Many have a love-hate relationship with Uber. Yes, it may have saved you from a DUI, but what was that smell in the guy's car? And why didn't he stop asking personal questions?

But there's one positive that might outweigh all the negatives. The possibility to eavesdrop on a ridiculous conversation that will bring you crazy Internet fame. At least for a few minutes.

Both drivers and passengers have been sending the funniest, cringiest, and even creepiest things they have overheard in Ubers to an Instagram account called Overheard which selects the most memorable ones, sharing the convos with their 497,000 followers. So keep your ears peeled next time you're trying to save a few bucks getting to that next bar, maybe you'll catch something juicy.

More info: Instagram

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

Ha ha ha. I love it!

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And the popularity of this account shouldn't come as a surprise. Turns out, humans are wired to eavesdrop. Especially when the information is limited. This paper in Psychological Science, for example, suggests that it's harder to not listen to a conversation when someone is talking on the phone (we only hear one side of the dialogue) than when two physically present people are talking to each other.

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Wolfstar
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1 month ago

I--

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This has a lot to do with our information processing, and the way the brain allocates attention. We are especially drawn to gaps in information. This is known as the "information gap" theory of curiosity and was first described by George Loewenstein in the early '90s. In this study, scientists demonstrated that subjects listening to only one side of a conversation — what they call a "halfalogue" — showed decreased performance on a range of cognitive tasks that require undivided attention. The researchers concluded that it's the "unpredictable nature" of the halfalogue that makes it so appealing.

In other words, we can't help but eavesdrop when we don't know what the conversation is about or where it's headed. Which, I guess, happens a lot in Ubers!

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Mike Crow
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1 month ago

During my wedding my soon to be father in law walked my bride down the aisle and as he handed her to me he said “no returns.”

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Katie Garr
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1 month ago

this... is very accurate.

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S.
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1 month ago

Aw, very wholesome

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

Ha ha ha.

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Francis
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1 month ago

how got the little lego in there? what was the new address? i've got so many questions

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

Poor Luke.

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Chez
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1 month ago

I do this!

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Katie Garr
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1 month ago

well- she's not wrong i guess

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

Well, someone was "flying" on that day.

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

:D. Hilarious!

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

Friend 2 is lucky that he has a friend that will tell it like it is.

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S.
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1 month ago

And the floor here is made out of floor, why yes

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S.
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1 month ago

Imagine if multiple people attempted to say that at the same time.

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OS
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1 month ago

And cats

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S.
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1 month ago

Not the best ice breaker, I see.

Amaranthim Talon
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1 month ago

Icy what you did there...

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Madb vonMesser
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1 month ago

I'd give them a second date.

Grim Reaper
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1 month ago

keep them XD I would have loved that lol

AzKhaleesi
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1 month ago

I would marry that person. Waddly cold bird I love it, and will forever use it lol

Autumn
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1 month ago

I would find that hilarious :)

bv7hearts
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1 month ago

I see nothing wrong with this.

Saico Hipe
Community Member
1 month ago

The correct term is, 'formal chicken.'

Ram Lastname
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1 month ago

"Waddly cold bird" is pretty darn accurate :-)

Makayla Rhodes
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1 month ago

I forgot what a drain plug was called and called it “the water go downer stopper thingy”. I was having a great day

Cat_Mom ..
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1 month ago

I once forgot the term garbage truck and said trash machine. Not on a date though LOL

Kennedy Longworth
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1 month ago

oof

Ryan Deschanel
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2 weeks ago

Actually, penguins are not penguins, except in French, and in this case they can fly. Didn't say it would be interesting.

Elizabeth Butler
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1 month ago

That was a genius solution to that situation where that little blank void in your brain floats onto the word you were trying to say. SO frustrating. I found out there is a WORD for that little floating void so I memorized it. LETHOLOGICA and I am so happy to have that word. I wrote it down before the little void could find it. It literally means "death of word".

deanna woods
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1 month ago

That's pretty much what they are.

IlovemydogShilo
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1 month ago

Sounds like my brother's ex.

Amy Pattie
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1 month ago

I feel sorry for all the single people out there who are left with people who care if you can’t remember the words for things.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

She met Moses when she needed him the most :-)

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

Wow. This exchange could be the beginning of a soap opera.

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Kennedy Longworth
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1 month ago

Becki... We are... CHICKEN STRIIIIIPSS

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LOGAN HUNTER
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1 month ago

Hail treeman

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crazyswede
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1 month ago

Go for it

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

Did you pray that you would always find the right words?

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Monday
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1 month ago

Poor chap :/

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Stephanie
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1 month ago

sounds like something I would say sober...lol

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Cecilia Herrera
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1 month ago

I wonder if they sing, "I've got you Babe" during their conversations?

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S.
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1 month ago

Now I want to see the picture of a bunny wearing a backpack.

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D. Pitbull
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1 month ago

Fair! Extra annoying when you're actually trying to arrange/attend something that is specifically timed - ie: "The show - that we paid hundreds of dollars for the tickets - is starting at XX:XX - are you almost here or should I call a cab?" or... "Hey, so-and-so's flight is leaving, we won't see them for at least another decade." - and then they're late... and... somehow... you're blamed for them not being on time... OR... they start getting upset that you won't do sh** with them anymore...

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Sarah Fry
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1 month ago

OML I LOVE THIS

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Kristoffer Rahbek-Jensen
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1 month ago

lol

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Kristoffer Rahbek-Jensen
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1 month ago

Yes you do! It's a sign of love.

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Tabitha L
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1 month ago

I'm self employed. So I work everyday. I don't hate Mondays or Thursdays. Or whatever. It is always a work day.

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LOGAN HUNTER
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1 month ago

coffee is necessary to function properly.

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LOGAN HUNTER
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1 month ago

hygiene is not just a greeting

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Holly Allen
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1 month ago

🤣

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Kiss Army
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1 month ago

My son can solve it in well under a minute! (I have to peel the stickers off to solve it... LOL)

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Curry on...
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1 month ago

So you broke up with Uber?

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

There's an easier way. Add the word "NO" to your vocabulary.

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LOGAN HUNTER
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1 month ago

they aren't attached to money either, so good work

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Kennedy Longworth
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1 month ago

close

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