17 Times People Were Super Confident, But Totally Wrong

Overconfidence is usually why most people fail in certain situations. But that does make for funny scenes for onlookers who would probably take pictures or videos.

So today, we have 20 such occasions when people were too overconfident in their answers only to be wrong.

17 Times When People’s Overconfidence Led To A Moment Of Bant

1. Just Face Your Ignorance

One user believed that using facial recognition would ensure that the government had one’s details. This was when another user trolled them for not knowing about how driving licenses worked.

2. Zeus, The Hyper-Potent

Someone’s overconfidence made them look like a fool before a student of classical studies by stating that Zeus had just one son.

3. Frankenstein

Another user on a social media site argued about Frankenstein participating in a bodybuilding competition- when the original poster was simply talking about the scientist- not his creation.

4. History Lesson

Yet another Facebook user claimed that Martin Luther King Jr wouldn’t be agreeing to a particular quote- not caring that the quote in question had been said by MLK himself.

With the pandemic being a thing of the near past, misinformation was at its peak. One Twitter celeb tried to talk about government conspiracy- when someone else shut her down.

6. Divine Message

Someone on Tumblr tried to argue about God’s intentions when another user commented on a passage straight from the Bible to close their shop.

7. History Class Skipped

Travis Akers couldn’t stand Fox News spreading misinformation- that could easily be rectified via Google and chose to post about it on Twitter.

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8. Forgotten Toys

A simple post on Reddit where a user reminisced about gel pens that changed color led to a huge rant by another user- who simply didn’t know that such pens existed.

9. Age Gap

When a Facebook user tried to shame the current education system while solving a basic arithmetic problem- they didn’t know that they messed it up as well.

10. Shapes and Colors

When a Twitter user asked her followers to name a fruit that was named after a color, another user replied with star fruit. For those who are unaware, a star is a shape- not a color.

11. Time-Distancing

The Bible definitely didn’t teach evolution- for this Facebook user believed dinosaurs and cavemen existed during the same period. To put it straight- they didn’t.

12. Gendered Animals

Biology tells us that only female mammals are capable of producing milk. But this Twitter user believed that cows only had female names due to misogyny- and not the fact that we wouldn’t want to drink a bull’s milk.

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13. Horrific Audacity

There is absolutely no reason for someone to start a beef with a famous author like Stephen King. And yet- someone decided the author had made a spelling error, when he, in fact, hadn’t.

14. False Opinions

The only rule for banter is- don’t make spelling errors. But this person, in a horribly misguided way of spreading misogyny, couldn’t even spell ‘you are’ correctly. Pssh.

15. Convenient Ageing

To a certain Twitter user, a child born in 2010 is 18 years old in 2018. How you may ask? Well, you carry the 10 and add 8. This is a calculation that R. Kelly would be proud of.

16. Bitter Medicine

Some people were so surprised when there was a vaccine for COVID- because they thought a vaccine for the common flu didn’t exist.

17. The Man Behind Tesla

One of those Twitter threads where almost everyone is wrong. Where do we start? Should we discuss how Tesla wasn’t built by Nikola Tesla? Or should we talk about how he was living in the 1900s and not the 1700s?

Overconfidence can be a bit of a problem if it isn’t complemented with ample knowledge. But it sure makes for a humorous post, doesn’t it?