Every year is notorious for different reasons. 2019 was the year of Trump’s public impeachments, full of highs and lows. And 2020… do we even really need to go there? I mean, this notorious sum up we published last year should do the job instead.

And it turned out that the year 2021 was no less messed up. With the pandemic becoming the new normal and changing the ways we live beyond recognition, making the real estate prices soar and leaving millennials in an eternal state of rental despair, the time of uncertainty proved to be the perfect breeding ground for false assumptions, fake news, and totally crazy myths. And boy, we had a ton of them.

So should we just give this year a medal for basically the dumbest 365 days in modern history? Well, below are some posts to prove we should. If not, we may wait for the next year to see if that one’s gonna be up for the challenge.

#1

Insanity

Insanity

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

as someone who has been homeless outside we would rather sleep UNDER the benches to prevent being soaked by the rain | here in belgium they do their upmost best to prevent the homeless from sleeping in.. places put poles in any flat surface, block porchessend policemen to arrest the homeless ( includeing searching them which means getting us naking yes even underage teenage me! cops do this! so really sleeping inside of a station where there are CAMERAS and you know people will tell on you and get the police ((some people-quisling even offer to take you in call the cops when you're not looking keep an eye on you and get you arrested so we don't stay in the streets being completely harmless but stay in a cell after having been stripped!!)

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#3

Gun Ownership...

Gun Ownership...

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

I can’t even get a full-sized bottle of shampoo through security, but this yahoo thinks he’s getting a gun onto a plane?

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It’s safe to say that this year proved to be a perfect breeding ground for all levels of stupidity. From anti-vaxxers coming up with the most insane conspiracy theories to an unprecedented spike in online disinformation, people were not shy to come across as, let’s say, not exactly the brightest ones.

At the same time, human intelligence varies astonishingly and it’s pretty hard to label one person dumb and another one smart. After all, even the smartest bunch can be prone to stupid decisions and behaviors. And who are we to judge them?

#4

Am I Wrong? No, It's The Hundreds Of Years Of Science That Are Wrong!

Am I Wrong? No, It's The Hundreds Of Years Of Science That Are Wrong!

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

If I had received that assignment I wouldn’t give an F minus because that would be too high. I would give a Z minus (which I know it’s made up but I think we should make a whole other grading system for people like this) I would only give a Z minus if it was well written but I doubt that would be possible for a person with an IQ score in the negatives.

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#5

Such A Dumbass

Such A Dumbass

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Bri Lancaster
Community Member
11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't know who's dumber, the girl or the boyfriend. What are they going to live on if he doesn't get an education? And don't go feminist on me people, she clearly isn't the type to get an education for herself if the most important thing to her is that "my boyfriend turned down 5 fully paid scholarships just to stay here with me, because all I care about is that a man validate me and make me feel pretty and wanted even if it costs turning down 5 paid scholarships."

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#6

An 8 Year Old Shouldn’t Have To Do This

An 8 Year Old Shouldn’t Have To Do This

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

lunch debt? WTF! This has got to be in America

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Just because someone posts a thing you find dumb or don’t agree with, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re that—this is plain fact. Nevertheless, some people seem to be really confident in making bold and improvident statements. Meanwhile, others tend to stop, reflect and even criticize themselves before acting boldly and jumping to conclusions.

Well it turns out that confidence is a powerful thing. In most cases, it’s totally productive and we’d all benefit a fair share if we worked on having more of it. Also, too much self-criticism is destructive and traps us in an eternal limbo. So to find out when having too much bold confidence does no good, we spoke with Susan Petang, a certified life coach and the author of “The Quiet Zone Coaching.”

#7

Slayed

Slayed

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

And finger prints when getting an ID in Europe and Apple, Google and Facebook tracking your every move and emails

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#9

I Think You Will Survive The Vaccine

I Think You Will Survive The Vaccine

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RandomX123
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And if they don't, the rest of us fortunately will

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Susan explained that “overconfidence can cause us to make big mistakes, or take unnecessary risks,” so no, the saying ‘you can never be confident enough’ is not exactly right. “Being overconfident can also contribute to us feeling entitled, and not considering the feelings of others,” she said.

“It's important to have a healthy sense of self-esteem and self-confidence, that's rooted in reality, and consider the needs and feelings of others, too,” Susan said. She suggested asking yourself “Where do you fit into the network of people that surround you? How are you impacting their world?”

Moreover, in order to make sure that your actions are fair and not over-confident, Susan suggests considering a couple of things beforehand.

“A) Is what I plan on doing going to hurt someone?

B) Is what I plan on doing going to hurt me?

C) Am I willing to accept the potential consequences of this action?

D) Is this action something that fits into my value system? Would the person I aspire to do this?”

#10

Appropriate Enogh For Me I Wold Say

Appropriate Enogh For Me I Wold Say

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#12

Wasn't Flat Doesn't Moon

Wasn't Flat Doesn't Moon

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Understanding the consequences of your actions also plays a huge part in coming across as a smart person. This is not to say that consequences are unimportant, since they make us learn lessons, but in many instances, people are not open to any transformation coming from them, because it entails acknowledging the fact you were wrong.

For example, spreading fake news, like that there are microchips inserted with the covid jab, may seem innocent at first sight. But it contributes to profound consequences that include: distrust in the media; undermining the democratic process; fueling the platforms for harmful conspiracy theories and hate speech; and the spread of false or discredited science.

#14

Sure Can!

Sure Can!

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

It's not the first time i read/ hear about someone asking to provide a proof that you didn't receive an order. Stupidity is strong with this one...

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#15

On Math

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In its profound sense, fake news creates a false reality that not just one or two people buy into, but thousands, and it creates a reality that those creating the fake news can manipulate to whatever they want it to be. Those lies, if continued to be perpetrated, can turn deadly or threaten societal stability.

Sadly, there's no proper system in place for transparency and accountability when it comes to what’s shared and who shares things on the internet. It’s still a grey area, where huge amounts of info are regurgitated on a daily basis. Should those people be held accountable? And this is an open-ended question, at least for now.

#17

Wearing Shoes Not Necessary For Our Survival!

Wearing Shoes Not Necessary For Our Survival!

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

... or clothes in general. Although I am probably rather grateful Mr. Clark didn't contemplate that

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#18

People Still Wearing A Mask Below Their Nose Have Less Brain Cells Than A Baby

People Still Wearing A Mask Below Their Nose Have Less Brain Cells Than A Baby

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#19

You Don't Know Anything

You Don't Know Anything

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

Pick and choose what you want to believe from science, when it's inconvenient you discard it.

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#21

If You're That Suspicious Of Your Partner You Shouldn't Be With Them

If You're That Suspicious Of Your Partner You Shouldn't Be With Them

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

But if macro cheating, she'd just call you her lovers' name

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#23

"But Thats Soshulism"

"But Thats Soshulism"

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

Republicans trying so hard to protect their donors lmaoooo

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#24

One Of My Extended Family Members Has An Unfortunate Co-Worker...

One Of My Extended Family Members Has An Unfortunate Co-Worker...

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#25

Yeah, Sounds About Right

Yeah, Sounds About Right

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

That's not stupid, that's the sad reality of our days

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#26

I Am A Spicy Sausage

I Am A Spicy Sausage

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#27

When A So Called "News" Network Only Has Time To Attack A Senior Dog

When A So Called "News" Network Only Has Time To Attack A Senior Dog

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

I hope whatever blackmail Trump held over Graham comes out anyway so that his soul-selling was for nothing.

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#28

Sad That This Is The World We Live In

Sad That This Is The World We Live In

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

don't care : you did the right thing !

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#29

On Genes

On Genes

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

Of course they're related. They're all cousins

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#30

She Almost Had It

She Almost Had It

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

crazy that big corps cash in billions in profits yet they pay workers rubbish wages then the government has to top up their wages , yet we still have people thinking this is ok , and to boot we still pay more in tax than them ???? people need to see the real enemy , and it's not each other for sure

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#31

If Vaccines Were Healthy...

If Vaccines Were Healthy...

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

Had my Polio vaccine from a spoon in the 70's. (Written with the help of a medium) ;o)

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#33

Boomers On Fixing America

Boomers On Fixing America

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

All the members of the band are of Armenian descent, and each has a terminal point in their family history where they can no longer trace their lineage due to the Armenian genocide that Turkey initiated during World War 1. They have been trying to raise awareness of this event since the foundation of their band, which was named System of a Down after a poem written by backup vocalist/guitarist Daron Malakian which describes the erasure of an entire generation of Armenians.

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#34

What Does Nestle Wants To Tell?

What Does Nestle Wants To Tell?

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#35

The Sunburn Won’t Give You Cancer, But The Sunscreen Will

The Sunburn Won’t Give You Cancer, But The Sunscreen Will

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

Somwone lied to this person more than once

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#36

You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned

You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned

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#37

Math Is Hard

Math Is Hard

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#38

Uber Eats Super Bowl Ad For “Eat Local” Does More Harm Than Good

Uber Eats Super Bowl Ad For “Eat Local” Does More Harm Than Good

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

Dan Price hits it out of the park AGAIN!

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#40

Hell To The No

Hell To The No

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#41

I Wish This Was Fake. Meet Jenn

I Wish This Was Fake. Meet Jenn

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#42

Death Metal

Death Metal

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

Is that why anti-vaxxers are always going "wah wah wah"?

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#43

Does This Mean It’s Over?

Does This Mean It’s Over?

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

Don´t. There will be a loving family and you don´t deserve that.

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#44

This Would Be Funnier If It Wasn’t So Dangerous

This Would Be Funnier If It Wasn’t So Dangerous

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

This was someone who was responsible for providing life saving medication to people. Not just a new vaccine, but insulin, heart medication, cancer treatments, birth control, blood pressure medication. Think about that for a moment.

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#45

G E O L O G Y C L A S S

G E O L O G Y C L A S S

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

Reminds me of a Joke. A Blonde girl yells to another Blonde girl across the river, "How do I get across the River?" The Blonde on the other side yells, "You're already there!"

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#46

Have You Tried A Pregnancy Test? Tractor Supply Should Have Them

Have You Tried A Pregnancy Test? Tractor Supply Should Have Them

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#47

Black Friday. No Spaces To Park. He Saw Me Taking The Pic, Flipped Me Off And Called Me Karen

Black Friday. No Spaces To Park. He Saw Me Taking The Pic, Flipped Me Off And Called Me Karen

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#48

I Love My Brewery But This Makes No Sense

I Love My Brewery But This Makes No Sense

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

Lets have fewer tables because of Covid, and then lets force strangers into close proximity! Brilliant, WCGW!

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#50

And Finally, This Dude

And Finally, This Dude

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

That's not stupid, he's obviously joking and/or trying to infuriate people with OCD

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