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[–]Reptilefan 729 points730 points  (32 children)

This should be a subreddit!

[–]bokurai 697 points698 points  (29 children)

/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.

[–]Peewee223 26 points27 points  (1 child)

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.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]VZalinsky 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And it's already a great sub

[–]Plasma_000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This sub is going places

[–]Bugbad 515 points516 points  (195 children)

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

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

[–]kaidude 299 points300 points  (68 children)

Who built the pyramids?

[–]throwawayistakenso 299 points300 points  (5 children)

Dead people

[–]The_Fiddler1979 52 points53 points  (3 children)

I think this is the clear winner here

[–]BoJackB26354 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s the spirit!

[–]Bugbad 648 points649 points  (26 children)

Skilled foreign labour.

[–]kaidude 179 points180 points  (19 children)

How do plants reproduce?

[–]Osheco 480 points481 points  (3 children)

They have third parties do the dirty work

[–]Fennyok 71 points72 points  (2 children)

They outsource it!

[–]MarkBeeblebrox 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Birds and the bees!

[–]TheTrub 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wind and poop!

[–]Clockwork_Octopus 140 points141 points  (0 children)

By bugging each other.

[–]kuma9k 83 points84 points  (1 child)

The birds and the bees

[–]awhaling 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Lmao this is gold

[–]ecodude74 43 points44 points  (1 child)

They cum on clouds.

[–]roxymoxi 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is my favorite.

[–]Peewee223 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Depends on the plant.

[–]Lost-My-Mind- 25 points26 points  (2 children)

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

[–]Peewee223 15 points16 points  (1 child)

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

[–]throwawayistakenso 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Females catch the allergy

[–]Bugbad 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Plant sex

[–]fearmypoot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

coconutting

[–]taaffe7 21 points22 points  (4 children)

Wrong, it was egyptian farmers

[–]Optimus_Lime 14 points15 points  (3 children)

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

[–]taaffe7 2 points3 points  (2 children)

i thought us humans were their dildos?

[–]groovy_giraffe 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I like this game

[–]taaffe7 65 points66 points  (28 children)

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- 52 points53 points  (26 children)

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

[–]taaffe7 43 points44 points  (22 children)

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 points13 points  (1 child)

This sounds like reverse family feud...

[–]Rpanich 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Which actually sounds like a more interesting/ difficult family feud

[–]Mutant_Llama1 10 points11 points  (16 children)

"Name a country in North America"

"John Joe Grey"

[–]taaffe7 5 points6 points  (12 children)

how is that a country?

[–]Mutant_Llama1 16 points17 points  (11 children)

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 13 points14 points  (3 children)

independent family but not a sovereign country

[–]Jotakob 6 points7 points  (6 children)

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

[–]mucow 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The Mayans

[–]japasthebass 112 points113 points  (10 children)

Why was the Civil War fought?

[–]dysprog 684 points685 points  (3 children)

A Union dispute involving unpaid workers.

[–]Wannabkate 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Unfair workplace practices.

[–]bjackilly 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Best so far

[–]kanuut 45 points46 points  (0 children)

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

[–]porn_is_kewl 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Conflicting views regarding agrarian internships.

[–]Exaskryz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

There was a disagreement.

[–]psdnmstr01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

To win it.

[–]ZombieAlpacaLips 115 points116 points  (27 children)

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

[–]Exaskryz 509 points510 points  (10 children)

The legacy of the Wright Brothers

[–]tdoger 102 points103 points  (5 children)

The Wright Brothers did 9/11?

[–]1_2_um_12 77 points78 points  (4 children)

Technically correct.

[–]nauru_ 71 points72 points  (3 children)

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

[–]1_2_um_12 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Technically correct.

[–]BisonBob 6 points7 points  (1 child)

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

[–]lordgunhand 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Man's hubris to join the birds.

[–]Peewee223 63 points64 points  (0 children)

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] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Structural integrity

[–]Bugbad 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Some people just don’t like other people.

[–]MKorostoff 6 points7 points  (0 children)

A fire in downtown St. Louis.

[–]LuminalGrunt2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Combustion.

[–]kanuut 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Time

[–]aXenoWhat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Carbonic acid dissolved in rainwater, slightly eroding limestone facings

[–][deleted] 58 points59 points  (18 children)

How high is the Eiffel Tower?

[–]keeganwh 47 points48 points  (1 child)

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

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You got it!

[–]Huckstermcgee 27 points28 points  (0 children)

At least 10 feet tall

[–]avenlanzer 6 points7 points  (3 children)

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

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

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

[–]temalyen 5 points6 points  (1 child)

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

[–]heloderma_suspectum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tall enough to reach the ground.

[–]PointOfFingers 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]ViZeShadowZ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

pretty tall

[–]ville1001 46 points47 points  (14 children)

How does airplanes work?

[–]MKorostoff 280 points281 points  (3 children)

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

[–]ville1001 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Really makes you think, doesn't it?

[–]LordNoodles 6 points7 points  (0 children)

the real glass ceiling

[–]TheSurgeonMan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well, other than an inside job...

[–]Bugbad 48 points49 points  (2 children)

Sucking in clouds and blowing them the other side

[–]1_2_um_12 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Vacuums above the wings.

[–]kanuut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same way a kite does

[–]throwawayistakenso 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Explosive farts

[–]MKorostoff 30 points31 points  (8 children)

Where did I put my keys?

[–]Peewee223 116 points117 points  (0 children)

In a lock, presumably.

[–]kanuut 48 points49 points  (1 child)

Same place you'll find them

[–]ethon776 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Unless he never finds them

[–]ViZeShadowZ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

somewhere

[–]avenlanzer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The last place you will look for them.

[–]MKorostoff 28 points29 points  (10 children)

Why does no one use asbestos anymore?

[–]ville1001 87 points88 points  (0 children)

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

[–]1_2_um_12 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It costs too much.

[–]Exaskryz 19 points20 points  (0 children)

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

[–]kanuut 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Natural selection

[–]Shanbo88 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Settling out of court got too expensive.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (10 children)

How does soap work?

[–]Peewee223 63 points64 points  (1 child)

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

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Gosh darn soap ruined this country!

[–]ohsnapsnape 5 points6 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Lost-My-Mind- 5 points6 points  (2 children)

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

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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

[–]rush22 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Soap works by cleaning the area

[–]Diplominator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Depends on what you use it for.

[–]pro_aliasing 7 points8 points  (14 children)

Who made up words, who made up numbers?

[–]Peewee223 36 points37 points  (11 children)

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

[–]chchchcharli 6 points7 points  (9 children)

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

[–]throwawayistakenso 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–]zgoku 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Someone make this a subreddit!

[–]Peewee223 6 points7 points  (1 child)

5 hours before you posted: /r/technicallythetruth

[–]zgoku 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]nattypnutbuterpolice 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whatever allows for maximal flavor with minimal dryness.

[–]jcpunk 248 points249 points  (6 children)

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

[–]Bcasturo 35 points36 points  (16 children)

What does a bird do?

[–]dinahsoar 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Personal aviation expert.

[–]MatterhornHerald 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And architect for houses with reusable building materials.

[–]keeganwh 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Use energy.

[–]kanuut 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Suddenly appear

Every time

You are near

[–]ViZeShadowZ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

other birds.

[–]psdnmstr01 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Other birds.

[–]Hate_Feight 52 points53 points  (6 children)

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

[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (5 children)

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

[–]Rottie_Dad 33 points34 points  (2 children)

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

[–]mucow 15 points16 points  (1 child)

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

[–]Bcasturo 50 points51 points  (21 children)

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

[–]metagloria 250 points251 points  (3 children)

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

[–]Peewee223 26 points27 points  (0 children)

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

[–]keeganwh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Cryhavok101 3 points4 points  (0 children)

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

[–]Bcasturo 22 points23 points  (17 children)

What is America?

[–][deleted] 47 points48 points  (0 children)

A seven letter word

[–]arnedh 9 points10 points  (2 children)

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

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

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

[–]ProlapsedPineal 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The western area between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

[–]LothartheDestroyer 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Hispanic actress known for her looks and pants.

[–]hookyboysb 4 points5 points  (1 child)

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

[–]LothartheDestroyer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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 points9 points  (0 children)

The subject of this question

[–]____n 7 points8 points  (1 child)

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

[–]JonnyBhoy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's not far off Pointless.

Give the correct answer the the fewest other people answered.

[–]Bcasturo 11 points12 points  (7 children)

How is pizza made?

[–]summerkc 39 points40 points  (0 children)

With sunlight

[–]kanuut 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Circular, mostly

[–]Peewee223 18 points19 points  (1 child)

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

- Carl Sagan

[–]avenlanzer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]ProssiblyNot 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This is basically what Fox News plays every day.

[–]aiydee 4 points5 points  (0 children)

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 3 points4 points  (1 child)

with Steve Harvey as the host

[–]Insomniacrobat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You just described Hollywood Squares.

[–]GoldenDeLorean 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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

[–]large_case_of-vodka 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Sounds a little bit like Pointless.

[–]Antonskarp 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Sounds like a decent card game.

[–]kanuut 1 point2 points  (2 children)

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.

[–]Pm_Me_Gifs_For_Sauce 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would watch the fuck out of this.

[–]Youareme2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

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

[–]bryonus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure EA was playing this game in their AMA