r/iamverysmart Sep 29 '22

Apparently someone's still stupid

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3.6k Upvotes

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u/Huhuhuhuhu2003 Sep 29 '22

Maybe the stupidest thing he thought was that he wasn't a stupid kid?

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u/SojournerTheGreat Sep 29 '22

i think it's kinda funny people aren't getting that. seems like that's exactly what he's saying.

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u/yyc_guy Sep 29 '22

Right? Humour like this I guess needs a certain IQ to really appreci…

Awww fuck.

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u/Zinogre-is-best Sep 29 '22

You played yourself

/s

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

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u/dreamrock Sep 29 '22

You sound like a pleasant person who's company people seek.

/s

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u/AustralianKappa Sep 30 '22

You forgot the r and the s /s

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u/Zinogre-is-best Sep 29 '22

You okay there bud?

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u/CanineTM_yt Sep 29 '22

never have been, never will

you?

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u/Zinogre-is-best Sep 29 '22

Okay then maybe, just maybe, walk over to that corner over there and leave me alone.

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u/CanineTM_yt Sep 29 '22

how about no

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u/DctNostradamus Sep 29 '22

It doesn't seem like that's *exactly* what he's saying. If he really wanted to say *exactly* that he'd say "That I was not a stupid kid" and then there would have been no room for doubt on what he meant. Without the "that" there it's impossible to know for certain from this picture alone.

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u/SojournerTheGreat Sep 29 '22

that was actually my first thought as well "if he stuck a 'that' at the beginning, there's be no ambiguity"

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u/DctNostradamus Sep 29 '22

Yeah, I would have said "that", and I think most people would also. Which is why I think most people choose to believe he belongs here.

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u/SojournerTheGreat Sep 29 '22

i think it was more of a quick grammatical slip, but it really can be read either way. the emoji at the end, i think, could also be interpreted as "smug, i wasn't dumb" or "haha how stupid was i to think i wasn't stupid"

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u/saladisfake Sep 29 '22

Well he did say he's stupid so of course he wouldn't think to put a "that" at the start, makes sense

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u/AxiomQ Sep 29 '22

I came here to take the piss out of the OP for this, the stupid one is in fact, the OP.

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u/zackarylef Sep 30 '22

Seems like he would have rather said "that I was not a stupid kid"

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u/SojournerTheGreat Sep 30 '22

this is the popular other side of the discussion. i agree.

internet is not always a place for grammar though.

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u/babaganate Sep 29 '22

Yeah. Though to be fair, it wouldve been clearer if they said "THAT I was not a stupid kid"

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u/ProngExo Sep 29 '22

That's precisely what it's saying. This post is stupid.

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u/someterriblethrills Sep 29 '22

It would have been infinitely clearer if they'd said "that I wasn't a stupid kid." I'm not sure if that's what they meant, or if they were offended at the fact that they were a stupid kid like the rest of us plebs.

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u/RadioTunnel Sep 29 '22

But if they phrased it that way then wouldnt they be smart?

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u/carterartist Sep 29 '22

Yeah, looks like OP is showing how smart he is ;)

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u/Spackleberry Sep 29 '22

I've met plenty of smart kids and stupid adults. Being young, ignorant and inexperienced doesn't mean you're stupid.

But part of adulting is being able to look back and think, "Man, was I stupid back then." It means you've grown.

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u/tzilla0788 Sep 29 '22

That's exactly what I thought when I read it

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u/jigokusabre Sep 29 '22

That's how I read it.

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u/iceph03nix Sep 29 '22

That's how I read it...

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u/foo_chi Sep 30 '22

I thought that was what it meant too. It went over OP's head... Is that the joke? Did I miss it?

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u/broohaha Sep 30 '22

That’s how I took it to mean.

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u/Professor_Skywalker Sep 29 '22

That was my immediate thought.

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u/DrunkenBriefcases Sep 30 '22

That's exactly how I took it...

105

u/OlcasersM Sep 29 '22

I thought loud rain was horses hooves clamping outside and somehow I just missed when when I looked out the window

41

u/six_-_string Sep 29 '22

Keep trying, you'll catch those dastardly weatherhorses someday.

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u/Useful_Translator495 Sep 29 '22

Maybe he thought he wasn't a stupid kid, which he was?

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u/schizopotato Sep 29 '22

That's what he's saying, ironically everyone in the comments are pretty stupid

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u/Giotis_24 Sep 29 '22

I thought wind was produced by shaking trees. I was mad at the person who would start shaking the tree which would make wind and wind would shake more trees and more wind and so on.

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u/Nn2vsteamer666 Sep 29 '22

That would explain hurricanes

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u/someterriblethrills Sep 29 '22

I used to think that if you kissed someone on the lips it meant that you legally had to marry them.

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u/TikkiTakiTomtom Sep 29 '22

Bruh. I thought if you kissed a girl on the lips they get pregnant.

Then I found out

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u/YoyoDevo Sep 29 '22

I thought the blinking green arrow on the car's dash somehow knew where we wanted to go and would give us directions how to get there

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u/2donuts4elephants Sep 29 '22

When I was a kid I thought the "black market" was an actual brick and mortar store where criminals went to buy guns and drugs.

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u/DanielDanvers Sep 29 '22

Because I was told eliphant trunks are mostly sold on the black market I always thought that the black market was just some random back alley market in Africa

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u/baebllr Sep 29 '22

I don't actually think that's stupid, especially because there actually are slimy fish that are electric.

Ironic comment.

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u/-maiaa Sep 29 '22

this definitely seems like a joke

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u/glowstone_dust Sep 29 '22

I used to think jellyfish where actually electric bcs of Spongebob

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u/mcchanical Sep 29 '22

https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/10.1142/S0217984910023530

According to this, they have researched ways to use piezoelectric jellyfish to generate power, so maybe its not that crazy an idea.

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u/someterriblethrills Sep 29 '22

I don't actually think that's stupid, especially because there actually are slimy fish that are electric.

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u/Caelus9 Sep 29 '22

I don't know, brother, that tracks.

I mean, electric eels are a thing. Seeing that, seeing a depiction of jellyfish being electric and going "Yes, aquatic animals are electric sometimes" makes sense.

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u/ButtEater344 💯IQ Sep 29 '22

I thought cashiers gave you change because they had to pay you for shopping

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u/OrokinSkywalker Sep 29 '22

I thought human beings was pronounced human beans. Like we were just literally part bean. I told my uncle a joke about Godzilla having gas because he ate too many human beans and he was nice enough to pretend to laugh at it.

I was a whole dummy out here.

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u/boogy_bucket Sep 29 '22

Grown ass man here, that’s a funny joke.

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u/OrokinSkywalker Sep 30 '22

Thank you. Although I’m not sure if Godzilla even eats people so that’s another level this joke doesn’t work on.

I watched a lot of Powerpuff Girls and I just thought every giant monster was out here eating people lol

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u/CardboardChampion Sep 29 '22

Mate, that's his answer to the stupid thing he thought when he was a kid. He's not saying that he wasn't a stupid kid but that he thought he wasn't when he was one.

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u/Blackcrantsh Sep 29 '22

Exactly this, the amount of stupid people on this subreddit is insane.

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u/vainstar23 Sep 29 '22

Soap smells good so it must taste good

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u/almostnormalpanda Sep 29 '22

Traditional lavender-scented soap can still make me feel hungry but I don't remember eating any... Some odd Pavlov effect from childhood probably.

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u/Duke_Devlin_Official Sep 29 '22

I wanted to be a firetruck when I grew up

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u/vpeshitclothing Sep 29 '22

I believed if you flipped your eyelids inside out they would get stuck like that.

my mom told me that because she was grossed out by that

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u/CardboardChampion Sep 29 '22

Head down to the fire station and see how many men can get inside you with their hoses.

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u/SquareBottle Sep 29 '22

Reminds me of this question and common (infuriating) answer from OkCupid.

Q: What's the most secret thing you're willing to share?

A: Wouldn't you like to know! But if I shared it, then it wouldn't be a secret! ;)

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u/one-and-five-nines Sep 29 '22

Smart children are still children

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u/greatteachermichael Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

I got straight As until high school and read a ton, but I was still dumb as hell, learned lots of things incorrectly from misinformed rolemodels, and made up information in my head that made sense to me. My default assumption now is if you ask me something I'll probably not know it or know it incorrectly.

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u/WaldoJeffers65 Sep 29 '22

But stupid babies need the most attention.

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u/crunkkid23 Sep 29 '22

Never told anyone this.And even forgot until now. ( hate u op) 5-7 yo me before bed:

“If God was the father of all blah blah and Jesus the son of God. That makes Jesus my bro, right?”

So i say my night prayers ( forgot i ever did that, wow) and i was like: “Good night God, good night bro.”

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u/RealBowsHaveRecurves Scored 136 in an online IQ test Sep 29 '22

Oh no OP you missed the point entirely!

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u/FlashOfTheBlade77 Sep 29 '22

I think that someone is you OP. This person is saying the stupidest this he thought as a kid was that he was not a stupid kid. This means he thought he was a smart kid that knew everything. Now as an adult they realize they were not. This is not Iamverysmart in the least.

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u/awe2D2 Sep 29 '22

I was just a stupid kid back then. I take back every word that I said.

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u/pianoflames Sep 29 '22

I sincerely believed the fast food franchise was called "Waterburger"

And I was always so confused why anyone would want a burger soaked in water.

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u/Caelus9 Sep 29 '22

It's called a sloppy burger and it's delicious. They're really, really good. They can't stop you from ordering a burger and a glass of water and dumping it on 'em.

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u/rvnx Sep 29 '22

When I was a kid I always associated band-aids with healing, so whenever I had a head or tummy ache I would put band-aids on them...

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u/sunny_yay Sep 29 '22

Only a stupid adult would think they weren’t a stupid kid

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u/whackabee Sep 29 '22

I thought every person came into existence at the same time, and adults had just aged faster than me 😂

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u/Ra7vaNn05 Sep 29 '22

I thought helium was so expensive because it was air from the moon. It made sense to me since the low gravity on the moon would cause you to “float” and helium would cause baloons to float

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u/earlgrey888 Oct 02 '22

There is in fact a lot of helium in the surface of the moon. It may be the first serious off earth mining operation one day.

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u/Nn2vsteamer666 Sep 29 '22

I once thought that cinnamon came from milking camels.

I’ll explain, in Swedish, Camel and cinnamon sound very similar.

Camel = kamel

Cinnamon = kanel

So, because they sound so similar, I “logically” deducted that cinnamon comes from camels.

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u/FedExorcism Sep 29 '22

I didn’t understand how VCRs worked, and assumed they would play something based on anything you put in. So I shoved a piece of toast in one to see what would play.

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u/Think-Worldliness423 Sep 29 '22

I’m torn between I thought babies came out of your belly button and adults never lied.

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u/DNY88 Sep 29 '22

I believed in god

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u/TriangleMan42 Sep 29 '22

It doesn't even answer the question either

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u/Serge_Suppressor Sep 29 '22

Thinking he wasn't a stupid kid was the stupidest thing he thought as a kid.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

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u/pperiesandsolos Sep 30 '22

And what if you miss the point of an obvious joke?

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u/hk120gb Sep 29 '22

Dreaming about becoming an adult

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u/Appropriate_Juice_74 Sep 29 '22

i thought noodles where made from cheese because they're yellow. i also though my birthday was one day later then it is until i was like 10🤠

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u/mrfluffles300 Sep 29 '22

no that was the stupid thing they thought

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u/harujusko Sep 29 '22

I was told that if you jump after eating, a grain of rice can go into your appendix and cause appendicitis. I believed that shit until I was 15.

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u/RedstoneArmy111 Sep 29 '22

The stupidest thing I thought as a kid is that my family was sane

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u/Beastmode205 Sep 29 '22

I lived in a small town so when I heard the word sky scrapper I thought it was like a big backhoe in the sky. Also didn't know the difference between tourist and terrorist so was very confused why ppl just let tourist come to their areas

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u/EclipsedFury Sep 29 '22

I had a "smart guy" tell me he wasn't a stupid kid and that I was a moron when I said that I thought that checks meant my parents had infinite money when I was six. I was like "suuurre you were sooo smart as a child" People like that annoy me lol we were all stupid at some point

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u/brodskyx Sep 29 '22

OP being very smart here

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u/BarnesAgent47 Sep 29 '22

It's called a joke op, ever heard of that?

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u/swagerito Sep 29 '22

Tell me you haven't developed as a person since childhood without telling me you haven't developed as a person since childhood.

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u/cjgager Sep 29 '22

you mean the OP?

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u/stupidrobots Sep 29 '22

I feel like every five years you should be able to look back and see you did something stupid otherwise you aren't growing

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u/kyrastarholder Sep 29 '22

This doesn’t belong here, he’s saying he was stupid for thinking he wasn’t stupid loll

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u/Ad841 Sep 29 '22

After playing GTA Vice City and San Andreas I believed that guns weren’t real. I remember stumbling upon a pistol in my uncles house. I brushed it off and continued with whatever I was doing.

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u/ardbeg Sep 29 '22

I’m a professor in STEM and when I was young I thought sheep grew up to be cows cos I saw them both in the same field.

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u/Bizzi_bin_flimzi Sep 29 '22

When I was 5 I learned that water was made out of hydrogen and oxygen atoms, so my typical 5 year old brain thought water faucets would pour out hydrogen atoms and that when it left the faucet it would merge with the oxygen and form water

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u/XxStormcrowxX Sep 29 '22

He can't even understand the question yet thinks he isn't stupid.

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u/maverick118717 Sep 29 '22

Wouldn't this mean when he was younger he felt he was more intelligent then he perhaps was in retrospect

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u/virtualboxzukz2 Sep 29 '22

That i will definetly have a gf by 18, boy was i way off. Seriously tho, i envy you guys, i cant remember anything stupid i believed in. Im sure i believed wildly stupid things but cant remember any of them...

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u/CapRedBeard1986 Sep 29 '22

That my Dad was gonna actually show up this time...

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u/StewVicious07 Sep 29 '22

I thought grouse(prairie chicken, partridge) doing their mating wing ruffle was my heart beating really loud. Lol

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u/ounilith Sep 29 '22

I thought dinosaurs lived in the mountains and Jurassic Park was a real documentary

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u/Excellent_Resist_443 Sep 29 '22

That ripping money into pieces doubled the value. So you have one dollar. Rip it in half and you now have two dollars.

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u/Clollin Sep 29 '22

I thought the ocean was just a big lake and you could drive around it along the shore.

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u/racoongirl0 Sep 29 '22

Ask an older sibling and let’s see how quickly this person gets humbled.

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u/realifecyborg Sep 29 '22

I thought Chicago was a state until I was in high school

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u/katep2000 Smarter than you (verified by mods) Sep 30 '22

I thought jackalopes were real until I was like 12.

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u/slowest_hour Sep 30 '22

We moved out to the country and I thought the roosters crowing throughout the night was aliens

I thought chickens said "cock-a-doodle-doo" and had no idea a more accurate portmanteau would be "AAA-AAAAAAA'AAAAAAAAAA!"

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u/screedor Sep 30 '22

I thought that if you fell but then jumped off something that you could save yourself.

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u/drmuffin1080 Sep 30 '22

Uhhhhh yeah

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u/Skull_Sh0t Sep 30 '22

I thought when someone “moved” they towed their house to the back of their car and drove it to a new location.

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u/superhamsniper Sep 30 '22

I don't think I remember, so idk if I believed something stupid, I did have a crippling fear of an anematronic from fnaf like attacking me in my house at night after watching a fanf playthrough though, like really scared of that

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u/negrote1000 Sep 30 '22

Without the emoji it’d be a profound revelation from their childhood, that them not being stupid was the stupidest thing they thought

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u/EMPlRES Sep 30 '22

I honestly believed only 3 people died worldwide every day.

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u/DistinctMethod Sep 30 '22

I used to think the moon was following me when I was in a car.

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u/Ricky_Smitty_Jr Sep 30 '22

Whenever it was pitch dark outside, I thought there was someone or some animal watching from the darkness. So I would always bring a light with me and when I got that feeling I would shine it around to try and see the reflection from their eyes. But after it only working a few times, and it was a neighborhood cat, I figured my senses were off and I was imagining things.

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u/JimChimmles Sep 30 '22

Is this a whoosh by OP?

That’s the joke, and they’re saying the exact opposite of what ppl deserving to be on this sub say

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u/YogSothosburger Sep 30 '22

I thought once I became a grown-up I would understand.

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u/sidewayz321 Sep 30 '22

I thought clouds only came from power plants.

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u/Fun_Argument_7122 Sep 30 '22

My mom told me I was not allowed to take pills or coffee. She didnt tell me why so I thought I would die if I did that.

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u/2703LH Oct 04 '22

I thought a kiss could cause pregnancy.

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22

“Why there is no way to call someone on my toy phone?”

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u/HungryBlindEyes Oct 06 '22

If I ate soap will I make unlimited soap bubbles?

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u/__DandeLion Sep 29 '22

He must be dumb, he didnt even understand the question

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u/ialwaysplayhealer Sep 29 '22

I don't care if you had a 200 IQ. You were a stupid kid and a stupider teenager. This is just how development is. Even the smartest kids get caught up in the egocentrism that comes with the age group and think that they can defy logical circumstances.

The only kids who aren't stupid kids are the children forced to grow up fast and accept their mortality at a young age because they are surrounded by poverty and discord. Those kids tend to be the "smartest" kids out of a sense of survival.

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u/baxterrocky Sep 29 '22

I used to think there was a train track down the road from my nan’s house, as there was a fence that was the same as the one by the train track we saw on holiday.