50 Times People Saw Someone So Clueless, They Just Had To Act
Published in Sep 2021 / Updated in Oct 2021
Has someone ever surprised you by how clueless they were about something so undeniable? Don't worry. We have all been there.
Of course, everyone makes a silly mistake once in a while, and we can all easily embarrass ourselves with these hilarious mishaps.
To err is human, and so, we should not be too hard on ourselves for revealing our little foibles once in a while through ridiculous mistakes.
However, these folks did a lot more than embarrass themselves a little: their mistakes were too ridiculous to be ignored and forgotten. For instance, how can someone mistake their finger for a pickle or forget that New York is still in America?
You will be utterly astonished by some of these embarrassing situations.
1. A Long Joke
Comedy shows like Family Guy have plenty of random jokes. So, it makes sense that some viewers might not understand some of the jokes being made.
However, thinking that many of the show's characters were speaking in Spanish for several minutes to be funny is a pretty puzzling assumption.
In this case, the producers of Family Guy had no intention of making a joke in Spanish. The viewer's mistake was changing the language from English to Spanish.
This person pranked themselves without knowing it. It must have taken quite a bit of patience to wait that long for a punchline in a language you don't even understand.
2. What's Your Right Number?
Sending a message to the wrong number is a pretty common mistake, and there is nothing particularly hilarious about it. However, sometimes you end up with the wrong number because someone purposely gave you a fake number.
At other times, you mistake a digit or two and end up contacting the wrong person.
Usually, things can get a little awkward and embarrassing when you contact a person you had no idea even existed.
Unfortunately, this person made the situation even more painful by seeming so alien to the concept of a wrong number. It took a while to figure out what was going on, but the embarrassment could not be avoided by then.
3. What Made You Settle On Korean?
Parasite, a Korean black comedy-thriller, was a tremendous success. It became a huge winner during the 2020 Academy Awards with its recognition for best picture, best director, best foreign-language, and best original screenplay.
Unfortunately, the moment that stood out the most about the otherwise great night for the production involved an interview. The fact that the film had everything to do with being Korean seemed inconceivable to the interviewer, which was quite the epic fail.
4. Can't Extrapolate From Missing Data
Unless you are a little keen, you might think this t-shirt does not have part of its message. However, a closer look at the statement reveals that this was not a mistake.
According to those who can "extrapolate from incomplete data," the second category of people is sufficiently referenced even without being mentioned. However, someone didn't get this logic.
5. Is A Panther A Lion?
A phrase like pink panther clarifies what kind of animal we are talking about, but apparently, not everyone gets that. This person wanted to know if a panther was a lion, and it has to be infuriating trying to explain this simple logic to a grown-up.
For some reason, this genius thought panthers were a class of lions or something. They also seem to believe that the animal was pink in color.
It's like everything this person knows about animals was learned through cartoons.
6. Doesn't Always Involve A Guy
We live in an age where people have diverse opinions and life choices, and most people already understand that marriages do not necessarily involve a man and a woman. Some ladies marry women, and Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli did just that.
The two got married in 2017, but there are still people who haven't figured out what happened. This social media user thought the two were simply brides and that their husbands weren't in the picture.
7. Does The World Celebrate This Important Occasion?
There is no doubt that July 4 is one of the most critical days in the American calendar, as it marks the anniversary of the day the country got its independence from the British.
Many people are pretty proud of this day, and nationally, it represents one of the biggest holidays of the year.
However, being an American holiday, it would not hold the same significance for the rest of the world. After all, many other countries around the globe have their independence days to celebrate.
However, this person seemed utterly clueless and imagined that everyone in the world celebrated July 4, although it is pretty clear that holidays celebrated by other countries are not very important to them.
8. That's Not How It Works
Let's be honest, 2020 has dealt a massive blow to many of us, and we have the COVID-19 to thank for that. Many people have lost their jobs, and many others are struggling to get by, which is why the government decided on the $1,200 stimulus check.
Obviously, this money does not come from one person's pocket. However, some people think that the president is responsible for paying this money from their personal finances.
We are not sure who needs to hear this, but that's not the case. You have to wonder why someone would have such a flawed opinion on how governments work.
9. Strange Indeed
If there was no avocado tree in your yard, and you found an avocado every time you walked outside, that would be pretty strange.
However, although this person was finding avocados in their yard, there was a pretty simple explanation for the "bizarre" phenomenon.
Nobody was throwing the fruits in the yard. Instead, the avocados were dropping from the avocado tree in their yard.
We are not sure how they completely missed that. Luckily, a friend helped clear the mystery.
10. That's What They Use
Here is an embarrassing situation that roped in even more people into the mix. According to this poll, most people don't want their schools teaching Arabic numerals.
What they failed to realize was that Arabic numerals were already in their education system.
If you are wondering, Arabic numerals are the numbers you refer to as 0, 1, 2, and so forth. People from all around the world use these numbers.
It seems that most people taking part in this vote did not take time to consider this before making their embarrassing opinions on the matter known.
11. You Don't Necessarily Need X-Rays For That
Some of the technologies we have today have become such a huge aspect of our lives that we can't imagine how people ever lived without them. However, just because x-rays help us see what's going on in the body while the person is still alive, it does not mean there aren't other ways to find out what the skeleton looks like.
So, even though the technology was not available during the Middle Ages, they could still know what skeletons looked like based on those who passed away. After all, death was not so rare at the time, considering that the average life expectancy was 31 years old.
12. We All Do That
During birthdays, cakes are a huge part of the celebration. However, most of the cake ends up being consumed by the friends who came to help you celebrate the occasion.
In any case, overeating cake would probably leave you sick and ruin the occasion. Part of the fun of birthdays is sharing the day and the cake with those you love.
However, for this internet user, this was not so obvious.
13. That's How They Say Black In Spanish
It is really commendable to see people stand up against racism. However, it is important not to get carried away and end up looking ridiculous.
So, before having a wrong opinion and sharing it with the entire world, it's essential to check out the facts. This woman had no idea that Maybelline was saying black in three different languages (English, Spanish, and French) here.
There was nothing racist about it.
14. Simple Math
We all want the most food we can get for the money we are spending. However, some people have a problem understanding how fractions work and affect the value of money.
Apparently, A&W had tried to give McDonald's a run for their money by selling a bigger burger at a lower price. However, since many people are terrible at math, they thought 1/3 is smaller than 1/4.
15. That's More Sugar, Not Less
If you think the above fact sounds ridiculous, here is more proof that fractions are not everyone's cup of tea. This person loved the recipe, but because they did not want to use too much sugar, they "reduced" the amount of sugar from 1/4 to 1/3 cup of sugar.
To them, this reduced the amount of sugar in the meal. It makes it seem like the husband does not have a problem with things being too sweet after all, considering that the outcome of this adjustment was "perfect."
16. Fake ID Tip
A lot of things can go wrong when you decide to use a fake ID. However, even if you felt that you had to go down this route, you can easily avoid mistakes.
This person was so bad at making a fake ID that the photo also included his girlfriend.
People get away with making fake IDs, but this pretty much guarantees that you get caught.
17. You Missed It
These days, you have to be very careful about what you are reading online and the credibility of the source. Some people have no problem concocting the truth just to get people worked up.
However, we have those who have no idea that satire is being used in some stories.
This person believed that the site was actually hiring professional protesters, although it claimed to be a satire site, and said those who thought it was real were idiots.
18. Tenant Troubles
Landlords are usually quite reluctant to help out when there is an issue with the property you are renting from them. Some will make solving a simple problem unnecessarily complicated.
For instance, this landlord does not seem very keen to help. Either that or they don't understand that cold water looks just like hot water in pictures.
This tenant seems to have a sense of humor about it, fortunately.
19. New Ways To Use Medical Equipment
We all get that television shows are not always 100 percent accurate. Even when trying to recreate actual events, producers can change a few details.
However, some changes are rather strange. In the photo, the equipment is hooked to all the wrong places.
Maybe they did it as a joke, but it's still hilarious, even if that was never the intention.
20. It Does Look Like A Pickle
Fishing out the last few pickles out of the pickle jar can be incredibly challenging. After all, you have to go really deep to get to them.
Getting something that doesn't even exist is even much harder, as this pickle lover found out. Half a minute was wasted as this person tried to grab their finger, thinking it was a pickle.
To be honest, their pinkie looks like a pretty convincing pickle from that angle.
21. No Longer In America
Even without taking geography classes, people should not have such a big problem understanding some things, which makes this situation so embarrassing. This lady did not understand that New York was still part of America.
She was so sure that New York was not in America that she had the guts to call out a commenter who tried to correct her. In fact, she made the situation worse by suggesting that geology classes offered the knowledge necessary to know whether or not the state was part of America.
22. Yes, If You Have Any Government Document Too
We can understand why some people have an issue with biometric technology and how it apparently affects our privacy. However, this person failed to realize that the government already has pictures of your face even if you don't use facial recognition software.
We bet he was pretty frustrated to learn the truth after someone pointed it out to him.
23. But You Can
It's understandable that kids don't exactly understand how human reproduction works. It wouldn't make much sense to them anyway.
However, when a seemingly mature person seems to have no clue that you can determine who the father of your child can be, it's a little sad.
This lady did not understand that she had a say in who could father her baby.
24. Two Mistakes
It's nice that this person has a power bank to charge their phone. However, they believe that the phone's LED light can charge the power bank so that it can charge their phone.
Even if they lack any knowledge of how solar panels work, they should understand that the phone needs to be plugged into the device to get charged.
All these facts seem alien to this person, who is needlessly making the situation worse by draining the phone's battery by leaving the light and the screen on.
25. Who Will Explain This?
This lady thinks that the gender of the baby determines if you are an aunt or an uncle. She might as well start wondering if the sister in question will be a father or a mother.
26. There Is Just So Much Going On Here
It is embarrassing when people who are trying to call out other people on their mistakes end up making hilarious mistakes as well.
In this Twitter thread, someone mistakenly claims that more people died due to 9/11 than those who died due to slavery, and the person responding ends up using the word "twote."
27. Those Have Been Around For Ages
Parents cannot afford to keep buying their kids all the books they need. After all, some of these books can be read in a single sitting.
Libraries exist for this very reason. People can borrow books, read them, and return them.
However, it seems that this concept is unheard of to some people.
It is quite true that some people have a pretty idiotic way of thinking. For instance, some people avoided Corona Beer, all because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Granted, that is an unfortunate brand name at this time in history, but the fact that there are people who think it is somehow related to the coronavirus pandemic is pretty hilarious, almost as hilarious as the comment that followed some people thinking brown milk comes from brown cows.
29. Quite The Question
This question is quite saddening, to be honest. Unless there's a rare case of mismatched babies at the hospital, most mothers are 100 percent sure they are raising their kids, which might not be the case for men.
That is why DNA tests are not necessary for mothers because they have no reason to doubt that they bore the kids they are raising. After all, they were there when the kids were born.
30. Fair Question
That Tinder conversation started out quite well with a pretty good pickup line. However, things quickly went south once the word transgender came up.
Although this person might not be entirely to blame for not understanding what transgender means, thinking that the word means a search engine is pretty ridiculous. Did they honestly think this person was a search engine like Google?
31. What The Hell Just Happened?
Sometimes, it takes a while to understand what someone is saying. That's pretty normal.
However, missing the point on two separate occasions and being unnecessarily rude once you find out the truth is something else.
32. That's Interesting
Masks are supposed to protect you from getting infected with the coronavirus. However, some people think there is a more innovative way to do everything.
This proud Trump supporter thought the mask was more useful as a way to cover his eyes. He left himself exposed throughout the entire journey.
33. Profound, Or Clueless?
This person thought they had stumbled upon a really unique idea. However, they were soon informed that the concept had been around for ages.
Honestly, the idea sounds so unique until you realize that radios have been with us since the late 1800s.
34. She Has Every Right To Be Concerned
This is painful to read. Someone thought that each pregnancy test she took represented a different kid.
Pregnancy tests have no way of telling you how many children you will have. They only inform you if you are pregnant or not.
However, thinking that four tests turning positive means having four kids is pretty unexpected. It's a good thing the friend didn't buy ten pregnancy test kits. The poor lady would have had a mental breakdown believing she was about to have ten kids.
Some people are entirely against vaccines, whether or not they understand how they actually work. This person, for instance, is speaking against vaccines but ends up promoting them by explaining how well they work.
They go ahead to refer to vaccines they received in a positive light, thinking they are making a case against them. It is similar to flat earthers accidentally proving the earth is round.
36. Which One Should We Address First?
Suggesting that grown-up people don't need to use umbrellas is quite shocking. We need protection from harsh weather at all ages since grown people can also get sick after getting exposed to nasty weather.
In any case, our clothes are not usually waterproof, and nobody wants to suffer the discomfort of wearing clothes soaked in water.
However, the comment that follows also raises several concerns.
Of course, we are waterproof, and this is a trait we have had since our birth. There is never a time when our bodies absorb water like sponges and malfunction as a result.
37. Oh Boy!
Your social security number is not something you should share with just anyone. There are countless ways it can be used to your disadvantage, which is why many intelligent people are cautious to keep it confidential.
This number can be used to file fraudulent tax returns and get you into trouble in the wrong hands.
However, this person found a genius way to get people to give up their social security numbers, and it's as hilarious as it is worrying.
The fact that just two of the commenters managed to use comma separators properly helps us understand why they fell for this dangerous prank.
38. When You Think About It, This Is Pretty Funny
This person obviously wanted to know if there was a fryer that could handle an 8-person meal. However, the witty commenter quickly saw the chance to use the ambiguous statement to make a joke.
As you probably know, Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who cooked and ate his victims. Not everyone enjoys this sort of humor or gets it, for that matter.
39. Just Too Real
If she thought she had her friend's phone, why was she texting them? She still didn't understand her mistake when the friend replied.
It was not until it was pointed to her how senseless her argument was that she realized her mistake. It is all quite hilarious.
40. Didn't Think Everything Through
To be honest, this looks quite cute until you realize that the whole setup suggests that some sort of incest is going on.
This proves why it is vital to check out the real stories behind the characters we admire to avoid these kinds of embarrassments.
41. Blending Babies
This internet user obviously has a lot of opinions. First of all, they think the babies have been aborted and put in a blender.
Later, they realize this has to happen when babies have to get x-rays, but then go on to argue that this is also unnecessary because, apparently, babies have no bones.
They don't realize that babies actually have more bones than adults and that the device is not a blender.
42. That's As Far I Got
For some reason, this student thinks that "syntax error" is an acceptable answer to this question, and she has no problem writing it on the whiteboard.
You can see how frustrated the teacher is by this answer.
43. A Creative But Exhausting Solution
When a train stopped, this person bought a watermelon, only to realize later that it could not get through the bars.
We have to wonder how long he can keep this up because his hands will definitely get tired of this at some point.
He might have to let the huge fruit go, which will be truly sad.
44. Not The Smartest Smuggler
Drug smuggling is a high-risk job, and even the smartest smugglers get caught. However, this man clearly needed to make a little more effort to make sure he got through the airport with a kilo of cocaine.
Hiding it under the wig is pretty sloppy considering how ridiculous and bizarre that looks. These pictures were taken at the Barcelona Airport.
45. How Hilarious
It makes sense to think that after paying for something, you will end up owning it. After all, when you pay for a dog or cat, you take it home with you.
However, "adopting" has another meaning when it comes to wild and protected species. So, it is pretty ridiculous that this woman thought a koala bear that had been saved from a disaster would be mailed to her just because she paid $70 to "adopt" it.
The cute animals are going extinct, and a lot of effort is being made to keep this from happening.
46. Can't Even Trust Herself
The security of your credit card is critical unless you don't mind strangers spending your money. However, this person went a little overboard and considered themselves a security threat.
She did not realize she was in Europe and that this was why information about her card said it was being used in Europe.
47. It's Easier To Breathe Now
Masks have become an essential aspect of our lives today. Therefore, the average person should have a pretty good idea of how they work.
So, for this lady to cut a hole through a mask to make breathing easier is quite strange. That defeats the whole purpose of wearing her mask.
48. Lost In Translation
Obviously, this lady is trying to appeal to all kinds of suitors, including English-speaking lovers.
As you can see, the translation did not work out as expected. She claims to be a "Toxic girl," which is not the best trait in a partner.
However, the fact that she is looking for a "diabetic father" is quite hilarious. This is obviously the translation for "sugar daddy."
49. Rebellious Mom
Some people like doing things a certain way, even if a better way already exists.
For instance, this picture shows what happened after a mom changed the labels on these containers. She might be a rebel, or maybe she realized she had put coffee in the container labeled 'tea' and vice versa and couldn't be bothered to switch out the contents.
On the plus side, her labeling is a little more conspicuous.
50. What People Are Searching These Days
Someone needs to clarify that earth is a planet and belongs in a galaxy, one of many. The fact that Google suggests this query goes to show how clueless people are about our universe.