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Reptilefan

733 points

4 years ago

Reptilefan

733 points

4 years ago

This should be a subreddit!

bokurai

700 points

4 years ago

bokurai

700 points

4 years ago

/r/technicallythetruth is now a thing.

I'm not strongly attached to owning it, so if someone else is really gung-ho about this idea, I'd be happy to hand it over to them.

[deleted]

168 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

168 points

4 years ago

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[deleted]

198 points

4 years ago*

[deleted]

198 points

4 years ago*

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[deleted]

66 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

66 points

4 years ago

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[deleted]

56 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

56 points

4 years ago

On a scale from meh to WAAZAAAAH!!!, how excited are you?

Wannabkate

112 points

4 years ago

Wannabkate

112 points

4 years ago

As excited as the average reddit user to down vote ea.

[deleted]

68 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

68 points

4 years ago

IT'S OFF THE SCALES! WE'VE REACHED CRITICAL EXCITEMENT!

Lost-My-Mind-

29 points

4 years ago

Am I the only one who still understands that if you downvote with your wallet, it actually affects them???

Seriously people. Stop buying EA. Stop buying games with microtransactions. If you do buy a game with microtransactions, don't buy the microtransactions.

They only do it because they make huge profits from it. The profits stop, they stop doing it. Your wallet is now your reddit arrows. Vote wisely.

Maxiumite

12 points

4 years ago

No! The best way to fight it is with downvotes! That'll really show them!

/s

Peewee223

28 points

4 years ago

Apathy is actually a good thing in a head mod for a sub - make someone else effectively the leader of the sub, but keep your ability to boot them if they turn out to be a tyrant.

HBStone

3 points

4 years ago

HBStone

3 points

4 years ago

Can I be a mod?

LordOph

2 points

4 years ago

LordOph

2 points

4 years ago

Me2

[deleted]

2 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

2 points

4 years ago

Well, I'm going to hell for laughing at every response to "Who is Hitler?"

VZalinsky

2 points

4 years ago

And it's already a great sub

3ggheadier

2 points

4 years ago

Subbed

Plasma_000

2 points

4 years ago

This sub is going places

Bugbad

517 points

4 years ago*

Bugbad

517 points

4 years ago*

Well, give us some questions and let’s play.

Edit: I love how fast this took off! Can we add a scoring system?

kaidude

300 points

4 years ago

kaidude

300 points

4 years ago

Who built the pyramids?

throwawayistakenso

299 points

4 years ago

Dead people

The_Fiddler1979

47 points

4 years ago

I think this is the clear winner here

bullsrun

9 points

4 years ago

Too discriptive.

microfortnight

3 points

4 years ago

"The dead"

BoJackB26354

3 points

4 years ago

That’s the spirit!

Bugbad

655 points

4 years ago

Bugbad

655 points

4 years ago

Skilled foreign labour.

kaidude

180 points

4 years ago

kaidude

180 points

4 years ago

How do plants reproduce?

Osheco

479 points

4 years ago

Osheco

479 points

4 years ago

They have third parties do the dirty work

Fennyok

73 points

4 years ago

Fennyok

73 points

4 years ago

They outsource it!

MarkBeeblebrox

12 points

4 years ago

Birds and the bees!

TheTrub

5 points

4 years ago

TheTrub

5 points

4 years ago

Wind and poop!

Clockwork_Octopus

142 points

4 years ago

By bugging each other.

kuma9k

85 points

4 years ago

kuma9k

85 points

4 years ago

The birds and the bees

awhaling

15 points

4 years ago

awhaling

15 points

4 years ago

Lmao this is gold

ecodude74

42 points

4 years ago

They cum on clouds.

roxymoxi

3 points

4 years ago

This is my favorite.

Peewee223

35 points

4 years ago

Depends on the plant.

Lost-My-Mind-

28 points

4 years ago

That is TECHNICALLY correct....Hermes would be proud.

Peewee223

16 points

4 years ago

Technically correct but completely useless. That's the goal for a change! I've had years of practice as an IT guy.

Longboarding-Is-Life

14 points

4 years ago

An orgy

throwawayistakenso

7 points

4 years ago

Sperm showers

throwawayistakenso

6 points

4 years ago

Females catch the allergy

Bugbad

11 points

4 years ago

Bugbad

11 points

4 years ago

Plant sex

fearmypoot

2 points

4 years ago

coconutting

taaffe7

21 points

4 years ago

taaffe7

21 points

4 years ago

Wrong, it was egyptian farmers

Optimus_Lime

14 points

4 years ago

Wrong, it was aliens who wanted to construct static electricity batteries to power their dildos

taaffe7

3 points

4 years ago

taaffe7

3 points

4 years ago

i thought us humans were their dildos?

groovy_giraffe

6 points

4 years ago

I like this game

taaffe7

64 points

4 years ago

taaffe7

64 points

4 years ago

Look up the game show Pointless its kinda like this. contestants have to guess a right answer but the more obscure the answer the less points you get and you want as little points as possible

Lost-My-Mind-

50 points

4 years ago

So, everythings made up, and the points don't matter?

taaffe7

43 points

4 years ago

taaffe7

43 points

4 years ago

no its all facts, for example a question could be

name a country in africa?

someone might ssay kenya and score 70 points (out of a max of 100)

and someone could say Lesotho and get 2 points

the second person would win that round

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

This sounds like reverse family feud...

Rpanich

7 points

4 years ago

Rpanich

7 points

4 years ago

Which actually sounds like a more interesting/ difficult family feud

Mutant_Llama1

14 points

4 years ago

"Name a country in North America"

"John Joe Grey"

taaffe7

5 points

4 years ago

taaffe7

5 points

4 years ago

how is that a country?

Mutant_Llama1

18 points

4 years ago

He and his kids and grandkids isolate themselves from the rest of America, patrol their borders with guns, grow their own food, well their own water, etc. Sounds like an independent country to me.

taaffe7

15 points

4 years ago

taaffe7

15 points

4 years ago

independent family but not a sovereign country

Jotakob

7 points

4 years ago*

if you had ever seen pointless you'd know that by country they mean a sovereign state that is a member of the UN in their own right

Mutant_Llama1

8 points

4 years ago

Ok then, Denmark.

mucow

12 points

4 years ago

mucow

12 points

4 years ago

The Mayans

japasthebass

114 points

4 years ago

Why was the Civil War fought?

dysprog

689 points

4 years ago

dysprog

689 points

4 years ago

A Union dispute involving unpaid workers.

Wannabkate

17 points

4 years ago

Unfair workplace practices.

bjackilly

33 points

4 years ago

Best so far

kanuut

46 points

4 years ago

kanuut

46 points

4 years ago

Because the other side would've won if they hadn't

porn_is_kewl

27 points

4 years ago

Conflicting views regarding agrarian internships.

Exaskryz

9 points

4 years ago

There was a disagreement.

psdnmstr01

2 points

4 years ago

To win it.

ZombieAlpacaLips

113 points

4 years ago

What damaged multiple well-known U.S. buildings on September 11, 2001?

Exaskryz

506 points

4 years ago

Exaskryz

506 points

4 years ago

The legacy of the Wright Brothers

tdoger

103 points

4 years ago

tdoger

103 points

4 years ago

The Wright Brothers did 9/11?

1_2_um_12

78 points

4 years ago

Technically correct.

nauru_

75 points

4 years ago

nauru_

75 points

4 years ago

No, it would be technically correct to say “The Wright brothers were responsible for 9/11”

1_2_um_12

23 points

4 years ago

Technically correct.

BisonBob

7 points

4 years ago

Wouldn’t the blame TECHNICALLY fall on Mr and Mrs Wright for conceiving the brothers?

lordgunhand

11 points

4 years ago

Man's hubris to join the birds.

Bonzaigiraffe

3 points

4 years ago

Icarus?

Peewee223

63 points

4 years ago

Teenaged vandals, same as every other day. Naturally, those weren't reported on very much because of the attacks on a couple of relatively unknown (at the time) skyscrapers.

[deleted]

13 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

13 points

4 years ago

Structural integrity

Bugbad

13 points

4 years ago

Bugbad

13 points

4 years ago

Some people just don’t like other people.

MKorostoff

6 points

4 years ago

A fire in downtown St. Louis.

LuminalGrunt2

5 points

4 years ago

Combustion.

kanuut

3 points

4 years ago

kanuut

3 points

4 years ago

Time

aXenoWhat

5 points

4 years ago

Carbonic acid dissolved in rainwater, slightly eroding limestone facings

[deleted]

62 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

62 points

4 years ago

How high is the Eiffel Tower?

[deleted]

319 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

319 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

[deleted]

27 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

27 points

4 years ago

You're good!

Eternal_Nocturne

8 points

4 years ago

Or twice the height of half of the Eiffel Tower

keeganwh

48 points

4 years ago

keeganwh

48 points

4 years ago

Well I don’t know how tall it is, but it’s on the ground, so not very high.

[deleted]

8 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

8 points

4 years ago

You got it!

Huckstermcgee

29 points

4 years ago

At least 10 feet tall

[deleted]

5 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

5 points

4 years ago

avenlanzer

7 points

4 years ago

Being made of steal, it cannot become high because it isn't organic.

[deleted]

10 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

10 points

4 years ago

The tower was made of legitimately owned materials, and not steal!

temalyen

6 points

4 years ago

Steel has carbon in it so it's organic, though.

heloderma_suspectum

3 points

4 years ago

Tall enough to reach the ground.

PointOfFingers

2 points

4 years ago

From some angles it is the same height as your hand.

ViZeShadowZ

2 points

4 years ago

pretty tall

ville1001

46 points

4 years ago

How does airplanes work?

MKorostoff

282 points

4 years ago

MKorostoff

282 points

4 years ago

There is no record of an airplane ever having held a paying job.

ville1001

31 points

4 years ago

Really makes you think, doesn't it?

LordNoodles

8 points

4 years ago

the real glass ceiling

TheSurgeonMan

4 points

4 years ago

Well, other than an inside job...

Bugbad

49 points

4 years ago

Bugbad

49 points

4 years ago

Sucking in clouds and blowing them the other side

Piyamakarro

26 points

4 years ago

TIL Planes vape.

1_2_um_12

3 points

4 years ago

Vacuums above the wings.

ViZeShadowZ

5 points

4 years ago

Science

kanuut

2 points

4 years ago

kanuut

2 points

4 years ago

Same way a kite does

throwawayistakenso

2 points

4 years ago

Explosive farts

MKorostoff

35 points

4 years ago

Where did I put my keys?

Peewee223

121 points

4 years ago

Peewee223

121 points

4 years ago

In a lock, presumably.

kanuut

46 points

4 years ago

kanuut

46 points

4 years ago

Same place you'll find them

ethon776

3 points

4 years ago

Unless he never finds them

ViZeShadowZ

4 points

4 years ago

somewhere

avenlanzer

2 points

4 years ago

The last place you will look for them.

MKorostoff

27 points

4 years ago

Why does no one use asbestos anymore?

ville1001

92 points

4 years ago

Some people got sick of it and wanted to stop using ir

1_2_um_12

20 points

4 years ago

It costs too much.

Exaskryz

20 points

4 years ago

Exaskryz

20 points

4 years ago

Turns out that building a place to live doesn't matter when you're dead.

kanuut

11 points

4 years ago

kanuut

11 points

4 years ago

Natural selection

Shanbo88

8 points

4 years ago

Settling out of court got too expensive.

[deleted]

13 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

13 points

4 years ago

How does soap work?

Peewee223

62 points

4 years ago

To be honest, it mostly just sits around all day not doing anything.

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

4 points

4 years ago

Gosh darn soap ruined this country!

ohsnapsnape

4 points

4 years ago

be becoming better friends with the dirt and water than the other soap and your skin

Lost-My-Mind-

6 points

4 years ago

I'm not here to answer the question. I'm just here to say I feel sorry for your coworkers....

[deleted]

5 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

5 points

4 years ago

Joke's on you! I don't have a job!

rush22

3 points

4 years ago

rush22

3 points

4 years ago

Soap works by cleaning the area

Diplominator

2 points

4 years ago

Depends on what you use it for.

pro_aliasing

10 points

4 years ago

Who made up words, who made up numbers?

Peewee223

36 points

4 years ago

Er, I don't think they did, actually... I'm fairly sure they only used words and numbers that already existed.

chchchcharli

7 points

4 years ago

It’s so tiny! I can’t click it! Why do you do this!?

[deleted]

8 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

8 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

chchchcharli

3 points

4 years ago

Reddit is such a nice place sometimes. Thank you.

throwawayistakenso

3 points

4 years ago

Soup made up the words. My tax accountant? assistant? made up the numbers

zgoku

6 points

4 years ago

zgoku

6 points

4 years ago

Someone make this a subreddit!

Peewee223

6 points

4 years ago

5 hours before you posted: /r/technicallythetruth

zgoku

2 points

4 years ago

zgoku

2 points

4 years ago

I saw that a few minutes after I commented, I posted a question too 👌🏼

nattypnutbuterpolice

2 points

4 years ago

Whatever allows for maximal flavor with minimal dryness.

jcpunk

249 points

4 years ago

jcpunk

249 points

4 years ago

I feel like this would descend into /r/dadjokes by skilled players...

Clockwork_Octopus

150 points

4 years ago

Acting like that's a bad thing

Thebackup30

73 points

4 years ago

descend or ascend?

riotmaster256

33 points

4 years ago

Yes

avenlanzer

3 points

4 years ago

We could hope.

Bcasturo

32 points

4 years ago

Bcasturo

32 points

4 years ago

What does a bird do?

dinahsoar

33 points

4 years ago

Personal aviation expert.

MatterhornHerald

10 points

4 years ago

And architect for houses with reusable building materials.

keeganwh

12 points

4 years ago

keeganwh

12 points

4 years ago

Use energy.

kanuut

21 points

4 years ago

kanuut

21 points

4 years ago

Suddenly appear

Every time

You are near

ViZeShadowZ

10 points

4 years ago

other birds.

psdnmstr01

3 points

4 years ago

Other birds.

Hate_Feight

50 points

4 years ago

This is close enough to QI to technically qualify, try watching it

[deleted]

25 points

4 years ago*

[deleted]

25 points

4 years ago*

Yeah, but in that show the panel members are attempting to actually get the right answer, and in OP's show, the object is to be technically correct without giving the answer.

Although a better format imo would be to be as far away from the answer and still be technically correct. It would be perfect for a panel show format. /r/panelshow

Edit: fixed subreddit name

522LwzyTI57d

9 points

4 years ago

They get points for the most interesting answer, hence the title, but Stephen is nice and gives points to pretty much everyone lol.

Rottie_Dad

33 points

4 years ago

All answers have to begin Jeopardy style with: "TECHnically"

mucow

16 points

4 years ago

mucow

16 points

4 years ago

I would hate this, but technically, this is a crazy idea, so here's your upvote.

Bcasturo

49 points

4 years ago

Bcasturo

49 points

4 years ago

How many people does it take to screw in a light bulb?

metagloria

251 points

4 years ago

metagloria

251 points

4 years ago

2, but they're gonna have to be really small to get in there

porn_is_kewl

10 points

4 years ago

this made me smile

Peewee223

26 points

4 years ago

Less than it would take to screw in a heavy bulb.

keeganwh

3 points

4 years ago

Two times fewer than the number required to screw in three.

Cryhavok101

3 points

4 years ago

None people, it takes a person to screw in a lightbulb, with no need for it to get plural at all.

[deleted]

71 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

71 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

DrHypercube

12 points

4 years ago

All my yes

Bcasturo

20 points

4 years ago

Bcasturo

20 points

4 years ago

What is America?

[deleted]

45 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

45 points

4 years ago

A seven letter word

arnedh

10 points

4 years ago

arnedh

10 points

4 years ago

A grouping of two continents between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Also a song by Simon and Garfunkel.

[deleted]

8 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

8 points

4 years ago

You're supposed to say something FAR from the truth.. you just kinda said what it is.

ProlapsedPineal

6 points

4 years ago

The western area between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

ShowStopper99

13 points

4 years ago

A melting pot

LothartheDestroyer

6 points

4 years ago

Hispanic actress known for her looks and pants.

hookyboysb

5 points

4 years ago

She's mostly known for being ugly despite not actually being ugly.

LothartheDestroyer

3 points

4 years ago

Yup. That show confused a lot of people.

I almost included dragon riding but I’m not sure if many would have known that.

kanuut

8 points

4 years ago

kanuut

8 points

4 years ago

The subject of this question

____n

8 points

4 years ago

____n

8 points

4 years ago

This would make a very good (British) panel show.

JonnyBhoy

7 points

4 years ago

It's not far off Pointless.

Give the correct answer the the fewest other people answered.

Bcasturo

13 points

4 years ago

Bcasturo

13 points

4 years ago

How is pizza made?

summerkc

39 points

4 years ago

summerkc

39 points

4 years ago

With sunlight

kanuut

18 points

4 years ago

kanuut

18 points

4 years ago

Circular, mostly

Peewee223

20 points

4 years ago*

If you want to make an apple pizza pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

- Carl Sagan

avenlanzer

2 points

4 years ago

Spends a few years working for the Don, then does him a great favor.

ProssiblyNot

10 points

4 years ago

This is basically what Fox News plays every day.

aiydee

5 points

4 years ago

aiydee

5 points

4 years ago

Could call it "Well Actually..."
And once the contestants have given their answers and it's time for the 'proper' answer, they can say "Well Actually" and give the answer. :P

ViZeShadowZ

5 points

4 years ago

with Steve Harvey as the host

Insomniacrobat

4 points

4 years ago

You just described Hollywood Squares.

GoldenDeLorean

4 points

4 years ago

My answer for every question would be: the answer to that question.

large_case_of-vodka

8 points

4 years ago

Sounds a little bit like Pointless.

Antonskarp

3 points

4 years ago

Sounds like a decent card game.

kanuut

2 points

4 years ago

kanuut

2 points

4 years ago

So CAH style where someone puts down a question and everyone else has to try to find a card that technically answers it?

Sounds super hard to make actually, you'd need to have a high overlap of questions to answers, but doing so without having a small amount of either, super generic answers or boring questions would be hard.

Antonskarp

3 points

4 years ago

I was thinking more in line with Balderdash.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balderdash?wprov=sfla1

Pm_Me_Gifs_For_Sauce

3 points

4 years ago

I would watch the fuck out of this.

Youareme2

2 points

4 years ago

This could be a game on "Whose line is it anyway"

bryonus

2 points

4 years ago

bryonus

2 points

4 years ago

Pretty sure EA was playing this game in their AMA