/r/Showerthoughts

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A subreddit for sharing those miniature epiphanies that make the mundane more amazing.

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A subreddit for sharing those miniature epiphanies that make the mundane more amazing.

"Showerthought" is a loose term that applies to the types of thoughts you might have while carrying out a routine task like showering, driving, or daydreaming. At their best, showerthoughts are universally relatable and provide new perspectives on the mundane.

Please be respectful of others' submissions. Rudeness is unacceptable.

Please read our rules and the requirements for each type of post before submitting.

Rules

  • 1. All submissions must be original.
    Everything offered in /r/Showerthoughts must be written by its poster. AI-generated content, copied-and-pasted content, and other such unoriginal content is strictly forbidden.

  • 2. All posts must meet the minimum requirements for their flair.
    Incorrectly flaired posts will be removed. Very few posts will be showerthoughts.

  • 3. Your entire thought must be in the title.
    Posts in /r/Showerthoughts must stand on their own. Explanations, elaboration, examples, or clarifications should only be offered as comments.

  • 4. Submissions must be offered in error-free English.
    Since posts in /r/Showerthoughts are rarely longer than a sentence, they must meet a minimum standard of quality.

  • 5. No misinformation.
    Misinformation of any kind is forbidden. This includes posts that use blatantly false premises to attract attention.

  • 6. No done-to-death or banned posts.
    Posts may not be jokes, puns, wordplay, advice, soapboxing, or "shower commentary" (like "Ow, this water is too hot!"). Posts pertaining to politics, religion, Reddit, and social justice are also forbidden, as are posts about or pertaining to language.

  • 7. No spam or spam-enabling activity of any kind.
    Spam and spam-enabling activity is strictly prohibited, regardless of how or where on Reddit it takes place. Users may only offer one post per seventy-two-hour period.

  • 8. Remain civil at all times.
    Bigotry, hate-speech, harassment, and personal attacks will result in immediate and permanent bans. Submissions which are hostile, intentionally demeaning, or directly insulting will be removed.

Please see the complete rules page for a full explanation of each of the preceding rules.

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/r/Showerthoughts

31,664,744 Subscribers

1

Even if humans could fly, it would just be considered a form of exercise like running, and we wouldn't do it that much.

2 Comments
2024/07/09
17:27 UTC

1

If devices with batteries were accurate/honest, their percentages would display 99% as soon as they're unplugged from charging or when reactivated, which would definitely result in a loss of sales.

2 Comments
2024/07/09
16:55 UTC

1

One day, due to AI advancements, we may see the recycling of superstar actors'/actresses' faces and voices due to their popularity and the money they bring in.

2 Comments
2024/07/09
16:52 UTC

81

If our phones weighed 15 lbs, many of us would have stronger arms.

42 Comments
2024/07/09
16:30 UTC

32

Anime has taught me that if I ever see a young child who looks lost and out of place, I should run away as fast as possible.

11 Comments
2024/07/09
15:23 UTC

30

Given how important social grooming is for primates the invention of the mirror probably had a big impact on our social development.

4 Comments
2024/07/09
14:16 UTC

878

Considering how much we say "X is Y times rarer than winning the lottery!", you'd expect lottery tickets to be less popular.

174 Comments
2024/07/09
13:05 UTC

158

Transfems may be one of the most shaved demographics.

52 Comments
2024/07/09
08:15 UTC

0

A considerable amount of trans women have probably been drafted into mandatory military service due to being biologically male.

3 Comments
2024/07/09
08:01 UTC

2,180

If you lived forever, you'd eventually get permanently stuck somewhere.

337 Comments
2024/07/09
07:48 UTC

4,339

If you fell down a bottomless pit, you would die of dehydration over the course of days. It would be terrible

472 Comments
2024/07/09
05:49 UTC

4

"Babe" (1995 starring James Cromwell) is a sports movie...and it might be a top 10 sports movie of all time, at that.

19 Comments
2024/07/09
05:07 UTC

46

There's probably someone out there who's thrown it back to Baby Shark.

26 Comments
2024/07/09
03:02 UTC

0

The outside of the plane just to the right of the entry door has many more germs than the rest of the outside of the plane.

3 Comments
2024/07/09
02:46 UTC

234

Internet history is probably going to become a legitimate field of research in the future.

19 Comments
2024/07/09
02:36 UTC

3

There's a possibility that an extraterrestrial civilization have discovered a Planet Nine in our solar system before we have.

20 Comments
2024/07/09
02:19 UTC

0

Water tastes better when some falls on your chest.

10 Comments
2024/07/09
02:00 UTC

113

You'll never truly know what it's like to live any life other than your own.

25 Comments
2024/07/09
00:44 UTC

0

The sound of the whistle cannot be heard from distance, so people just see you pouting from far away when you do it.

1 Comment
2024/07/08
23:05 UTC

1

Many people don't actually understand how the stock market works but still believe in the process.

3 Comments
2024/07/08
22:49 UTC

513

Given the timing of each song’s popularity, it’s quite possible Jessie’s Girl and Stacy’s Mom are the same person.

31 Comments
2024/07/08
21:45 UTC

135

We are powered the same way cars are. Cellular respiration breaks down hydrocarbons, leaving water and CO2 as the end products. Engine combustion breaks down hydrocarbons, leaving water and CO2 as the end products.

22 Comments
2024/07/08
20:05 UTC

88

Traditions are tautological: they are traditions because people keep following them, and then people keep following them because they are traditions.

20 Comments
2024/07/08
19:27 UTC

46

Saints were the Nobel Prize-winners of the Middle Ages.

9 Comments
2024/07/08
18:31 UTC

3,980

I have never seen a tattoo artist with no tattoos.

457 Comments
2024/07/08
17:16 UTC

1,482

Eventually there will be an AI that is insecure about its hardware.

84 Comments
2024/07/08
14:25 UTC

0

Mirrors show your real self, while what other people see is a fake flipped version.

11 Comments
2024/07/08
14:14 UTC

11,833

Attractive nurses, male or female, most likely never get accurate heart rates from their patients.

559 Comments
2024/07/08
14:02 UTC

0

What if all the water on Earth is expired, and we are all just used to the taste of expired water.

28 Comments
2024/07/08
13:52 UTC

452

Dolphins probably call our planet Water.

46 Comments
2024/07/08
13:32 UTC

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