For years, humankind has boasted being the smartest species on the face of the earth. We discovered fire, electricity, technology, flight – and yet we are perhaps the stupidest creatures to roam the land. For such a supposedly-intelligent group of beings, I seem to find more reasons to question our behaviour – and existence in general – rather than accept it and, if anything, be proud of it.

All you have to do is type “Stupid person” into Google search and wind up with millions of ignorami, waltzing through life with disturbing IQs and decisions that inspire doubt and awe (not the good kind).

As Youtube teaches us, there are several ways of getting famous. You can either be a musician, a comedian, or a web-blogger. If you can’t do any of those, you just have to be stupid.

No, I am not joking. Perhaps the easiest way of getting famous is to just be an idiot. You’ll become a Youtube sensation almost overnight, and the only thing that gets hurt in the process is your pride – and, in some cases, your arm. Or skin. Your head. Or… well, you get the point.

Here are just a few things that stupid people forgot, and became youtube stars.

10. Forgot To Use A Flashlight

In case you didn’t know, gasoline is flammable. Sparks and open flames tend to ignite gas and cause explosions. Oh, you knew that already? Well, this video made me think it was a less-known concept.

Some people pride themselves on their knowledge of music. Others know their stuff when it comes to cars. Others, art. Then, there are some people – like the guy in the video below – that just don’t seem to be able to grasp any concept. No matter how obvious the concept might seem.

I’m not sure if he’s a gas station employee, a friend, or what – but he clearly doesn’t seem to understand the concept of combustion.

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This article was first posted on December 14, 2012