Those who say nothing is infinite clearly haven't considered human ignorance. Luckily, the subreddit r/facepalm has plenty of examples to convince them.

This online community (which also calls itself the 'Gallery of Inexplicable Stupidity') unites over 6.4 million members, and they're constantly sharing the dumbest statements and actions they've witnessed both online and in real life.

So continue scrolling to dive into delusion, and if you want to explore it more when you're done, check out our previous publication on the same subreddit.

#1

They're Everywhere

They're Everywhere

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#2

“Muh Guns!!!”

“Muh Guns!!!”

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Kayjunmoon
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So often miserable people want others to be miserable like them. The gun toting gun lobbyists of the US will never see that if the public don’t have guns they can’t shoot each other, themselves or family members, even by accident.

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If, however, these pictures get to you now and make you want to click away, I'll argue to go even further, turn off your browser, put away your phone, and disconnect. After all, it's the weekend.

Sure, taking a walk outside without scrolling might seem dull. But you might be surprised where you can end up if you allow your mind to roam free. "Boredom is a symptom, not a condition. In other words, no one is born bored. It arises due to certain conditions," Manhattan-based psychotherapist, speaker, and author Sean Grover told Bored Panda.

"Underneath boredom is always frustration. When frustration is met with passivity, boredom is a natural outcome," Grover, who has 25 years of experience working with patients in group therapy in clinics, schools, and health centers, said.

#3

Let's Go Spend 10k On Jewelry

Let's Go Spend 10k On Jewelry

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Kayjunmoon
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A home, enough food and access to a decent education and free healthcare. This is possible for everyone but the rich ones really want to keep the plebs in their place.

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#4

Kids Solve All Problems

Kids Solve All Problems

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Nathaniel
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Meanwhile mature adults who want children have a VERY difficult time trying to adopt.

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#5

Do You Consider This A Human Being?

Do You Consider This A Human Being?

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The psychotherapist said that boredom is often close friends with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. And the best way to cure it is a counterintuitive one—surrender.

"Boredom can trigger enormous creativity when we tune in to the underlying frustration and come up with creative solutions," Grover highlighted. "Many inventions came out of tackling boredom and resolving it."

#6

I Know Right

I Know Right

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STress
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Be more precise, please - is it Gandalf or Harry Potter poison?

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#7

That's The Point Of The Book

That's The Point Of The Book

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

Are all schools now going to exclusively stock See Spot Run and The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Or are those stories going to make people uncomfortable also?

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#8

They Are Turning The Fricking Lions Gay

They Are Turning The Fricking Lions Gay

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WordWeaver
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Homosexual" behaviour is far more widespread than people (largely detached from and ignorant of the natural world) know. Which makes claims of such activity as "unnatural" rather pitiful if not hilarious.

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#9

Immigrant Prisoners Are Lease To Be Slaves

Immigrant Prisoners Are Lease To Be Slaves

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WordWeaver
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unfortunately true. Remember the chain gangs? One can only hope that this modern version at least involves some degree of choice by the convict and some recompense, but it's a very slippery slope.

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To illustrate this point, the psychotherapist provided a real-life example. "I work in therapy with a young man who was working from home during the pandemic. He became incredibly bored with his daily life. Through exploring his feelings in therapy, he decided to start playing the piano again."

"He began practicing, and later joined a jazz quartet."

"Now it is one of the most rewarding things in his life. He plays in clubs throughout Manhattan and invites his friends."

#10

Which One Of The Many Mass Shootings Are We Talking About?

Which One Of The Many Mass Shootings Are We Talking About?

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

For the world it was a tragedy, but for the US... it was only Monday

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#11

People Are Total Morons

People Are Total Morons

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Castles
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I had this talk with my mum last year. If this had to be done now a days, 100% people wouldn’t turn lights off

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#12

Yeah, Imagine That

Yeah, Imagine That

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WordWeaver
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shocking - a politician exposed a s a hypocrite! Australians have a joke: Q How do you know a politician is lying? A His lips are moving.

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#13

Blindly Playing Yourself

Blindly Playing Yourself

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James G. Currie
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yet anouther person who can't tell the difference between Communism and Socialism... >sigh<

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As Grover pointed out, that whole thrilling journey started from unpacking boredom and coming up with a creative solution. Something that has become increasingly rare in our loud world.

With stimulation right at our fingertips, our tolerance for being bored has greatly diminished.

In fact, two-thirds of American adults routinely look at their phones even when they're not making a sound.

#15

Our Economy Is Devastated

Our Economy Is Devastated

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JoyfulZebra
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The phrase "the Nazis are back" makes me think of a horde of zombie Nazis

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#16

Exhibit A

Exhibit A

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BannedFromABoatShow
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You had a minute and a half of commercial to book it. You had to stand as close to your destination as possible while still being able to see the tv, and then sprint. The absolute joy of getting back in time is a feeling I will never be able to replicate.

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#17

This Is Getting Really Sad Now

This Is Getting Really Sad Now

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Kayjunmoon
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a secondary school teacher for 25 years, if you worked out the hourly rate for teachers mathematically, we would be on less than 16 dollars per hour.

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In one study, published in the Academy of Management Discoveries, researchers lulled a group into boredom by instructing them to sort beans by color while they gave another group a far more interesting craft to do. Afterward, each group was directed to come up with good excuses for tardiness. The bored group bested their counterparts on both the number and creativity of ideas, as evaluated by objective outside judges.

#18

The It Crowed

The It Crowed

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Gustav Gallifrey
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Been there, done that. 2 hrs to switch on a power outlet for an IBM 3274 control unit (1980s), which i had been assured 'yes, OF COURSE we checked that!.'

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#19

What’s The Problem?

What’s The Problem?

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#20

We Did Everything But

We Did Everything But

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TotallyNotAFox
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always thought zombie movies or games were unrealistic - untill the pandemic came and crushed my doubts

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#21

How Is This Possible

How Is This Possible

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

Wait! Actual countries are sentient and speak?

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Another study concluded that boredom motivates people to seek out novelty. Our minds simply wander when we're bored, and we think of new things to try.

The goal, according to Grover, is to dig into the boredom and ask ourselves what is the message it's sending us. "Are you creatively stagnant? Are you lonely? Does your body need exercise? Are you engaged in enough stimulating activities? Are you trying new things?" the psychotherapist said there can be many.

#22

Give The Restaurant An Award

Give The Restaurant An Award

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JoyfulZebra
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4 months ago

This comment has been deleted.

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#23

All This Time I Thought It Was Avocados, Not Greed, Causing Unaffordable Housing!

All This Time I Thought It Was Avocados, Not Greed, Causing Unaffordable Housing!

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Cody
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't mind me. I'm just covering up a comment of a greedy landlord and wage depressor.

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#24

System Failure

System Failure

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Tilfeldig Forbipasserende
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Critical thinking very often results in atheism. It doesn't take much critical thinking to see the flaws in religious dogma.

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#25

But He Needed That Medication

But He Needed That Medication

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"I encourage people to explore boredom in therapy and consider it a message from their own subconscious," Grover said. "The message is often that they want to lead a more satisfying life."

"Then, pursue new passions with gusto!"

#26

That's The UK Parliament...

That's The UK Parliament...

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Kayjunmoon
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s the House of Lords. They get £300 just for turning up and subsidised lunch. The government however still did not want to help the huge number of poor children with free school lunches.

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#27

Priorities People!!!

Priorities People!!!

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

Screw the poor! Who needs them! Except when we want fries with our burger and we want sh!t cleaned up.

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#28

Trader Joe

Trader Joe

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#29

The News Is Always Accurate

The News Is Always Accurate

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WordWeaver
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Someone isn't doing their due diligence. Or so little happens around there that the paper is desperate for content.

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#30

Yes, I Am Saying That

Yes, I Am Saying That

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Shelp
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's crazy to live in a society where school shootings are so frequent that you simply cannot conceive that it can be different in other places

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#31

Fool Me Once, Shame On You

Fool Me Once, Shame On You

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#32

Foreign Scripts

Foreign Scripts

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Shelp
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And even if it hadn't been maths, what would've she done? I assume that on a plane going from country A to country B, there are also people coming from country B, that might speak in a different language...?

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#33

I Never Thought Of That

I Never Thought Of That

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#34

Would That Be Standing Up Or Lying Down? That's The Important Question

Would That Be Standing Up Or Lying Down? That's The Important Question

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#35

Does This Count As A Facepalm?

Does This Count As A Facepalm?

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#36

I Desperately Want The Backstory Behind This

I Desperately Want The Backstory Behind This

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

Let them find it out themselves - that's the way Nature selects the fittest.

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#37

I Prefer To Get My Diet Coke At Home

I Prefer To Get My Diet Coke At Home

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

It isn't socialism, it is the failure of capitalism.

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#38

A, "Virtual Track Train"

A, "Virtual Track Train"

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Falcon
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

if there are no tracks it's not a train xD

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#40

Ah Yes $4k Rent

Ah Yes $4k Rent

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

What kind of job do you have to have to afford $48k in rent a year?

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#41

These Darn Spoiled Kids Today, With Their "Need To Eat At Regular Intervals" Or Whatever, Smh

These Darn Spoiled Kids Today, With Their "Need To Eat At Regular Intervals" Or Whatever, Smh

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

Yeah! Lets hurt the poor! Let's kick them when they are down! Let's make their lives more miserable!

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#42

Swear It's Not A Pyramid Scheme

Swear It's Not A Pyramid Scheme

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#43

Simpsons Did It

Simpsons Did It

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#44

When You Take The Job Before Reading The Job Description

When You Take The Job Before Reading The Job Description

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

I wonder if the children in the school felt any reluctance as they were being shot?

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#45

Seems Legit?

Seems Legit?

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#46

Gluing Themselves To Table Is So Brave, Wow

Gluing Themselves To Table Is So Brave, Wow

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KJ
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just leave them there for a few days.

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#47

May Be They Are Lazy

May Be They Are Lazy

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

Pay millennials and everyone else a living age, then people can buy the unnecessary c**p that capitalism needs us all to do.

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#48

We Ordered A Grill. Got 300 Ipads

We Ordered A Grill. Got 300 Ipads

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#49

That Didn’t Take Long

That Didn’t Take Long

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#50

That's Right, Poor People Always Spend At Least $8,185 On Their Outfits! This Was Spotted On One Of Those Dumb Entrepreneur Instagram Accounts

That's Right, Poor People Always Spend At Least $8,185 On Their Outfits! This Was Spotted On One Of Those Dumb Entrepreneur Instagram Accounts

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Shelp
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think that whoever made that comparison misunderstood the point. Rich people don't wear brands with visible logo, that's true. Wearing a full-matching Adidas suit makes you look cheap, that's true. But the clothes rich people wear are extremely expensive, for they are tailored, fitting, and made with the best material.

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