40 people share one question. He was so stupid I thought he was joking, but he was 100% serious.
They say there are no stupid questions. Well, it depends on the settings. This may be true for a classroom full of enthusiasm to learn. But if you talk about the conversation between two colleagues in front of a coffee machine…
So, to disprove this old saying, the now deleted Reddit user is asked Everyone on the platform shares the stupidest things people ask them. And they succeeded. The comments section was flooded with outrageous submissions stemming from ignorance on topics like geography, religion, and the human body. Keep scrolling to see our handpicked fun stuff!
About 25 years ago I was explaining time zones to a two-year-old intern at a large scientific institution. She didn’t get it, so I got the orange I brought for lunch and used it as earth.
Me: I see. Think of this as Earth. The sun only shines on one side, so at any given time almost half is a day. Now that the Earth rotates (when I turn orange)…
Intern: Then wait. wait. So are you saying that the earth is round?
I hope it’s a joke.
“If you were an atheist, wouldn’t you go around and kill people?” I’m just concerned about the fact that there are people who are just trying to kill. But don’t kill me because you’re afraid of hell.
Why are you spying on me?
I was working in Dish Network’s call center when a man called and was very upset. He wanted to know why Dish Network was spying on him. I tried to let him know that we weren’t actually spying on him. He countered, “If you’re not spying on me, why do you have a camera in the damn box?” “Sir, a camera? There is no camera in the receiver.” I answer. “Yes, there is.” he shouts “I know I’m there because I can see everything that’s going on in my room on TV right now.”
I sat there and pondered those words to find out what was going on. I asked, “Sir, is the TV off now?” You can hear the clear sound of the TV turning on in the background. Then I said, “It’s called reflection. Is there anything else I can do to help?” He hung up the phone.
I used to be a tour guide in a cave, and one summer we had a running contest among the guides to see who could get the stupidest question. Please note that we only accept questions from adults to enter the competition. Some of the finalists are:
“Is this cave underground?”
“Will stalagmite bite me?”
“Is your gait natural?”
“What time is the 4:30 tour?”
And the winner is “Is the water going around the whole island?”
Someone asked me why I had a dark-skinned baby when I was white and I couldn’t understand how my daughter could be mixed race.
One of my best friends visited me at the hospital when I had a baby. I was lying there with my newborn baby and there were bananas on the bedside tray. He said, “Have you eaten lunch yet? Is it for him?” Everyone in the room giggled so hard I almost felt bad
I am half Inuit. In 6th grade, I did a social studies project on Inuit people/lifestyles. During the presentation I mentioned the fact that I was half Inuit and pointed out other things my grandmother taught me. “How can you be Indian? I thought they were… extinct,” says a boy in the same class.
Repair scanner scales in grocery store. I have the scale sideways on the check stand, remove the floor from the scale, remove one of the circuit boards from the scale and place it on the conveyor belt, remove the board the spinner part connects to. (mirror object on the floor of the scanner scale), someone walks to the checkpoint, places the item on a conveyor, and asks “Is it open?”
You should be able to throw things at these idiots.
A tourist working on a sightseeing boat in the waters of Alaska. Someone asks me at what height we are. I look down to the sea and tell them again, about ten feet
I took obstetrics and gynecology classes with my wife. One of her husbands was an endless source of amazing commentary. My favorite was the topic of breastfeeding. “Then are you just drilling holes?” There was a very long and shocking silence before the instructor explained.
This is the second hand of a dive guide in Bermuda: “How far do I have to dive to get under the island?”
I had a disagreement with a customer at work. At one point she said, “If I’m wrong, why would I argue with you?”
I mean…. what do you say after that?
I had a few chats with my neighbors a few years ago and happened to be standing next to our goat pen. At the time, we had three. For whatever reason, people don’t see goats as pets and often ask for purpose, meat, etc.
Well, this guy asked if I was milking. I explained that they are all retired breeding evils.
He asked again if we could milk the milk, and he was so upset that he took a breath and left. I didn’t mean to be rude, but I certainly looked at him like he was an idiot and he was at least smart enough to figure it out.
“Where’s the paint in this stupid shop? I was sent here and they lied!” “Just behind you (literally dozens of paint cans 8 feet behind her)” “No!” I passed her, put her hand on her can and gave her her nice 10 second rant.
After trying to pull the hair out:
Stranger: It’s not a wig!?
Me: no, it’s my hair
Stranger: I thought it was a wig because of cancer or something.
A friend of a friend found out at a party where I was serving in the US Army Reserve and asked if I had killed anyone.
No, I’m not a combat weapon and I’ve never even deployed one.
Don’t ask this stupid question to any soldier unless you want a stupid answer.
When people see one of my tattoos, they say, “Did you know it’s permanent?” Like sh*t I didn’t know, if I had known you before I got it
What can be done for internal bleeding?
Answer: Hospital uncle. We’re not a trauma department, we’re just fucking pharmacies.
Once, my mother had to have part of her lungs removed because of cancer. Then the doctor showed him a video showing the remaining cancer had spread through the rest of the lungs, which we already knew. The father asked him why he hadn’t removed all of her lungs.
I’ve been asked and faced stupid questions, but I’m struggling to find a good gem.
All I can remember is “How does the paper go to another fax machine?”
I was trying to explain that the fax machine just scans the copy, the image goes through the wire, prints the copy, but doesn’t receive it.
Another one, the girl giving me soy sauce and I reminded her that I have a soy allergy. “Oh. Is there soy sauce in soy sauce?”
“What was it like growing up in a third world country?” She moved to the United States from Canada and met her step-grandmother for the first time..
“If the continent doesn’t anchor, it will float away, right?”
EDIT: This was asked by an 18-year-old girl who attends a top-notch secondary school.
“Is it your baby?” At the time, I was breastfeeding.
I was working at an ice cream parlor, and someone came in and saw an ice cream cone being handing out to someone, looked at me and said, “What soup do you have?”