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The Largest Bullets People Dodged

As not-total-idiots, we spend a lot of time worrying about making the right decision. Sometimes we can thank ourselves for avoiding a bad situation, and sometimes it's totally up to random chance whether we dodge a huge bullet or not. Everyone has a moment in their lives that the think about "man if that had gone just slightly differently I'd be in some serious pain right now." Hindsight is 20/20 and life is just a constant act of dodging massive bullets.

close calls and times people dodged a bullet
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Dumb Ways People Ended Up With A Scar

As smart as you might think you are, you an always accidentally bite into a super heated pizza roll and lose your own self respect in between the dabbing of hot grease and yelping. At least injuring oneself in a stupid way is a basically universal experience. For some real dullards, here are some facepalm moments from the world's beacons of stupid.

dumb ways people got scars
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Creepy Moments People Have A Hard Time Explaining

As much as we'd all like to think we're perfectly rational, we're all creatures of suspicion and superstition. Sometimes we see strange events that we can't logically explain like having some weird premonition or out-of-body experience, and all we're left to do is sit there and go "alright, that was weird. People aren't going to believe this."

strange creepy moments | rg250871 2 days ago O 4 3 camping alone small 1-person tent. All snug and secure tent went sleep woken by clap thunder at 3am discover both inner and outer tent door wide open freaky.
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Unexpected Problems Colorblind People Deal With

Perspective can change when you realize you've been taking something for granted. In this case it's interesting to think about how there are so many seemingly inconsequential things that color is used to indicate, like locked doors or plant health. It can be enlightening and pretty funny to learn about how everyone interprets the world, like this tumblr thread that appreciates different perspectives.

interesting colorblind problems | PondRides 10 hours ago On my stepdads behalf say he doesn't know kitchen utensils are all pink. And also time he got my mom fluffy "pink" robe Christmas, but actually green.
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Times The Quiet Kid Had Their Moment

Every school had it's extremely compelling drama, from ways people rebelled against school rules to weird and wild junk said by teachers. Every class had a quiet kid, and while that kid wasn't always the center of attention, they had their moments. When push came to shove, that quiet kid had something insightful or hilarious to say.

dramatic and interesting quiet kid moments | Chasesrabbits 20 hours ago friend mine had class college where professor offered extra credit person who could come up with best sentence using list made-up words he had found freshman papers winner quiet girl, with this gem Dude, do see chankles on girl going have go home and proiate."
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People's "No One is Gonna Believe This" Moments

It's hard when something extremely strange or unlikely happens, because you want to tell someone without sounding like a liar or moron. People are right to be skeptical, but why would anyone lie about walking in on a vested goat eating a roll of toilet paper? You've got moments like these strange events people can't explain logically that make you think, "how am I gonna tell anyone about this?" It's so hard to explain rare and unlikely moments that went against the odds. 

unlikely and weird stories | visions1013 14 hours ago saw bird unscrew lightbulb once.
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People Who Tried To Treat Themselves and Failed

Everyone's so into this whole self care thing now, it makes you think that maybe they're onto something. Maybe it is time to spend some money on underwear that has functioning elastic. Maybe it's okay to buy a nice office chair that doesn't make your back look like a candy cane. Judging by how it went for these people, it's not. On the other side of it, here are some very reckless uses of money people don't regret at all.

people who regretted treating themselves | mozgw4 2 days ago 2 3 3 3 Thought never been on cruise want go on cruise now So booked 2 week Caribbean cruise suite, with wife. Who, on arrival, decided she didn't like anymore and spent 2 weeks avoiding so spent 2 weeks on my own on this bloody ship divorced now.
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Total Strangers People Will Never Forget

It's weird that we're surrounded by people all the time, but it's against social convention to have a meaningful relationship with any of them. As rare as it is, people will take time out of their lives to make more of an impact than being just a face in the crowd. Some of these interactions are strange encounters, others are wholesome, but the one thing they all are is memorable.

stories of memorable interactions with total strangers | ThadisJones 22 hours ago 3 3 3 3 foreign exchange student and his parents who walked past my park bench on campus and dropped his passport chased after them return and his mom started screaming at broken English like "Why have his papers? Why steal his papers while kid and his father looked like they were going die embarrassment.
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Wild Junk Substitute Teachers Did

Many of us have heard some wild and awkward junk said by teachers, but the substitutes are an interesting bunch. They seem to inhabit this weird gray area of accountability, and are somehow absolutely free to not give a rip. For some more teacher stuff, here are kids' hilarious misconceptions about teachers.

funny and weird substitute teacher stories | DrivingSharkBait 1.5k points 14 hours ago Back teacher had sub decide my plans weren't good enough her and went rogue. She decided show my students videos animals giving birth on YouTube taught English
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Times Students' Parents Obviously Did Their Work

Sometimes people think it's the students that ae the most challenging part of a teacher's job. That's only true most of the time. It can actually be the parents trying to interfere too much with their kid's education. Sometimes a teacher can just look at a finished project and go, "looks like dad did a great job." Sometimes it goes the other way. Sometimes teachers have no faith in students but they succeed anyway, like this student who won an art contest to spite their rude teacher.

Stories of times parents obviously did their kid's school projects | Departure_Jaded 689 points 11 hours ago His dad accidentally wrote his own name on paper tortured kid week by calling him by his dad's name. Ah good times.
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Karen Throws Away Expensive Cake, Office Fights Back

Karen power tripped a little too hard and made a big, unpopular authority flex. It just so happens there were a lot of employees around to maliciously comply with that authority she brandished so haphazardly. Misuse of authority can backfire, like this VP who got canned for pulling rank.

Whole office pesters Karen for throwing away expensive cake | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/NFkappaBalpha 1 day ago need check all our food? Fine. oc L So this happened like 7 or 8 years ago jobbing at driving service while student driving service one people with disabilities could not drive ot walk on their own. Our main office building housing/working facility disabled people two companies (our drivers service and housing facility) were loosely connected as they were both financdd by same
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Times People Were Awkwardly Misjudged

Sometimes people are all-too ready to make assumptions about other people, and those assumptions get in the way of empirical facts. You hope someone doesn't misjudge you so publicly that they make a total fool of themselves. Or maybe you do. Everyone knows wrongful times people were misjudged tend to stick in their memory for years.

Stories of times people were very misjudged | MAXIMILIAN-MV 32.6k points 3 days ago My ex wife convinced had another family another state. Simply because she heard kids voice background traveling work and sitting restaurant once. During divorce depositions once spent full day being questioned, and half questions were slightly different wordings so have another family/child/spouse/kid/dependent/etc.
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Times People Really Screwed Up at Work

Humans aren't perfect, so naturally we're bound to make mistakes at work. It's when we're using expensive tools, or facing ten angry customers that a really big screw-up can have some extreme consequences. In the right field of work, one misplaced screw or faulty measurement can turn into literally millions of dollars of losses. We try not to think about those.

Stories of big mistakes people made at work | anexistentialpeanut 4.8k points 9 hours ago My first day working at coffe shop left my sharpie oven. Finally found while trying warm sandwich and had shut whole thing down be cleaned smelled like chemical weapon
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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (20 images)

Week by week, we look for the most interesting pictures to present to you. Today, we have found an incredibly popular tumblr blog that reblogs some of the most thought-provoking pictures. The kind of pictures that hold book-length stories within them - ones that cannot simply be captured in anything less than 1000 words. 

From cows in bathtubs to kittens sleeping with turtles, sit back, relax, and enjoy this week's eclectic collection of pictures that deserve nothing less than a whole essay. Maybe they'll even inspire you. Some of them sure are inspiring to us. It's fun to imagine the way this cow got into the bathtub honestly. Maybe its other cow friends are helping bathe it because it strained its ankle playing soccer earlier that day. Can you say for sure that this didn't happen? No, you can't.

collection of pictures that are worth more than 1000 words thumbnail includes two pictures including one of a seal holding a seal plushy and another of a cow in a bathtub
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Teachers' "That's Amazing But Please Stop" Stories

Students are curious and motivated individuals especially when it comes to breaking the rules or mocking each other. They'll go to impressive lengths in order to tastefully vandalize restrooms or expertly cheat the system. You can't tell them it's the right thing to do, but it's at least impressive. To give the kids some credit, here's a Tumblr thread on a teacher who underestimated their students during a social experiment.

Students who broke rules in impressive ways teacher stories | mgraunk 3.1k points 3 hours ago My coworker and discovered one our students running an underground crime syndicate selling individual Icebreaker mints 50 cents pop agreed not punish him or inform administration, but did confront him privately and told him he needed stop before got him trouble. He had about half dozen employees and selling at every grade level by time put an end Kid C student at best, but he's definitely going places.
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