Do you know any paradoxes?

Boiling water makes a potato soft, but an egg hard.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

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You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.


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I don’t understand yours, @anon54386108

I think the point is that the more you tell yourself you gotta relax, the more stressed out you get over not relaxing enough


There’s of course the liar, one variation of which would be: “this sentence is false”, a classic for sure :wink:

Then there’s another classic, the ‘heap’ or ‘sorites’: “one grain of sand doesn’t make a heap of sand, adding one doesn’t make it a heap of sand. Repeating would never give you a heap of sand and yet it does!”

I personally like the statement "X and Y are incomparable " followed by the answer to the question “why?”

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What @Pikasaur said.

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I had just gotten a mostly blank page. My old computer didn’t kick it in.

Oh, it’s a meme.

It says “Have you ever tried to relax, it’s a paradox!”

Because trying to relax is stressful in itself.

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Same as telling an upset person to calm down, haha.

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I totaled the car in a car accident. A friend drove up to help and said “Don’t get upset.” Hell, a car accident is something to get upset about. But I suppressed it. I wish I hadn’t done that. It is more natural to be upset.

“The news spread to the four corners of the world.”

How can a globe have corners?!


How about, “I can’t do the truth.”

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The sentence below is false.

The sentence above is true.


Ahhh my brain exploded!


How come ‘fat chance’ and ‘slim chance’ mean the same thing? :wink:


A variation of that is the “Pinocchio paradox.”

Basically envision what would happen if Pinocchio said “my nose grows now.”

Yes, my neighbor deserves a punch n the nose but I never do it.

pickles are cucumbers dipped in evil

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This is off topic, but one time I saw this college kid in a very lackluster car driving in a McDonald’s parking lot. He tried to squeal his tires as he was making a sharp curve in the parking lot. That was the wrong thing to do, because he lost control of his car and piled into a parked car, badly damaging both vehicles. He tried to put his car in reverse and run away from the situation, but it was too badly damaged to move. I was thinking, “My God, what a humiliation for that guy.” I was wondering what he was going to tell his parents. I didn’t laugh because I thought the guy couldn’t handle it, and we might have a nasty road rage incident. He might have even have a gun. Also, I wouldn’t laugh at somebody who experienced that kind of humiliation. That incident has stayed with me as a precautionary tale.