Stupidist things youve heard people say

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this was a while ago but i heard this in a middle school science class

"I don't believe in evolution because lil bow wow didn't come from a monkey"

The rest of the class just facepalmed.

Smell of Green:
"Tide comes in, tide goes out. You can't explain that."
- Bill O'riley, Professional Christian

I remember that! I also remember the interviewee - I think it was either good ol' Christopher Hitchens / Richard Dawkins / Sam Harris(or a "professional Atheist" of some kind) just sorta sat there in silence for a few seconds, as if totally unable to grasp what this nutcase had just come out with.

On a similarly religiously related note: I once got asked, in a completely serious tone, if the ham we stocked was halal. Pig meat. Halal. I couldn't quite believe the question but I managed to stammer out a "....no, I don't think so". People are very worrying at times.

*sitting on a bus in Honolulu when a tourist gets on and asks the bus driver*

"Do you take AMERICAN dollars?"

"Isn't Kuwait *in* Iraq?"

This would be bad enough from anyone, but I heard this from two different people.
The first one--her husband was about to leave for a tour of duty in the middle east,
staying for 3 months in Kuwait and then going in to Iraq.
The second one--her brother has served two full tours of duty in Iraq.

Lancer873:

lechat:
"a dead body weighs more than a live one. trust me you will believe it if you ever try and lift one"

Not quite as stupid as it sounds. Lifting someone who's dead or injured is quite a bit more difficult than someone who's alive and well. It's certainly not a weight issue but I'm assuming that he didn't really mean it literally. Still gotta wonder how he learned this...

no he meant it literally.
i was actually arguing with him using the case:
"a body can't magically gain weight. the weight has to come from somewhere"

"The sun is a star? Are you sure?"

During a party in someones cellar a girl was complaining she didn't get any connection on her cellphone. My friend told her to hold the metal hook in the ceiling (that was there from a disco ball) and shed get a good connection because it was actually a wire that went to the roof. She held her hand to the ceiling for about a minute grabbing the hook until she realized that it wasn't working.

"I would rather be raped by somebody beautiful" by a friend of mine during a discursion of Scandinavia and our attitude towards rape. the same friend also said "I'm affraid of murderers because they kill people" and I was like, No Shit

also I once heard comedian Marcus Brigstocke mention an Islamic priest who said...

"the reason there are so many earthquakes is because women are showing cleavage"

Overheard a 'discussion' between a few people at a party, about whether there's a God.

One of them said, "But you can't see oxygen", to argue the case for God's existence. That's quoted word for word. I think she was pretty high, but still.

Pope Benedict XVI: "Marxist ideology no longer corresponds to reality."

Incredibly ironic, all things considered...

Aw man, I think my girlfriend and her comments were made for this thread. She's certainly not stupid, but she has racked up quite a list of 'blonde' moments.

She thought Rumplestiltskin was a real, historical person. Adversely she thought Estonia was a fairytale country.

Thinking horse radishes contained actual horse.

I'm sure she still thinks of Africa as a country as opposed to a continent, no matter how many times I remind her otherwise.

We live in Ireland, and she thought Britain was an hour ahead.

Thought Russian Roulette was called 'Rush and Roulette' (not that bad, really.)

Was convinced that several denoted an exact figure - 7.

I've (more than once) had people tell me that the fact an object falling to the Earth will stop falling when it hits, it therefore has a velocity of zero and this is useful for equations to find out how far it fell or how long it was falling.

In high school while playing Hangman a classmate said "Stupid, there's no words with a 'g' in them."

Aaron Sylvester:

Hoplon:
it's a software limitation to avoid frame tear, this is cause by the response time of the LCD, you will see this advertised as "2ms" usually, though this is the grey to grey response time rather than the black to black response time which tends to be more like 16 ms or so, from this the "refresh" rate is calculated.

So, you have the marketing bullshit of the response time compounded with the marketing bullshit of the "refresh" rate. what you actually have is an 9 ms black to black response time screen.

Hmmm quickly tried to diver the topic from refresh rates to response times eh? Meh, it happens :P
Firstly the GTG response is irrelevant. Secondly please don't try to explain to me what I have, I know what I bought...building gaming rigs is what I do.

The prime advantages of 120hz are drastically reduced ghosting/blurring at high movement speeds, almost non-existent screen tearing and the lowest possible input lag. At 30 fps you have an input lag maximum of a whopping 33.33ms, at 60 fps you have 16.6ms, and finally at 120hz you have 8.3ms. You can keep yelling "the refresh rate is a lie!" but that's not going to change the facts of framerates vs input lag, it's not going to change the fact that a 120hz monitor shows all 120 frames per second that a 60hz monitor cannot. Then there's of course the 3D capability to play games or movies in 3D, but that's not why I bought my monitor :P

A Smooth Criminal:
There's such a minor difference between 30fps and 60fps that it's hardly even worth the argument...

The only flaw is that 60fps will sometimes dip to about 50, while 30fps will sometimes dip to about 20, which is when there it starts to become annoying.

And no, your eye cannot perceive anything over 60. It definitely can't perceive 120fps. If you think it can then I can guarantee it's a placebo effect.

Wow, I didn't think an example of my original post would show up in this very thread. Well here you go folks XD

Both of you above posters, watch this and learn well (skip to 1:50):

Yep, probably one or both of you will yell "that guy is a lying cheating marketer, he's part of the establishment maaaaan" because you don't have an inkling of a clue who he is, and that's fine, you can also believe that the sky is yellow and the sun is pink. Whatever. As a PC builder I can only present people with valid info, it's up to them what they want to do with it.

I'm done here, have fun ^_^

I agree with you wholeheartedly on this one! The difference between 30FPS and 60 FPS is like night & day, animation is so much smoother & shooters become awesomesauce.
Ppl who deny this need to either upgrade their GPU or disable in-game V-sync on console ported games & force it via the GPU control panel. Or both.
If you're using a console you will only ever get 30FPS(if you're lucky). Sorry.

Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to see 120hz in action yet. I'm happy with 60 for gaming ATM.
120Hz at 1080p might kill even my GTX 680 on some modern games, hehehe

Lonewolfm16:

Xcell935:
"The sun is not a star, its a sun!"

"Video games caused violence throughout human history"

"Gay has to be a genetic, why do you think there are so many now?" (This one always makes me laugh when I type it)

Story Time. A good friend of mine wanted to come to my house and play Fallout New Vegas. These are the events that transpired:
She: "Hey come here! The game is lagging like crazy, is your internet working?"
My inner thoughts: *facepalm*
Me: "No this game is just really buggy, sometimes it runs on 5 FPS and it can be a real turn off."
She: "But it is an FPS?!"
*facedesk*

She is such a sweet girl, one day she'll learn how to video games...

But wait wasn't it recently postulated by some scientists at the University of California that homosexuality is epigenetic? How is saying that homosexuality is genetic stupid?

It in it of itself isn't stupid, the way the anonymous person said it is the punch-line.

thaluikhain:
I've (more than once) had people tell me that the fact an object falling from the Earth will stop falling when it hits, it therefore has a velocity of zero and this is useful for equations to find out how far it fell or how long it was falling.

Mabey they just have a crappy way of taking notes? At the top of somethings arc for projectile motion is has a vertical component of 0 so putting 0 as the final velocity can help find half of the vertical component of the arc so mabey they just screwed that up?

Lonewolfm16:

thaluikhain:
I've (more than once) had people tell me that the fact an object falling from the Earth will stop falling when it hits, it therefore has a velocity of zero and this is useful for equations to find out how far it fell or how long it was falling.

Mabey they just have a crappy way of taking notes? At the top of somethings arc for projectile motion is has a vertical component of 0 so putting 0 as the final velocity can help find half of the vertical component of the arc so mabey they just screwed that up?

Nah, this was one-dimensional movement, straight down.

(My original post should have said "falling to the Earth" not "falling from the Earth")

I was browsing at a gun shop and saw somebody looking at the revolvers and heard this conversation:

"Where does the magazine go?"
"It doesn't have one."
"But how do the bullets go in?"
The guy flipped open the cylinder, and showed her
"They go in there."
"Okay, I want this gun and 2 magazines."

And the conversation repeated... twice...

Or one of my first few days as a manager where I work, we had a total of 6 cashiers call in, and I think 4 floor associates call off. So we were EXTREMELY short-handed.

"You need to open up more registers, why don't you call somebody up?!"
"I have, this is all we have. We're short about 10 people right now."
"Oh, for fucks sake you employ 300 people and can't even have more than 2 registers open?!"
"So you think that we have 300 people scheduled for the entire time our store is open everyday?"
"..., Well you should" -- This was said in the "I know I'm wrong, but I can't lose this argument" voice

BTW In order to do that, we'd have to employ more than the number of people that live in our town

bobajob:

If you're using a console you will only ever get 30FPS(if you're lucky). Sorry.

Okay, this definitely qualifies for this thread. XD

Someone asked if Cloverfield was based on a true story

I cried a little bit.

"Man, pumas are the lions of the animal kingdom."

I'm kind of cheating considering it was from a youtube video of a guy playing TF2 online, but I do love that quote so much.

NightmareExpress:
"That 99% thing is bullshit, there's nobody going hungry on the streets"
"I just can't imagine myself being anybody but me, because I like being me"

Both of these were spoken by the same individual talking to a friend while at the bus-stop on two separate days (about a year ago). A lad of about 17/18 if I were to guess. If I recall, school was full of people saying stupid things all the time...in fact, I'd imagine that there are far too many examples for me to really choose from.

I guess I had a friend at one point (in response to if he had ever made an Irish Cream) say;
"I can't make cream, I'm not a farmer".

to be fair I've heard that it's 80% not 99% going hungry in the world, it's probably a lot less on the streets too since the streets generally refers to being homeless in a town and 99% as a starvation rate in a town in a first world country would be a ludicrous amount of homeless, and the other part sounds pretty out of context, with it not sounding like a sort of optimistic glass half full because honestly I understand that there is a ridiculous amount of people going hungry in the world and everyone's willing to talk about it like they are doing something constructive about it but when it comes right down to it that's all they do, there's to many people 'spreading the word' and not enough people actually doing something about it.

(and on a further note even the 80% hungry thing is a sort of gross exaggeration because it's saying people who don't receive what is referred to as optimal nutrition are 'going hungry' which by those definitions most of the people I know are 'going hungry' myself included since my primary diet is noodles and rice with the odd apple as a college student.

Terminate421:
"Pokemon is for little kids!" *goes back to playing Cawadoohteh black ops 2, and is 14*

"Nintendo are running out of ideas of Pokemon, face it, Pokemon died after the (insert any generation here)"

"Halo is exactly like any other shooty game" (this came from someone on this site)

"All fps are the same"

"Bethesda have never made a good game"

Those are all opinions, disagreeing with them doesn't make them stupid.

This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard "Didn't we already survive the nuclear holocaust?". A guy I knew thought the cold war was another name for a nuclear war, and that the Nevada desert was a scar left behind by a soviet bomb. He wasn't joking.

Let's complain to the President because we don't like DmC.

captcha: have courage

Anything a feminist or other liberal has ever said, well not everything, like please pass the salt, but everything besides that.

Aah, the classic "I'm not unliterate," I will never get over. That just had me cracking up!

I cannot remember exactly what she said, but one of my classmates told out teacher being a homosexual is a race. I explained it to her and she understood, but still.

EDIT: Nnnnnnope, she still actually thinks that homosexuals are now not just from a different race, but now it's SPECIES. With that stupidity, I wish I was from a different species just to distance myelf from her.

"We're going to introduce micro-transactions into dead space 3!"

-EA

Too obvious?

Heard this one today while the teacher was talking about some guy. He was explaining what a stroke was.

Teacher: "Since your brain can't get any blood, it's starved of oxygen and basically starts dying."
Kid: "Oh so if you were to bathe in blood you'd live!"

My teacher is a pretty sarcastic guy so he just responds
"Yeah sure, why don't you try it out yourself?"

This is Junior Year in highschool. Then again judging from other posts, it seems a lot of stupid things are said in highschool.

I immediately thought of about three political conversations I've had with friends, but I'll spare everyone and leave the horrible pseudo-intellectual American politics discussions for another thread.

I overheard someone asking about whether or not the movie Lincoln was based on real events or not, in my United States history class too. . .

First: "Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings!?!?!?" - Random Girl at Target.

Second: This woman actually tried to convince me (a guy with a degree in IT) that Obama has a button on his desk that he can push that will turn off the Internet.

Aaron Sylvester:
There are a number of people out there who firmly believe that the human eye cannot tell the difference between 30 fps, 60 fps or 120 fps (fps = frames per second or framerate) when it comes to watching videos or even playing videogames.

So I'll still keep this "30 fps myth" at the back of my mind as one of the stupidest things people can say, and one of the stupidest arguments one can make. Having used a 120hz monitor over the past year, the difference is so mind-blowingly obvious it's not even funny :P

How s this possible to believe? YOU CAN OBSERVE THE DIFFERENCE RIGHT HERE.

;__;

OT: "Did I hurt his feelings?" -said immediately after telling someone that they had no value and should die

Kushan101:
I also remember the interviewee - I think it was either good ol' Christopher Hitchens / Richard Dawkins / Sam Harris(or a "professional Atheist" of some kind)

Was David Silverman, president of American Atheists. His expression has become quite a popular meme-image:

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Bhaalspawn:
My parents celebrate Good Friday. But every year they serve fish on that day. I kid you not they said

"Oh but fish isn't meat."

I paused and said "Hand on, let me go ask my vegetarian friends."

Most vegetarians don't consider Fish as a meat... and it's meant more specifically to not eat red meat on good friday. fish and shellfish are allowed.
Interesting note, Beaver is technically considered a fish, at least by the Catholic church, so its okay to eat Beaver on Good Friday

'Grass isn't a plant' from a A-level (high school for yanks) Biology teacher. She couldn't tell me what it was, but she was sure it wasn't a plant, flowering or otherwise.

Overheard a group of girls -

"Let's watch an 80s movie."

"I am NOT watching Black & White!"

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