Kids say the darndest things... And do the dumbest things... And for absolutely no apparent reason. Looking back, we can all think of an instance or two in which we made an off-the-wall decision to engage in some random, unexplainable and even occasionally dangerous act completely void of all reasoning and rationale. And while it may not happen as often, adults still engage in their fair share of inexplicable behaviors.
Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nil. None.
Sometimes they hurt, taste bad, or get us in big trouble, and other times we manage to pull off our silly stunts and blunders without a single soul noticing. But not anymore.
A question posed on Ask Reddit asks, "What is the dumbest thing you’ve ever done for absolutely no reason?, and the thread has taken on an air of idiot confessional as people reveal some of the most embarrassing and pointless things they have ever done for absolutely no reason, whatsoever, and lived to tell the tale.
Here are 20 utterly nonsensical things that people have done without knowing why.
This Co-pilot was on Auto-pilot.
Asbestos flavored cotton candy was this guys fave as a kid.
When I was about 8, I was walking out of school, I picked up some pink fairy floss (cotton candy) off the ground and put it in my mouth. It was insulation. –ben_schwimmer
“Pink fairy floss” (Here was our first clue pointing toward Ben’s whimsical nature, which we now know includes a propensity for eating food off of the ground).
Let’s hope for Ben’s sake, that his precious poofy fairy fluff was manufactured after 1989.
A friendly fruit turned weapon wake-up call.
My dad was sleeping on the couch and I happened to be holding an avocado. Without giving it a second thought, I chucked the avocado at his head for no reason. It plonked right off his forehead, woke him up of course, and he was so furious he couldn’t look at me for the rest of the day.
I was like 11 years old, and my dad has a temper. The moment it left my hand I knew my life was ending so I just helplessly watched it sail into his sleeping face. –fakebirds-
This guy got in a HOLE lot of trouble.
Though, while impressed, fellow commenters still had questions…
This girl is on fire.
I tried to put out a candle by covering it with a Kleenex. –TheREALGillypies