Although we should know better, many people cannot help but poke fun of stupid things people do. In fact, so drawn are humans to the acts of asinine individuals that entire television shows are based upon them; "The World’s Dumbest Criminals" and "Jackass" come to mind.
Adding to our thirst for cracking on the not-so-bright are radio and video shows whose hosts give pop quizzes on the streets to unsuspecting individuals. Particularly embarrassing, for me as an American, anyway, is when high school graduates and college students can’t name the vice president or our three branches of government!
While some folks are entertained by nitwit behavior and lack of common knowledge, others have a low tolerance for stupidity altogether and have created neat innovations to combat it. I especially love the ‘Open-Source Stupid Filter’; it was created by software developers who apparently are sick of reading things like “How R U?” and “Fine TYVM” on Internet blogs and discussion boards.
Regardless of your reasons for being intrigued by stupidity, below you’ll find articles featuring stupid people, stupid stunts, idiotic inventions, as well as clever innovations meant to fight brainlessness.
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From Asinine Individuals to Anti-Dumb Innovations
Open Source Stupid Filter
Detects Dumb Comments, Paves Way for Intelligent Web
Stupid Viral Video Tricks II
Guys Fill Jeans with Helium for Levi's
101 Dumbest Moments in Business
Stupid Names Get Attention
Catchword Branding Creates: Vudu, Promptu, BooRah, ItzBig
McDumb as Bush?
McCain 894th / 899th in His Class, Can't Use a Computer, Obama Pokes
Stupid USB Devices
USB Dance Mat Makes Finger Dancing Easy
Courses For People Too Stupid to Use Their Phone
TV Commericals Clean Up and Dumb Down
Trends Since 2003
Anti Stupidity Pills
German Researchers Close to Breakthrough
Stylish or Stupid?
Greeting Cards For Wine Bottles
Top 10 Stupid President Bush Quotes VS Barack Obama's 'Audicity of Hope'
Delight in Stupidity
Miss South Carolina Fumbles at Miss Teen USA; 1.5 Million Youtubers Enjoy
Ferocious Stupidity Attacks
Jessica Alba Defends Herself On her Blog
Dumb Stunts for Cancer Prevention
Quit Stupidity Anti-Smoking Ads
Unhealthy Gender Bashing
Are Men's Health Magazine Ads Sexist or Stupid?
Music Video Politics
Madonna's "Get Stupid" on YouTube
MySpace Stupid Haircut Awards
Stupid Viral People Tricks
Dude Backflips Into Pants
TV Makes Kids Sick, Stupid, Violent, Fat and Lazy
People Are Getting Stupid
H.U.T.A. Portrays Stupidity with 'Head Up Their Ass' Sculptures
Paris Hilton for President + 10 Reasons She's Smarter Than You
Funny Safety Rebellion
Finding Humor in the Stupidity of Unsafe Working Practices