Everyone likes to feel like they’re an expert in something. Whether that’s science, cooking, politics, parenting, or anything else, really. And though we might have some deeper insights in our chosen field and feel like we can see a broader context than most other people, it’s important to (try and) stay humble.

Because the moment we feel all sure of ourselves when we drop a ‘truth’ bomb on social media, we might come to realize that we’ve totally messed up. Oh God, we had it wrong all along! And now someone’s poking fun at us online for everyone to see.

Welcome to ‘People Incorrectly Correcting Other People,’ a popular Facebook group that shames internet users who spread wildly incorrect facts while trying to prove someone wrong. Scroll down for some major embarrassment, Pandas, and let us know which of these situations really made you feel bad about all of the secondhand awkwardness.

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Ivy Love Thrash , beka-tiddalik.tumblr.com Report

ZombieGirl
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Glad to be part of your learning journey today." I have to remember that lol

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Jasen Saunders , twitter.com Report

TheAquarius1978
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol, yea in most estern countries you can drink and buy alcohol after you're 18, in the US you cán buy a rifle at 18, but God forbid you have a beer before you're 21 lolololol

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A whopping 663.9k people follow the ‘People Incorrectly Correcting Other People’ Facebook page. In the last month alone, another 1,890 users joined the group. Created just 2 years ago, the project has kept growing and growing.

After all, the internet’s chock full of totally wrong opinions, as well as entitled and arrogant people who think they’ve got it all figured out (while others are dum-dums). That probably won’t change any time in the future, so the PICOP group will have plenty of material to share with others for years to come.

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Rob Henson Report

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

This whole interaction is the greatest.

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Michelle Renée , twitter.com Report

Buren
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it's a reindeer, females have antlers too! And Rudolph is actually a female, because male reindeer shed their antlers during before Christmas.

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All members of the group are expected to be kind to one another and avoid harassing or insulting anyone. Otherwise, they’ll be banned.

That means no bullying, no hate speech, and absolutely respecting everyone else’s privacy.

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Leah Barker Report

Mirt
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is similar to most depictions of Jesus looking pretty white for someone from the Middle East. To quote someone else, "it is Jesus of Nazareth not Jesus of New Jersey".

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Amber Marie McBride , www.reddit.com Report

Arliss Speace
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does anyone remember the 3 speed shift on the steering column?

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Daphne Anne Report

Tamra
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the gene pool thanks you, my friend.

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Meanwhile, when it comes to content, Facebook users are asked to avoid reposting pics. Before you go ahead and share something you think might fit the tone of the group, check out what some of the other members have already posted. You might have spotted the same thing that a dozen others have spotted online! And if you want to make it easier for the audience to get what’s going on in your screenshots, you can also add a bit of context.

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Denesa Lockwood Report

Tamra
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's too damn early to be face-palming this hard.

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The simple fact of the matter is that we all make mistakes. Like it or not, that’s just the truth about life: we’re never going to be 100% correct, 100% of the time. And most of us have probably been in situations where we turned out to be flat-out wrong. It’s embarrassing to make a fool of yourself.

That’s why dealing with these feelings in a healthy manner and learning to embrace your mistakes are good skills to have for any human being. Digging in your heels, closing your eyes, and plugging your ears so as not to hear that you’re actually incredibly wrong really isn’t the mature way to go about things.

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Ash Klemm Report

A while back, Bored Panda had a very good conversation about dealing with any feelings of embarrassment that might arise—whether now or remembering mess-ups in the past—with environmental psychologist and well-being consultant Lee Chambers.

"While embarrassment can be a challenging feeling that is fleeting or overwhelming, being able to find a response that assists rather than a reaction that is unhealthy is a skill to build," he said that we can all develop ways to handle embarrassing situations better. Humor, for instance, is one powerful tool in your arsenal.

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Antonio Juliano Report

PickleRick
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think Three Year Letterman may have been a three year first grader.

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Kim Coghlan Report

Billy Harrelson
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much potential for the Thirteenth Doctor, but it got wasted on trying to make the show relevant and having to wait a full year between series. Hopefully now that RTD is back at the helm the show will become enjoyable again and can't wait to see what's in store for the Fourteenth Doctor.

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Rommel James Galarion Hapayon Report

Libstak
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm giving this one to Oscar for the win, sarcasm is such a competitive sport.

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"If it's something that isn't particularly serious, laughter can be a great response that instantly makes you feel better," he told Bored Panda.

"If the feelings are intense, try taking a few slow, deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth, calming your nervous system and physiological response,” he explained.

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Paul Davis Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Glorifying and making "virginity" something special in women, causes more problems than it solves.

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Bader Ros Report

Edda Kamphues
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish, people would get maps and stop telling me 'Belgium" is a city in Germany.

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“In a similar way to laughter, smiling can be effective in shifting your state to the positive. There are times when playing down or even ignoring the feelings can be helpful in the moment, taking the edge off, but it is important that you accept them and express them if it's something significant," the psychologist said.

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Martin Burt Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do some USAvians have such a ridiculous notion of what the USA can do?

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Zach Holcomb , twitter.com Report

T C
Community Member
2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"...for an famous author like you are self." Nailed it.

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“Because the feelings of embarrassment are generated from a past event, anything that brings you into the present moment can bring relief. Try to avoid saying sorry, as it will keep taking you back to the moment. You can even keep your biggest embarrassing moments top of mind, having reflected and realized that in hindsight, they weren't as big an issue as you felt at the time.”

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Jacob Adams Report

James016
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The tin on the right is for storing sewing kits, yarn etc.

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Amber Marie McBride Report

Adam Chang
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

sure the weight is the main reason people don't use diamonds

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Have you ever messed up big-time when expressing an opinion or sharing a ‘fact’ online, dear Pandas? How did you feel when you realize you made a huge mistake? Do you ever call out folks who are totally wrong on social media? Share your experiences and opinions with us, we’d love to hear what you think.

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Caleb Troncone Report

Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm sure Mercury the planet would also sink in water, so the statement still stands!

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Cassity Bible Report

Edda Kamphues
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please show me the Bible passage that mentions dinosaurs.

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Sebas Natanael Murillo Report

Bored Retsuko
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

😖 I hope this one was supposed to be a joke though

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Sandra Bruce Report

T C
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I disagree. Nobody understands Australians.

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Noah Pines Report

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Kushal Rokaya Report

Alban Bizet
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

when 13 players out of 22 are from African heritage you can get the joke, but also the fact that 50 players in the World Cup were born in France, and because of the double nationality they chose to represent an other country

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Abby Fish Report

Jihana
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That last sentence makes my eyes twitch...

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Frances Kern Report

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Michaela Grening Report

Buren
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How long will it be until they find out the answer

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Chris Moore Report

Vivienne Packham-Wood
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Christ on a bike! I've never played Halo but at least I know who Master Chief is. He makes a mean apple pie

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Himi Grace Report

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

Once you have broked something it is now brock.

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Piotr Piwka Report

boredpandaki
Community Member
2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please correct me if i m wrong here... Oceania is the name of continent where Australia and New Zealand belongs to...

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Sarah Joy Report

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