39 Lessons You Had To Learn The Hard, Painful Way

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You know how in movies, the characters learn life lessons through beautiful epiphanies or poignant moments? It turns out in the real world, there are some life lessons that are only learned through pain, idiocy, and white-knuckle terror.

So here's a list of things our readers will 100 percent never try again.

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Entry by Hestutomo

Use both brakes to stop a bike at a high SPEEd... ...unless you want to hit the ground with your face.

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Don't wear Crocs when it's icy outside, they said. Let me try it CRACKEDCON anyway! I said.

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Entry by tpellegrino

Really think about what doing your college major for 40 hours a week will feel like. After flaming out of three jobs in the beginning of my career, I

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Entry by Hestutomo

No matter how hot it is, never use a fan while you're mixing flour. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Fooery

Severe toothache and a root canal made me realize that mouthwash isn'te an alternative to brushing. Fresh breath can be misleading. CRACKEDOON

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Never assume that the bowl of soup is not hot... ...just because there is no steam rising from it. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Busteq

After three years of migraines, being permanently tired, and medical expenses eating up all my savings... Effects of Sleep deprivation - Irritability

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Entry by T. S. Obiech

NEVER CATCH ANYTHING SMALL AND CUTE TO SHOW TO THE KIDS, OR ELSE... CRACKED.COM

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Entry by Oddbelle

When E was a kid, stole an egg from the fridge and kept it in my ROOM. I wanted a pet Chicken so I waited weeks for it to hatch Instead, it broke and

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Entry by ERRiley

39 Lessons You Had To Learn The Hard, Painful Way

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Entry by Hestutomo

When the store ran out of my usual shaving cream, bought a pePpErmiNT-ScENTED one to use on my nether region. omtH I WFbal nr ERE  Stres Est. 1854 Tay

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Entry by LilySprite

You can't clean a hot light bulb with cold spray

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Entry by PookieJones

Always check the name of the recipient before you send that e-mail or text. CRACKED COM

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Entry by T. S. Obiech

39 Lessons You Had To Learn The Hard, Painful Way

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Entry by Fooery

was 12 years old, when I realized what the word microwave safe really meant. MICROWAVE SAFE Crat CRACKED COM

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRACKED C COM I once underestimated the combined power of a cup of coffee and spicy food. Both ends ended up hurting.

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Words of advice: Use a nail cutter instead. CRAGKED CONT

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Entry by TheClam

I like video games I'll be a natural at Computer Programming hello. CRACKEDOON

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Entry by munagam07

I tried to update my old phone with an unofficial firmware. NOW it's as good as a brick.

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Entry by Hestutomo

Always check for toilet paper before going number two, especially at someone else's house. CRACKED.COM

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WEARING STEEL-TOED BOOTS WILL PROTECT THE TOPS OF YOUR TOES, BUT ONLy THE TOPS. CRACKEDCON

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Entry by PookieJones

Never drive 29-67 angry. CRACKED COM

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Entry by Giovenna

No matter how invulnerable you think YOU are from getting dIZZy riding a theme park ride, never try riding one consecutively for 15 times.

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I fed a cat outside my apartment once. Now I'm feeding every cat in the neighbourhood. CRACKED COM

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Entry by Kalli

39 Lessons You Had To Learn The Hard, Painful Way

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Entry by ERRiley

CRACKEDCoM Never EVER pull this handle until you KNOW this hose is hooked up on your RV. YIKES!

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Entry by BuffaloGreg

Just because blue cheese is technically mold doesn't mean it's still edible when it CRAGN produces actual mold. I learned that on one tragic chicken w

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Entry by Fermosalua3

Giving my kid a drum set seemed like an awesome idea. I'm such a cool parent! Now I'm sleep deprived and convinced he's talentless.

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Entry by LilySprite

Haircuts should be left to professionals.

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Entry by JohnSchatzi

Alka-Seltzer is medicine, not instant 7up tablets. 7up Alk If you're 5 years old and you drink 7 or 8 glasses of instant 7up DIin a row, you'll be h

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

CRAGKEDCON Never trust a baby to hold your phone (or anything expensive). My $200 phone screen replacement could've been avoided if I had just put the

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Entry by Buttersnix

ALWAYS CHECK POCKETS BEFORE DOING THE WASH. I once had what turned out to be chocolate(thank god!) all over the dryer. CRACKED COM

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TOSSED A PARKING TICKET IN THE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR, WITH PLANS TO DEAL WITH IT LATER. PENALTY LOST IT. THE FEES BROKE ME.

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Entry by PookieJones

Brute force is no substitute for reading instructions. Sometimes it's about the order of assembly, and not about how desperately you want to make thin

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Entry by LilySprite

I tried to melt chocolate in a Ziploc in the microwave. The plastic melted, and not only were my baking plans put on hold, I could smell melted plasti

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Entry by wonderfloam

If you drop a hot curling iron, DON'T try to catch it. EMERGENCY EMERGEN EMERGENCY

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Entry by Giovenna

DON'T GREY WEAR A ON DAY. HOT

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Entry by MiaVega

0 TOOK MY JEANS OUT OF THE DRYER A FEW MINUTES GRACKEDCON EARLY AND PUT THEM ON DAMPo THEY'LL DRY OUT PRETTY QUICKLY! I TOLD MYSELF. THEY DID NOT. T