Ever look down at a scar you have and shake your head, reminiscing about the silly reason it’s there? For me, it was the time I chased my brother around because he had a bowl of raspberries. I tripped over a garbage bag and banged my ear onto the corner of a desk. Fifteen stitches later and I was fine, but man, is that scar ridiculous!

Turns out, I’m not the only one with a story like this. There’s an entire Reddit thread dedicated to the “dumbest” way someone has received a scar. Here are the top responses.

  1. A Dangerous Toilet Seat

    “I got hit on the bridge of my nose by a ceramic toilet seat when I was learning to pee like a big boy. Now I think about it – that’s probably the best outcome there.”

  2. Cutting an Orange

    “I was 7, mum said “don’t use that knife to cut that orange.” I used that knife to cut that orange. Things I learned: orange juice in a wound stings but not as much as the knowledge you can’t go crying to your mum.”

  3. Trust Falls

    “Trust fall with my brother. I trusted him. I fell.”

  4. Drying Her Hair

    “I was headbanging my hair dry in the bathroom, I hit the counter. I was 8.”

  5. A Jealous Family Member’s Revenge

    “My cousin scratched my face because I was very ill and everyone was taking care of me…so she got jealous and nobody noticed for a long time because they were focused on getting my temperature back to normal.”

  6. Walking Between Two Cars

    “I was trying to squeeze between 2 cars. One of the cars must have had a jagged bumper because it sliced a 2-inch gash in my leg.”

  7. A Sharp Tree

    “Fir needle cut me across the wrist while playing hide and seek out in the woods. A fir needle!”

  8. A Whizzing CD

    “Boys from my class were throwing CDs like you throw frisbee. One of those hit me right between the eyes. Still got a small scar there.”

  9. Ironing…With Clothes On

    “Lazy me liked to iron clothes while wearing them when I was twenty years old. My left arm can testify.”

  10. Playing Man Hunt

    “Some idiot made the campfire area base. I was running for my life to get there, jumped this huge pile of firewood, tripped over something and rolled right into the fire. It could’ve been SO much worse, but I only burned my elbow and some of my hair. It’s been probably 15 years and the scar is only about 3 inches long and 1 wide.”

  11. A Screen Door

    “Early one morning I was taking my dog, Snoopy, outside to use the bathroom and I guess he had to go really bad. So, he started flying down the stairs of the back porch right after I opened the door. He was on a leash and I didn’t want to hurt him and make him fall down the stairs, so I rushed out behind him. I was wearing a pair of wool socks and slippers and as I awkwardly started following him, the bottom corner of the screen door clipped me on the heel.”

  12. A Coffee Table

    “When I was 5, I was spinning around in the living room and then fell face first into the coffee table. I have a scar on my forehead from that.”

  13. Drunk Kissing a Dog

    “Drunk, and leaned down to kiss a strange dog on the nose, of all things. 27 stitches down my nose later…”

What “dumb” scar do you have?