People Took To The Internet To Describe The Dumbest Souls They Ever Met

Someone posed the question on Reddit, “who is the dumbest person you ever met?” and it turns out that there are a lot of dumb people in this world. Reddit users were quick to respond with tales of unparalleled stupidity.

Keep reading to see some of the craziest responses. You won’t believe how boneheaded some people can be. We really need to sort out our education system because clearly, it isn’t working well for us.

Why You Shouldn’t Brag

“I know a woman who bragged on Facebook that she scored 84 on her IQ test…. She thought it was out of 100.” —Mr_Nonesuch

A doctor gives a child an intelligence test at Nanjing Children's Hospital in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb 6, 2021.
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Photo Credit: Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

This is a new level of stupid.

Safety First

“My neighbors taking the batteries out of the carbon monoxide detector because it was making noise almost every day.” —Stoneway933R

Low-angle view of First Alert smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector installed on a ceiling, in dramatic light, San Ramon, California
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Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Yeah, that is definitely not advised. At least get a new carbon monoxide detector.

That’s A Country

“One of my classmates told me I was racist and reported me to the principal after I mentioned Nigeria in geography class.” —Neocropolis_

awal Oyewale, a Nigerian student who came to Izmir for its western and eastern culture, poses for a photo in front of a World Map in Izmir, Turkey
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Photo by Emin Menguarslan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

This person needs to look at a map.

Reaching The Boiling Point

“My old roommate. He put an electric kettle made of plastic on the stove. I came upstairs to black smoke as it melted. I threw it in the trash and yelled at him for nearly burning the house down. It has a cord sticking out of it and everything.”

Millennium cordless jug kettle, 1996.
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Photo by SSPL/Getty Images

“An hour later I came back upstairs to the same thing. [He] went through the trash and put it back on the stove. I get the first time if he’s never seen an electric kettle before but a second time? With the same kettle? A melted kettle? The guy doesn’t even do drugs.” —Haboobalaub

Corn On The Spine

“A friend’s partner said she was vegan. Another friend jokingly said ‘you’re not vegan, you eat corn on the cob, which is actually the spine of a cow’.

Corn seller on the beach in San Bernardo, Argentina on 11 January 2020
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Photo by Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Aforementioned friend’s partner started crying about how much she loved eating cow spine and was really upset, genuine tears of sorrow at how she wasn’t a vegan at all.” —Neon_Tusk_Of_Camblor

Magical Genderless Creatures

“Ex-girlfriend. I once said out loud ‘I wonder how dolphins have sex?’ She said, with conviction ‘There aren’t boy dolphins and girl dolphins. They’re just dolphins.’ You know, like magical.

A Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) jumps out of water in Kaikoura bay in Kaikoura Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand on March 25, 2021
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Photo by Sanka Vidanagama/NurPhoto via Getty Images

And she argues with me for about 2 hours.” —OttieAndEddie

The Difference Between Fantasy And Reality

“My ex-gf thought rhinoceroses were dinosaurs.

White rhino. The BioPark of Rome, 17 hectares, 1000 animals of 150 species including mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians in a botanical context with hundreds of trees
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Photo by Massimo Insabato/Archivio Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Then, we were watching King Kong and toward the end of the movie she asked if it was based on a true story.” —AnthropomorphicMango

The US Of A

“Met a dude sophomore year of college. I told him the story of the dumbest person I had ever met up to that point and his response was “well.. that’s understandable though… up until last year I didn’t know the U.S. and the United States were the same thing.”

Flags At Half-mast
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Photo by Deccio Serrano/NurPhoto via Getty Images

We went to college in the U.S. and again this was our sophomore year. Dude was a 19-year-old full-blooded American.” —Sauced_Churchill

It’s Not Natural

“Girl in my high school history class thought mount Rushmore naturally grew like that.” —adamkane13

Independence Day Fireworks At Mount Rushmore
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Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

I don’t know how dumb you have to be to think that mountains are naturally face-shaped.

That’s Not How Cruise Control Works

“Uncle telling us about a guy he worked with. Guy buys a nice, new car. Car comes with cruise control and built-in GPS. Guy wrecks new car.

View from the inside of the van with shaking head doll , car sat navigation and cup of coffee with a Belarus inscription and historical Belarussian fancywork is seen in Gdansk
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Photo by Michal Fludra/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Apparently, he typed in an address and set the cruise control… He thought that he didn’t have to drive after setting in where he wanted to go, the car would just take him where he wanted to go.” —CyclonsinaPolicebox

How The World Turns

“A girl I used to work with in a call centre. She used to ask me stuff like, ‘why do trees grow upwards?’ or ‘the sun goes around the earth doesn’t it?’

ourists visit the West Lake after a rainfall on April 20, 2021 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China.
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Photo by Li Xiaowei/VCG via Getty Images

Then one day she asked me ‘does the earth spin and clouds stay still, or does the earth stay still and the clouds move?'” —RaultheHorse

Bird Logic

“[I]n third grade, I was talking with another kid about kiwi birds and she proceeded to tell me that those birds laid kiwi fruit instead of eggs.” —s0mestrangeangel

Kiwifruits grow at the Adler Experimental Station of the Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry.
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Photo by Dmitry FeoktistovTASS via Getty Images

I wish kiwi birds laid kiwi fruit…

The Wrong Disease

“Friend thought syphilis was what you got from eating raw chicken. He told our whole economics class he got syphilis one time.” —rklab

Raw chicken fillet on cutting board
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Photo by: Anjelika Gretskaia/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Yeah, he was thinking of salmonella. He got salmonella from eating raw chicken.

Super Thick Glasses

“In fourth grade we had a motivational speaker come in and talk to us who was completely blind since birth. At the end they had time for questions and a girl asked why they didn’t just wear super thick glasses. When the person replied that they cannot see ANYTHING, so there would be nothing to magnify, the girl said ‘No like SUPER thick glasses.’

Osiris eyewear backstage ahead of the MBFWA Trends show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney 2013
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Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/WireImage

We were only in fourth grade but we all were looking at her like how do you not get this. The blind dude just shook his head.” —liebackground7185

How Weather Works

“Had a friend in HS that could predict rain by looking at the stars…. If the big dipper was upside down “the water would pour out and it would rain tomorrow”

The Big Dipper constellation shines over the California Aqueduct,
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Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

She was 17.” —JustMe124

A Negative Balance

“Worked at a bank for a (blessedly) short time. Had a 60 year old woman that asked, ‘What do you mean my account balance is negative??

Several two US dollar bill sitting in a pile
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Getty Images

I still have checks, so I still have money!'” —raspberryhefe