Stupid people—they're everywhere!
College students came together on Reddit to discuss the dumbest things they have ever heard their classmates say. It will make you wonder how some of these people got accepted into college in the first place.
You know the old saying "there are no stupid questions"? Yeah, people who say that clearly haven't heard these gems.
Goldenhakuna either heard someone make a really dumb mistake or they prophesied the future.
My favorite has got to be when a student read "World War II" as "World War Eleven"
69poop420 (great username, btw) told Reddit about someone who just needs to find themselves.
Not necessarily something they said, but my friend was in an online course and they had to write a simple paragraph about themselves as a first assignment.
Someone got caught plagiarizing.
Edit: @everyone commenting "twinz lmao", I would still like to think that twins are different people lol
Siyl1979 overheard something that would ruffle a few feathers.
"No, there's TWO different types of turkeys- one for white meat, one for dark."
MHOpptimusPrime knows someone who is as dumb as a rock.
Student: Do rocks have DNA? Prof: No rocks are not living. Student: Then how do they reproduces. How is there not only just one rock?
This was a 300 level genetics class..
AndyVale illustrates why no one wants to house college kids.
A friend of mine moved into a new place at the start of his second year, and threw a big house party to celebrate.
It was great, it was wild, fun was had. While nothing got broken, his living room got messed up quite a bit. Pillows all over the place, chair tipped over... I think someone made a fort out of pizza boxes.
Anyway, I go round this dude's house about 5 months later, and the living room is largely in the same state I last saw it in at that party. In fact, so was lots of the house. It had barely been cleaned, [mold] was on a ton of their dishes, and there was a mushroom growing out of the wall in the bathroom.
I asked him why the hell hadn't they tidied any of it up, and he said:
"We figured we'd have another party again soon, so why bother cleaning up?"
Lulaboo296 heard someone confuse Benjamin Franklin with...Zeus?
"I thought Ben Franklin invented lightning?"
This was said during a class on western civilization.
DixiNormous1234 reminds us of the importance of citing actual sources.
The other day I heard a girl giving a speech over nicotine addiction. This was supposed to be informative and have credible sources. I kid you not.
"I do not believe that cigarettes are addictive. I tried them once, I am not addicted."
I had to try very hard to not start laughing.
Napalii got to see ethnocentrism in action.
One time in class a girl was doing a presentation where she described a man from Uganda as "African American," and didn't understand why that wasn't right.
Sunny_k11 was stunned silent by this gem.
In a literature class:
Girl: "So, all those Greek Gods and Goddesses, what happened to them?"
Professor, confused: "You mean in the story?"
Girl: "No, like, WHAT HAPPENED to them?"
Professor: "I... I'm not sure I understand what you're asking..."
Girl: "Like, why are they not around anymore? Did they all die?"
The whole class was just a stunned silence.
Edit: The professor gave her a very vague answer like "Well that's open to your own interpretation." I could tell she was trying not to sound condescending. She handled that way better than I would've.
Dgrover9 has a friend who has no idea what the IRS does.
I had a friend ask me if the IRS was going to come after him since he did not pay his internet bill for 3 months.
Cazzmatazz proves that money can't buy you common sense.
I go to a pretty rich university, but many of the students are poor and in on a scholarship (myself included).
I once posted on Yik Yak about the feels of only having $5 in my account. Had someone comment with "just take some money from your second account and put it in your checking account?"
To my relief, they got chewed out by multiple other commenters.
Dietcherrypepsi recounts the truly stupefying logic of some former classmates.
During an MBA marketing class, we had group projects where we basically had a set of data given to us to come up with a marketing plan. One group took the customer data and proudly averaged all of the customer's zip codes to get the geographical center of their customer base.
Later in the professor's office, they argued when the prof told them it didn't work that way. The team leader said, "Well, that's just your opinion" and stomped out.
At least worldtraveler1001 got to move far away from this idiot.
I was about to graduate and move to Europe with my husband.
My classmate: "You'll be surprised when you get there. Europeans look American. You won't be able to tell a difference."
Me: "You should retake history."
Godsbullseye overheard a conversation between a girl who is way too smart and a dude who is way too dumb.
Still my favorite; this one occurred in the stacks at the University of Kentucky in Spring of 2014.
Girl: I have no idea how I got chlamydia but I didn't cheat on you.
Boy: Bullshit! You fucking slept with so and so
Girl: No way! I must've gotten it from the bathroom at some random bar
Boy: You can get chlamydia from toilet seats?!?
Girl: duh of course you can!
Boy: oh ok I didn't know that
Ladies and gentlemen of Reddit I present the future of our country
Hotbrokemess...just...this is just...wow.
"How many pages do I need to write for the five page paper?"
Chaperoo met a girl who thought that knowledge could be absorbed though the umbilical chord.
Girl legitimately believed that reading while pregnant would make the baby better at reading. I could see the pain in the professor's eyes.
Pacificnwbro laughed in the face of the girl who asked this truly heinous question.
I was the first gay man a sheltered girl had met in her life. At a party she asks me "So, since you're gay does that mean you want to sit when you pee?" She was totally serious. I felt kinda bad for laughing in her face, but this was so far out of left field that I couldn't help it.
SpeakLikeAChild04 met either a virgin, or a total sex God.
In a social sciences/health class when discussing sexuality with the professor...
"So when a male and a female orgasm they do it simultaneously, right?"
"Um, no, no they typically do not, no."
Everybody found the virgin in class that day.
Kaleon gives us a two-for-one special on stupidity.
"When they abort the baby, does it die?"
"But you can't OD on alcohol, you just digest it."
Both overheard from different people during an upper division medical ethics class.
Iamcorvin recalls a student asking a question that would make most of us want to crawl into a hole and die.
Canada passed a law that changed the status of some of the legalities around prostitution and a girl in my class asked the professor before class "Now that prostitution is legal should I put it on my resume?"
The collective face palm was heard around campus.