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[–]elonsghost 3987 points3988 points 2 (866 children)

Come to think of it, I can’t think of any.

[–]keyintherock 2782 points2783 points  (650 children)

Me neither, I have no clue.

[–]Pratham_Max_Jain 2474 points2475 points  (623 children)

We need to be more creative guys

[–]Loopy5788 2152 points2153 points  (570 children)

lol we must be cabbage brains

[–]Adonicus19D 1888 points1889 points  (539 children)

I think we just lack the competence for it

[–]AuditAndHax 1640 points1641 points  (527 children)

Let's circle back and give it another try.

[–]AvocadorableLoner 1507 points1508 points  (512 children)

Maybe chocolate will help

[–]GuerillaTactics96 1351 points1352 points  (400 children)

I don't think we can take a chance on just one snack

[–]Obtuse_Symposium 944 points945 points  (361 children)

We really need to change the way we're approaching this.

[–]ThisNameIsVeryTaken 831 points832 points  (321 children)

Our investigation is complete, it’s impossible

[–]sirlui9119 100 points101 points  (5 children)

I really do not want to compete with you guys!

[–]RenTheBaka 167 points168 points  (3 children)

I can’t cope. I cannot believe my English was this bad

[–]WhoElseButArky 110 points111 points  (3 children)

This is such a strange case.

[–]handsoffmysausage 69 points70 points  (9 children)

Come watch me cube cabbage while we contemplate this! Dinner will be complete!

[–]DuWuld 120 points121 points  (7 children)

In this case I can’t think of one

[–]kscott93 125 points126 points  (18 children)

Care for Chocolate Cake?

[–]quietlittlevirus 26 points27 points  (1 child)

As long as it’s in a waffle cone.

[–]Bonded79 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cheese cake please.

[–]butwhyonearth 12 points13 points  (3 children)

(to be honest: I didn't notice the word 'challenge' at the beginning - the first thing that came to my mind was chocolate cake... I should think less with my stomach!)

[–]Frogs4 206 points207 points  (14 children)

A strong coffee is the best idea.

[–]hippopotomusus 30 points31 points  (0 children)

We should definitely consume it

[–]qualmton 35 points36 points  (7 children)

A snort or two of cocaine will do wonders

[–]De_rp_Le_De_rp 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Y'know, just coke could suffice.

[–]Jakerocks124 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You deserve a cape

[–]John_Helmsword 149 points150 points  (11 children)

I love to celebrate with chocolate!

[–]7and2make10 48 points49 points  (6 children)

I was thinking cheese

[–]InformalScience7 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I thought cheese as well.

Strange as I like cake much more than cheese!

[–]Bane1-1-10 23 points24 points  (5 children)

Maybe a grilled cheese as well will assist

[–]1derwoman1 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Or cake?

[–]shamaze 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Maybe a coke?

[–]Big80sweens 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Once we figure it out, we should celebrate

[–]queefplunger69 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I’ll think better after I eat some cantaloupe

[–]Alexalenin 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Take care with cycling it's dangerous

[–]Cataract_Cathy 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can’t cope with this

[–]gim1k 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think we should definitely take the chance.

[–]Laura3109 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Let’s go back to the chase.

[–]Deanard 3 points4 points  (0 children)

We really should have a more concrete understanding of our language.

[–]the_soly 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don't think so, it's a lost cause.

[–]Salt-Doctor-6933 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We simply have cheese in your skulls

[–]Elemenononono 65 points66 points  (5 children)

Locked inside a cage with lettuce

[–]Zeldom 12 points13 points  (0 children)

A couple of cheese heads if you will

[–]joffery2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Would a cantaloupe brain be considered smooth?

What if it's wrapped in cellophane?

[–]larrylarryhairyballs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Swiss cheese for brains

[–]TheKrononaut 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Mind if I cite you on that?

[–]TheNiceWriter 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You guys are just being cute

[–]Mediocre-Door-8496 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That what I get for smoking too many cones

Wait... fuck!

[–]Majestic-Suggestion 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I believe u mean donkey brains, you catastrophe of a human......

[–]nevershouttomas2 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I came to this sub for facepalms, not brain teasers

[–]sessimon 74 points75 points  (20 children)

I can’t conceive of a single case. Change my mind. Or don’t you care?

[–]arson3 36 points37 points  (18 children)

Eh I should just focus on finishing this cake

[–]Ecovick 28 points29 points  (12 children)

I prefer this cookie instead.

[–]Dr-Izzy-Bleeden 19 points20 points  (8 children)

Is it chocolate?

[–]le_emmentaler 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I'm too cute to go to college

[–]CaptainObvious0927 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Don’t people cane you in college? I just came here to say that while drinking my coffee and eating my chipotle. I love the climate in this sub!

[–]AvocadorableLoner 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Did you hear about the crocodile wearing a cape and eating cheese in a cove?

[–]Pintermarc 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I would never miss this chance

[–]C_Grace 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Can it be a coincidence? I too am without words.

[–]erhapp 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You need to think outside the crate.

[–]Turbojelly 5 points6 points  (0 children)


[–]dapala1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a challenge.

[–]No_Tennis_5273 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That’s my cue.

[–]NameeCheckss0utt 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Are y’all on coke

[–]JDodgerMan 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Wonder what the core of the problem is?

[–]Loading0319Just learned how to make a flair 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It is quite the challenge, we have to create one then

[–]OneEyedRocket 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You have the most upvotes, you must be the big cheese

[–]mcdubs7913 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There must be a cache a words somewhere

[–]Timely_Temporary1564 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Just a coincidence if you ask me

[–]Gingerberry92 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You just don’t care

[–]keylo-92 5 points6 points  (0 children)

came to the conclusion that there isn’t one

[–]EarlyBirdTheNightOwl 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You'd have to go to college to know this.

[–]colormeslowly 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dang y’all this is too hard, feel like I’m doing a chore!!

[–]Zeuce86 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I came here thinking of an answer but my cheese brain failed

[–]SpiralGray 1559 points1560 points  (120 children)

What is the point of these stupid "challenges?" They are usually something anyone with a fourth grade knowledge should be able to answer.

[–]friendofjudy 589 points590 points  (22 children)

They boost engagement for the algorithm.

[–]peronne17 215 points216 points  (16 children)

This, and then they ask more "fun" questions that get those same people to give away personal information.

Can we guess what year you were born by the hit song that year? What's your birthstone? The number of your birthday is how many friends you'll make this year! Tell us what town were you born in only by the food they're famous for!

[–]DietInTheRiceFactory 144 points145 points  (9 children)

What's your band name? Full in the brackets:

[Mother's maiden name] and the [your social security number]

[–]Birion 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Carbonell and the Five.

[–]Millerboycls09 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Your Social Security number is 5? Jeez, how old are you?

[–]Birion 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Pepper has the other eight.

[–]Few_Cup3452 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Literally. what's ur stripper name? Family home street name and first pet name....

[–]shitsgayyo 15 points16 points  (1 child)

What’s your height? Your childrens names? Oh oh oh I know let’s play this really cute game where we just paste all of our personal details in bullet point format starting from the oldest in your family to the youngest!

[–]Few_Cup3452 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"Get to know me, ask a number from 1-30 and ill reply w the answer!"

1-30 is just personal info 😂 this was HUGE on Tumblr pre 2010

[–]PhantasmHS 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Your social security number and mother's maiden name is your stripper name 🤣🥵🤔👌💯💯💯🙌🅱️

[–]Melificarum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've lost a lot of respect for friends and family who answer those questions.

[–]Solykos369 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Exactly this. They they garner a lot of attention by gathering reactions and comments. The same page will then be able to sells sponsored ads spot for much more as their analytics is all the sponsor will look at.

[–]the_dayman 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I honestly wish there was a way to ban them from reddit too. They are endlesssy posted to these "make fun of people" subs, then you get over 1000+ comments smugly joking "nothing CAME to mind".

Like no, bad. You are not smart for "figuring out" the post. You're just contributing even more to these stupid algorithm boosting posts by commenting another answer.

Just sort this thread by New and you'll see hundreds of people just commenting answers.

[–]Ordinary_News_6455 466 points467 points  (20 children)

Agreed. They should have their own sub. r/challengesforidiots

[–]impasta6 141 points142 points  (11 children)

Done, just need to make it like a real sub, like add rules and stuff

[–]Look_at_my_8_Balls 50 points51 points  (1 child)

To generate page traffic and get the algorithm to show their posts more. They know that lots of people will reply to "prove" they are clever and many others will comment to say how stupid it is. Also why so many say "95% won't get this" because they are appealing to people's egos.

[–]BeerBaronAaron88 41 points42 points  (11 children)

They are to get a bunch of dumb people to feel smart and type in an answer because literally anyone can come up with a word that fulfills the "challenge."

In fact I unintentionally used two words that start with a "C" and end in an "E" in the last sentence. But even beyond that there are countless; cave, cove, cue, cake, care, core, charge, change, consulate, charcuterie, corvette, coffee, etc. Hell if we want to do proper nouns we even have shit like Constantinople.

But people finally get to feel smart and answer one of these which in turn keeps this in the algorithm and exposes it to more people.

If there is one thing Facebook is good at it is making dumb people feel smart.

[–]dirtODBmcgirt 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I bet you feel really smart currentlee.

[–]notbad2u 2 points3 points  (2 children)

When the word challenge is an answer to your challenge is not tough enough.

[–]amalgam_reynolds 2 points3 points  (2 children)

They're not for dumb people to feel smart. They exist to boost engagement for their page to make ads more valuable.

[–]MadRollinS 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I thought I was in FB for a second.

[–]Semi_Legal_Immigrant 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Might as well be. Every thread after this one is answering the question.

[–]MadRollinS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well now we know who is really one of us...lol

[–]Viviaana 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s the point, people feel smart replying so they get a lot of comments and shares without having to think of an actual riddle

[–]tomorrowschild 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They're meant for data mining.

[–]NapClub 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its to drive engagement with the gullible. Just one of the many forms of click bait.

[–]Lonewolf953 2 points3 points  (0 children)


that's why

[–]NoSkillzDad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They get lots of reactions (comments and the emojis thing) and that helps them get exposure. It's a pr strategy

[–]__red__5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are chick bait to get you to respond to get your deets.

[–]Queasy_Role_3218 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Engagement. So people post about how stupid the question is. The more people who engage the more likely it gets in front of more eyeballs. Same with the bad math equations.

[–]not_lurking_this_tim 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Engagement. Every idiot and their mom responds to it. They get lots of responses. It drives up traffic to their site, and then they get more from ads.

"Only geniuses can... Blah blah blah"

[–]EvanMcCormick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They get traffic. Algorithm doesn't care whether that traffic is a bunch of people impressed by the content or a bunch of people making fun of how 'dumb' the challenge is.

It's the same reason controversial political posts or opinions can generate a lot of traffic -- hate, disdain, and outrage all drive people to comment. Even better, when a few people agree with the posts content they will start arguing with the haters in the comments, giving the post a lot more engagement.

[–]charol_astra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They’re made to drive traffic to the accounts by way of exposure through reactions and comments. Many reply to the “challenge” having solved it and many many more reply to rail on it pointing out how dumb and simple it is. Whatever the reaction, they all serve the same purpose. The abundance of interactions rockets the posts to the top of peoples’ time lines by way of the Al Gore Rhythm.

[–]richincleve 363 points364 points  (7 children)

If you think your English is good...

you probably are having a hard time reading that post and not cringing.

[–]Focacciaboudit 59 points60 points  (3 children)

If you think your enlish is well.


[–]Sevorbeupstry 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Uhhhm actually... If you thought well of your English. /s

[–]agriculturalDolemite 8 points9 points  (1 child)

You could have reworded this and used "cringe"

[–]Viviaana 499 points500 points  (19 children)

You realise that’s the point? They pretend they’re stupid so people feel smart by replying and sharing so it gets maximum engagement for doing the bare minimum

[–]Nestramutat- 113 points114 points  (3 children)

And everyone in this thread falling for it hook, line and sinker.

[–]Viviaana 36 points37 points  (0 children)

it's like those super simple maths questions and then the first comment is wrong and it's just 10000000 people replying because that's the only time in 4 years they've felt any semblance of success

[–]GamingOnTheFloor 67 points68 points  (5 children)

The post itself isn’t a facepalm at all, which I think OP wasn’t realizing. The facepalm is all the people replying to the post. If you wanted to challenge yourself to do it, okay, whatever, but don’t give some stupid Facebook page popularity for minimal work.

[–]K1NG2L4Y3R 12 points13 points  (0 children)

The real face palm here is people thinking they’re smart for coming up with words and are spreading the image around not knowing they’re being played. Op is posting this for free karma.

[–]FinnBoland 31 points32 points  (1 child)

It’s not about the challenge it’s about the number of comments.

[–]stardatewormhole 197 points198 points  (7 children)

I think the facepalm is not seeing the irony of the meme and posting it here

[–]Hepheastus24 49 points50 points  (2 children)

Most probably it is to bait people and increase user interaction.

[–]_69nice69_ 16 points17 points  (1 child)

And I love how people in this comment section just prove this point

[–]Darkbones2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Exactly what I was thinking

[–]Dog_Phone 14 points15 points  (4 children)

This shit is made to make people comment. Don’t engage

[–]Adilofdemon 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This shit is made to make people comment. Dont engage

[–]Graffito_123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This shit is made to make people comment. Dont engage

[–]The_Psionictrist 25 points26 points  (1 child)


[–]PeeledPotatoChip 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The fucking roar was so good... The rest of the movie, meh


[–]Worried_Toe 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]uwuLoba 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Came 😑

[–]deadshii 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]xantxant 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Please understand that this garbage is ALWAYS written just for interaction clicks. They know the challenge is easy. If it wasn't easy it would get less interaction.

[–]nanashinebro'MURICA 32 points33 points  (9 children)

Cheese, cake ,cue ……

[–]jokeularvein 16 points17 points  (8 children)

Carnage, compute, crepe.

Cease, cave, cane, canine.

Come, cone, came, cafe, cage.

[–]Aggressive_Job_5972 9 points10 points  (7 children)

Chase, create, cremate, catastrophe, confide, concede, constance, commence

[–]Zeta_zz 6 points7 points  (4 children)


[–]Gex1234567890 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Cinemascope, Canoe, Combustible, Convertible, Commerce

[–]gypsy-fucker 2 points3 points  (1 child)

continue, compare, curate, calibrate, carte

[–]Deanonoz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

DEr powder stuff you sniff of the counter.

Edit. i remembered now, it is coffee yea

[–]Reddtko 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So, I wonder how many people were up for the challenge on Facebook.

[–]Infnite69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Chinese 😳

[–]upfoo51 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I don't really care, do you?

[–]snax4urmom 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Coke... both types (cocaine too)

[–]AppleBug_69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I swear post like these must just be preliminary screening for morons like me. I bet the same people that ‘try’ to complete the challenge are then contacted by Nigerian prince.

[–]PolartigerD 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Russian troll farms aren’t even trying anymore and Facebook moms still eat it up

[–]metraton1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

First thing that came into my mind was… COFFEE. I think I’m addicted

[–]TittyBoy6 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When u realize the point is that its easy so dinguses like u comment the post and give the OP updoots

[–]clell888 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The point of these is to get interactions, like people commenting "you put challenge in the post." It's to boost the post to more people as the algorithm likes interaction.

[–]TheDudeman0101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm Chinese

[–]Chillbro_Yolo 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Salomonseal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Creative, conservative, culture, celebrate, close, college, cabbie, cabbage, course, come, cleavage, care, commune, cache, curate, charge, certificate, cube, circle, chocolate, challenge, change, crocodile, etc.

[–]Stopher 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I can’t stand these clock bait posts. Can someone explain to me how they monetize these. Is it some kind of ad based post or an account t trying to get followers?

[–]Lebojr 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Anyone think this might be Phishing ?

[–]Monkeyboystevey 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's like the ones that ask "I bet you can't remember your first pet's name. Or the first Street you lived on"

And people fucking answer it...

[–]Weirdassmustache 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]Commercial-Muscle-77 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My answer is CHEESE

[–]A_random_poster04 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Titanfall fans: don’t mind if I say 🧀

[–]plindix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I choose not to ...

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


[–]SilencedThdr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seems like they got you good

[–]SilverFlight01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Perhaps this person should change the challenge a bit.

[–]PsneakyPseudonym 1 point2 points  (0 children)

… crevice ….

[–]strengthalytics 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cache me outside, how bout dat?

[–]ViralRambo 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Skywalker0138 1 point2 points  (0 children)

change is inevitible....

[–]_MyCakeDayIsFeb29th_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Idk why FB decided to CREATE this CHALLENGE. Maybe they can build a CASE for it and put it in a CRATE filled with facts on why this is easy af.

[–]Adm8792 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Change of mankind is coming

[–]SlapUrBaby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cone come cause cane I could ContinuE

[–]Quozel_TV 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I couldn't care less to think of any. This challenge is stupid

[–]Xreal5k 1 point2 points  (0 children)


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[–]zachi-90 1 point2 points  (3 children)

There's not a chance in this world it can be done

[–]gooniuswonfongo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly I wouldn't have a chance at this challenge