Sometimes people use the internet to think aloud and share their inner most thoughts, but along with this oversharing comes bored internet commenters armed with rapid-fire comebacks. Tumblr is the perfect site to witness some of the most entertaining internet back and forth exchanges. You might think you know where a thread is going, but in these examples you will see that things can take a turn with the push of a button. In some of these threads users chose to share witty fake facts, while others chose to troll the poster on a more personal level. Bored Panda has rounded up some hilarious Tumblr conversations that took a surprise twist. From the brutal to the random, don’t forget to upvote your favorites!

#1

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veronicamars Report

WhiteFox
Community Member
2 years ago

this is so true

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually, 1 Mile started out as 'mille passus' Latin for '1000 paces" or 5000 Roman Feet. The measurement was adjusted to fit a specific monarch's foot much later on. The Roman mile also equals 8 furlongs which fits in with the fractional system much of the rest of imperial measurements are based on.

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Josh Eskin
Community Member
2 years ago

When will America change to the metric system. Probably never

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 years ago

As far as engineering and science are concerned, we largely have. Even with the imperial system, engineering calculations are always done in .001, or .0001 of an inch, we don't use fractions in design. When you think about it in the context of the construction trades, fractions of an inch make much more sense than millimeters. Most wood-frame or concrete construction doesn't need to be much more accurate than 1/8", and it's easier to do math with larger units.

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stellermatt
Community Member
2 years ago

thursday, the third day.

PrincessConsuelaBananaHammock
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is no one getting this Joey reference?! It's the best!

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

I was so confused with the tomato thing coz I pronounce it 'too-mah-toes'

makenzie stephenson
Community Member
2 years ago

Same

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Nataliia Portillo
Community Member
2 years ago

Long live the metric system!!!

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
2 years ago

As an American, I have started only using metric system in any way I could and it drives my friends nuts. I just tell them to look it up if it's too hard.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

I use it, and I love explaining how they derived things like the mL, etc. Drives them wild.

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Echo
Community Member
2 years ago

This little thing about America and not changing is so Silly. The metric system is the same way as the crap we use. It is based off something. I obviously wish that we had converted long ago and my kids will grow up understand both. To act like it is something archaic is little overboard. It is a unit. Something logical made to allow understanding. My mile will work just as well as someone's meter or kilo. One of these days when we people have mastered travel to the stars we will look back at how weird it was we chose what a meter is.

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

...hold my beer...

Bored Office Girl
Community Member
2 years ago

America's measurement methods are weird, but we're used to it. It's pretty easy for me.

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah I know... Meyers is weird to most of us!

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Kiki
Community Member
2 years ago

And England needs to lose the expensive welfare recipients they call the Royal Family and join the 21st century like the U.S.

Marie-Louise Chenois
Community Member
2 years ago

the royal family brings more money to UK thx to goodies, events and stuff like that than it cost UK, do you know a single president who do that?

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Wina Alkerchief
Community Member
2 years ago

Remembering when I converse with my American friends about weather. I was so scared when she said the temperature was 92° little did i know she's using farenheit. -_-

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

TRUTH!!!!!!!!

Creep Reap
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol. Agreed. Why do I have to live with this measurement system in America?

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

You're free to move

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WaLe
Community Member
2 years ago

Lazy americans -_-' I can't get over the fact that they were given the chance to switch to Celsius too but were too lazy to learn another thing =_=

Ego
Community Member
2 years ago

Most Americans know both Metric and Imperial because we use Metric in science class. We're not too "lazy" to learn the Metric system, it's just difficult to switch out a form of measurement that's so ingrained in our society.

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Luna Firemoon
Community Member
2 years ago

As an American I will agree that we have an incrediblely stupid system of measurement.

Your Sanctuary Day Spa
Community Member
2 years ago

never trust a drunk mathematician, its hard to differentiate though

Siddharth Rath
Community Member
2 years ago

Why do Americans tend to stick to FPS standards??? There's an easier and less sophisticated method of converting units into power of 10 why not use it?

MITS Koala
Community Member
2 years ago

nope it's sounded like five tomatoes

Matchima Tongjub
Community Member
2 years ago

SHOOK!!

Aileen Grist
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah but a foot was taken from an actual foot length - a yard tip of the finger to tip of the nose. They're all people based.

Ana Medina
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, why 5280 feet in a mile? Why so ridiculously random? Even 5,000 would be weird and random.

SilkHolicDotCom
Community Member
2 years ago

Soooooooooooooooo funny! LOL~

Kay Ann
Community Member
2 years ago

Use Celcius too.

TC
Community Member
2 years ago

What's a foot in metres? (Palmface)

Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

About 30 centimetres or 0.3 meters.

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Andrew Moore
Community Member
2 years ago

oh boy

Master Markus
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey! It's to-may-toes, not to-mate-oes! (Also come on, you're making fun of like, a continent's worth of people's pronunciation). Not using the metric system is largely bullshit, but shamefully I still like using imperial for people's heights, as it's easier to "categorize" (i.e. 4" is short 5" is relatively average, 6" tall, etc.)

Caleb Paulson
Community Member
2 years ago

Neither was the American system. It's hella more intricate than ya think.

Kubu
Community Member
2 years ago

This is exactly the problem. It should be simple.

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Misterscooter
Community Member
2 years ago

The metric system does make more sense. But the reality is that we have two systems so it is good to know both since it isn't changing any time soon.

Niall Mac Iomera
Community Member
2 years ago

No, two countries out of hundreds have both. Everyone else moved out of the Middle Ages.

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Peta_C
Community Member
2 years ago

BAHAHAHAHA

Robert Morson
Community Member
2 years ago

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True. It was invented by scientists who inaccurately estimated the circumference of the Earth, divided by a random number, and designed an entire system of measurement around that distance.

Milos Momcilovic
Community Member
2 years ago

therefore using elbows, feet, peanuts.. makes much more sense.

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#2

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Josh Eskin
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah! Those stupid tress making oxygen so we can breathe. It pretty unbelievable if you ask me.

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#3

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

Did NOT see that coming!

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#4

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Warmaster Tsavong
Community Member
2 years ago

Dear god... It all makes sense.

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#5

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Hypergamer 101
Community Member
2 years ago

Conspiracy theory!!!!

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#6

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Josh Eskin
Community Member
2 years ago

Most likely she hasn't spotted you in the tree yet

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#7

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

Mind blown

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#8

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

I think its more that we pay money to see where the fuck we're going

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#9

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fartgallery Report

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Babies and mothers can swap haematopoietic stem stems and thus become chimerae of each other. Probably a good reason to look very carefully at potential mothers-in-law before committing to your beloved... :-)

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#10

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

Burn!

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#11

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Josh Eskin
Community Member
2 years ago

It to bad that the third movie didn't do well or we would of gotten more of that Spider-Man

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#12

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Zanthe
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is the background white? To show-off supremacy? Gross...

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#13

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Anne Bleakley
Community Member
2 years ago

I had someone ask me online if we had fridges in Ireland.

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#14

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Remember the BP tattoo thread with the lady with a "galaxy" of dots over her breasts, and a guy with abs depicted by dots? It seems that they should each have an entry in 'World Geography 1948' too...

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#15

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Denis
Community Member
2 years ago

5.2 feet = 1.58 m had to google it

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#16

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lokisflowergirl Report

Rogue
Community Member
2 years ago

Only a dumbass would hate bees, they are possibly the most useful insects on this planet.

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#17

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averagefairy Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

I think we have our winner

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#18

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jeffersonhairpie Report

Misterscooter
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a reboot I actually appreciate.

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#19

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imgur.com Report

Jessica1989
Community Member
2 years ago

He's not wrong..

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#20

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scotchtapeofficial Report

Aaron Kara
Community Member
2 years ago

I just cant see a cat enjoying garlic bread, this was clearly done out of spite. I love cats but they can be utter bastards

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#21

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threefeline Report

C
Community Member
2 years ago

HAH!!!!!

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#22

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benedictcumberreichenbach Report

Josh Eskin
Community Member
2 years ago

I've actually heard of this fact but yeah so I guess that monster in my nightmare is just probably Jeff from work

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#23

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tommowar Report

Talia Johnson
Community Member
2 years ago

This is my favorite. Pass the tea.

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#24

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Elizabeth Lord Cary
Community Member
2 years ago

the look on the cats face in the picture really compliments this one

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#25

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MrsMFM Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

There was this girl in my class who had a strong American accent purely from watching too much tv as a kid. Nobody in her family or friends group were American.

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#26

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brushrealityaside Report

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Darn. I love walking around alone in the middle of the night, and now I'm going to be doing it with the idea in my head that everyone is feeling me...

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#27

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Josh Eskin
Community Member
2 years ago

Get em

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#28

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dedalvs Report

kasa alex
Community Member
2 years ago

'Tiny soft little forehead'. I love this so much.

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#29

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laurenhooper Report

madcow 3417
Community Member
2 years ago

You can have sex when you're married? Oh boy have I got something to tell my wife!

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#30

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ambercragg Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

But who won the cheese?

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#31

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nowimthevillain Report

lotte hoi
Community Member
2 years ago

a seal is just a fat wet dog

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#32

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

You can use wax too. I recommend you try it sometimes. ♥

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#33

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bevsi Report

Crazy Cow Lady
Community Member
2 years ago

Oreos are vegan friendly

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#34

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hotelmario Report

Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

Awww yes!!!!

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#35

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like5giraffes Report

Zanthe
Community Member
2 years ago

I know what didn't happen: car wash.

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#36

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leodicpario Report

MysticSailora
Community Member
2 years ago

it looks like the wakanda dude thing

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#37

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heart Report

Misterscooter
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe she was referring to Bach. I'm not sure.

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#38

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potatoesanddogs Report

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Two sets of footprints walked in. Only one set walked away...

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#39

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im-just-a-reaction Report

Kelly Murray
Community Member
2 years ago

*raises hand* I'm one of those people who orders ginger ale on a plane.

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#40

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Linda
Community Member
2 years ago

How the fuk would you clean that damn thing.

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#41

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sterlingarcher Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn it I laughed XD

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#42

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heart Report

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

It's an arti that was choked of course. Oh, the cruelty of it all!

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#43

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Sasy
Community Member
2 years ago

Steve and Stevia ( couldn't resist )

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#44

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

Wtf...

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#45

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flightyluminary Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS IS CAPS ABUSE

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#46

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tittytittygangbang Report

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

It's quite possible to be single and not lonely...

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setheverman Report

Rainbow screen
Community Member
2 years ago

Oeuf

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#48

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
2 years ago

Saddest part is you don't know if they're joking or not.

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ImAmazingAndUsedToBeNotOnFire
Community Member
2 years ago

SomeBODY

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#50

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bapouro Report

jetmastergames
Community Member
2 years ago

IT’S REMI DAMNIT

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#51

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setheverman Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Viva Las Vegans!

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#52

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Taryn Wallace
Community Member
2 years ago

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#53

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rhimjob Report

Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. That escalated quickly... Priceless.

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#54

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bewbin Report

Alex K
Community Member
2 years ago

well, he's got humor, i'll give him that

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setheverman Report

Josh Eskin
Community Member
2 years ago

Whoa! That criminal

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