They say that the purpose of having a roommate is to eat their OREOs, use their shampoo, and have someone open the door for you when you’re dead drunk from a night out, no judgment included. That’s not true. Apart from a fraction of roommates who become life-long friends, most of them are there in your life so you can have hilarious stories to tell.

For anyone who knows what it’s like to live with other people under one roof, Jimmy Fallon’s new #MyWeirdRoommate challenge is a safe place to talk about very weird but very real things. Starting with Fallon’s story about a roommate “who only ate chicken nuggets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Everyone called him Nugget,” the thread started rolling with each story better than the previous one.

So get ready to cringe, laugh, and dive into something so relatable that no one who never had the pleasure (and a curse!) of having a roommate would understand.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago (edited)

A bit weird of her to jump straight into a kind of exorcism.

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Yuki Li
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1 year ago

I want that for me.

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October
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1 year ago

Not a roommate but a landlord. At night he liked to get naked, cover himself in flour and just stand still in his kitchen for hours.

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Bored Panda spoke to Twitter user Save Bandit! who said she woke up to a roommate reading bible verses over her. “I woke up to my roommate reading bible verses over me because she had heard me whispering in "tongues" the night before. I was in bed talking to my family in my native language and didn't want to disturb her sleep,” they tweeted for the #MyWeirdRoommate challenge.

“My first thought initially was ‘what the hell’! Then she explained what had happened and honestly, we laughed pretty hard about it, she learned I spoke another language and I learned she was quite religious,” Save Bandit! said. Having said that, the Twitter user added that they definitely wouldn’t call that roommate weird, but “perhaps a little sheltered.” They added: “It can always be worse, I found that out once she left and I got a second roommate who never stopped talking.”

When it comes to keeping in touch with roommates, Save Bandit! said that they lost touch some years back but prior to that, "we would occasionally reach out and send funny memes to one another." They also added that “I definitely prefer living alone, roommates can be fun but sometimes it's a hassle living with another person.”

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KJ
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1 year ago

I think I would have accidentally misplaced Bertha.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

Very punny.

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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1 year ago

Did you roommate happen to be a dog?

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We also reached out to one Twitter user that goes by the nickname “mother of staircase humor” who participated in Jimmy Fallon’s #MyWeirdRoommate challenge. “Back in dental college, I had a roommate who would wash all her fresh fruits with soap. Little did I know that a decade and a half later, all of us would be doing the same,” she tweeted in response to Fallon.

The Twitter user said that the moment she saw her “weird roommate” washing fruits with soap, she “exchanged glances with other roommates, by the end of college, we had our own secret eye language.” Even today, they still have “our own little fest based on social media posts of old peers.”

While living with other people at dental college, the Twitter user said that they learned to read each other very well. “There were a ton of hilarious instances, we were all weird in our own ways,” she added. In general, she had a great time as she was “wise enough to understand that college days never come back and it indeed was the golden time of my life.”

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

Pants are overrated.

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Al Cook
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1 year ago

You're lucky that's all that happened!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

That's just childish.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

You mean Dr Nugget.

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Jayne Kyra
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1 year ago

Ugh, the smell had to be vomit-inducing.

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BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
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1 year ago (edited)

Were you breathing? Did your roommate even try to test if you were?

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Yuki Li
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1 year ago

Lol that's cute.

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 year ago

Since when is mating a valid excuse to lock someone out of their room? If you don't want to be disturbed find a motelroom.

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Demi Zwaan
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1 year ago

Sounds like a PTSD thing.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

Oh dear lol. The special effects were super awesome though. Such a great movie.

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shep ona
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1 year ago

Probably just undiagnosed autism.

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Jayne Kyra
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1 year ago

Not just weird, but absolutely revolting!

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Fred
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1 year ago

Priority my friend

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Al Cook
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1 year ago

People who think they are "psycic" or a "medium" are usually either scammers or just plain nut jobs.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

He was probably being sarcastic since he had a huge horror movie collection and would be obvious.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago (edited)

Don't blame you. She did pee in your bed after all.

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Ann Coffman
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1 year ago

Was probably voted Most Likely To Be Homeless in high school yearbook.

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JuJu
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1 year ago

Every breath you take...

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Yuki Li
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1 year ago

Wow. Fun.

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Al Cook
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1 year ago

She didn't want to be abducted and probed!

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oktopus
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1 year ago

Is it normal in the USA to literally share literally the same actual room with a complete stranger?

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Al Cook
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1 year ago

Well, that is pretty much how field rations are cooked, though rather than a tin can it's a kind of vacuum sealed metallic bag which you can touch when you've pulled it out of boiling water. So it's probably just that ingrained into him. Side note, those rations never look great, but some are actually pretty tasty.

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IlovemydogShilo
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1 year ago

Sounds like Joey wearing Chandler’s clores in Friends.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago (edited)

I don't think that's weird, she probably forgot it was there. Plus we used to have a snake, so having a mice, rat or baby chick in the freezer wasn't weird for us.

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Al Cook
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1 year ago

This makes me think of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory

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Jo Choto
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1 year ago

I dated somebody who did that. Fortunately he was open to new ideas. Amazingly enough, his chronic scabby eczema cleaned right up when he started doing laundry regularly.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago

It took you months for you to confront her about it. And she only did something when you confronted her? So disgusting.

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Fred
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1 year ago

I would do that after a few knocks as I don’t want to annoy someone by accidentally doing a knock knock ginger

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 year ago

Combine all her drinks into one container too.

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