This is seriously the dumbest thing I’ve ever read.
HN reader Parry sent us a link to this wikiHow article with the note, “I don’t have a specific comment about this article, but as soon as I saw it I wanted you to have it.” Good call, Parry — HN loves ridiculous Internet flotsam and jetsam, and this one might just take the cake.
Similar to Wikipedia, wikiHow is collaborative compendium of how-to guides contributed by volunteer “knowledge philanthropists.” Anyone can suggest a topic, apply to write a guide or make editing suggestions. Most of the time they know what they’re talking about but, as the following article demonstrates, sometimes maybe not so much.
Since all wikiHow content may be freely shared via Creative Commons License, I’m just going to pass on this article to you verbatim, with a little commentary thrown in because I just can’t help myself.
This is already off to a rough start. But please, continue…
Two questions: 1) What?!?! 2) Also, who is the kid mime in the picture and what does he have to do with horses?
I promise you, they will not send you any of those things.
Was this article written by a 10-year-old?
So, we’ve moved from “getting free information about horses” to “dealing with the death of your horse”? I think I missed a step.
This kid is out of control. I can’t even handle it.
Yes, if all the previous steps fail, you should definitely go solicit the poor people working at your local tack shop for free horse information. They will love it.
But wait, there’s more!
Most importantly, don’t follow this wikiHow advice blindly.