Show me a person who claims they never talk nonsense and I'll show you a liar. Silly words falling from our mouths is what makes us human.

But preaching ignorance in an attempt to persuade others? Not so much.

Recently, Redditor GuyWithAScuffedLife asked other platform users: "What is the dumbest thing someone has said with full confidence?" And boy, did that question resonate with everyone!

So far, the post has received nearly 1,500 comments, many of which prove how easy it is to make a fool of yourself.

#1

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread "I don't eat cows, I eat beef."

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River Webb
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10 months ago

"I'm not dumb, I'm stupid"

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#2

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread A woman yelled at me for parking a car with a handicap tag in a non-handicap spot. She believed that I had to park only in handicap spots.

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Shelp
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10 months ago

And also believed it was her business to tell you

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The idea for this post came to GuyWithAScuffedLife quite spontaneously. "I was talking with my friends and I was just scrolling through Reddit, and then decided to ask a random question," they told Bored Panda.

"There [were] a lot of liberal and democratic people [in the comments] because a lot of the replies were directed towards anti-maskers, Trump, etc." But the good thing was that a lot of the stories turned out to be funny and GuyWithAScuffedLife had plenty of opportunities for a good laugh. Which is what they think is how you recover after saying something stupid yourself.

"Just laugh at it with other people because there is no harm in [admitting to saying something silly] and laughing about it."

#3

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread Teenagers are too young to truly have anxiety, depression, or PTSD.

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Madison Feehan
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10 months ago

This is such a senseless thing to say. Bottom line: anyone at any age, of any race, of any life experiences CAN EXPERIENCE TRAUMA! And that's okay because there is support for that. Please no one feel like you're alone, there is always somebody out there who cares to listen.

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#4

Discussing religion with two Christian friends (Brother and sister duo) - I’m a nonbeliever and they were in your face jerks about it. These two are pretty much why I hate discussing religion.

The sister said something like “I bet you don’t even know how many apostles there were!”

I said “Twelve.”

The brother shouts “Ha! Wrong! It was seven!”

To her credit, the sister immediately facepalmed. And I kid you not when I say this is my actual response: “So, was it Doc or Dopey that betrayed Christ?”

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Madison Feehan
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10 months ago

The response is gold.

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#5

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread "If evolution is true then how did a human man evolve perfectly to match a human woman."

As if they evolved separately then met up one day.

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River Webb
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10 months ago

"hey you look hot, wanna procreate?"

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Cherilynn Veland, MSW, LCSW, who is a counselor and coach based in Chicago and who has been helping individuals, couples, and families for over 20 years now, agrees. 

The best way to cope when we suffer from a verbal snafu, according to Veland, is to:

  • Try to learn from the feelings of shame that these situations create;
  • Use the mistake to practice humility;
  • Find the learning lessons in the mistake;
  • Practice laughing at yourself.

Plus, apologies are often accepted!

#6

"If pregnancy were really that challenging and such a burden, the human race would have died out a long time ago."

Yes, it was a man. Yes, I still know him.

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Madison Feehan
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10 months ago

And this ladies and gentlemen is why that task is given to women...

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#7

Gay people choose to be that way. Yup they wake up and think, well life is good I feel like being abused for no reason.

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LuckyL
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10 months ago

I think the best response is: Okay, then go ahead and choose to be gay for a week and then we can discuss.

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#8

Was told by someone that Australia doesn't exist cuz we don't fit on the flat earth......... we were in Australia

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Madison Feehan
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10 months ago

In that case, would somebody please lend me their cat so we can push this person off the edge of said "flat earth?"

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#9

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread “If evolution was real, why are there still monkeys?” – worst first & last date.

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Shelp
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10 months ago

If independence is real, why does the UK still exist?

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#10

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread "It's FAA law that there can only be one Christian pilot per plane. That way when the rapture comes, the other guy can land the sinners left on the plane safely."

This was in college. Not a religious college. She said this like we were the stupid ones.

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
10 months ago

Ah yes the FAA Cult Clause in section 6.6.6...

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#11

The vaccine is made from aborted babies

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Hendra Lim
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10 months ago

this is stupidity on another level

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#12

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread That being diabetic is something you can DO at home, and an addiction that is not suitable to DO when in public.

Yes, someone told me that in full confidence.

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
10 months ago

Is there a pancreatic transplant clause that can be enacted against the person who said this? Because by the time I would've been done with him, his insulin supply would've been drained and his epinephrine would be in excess.

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#13

Being Bipolar is a choice. Yea sure it is sweetheart. I don’t talk to them anymore

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River Webb
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10 months ago

who would choose to have bipolar? glad you don't talk to her anymore

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#14

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread In my sex ed class in highschool, we had an assignment where we had to name all the parts of the male genitalia and this one girl said (with a nasty attitude, might I add) “men don’t have bladders!”

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Monday
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10 months ago

Pee is stored in the balls.

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#15

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread "Informed people don't make better decisions than uninformed people. That's a myth." He wasn't joking.

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Otter
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10 months ago

Well-informed people can be as stupid as anyone, when it comes to, say, sex.

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#16

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread I was told by a teacher that lots of people have diabetes and I need to get over it, it's not that big of a deal.

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Monday
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10 months ago (edited)

Well the first part is true at least....lots of people do have diabetes....so that's something?

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#17

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread Rabbits lay eggs.

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Madison Feehan
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10 months ago

Well how else would the Easter Bunny deliver? 🥚🐣🐰

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#18

Maybe the thing about injecting bleach into your system to kill the coronavirus

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

I wish he set the example and did this live on tv. That would have been a hoot :D

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#19

Someone told me you could get to Hawaii by boat in 20 minutes because it’s right off the coast of California.

I think he was looking at one of those maps that had Alaska and Hawaii in the bottom left corner and thought that’s how it really was.

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
10 months ago

I believe this falls on the failure of the education system right?

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#20

“I didn’t know Hitler was Australian.” If you didn’t get it, I would gladly tell you the full story if you want to.

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Angela B
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10 months ago

*Grabs popcorn and comfy chair* Full story please.

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#21

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread If you wash your hands in the hot water you don't need soap. Hot water will kill all germs

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David Woollands
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10 months ago

Boiling water maybe!! Bye bye skin!!

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#22

I had just moved into a new place and had a roommate told me that women who get raped while drunk deserve it.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

That mother.f.ucker is probably a rapist and deserves to have his di*k cut of with a blunt knife.

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#23

I told a guy a few hours after a terrible date (needed to calm down) that it wasn’t going to work between us. Two days later I get a text saying he had a long hard conversation with himself the day after the date and, long story short, he didn’t think we were compatible to date right now.

Completely confident that it was his idea. Just gonna let him think it and be glad I never have to deal with again.

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
10 months ago

Well, you made the right choice, both of you... Or all of you.

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#24

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread A coworker of mine once told me that any animal could reproduce with any other animal, that DNA wasn't important and that all sperm was the same.

She believed this because she once saw a litter of diseased, deformed puppies and had decided that they must be half rat.

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Auntriarch
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10 months ago (edited)

Well at least she was working from an observation, not some made up crap that she'd heard from someone else.

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#25

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread The earth is flat!

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Mohsie Supposie
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10 months ago

The Earth IS flat. It has just been rolled round into the shape of a flattened sphere so we don't fall off the edge.

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#26

“Two years from now, spam will be solved.”

Bill Gates 2004

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Lucifer
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10 months ago

The major corporations are the biggest spammers. They all bought out the smaller spammers.

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#27

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread "This bacon is so raw, I can still hear it mooing!"

(For the record, the bacon was precooked.)

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Buren
Community Member
10 months ago

That is a MOO point! It doesn't matter, like a cow's opinion. It's moo.

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#28

An adult told me that the sun isn’t a star.

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Shelp
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10 months ago

Well duh, it's a natural satellite, just like the moon

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#29

I once drove past a car park being demolished with my mum in the car. The demo crew were spraying the structure with water to keep the dust down, my mother, bless her insisted they were doing it to soften the concrete.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Aaaaaw, that's sweet.

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#30

i have diagnosed ADHD. my friend once told me i didn’t have it and was lying because i didn’t bring fidget toys to school

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Caro Caro
Community Member
10 months ago

People saying that are so bloody stupid. They think all the people who suffer from ADHD can't sit still and are jittery all the time. It's much more than that ... Maaaaan.

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#31

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread My roommate once told me we were in South America. We live in Canada.

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Wistiti
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10 months ago

Was it that time Canada was over 50° C? Maybe he got confuse for a bit. A heatstroke can do that to you.

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#32

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread I was in a high school history class and we were talking about Freud. Our teacher asked if any of us knew what penis envy was. One student who was straight faced and way too confident answered “it’s when one man is jealous of another man’s penis size”. Comedy gold.

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Otter
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10 months ago

That was strictly true. Penis envy as described by Freud was nothing more that women wishing they had more of the societal privileges granted to men, but that's not envy, that's just basic fairness. True penis envy is experienced by men.

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#33

A friend once told me that all cancer was a completely man made phenomenon.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

I sincerely hope this person rots in hell forever.

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#34

"I thought the turtle would eat algae. That's what my koi did."

The baby turtle was kept in a small glass bowl without algae. It also didn't have UV light, and was fed shrimp, the turtle equivalent of living on desserts. I got it a perching spot in an aquarium, UV light, water heater/thermostat, and real turtle pellets.

This person otherwise comes off as fairly bright, and sustains himself with his own businesses. The differences between fish and reptiles apparently didn't really hit him.

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Madison Feehan
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10 months ago

This is why everyone should be educated on pet care before adopting.

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#35

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread that i'm stupid for checking reviews on products before ordering them.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Meh, should you believe the reviews then? Sometimes the companies post reviews about their own products. (Law being made in the Netherlands for this btw).

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#36

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread Not sure if this counts, but one time my little brother walked up to me and awkwardly asked “is the cat dead” as he held our cat, who was purring…

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Buren
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10 months ago

Schrodinger's cat?

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#37

One time I was sitting with a patient, he was bit by a dog, his leg was torn up pretty bad, he couldn't even walk. As I finished bandaging him, he said "it's fine, I can walk" and he got up, and fell on his face

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Otter
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10 months ago

I call that "stubbonoldmanitis". It's common.

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#38

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread Pigeons are fat because they are pregnant.

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River Webb
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10 months ago

pigeons need to learn about protection

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#39

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread Cuba is in Asia.

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Ines Olabarria-Smith
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10 months ago

Spain is in the Mexican gulf

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#40

40 Overconfident People Saying Dumb Things Shared In This Online Thread My grandmother always believed whenever we saw a rain clouds in the distant she would be upset(being a farmers wife) because she thought the clouds were sucking the water out of the ground. My mom set her straight but I don’t think she believed her though

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Madison Feehan
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10 months ago

Technically, the water cycle involves evaporation (molecular droplets lifting from water bodies on the surface), condensation (in the clouds) and precipitation... Not so sure about the mood changes though...Unless it's been raining for a few weeks straight.

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