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What's the stupidest thing you ever saw a (non-nutcase) person do without intending to be idiotic?

Nutcases can and will do anything; they don't count. This is about what a more or less normal person did without thinking it through.

Update:

"Do", gentlemen, "do". Not "say".

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  • 1 decade ago
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    While working at an indoor shooting facility I saw a guy trying to teach his girlfriend to shoot by using a HUGE .44 magnum revolver. She was really small and petite and almost knocked herself unconcious when the round discharged and the barrel hit her in the head... The front sight smacked her so hard upon recoil that it opened a horrible gash on her head and she bled something fierce... Our staff called an ambulance and banned the guy from ever coming back... Our place had professional instructors on hand and a variety of small caliber rental guns available. We also gave free lessons to any beginners but the guy convinced us he knew what he was doing...Truly idiotic...

  • themom
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The winner has to be my oldest daughter, the queen of "I didn't think"... I must have told her and her sister a thousand times to be careful not to put metal or aluminum in the microwave. I was at work when she called and asked how to put out an electrical fire. Panicked, I ran home, and yep...she had put a metal pot with corn in it into the microwave to see if I knew what I was talking about and blew my microwave to bits. Not two weeks later, I had bought a new television for the first time in 15 years, and had warned the girls not to turn it like they did the old one, as the new one was top heavy. Yep... she turned it to get a better picture, and it fell and broke into a million pieces! " I didn't think!" is a common refrain in our house!! (By the way, she's not a kid..she's 22!! LOL )

  • 1 decade ago

    George W. Bush visited a class one day, and was sitting in the front of the classroom, alongside a student, who was also sitting - I think the kids in the class were all reading together, aloud. Bush was holding a book pretending to follow the reading, and it was upside down. There are pictures of this on the net.

  • Rewsna
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I worked with teens with special emotional and mental needs. One day our staff had a pie eating contest for the kids. Chocolate pies with graham cracker crust. Mmmmm.

    Everyone had finished their pie except this one kid. Everyone was cheering him on, though he'd already clearly lost.

    When he got to the 3/4 point he made a strange whining noise and vomited into the remainder of the pie.

    The staff got quiet and stood there. But the kids kept cheering as he ate through his puke to take on the remainer of the pie.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Person swinging a golf club in a low ceiling pro shop. (FULL long swing..very high) He hit a 12 foot long light and it shattered. The man was covered with little glass particles and some powder stuff from the light. He looked quite funny. He was not seriously injured. Well, just his pride was ;)

  • 1 decade ago

    I was in a class and I was trying to get to the other side of the room, only the aisles were really cramped. So I decided to step over the seat of a desk. Now, of course, these desks were attached to their seats by a bar..... and of course my foot didn't clear the bar. So the desk went flying and I jet propelled myself off of it. The teacher's reaction? Didn't even lookup, only said calmly....

    "That's why there are aisles..."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    back in high school, the jokester of my history class (we had "silent reading" back then or whatever it was called... my god do they still have that... it was only like 10 years ago)... anyways during this "silent reading" crap she was sitting in the back and she took a paperclip and stuck it in a light socket. it burst with sparks and we laughed our assess off. dangerous, but funny. our teacher was so funny, he was this old guy with such a dry sense of humor and didn't say anything, got out a paper for detention or whatever, wrote it up, and calmly waddled over to her and laid it on her desk. then we all remained in "silent reading" for 20 minutes while looking around giggling at each other. Well, i guess you had to be there. oh how i miss high school....

  • 1 decade ago

    I did something pretty stupid myself...I was playing manhunt I went to climb a fence (it was a picket fence, about 6 feet tall and it was moving back and forth and it looked like it was about to break). I stopped, looked at the fence and thought about it and I decided to climb it. I got to the top a piece broke and I fell down head first. I broke my wrist and had a cast for 6 weeks. I laugh at it now. That was stupid.

  • 1 decade ago

    when i was younger, bout 11, i went 2 the ymca this girl undressed & ran through the whole building! total nutcase.

  • 1 decade ago

    My husband once tried to stand on a bowling ball in cowboy boots. He thought if an elephant can stand on a ball, he should be able to do it too. He hit the floor really quickly...flat on his back. Nearly knocked the wind out of him.

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