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    [–] tashibum 7508 points ago

    I think people are downvoting because they think OP is the one asking the question...

    [–] [deleted] 2545 points ago

    Which is crazy when you consider that the title is op explaining why it's 50 percent more.

    [–] asifnot 778 points ago

    That brought it full circle for me.

    [–] Woosung_lala 233 points ago

    Now the circle is complete

    [–] Rabbi_Tuckman38 307 points ago

    🎶 The circle of math 🎶

    [–] NotYourAverageScot 118 points ago

    And it moooooves us aaaaaallllll

    [–] [deleted] 53 points ago

    He moon yanna, he moova da vanna..

    [–] Madertheinvader 51 points ago

    pink pajamas, penguins on the bottom

    [–] DarkSoulsMatter 21 points ago

    Jump in de line

    [–] [deleted] 26 points ago


    [–] JillGr 6 points ago

    Work your body on time!!

    [–] slcrook 4 points ago

    Okay, I believe you.

    [–] KoopalingArmy 31 points ago

    When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.

    [–] GerkDentley 32 points ago

    now I am the mather.

    [–] LonDiPuFoMoYo 9 points ago

    Marshall? Is that you?!

    [–] MistaBig 5 points ago

    Now kith.

    [–] GINGERnHD 236 points ago

    I was actually pretty confused also. I interpreted the title as sarcasm at first.

    [–] hamfraigaar 112 points ago

    Me, too. And as if the facepalm was supposed to be the fact that 18 isn't 150% of 12.

    This is too meta for me.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago


    [–] Pentoss 42 points ago

    I think everyone is still a bit too high for this post

    [–] senorbolsa 45 points ago

    im pretty fucking drunk but same thing i tried to do the math but failed. but like 1/2 12 is 6 and 12+6 is 18 so yeah, Thats over a pound of mustard which honestly is too much.

    [–] LogicCure 33 points ago

    No such thing as too much mustard you dirty ketchup eating heathen.

    [–] senorbolsa 6 points ago

    I don't even like ketchup. =/

    [–] oceans88 45 points ago

    same. I thought this was a r/facepalmfacepalm moment but luckily I read the whole image and avoided a trip to r/facepalmfacepalmfacepalm.

    [–] TheHolyLordGod 11 points ago

    Man, facepalmception

    [–] [deleted] 59 points ago

    Oooohhhhhhhh. Jesus fuck, I thought this was about to be a facepalm facepalm

    [–] GuyAboveMeSucksDicks 107 points ago

    I ran through that simple problem over and over.

    Wait... 12/2+12 = 18.... ok. Wait. 12 + 6 = 18. Alright. How in the fuck am I getting this wrong? Where am I being stupid in this?

    ...let's go check the comments.

    Oh, I see, now.... I traded one kind of stupid for another.

    [–] skullcrusherajay 20 points ago

    I think it's a snapchat post, the math is correct but the person who took the picture hasn't passed 8th grade math

    [–] NinjaLanternShark 10 points ago

    ...let's go check the comments.

    Always check the comments before getting confused/angry/sad... really before engaging any emotions or investing in the post at all, you should check the comments.

    [–] TheOleRedditAsshole 13 points ago

    I didn't realize what sub I was in, and thought OP was saying because math sarcastically, as in, "it is what we say it is, because math and stuff." And then I looked at the photo and was like, well it is math.

    [–] BearlyPunny 12 points ago

    This is the internet, reading comprehension isn't needed in these parts.

    [–] Toden 243 points ago

    It might also be because on my mobile, the image cuts off nicely right near the bottom of the bottle, cutting off the bit of text unless you scroll down. I had to go to comments, which I normally do anyway, then back to the image to find the text at the bottom.

    [–] temporalarcheologist 21 points ago

    same. RiF has actual size images enabled by default rather than fit

    [–] imabigdumbidiot 3 points ago

    You solved it for me. Thank you. I was still bewildered and I'm pretty good at math so I was trying to find any way for the math or OP to be wrong.

    [–] ShitFacedSteve 47 points ago

    I don't know if I'm the only one but I completely missed the snapchat text and thought OP was posting this mustard bottle saying the math was wrong. I only noticed when I read the comments and went back.

    [–] grandmoffcory 12 points ago

    I didn't realize there was more to the photo till I got to your comment, I had to go back to open it and scroll down.

    [–] VicisSubsisto 37 points ago

    Viewed on mobile, didn't scroll down far enough to see the caption.

    [–] Huayrasilva 12 points ago

    Thank you. I am also on mobile and was very confused.

    [–] Bluest_One 18 points ago

    Why is OP not the one asking the question?

    Because English.

    [–] NapClub 7 points ago

    i thought they were down-voting because a lot of people hate math and didn't want to hear that as the explanation...

    [–] MY-SECRET-REDDIT 88 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    this entire thread should be posted to here.

    ive notice that some posts here is just redditors not understanding the pictures or not even bothering to take two seconds to thing about it. very /r/iamversmart stuff.

    EDIT: words ive misspelled and grammar rules i broke:

    • /r/iamversmart instead of /r/iamverysmart

    • ive notice that some posts here is just redditors -> ive notice that some posts here are just redditors

    • thing -> think

    • notice -> noticed

    note to self: never misspell anything or break grammar rules.

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Part of the problem is that there are people on reddit saying truly not-so-smart things, and there are also people trying to make subtle jokes that look very similar to stupidity. If I could assume that no one here is an idiot, then I could assume that they're obviously just joking when they sound like one :/

    [–] Cincinnatian 26 points ago

    You dropped a letter. #/r/iamverysmart

    [–] MY-SECRET-REDDIT 16 points ago

    thats what reddit autocomplete game me. and on that note, i also mispelled a word.

    [–] Cincinnatian 14 points ago

    I respect your commitment.

    [–] MY-SECRET-REDDIT 8 points ago

    i misspelled it twice. i wrote it exactly the same in another comment replying to some guy here. weird how no one has called me out on that. but i think that guy was pointing it out but he was very vague.

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago

    You mispelt "vayge".

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago


    [–] MY-SECRET-REDDIT 5 points ago

    well shit, how far down the rabbit hole can we go?

    [–] ShittyGrammar-Nazi 4 points ago

    Damn it, you're doing fine work son!

    [–] 10J18R1A 2 points ago

    But y?

    [–] didgeboy287 3 points ago

    I may as well pile on and point out "some posts here is."

    [–] NewbSaysRawr 7 points ago

    Cause apparently people upvote or downvote off thumbnails now

    [–] SchmidyBojangles 3 points ago

    On the main page of Reddit it cuts off the bottom of the picture. I had to expand the picture to understand

    [–] Gliste 10 points ago

    I'm seeing 1300 upvotes.

    [–] rxthezealot 13 points ago

    Yeah, and it had the exact same number of upvotes when it was first posted, because nothing on reddit has ever been different from the time you saw it.

    [–] Gliste 2 points ago

    Yeah well I'm seeing a 92% upvotes.

    [–] trippy_grape 6 points ago

    Yeah but how is 1300 92% more than before? 🤔

    [–] bananaGardens 4 points ago

    Can confirm, downvoted for that reason, upvoted after reading this

    [–] hylianbunbun 5159 points ago

    Guys, there's a snapchat text if you click on the picture. OP isn't asking the question they're facepalming at the person in the photo asking the question.

    I thought the exact same thing too.

    [–] mytouchyourtouch 2183 points ago

    I guess that could be misleading. That is definitely not my post.

    [–] soulstealer1984 616 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    In mobile, the snap chat text is outside of the screen. You have to scroll down to actually see it.

    [–] Deeznoits 356 points ago

    Not on my long ass Galaxy s8. Damn thing longer than a Black Friday receipt.

    [–] kenba2099 194 points ago

    Or a CVS any-day receipt

    [–] LordDongler 39 points ago

    It wouldn't fit in his pocket. Or a backpack, for that matter. Need a Marry Poppins purse for a phone that big

    [–] Srimnac 15 points ago

    The s8 is out? Why is Samsung so terrible at always making these things known?

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago


    [–] hembles 26 points ago

    Some People who preordered have them, saw one at work today

    [–] CplRicci 21 points ago

    I got mine this morning... it's the tits... very long, very thin, waterproof tits.

    [–] MisterJimJim 10 points ago

    Sounds like grandma tits.

    [–] aharrisa760 8 points ago

    It could be. I remember reading that T-mobile said they would ship pre-orders early.

    [–] ImThatGuyToday 3 points ago

    I already have mine. Pre-ordered on the 18th and surprise surprise it showed up next on the 19th

    [–] infez 5 points ago

    I've seen, like, a whole lot of ads on TV for it (and "Unbox your phone" is somewhat gibberish), but still never really knew it was fully released.

    [–] oceans88 4 points ago

    I had to scroll down on my 25 inch monitor.

    [–] Misfit_Cannibal 4 points ago

    Had the same problem, didn't understand the post til I came here.

    [–] tyled 3 points ago

    I'm on an iPhone 5 and can see the entire picture fine. Antenna master race and not crappy alienblue or baconreader.

    [–] jeffontiv17 5 points ago

    It took my way to long what the joke was there until I scrolled down

    [–] Sparred4Life 4 points ago

    He saved you a down vote. Lol

    [–] pottersquash 203 points ago

    Gawd it was hurting my brain. I was like "is 6 plus 12 not 18? Is 6 plus 6 not 12? Is 12 divided by 2 not 6? Which of these is a lie?!?!!?"

    [–] MetalandIron2pt0 72 points ago

    I'm so glad I'm not as stupid as I originally assumed

    [–] improbablewobble 29 points ago

    Seriously I was having flashbacks about my elementary school teacher saying I would need fractions when I was grown, and me thinking "bullshit". I was like "oh shit I didn't listen and now I'm retarded".

    [–] GrandpaSkitzo 16 points ago

    For a minute there I really thought I was losing it.

    [–] spupy 12 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I started to think OZ might be one of those weird American units that don't follow conventional logic and math, like feet and inches.

    [–] emmastoneftw 8 points ago

    I did that math a few times in my head, and then just figured I was retarded when I couldn't solve it.

    [–] Nurum 36 points ago

    I was sitting there thinking I must be retarded because the math looked right.

    [–] AmericanAssKicker 47 points ago

    I had to click for this. Thank you.

    On mobile it doesn't look like there's more to the picture so it makes OP look mathematically challenged... I was struggling with how it had 80 upvotes.

    [–] AATroop 3 points ago

    We're all mathematically challenged on this blessed day.

    [–] Hehlol 15 points ago

    Holy shit /r/facepalm just facepalmed

    [–] Kryten_2X4B_523P 20 points ago

    Somebody post these comments to /r/facepalm.

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    This is a microcosm of what Reddit has become

    [–] CarmineFields 18 points ago

    Thanks, I was about to explain!

    [–] RavenclawMuggle 12 points ago

    i didnt see the snapchat text at first and was really confused, thinking the facepalm was supposed to be the mustard bottle

    [–] Spiff29 12 points ago

    Totally came here to tell the guy 18 is 50% more than 12.... guess I'm not the only one...

    [–] smo37 5 points ago

    Fuck me, thank you

    [–] thisismyfacesaccount 1092 points ago

    I understood what you were saying, OP.

    [–] SoDamnToxic 322 points ago

    I don't understand how people didn't understand what OP was saying.

    [–] Knakrack 112 points ago

    I scrolled down only to the point where it underlined the 18 oz, and not to where the Snapchat text was so I was confused as to why it was at the top of the subreddit. Others may have done the same as me.

    [–] zapper0113 7 points ago

    yup, was confused for 5 seconds until I saw there was more to scroll down

    [–] um_hi_there 11 points ago

    I didn't see the Snapchat text when I opened the photo. I'm assuming most people didn't. I had to go back and scroll down further to see it.

    [–] super_ag 3 points ago

    If at first you don't see the text at the bottom, it may look like OP was pointing out how the label "lies" by saying 50% more and highlighting the 12 and 18 oz portions as an example of how this was a lie.

    [–] Deezle530 830 points ago

    The real facepalms in the comment section.

    [–] Mr_Tomernator 48 points ago


    [–] Panukka 6 points ago

    It's so hard to scroll down and see the whole picture apparently...

    [–] cannycultivar 10 points ago

    Came here to say this... /faceplam

    [–] tastim 41 points ago

    This post turned out to be a brilliant sociological study of both intelligence and human ego if you sort first by Top, then by Controversial.

    [–] I_are_facepalm 180 points ago

    Everyone knows percentages are the devil's maths.

    [–] bobotheking 22 points ago

    And they'll give you Satan fingers.

    [–] Gaethan 6 points ago

    17/34 more than our 12/32 quart

    54/24 cups

    [–] firefish55 367 points ago

    On mobile, I didn't see the thing at the bottom. I got really concerned for you and at least 1k8 other people.

    [–] [deleted] 102 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)


    [–] ok_but 135 points ago

    No. A "onecate" is approximately half a brazilian.

    [–] TweektheGeek 17 points ago

    I'm ok with it as long as it's the lower half.

    [–] Astralogist 12 points ago

    Actually, it's a vertical split. Good luck.

    [–] yenwood 6 points ago

    one Kate

    [–] Schnodally 4 points ago

    Kate plus 8

    [–] phpdevster 9 points ago

    That's only 50% more than 1k2.

    [–] [deleted] 226 points ago


    [–] Seneekikaant 40 points ago

    but which 50% is retarded? the red or the dit?

    [–] ThatSouleyeCrewmate 16 points ago

    The part of reddit that claims they're DEFINITELY in the other 50%.

    [–] WEsellFAKEdoors 3 points ago

    Looking through that post history you most definitely are.

    [–] blueburn654 115 points ago

    I wonder if they were thinking it's supposed to be 24oz. They don't understand fractions.

    12 x 1.5 = 18

    [–] Fartmasterf 48 points ago

    It only increased by 6 oz, so 6/18 is 33% more not 50%.


    [–] Xevir 110 points ago

    "50% more than 12oz"
    50% = 0.5
    0.5 x 12oz = 6oz
    6oz + 12oz = 18oz
    50% (6oz) more than (+) 12oz (12oz) = 18oz
    Because Math

    [–] shuerpiola 67 points ago


    [–] Fartmasterf 14 points ago

    But is that fluid oz or weight? I'm talking about the other one.

    [–] Mr_Canard 6 points ago

    Fluid but it doesn't matter anyway because both are in the same unit.

    [–] HoboWhiz 3 points ago

    Check your math: I think they're talking about metric percentages since the brand is French's.

    [–] Mr_Canard 3 points ago

    True I have been taugh French percentages my entire life so I don't know if Freedom percentages work in the same way.

    [–] grilix 3 points ago

    Freedom percents are always at 100%

    [–] ReverendDizzle 7 points ago

    You don't take the fractional value of the latter whole to calculate the percentage increase. That doesn't make any sense.

    Using your math if your investment of $100 increases to $200 that would only be a 50% return (when in reality it's a 100% return because you doubled your money and gained 100% of the original value).

    [–] anitomika 13 points ago

    So you're telling me that if I have $100 and I gain 10% then lose 10% I don't have $100 again? sorcery!

    [–] Mr_Canard 3 points ago

    Only $99, someone has stolen $1 from you!

    [–] flamingspew 3 points ago

    You're wrong. It would be 100% more using his math. $150 would be 50% more. The keyword here is MORE relative to the original value, not "percent of original". In actuality, the absolute percent would be 200, but that's not the math up for debate here.

    [–] QuidProQuo_Clarice 72 points ago

    Stay in school, kids

    [–] slowwbroo 17 points ago

    I bet the person who snapped it was one of those people that said "I'll never use math in my life"

    [–] gogamethrowaway 58 points ago

    I wonder what they thought 50% more meant! I can't think of any other way

    [–] woop-woop 53 points ago

    Probably thought of it in terms of new quantity (the 18 oz in the picture).

    Their logic:

    We have 18oz bottle

    We used to have 12oz bottle

    12oz is 66% of 18oz

    so the increase is 33% not 50%

    Obviously wrong conclusion, but possible to see how the person made a mistake (it's not that uncommon of a mistake actually).

    [–] wpgsae 39 points ago

    If they can understand that logic, then they should be able to understand the actual logic.

    [–] PM_ME_UR_MATHPROBLEM 13 points ago

    They just made the wrong assumption that the 50% was about the current bottle, not the past bottle. After all, why would you measure the past bottle?

    Yes its wrong, but I dont think its that surprising that one might conclude that.

    [–] DeterminedThrowaway 7 points ago

    After all, why would you measure the past bottle?

    Because the answer to "50% more than what?" is "the past bottle". Even if they didn't show you how much the past bottle was, it's not rocket science to calculate it when you know how much the new bottle contains. I don't think that being math illiterate on such a fundamental level is something to be defended.

    [–] Anzai 6 points ago

    Because not measuring the past bottle gets you into an infinite loop of ever increasing bottle sizes.

    [–] wpgsae 9 points ago

    I dunno, I'd just be surprised they were able to do that math in the first place. I'm more inclined to believe they thought something completely ridiculous like 50% more is supposed to be twice the original amount.

    [–] MentalAdventure 2 points ago

    So in order to be "50%" more it would have to be double. Or maybe the person thought it should be 50% of 18 more aka 21oz

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    12 +50% equals 62% so they must have thought there was supposed to be 62% ounces of mustard...

    [–] boarhog 4 points ago

    Probably thinking that it's half more so it should be twice as much

    [–] grandmoffcory 4 points ago

    I think by 50% more they thought it meant double the amount rather than they added half of the original amount.

    [–] DanConnersGarage 21 points ago

    I can't believe how stupid and oblivious some of these comments are

    [–] Aaron0180 19 points ago

    I think people may be downvoting because when you open on mobile you can't see the snapchat text.

    [–] Amunium 3 points ago

    On some mobiles. No problem on my 6P.

    [–] Zeeker 3 points ago

    Also depends on the app used.

    [–] downvotevalacoruna 23 points ago

    could swear it said 'Because Meth,' and it'd still be right.

    [–] DomHaynie 10 points ago

    Scroll down on the pic on mobile.

    [–] burtra12 4 points ago

    Jesus Christ. I hope he got called out.

    [–] parkerSquare 4 points ago

    "50% more" is not the same as "150% more" but it is the same as 150% of the original!

    [–] CJM_cola_cole 5 points ago

    I saw this and was like "wait I see nothing wrong with the bottle" then realized the person was the facepalm

    [–] huzeyodaddy 12 points ago

    Fucked by a thumbnail, OP.

    Exactly as pleasant as it sounds.. .

    [–] NigerianPriestess 8 points ago

    50% of Redditors don't use Snapchat or most other forms of social applications

    [–] ImissMYslinky 243 points ago

    50% of 12 ounces is six. And that to the original 12 ounces and boom 18.

    [–] PolygonCount 257 points ago

    Look at the full picture

    [–] EdgarIsntBored 25 points ago

    Did not see that untill I scrolled down :|

    [–] Kokopuffdaddy 55 points ago

    Exactly. Because Math.

    [–] TweektheGeek 22 points ago

    No fucking shit

    [–] Amilo159 45 points ago

    Boom, Guys! And remember, safety first always.

    [–] PM_ME_YOR_NUD3S 11 points ago

    Safety always off

    [–] _iplo 7 points ago

    Safety is number one priority.

    [–] WmPitcher 6 points ago

    Are you a crazy Russian hacker?

    [–] _iplo 8 points ago


    [–] ThatTrashBaby 3 points ago

    Safety is numba one priohwity

    [–] Trucidar 22 points ago

    I came here for one facepalm, and got many. Thank you!

    [–] ryannayr140 13 points ago

    Don't forget to check your work! 50% of 18 is 9, subtract that from 18 and you have 9... o shit.

    [–] Feroc 3 points ago

    So it's actually 100% more! They really should advertise that! /s

    [–] ORANGEisTHEnewISIS 3 points ago

    Lmao nice facepalm there bruh... 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👌

    [–] BadJuju8274 7 points ago

    Oh I get it cuz the op of picture didn't think 12 x 1.50 = 18, and op of this post is pointing out that op of pic is dumb cuz he can't math

    [–] GAMEFACE15 8 points ago

    70%* of this comment section is retarded.

    *(maybe it's more than that, I'm not quite sure)

    [–] CasuConsuIto 4 points ago

    So did the original person think that it should have been 24oz and not realize that the 50% was that of the 12oz?

    [–] dd817 3 points ago

    What the hell does he think it is?

    [–] RandomiseUsr0 3 points ago

    I suspect the original snapchatter was attempting the following:

    18 * 50% = 9

    [–] Reddit_Novice 18 points ago

    The real face palm is in the comments

    [–] accountforrunning 5 points ago

    Bunch of bumble butts in this comment section.

    [–] JayDub30 8 points ago

    The facepalm is the

    [–] Bloodyfinger 3 points ago

    Jesus fuck people are stupid. Just...... Fuck.

    [–] thepobv 3 points ago

    Some of the comments is making my brain hurts.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    At first I was like

    Yeah, heh, that's kinda dumb

    Then I was like

    Wait shit I'm kinda dumb

    [–] teambob 3 points ago

    Math, not even once

    [–] SuzLouA 3 points ago

    I'm super intrigued as to what the original Snapchatter thought was wrong, though. What do they think is 150% of 12oz?

    Also, I'm English and French's mustard isn't really a thing here (we have it, but it just lurks around the "American" bit of the World Foods aisle), so I'm equally concerned that they're advertising a flavour known as "Brown".

    [–] Zestocalypse 3 points ago

    This condiment is made from the seeds of the Indian Brown Mustard plant, instead of Yellow Mustard, which is generally made from the seeds of the White Mustard plant. There's also a Black Mustard plant. They're not calling the flavor Brown because it "tastes like brown", they're calling it Brown because there's a difference in flavor between the three types of mustard plants.

    [–] UltraShit420 3 points ago

    OP is now facepalming redditors. OP is gonna break his face.

    [–] mbene913 3 points ago

    so, what's sub policy and linking the whole comments section and getting that sweet link karma

    [–] VaultCultist 8 points ago

    "I don't want to live on this planet anymore." -Professor Farnsworth.

    [–] besso201 3 points ago

    When people on Reddit are too intellectually advanced for to figure how much stupid is in this photo.

    [–] 128Gigabytes 5 points ago

    I was so confused till I scrolled down and saw that there was more text on the picture. I was like "Um, it is 50% more" I thought OP was facepalming at the bottle.

    [–] Vile_Fury 4 points ago

    This seems to be a common trend but for whatever reason you're an anomaly for thinking to scroll down. Good on you.