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Jimmy Fallon asked people to share their 'dumb bets' and the responses are absolutely hilarious

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Who hasn’t been led astray by dumb bet? The promise of five bucks to name every state capitol, or a whopping $50 to eat something bizarre or grotesque … why, it’s a classic form of mindless (but mostly harmless) entertainment. And sometimes the entire plot of a movie.

When the chance of winning money is involved, that little voice inside our head that says “hey, since when can you do parkour?” can become nothing more than a whisper. Think Truth or Dare, but with a tiny capitalist twist. Plus, there’s the thrill of defying the odds. Get lucky, prove your friend wrong. What could be better?

Personally, I still tend to play it safe. I’ll make some quick cash testing my obscure sci-fi knowledge, but that’s about it. But clearly, some people take it up a notch. Jimmy Fallon recently asked his “Tonight Show” audience to share some of of their wagers with #MyDumbBet on Twitter. Here are 20 of the silliest, most satisfying responses. Bet you can’t get through them all without shaking your head.

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A $45 dollar profit! Not bad.

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Sometimes even when you win, you lose.

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Wow. That's cold, grandma.

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This kid knows the value of a dollar.

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That's spelled P-A-Y-M-E-N-O-W.

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My anxiety shot through the roof after reading this one.

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An easy win and a sweet moment!

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This guy knew how to use language to his advantage.

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Fro-oh no!

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Dad's not messing around.

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That's the thing about dumb bets ... you never know when you're being set up for failure.

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Ugh, I would, like, lose so hard at this too.

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Never give up!

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