Have you ever found yourself in a conversation, only to be left utterly speechless by what an adult just confidently stated? From wildly incorrect facts to bizarre theories that defy logic, we’ve all witnessed moments where common sense seems to take a backseat. Today, we’ve gathered a collection of stories from an online community, showcasing some of the most bewildering statements ever made by adults. Get ready for a rollercoaster of disbelief and amusement as we delve into these examples that might just have you questioning the state of common knowledge in the adult world.
1. Mountains Were Created By Men Shoveling Dirt
Wouldn’t it be cool if a group of ambitious cavemen armed with shovels built the world’s biggest mountain? If only that were the case, we’d probably have some exciting contenders for the title “Most Epic Mountain Builder Ever.”
Unfortunately, the reality isn’t quite as fun as this misconception. Mountains are the product of Earth’s tectonic plates shifting and colliding over millions of years.
2. The More You Drink Alcohol, The Less You Like It
A contributor shares someone’s response to his post about quitting alcohol. They said, “The more you drink, the less attached you’ll get to it, thereby making it easier to quit.” You might think this guy knows how to beat alcohol addiction, but that’s not how it works.
Addiction is more complicated. If anything, the more you drink, the more likely you will end up with a bar tab that rivals the national debt.
And remember the dreaded hangovers — those Sunday mornings when you swear you’ll never touch a drink again, only to find yourself clinking glasses again the following weekend.
3. Dogs Don’t Have Emotions
Whoever said this hasn’t seen a dog’s heartwarming reunion with its owner. Dogs have more emotions than some reality TV stars, and they know how to guilt-trip you to give them more treats! Denying a dog’s feelings is like denying that the sun rises in the east — it’s just plain wrong.
4. COVID-19 Is Fake
With all the information online, some corners can be full of misinformation. Denying the existence of COVID-19 is like pretending that pineapple belongs on pizza — utterly ludicrous! Let’s stick to science and reputable sources, people. Leave the conspiracy theories to the movies. It’s not rocket science.
5. Plastic Makes People Gay
Hold on a second — can plastic, the material we use for everything from water bottles to credit cards, influence our sexual orientation? Now, let’s take a moment to contemplate the sheer absurdity of this statement. Sorry, but that’s just plain silly. Sexuality is a complex and beautiful spectrum, not something molded by mundane objects.
6. It’s All Part Of God’s Plan
This is a classic phrase that people use when life throws them curveballs. “It’s all part of God’s plan.” We’re not questioning anyone’s beliefs, but this thinking seems flawed.
One commenter says, “If everything is part of God’s plan, what’s the point of praying for a different outcome?” Yes, faith and spirituality have their testimonies. Still, sometimes, life’s mishaps are just a product of chance, circumstance, and our choices.
7. It’s Just A Fact, In My Opinion
Wait, what? Is that even possible? A fact is something that can be objectively proven, while an opinion is, well, subjective. Saying, “The sky is blue, and that’s just a fact, in my opinion,” is absurd. Sorry, but the sky is blue, period. Facts are not subject to interpretation or individual preferences.
8. Planes Don’t Fly In The Rain
Someone needs to take an introductory physics class. Rain might make your hair frizzy, but it won’t stop planes from soaring through the sky. Otherwise, we’d all be stuck on the ground during a drizzle, waiting for better weather to take off. Or maybe they’ve experienced an airline canceling a flight because the clouds shed a tear.
9. How Do They Get The Corn On The Cob?
Oh, sweet summer child! Corn on the cob is one of life’s little mysteries, right up there with crop circles and the Bermuda Triangle. Or, maybe the government uses Velcro to glue the corn seeds to the cob. Sorry. It’s nothing that grand — the secret lies in the wondrous world of agriculture. Farmers plant corn seeds that eventually bear the cobs with corn on them.
10. Telekinesis Is Real
It sounds like someone has been watching too much Harry Potter. Sign us up for Hogwarts! Sadly, the ability to lift cars or control objects with our brainwaves remains firmly in comic books and movies. Technology and biotech have come far in the 21st century. But telekinesis has yet to be discovered. Sorry, Professor X wannabes.
11. Women Can Only Get Pregnant If They Like It
Well, that’s one way to oversimplify biology. Well, if they were talking about consent, then yeah. A woman can choose not to get or stay pregnant. But getting pregnant has nothing to do with personal preferences or enjoyment.
It’s a natural process involving fertilization. Nature has no comment card asking, “How did you like the experience? Please rate your satisfaction on a scale of one to five stars.” Pregnancy happens regardless of whether you are a fan of the process.
12. I Don’t Believe In Gravity
This one’s similar to whoever said, “It’s just a fact, in my opinion.” Gravity is a universal law, a fundamental aspect of physics. Your opinion or belief changes nothing. Gravity keeps our feet on the ground, and the coffee in our mugs is hard to ignore. Denying gravity’s existence might lead to some interesting flying experiments. We doubt they’ll end well.
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