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25 Viral Examples of Stupidity

From Asinine Individuals to Anti-Dumb Innovations

— March 30, 2009 — Pop Culture
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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Open Source Stupid Filter
Open Source Stupid Filter
Detects Dumb Comments, Paves Way for Intelligent Web
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Stupid Viral Video Tricks II
Stupid Viral Video Tricks II
Guys Fill Jeans with Helium for Levi's
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101 Dumbest Moments in Business
101 Dumbest Moments in Business
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Stupid Names Get Attention
Stupid Names Get Attention
Catchword Branding Creates: Vudu, Promptu, BooRah, ItzBig
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McDumb as Bush?
McDumb as Bush?
McCain 894th / 899th in His Class, Can't Use a Computer, Obama Pokes
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Stupid USB Devices
Stupid USB Devices
USB Dance Mat Makes Finger Dancing Easy
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Blackberry Training
Blackberry Training
Courses For People Too Stupid to Use Their Phone
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TV Commericals Clean Up and Dumb Down
TV Commericals Clean Up and Dumb Down
Trends Since 2003
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Anti Stupidity Pills
Anti Stupidity Pills
German Researchers Close to Breakthrough
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iPod Covers
iPod Covers
Stylish or Stupid?
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Stupid Bags
Stupid Bags
Greeting Cards For Wine Bottles
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Juxtaposition
Juxtaposition
Top 10 Stupid President Bush Quotes VS Barack Obama's 'Audicity of Hope'
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Delight in Stupidity
Delight in Stupidity
Miss South Carolina Fumbles at Miss Teen USA; 1.5 Million Youtubers Enjoy
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Ferocious Stupidity Attacks
Ferocious Stupidity Attacks
Jessica Alba Defends Herself On her Blog
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10
Dumb Stunts for Cancer Prevention
Dumb Stunts for Cancer Prevention
Quit Stupidity Anti-Smoking Ads
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9
Unhealthy Gender Bashing
Unhealthy Gender Bashing
Are Men's Health Magazine Ads Sexist or Stupid?
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8
Music Video Politics
Music Video Politics
Madonna's "Get Stupid" on YouTube
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7
MySpace Stupid Haircut Awards
MySpace Stupid Haircut Awards
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Stupid Viral People Tricks
Stupid Viral People Tricks
Dude Backflips Into Pants
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TV Makes Kids Sick, Stupid, Violent, Fat and Lazy
TV Makes Kids Sick, Stupid, Violent, Fat and Lazy
New Study
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Hand Bra
Hand Bra
People Are Getting Stupid
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Inappropriate Statues
Inappropriate Statues
H.U.T.A. Portrays Stupidity with 'Head Up Their Ass' Sculptures
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Faking Stupid
Faking Stupid
Paris Hilton for President + 10 Reasons She's Smarter Than You
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Funny Safety Rebellion
Funny Safety Rebellion
Finding Humor in the Stupidity of Unsafe Working Practices
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