What is The Stupidest Thing You Ever Did on a Dare?
From eating a cricket to climbing a water tower, here are nine answers to the question, “What is the stupidest thing you ever did on a dare?”
- Eating a Cricket
- Smoke a Cigarette
- Drinking a Little Bit Of Hand Sanitizer
- I Jumped Off a Six-foot Wall
- Liquidated Highly Prospective Stock-holding
- Hitchhiking for Love
- Ordering a Sauce Pizza
- Eat Ten Raw Eggs
- Climbing a Water Tower
Eating a Cricket
The stupidest thing I ever did on a dare was try to eat a live cricket! My friends were all standing around me cheerfully, daring me to do it. I couldn’t believe what had taken over them, but hey, when you get dared to do something, you just have to give it a go, right? I hesitantly opened my mouth and held out my hand so the cricket could leap in, but of course he didn’t seem too eager.
After some coaxing (and praying) I finally managed to get him firmly situated between my teeth. He started making these gross chirping noises that echoed off my cheeks and, before you know it, he made his escape! It was hilarious watching this cricket dart away in the opposite direction before I could take even one bite! Needless to say, there will be no more insect consuming for me anytime soon!
Antreas Koutis, Administrative Manager, Financer
Smoke a Cigarette
There was an occasion when I was dared to try a cigarette about 13 years ago. I was at a friend’s house for a party and I remember a guy smoking the cigarette, saying it wouldn’t even give me a headache. I took a puff, and he was right. I still remember the weird feeling when I tried that first puff.
You see, I have never been a big fan of smoking. When I had my first puff of a cigarette, I wouldn’t say I liked it. I couldn’t even bear the smell, let alone the taste. But later on, I started to like it. It’s been 13 years since, and I am still smoking. But only after getting a real kick out of smoking did I realize that a smoking habit could land me in a lot of trouble. Now that I no longer smoke, I realize that was the stupidest thing I did on a dare.
Jacob Dayan, Co-founder and CEO, Community Tax
Drinking a Little Bit Of Hand Sanitizer
I was in high school, so I was really young and quite stupid! Hand sanitizer contains a high amount of alcohol, so all of my friends thought it would be funny. And back then, we laughed a lot. But now I know that consuming any amount of hand sanitizer can lead to alcohol poisoning, which can cause serious health problems. It’s not intended for consumption and should only be used as a topical disinfectant. Fortunately, it was a really small amount and nothing serious happened. Now I’m better at using good judgment.
Natalia Brzezinska, Marketing & Outreach Manager, Uk Passport Photo
I Jumped Off a Six-foot Wall
Taking part in dares can be a fun and exciting way to challenge yourself, but it can sometimes lead to regrettable decisions. One of the stupidest things I ever did on a dare was when I jumped off a six-foot wall as part of an initiation ritual. At that moment, I thought it was brave, but looking back, I definitely underestimated the risk involved. Though nothing bad ended up happening, it certainly wasn’t one of my proudest moments. Fortunately, I now know enough to weigh the risks and think twice before taking on any daredevil challenges!
Jim Campbell, CEO, Campbell Online Media
Liquidated Highly Prospective Stock-holding
Regarding stupid things I have done in life, liquidating my prized stock holdings tops the list as the stupidest thing I have ever done. The dare was all out of a heated exchange that led to half-thought decision-making. The dare cost me a big chunk of my valuable portfolio investments. I went against the grain that bet against any gains and gave in to liquidating just to prove a point in a dare situation.
Yongming Song, CEO, Live Poll For Slides
Hitchhiking for Love
As an incurable 13-year-old romantic, I wanted to visit my puppy love I had met at a summer camp. The problem was that he lived hundreds of kilometers away from me. “Impossible is nothing” as they say, right? I decided to hitchhike then. My parents knew nothing about this “brilliant” idea, of course. I lied to them, which was easy – I hadn’t done that before, so they trusted me completely. I organized everything from A to Z, in the hope of completing my romantic mission. I traveled by a few cars, a motorbike, and even a truck. And then I got caught by the police, 70 kilometers from where I had started my great adventure.
Love might be blind, but police officers weren’t. They spotted a young teenage girl on her own, trying to hitch a ride, and considered it a bit suspicious. As you can imagine, my parents were furious. So was I, as my plan had failed. Being a mom, I see this situation in a totally different light now, but the memory still keeps me laughing anyway. It was stupid, but all’s well that ends well.
Agata Szczepanek, Community Manager, Livecareer
Ordering a Sauce Pizza
Yes, this probably sounds bad, but in my defense, I was a kid trying to fit in. It was a funny call, one that got the employee pissed as well. My dare was to not just order a sauce pizza, but order a proper one with plenty of add-ons, then cancel it to just sauce. I was laughed at, but what made it worse is my crush was present in front of me. That sealed the level of ridiculousness for me. However, when I think back to these days, I nostalgically laugh at the memory.
Even if I had been told to choose whether or not to do the dare, I would have done it. Because, the aftermath of it gave me an acceptable group of friends which I am always grateful for.
Shawn Mahaffey, Founder, Wingit
Eat Ten Raw Eggs
When I was at an extravagant age, I always wanted to overcome any challenge no matter how it affected my health. My mistake was to accept a dare my friends made me. They asked me to eat ten raw eggs. Despite the warnings I had heard, I decided to take on the challenge without questioning it any further. Unfortunately, that was one of the stupidest things I have ever done, as it caused a severe stomachache that lasted for days and put me at risk of food poisoning.
Jennie Miller, Co-Founder, Midss
Climbing a Water Tower
The stupidest thing I ever did on a dare was climb to the top of an old water tower. I had heard stories about how people used to jump off it into the lake below, and when my friends dared me to do it, I felt like I couldn’t back down. So, despite all the warning signs around it, I made my way up the ladder and, sure enough, jumped off. Thankfully, I made it out alive, but looking back on it now, I can see that it was a really stupid thing to do. It wasn’t worth the risk, and I’m thankful nothing worse happened!
Mark Mcshane, Marketing Director, Birmingham First Aid Courses
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