Everyone has their fleeting moments of stupidity. From saying something utterly dense to making complete fools of ourselves in public, we humans are seemingly hardwired to do dumb things every now and then. But even though deep down no one wants to look like a clown, some people seem to be on a quest to declare their lack of brain cells on social media. Where there’s a potential for thousands of people to see it.

And as they say, once on the internet, always on the internet. So allow us to introduce you to one corner on Reddit called 'Stupid People on Facebook'. This online community with just over 24k members is dedicated to the most ignorant posts shared on the platform, and they have plenty of examples as proof.

If you have ever clicked "share" on a post that left you with a lingering sense of regret, then this list might set you free. Below, we have wrapped up a collection of some of the best entries from the community. So sit back, buckle up, and get ready for a wild ride into the land of infinite human idiocy. Keep reading to also find our in-depth interview with communication expert, researcher and lecturer Dr. Paul Reilly. Then be sure to upvote your favorite images, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#1

Wtf Is This First Woman's Logic???

Wtf Is This First Woman's Logic???

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

This is so ..... I am out of words.

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#2

Bruh

Bruh

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Deborah Harris
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1 month ago

🤣

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#3

This Isn't Your Everyday Stupid!

This Isn't Your Everyday Stupid!

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Rod
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1 month ago

I hope she's trolling...

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Chances are, you’ve made at least one post on social media that makes you look back on it with a burning sense of facepalm. Well, if you can relate, then you’re in good company. According to a YouGov Omnibus survey, over half of American social media users reported posting or texting something they regret afterward. One in six regularly rue their decision to post at least once a week, with Millennials being the most common offenders.

The participants who admitted making mistakes on social media in the past said they are less anxious about sounding silly online compared to two years ago. They are much more worried, however, about damaging their reputation at work — 22 percent surveyed said they are concerned their questionable actions might negatively affect their careers.

Moreover, the survey revealed that 14 percent feared that sharing misguided images or messages online may hurt their relationships with loved ones. Women were more likely to fret about social media blunders damaging their relationships than men. And interestingly, when it comes to the time and place these mistakes occur, they usually happen at home, late at night when tired, or after having a few drinks.

#4

Wrong Interpretation Of This Image Is Just The Top Of The Stupidity Iceberg

Wrong Interpretation Of This Image Is Just The Top Of The Stupidity Iceberg

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

As a Muslim, I am just now realizing that God has been preparing me for tornados all this time.

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#5

Everybody’s Thoughts?

Everybody’s Thoughts?

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???
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1 month ago

isn't it ten? B.E.D.M.A.S (brackets exponents division multiplication addition and subtraction)

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#6

Mic Dropped

Mic Dropped

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General Anaesthesia
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1 month ago

Add that to the millions spent 'investigating' Secretary Clinton and you've eliminated poverty.

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But the truth is that most of us see social media as the perfect outlet to share views and vent about politics, religion, culture, and sports, among other things. By doing so, we sometimes forget that it’s also notorious for immortalizing our silly wisdom and ensuring it comes back to haunt us. To gain insight from an expert in the field, we reached out to Dr. Paul Reilly, senior lecturer in communications, media and democracy in the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK.

When asked why social media users often share their thoughts without thinking twice, Dr. Reilly explained the design of online platforms encourages instant responses and reactions. "The stories, images and posts that feature prominently in our social media timelines are often the most likely to elicit emotional responses from us."

"The 'publish then filter' model of these sites also means our opinions are published immediately with no cooling off period for us to consider whether we want to post them or not," he added.

#7

Hmmmm

Hmmmm

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Sunny Bear Schweers
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1 month ago

Oh the irony

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#8

I Have No Words

I Have No Words

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Alessa Gillespie
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1 month ago

Why are you breeding?!

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#9

Dumbest Indeed

Dumbest Indeed

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

The Chinese: Let's spread this virus that can be fought with a vaccine. Surely, Trump and the crew will fight off science and give in to the virus.

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Typing a few sentences and pressing "share" may seem like a great idea when you’re flooded with emotions. But in reality, we all need to be more aware of the fact that anything we say online has the potential to last, dare we say it, forever. Embarrassing photos, ill-timed jokes, drunken messages, and hot takes that age so badly, they turn sour — the internet is known to save things you didn’t want to be saved in the first place.

#10

Just Gonna Leave This Here

Just Gonna Leave This Here

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Buren
Community Member
1 month ago

My sigh is as long as pie

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#11

Facebook Never Ceases To Amaze

Facebook Never Ceases To Amaze

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Remi (He/Him)
Community Member
1 month ago

Should read No: CMXCV votes and Yes: CCCLXXVI votes I guess 😂

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#12

Opinions?

Opinions?

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kirara2516
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1 month ago

I'm past facepalm and have moved on to pinching the bridge of my nose

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When asked whether our online contributions always become permanent, Dr. Reilly told us, "Yes and No. It’s true that social media posts are no longer your property when you share them publicly, or even privately given that they can be shared by others. Even on encrypted apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat, people can take screenshots of content deleted by others and share them later."

"However, there needs to be a motivation for someone to do this," he continued. "This is why we see so many politicians being shamed for historic (and often deleted) social media posts. The consequences can be severe, ranging from embarrassment, reputational harm, people losing jobs and even worse." Especially because sometimes, digital content can be made permanent in ways we never imagined. The posts can be changed, modified, or altered into something completely different from what they originally intended to be.

#13

But How????

But How????

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Buren
Community Member
1 month ago

Walk nearer and you can see an idiot too

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#14

Old

Old

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

Yeah, and the continents split up when Moses crossed the Red Sea.

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#15

This Is Why A Majority Of People Shouldn't Vote

This Is Why A Majority Of People Shouldn't Vote

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mulk
Community Member
1 month ago

"well" is photoshopped: why?

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According to Dr. Reilly, this can even lead to the spread of fake news and false information. "This is why you will see people getting prompts asking them to read before they share content on sites like Twitter."

"People should ideally verify the information before they share it, but many don’t," he said. "However, it should also be noted that people are better at detecting 'fake news' and disinformation than they are often given credit for."

#16

Somone Complained About The Format So Reuploaded Thanks For The Award On The Last Post

Somone Complained About The Format So Reuploaded Thanks For The Award On The Last Post

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Nobody
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1 month ago

and I bet they use condoms with holes in them as well

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#17

Obese Is A Slur Now

Obese Is A Slur Now

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Adam Chang
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

she's calling people racist for saying she fat?

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#18

I Wonder What This Person Thinks The Word “Heterosexual” Means?

I Wonder What This Person Thinks The Word “Heterosexual” Means?

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Nat Rich
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Straight outta Dumbville

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A recent study entitled "The Ability to 'Distill the Truth'" conducted an experiment to see Americans’ ability to evaluate the accuracy of news items. The researchers asked participants to read a series of short news stories on various topics — half consisted of accurate information, and the other half contained incorrect and downright false information.

"On average, participants in our experiments provided the correct evaluation of veracity only in 62% of the news stories they saw, and only 14% of subjects were able to discern the veracity of information in at least 80% of the news stories," Alberto Cardaci, co-author of the study and Assistant Professor of Economics at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, wrote.

#19

Next She'll Tell Him It's Not A Real Planet

Next She'll Tell Him It's Not A Real Planet

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Deborah Harris
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1 month ago

Wonders if Mickey Mouse knows someone's milking his dog 😒

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#20

*face Palm*

*face Palm*

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Alessa Gillespie
Community Member
1 month ago

Idiots everywhere, quite true

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#21

Who's Gonna Explain To Her How Chlamydia Works?

Who's Gonna Explain To Her How Chlamydia Works?

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Nobody
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1 month ago

maybe he should have masked up lower down

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Cardaci stated that a simple intervention — asking people to think about the accuracy of the story they read before sharing it — can increase the quality of what people share online. So the researchers randomly selected half of the participants and told them which news stories they identified as accurate were, in fact, false. "We found that subjects who received this informative feedback increased their awareness of the problems related to misinformation and showed a greater desire to act against the risk of being affected by it," he explained.

#22

She (Red) Commented This On A Post About 2 Year Old Girl Currently Dying Of A Super Rare Cancer

She (Red) Commented This On A Post About 2 Year Old Girl Currently Dying Of A Super Rare Cancer

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Alessa Gillespie
Community Member
1 month ago

Right to the point!

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#23

I Mean.... They Tried

I Mean.... They Tried

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

Grammar, the greatest nemesis of Trump supporters on their path to online glory.

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#24

Check Out This Gem

Check Out This Gem

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Alessa Gillespie
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1 month ago

I feel so bad for the poor cat

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So even when we can essentially say whatever we want online — whether it’s objectively true or not — and not really have very serious consequences for it, we should all strive to make social media a better place. "Read the story before you share it. Satisfy yourself that it is based on an authoritative source. If it makes you feel an extreme emotion then be wary — this is often a sign that it is disinformation designed to polarize audiences," Dr. Reilly concluded.

#25

United States Of Africa

United States Of Africa

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Chan Heng Li (Zhonghuass)
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1 month ago

Its liberia!

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#26

Found This Gem On A Video About A Popular Youtuber’s Brother Suffering From Cancer

Found This Gem On A Video About A Popular Youtuber’s Brother Suffering From Cancer

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Owen Jarvis
Community Member
1 month ago

The entire circus! :] That's a perfect insult.

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#27

Denise Might Also Not Understand English

Denise Might Also Not Understand English

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Olivia Lisbon
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1 month ago

Doesn’t speak English either, apparently.

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#28

Antivax Mom And Her Kid Almost Die

Antivax Mom And Her Kid Almost Die

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Buren
Community Member
1 month ago

You don't say

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#29

I’d Like To See Them Try

I’d Like To See Them Try

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SheamusFanFrom1987
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Yup, now you can take a nice, probably short drive to see God...

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#30

The Governor Of Hawaii Wants Tourists To Stay Away Due The Strain On The Island's Health System

The Governor Of Hawaii Wants Tourists To Stay Away Due The Strain On The Island's Health System

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James016
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1 month ago

“Unripened beetroot” 🤣

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#31

Acktually

Acktually

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Bernd Herbert
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1 month ago

I came up with "Romeo & Juliet", but nobody seems to care

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#32

Proud Racist

Proud Racist

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

You should race back to school

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#33

Ummm, I'm Pretty Sure You Can

Ummm, I'm Pretty Sure You Can

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Alessa Gillespie
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't think I want to know the backstory of this one

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#34

.... I Have No Words Rn

.... I Have No Words Rn

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over it already
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1 month ago

Easy to please partner there

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#35

By This Logic, Trump Isn’t President

By This Logic, Trump Isn’t President

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Pieter LeGrande
Community Member
1 month ago

Nope. Trump isn't a Congresswoman either.

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#36

People Who Don’t Know What Notre Dame Is

People Who Don’t Know What Notre Dame Is

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ll think of a username soon
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1 month ago

This is better than the others

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#37

Found It On A Friends Story

Found It On A Friends Story

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Falcon dimi
Community Member
1 month ago

Get that person a microscope

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#38

“Pet Free Rug” For Sale

“Pet Free Rug” For Sale

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troufaki13
Community Member
1 month ago

The cat is not a pet. IT'S FAMILY 🤣🤣

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#39

Scrolling Through Facebook And I Couldn't Believe What I Saw

Scrolling Through Facebook And I Couldn't Believe What I Saw

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Pieter LeGrande
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1 month ago

It's 2019 After Dinosaurs (AD)

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#40

That Do Not Make Sense

That Do Not Make Sense

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Falcon dimi
Community Member
1 month ago

Brain doesn´t work. That´s for sure

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#41

"Georgia Isn't A Country"

"Georgia Isn't A Country"

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Sanne H.
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1 month ago (edited)

In their defence, I can imagine there are people who don’t know about Georgia. If you had your last geography class before 1991, you’re not from Eastern Europe, you’re not fond of travelling the world, you’re not interested in state-of-the-art phage research, you don’t watch any world news, especially not in 2003 nor in 2008, and you also don’t watch the Eurovision Song Contest, chances are you’ve never heard of the country.

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#42

Xbox For Sale

Xbox For Sale

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Bernd Herbert
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1 month ago

oh, sorry, I wasn't able to see into the future. Next time hun

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#43

Oh Yeah Man?

Oh Yeah Man?

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just me
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1 month ago

Meh, no worse than 24/7/365.

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#44

An Elite Conspiracist

An Elite Conspiracist

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

And the coronation of our king of idiots is now completed.

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#45

Karen Thinks The Bruh Apple Is Satanic Imagery

Karen Thinks The Bruh Apple Is Satanic Imagery

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nini
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh no! Now thqt you saved it on your phone, it's possessed! You have to get rid of it asap! The same applies to your facebook-account. Quick! Before it is too late! Or else eternal damnation befalls you!

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#46

At Least He’s Honest About What He’s Selling?

At Least He’s Honest About What He’s Selling?

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4th Account
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1 month ago

Must one of those new bluetooth electricity tech

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#47

Is A Male A Boy Or A Girl?

Is A Male A Boy Or A Girl?

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Will Tiernan
Community Member
1 month ago

Or the person was reading too fast and missed the word "male". If so this isn't idiocy, it's just carelessness.

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#48

Natzi Insignia???

Natzi Insignia???

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Alessa Gillespie
Community Member
1 month ago

Reading this hurt my brain

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#49

I Can't Believe I Found A Flat Earther On My News Feed

I Can't Believe I Found A Flat Earther On My News Feed

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B.Nelson
Community Member
1 month ago

I guess they have never driven in a car. You won't feel anything until someone presses the break.

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#50

Muslims Worship... A Fabric

Muslims Worship... A Fabric

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Deborah Harris
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1 month ago

Thought it was LuciFUR 😁

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