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14 of the Many, Many Times People Have Embarrassed Themselves on Social Media

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10. Saving one’s liver by quitting smoking

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You really can’t expect most people, especially not people that spend far too much time on social media, to have an in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology. To be fair, most of us haven’t been to medical school.

That said, posting that you’re quitting smoking because you feel bad for your liver is sort of ridiculous, which is exactly what a young man named John did.

Now, there is evidence that smoking—when done in addition to abusing alcohol—can tax the liver. Still, if you’re a smoker and you’re going to feel sorry for any body part, it shouldn’t be your liver.

Everyone—including most unborn children—knows that smoking is extremely bad for your lungs. It also isn’t great for your heart. Quitting the cigarettes because you’re kind of worried about your liver is sort of pointless.

11. Elevators shouldn’t have buttons that correspond to your floor

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Apparently elevators shouldn’t have buttons for the floor you’re on according to one Facebook user. The reason why this person thinks what he or she does is beyond me and probably everyone reading this. Why this post is embarrassing to the poster does need to be explained.

12. The Statue of Liberty is in Paris

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As was proven in this list, geography isn’t exactly a strong point for many social media users. There’s a difference, though, between not being able to find Iran on a map and not knowing that the Statue of Liberty is located in New York.
If you’re taking a selfie of yourself, it is likely—we hope—that you at least know what city you’re in. However, a certain young social media user clearly did not, as she posted she was in front of the Statue of Liberty while in Paris, in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Funny as that was, it would have been more amusing is if she took a selfie in front of the Great Wall of China and didn’t know what country she was in. Chances are that has happened at least
once.

13. The Fourth of July is in the middle of the month

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If your friend tells you that her birthday is on September 2, would you ask her if that was on the 20th or 21st of the month?

That’s essentially what one woman asked regarding the 4th of July, the American celebration of independence; the woman decided to ask her friends on social media if it took place on the 15th or 16th.

The woman may have been having an off day, true, but one thing is for sure: she’s no Rhodes Scholar.

14. A fan so lovely it deserves to be framed

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When taking a picture, you really have to watch out for mirrors. They can be problematic in the sense that they show areas of the room/location you’re in—or objects in the room—that you really didn’t want in your photograph; then you post them to social media, and almost anybody can see them. Things can get very embarrassing, especially if your mom follows you on Facebook.

In this particular case, however, a social media user took a picture of a living room decked out for Christmas. There is a mirror over the fireplace, so the room’s ceiling fan is visible in the mirror. There’s nothing embarrassing about that.

What is embarrassing is a comment made by one of the poster’s Facebook friends. The friend, named Jesse, asked the poster why he had a framed picture of his ceiling fan on the wall.
Of course, I’ve seen weirder art, so I probably wouldn’t have even batted an eye.

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Written by Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett is an award-winning reporter currently residing in one of the many suburbs of Philadelphia. In addition to working in journalism, he was worked in higher education and logistics. He is single, but does have a distracting little dog who keeps him from achieving maximum productivity.

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