Not everyone is an expert at everything, far from it, but there’s a huge difference between being an expert and being completely clueless. Sometimes people say things that are so surprising we can hardly believe they’re serious.

Reddit user eljayok13 asked, “What’s the stupidest thing someone has said to you with confidence?” These aren’t just stupid things that people said, but stupid things that they seemed to completely believe were true. Scroll down for some pretty amusing examples.

  1. Macaroni

    Reddit user nurseofdeath wrote:

    “I’m only allergic to macaroni pasta. I’m ok with all the others”So….. you’re allergic to a shape?

  2. The Moon

    kahrissay added:

    My 6th grade science teacher told the class that the moon was bigger than the sun because the moon covered the sun during an eclipse.

  3. Pure Gold

    tequilitas shared:

    The sun is made of gold. We debated for hours, he still refused to believe it was not.

  4. Smoking

    littlepinkcupcake explained:

    Someone once told me that smoking cigs will help treat my asthma bc my lungs would be building a tolerance to the smoking and that means that I won’t have such a hard time during asthma attacks bc my lungs would already be used to the strain that smoking causes. He even tried to back it up with “my friends have asthma and they smoke”

  5. Skydiver

    Ochoytnik shared:

    If you ever fall out of a plane without a parachute you should grab onto the ground when you hit it so that you don’t bounce because that is the bounce that kills you not the first impact. He swore that it was true and that a skydiving instructor had told him.

  6. A Disney Hoax

    shartnado3 wrote:

    Space was created by Disney to further the hoax of space/earth being round. He was dead serious, and he quoted “his own brain after much research” as his source. I wish I was kidding.

  7. Sperm Donor

    TexJester shared:

    That she could never use a sperm donor to have a kid….because she wasn’t 100% sure that the baby/child would speak English….

  8. Hawaii

    LittleMsSparkles added:

    When I was moving to Hawaii I had a friend ask if they had cars/roads there. She believed they got around using tiny boats.

  9. In College

    Another odd belief:

    When I was in college, a christian trying to convert told during our conversation that ” You know Satan put fossils on earth to test your faith.” I just looked at her and just laughed. Another gem was in high school when a friends sister, who was 16 at the time, I was 17 said to me “did you know rabbits don’t lay eggs?”

  10. Seatbelts

    Notmeifault shared:

    You shouldn’t wear a seatbelt because, in the event of a crash, you’re better off being thrown out of the car than being trapped in it.

  11. Not Asian

    justura_verage shared:

    “You’re not asian you’re chinese”

  12. Face Palm

    discosaurus_rex04 wrote:

    I had a roommate in college who visited Spain and thought that it was hilarious that people there commented on his accent. Per him: “I don’t have an accent. I’m an American.” Tom, you’re one of the reasons that people think that we’re all stupid.In a similar vein, a friend of mine in college had a boyfriend from the UK. You would not believe how many people asked him how he was able to speak English so well. It was horrifying.

  13. A Window

    kira82 added:

    “I wish there was a window in between us so I didn’t have to look at you.”

  14. Waterproof

    Another Reddit user wrote:

    They laid their jacket right beside a stove. “Don’t worry it’s waterproof.”

  15. COVID-19

    Helpinghandinc shared:

    You can only get covid-19 if you get bitten by someone who had it.