Headaches are a very common symptom when it comes to being sick. Everything from the common cold, influenza, and migraines to various infections, injuries and even more lethal stuff can cause one. Under the right (or not so right) circumstances.

But there’s one thing that causes a headache that is 100% unavoidable, because it can catch you off guard like a slap in the face with a fish that’s just been ejected from the sea. And that is stupidity.

Folks online have been sharing their biggest, most headache-inducing moments of being told something so profoundly stupid that it was immediately obvious.

And we thought it would be great to pass on the headache on to you, our dear reader, in a curated list below. Scroll down, read, enjoy it (the list, not the headache), and leave some upvotes and comments!

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#1

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group A mutual friend suffered a miscarriage. My coworker told her, “Everything happens for a reason. God must have wanted this to happen.”

DareWright , Johannes Jander Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

What an absolute b***h of a woman.

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#2

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group "I don't want to take the vaccine it will make me sterile."

"You are 65."

zyzzfansikkunt79 , Kai Hendry Report

Tamra
Community Member
2 months ago

I just... don't think I have the strength for these people anymore.

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#3

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group "Why should I be responsible for my son's late fees?"

I dunno, lady. Maybe because he's 12 and can't get a job yet? Also there's the matter of the letter you and he signed when he got his library card that says you're responsible for any fines on the account, as his parent or legal guardian. Just a shot in the dark.

bowlbettertalk , Morris County Library (NJ) Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
2 months ago

Cough it up, kid. Get that lemonade stand up and running.

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#4

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group I have seizures and I had somebody ask me if they were contagious. My cousin was right next to me and elbowed me and whispered for me to start coughing. By the way, my cousin is blind and when I started coughing she chucked her cane behind her fake panicking that she suddenly couldn’t see and the guy ran away so he wouldn't “catch the seizures”. My cousin busted out laughing when she heard him run off saying she wished she could see his reaction and that it must have been priceless. I explained what it looked like to her and she fell onto the ground laughing. She’s just as evil too when people ask her dumb questions about her being blind as she had someone ask her today if it was deadly even though she was born blind.

fg10037 , Thom Chandler Report

Remi
Community Member
2 months ago

Omg, I'm wheezing here 😂

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#5

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group "I went to Spain last summer."

"Where is that? Mexico?"

My eye twitched so hard that I thought it might fall out.

ayarbee , Nathan Hughes Hamilton Report

Remi
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

With the rate U.S. is reusing place names from Europe, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a town called Spain or new Spain somewhere.... Edit: Looks like it's in North Dakota, lol.

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#6

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group "The government wants you to think we're running out of oil, we're not because it comes from bones. We could extract it from chicken bones".

I was fascinated by how he had interpreted fossil fuels and then come to the most hilariously wrong conclusion.

zerbey , joiseyshowaa Report

Zero
Community Member
2 months ago

To be fair, you can make (process) oil out of bones. Just not much, very low quality, and it's not fossil fuel any more than olive oil is.

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#7

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group A work colleague coming in the day after a visit to the zoo telling us that panthers aren't really pink.

Bumblebee-Bzzz , Aardwolf6886 Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

But do they like treading on insects? Dead ant. Dead ant. Dead ant dead ant dead ant. Dead ant dead annnnnnt. Dead ant.

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#8

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group While standing in the middle of Disney World and staring at a foldable paper map of the park in her own hands, my sister in law goes, "Why doesn't this map tell me where I am? These maps usually have a little arrow that says something like 'You are here' so you know where you're at."

mox44ah , Loren Javier Report

Aidan Wells
Community Member
2 months ago

huh i guess Disney now sells copies of the marauders map,

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#9

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group “Evolution is b******t. If I threw a million people off the Empire State Building, *not one of them* would evolve wings!”

Yeah, Randall (his real name because f**k him), that’s not evolution, that’s magic. Now go back to getting drunk after church and driving your kids home, and when you come back to work, don’t forget to f**k another 18 year old server on the tables after close. Don’t worry, I’m sure your wife will never know. Idiot scumbag.

Swampwolf42 , XoMEoX Report

Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope his wife reads it.

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#10

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Actually a doctor. So hear me out.

September 18th 2021, my mother unfortunately passed away. Her and I both had Covid, as we lived together and unfortunately her body couldn’t handle it. This lead to anxiety, panic attacks, stress, and guilt. I felt like it was my fault for my mother's [passing]. Anyway, to the doctor. I decided in December that I couldn’t go on the way I was. I was never leaving my boyfriend's house. I chose to go to therapy in seek of some help with my issues.

When I got an intake appointment, I had to see a doctor there to prescribe, what I expected to be an antidepressant. The moment I sat down, I already had a weird vibe from him. He was quiet, his tone was dull. We started going over my charts and why I was there, etc. and I told him everything he needed to know. I told him about my guilt, and a prior issue I had even before my mother's [passing]. I have a phobia of vomiting, so I brought it up. This doctor told me to just “throw up”, and i would no longer be afraid. He then proceeded to say that I was a very anxious person who is “on the spectrum”. and finally, the KICKER, he told me all my loved ones would go to hell.

Needless to say, I walked out of there sobbing my eyes out. I called the place to file a complaint and thankfully—haven’t seen that man since.

eryismum , Lisa Brewster Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

That man was a cockwomble. Good riddance.

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#11

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group One of my ex-coworkers was convinced that the sun and the moon were the same thing. He thought it turned around at night and became the moon. He was astonished one morning when I pointed to the moon in broad daylight. I thought he was going to have a panic attack. Luckily, we were sharing a joint behind the warehouse and he calmed down a bit. He still didn’t fully understand and kept glancing at the sky for the rest of our shift.

UnderThat , llee_wu Report

Robert Trebor
Community Member
2 months ago

Moonlight is just the afterglow after they turn the sun off for the night.

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#12

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group "If I wear a mask, I can't breathe"

LimpGur556 , 7C0 Report

Kookamunga
Community Member
2 months ago

Ever been to a hospital? Those doctors and nurses are falling over dead every day. Oh the humanity!

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#13

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group There was an advocate on TV for science education for women.

She said "Not enough teenage girls are studying science, we need to turn this around 360°."

w0mba7 , Pejman Parvandi Report

Lem
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Her science teacher: 👌

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#14

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group A girl once asked how [illegal substances] were sold. I told her the black market. Then she shouts in front of everyone. “Wow, that’s SO racist.”

SlimJim31415 , Kai Hendry Report

Lem
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

My friend though that the black market was a store in each city that you could go walk around and buy guns and poison and stuff.

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#15

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group "If Earth is spinning, why my front door is always facing east?"

SuvenPan , Kevin Gill Report

Jette Wang Wahnon
Community Member
2 months ago

Rotating door !?

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#16

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group The first person I dated after my amputation, freaked out over it and said to stay away because they didn't want to catch what I had, as if amputations due to cancer are contagious. This was right when Myspace had started getting popular, and texting costed you like, 10cents per text.

SlaterVJ , Richard Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

And how many of your family and friends have caught amputations since?

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#17

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group A colleague of mine thought jellyfish were a myth.

Historical-Tie-7390 , Pedro Szekely Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

It is, spread by our Lizard Overlords. To distract us from the 5g towers giving everyone the virus.

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#18

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Went to make dinner reservation for “a quarter to 7.” The hostess on the phone said they didn’t have anything available at that time but has a table available for 6:45.

beard_lover , Dennis Sylvester Hurd Report

Johnny U
Community Member
2 months ago

Some people grew up saying "15 till", and may not have heard "quarter to/of".

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#19

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group "Why did the attorney withdraw from my case?"

"Because you didn't respond to our emails and you failed to appear in court."

"But I don't check my email."

B***h, you hired us by email.

Second favorite: "They never saw me driving, though."

"Ed, you were passed out in the driver's seat next to an empty bottle of vodka, covered in your own urine. They're gonna suspect you were driving drunk."

"Yeah, but who saw me driving though?"

Maxwyfe , persand Report

Zero
Community Member
2 months ago

IIRC, if the keys were on you or in the ignition, and you were in the driver's seat, that's all they need.

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#20

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Fellow in my class said Ketanji Brown was not suited for the role of supreme court justice because she's a "woman" and is "soft" thus she will "get too attached to cases".

AdolfBonaparte69 , bswise Report

Procrastinating Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

RBG, Sonia Sotomayer, Elena Kagan, Sandra Day O'Connor.

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#21

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group My ex’s brother in full confidence said lava was 2 words. Tried to explain its 2 syllables, not words. I was the idiot apparently.

For context, we were watching a Phineas and Ferb movie they were all on a chain over lava. Phineas tells them to let go of the cliff and Candace says something along the lines of “I have 1 word for you! LA-VA!” And then his brother looked at us and proudly said “that’s 2 words, dumba&s”. He was/is notorious for having little to no common sense.

RevolutionaryEggRoll , Scot NelsonF Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

It is a French phrase, it means "The Va."

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#22

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group That public libraries are irrelevant in today's society.

Cat_Astrophe_X , Gord Webster Report

Powerful Katrinka
Community Member
2 months ago

Them's fighting words...

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#23

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group That of course Cats and Dogs are opposites, like the opposite of up is down etc. And that of course they're not mammals...

a-jm93 , reader of the pack Report

Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

My husband actually asked me the other day where baby chicks get their milk... We have chicken and one hen is brooding and he was seriously worried what the babies eat when they hatch... 😕

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#24

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Pregnant with my first at the time. Was dragged over to my in-law's place for my husband's birthday lunch or whatever I was required to show my face at. They're not the most intelligent people despite holding degrees, but this is forever burned in my mind:

" ...don't let your OB do the ultrasound too long! No more than 10 seconds or you'll fry the baby alive!"

My MIL teaches ultrasound technology at a local college. And she told me this. She was always into fear mongering, but good god, all I could do was stare at her dumbfounded and eventually say, "uh, no, that's not how ultrasounds work..."

Bonus just because it's a common stupidity. My FIL claims you can't get COVID if you're vaccinated. He works in the medical field.

magicrowantree , Christopher, Tania and Isabelle Luna Report

Jess
Community Member
2 months ago

and these people are allowed to work in colleges and medical field.. We need better education!

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#25

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Years ago, I was living in South Dakota and went to Michigan to visit family for Christmas.

My aunt asked me if the cold weather in Michigan was bothering me. I confusingly told her that the weather in South Dakota is about the same, if not colder. She was shocked and said she didn't remember seeing any cold spells on the weather channel, in the South.

That's when it dawned on me that she thought South Dakota was in the south part of the US because it has the word "south" as part of the name.

My whole view of her shattered at that moment.

budderocks , Chad Davis Report

Procrastinating Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

North Carolina person here. It is currently about 100 degrees.

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#26

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group "If people evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?"

JohnKlositz Report

Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

My kid asked me this the other day and I had no good answer...

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#27

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Years ago a couple proudly told me they had been going to Spanish classes for a year because they wanted to immigrate to Brazil. When I pointed out that they speak Portuguese not Spanish, I got told that ALL of Latin America speaks Spanish!

Even bigger idiot:
I thought everyone was in on the brown cows make chocolate milk joke. But apparently there was still some idiot who wholeheartedly believed it.

Difficult_Stuff6112 , L.C. Nøttaasen Report

Lem
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

At least they weren’t trying to learn Brazilian… Edit: Turns out that it’s called Brazilian Portuguese. So learning “Brazilian” actually makes sense

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#28

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Bit of a story but many a year ago I was eating with my now ex. It was 2am, and an older lady came into the place and asked if someone can give her a ride home, her car had broken down, she worked in the plaza and showed us her work ID, so we gave her a ride, wasn't very far. No idea how the conversation ended up about jurassic Park but it did. She said she took her kids to see it when it came out and one of them asked "how do they keep the dinosaurs from running out of the view of the camera?" We all laughed and she said "you believed he asked that???" My ex said "idk maybe they have people off camera making sure they stay in the shot?" Both look at my ex in complete disbelief. She didn't understand why we were shocked until I said "they were CGI tiff..." the sudden realization on her face was incredible.

wmnplzr , David Kryzaniak Report

Remi
Community Member
2 months ago

Reminds me of the parents who were dissatisfied because the dinosaurs in a dino park weren't live. It was on not always right, I think

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#29

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Someone once tried to convince me that my coat makes me gay.

crabbyfranklen , Garry Knight Report

Lem
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s like saying this pride month bracelet makes me a lesbian. Oh, wait—

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#30

I heard this conversation a few days ago in Spanish class

Girl: dude, you keep eating my food, at this point it's gluttony

Boy: gluttony? That sounds like algebra....
Is that algebra?

Girl: *trying not to lose her mind* dude, context clues, is your brain made of one brain cell?

Boy: wait.... is it????

f---thezodiac Report

Remi
Community Member
2 months ago

One braincell is optimistic

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#31

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Something about how heating food in microwaves is really bad for your health, because they make food radioactive, so you shouldn't use them. The guy was also a hard [illegal substance] addict...

some_clickhead , osseous Report

Kat
Community Member
2 months ago

I think microwave makes food soggy, that's why you shouldn't use them.

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#32

I was in an argument with someone. I cannot remember the contents of the argument. But I stopped when he mentioned his IQ and said to me "I'm right because I'm confident I am right." realized right there it was not worth the frustration of it because I'm not getting through to him.

Nervousemu Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

"I'm right because I'm confident I am right." Sounds like a recent President of the USA.

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#33

The earth really is flat, you see it's about density.

They would not elaborate further.

SlenDman402 Report

Kusotare
Community Member
2 months ago

The denser you are, the more likely you believe the Earth is flat.

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#34

My brother (45 years old) once said that if you were looking at the Sun through a telescope (I know, a lot to digest there), and the Sun exploded, you would know it long before everyone else.

TerribleMud1728 Report

Remi
Community Member
2 months ago

Breaking news: Local idiot looks at sun through a telescope! Fries eye, discovers a loophole to speed of light being constant! "It smells like fried eggs" -The idiot

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#35

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Glass is made from wool.

Hades_Moon , dion gillard Report

Lem
Community Member
2 months ago

And socks are made from sand

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#36

“It’s ok to smoke when you’re pregnant, I did and my kid turned out fine.”

APerson98765 Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

I fell down the stairs, I am fine. so go ahead people, throw yourselves down the stairs. It's okay.

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#37

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group Mexico is the capital of Spain.

MicahBell9999 , Nathan Hughes Hamilton Report

Lem
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. Madrid is the capital of Spain. And Toronto is the capital of Canada.

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#38

One time I overheard someone ask a co-worker how tall he was, and he replied "5 foot 12."


This is the same guy who when I asked him how long a task should be expected to take answered with "Twenty minutes... fifteen at the most."

Salarian_American Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

Last year I turned Thirty-Ten. This year I will be Thirty-Eleven. Denial? I'm not in denial, you're in denial!

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#39

I had a classmate ask if an ancient Greek philosopher is still alive...

To whoever wondering, it was Thucydides.

FrozenInABlaze Report

Dave Freeman
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2 months ago

As least ot wasn't Testicles!

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#40

40 Times People Encountered Someone So Blatantly Stupid, They Just Had To Share It In This Online Group “Don’t run outside in the winter, your lungs will crystallize. It’s not good for you.” Said while smoking a cigarette.

Yes, the WATER in your lungs can crystallize and destroy your cells at very low temperatures, but I did some reading and sports doctors say there’s no chance of this happening above -50C/-68F. It was the sanctimonious dismissal of running as a healthy activity combined with the idea of a lung somehow crystallizing (?) that sealed the deal for me on this one.

ermyne , michel laurent Report

Emiloy
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I used to run long distances and this was something we heard often when training during winter, especially by folks who were middle aged and older. It was a really common misconception

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