Want To Feel Really Smart? Check Out These 20 Head-Slapping Photos Of People Doing Really Dumb Things

We all have those head-slapping moments in life, those times when we just plow ahead without thinking and do something really, just flat-out dumb. But hopefully, we’ve never been as dumb as the people in these 20 mind-boggling, actual photos of actual dumb things.

You’ve heard of the Darwin Awards? The annual list of people who did incredibly dumb things that usually resulted in total disaster? Well, we think you might be looking at a nominees list with these photos below.

The dumb things in these photos may have resulted in disaster, or maybe not. The fact is, for these photos, we’ve made no effort to find out what happened next — not because we don’t want to do the investigative reporting. The truth is, we just don’t want to know.

Check out these 20 excruciating photos of people doing extremely dumb things, and you’ll understand why.

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The amazing thing is, this guy actually works for the ATF, at least according to his hat.

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Just a little Sunday bike ride.

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Because everyone knows they are among nature’s most docile, friendly creatures.

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These two Thomas Edisons really know how to party.

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Now, there’s nothing dumb about washing your car. But when it’s a convertible…

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Pro tip: inserting the nozzle actually in the gas tank will save you money.

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Yeah, we don’t think AppleCare covers that…

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To be honest, someone who does this probably shouldn’t be allowed to reproduce anyway, so no loss…

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Which one is smarter?

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Dumb guys + ladders = D’OH!

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Since he’s proving there’s not much in his head anyway, this probably isn’t as risky as it looks.

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You should always check if there’s one in the chamber. She’s just practicing firearms safety.

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Nothing can hurt Batman, so this probably turned out okay.

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Phew! These things take forever to inflate!

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There’s dumb things, then there’s really pointless and inexplicable dumb things.

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Well, that’s one way to change a tire.

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Dumb, yes, but kind of romantic, too.

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Maybe there should be background checks before you can own a ladder.

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Someone watched one too many episodes of Jackass.

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Excuse us, but we’re definitely not sticking around to see how this one turns out.

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So, what’s the dumbest thing you ever did? And do you have the photos to prove it?