Ridiculous Attempts at Being Cool That Went Hilariously Wrong

Every kid strives for popularity. Even as adults, the drive to be cool leads us to ridiculous actions. 

People on the internet shared the craziest ways they tried to be cool that failed spectacularly. 

Trampoline Stunts

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Trampolines are fun but dangerous, especially when kids don’t know what they’re doing. 

One young lad attempted to show off for his sister’s high school friends by doing a trampoline backflip. The problem? He didn’t know how to do a backflip and broke his wrist. 

Don’t Have To Go

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Who’s too cool to use the restroom? Apparently, this guy. 

Spilled my drink to hide that I p*ssed my pants. Was too cool to say I needed a bathroom,” they admitted.

Car Radio Antics

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Remember when we thought blasting our car radios made us look cool? One user took it to the extreme. 

“Got pulled over for playing my car stereo too loud. Took the ticket, turned it back up. Took another ticket, turned it back up. Took a third ticket, turned it back up,” they recalled, adding that their antics landed them a night in the big house. 

Hair Styles Gone Wrong

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One user admitted he went from one horrible hairstyle to another and still thought he was cool. 

He chopped off the mullet (thank god!) but replaced it with a rat tail, which he proceeded to braid. We hope he got some fashion advice. 

A Fake Pet

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One person thought it sounded cool to have a pet turkey, so they lied and said they had one. They said the pet was…used…during Thanksgiving to cover the lie. 

Let’s give them grace; they admitted they were only six years old at the time. 

Over Indulging

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Some kids go all out at their first parties. One admitted to downing six hard lemonades, then throwing up for the rest of the night. 

Nobody else at the party was even a little drunk,” they admitted. 


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Sunglasses protect our eyes from the sun’s harmful rays, but some decided they’re a fashion statement. 

One user decided it was cool to wear sunglasses 24/7: inside, outside, day or night. 

As Dean from Supernatural once said, “Only douches wear sunglasses inside.”

Beer Antics

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We’ll never understand why dudes think drinking skills impress women. One man admitted that he shotgunned a beer attempting to show off for a crush, only to have it backfire spectacularly. 

“I sneezed midway through, and the beer came out my nose. Hurt really bad,” they admitted. 

Playing Dumb

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When intelligence is punished, kids play dumb to fit in with the cool crowd. One user shared a sad tale where they pretended they couldn’t read well because all the cool kids were doing it. 

Backward Pants

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Kriss Kross will make you Jump Jump but also make you look foolish as you attempt to copy their style. 

Some kids learned the hard way when they wore their pants backward. 

Poison Ivy

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Kids are really, really stupid. One kid had never had a poison ivy rash before, so they convinced themselves they were immune and boasted their newfound superpower to whoever would listen. 

To prove it, they rubbed poison ivy all over their face. It turns out they were not, in fact, immune. 

Spending Money

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One user admitted to something all of us likely did at one point. They bought designer clothes and handbags in an attempt to impress others. 

A subset of people care about that stuff, but typically, they’re not the ones you want to be friends with. 

Avoiding Parental Units

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We were all too cool to be caught with our parents at the mall. One user admitted lingering twenty feet behind his folks while out in public to pretend he wasn’t with them. 

Fake Fight

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Teenagers are renowned for their poor decision-making skills. One punched himself in the face to make it look like he got into a fight. 

Because that’s somehow cool.

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