Who Is the Dumbest Person in the World?

A recent poll by YouGov America found that 37% of Americans would prefer to be dumb but happy. It’s hard to know what to take from that statistic. While being happy is what life is all about, is not having brains worth the sacrifice? Whatever your thoughts, it is plain to see that many Americans don’t have a problem with the possibility of being the dumbest person in the world. 

As we have seen over the past couple of years, especially from a political standpoint, people really will believe anything. What’s more, we now know how stupid these people are thanks to the internet. Go online and you can find hundreds of stories about the stupid things people have done and said. We have scoured the internet to find a collection of stories and first-hand accounts about people who qualify for the title of the dumbest person in the world. The majority of these tales are from Reddit, where you can find information on just about everything. Read on below and make your picks for who your think deserves the title of the dumbest person in the world. 

1. She’s a Genius

woman with many questions and answers ideas

“I know a woman who bragged on Facebook that she scored 84 on her IQ test… She thought it was out of 100.” – @Mr_Nonesuch

It’s hard to know what to say. Nice try maybe? 

2. Pretending To Sleep Won’t Throw Off the Cops

man pretending to sleep while driving

“One night during high school, my friend and I got invited to a party. I didn’t drive back then so my friend picked me up. All went well on our way to the party. On the way back, however, he got pulled over. As we were pulling to the side of the road, I told him that I was gonna pretend to be sleeping (since I was the passenger). Anyway, I hear the cop get out of his cop car, walk towards our car, stops at the window but doesn’t say anything. I can feel the brightness of his flashlight but I don’t hear him or my friend say anything. After about what seemed like an eternity, I decide to open my eyes to see what’s going on. That’s when I see my friend, the guy who is driving, is pretending like he is sleeping too.” – @Puppetz1287

People will do the stupidest thing to get out of a ticket. This gent certainly takes the cake when it comes to dumb people. 

3. Syntax Error Is Not the Answer

schoolchild using calculator at school

“A girl in my school was using a calculator on a test and typed in the math problem wrong. She then proceeded to type syntax error as an answer.” – @didujustcthat

I’ve heard about people pushing the wrong buttons to come up with boobs on their calculator, but nobody who is silly enough to think syntax error is an actual correct result. 

4. Just the Type of Man You Want Defending the Country

funny man riding a bike

“Oh god. I had a neighbor that fits this description perfectly. Once dug a “trap” hole in my friend’s backyard and covered it with leaves, then proceeded to fall into it and we had to pull him out. Would repeatedly climb the tree in his front yard all the way to the top, then fall out of it every time. Except the one time that he didn’t and we had to call the fire department because he couldn’t remember how to climb down. Was riding his bike to our house in swim shorts with a towel around his neck. Leaned too far over and the towel got stuck in the spokes. He flipped over the handlebars and the bike flipped over and landed on top of him. We wouldn’t let him near our trampoline, because we feared for his and our lives. He’s now a high-ranking army man…” – @NumbMyLove

It’s scary to think someone like this could be in charge of our defenses, although not that surprising when you look at some of the political leaders in this country. 

5. Too Many Windmills

funny man blowing windmill

“Co-worker was anti windmills. When I asked why she said ‘there are way too many popping up and we’re going to use up all of the wind.’ I was speechless. I’m never speechless.” – @EldeererSFW

Another candidate for the dumbest person in the world. If we use up all the wind, how will we ever survive? 

6. Complicated History

funny face woman with potatoes

“I worked with this girl last summer, who was beyond dumb. At first, it was amusing, but then it just got really sad. We were talking about Nelson Mandela being really sick (this was in June) and she said “well I sure hope she’ll be ok, her music is so good” She thought WWII was between America and Africa. She thought potatoes could only grow in America and when asked what her boyfriend’s name was, she said ‘I can’t really pronounce it – so I just call him Mike. He spells it like M I C H A E L'” – @_GnoHomo_

This one just leaves you scratching your head. Not sure what is more surprising, not knowing who the great Nelson Mandela is or thinking World War II was between America and Africa. This is the reason you need to pay attention in high school. 

7. Typical Blonde

blonde woman toucher her nose

“I had a manager named Roxanne (Rocky). She was a bleach blonde (literally bleached her hair once a month and then wondered why it broke/fell out) bubblehead who only had the job because daddy owned the restaurant. Rocky was really obsessed with her looks and not much else. One day she told me, and a co-worker, that she had her nose job done so that her eventual children wouldn’t grow up with the same nose as her. She wasn’t kidding. The co-worker and I just looked at each other and walked away. We knew it wasn’t worth the effort.” – @Adastria

They say blondes have more fun, and that might be so, but if this story is anything to go by, they aren’t that smart either. This stupid person is certainly living up to the ditzy blonde stereotype. 

8. How Do Dolphins Have Sex?

two common bottlenose dolphins

“Ex-girlfriend. I once said out loud ‘I wonder how dolphins have sex?’ She said, with conviction ‘There aren’t boy dolphins and girl dolphins. They’re just dolphins.’ You know, like magical. And she argues with me for about 2 hours.” – @OttieandEddie

Somebody needs some biology lessons. 

9. Looking Down the Barrell of a Gun

shooting range use weapon

“I can sum it up very easily: We were at the shooting range, his gun jammed, he looked down the barrel to see what was wrong.” – Unknown

People wonder why the world is going to shit. It’s because of dumb people like this. Maybe we need to create a real-life Squid Game to reduce the dumb population? 

10. Wrong Names

obama-biden sign

“Sister who is a year older than me sees an Obama-Biden sign ‘So that’s Obama’s last name? Biden?'” – @ZetaLightning94

You wouldn’t want former American President Donald Trump seeing this one. He’d probably come up with some conspiracy about the two and inform Fox News about the evil Obama-Biden plot to take over the country. 

11. Deceptions! Transform and Rise Up!

schoolgirl standing near blackboard in the laboratory class

“I have posted this before, but in freshman biology class we were reviewing the subatomic particles, and the teacher asked a girl to list them. She responds with ‘Protons, Electrons, and Decepticons’ and could not figure out why the class was laughing at her.” – @lax_bro16

It’s an easy mistake to make. 

12. In the Navy

attractive chef with chicken

“When I was in the Navy, there was a cook on my ship. He once served ‘rare’ chicken. I genuinely couldn’t tell whether he was trying to cover up his limitless incompetence or if he genuinely believed that rare poultry is a real thing. He was dumb enough to believe it. Another time, he just filled a pan with ground beef and called it meatloaf. Another time he was supposed to make sugar cookies, you know, several hundred of them for the whole crew. He didn’t bother to read the label on the container he opened, and apparently, he didn’t taste the batter at any point, and he actually made salt cookies. He used up all the remaining salt in the pantry and we had unseasoned food for the remaining several weeks of the mission, during which time the captain assigned someone to be the cook’s bodyguard.” – @AuspiciousAuspicious

Some people just aren’t cut out for a life in the armed forces. 

13. Not the Way To Clean

cleaning dirty electric fan

“This girl, at the age of 22, took an electric fan and threw it in a bathtub to clean it. The apartment lit on fire. She was surprised.” – Unknown

Words really can’t express how dumb this person is. The mind truly boggles at the actions of some people. 

14. King Kong Ain’t Got Shit On Me!

angry gorilla in new york

“My ex-gf thought rhinoceroses were dinosaurs. Then, we were watching King Kong and toward the end of the movie she asked if it was based on a true story.” – @AnthropomorphicMango

You never know. There could be a race of giant gorillas living on some undiscovered island out there.

15. America, Fuck Yeah!

sophomore america year of college

“Met a dude sophomore year of college. I told him the story of the dumbest person I had ever met up to that point and his response was ‘well.. that’s understandable though… up until last year I didn’t know the US and the United States were the same thing.’ We went to college in the US and again this was our sophomore year. Dude was a 19-year-old full-blooded American.” – @Sauced_Churchill

America is the land of hopes and dreams where anybody can become what they want, no matter how smart or dumb they are. 

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