Dumb Human Behavior to Avoid

Nothing bucks up our spirits more than knowing there are people dumber than we are. Except maybe knowing there are lots of them.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | June/July 2011

Nothing bucks up our spirits more than knowing there are people dumber than we are. Except maybe knowing there are lots of them. Vote for  the dumbest human now.

DUMB ON THE JOB
Presenting … The Great Narcissus!

Joanna Kirchmeier arrived at her London home only to find her husband, Helmut, in front of a mirror “just staring at himself, his pupils tiny.” Helmut, a newly trained hypnotist, had accidentally hypnotized himself while rehearsing a new act and had been standing like that for five hours.
Source: London Telegraph

No Shirt/No Hands/No Service
A Florida bank refused to let a man born without arms cash his wife’s check, even though he provided two forms of identification. The reason given: He couldn’t provide a thumbprint. Source: (Cleveland) Plain Dealer

The Hottest Show on Cable

Zurich firefighters were called to the home of an elderly woman who reported that her television set was on fire. When they arrived, they found her TV tuned to a live feed of a fireplace. “The fire was extinguished with the press of a button,” said a police spokesperson. Source: Associated Press

Scalpel … Forceps … Pink Slip …

When a Madison, Wisconsin, hospital decided to lay off 90 employees, executives there wanted to get it over with quickly. Butthe timing for one nurse wasn’t ideal. She was dismissed during surgery. Source: allheadlinenews.com

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  • Your Comments

    • DJMarkski

      You forgot reading Reader’s Digest.

    • Scott Long

      you can’t fix stupid

    • Fred

      I loved the one about the theives who confused robbing a bank with ordering a pizza.  You don’t get faster service by calling in your order ahead.  That is really dumb. 

      • Ralphy77

         What is even dumber is that you can spell “thieves.”

    • MyComment

      There may be reasons to forego building a $1.2 million dollar trail in tough economic times.The presence of a potentially dangerous snake is not one of them. If that were the case, we wouldn’t have very many hiking trails in the US. Most of the 48 contiguous states are home to at least one species of venomous snake. Many have several. Even places without the snakes may have other dangerous creatures present.
      Are we all supposed to just sit at home and watch TV all day long?Oh, and as rattlesnakes go, the massasauga isn’t among the more dangerous species. They are smaller than most, and have a lower venom yield. 

      You’d be in much more danger hiking trails where timber, prairie, diamondback or sidewinder rattlesnakes live. But people do it all the time.

      • Anonymous

        STOP BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE

      • Anonymous

        STOP BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE

    • Alan

      no, fuzzy-wuzzy wasn’t marxist, but this gets my vote for the dumbest government stunt. only in texas, friends, only in texas.

    • Alan

      no, fuzzy-wuzzy wasn’t marxist, but this gets my vote for the dumbest government stunt. only in texas, friends, only in texas.

    • Orlinsky

      Locating a bike/walking path in massasauga rattlesnake habitat is not as dumb as you make it sound. The  Eastern massasauga rattlesnake is on the state endangered list According to the U.S.Fish & wildlife service, “The
      massasauga is a secretive, docile snake that strikes humans only when
      it feels threatened or cornered. A massasauga will rely on its camouflage
      coloration to hide or will try to escape rather than strike a person.
      Many people who visit parks with massasaugas never see these shy creatures
      and may have walked by one with out noticing it.” Refer tohttp://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/reptiles/conserve.html

    • Orlinsky

      Locating a bike/walking path in massasauga rattlesnake habitat is not as dumb as you make it sound. The  Eastern massasauga rattlesnake is on the state endangered list According to the U.S.Fish & wildlife service, “The
      massasauga is a secretive, docile snake that strikes humans only when
      it feels threatened or cornered. A massasauga will rely on its camouflage
      coloration to hide or will try to escape rather than strike a person.
      Many people who visit parks with massasaugas never see these shy creatures
      and may have walked by one with out noticing it.” Refer tohttp://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/reptiles/conserve.html

    • Raks

      (: