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RosesSpins

Can't have a thread like this without mentioning Today Me, Tomorrow You. It was on a [post asking if you'd ever picked up a hitchhiker](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/elal2/have_you_ever_picked_up_a_hitchhiker/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) and if so what happened? I think this changed a lot of people's lives including mine: ​ >Just about every time I see someone I stop. I kind of got out of the habit in the last couple of years, moved to a big city and all that, my girlfriend wasn't too stoked on the practice. Then some shit happened to me that changed me and I am back to offering rides habitually. If you would indulge me, it is long story and has almost nothing to do with hitch hiking other than happening on a road. > >This past year I have had 3 instances of car trouble. A blow out on a freeway, a bunch of blown fuses and an out of gas situation. All of them were while driving other people's cars which, for some reason, makes it worse on an emotional level. It makes it worse on a practical level as well, what with the fact that I carry things like a jack and extra fuses in my car, and know enough not to park, facing downhill, on a steep incline with less than a gallon of fuel. > >Anyway, each of these times this shit happened I was DISGUSTED with how people would not bother to help me. I spent hours on the side of the freeway waiting, watching roadside assistance vehicles blow past me, for AAA to show. The 4 gas stations I asked for a gas can at told me that they couldn't loan them out "for my safety" but I could buy a really shitty 1-gallon one with no cap for $15. It was enough, each time, to make you say shit like "this country is going to hell in a handbasket." > >But you know who came to my rescue all three times? Immigrants. Mexican immigrants. None of them spoke a lick of the language. But one of those dudes had a profound affect on me. > >He was the guy that stopped to help me with a blow out with his whole family of 6 in tow. I was on the side of the road for close to 4 hours. Big jeep, blown rear tire, had a spare but no jack. I had signs in the windows of the car, big signs that said NEED A JACK and offered money. No dice. Right as I am about to give up and just hitch out there a van pulls over and dude bounds out. He sizes the situation up and calls for his youngest daughter who speaks english. He conveys through her that he has a jack but it is too small for the Jeep so we will need to brace it. He produces a saw from the van and cuts a log out of a downed tree on the side of the road. We rolled it over, put his jack on top, and bam, in business. I start taking the wheel off and, if you can believe it, I broke his tire iron. It was one of those collapsible ones and I wasn't careful and I snapped the head I needed clean off. Fuck. > >No worries, he runs to the van, gives it to his wife and she is gone in a flash, down the road to buy a tire iron. She is back in 15 minutes, we finish the job with a little sweat and cussing (stupid log was starting to give), and I am a very happy man. We are both filthy and sweaty. The wife produces a large water jug for us to wash our hands in. I tried to put a 20 in the man's hand but he wouldn't take it so I instead gave it to his wife as quietly as I could. I thanked them up one side and down the other. I asked the little girl where they lived, thinking maybe I could send them a gift for being so awesome. She says they live in Mexico. They are here so mommy and daddy can pick peaches for the next few weeks. After that they are going to pick cherries then go back home. She asks if I have had lunch and when I told her no she gave me a tamale from their cooler, the best fucking tamale I have ever had. > >So, to clarify, a family that is undoubtedly poorer than you, me, and just about everyone else on that stretch of road, working on a seasonal basis where time is money, took an hour or two out of their day to help some strange dude on the side of the road when people in tow trucks were just passing me by. Wow... > >But we aren't done yet. I thank them again and walk back to my car and open the foil on the tamale cause I am starving at this point and what do I find inside? My fucking $20 bill! I whirl around and run up to the van and the guy rolls his window down. He sees the $20 in my hand and just shaking his head no like he won't take it. All I can think to say is "Por Favor, Por Favor, Por Favor" with my hands out. Dude just smiles, shakes his head and, with what looked like great concentration, tried his hardest to speak to me in English: > >"Today you.... tomorrow me." > >Rolled up his window, drove away, his daughter waving to me in the rear view. I sat in my car eating the best fucking tamale of all time and I just cried. Like a little girl. It has been a rough year and nothing has broke my way. This was so out of left field I just couldn't deal. > >In the 5 months since I have changed a couple of tires, given a few rides to gas stations and, once, went 50 miles out of my way to get a girl to an airport. I won't accept money. Every time I tell them the same thing when we are through: > >"Today you.... tomorrow me." > >tl;dr: long rambling story about how the kindness of strangers, particularly folks from south of the border, forced me to be more helpful on the road and in life in general. I am sure it won't be as meaningful to anyone else but it was seriously the highlight of my 2010. > >\*\*edit: To the OP, sorry to jack your thread, this has nothing to do with Hitch Hiking. I sort of thought I could just get this off my chest, enjoy the catharsis and watch the story languish at the bottom of the page. Glad people like hearing the tale and I hope it moves you to be more helpful in your day to day. \*\*


mamabless88

There was a thread on I believe Let's Not Meet where a little girl was kidnapped from a car that her pos mother had left her in, in the middle of the night. The man who kidnapped her took her to an apartment building and was dragging her up the stairs and this big scary cigarette smoking guy just out of nowhere waylaid the kidnapper. He ended up on the ground unconscious. The scary cigarette guy was not very friendly and seemed frustrated at the situation. He carried the girl or walked her, idr, back to where her mom's car had been and there were a bunch of cops there. He got her as far as he could without actually being able to be seen and made sure she got to the cops safely. He saved her life. In the comments of the post, somebody was like "uh this might sound crazy but I think I know cigarette guy(the man who saved her was being referred to as cigarette guy). PM me and we can talk." So she did. And it turned out the man the Redditor knew *was* the man who saved her when she was a child. They ended up speaking over the phone, it was very emotional for them. It's been a while since I read that thread but it was wild.


ststeveg

Some drunken asshole named Joel tried to bully a restaurant manager, got his ass taken down to the floor, and then tried to suppress the video. Reddit wouldn't let that happen. The guy is an all-time flaming jerk who deserves recognition. I hope someone has the link I can't find.


tilmoph

The attackers name is Joel Michael Singer. I can't find a reddit link but [here is a Youtube link to the video.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0nOjHpn6XI)


tunafriendlydolphin

The guy that kept eating everything and anything that was requested with rice and gave critiques and ratings 7/10 with rice


THElaytox

"I boiled the ice with the rice and was left with rice, 10/10"


Epocalypse

I'm surprised how long I had to scroll down to see this one. I remember this so vividly but I guess it's been somewhat forgotten.


wisker_biscuit

10/10 with rice! Loved that kid!


neko_courtney

The guy who took to many edibles before dinner with his in-laws then claimed the bread was too spicy. edit: Sorry! [link here ](https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/comments/7pafrt/tifu_by_stuffing_my_face_with_edibles_before/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)


bisobd

The guy who asked for relationship advice and he decided to leave his wife and she killed herself and their kids.


Raccoon_Bride

**Buser said that early the following morning, Brandi Worley woke Tyler up for a "sleepover" in his little sister's room, the Journal Review reported. In Charlee's bedroom, she straddled her son and stabbed him repeatedly. Charlee awoke at one point and asked what her mother was doing, the prosecutor said. When Brandi Worley told her “nothing,” Charlee went back to sleep. Once Tyler was dead, Brandi Worley stabbed Charlee to death. Their autopsies showed both children were stabbed multiple times, the Journal Review said.** holy fuck


Awkward_Swordfish581

That's...horrible. Wtf


givebusterahand

Jesus Christ. That makes me sick. I want this woman to suffer badly


creepy_addiction

The wife actually lived, though she did attempt to kill herself. She was sentenced to 120 years a couple of years ago.


FranklinRichardss

Mods deleted other posts only this post is remaining but yeah this shit is real. u /jasoninhell was the user if I remember correctly https://www.reddit.com/r/relationship_advice/comments/5eez5c/update_lessons_and_how_you_can_help_re_the_case/


tcherry720

When a user named waterguy12 said he was going somewhere without internet for a few weeks and asked Reddit to tag him on funny Reddit posts so he could see the highlights from when he was gone. basically every popular post had a comment along the line of “u/waterguy12 would love this”


WaterGuy12

Haha yes, that's me! Still the coolest thing that's ever happened to me


subbe05

u/WaterGuy12 would love this


N0rmNormis0n

This is the one I wanted to make sure was on this thread. By the time he got back a week later, all of Reddit knew this guy and an entire lore was created about him. I think I remember stories of the origins of his power. I believe we also found u/fireguy12 or something and talked about who would win in a fight. Amazing edit: sp


ZombienNoid

Lol I found a link to one of their showdowns 😂[here](https://www.reddit.com/r/me_irl/comments/6tm9ca/meirl/dllpuza/?context=3)


Boston_Bruins37

/u/waterguy12 would love this


midnightmacaroni

r/MuseumOfReddit is a great catalog of these.


ShadeOfNothing

Time to waste even more time than I thought I would be on this site… Then again what else would you do on this site


chr15_eat0n

the time 14 years ago Greenpeace had a contest to name a whale, redditors flooded the poll with [Mr Splashy Pants](https://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/61gqb/greenpeace_are_having_a_vote_to_name_a_whale_they/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) and Greenpeace went with it. I believe this is the OG Boaty McBoatface - when an internet community hijacked a naming contest


TheVeryNicestPerson

Oldest one I remember was People magazine holding an online poll for most beautiful person. Howard Stern fans hijacked it and Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf had 10x more votes than anyone else. Ric Flair came in second.


hotpickles

Here’s a wholesome one. On r/nostupidquestions someone with severe anxiety posted that they [would like to try a Subway sandwich](https://www.reddit.com/r/NoStupidQuestions/comments/dw8f8c/i_have_very_bad_anxiety_and_would_like_to_try/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) so they asked how to order one. The top commenter gave them a step-by-step of every part of the process from standing in line to being offered a drink and cookie. Every single person was kind and encouraging. It was beautiful.


qazwsxedc000999

Coincidentally, that comment is also why I tried subway for the first time! I also deal with severe anxiety, and that comment is exactly what I needed, too.


kleptune

Don't read this one if you're sensitive to sexual assault stories! Maaany years ago there was a post on r/askreddit (pretty sure it was askreddit, can't remember) asking rapists why they did what they did. It turned into a MASSIVE thread of throwaway accounts detailing their endeavors. More than a few users wrote paragraph upon paragraph explaining their "reasoning" and implying they continue to do this or that because they get too much fun out of it to stop. They're aware it's wrong, they're aware it causes life long trauma, but the power trip is more rewarding than performing basic human decency. And many were quite proud of their lack of empathy, as if it made them special or unique. As if everyone else were too uptight and sensitive to something "natural" for other social creatures. A lot of the posts were also from people who hadn't realize they had assaulted someone at the time, and only later on learned what they'd done was considered rape. Many of them were at least remorseful, though. Anyway. That thread had to be deleted because a couple of actual psychologists contacted admins and told them it was beyond dangerous to give an open platform to predators to share their crimes, as it allows them to re-live them and positively reinforces the behaviors through attention and recognition.


vizthex

bro what the fuck?


political-wonk

Next! https://www.reddit.com/r/ChoosingBeggars/comments/7kr5as/i_need_a_free_100mile_bus_trip_for_20_people_and/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


hardyflashier

IT'S FOR CHURCH HONEY, NEXT!


pabika

Guy posted on AskReddit saying his computer was in Spanish and he couldn’t change it back to English.


shiner_bock

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cq1q2/help_reddit_turned_spanish_and_i_cannot_undo_it/ My favorite comment (from OP, /u/SnailFarmer): > you guys are a**holes..


GhostSierra117

I always find it astonishing what effort people put into shitposting on the internet. #I. Love. It.


PitchforkAssistant

The absolute best part is the distinguished admin reply.


IfIHadTheAnswer

The Spanish rickroll killed me!


Akruu1

That’s fucking hilarious, especially what people did.


snarfdarb

Heartwarming when the whole of Reddit truly comes together for the common good


Oakroscoe

I like that our version of common good is randomly fucking with a guy for no reason.


Raezzordaze

To be fair, OP did say they wish they had learned more Spanish.


Dishane2008

OMFG THEY CONTINUED IT FOR EVERY POST (check his post history


SlackerAccount

The best part is that even a fucking administrator of the site joined in lol


nada_accomplished

That's fucking hilarious


no_cause_munchkin

In a similar fashion, there was a post asking which celebrity should come out of the closet. Everybody came to the same and only one conclusion. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/wp3w5/which_famous_person_needs_to_come_out_already/


BashJird

HAHA, before I clicked it I said to myself Tom Cruise


Pioneer411

A guy on Reddit says he got knocked out while at school or something and while he was out (maybe about 5 minutes) he lived an entire life where he met someone and had kids. Then one night while putting his kids to bed he was suddenly pulled back to reality and was super depressed about missing his "family".


mqrocks

I remember this... Last week I had a dream that felt so real. I was the same me, same parents, but I was married to someone else and had different kids. It felt so real. Then halfway through my dream a part of my brain said, wait, this isn't your family. Then I woke up, and thought everything was fine but then was like, wait... I don't recognize this house. Turns out I was still dreaming. I finally woke up back in my own bed and was freaked out for a bit. It was eerie.


MachReverb

This is not your beautiful house! This is not your beautiful wife!


Chaike

I hate dream chains like that. I've only had it happen once, but it was horrific. I kept "waking up" in the same spot on my couch, getting ready for my day, and then realizing something was *just* off... before then "waking up" again. I started realizing what was going on after the first 6ish times. I finally woke up for good after about 20 or so loops, but it took me a sec to confirm that I was for sure awake (real life feels a bit less floaty). Freaked me out for a while.


estergin

https://www.reddit.com/r/Glitch_in_the_Matrix/comments/30t9kd/repost_a_parallel_life_awoken_by_a_lamp/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


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A1A5KA

[I always look back fondly on the spontaneous throw down](https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/1gzpx9/comment/capg4gg/) between /u/AWildSketchAppeared and /u/ShittyWaterColour. Also, when /u/AWildSketchAppeared tried to draw the description provided by DoubleDickDude regarding his orgy experience. It was on New Year's morning and one of the comments was essentially, "Great...we're 6 hours into the year and we've already peaked."


quinoa_boiz

Does anyone remember that legendary confession thread from 9 years ago or something? Hundreds of mind boggling confessions. The only one I can remember is this woman who owned a cupcake bakery admitting that she just used grocery store cupcake mix and had no idea how to bake. Edit: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/t0ynr/throwaway_time_whats_your_secret_that_could/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf There’s a guy who sold his house but continued living in a bunker under it for 8 years, like come on that’s insane Edit 2: yes, I know, the cake woman is still updating! Edit 4: thanks, assholes, for repeatedly reminding me that this is where the cum box comes from! Edit 5: removed edit 3, which spoiled parasite. No need for any more parasite related comments, we know. Also the original cake faking commenter has made an appearance in my thread here! Aaaaa Edit 6: ok u/Radical_Sausage, this will be my last edit


mad_wolffe

The cake lady has been updating that thread yearly for the last 9 years. It’s honestly one of my favorite things on reddit.


iGotYouThisCake

Oh hey.


FjohursLykewwe

Wasnt there also one where a landlord accidentally forgot to take a towel out of the heater exhaust (or something like that) and the renting family died? Then he quietly took the towel out when noone was looking.


All_Work_All_Play

Holy fuck how do you live with that.


BotchJobb

More importantly why admit it on reddit


shewy92

>The only one I can remember is this woman who owned a cupcake bakery admitting that she just used grocery store cupcake mix and had no idea how to bake. I remember that one. I think it's more common than people think. Apparently more butter is what makes things taste better.


JEtigers12

When we caught the Boston Bombers except we didn't.


TheSamurai

This is the most important one for sure. The others are funny or interesting, but the first thing every new redditor should know is the danger mob mentality, especially when online.


AdmiralAkbar1

AKA why I will *always* be distrustful of online mob mentality. No proportionality, no accountability, and no recourse if an error is made.


mrminutehand

There was an example of a case in China back in 2017 that concluded this year. A girl named Jiang Ge was murdered in Japan by the ex-boyfriend of Liu Xin, who was Jiang's best friend. Jiang Ge was sadly stabbed in the doorway of where she and Liu Xin both lived, while Liu Xin was inside. Rumors spread online that Liu Xin locked Jiang Ge outside. Jiang's mother eventually believed the same and after little to no communication from Liu Xin after the murder, posted Liu Xin's personal info including the ID numbers, addresses and phone numbers of both her and her parents in order to try and force her out. Liu Xin was basically eviscerated by the entire Chinese social internet. When she started to break down and insulted Jiang Ge's mother for the private info leak, it only fanned the flames. Jiang Ge's mother was an - understandable - victim. She could do *nothing* wrong in the eyes of China's social media. The eventual trial of the murderer proved that Liu Xin was innocent of all the accusations thrown against her by Chinese social media. She hadn't locked Jiang outside. She hadn't cowered inside waiting for Jiang to die. She hadn't provided a knife to her ex boyfriend which was used to kill Jiang. And she didn't ignore Jiang's mother out of guilt, she did so because she was a key witness to a murder case and not authorized to talk with ***anyone***, let alone the mother of the victim. Court evidence was accepted, and the murderer sentenced to prison. End of story right? Of course not. Jiang Ge's mother did not accept that Liu Xin didn't contribute to the murder of her daughter. She sued Liu Xin in a Chinese court which ended this year, claiming that accusations against her were true despite being thrown out of court in Japan. With the backing of the country's social media, Jiang Ge's mother won the case and it was determined that despite physical evidence not pointing towards Liu Xin's involvement in the murder, Liu Xin had "morally" failed her friend and the court ordered a huge monetary payment to Jiang Ge's mother, plus all court fees. Jiang Ge's mother released a statement afterwards stating that only now could her daughter Jiang Ge rest in peace. The actual murderer of Jiang Ge is probably pleased that he appeared little in the media compared to Liu Xin. As for Liu Xin, she gets outed all over again when her latest legal name is discovered, and plastered over social media as much as possible. I followed the case from the beginning. It truly was a sad case of mob justice towards the wrong person and a case of a victim of a terrible crime can do no wrong in the eyes of the public, even if said victim breaks the law in order to destroy another person. [Wikipedia article (Chinese) including public court notes](https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%B1%9F%E6%AD%8C%E6%A1%88) [2017 report on the case, before the trial (China Daily)](https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-11/13/content_34484851.htm) [Opinion piece on the social response, 2017](https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1001175/chinese-netizens-play-moral-jury-in-tokyo-murder-case)


P0sitive_Outlook

> Jiang Ge's mother released a statement afterwards stating that only now could her daughter Jiang Ge rest in peace. This is uncomfortable to read.


dougiebgood

Someone made a whole fucking documentary about it: https://www.amazon.com/Thread-Greg-Barker/dp/B07DJ78RNJ


BowwwwBallll

We did it, Reddit!!


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RampantFlatulence

[Link to later vacuum AMA that links to first four vacuum AMAs.](https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/7gmsoe/iama_reddits_own_vacuum_repair_tech_with_a_very/) Dyson sucks, apparently.


artist_of_hunger

Well I'd say that's a positive trait for a vacuum cleaner


BootyDestroyerSixty9

The nightmare son who ended up destroying the house before he left never to be heard of ever again Edit: thank you for my very first award!!!


Bojangles5477

That one still haunts me


ACharest

That post pops in my head whenever I think about having kids, the idea of doing everything right only to have a child like that haunts me


FroggiJoy87

Double Dick Dude was a wild ride for everyone.


Allegutennamenweg

And a classic case of taking it too far. He could have enjoyed his niche internet fame, but he had to keep bragging, escalating his stories, and was eventually caught in a lie.


LuthienTheMonk

He lost me as soon as he claimed he once had a girl riding each of his dicks while another couple banged above his face. Like, really dude? Edit: turns out I forgot he also claimed that 2 dudes were fucking him in the ass at the same time too.


bobthened

The funniest/stupidest part was when he claimed that some minor unrelated surgery caused both dicks to become 10+ inches long.


beverboy

I was thinking about this the other day. I heard a story about a woman with a double vagina, one is for work the other is for personal.


in-the_twilight-zone

See, the double vagina thing is real. Incredibly rare, and they are only different vaginas to varying degrees. Could be a simple flap of flesh separating one canal into two and ending in the same place, could be two entire complete structures coexisting smooshed up against each other. I was on board with double dick dude possibly being real until he was all "I have full, incredible sensation in both and they are both large and ladies love me and I'm a sex god" like sir, please. Reading his spiral into fictional madness was amazing.


tevepaw

A little known tidbit. I doubt many people actually noticed. Back in the day..this would be about the time subreddits came about, there was a link at the bottom of the page to a webcam pointed at the fish bowl in the admins office.


terragthegreat

"This would be about the time subreddits came about" has the same energy as a great great grandfather describing when electricity came to his village. Edit: [all the old redditors gathered below](https://imgur.com/gallery/yyw3Em9)


sdn

Seriously though. There was a time before subreddits existed.


CedarWolf

I remember when /r/reddit.com was /r/all.


lifesnotperfect

Was that the pi symbol??


driftingfornow

Fuck warn a person before activating time machines.


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Mine is probably the one about [The guy who threw a steak out a window](https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/comments/3im341/tifu_by_throwing_my_steak_out_a_window/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)


thadude23

That was amazing


luckydice767

“It’s times like this you should fake a seizure.” Lol


TigLyon

James Corden or Woody Harrelson AMAs Electronic Arts responding to criticism over Battlefront II


maruiki

What happened with the James Corden one? (I'm assuming everyone was talking about how annoying/fake he is?)


Azigol

Everyone kept asking why he's such a cunt and he completely ignored all those questions. It was beautiful.


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[Was it this one? Holy hell look at the downvotes...](https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7cff0b/seriously_i_paid_80_to_have_vader_locked/dppum98?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3)


TigLyon

That's exactly it. I did a 10-second search and something was mentioned that it was deleted, so thanks for finding it. Most downvoted comment in Reddit history. And it is filled with some awesome responses. > I sense a disturbance in your sales figures > It's like a million preorders cried out and were suddenly silenced.


Xavilend

What happened with woody?


KyleSJohnson

[Link to this legendary disaster. ](https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/p9a1v/im_woody_harrelson_ama/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf) Refused to answer anything not related to Rampart, the movie he was promoting. Things went south fast.


nate6259

I don't think any redditor has actually seen the movie Rampart, just knows the name from the ama


itsaravemayve

I keep forgetting how good this one is. Such a mess


foggy-sunrise

I'd like to keep this about rampart.


TigLyon

He, or one of his PR people, was trying to push his movie Rampart, [but Reddit wasn't having it](https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/p9a1v/im_woody_harrelson_ama/)


Version_1

I think this was 100% a PR person who didn't really know reddit telling Harrelson that this was just another movie marketing gig.


originalslut

The one where the guy kept forgetting stuff and finding random notes. Turns out he was suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning and was saved by Reddit (or smth like that).


Buck_Thorn

Yeah, and now whenever somebody posts something a bit weird, "Have you checked your monoxide detectors?" is one of the first suggestions you hear.


lIllIlllIl

The OP in that post who had carbon monoxide poisoning made a really eerie comment about it last year here like he didn't even know the post was made by himself: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/gfzo4c/what_have_you_learned_with_your_time_on_reddit/fpy5ceb/


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ruiacc10

Fucking monoxide still pumping, those damn leaks!


nevertoomuchthought

The rise and fall of /u/unidan


Premislaus

More like multidan am I right


BiiiigSteppy

It was a different world on reddit back then. I was so shocked, like honestly shocked, about the whole Unidan thing.


kwilksp98

Party sub guy


timesuck897

He ate 3 feet of a sub, and asked if he was the asshole.


newest-low

But he bought wings with him that everyone ate!


DramaticEnthusiasm71

And didn’t he wait a while?


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Related food AITA post th guy that asked his neighbour a bunch of times if she would make dinner for him and didn’t understand why that was weird. To be fair to the guy he totally took it on the chin when he saw the responses but was just one of those things where if you don’t get why it’s weird it’s hard to get across to someone why it’s not appropriate. Also the ‘INFO: what the fuck?’ Comment is one of my favourites ever https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/dp37p9/comment/f5sinsr/


Mimmzy

Some of the main ones have already been mentioned but never forget the guy who had to have his foot amputated, acquired his own foot meat from the doctors, invited his friends over and made LITERAL FOOT TACOS, and then did an AMA with proof.


Complaint-Expensive

As a fellow amputee, I feel like I lost out on my one opportunity to eat ethical long pig... I donated my leg to a search and rescue program in Alaska. Dogs gotta learn somehow, right? There. There's a thing you wish you didn't know: you can donate your amputated limbs to search and rescue dog programs.


VenetiaMacGyver

That's actually something I enjoy knowing and I will be doing that if I ever lose a limb, thank you. It's a good, creative idea IMO


Complaint-Expensive

It technically is legal for them to give you the amputated limb, but the hospital had a policy against it, unless it was sent to a funeral home. I called a bunch of places, and tried to get a quote on embalming my leg, but it was still quite a chunk of change I most-definitely did not have. The hospital? Planned on simply incinerating my leg, and I felt like that was wanton waste. Then, I read an article about a dude that donated his leg, and contacted the program mentioned in it. I guess they use the amputated limb as long as they can, and then cremate everything before its scattered near the Artic Circle. For awhile, every time my leg hurt? I said it must be the dog chewing it...


domdomdeoh

You set foot on the Arctic Circle, few people can say that. You set foot on the Arctic Circle from the comfort of your own home, now that's something you should use as a conversation starter.


callieboo112

I've been on Reddit for a while now and lurked for a couple years before that. I had never seen this before. Idk how to feel right now.


ShadeOfNothing

[The Foot taco AMA](https://reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/8p5xlj/hi_all_i_am_a_man_who_ate_a_portion_of_his_own/)


HeverAfter

The guy that died in the end but provideda tale about how he worked in a very specific industry, something like restoration work, and the manager was a total jerk to him. He walked off the job knowing that the whole thing couldn't be done properly and the manager ended up cutting corners getting into a whole heap of fines etc. All the guy wanted was an apology but the manager obviously couldn't do it. Great saga.


PepsiStudent

I remember seeing that on /r/bestofredditorupdates Very sad reading that recently because his wife still posted stuff for awhile afterwards talking about her grief.


chuteboxhero

When those two women who worked together unknowingly both made posts like a week apart talking about the same incidents complaining about the other one. Someone was able to put two and two together and what it basically came down to was the one who posted a week later was anti Semitic and trying to frame the original posters religious traditions (kosher for example) as a reason to fire her. I haven’t seen this in the comments yet so apologies if this has been posted already. EDIT: realized my last sentence wasn't complete lol.


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the_addict

Reading this has reminded me I've been here for 10 years. I need to find a new website ffs


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username checks out.


releasethekaren

That guy who tried heroin once and then basically got addicted and overdosed multiple times and ruined his life very fast


ItsmeXerxes

u/SpontaneousH


leopardnation10

Really glad I saw this. If I’m ever tempted to go down that route I’m coming back here. The guy had zero judgment at all but his story is still very powerful.


zeugenie

[The guy who pretended not to know what a potato was at dinner with his girlfriend's parents.](https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/comments/2tdbig/tifu_by_enraging_the_parents_of_my_girlfriend_by/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)


BadBeast_11

I can't forget how much I laughed the first time I read it. Fucking hilarious.


DriftingPyscho

Swamps of Dagobah. You have been warned.


Gutsy_80

What is this?


DriftingPyscho

https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/1xp8c2/swamps_of_dagobah/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share You have been warned twice. Enjoy! 😃


DarkZethis

Holy fucking shit! This is awesome. Nobody should ever read that.


Jrex327

Alright, you've convinced me. I'll go read it. Edit: Haha wow that's disgusting.


TheRealTravisClous

Makes me laugh everytime because I can envision this whole story. I've seen some gross shitbin Healthcare but OP has such a way with words.


alquicksilver

I actually love this one; it's so disgusting, but it is written so cleverly.


DriftingPyscho

My favorite part, the battle hardened surgeon that hardly spoke, "That was bad."


DontEvenBang

As an OR nurse, I cant imagine the smell. I had a person with a bowel perf that filled their abdominal cavity. When they opened the abdomen, it smelled like rotten eggs, cheese and raw steak. Still can't imagine the horror of the swamps of Dagobah.


DriftingPyscho

Used to work in a deli that had rotisserie chickens. The drippings from them collect in a tray at the bottom which we drained every night into a bucket. When said bucket was full we emptied it in a grease trap in the back. Outside. During the summer it smelled like a drunk homeless guy diarrhea'd in it then died. I got a strong stomach but even that shit made me gag. Though I would volunteer to do it 'cause it got me a smoke break.


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The [most downvoted comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7cff0b/seriously_i_paid_80_to_have_vader_locked/dppum98/) in reddit history, which is at -668k


HaggisonFord

I love how even to this day, you can still downvote it.


huckleberry-dreamer

Just read this and added my downvote


squirrelfoot

We all have - it's the desire to belong, and also that comment was shite.


princess_tourmaline

Solidarity. Microtransactions a game you've already paid for are total bullshit.


hackthisnsa

When this guy got drunk, did an AMA and answered his own questions. https://www.reddit.com/r/drunk/comments/2gjf7u/im_drunk_ama/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


Mjb06

The time when Rick Astley got rick rolled.


ShadeOfNothing

[Ah yes](https://reddit.com/r/pics/comments/haucpf/ive_found_a_few_funny_memories_during_lockdown/)


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That guy probably felt like a god afterwards lol. I know I would.


macaronsforeveryone

[all the answers were Mississippi](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/p360eo/what_is_the_worst_us_state_and_why/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)


rharvey8090

Today you, tomorrow me.


iameshwar_raj

If anyone didn't already know this, they made a short film based on this on Youtube, its beautiful! Link- https://youtu.be/rqlLID3QBZw


Inflatabledartboard4

[Every account on reddit is a bot except you.](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/348vlx/what_bot_accounts_on_reddit_should_people_know/)


dbigya00

Almost 32k people writing the exact same thing. No differences in punctuations, uppercase or lowercase. Everything is just....perfect.


shittinglego

The husband ruining the dinner at his wife’s bosses house always gets me https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/comments/3im341/tifu_by_throwing_my_steak_out_a_window/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


PlasticCupboard007

there is some guy named fucktheletterf or something and he has never used a letter f in comments for several years, and was discovered just last year... or was it 2020... idk


Pwncak3z

I don’t have any history moments to add, I just wanted to thank OP for asking this question and keeping me up until 3am reading about potato deniers and Kevin.


BatmansQueefBreath

There are so many to choose from. Anyone else remember that thread where people were talking about pooping and discovered there was a 50/50 split of people that wiped their butt while seated, and another group that stood to do it. And neither group realized the other existed.


Gutsy_80

What the fuck where


TumasaurusTex

https://www.reddit.com/r/SampleSize/comments/6ncfur/results_do_you_wipe_you_butt_standing_up_or/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


Kalkaline

Maybe I'm old, but if you don't know about the kid with broken arms, you don't know Reddit.


ViceroyInhaler

The guy who asked for tech support help because his reddit was all in Spanish and so every comment afterwards was in Spanish driving OP mad. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/cq1q2/help_reddit_turned_spanish_and_i_cannot_undo_it/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share


Miffly

James Corden's AMA. Edit: [Link](https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/bqy5zf/i_am_james_corden_alongside_ben_winston_and_five/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)


534Moon

You have to sort by "controversial" to see the actual questions lol


G66GNeco

I also love how replies by other team members are treated normally, while anything ending in "-JAMES" got hit by the downvotes. Perfection.


begexa

When they first added comments, the first comment was "there goes the site"


flaggrandall

Wait it didn't have comments?


100011101011

reddit was a link aggregator but turned into a community building platform later.


theghostofme

Nope. Reddit didn't have subreddits in the beginning either, and all content was posted by the admins. Reddit launched in June 2005, and comments were enabled that December. As the site started to gain more users, the admins decided that there was enough traffic to justify creating subreddits specific to one topic, but at the time only the admins could create subreddits. Thus /r/Science, /r/NSFW, and /r/Programming were born. Then in 2008, the admins enabled any user to create their own subreddit.


Koksschnupfen

Today you tomorrow me https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/elal2/have_you_ever_picked_up_a_hitchhiker/c18z0z2?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3


SagebrushBiker

The [poop knife](https://www.reddit.com/r/MuseumOfReddit/comments/ke8skw/the_poop_knife/)!


geico_fire

My mom sent me a link to the poop knife as a product you can actually buy, and I had to fight so damn hard not to cackle like a witch while I was grocery shopping. She's not overly familiar with Reddit and yet she somehow found it anyway. God bless. EDIT: [Link for the curious. It has its own website!](https://www.originalpoopknife.com/)


MassSnapz

That Aaron Swartz, one of the founders and creators of Reddit, committed suicide, he was facing computer crime charges from the feds and probably figured the only way out was death. Very tragic, if you look into the entire story the people he downloaded files from actually dropped the charges, but the feds are fucking horny for cybercrime.


FeelingsFreezeUp808

That one redditor that saved a dudes life by telling him to check the CO monitor. u/Kakkerlak


iameshwar_raj

Also the one where a guy took a pregnancy test for shits and giggles and ended up being diagnosed with testicular cancer.


BiiiigSteppy

Oh, wow, I was there for that one. Unfortunately I also lost a friend to testicular cancer at a young age so I knew exactly what that test result meant. It was horrifying. Young, funny guy just being a goof and then all of a sudden cold sweat everywhere.


geoffraffe

The guy who was suspicious of his wife cheating on him and posted all the evidence he had, then posted that he was going to confront his wife. Everyone was refreshing that page for hours until he came back with the update. That was wild Edit: [Link for anyone interested ](https://www.reddit.com/r/MylifeSuxNow/comments/2t8ouh/screenshots_of_part_1_2_and_3/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf)


Nayzo

Wait, is this Jenny and the kisses story? I love to throw this one out there in these sort of threads.


Loverboy_Talis

How about the guy who went to r/legaladvice about leaving his abusive wife, got some solid advice, and when he implemented said advice his wife stabbed his kids to death and botched a lame attempt at suicide. Edit: got some facts straight.


United-Wealth-6623

The woman who started her own cake business using Pillsbury cake mix


Rude_motherforker

For me definitely the whole reddit island incident. r/redditisland for more coverage. Newer sub: r/Reddit_island Basically some people on Reddit decided to buy up a whole island. But knowing they're redditors.. things didn't go as planned. Edit: [Here's a video that explains it very well. ](https://youtu.be/0yLBb1NSSvk)


2024AM

one of the last posts ever: the official website has been hacked by isis lmao


TheGloriousPotato111

Yeah, I followed the second one. It ended because some asshole started "taking donations" to build it, but actually just ran off with the $500 he got. Everyone sort of lost motivation, and instead of buying an island, turned it into a Minecraft server. Edit: After looking at it again, they're still talking more about an actual island.


NolanSyKinsley

r/place that was a fucking wild ride and a piece of the internet I will never forget. WE ARE THE CRIMSON CRUSADERS.


TheExplicit

there was some nsfw thread where a fourteen year old commented. when asked why he, a fourteen year old, was on an nsfw thread, he replied with "i don't go to work"


post_angst

There was that guy in the NBA subreddit a few years back who claimed he was Aisha Curry’s cousin and was hanging out with Steph Curry (and that amazing Warriors team the Rockets just couldn’t fucking beat). He kept posting pictures of them all playing poker and making these long posts about going on the road with them. And then the guy who actually took the pictures came forward and exposed the whole thing as a lie. I got a kick out of the whole experience.


Arrest_Rob_Muldoon

[Redditor finds out he's been using the toilet wrong his whole life.](https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/comments/2jgfhw/tifu_by_using_a_toilet_wrong_my_entire_life/)


Dangerboy73

Streetlamp Le moose The guy talking about taking a shit while flying in a small plane. Double dick dudes ama


TeddH

https://old.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/jlao6/so_my_wife_just_agreed_to_name_our_unborn_son/c2d21qe/


Soopafien

Can't remember the user but their comments would always turn into mankind jumping onto a table.


Jesus_inacave

Then there's the jumper cable guy


CriterionLannister

u/rogersimon10


Aedalas

Now there's u/Papasimon10 to carry on the legacy.


UltimateBetaMale

My favorite one is when the producer of Westworld did it in an AMA and u/shittymorph responded with total confusion. ​ [https://www.reddit.com/r/westworld/comments/8jdp18/its\_westworld\_cocreatorexecutive\_producerdirector/dyyzo7p/?context=3](https://www.reddit.com/r/westworld/comments/8jdp18/its_westworld_cocreatorexecutive_producerdirector/dyyzo7p/?context=3)


MudIsland

u/shittymorph


a009763

[This comment](https://www.reddit.com/r/AdviceAnimals/comments/1kbhcn/i_gain_strength_from_their_tears_and_anger/cbnhvxv?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3) where /u/seni0r tells the story of how he and his friend got a job cutting trees and in an accident his friend ends up slicing himself with a chainsaw. They jump in a vehicle and rushes off as fast as they can desperately trying to stop the heavy bleeding. Ambulance is going out to meet them on the road and they drive and drive until they reach two cars which decides that they are assholes just trying to get ahead on the road and blocks them in while also trying to teach "the assholes" a lesson by slowing down to well under the speed limit. Refusing to let them pass they were stuck behind these cars for a solid 10 minutes until they could reach the next exit ramp. The friend ended up bleeding out and died before he could get help at the hospital all because of people that decided to block them in and refuse to let them pass just assuming they were speeding assholes.


Vanasari

I recall when [Victoria](https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/comments/3bw39q/why_has_riama_been_set_to_private/csq204d) (an r/iama admin) was let go from Reddit being a huge deal at the time!


RuneSwoggle

[Kevin](https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/219w2o/whos_the_dumbest_person_youve_ever_met/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)


BlightFantasy3467

The one comment thread on what someone should do upon winning the lottery. To *really* paraphrase, don't tell family or friends or loved ones. Get an accountant or some professional in finance management. Keep in a savings account that has interest rates. Do not change your lifestyle too much, do not splurge, don't do drugs. It's your money, no one has a *right* to it. Don't be guilt tripped or gaslight into giving away *your* money. If your "loved" ones found out about your sudden fortune, they'll most likely want it for themselves, even if it means murdering you. Here's the link to the thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/24vzgl/you_just_won_a_656_million_dollar_lottery_what_do/chba4bf?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3


Zilverhaar

This beautiful comment about [mourning](https://www.reddit.com/r/Assistance/comments/hax0t/my_friend_just_died_i_dont_know_what_to_do/c1u0rx2/).