arms and I've never even deployed.

Seriously stop asking ANY service member this stupid ass question unless you want a stupid ass answer back.

xerif3743 , Clovis Wood Photography Report

IlovemydogShilo
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would just say, "No, not yet." Then look them straight in the eye and finish with, "but the night's still young."

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#31

Once my mom had to have part of a lung removed due to cancer. Afterwards, the doctor showed us the imaging that showed the remaining cancer spread through the rest of her lungs, which we already knew about. My dad asked him why they didn't remove all of her lungs.

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#32

“What was it like to grow up in a third world country?” My step grandmother the first time I met her after moving to the the US from Canada...

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Elliot Fowler
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If anything, the USA is the third world country compared to canada

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#33

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious ”Why don’t they schedule New Year’s Eve so that it’ll always be on a Monday?”

wallyballou55 , Andreas Dress Report

#34

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious "Continents would float away if they weren't anchored down, right?"

Edit: This was asked by an 18 y/o girl in a top-level secondary school.

mysterybiscuit , NASA Report

Wistiti
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well..... if you use the word anchor and float in the broadest of terms and only on a geological scale, she's right-ish.

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#35

Is Thailand in alaska.

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Serial pacifist
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, they just have one ethnic minority in common, the bigfoot, you must have heard.

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#36

How my son was conceived. I'm in a wheelchair.

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September
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well you see there's these cables in the bedroom that turn my wheelchair into a swing...

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#37

I worked at an ice cream store and someone came in, looked at the ice cream cone I was handing to someone then looked at me and asked "what kind of soups do you have"

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In all if the available ice cream flavors, microwave ready.

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#38

“Is that your baby?” I was breastfeeding at the time.

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#39

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious Why does apple juice taste like apples?

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#40

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious A lady asked if the bubble lights on the Christmas tree were "filled with colored champagne."

Back2Bach , jochen van Wylick Report

Falcon
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Might want to cut back on whatever it is they are consuming.

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#41

"Why'd you go all the way to Spain to learn Mexican?"

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De Gueb
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure where I heard this "Spain, lovely little country south of Mexico" They were in Spain.

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#42

Whilst being a tourist in the colloseum in Rome, I once heard an adult tourist ask "Is this where Jesus fought the lions?"

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#43

( work with animals professionally) A woman was taking her dog to see the vet because when they drank water the fur around their face became darker and they were *very* worried about it.

"Is it dangerous? Can it hurt her?"
"No. Have you never noticed that your daughter's hair gets darker when you wash it...?"

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amm
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least they were concerned about the dogs health, far too many people have pets that shouldn't

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#44

Someone asked me if there were peanuts in the peanut butter cheesecake. She said her boyfriend was allergic and she was trying to get him dessert

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Mohsie Supposie
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would understand the reason for the question in Britain, as foods names don't make any sense. E.g. Yorkshire pudding.

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#45

A cocktail server that I’m training: “is there vodka in a rum and Coke?”

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, they mix it in at the very end. But only a drop or two because otherwise they wouldn't be able to get away with sneaking it in there.

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#46

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious After seeing me constantly reading on break, a manager at Walmart asked if I was illiterate. (An ICS employee made a mistake which cost the store money and blamed it on me.) I glared at the manager and asked if they were an idiot, I read all the f*cking time! Needless to say, that company is not on good terms with me, nor I with them.

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Rick
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You should have called him a f**king fat fool for thinking you were alliterate.

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#47

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious "Do African Americans come from Africa America?"

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Serial pacifist
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It kinda makes sense. People who have never seen Africa, just like most of their ancestors, are called "African" Americans. The same stands for "Asian", "Arab" Americans, etc. Interestingly, only white Americans are called just "Americans", as if they originally sprung from the crevasses of the Rocky mountains. Even the natives are "Native Americans". Labeling is a form of segregation.

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#48

Oh, you're from Australia? Do you know Jane?

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Serial pacifist
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaaah, Jane had some issues with Tarzan recently, so she moved back to the African jungle. She hates civilizational stress.

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#49

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious On the highway looking at a car that stopped on side lane

Me: oh look that guy Has a flat tire damn.

My cousin: dude the tire is only flat on one side he can still drive wtf

I thought he was joking but he genuinely didn‘t realise what he said.

He was 15 at the time...

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Arthur Waite
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, that's a classic Dad joke: It's only flat on the bottom.

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#50

How it was possible that my husband and I had different last names. A doctor asked me this.

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Mtownmick
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My wife kept her last name and added mine, no hyphen. Can't believe the problems that still causes in the 21st century. Airline tickets being the worst.

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#51

Once when I was in a tech support group I literally had a guy email me and ask for my email address.

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My friends wellness teacher did this. He emailed her and said "Hello, _____ _______. What is your school email address?" He was literally emailing her from her school email address.

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#52

My friend once asked me how many beers were in a 6-pack.. I was speechless

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's 7 in a six pack. It's an alcoholic's 6 Pack, much like a baker's dozen.

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#53

Once had an intern ask what a battery was, after someone asked her to pass them two batteries.

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do you go your whole life without seeing a single battery? Did she never use things that required batteries? I'm so confuzzled.

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#54

How many third cups are in a cup … She worked in a bakery.

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#55

When we (my family) moved from South Carolina to Ireland someone asked “are you gonna drive there?”

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John Carr
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Of course you did. But there was one massive pothole in-between

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#56

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious My high school honors English teacher had a full on argument with me about how I spell my name and whether it was cultural appropriation for me to spell it that way."

My name was a Native American word, despite me being whiter then wonder bread. My parents thought they were just being creative with the spelling of an extremely popular girls name at the time of naming me, found out when I was 3 or 4 that it was the word for 'turtle' in a Lakota Sioux.

I changed my name last fall so there's less arguments but people are still weird.

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IlovemydogShilo
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My Surname is Colohan. I had an argument with a teacher at my school about the spelling of my name. She thought it was Callaghan. I told her that that was a different Surname NOT just a different spelling of my name. She kept going on about it even making the smart comment to another teacher that she thought I was an idiot because I couldn't spell my own name. She only stopped when I brought in my Birth Certificate to prove it.

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#57

My surname is also a first name. My friend once asked me how to spell it because she needed to write our classmate's name (the first name version) on our project, and once I spelt it, she was like 'are you sure?' Yes you numpty.

I also have a cousin with that first name (different surname obviously). He was spelling it for me (he was telling me his email) and I was like 'I'm gonna stop you there mate

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Lee Macro
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ex-footballers Phillip and Gary Neville's dad is called Neville Neville

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#58

What happens if the contact lens falls behind your eye and into your bloodstream -- oh, wait.. blood would go through it because it's clear, right?

This person was not high, drunk while very kind, they were easily the most air-headed person I've ever known. That quote was over 25 years ago and I've never forgotten it.

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Contact lenses can't fall behind your eye because they are tacked to the eye ball. Common knowledge.

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#59

I kid you not someone said “is a bird a gas?”

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Marianne
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to know the thought process behind that one.

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#60

Told a girl I was starting college in the fall and she asked if I was going to "Campus". She had heard the word used and thought it was the name of a college.

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#61

"Oh my god, Julius Caesar was stabbed to death?"

Asked by my mom who also tried to argue with me because she doesn't believe that the Sun is a star.

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September
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can set all kinds of people on a rabid tangent simply by stating or Sun is a star, that stars name is Sol. Our moon's name is Luna. 🤣

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#62

Regarding socks: "How many are in a pair?"

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Pierre Moussou
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually that's a real question when you try to sort them out of the washing machine.

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#63

'Did you visit the Chinatown?' after I told a friend that I had been to China as part of a business trip

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oktopus
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most Chinese cities have vibrant Americatowns, where immigrants run ethnic burger restaurants and the like.

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#64

“What’s Shakespeare’s surname??”

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The Scout
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And, more important, is the past tense of William Shakespeare Wouldiwas Shookspeared?

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#65

Is meat considered a vegetable? She realised quickly and facepalmed so hard it left a mark

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Chidi Anuforo
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend about the food pyramid. She thought eggs belonged in the dairy section because she actually believes eggs are dairy. I tried to explain that eggs come from chickens, and she could not be convinced that eggs are actually poultry.

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#66

Why can’t I download more battery?

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Skara Brae
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if schools renamed their science classes to be "Secrets of the Universe" and told the students that politicians who cut school funding don't want people to know the secrets. Maybe more students would pay more attention?

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#67

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious i had a goth/emo phase in 8th grade and was asked what gothic people ate for dinner lol

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#68

I’m a twin & have been asked how old my sister is after revealing my age (or vice versa)

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Cath poop
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm female and have a twin brother, I can't tell you how many times people have asked why we don't look the same or if we are identical (like that is remotely possible). The general public's understanding of fraternal twins is poor.

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#69

I'm in IT management. Where do I even begin?

"There's an error on the screen that says I need to restart to complete the update, what should I do?"

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Brandt Hambrick
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Perfect time to use the old "turn it off and back on"

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#70

"Do they use skeleton keys to unlock cemetery gates and mausoleum doors?"

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#71

That I can't have a baby because I don't have a belly button

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Elliot Fowler
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do you not have a belly button? Everybody has one.

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#72

"Is that the sun?"

It was after 10pm and, just in case you're still wondering, no, no it wasn't.

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Mtownmick
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Question allowed in Iceland in the summer, though.

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#73

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious "Why are you chinese looking?" I am Russian

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#74

Parent asking me - “is the zero on my kid’s progress report mean he didn’t do it? What does “missing assignment” mean?

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Let me explain it to you. The parents of your kid failed to check if your kid actually did his homework because he probably swore to them that he did. Not your fault at all, blame the kid's parents."

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#75

"Does ground beef come from the ground?" Molly G in Mr Ballesterros' Freshmen Spanish class circa 2007ish at SHS in Phoenix Az. Nobody forgets anything Molly!

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#76

Do you think cats think in meows?

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Lsai Aeon
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just asked Finn, Izzie, and Emmet. They each opened one eye, glared at me for a moment then rolled over and went back to sleep...

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#77

Are moths made of dust...

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September
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sounds like a premise for a story or poem

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#78

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious “Are you ok” many many many people asked me this after my partner died on the worst day of my life. My reply “no I’m not f*cking ok”

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NsG
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not a stupid question. It's an expression of concern. It's rhetorical in the same way "hi, how are you?" really doesn't require an answer. And while you're clearly hurting, that kind of aggressive response is going to mean fewer people ask, and fewer people will stick around to help you get back to ok.

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#79

Why haven't you got a boyfriend?

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IlovemydogShilo
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Through a combination of sheer luck and careful planning.

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#80

Are you sleeping ?

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A question asked by nurses in Dutch hospitals 8 times per night while shining with a military grade torch in your face making you feel like you're in Guantanamo Bay prison.

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#81

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious I use to work in a grocery store.

People would legitimately ask me “ where’s the juice aisle? “ while we are in the aisle with the juice

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James016
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had similar when I worked in a supermarket, I was asked "Where are the tills?" while the person was looking right at them and "Can you tell me where the chips are?" The chips were literally right in front of the customer's eyes

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#82

40 People Share The One Question They Got That Was So Dumb, They Thought The Person Must Be Joking, But They Were 100% Serious “Can you cut this open for me?”

It was a watermelon.

I was working in a fresh meat cutting department, covered in at least 3 different kinds of animal blood, and we had a bigass window that CLEARLY shows there’s blood on everything.

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KitFrey
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe it's because watermelon is red on the inside?

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#83

"Where's the escalator?" asked by someone who was directly in front of the escalator and had walked past it three times. I was very nice when I just pointed.

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay, so you gotta go walk up the stairs and to the third clothes aisle. Then talk to a guy named Bow. Tell him I sent you and he'll show you the way to the escalator.

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#84

My younger brother (age 12) came up to me and asked, “is there a talking donkey in the bathroom?”

To this day, I have no idea how to respond.

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James016
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You say "Yes, go and have a look, it's in the mirror" :p

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#85

"Did you draw that?"

While I have a drawing in front of me, pencil in hand

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Cath poop
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some people seem to have a need to constantly communicate and stupid questions fill the silent void I guess. One of the things I hated the most in school was how some kids just talked incessantly.

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#86

Someone texted me what the time was

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oktopus
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Back in the dim and distant pre-smartphone era, you had to manually set the time on cellphones (at least the ones I remember), so depending when this was, it might not have been quite such a dumb question.

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#87

this girl took my skateboard, just stood on it and asked me "Why isn't it going?"

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#88

How old where you when you were young?

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#89

"Are you left handed?"

Only after the person asking has watched me write with my left hand.

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IlovemydogShilo
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Could be ambidextrous. I'd give my right hand to be ambidextrous.

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#90

"Why do you have anxiety?"

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Buren
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually, I want to know the answer as well. WHY??

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#91

“How much do you cost?”

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#92

Does chocolate milk come from brown cows?

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#93

“Do you think the strongest man in the world can lift the titanic?”

This sounds like a cheesy answer to be funny, but I swear on everything good in this world this was a real question a kid in my high school asked his mom. Supposedly she just responded “you’re grounded” but that part could be made up. I like to Think it’s not.

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De Gueb
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Can god make a burrito so hot and spicy even he can´t eat it.

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#94

Is the internet male or female?

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Guy MacGregor
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well many languages have gendered words. In French, for example, "Internet" is a male word.

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#95

"Is chicken a type of beef?" To be fair the kid was 9. It still resonates in my head when I think of dumb questions tho...so yeah

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#96

When taking my MIL for a spin in my new Tesla: “how is this thing on gas?”

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WilvanderHeijden
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wouldn't know, this thing doesn't have a fuel gauge.

#97

If my birthday was always on Mother’s Day

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Alan Wheeler
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Latin America mother's day is always May 10

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#98

“Oh you wear glasses?”

They say while looking at me wear glasses...

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not an unusual question if you usually wear contact lenses.

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#99

“How much is this?”

I was in a Dollar Tree.

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#100

What color is this? (I’m colorblind)

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Rijkærd
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thats a legit question unless they already know you are colour blind. Lack of context here..

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