25 Hilarious Examples of People Failing At Being Smart

What’s the last dumb thing you did? I dated a check 2016… and it’s 2019. But who writes checks these days anyways?

It’s easy to laugh at people when they do dumb things, even resorting to calling them an idiot or assuming they are just stupid. In reality, all humans make dumb mistakes and it’s only a matter of time before you make a silly whoopsie.

The best thing we can do when we mess up? Laugh… because, let’s be real, our dumbest mistakes are really the funniest.

Here are some of the best examples of everyday people failing at being smart – enjoy!

1. Brian just didn’t have the heart to correct Rachel


2. When you think you’re going to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers… but really, it’s the Red Hot Chili Pipers

So that’s why I got such a good deal on the tickets! 


3. Not to be confused with the award winning actor Leonardo DaVinci 😉


There’s some science behind brain farts. Some believe that it’s caused by psycholinguistic – or a temporary breakdown in lexical word retrieval. While other researchers believe it’s a sign that something has gone wrong in the memory retrieval process.

“It’s really hard to say what causes it,” explains Gary Small, M.D., professor of psychiatry and aging at the UCLA Semel Institute. “I don’t think we’ve had enough research on it. But we do know that as our brains age, our neurons don’t communicate as effectively as they did when they were younger … The retrieval process becomes less efficient.”

Age is far from the only factor that causes brain farts. People of all ages experience them from time to time.

Some studies have found people between the ages of 18 and 22 experience them around 1 to 2 times a week. These same studies note that adults 65 to 75 years old experience them twice as often.

4. The plague wasn’t a big deal or anything, was it?


5. A dumb mistake so many of us played a role in


6. Car dealership saw this tactic being used online and thought it might be necessary in person

For the record, robots don’t make as many mistakes as humans.


7. This must be a joke


8. Watch out, Z3d will get you efffedd up…


9. If only cameras were this magical


10. The real-world equivalent of Login: Admin Password: Admin

11. True definition of getting catfished


12. AAA workers are just like us


13. When you get stuck in the world’s slowest line

Is this Zara or the freakin DMV?!


14. Okay, Amelia Bedelia


15. “I Wanted To Cook My Wife A Fancy Meal For Her Birthday, So I Started With A Slow-Cooked Home Made Chicken Stock. After Simmering For Hours, The Recipe Said To Pour It Through A Strainer. God Damnit”



16. This piece of art got a ticket from a cop who thought it was illegally parked

Now that would be one flexible automobile!

Yes, this really did happen in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. The piece of art was created by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, who is well-known for creating distorted-vehicle pieces. It was created as part of the city’s 300th birthday celebration, but apparently the cop who ticketed it didn’t get the memo. It ended up with a 30 euro ticket.

picture alliance / dpa

17. The time Kim K played poker in mirrored glasses

Rich Fury

18. The news ran a story about an Aboriginal woman who was missing/murdered; the image they used was a pic of a white girl at Coachella wearing a headdress


19. “My brother was upset because his car’s ‘docking station’ for his iPhone wasn’t working and it was scratching his screen

Generation Z at its finest

20. A 21 year old girl shared this on Facebook, and she was 100% serious…


21. When you take an Uber pool on your wedding day


22. Even professors make mistakes


23. Jokes on you, Ma. It’s a Capri Sun


24. Someone explain to Jack how numbers work


25. Don’t fall for this trick or you could end up on this list!


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