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AskReddit is a popular subreddit on Reddit that allows any user to post interesting questions for anyone to answer, often generating funny discussion threads. These are their stories. 

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People Share Dumb Myths About Their Countries & Continents

Every single place on Earth has its fair share of dumb stereotypes and myths. Many people believe that everyone in the United States is an overweight gun-toting Karen. An embarrassing number of Americans believe the French are anti-shower, unshaved chain smokers. The reality of most stereotypes is that they are woefully overblown. This r/AskReddit threaddoes a really good job of debunking some of the world's most misguided assumptions. And helps people from pretty much everywhere bond over the misconceptions.  

Reddit users share common myths about their counties that are false, incorrect stereotypes
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AskReddit Thread For Naked Sleepers Strikes Comedy Gold

Some AskReddit threads are informative. They open peoples minds. They help to educate the ignorant, and heal the broken. Not this thread. This thread's greatest success is making us laugh out loud at our sad desks. This thread tackles the hard-hitting question of what naked sleepers would do when confronted with situations such as A) Fire and B) Burglary. It's not very deep. The question might even be unnecessary, but gosh darn if it ain't entertaining. 

Funny AskReddit thread about what naked people would do if they had to put out a fire or fend off a burglar | r/AskReddit posted by Nazamroth People who sleep naked is plan case fire or murderer? posted by sherminator19 Whip out my cocktail sausage make fire and/or burglar leave alone because guilt.
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People Discuss Acts That Are Supposedly Sexy But Aren't

Every day we are barraged with images of sex selling us commodities and ideas. Viral images and media tell us what is 'sexy,' but the real life manifestations of these supposed turn-ons are often just weird and awkward. Of course beach sex looks like the perfect fantasy when it's filmed at dusk with a shallow-focus lens on a miraculously empty, windless shore, but in reality, the logistical challenges of such an operation are enough to turn someone off. 

One redditor asked the internet to share examples of things that are supposed to turn us on, but are actually pretty un-sexy in reality, and the resulting thread is hilarious. Whether you find these responses relatable, inaccurate, or revelatory, they're sure to at least be entertaining. 

funny, askreddit, reddit, thread, sex, relationships, sexy, fetish, funny comments, lol, cringe, relatable, hooking up, dating, dirty | do NOT have sex fresh water lake 's been stewing at above room temperature all| summer. just dont friend who's gynecologist. | Chocolate syrup as sexy sexy addition. Everyone reading this needs know drying chocolate syrup turns into an adhesive
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Couriers Share Their Strangest Delivery Stories & Encounters

Even before the pandemic, the amount of people using delivery services like Uber Eats and Door Dash has skyrocketed over the years. It's amazing the price people will pay for a little extra convenience. For the most part, the job is probably pretty boring and annoying, but you've gotta wonder what strange encounters couriers have experienced over the years. One redditor asked delivery service workers to share some of the weirder things that happened on the job, and the responses were pretty entertaining—these workers have seen everything from BBQ rib orgies to basement puppy parties. We've collected some of our favorite anecdotes for your amusement.

askreddit, funny stories, weird stories, couriers, door dash, postmates, uber eats, delivery, memes, funny, lol, customer service, service industry
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Brilliant Loopholes People Exploited For Years

We love to see ordinary people exploiting glitches in the system, flawed discount deals, lazy employers, and any big institution that profits from usually doing the exploiting. When you spend most of your life rising and grinding every damn day to pay the bills, even the smallest win can feel like striking gold, like figuring out how to secure a free weekly lunch for the next couple years. 

We've got a bunch of great examples of clever people taking advantage of loopholes thanks to a hot recent thread from r/AskReddit.

loopholes, askreddit, jobs, money, smart people, reddit, memes, funny stories, funny comments, clever, win, making money, saving money, lol, funny | paid three hundred dollars month park really pimped out van heated garage Boston. If parked front no one could see Found spot near an electrical outlet and ran line into van. Paid 10 gym across street open 24 hours so had all hot showers wanted. Served at nearby restaurant so ate most my meals free. Watched tv on my laptop with free WiFi coffee shop
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Miraculous Times Lucky People Dodged A Bullet

Is one's life just a series of random and chaotic events, or are there underlying patterns that determine the things that happen to us? In the late 1050s, Meteorologist Edward Lorenz was skeptical of linear statistical models of meteorology and pioneered weather and climate predictability through his discovery of deterministic chaos—the theory that though chaotic systems appear to be random, they contain underlying patterns and feedback loops which can be used to explain evidently unpredictable outcomes in weather. And so a small, seemingly inconsequential change to initial conditions can lead to significantly different results. In his 1963 paper entitled Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow, Lorenz claims that "two states differing by imperceptible amounts may eventually evolve into two considerably different states...If, then, there is any error whatever in observing the present state—and in any real system such errors seem inevitable—an acceptable prediction of an instantaneous state in the distant future may well be impossible...In view of the inevitable inaccuracy and incompleteness of weather observations, precise very-long-range forecasting would seem to be nonexistent." Although Lorenz's deterministic chaos theory was focused on connecting cause and effect in weather to the general instability of Earth's atmosphere, the 'butterfly effect' metaphor has been used in different areas, such as quantum mechanics and (oftentimes incorrectly) in fiction. In Ray Bradbury's 1952 short story A Sound of Thunder, where time travel is a mundane reality and wealthy tourists can travel back in time to hunt dinosaurs for sport, one character is warned by his 'Time Safari' guides not to interfere with events from the past more than necessary, since small causes can snowball into catastrophic effects over time. At one point the character accidentally falls in the forest, but doesn't think much of it. When he returns to the present, he notices significant differences in the reality he once knew and eventually discovers a butterfly crushed under his shoe. The death of one butterfly millions of years ago had caused a catastrophic rift in time. Though this is a pretty outrageous interpretation of chaos theory, it's easy to go down a rabbit hole of wondering what other outcomes might have happened if seemingly minuscule changes to our own past life events were possible. In hindsight, it's easy to appreciate those random decisions that help us avoid disaster, but the implication that every decision you make potentially has a life or death outcome can drive anyone crazy.

We've got a bunch of examples of times people 'dodged a bullet' by making small decisions based on a feeling, or sometimes nothing at all. One person recounts the time they randomly decided to cancel a flight, which happened to be Malaysia Airlines flight 370. What at the time seemed like a mundane decision turned out to be a life-saving one. Not all of these anecdotes describe such dire mortal events—most of these stories are about the sort of times when you feel like you initially missed out on something good, but later realize you avoided an incredibly undesirable situation, like a job for a company that eventually goes out of business, or a date who ends up revealing themselves to be a psycho. You gotta wonder—were these people just lucky, or are there underlying patterns at play?

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Millennials Discuss The Most Annoying Stereotypes About Their Generation

For the past several years, the media has dubbed Millennials the lazy, entitled, 'snowflake' generation who go around killing entire industries with their discriminating taste. Despite the fact that Millennials are now between the ages of 25 and 40, they still get blamed for things like Covid-19 super-spreader events on college campuses. With how generously the term gets used as a general pejorative, you'd think 'Millennial' could just mean 'youngish person who I don't like.' Well many are sick and tired of taking crap from out-of-touch people who seem to consider their own generation to be completely blameless. One redditor asked the internet to vent about the most annoying stereotypes about Millennials they've heard, and the replies are pretty spicy. If you're a disgruntled Millennial who's over all the slander, these top responses from the Reddit thread will probably resonate with you.

millennials, millennial memes, reddit, askreddit, reddit thread, funny comments, baby boomers, gen x, avocado toast, economy, jobs
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Straight Men Express How They'd Feel About Their Girl Being Dominant

r/AskReddit can often be an entertaining pandora's box of cringe, wholesomeness, and wild imagination. We're focusing on an active thread started by redditor u/NeuroMajorDepressed when they posted the question: 'How would you feel if your girl grabbed you by the waist, lifted you up, and pushed you against the wall and gave you a kiss.' This thread turned out to be pretty wholesome and positive in general, with lots of straight men agreeing that they desire physical shows of love and affection (with consent, of course), and women admitting that they've tried this before. Take a look at the best tidbits we've collected from the thread

reddit, askreddit, thread, sex, relationships, men and women, funny comments, wholesome | r/AskReddit u/NeuroMajorDepressed Men reddit would feel if girl just grabbed by waist, lifted up, and pushed against wall and gave kiss?
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Ordinary People Share Creepy & Unexplained Experiences

Whether or not you believe in things like aliens or ghosts, there's no doubt that abnormal, unexplainable experiences are pretty damn unsettling. Where does the fear come from? That chill you feel when you suddenly hear or see something out of the ordinary. Is it superstitious fear of something supernatural or is it simply fear of the unknowable? It seems like we humans are easily unnerved by the things we can't explain and have no control over. But these feelings can also be pretty vicariously exhilarating. Why else would horror and mystery be such popular genres in fiction? 

We're stoked that u/LBE asked redditors to share their own spooky experiences because these strange stories from ordinary people gave us quite a thrill. If you're into unsolved mysteries and unexplained phenomena, you might be into this unsettling Reddit thread. 

creepy stories, scary stories, creepy, unexplained, unsolved mysteries, stories, reddit, askreddit, thread, weird, spooky, mysterious | redditaccount1_2 Right after quarantine started got package mail addressed my name and my address and contained 1 pink starburst and nothing else this day have no idea who sent or why return address vacant office space across country. Edit did not eat postmark matched address believe but 's been so long l'm not positive, there is one friend
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Classic 'Dad and The Dog' Memes Filled With Wholesomeness

This "Dad and the dog" dank meme combines two of our favorite things: dads and doggos. The meme exploits the idea that dads are truly marshmallows under their tough exteriors. The first instance of the meme featured Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson with a cute dog, paired with a joke about a dad's hesitance about getting a dog, and his eventual love for the damn critter. The memes have been popping off since early this week, and it's easy to see why. 

Dad and the dog memes, keanu reeves, john wick, john wick memes, silly memes, dogs, dog memes, doggo memes, furries, animal memes, family gets a dog | Dad doesn't want dog Family gets dog anyway Dad and dog: john wick shooting pistols with a dog on his head. man grilling and a dog standing on two waiting by his side.
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27 Truths Men Struggle To Explain To Women

Men are often deemed a mystery by women, and even some other men. They get a reputation for being cold or emotionless, quiet or unfeeling. Redditor u/RiceWota has managed to challenge these notions. By asking the men of Reddit to share the most difficult things to express to women, the Reddit user revealed that a) men love doing absolutely nothing and b) they have a shit ton of feelings. The more you know.

AskReddit thread about what men struggle to explain to women | Thirty_Helens_Agree 3h 1 Award If say doing nothing nothing" is not void be filled; nothing is activity and love Reply 2.1k
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Times People Became The Very Thing They Swore To Destroy

Was there ever a time in your life when you realized you became the very thing you swore to destroy? Imagine someone spending most of their life despising all landlords until one day they come into a bit of cash and decide to invest in some property. Well the property tax is pretty steep, so they offset the financial burden by renting out the basement. Boom: they're now the thing they always hated. One may have strong views about things that feel pretty rigid, until that person's frame of reference changes slightly and their whole world view is turned upside down. One redditor asked people to recount times they become the thing they swore to destroy, and the answers are pretty entertaining. 

askreddit, reddit, funny comments, funny stories, memes, funny, thread, lol | Noah-Izzy 5d 3 6 Awards Drank shit ton milk kid because believed lactose-intolerant people were wimps. Lo and behold shit my pants if have glass milk nowadays. Reply 3.5k
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People Discuss Things That Bring Out The Worst In Others

We've all seen it happen—someone perfectly sweet and lovely turns into an absolute monster when they're suddenly in a situation that brings out the worst in them, like being hangry, or air travel, or being stuck in traffic when they're already late to work. Redditor u/666FuCkThEwOrLd666 prompted r/AskReddit to discuss these common triggers that turn humans into maniacs, and the responses are pretty spot on. 

askreddit, forums, discussion, interesting, opinion, ask reddit, funny comments, social media | r/AskReddit u/666FuCkThEwOrLd666 brings worst out people? | Echo chambers is easy dehumanize people who are different than never spend any time interacting with them.Traditional_Flan_652 Black Friday KingOrion5 Ah yes only day year can see Karen curb stomp kid over PS5
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25 Women Share Their Subtle Yet Successful Flirtation Tactics

Flirting ain't really easy, and men aren't always great at picking up hints. But almost everyone has their own little way of trying to show a person that they're interested. Redditor u/SignificantEmotion87 took to r/AskReddit to see what the female equivalent of the classic "yawn to arm over the shoulder" move we're all familiar with. Ladies stepped up to the plate in droves, and while their answers were a mix of predictable and smart, the biggest takeaway is that men really have no idea when they're being flirted with. 

Funny thread about dating from reddit, flirting | groom him, like picking hair or piece fuzz off their clothes tinyhorsesinmytea. Been working primates since very beginning Sagittaron If she picks off flea and eats out Jidaque Yeah, but have fleas might think about lowering standards.
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45 'Never Again' Tales Ranging From Silly To Very Serious

We've all got our fair share of "never again" moments. Some might be related to debauchery, for example, swearing off tequila after an unfortunate binge-drinking episode back in college. Some may involve moments of staggering stupidity. Other "never agains" might be a little more serious, like refusing to work in a restaurant or in retail. This r/AskReddit thread covers all of those bases and more, with plenty of "facepalm" moments to keep things light. 

People on Reddit share their "Never Again" moments, marriage, dating ,drinking, drugs, silly stories, funny stories, animals, dog walking, poop | one thing made say never fucking again And why? | Feltch_McAvity 8h 314 Awards Attempting catch my dogs shit bag rather than picking up ground. Seemed like good idea. Dog sharted up my arm. Had long walk back home through my neighborhood covered shit. Never again.
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32 People Share Shady Secrets From Their Industries

It's no surprise that many professions cut corners and do some sketchy shit to make an extra buck or save themselves a hassle. Many businesses claim their wares are homemade when they're actually mass-produced, or in food, pre-prepared and frozen. Some places commit highway robbery by upcharging at a serious margin. These are some pretty widely accepted (albeit unfortunate) truths. But u/CircleBox2, in the name of demystification, asked redditors to share the darkest secrets from their industries. And some of them are shadier than we expected.

Askreddit thread about shady and sketchy secrets from various professions | hopefulcynicx 9h markup on glasses (specifically frames) is stupid ridiculous can buy frame 4, then turn around sell 160. Lenses too lenses cost us under $10 can easily be marked up 100 mean business is business but taking advantage people who can't see is sorta shitty lol Reply 950
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