However you might feel about the site, Reddit is a place for news, moments, and memories. Redditors gathered together to commemorate some of the sites greatest (read: embarrassing) moments and threads, and most of them aren't pretty. Here are some of the greatest moments/threads/conversations in Reddit history.



1. Getting caught in the weirdest lie ever via MsPumpernickel

 
Reddit Users Rank the Site's Most Memorable Moments Ever: caught in a lie
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I vaguely remember a story where a guy went to meet his girlfriend's parents and claimed he didn't know what a potato was.

Here's part of the epic tale in question, in which a Reddit user pretends to not know what potatos are as a joke, only to get caught in a horrible lie:

So first when the potato became on my plate, I acted very interesting. I showed an expression on my face so as to seem that I was confused, astounded but in a restrained way, curious, and interested. They did notice, and seemed confused, but did not remark. So I asked "This looks very interesting. What is this?"

They stared at me and the mother said "It's a baked potato." And I was saying "Oh, interesting, a baked....what is it again?"

And she was like "A potato."

And I was like "A 'potato', oh interesting. Never heard of a potato, looks pretty good."

And then they didn't see I was clowning, but thought I really did not know what is a potato. So I knew I would be very shamed, humiliated, depressed, and disgusted if I admitted to making a bad joke, so what I did was to act as if it was not a joke but I committed to the act of pretending I didn't know what a potato is.

They asked me, VERY incredulous, did I really not know what a potato is? That I never heard of a potato. I went with it and told them, yes, I did not ever even hear of a potato. Not only had I never eaten a potato I had never heard the word potato.

This went on for a bit and my girlfriend was acting very confused and embarrassed by my "fucked up antics", and then the more insistent I was about not knowing what a potato is was when them parents starting thinking I DID know what a potato was.

Well let me tell you I had to commit 100% at this point. When I would not admit to knowing what a potato was, the father especially began to get annoyed. At one point he said something like "Enough is enough. You're fucking with us. Admit it." And I said "Sir, before today I never heard of a potato. I still don't know what a potato is, other than some kind of food. I don't know what to tell you."

Read the rest here.




2. Never gonna fuuuuck you uuup via uninvincible314

 
Reddit Users Rank the Site's Most Memorable Moments Ever: rick roll
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the Rick Astley AMA where somebody commented "will you ever give me up?" and his response was just "go fuck yourself" or something lmao



3. Wow. No jokes here. This Disney World Goofy has a hell of a story  via culb77

 
Reddit Users Rank the Site's Most Memorable Moments Ever: goofy
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The Goofy story. Prepare for tears.

Here's part of it:

I was working City Hall one day when two guests came in with two little girls. One was in a wheel chair and the other one looked like she had just seen death. Both were cut and bruised and the one in the wheelchair had her arm in a cast. The two women were actually nurses from a hospital and were asking for a refund on the girl's tickets, something we avoided doing at all costs. When I asked why they told me the story. The two girls were with their mom and dad at Epcot and on the way home they got into a horrible car accident. The mother was beheaded right in front of them. The father eventually died too but the two girls didn't know that yet. They were from overseas and had no money and no contact information for anyone they knew. They were bringing the tickets back to get the girls some much needed money to help get them back home. My heart absolutely sunk. If you had seen these girls you'd know why.

Read the rest of the story here



4. EA's never living this down via ThisNameIsValid27

 
Reddit Users Rank the Site's Most Memorable Moments Ever: EA battlefront downvotes
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The EA reply about Star wars battlefront and getting downvoted to oblivion is a classic.



5. This user kept combining things with rice and then.. giving it a score via ItsNotMe98

 
Reddit Users Rank the Site's Most Memorable Moments Ever
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The kid who tried anything with rice (per request) then gave it a rating out of 10



6. Quality arguing hours via Twelve_Volt

Reddit Users Rank the Site's Most Memorable Moments Ever: guy does AMA with himself

The drunk guy who did an AMA and answered his own questions.

Link



7. This is how not to play Diablo via ImAWhaleBiologist

 
Reddit Users Rank the Site's Most Memorable Moments Ever: how not to play diablo
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These posts come up a lot and I never see WarPhalange get mentioned.

Ages ago, that user made a generic gaming post of a Diablo III beta code claiming he had cancer. Despite showing his post having literally zero substance, he got upvoted like crazy because cancer. He then came out and said he faked it to show how sob stories are used to game the system. Instead of taking the lesson to heart and thinking more critically about "My brother who died of AIDS left me this game collection photo of a stack of N64 games" posts, Reddit lost their god-damned minds and downvoted him for having lied. And to this day, sob story posts STILL get tons of attention, so basically nothing was learned.



8. So...this guy just played an extremely extended version of Roy from Rick and Morty? via GreatAndEminentSage

 
Reddit Users Rank the Site's Most Memorable Moments Ever: man lives a whole life in ten minutes
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The guy who was knocked unconscious and was out 10 minutes. He "lived" 10 years in another existence. Had a wife, children, a job and everything. Then one day he noticed something odd about a lamp in his living room. He spent a week not eating or sleeping just looking at the lamp. Then one day he was "sucked" back into his "normal" life. Strange story. Will look for link.

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9. Hey, internet. Don't do play detective. via Immobylized/Tuatha-an

Reddit Users Rank the Site's Most Memorable Moments Ever: reddit gets man killed
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That time Reddit was so damn sure that they identified one of the Boston Marathon bombers.

Reminder that Reddit playing Sherlock Holmes got a man killed.

Here's a timeline:

And that's the story of how Reddit harassed a suicide victim's family and got a man killed.

Bonus quote from some moron moderator:

"it's been proven that a crowd of thousands can do things like this much quicker and better. . . . I'd take thousands of people over a select few very smart investigators any day."



10. Also don't do this via Ego_Sum_Morio

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Here's something I stumbled across a few months ago. Makes me laugh every time

~I used to masturbate onto whales at a local dock. Not a thing that I'm particularly proud of but I became quite good at it. I was taking zinc supplements so I was shooting massive loads and it became something of a sport to me. For anyone interested here is your best strategy. first, you need to find an isolated spot so you don't become a sex offender. I found a short kind of channel area where I saw the whales would congregate. Next, you arouse yourself. I was usually content with envisioning the occasional jogging lady coming over and taking a shit on my chest and that was enough to fuel the fire but if you're not as sexually charged as me just take some porn on the go.

After you're good an horny, you get some fish. My whales preferred tuna but healthier whales might have a taste for slamon or maybe even sea trout. Fat, unhealthy whales are slower and easier to hit so remember that. Once you are seated on the dock and ready to do the deed, whip your roosevelt out and scatter fish out within a few feet of you. use your judgement based on how far you know you can cum. I was a lonely and depraved soul who could hit targets the size of a thimble at distances up to 4 feet. You wait for the whales to begin eating and to get comfortable with your presence. At this point, you want to coo gently and talk sensually to them to gain their trust.

Now you're finally ready to cum on your whale. This is a tough part because the rapid motion of masturbation is very frightening to the whales, so you have to be subtle. Once you master a technique, you simply wind it up and let it go, aiming depending on your past cumming experiences. I always came high so I would aim for the neck of the whale and catch it right in the face. It's an extremely satisfying and erotic feeling, seeing those whales reel around covered in cum and maybe even transporting it to other places in the world. Either way I haven't done it in years but every now and then I catch myself gazing wistfully at a pod of whales, cock throbbing and waiting for them to swim close to me.~

Edit: for those asking, credit goes to u/MondoHatesYou