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A subreddit for sharing those miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar.

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A subreddit for sharing those miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar.

"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 find the amusing/interesting within the mundane.

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

Please read our rules before submitting.

Please read the FAQ before messaging the moderators.

Rules

  • 1. All content must be original and unique.
    Submissions that match (or echo similar sentiments to) ideas offered by other people will be removed, regardless of whether or not those ideas have appeared on Reddit. Blatant reposting and plagiarism may result in a ban.»

  • 2. All posts must be showerthoughts.
    For an explanation of what a showerthought actually is (and is not), please read this page.

  • 3. Your entire thought must be in the title.
    You may include examples, explanations, or further information in the body section, but all posts to /r/Showerthoughts must stand on their own as nothing but a title.

  • 4. No shower "observations."
    Thoughts directly related to being in the shower (or anything related to the bathroom) will be removed. »

  • 5. No jokes, puns, wordplay, or submissions which are dependent on definitions, mechanisms, or oddities in language. »

  • 6. No "life pro-tips" or advice. »

  • 7. No posts about Reddit or its functions.
    Thoughts pertaining to or mentioning Reddit are not allowed.»

  • 8. No posts relating to politics, social justice, or religion. »

  • 9. Don't be a jerk. »

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

Exceedingly nonsensical or common thoughts will be removed at the discretion of the moderation team, as will thoughts that are poorly written, overly vulgar, or obscene.

This subreddit is moderated for quality, which means we remove content that we deem to be low-quality, low-effort, nonsensical, or common/unoriginal. We do not "let the votes decide." We understand this type of policy is controversial and uncommon (especially for a high-traffic subreddit), but we believe it gives /r/Showerthoughts the best chance at maintaining quality.

Special thanks to our past moderators!

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In the scene in Scarface where he reunites with his family, he looks adopted

0 Comments
2024/04/15
01:44 UTC

6

Zombies having extra durability makes no sense

2 Comments
2024/04/15
01:32 UTC

10

South Korea is functionally an island nation, despite being connect to the rest of Asia geographically.

0 Comments
2024/04/15
00:54 UTC

0

The more expensive a house the less likely the buyer will use a mortgage to pay

5 Comments
2024/04/15
00:39 UTC

13

Brassica Oleracea (Broccoli, Kale, etc.) is the dog of the domesticated plant world

Okay, so this started after I went down a Wikipedia article trail and learned that Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Gail Lan, and Collards are all the same freaking species. Not same genus or same family, but same species. So II had a shower thought of oh this plant is the dog of the plant world, a species that is still just one species but we've turned it into completely different looking things. I thought I was clever. Then I decided to Google it and realized that people both smarter and way more knowledgeable about plants already came up with the analogy, wrote papers on it, and made fun pictures to go along with their scientific papers....

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Dogs-The-Cabbage-of-the-Animal-Kingdom-A-Dogs-C-familiaris-are-the-most\_fig1\_351564697#:\~:text=(B)%20Cabbage%20(Brassica%20oleracea,2018%3B%20Gallagher%20et%20al.

0 Comments
2024/04/15
00:01 UTC

0

Tapatio and ranch are the only condiments a man really needs

4 Comments
2024/04/15
00:00 UTC

10

Given the combination of electricity and water, it's surprising that washing machines don't kill more people.

1 Comment
2024/04/14
23:56 UTC

44

There are a lot of books teaching preschoolers how to identify tigers, elephants and giraffes, considering they’ll never encounter one in their local neighbourhood

11 Comments
2024/04/14
23:35 UTC

299

A Hip Hop beef is grown men writing angry poems to each other

46 Comments
2024/04/14
23:27 UTC

18

Your best friend from school thinks about you as often as you think about them.

12 Comments
2024/04/14
22:20 UTC

0

The word parallel has taken an ”L” with the missed opportunity to use parallel L:s.

5 Comments
2024/04/14
22:12 UTC

13

A lot of snack foods are flavored to taste like other snack foods. (e.g. Oreo flavored pop tarts)

1 Comment
2024/04/14
21:54 UTC

33

Work isn’t a vocation for most people.

It’s the least shit job available for the most money.

10 Comments
2024/04/14
21:26 UTC

16

It's a strange miracle that email survived after instant messaging became a thing

27 Comments
2024/04/14
21:23 UTC

8

Just imagine how many serial killers, murderers and criminals are passed through the history without being judged, even unknown in the first era and the medieval times.

Assume that you lived in 2000 B.C, a psychopath broke into your house and brutally murdered you without a spesific reason just like other hundreds of serial killers that we know today because of the internet. We know how those crimes happened and how those murderers got caught or executed because of the organized police and detectives. So what evidence is going to make your murderer caught if there is no witness? They won't be able to check any security cameras, fingerprints, your last phone signal, etc.. If we say that the surveillance cameras are invented in the 1870s, DNA testing in 1984 (which are solid evidences for a crime) just imagine the amount of unknown criminals and wrongly accused people for thousands of years in the hostile human history. jeez

4 Comments
2024/04/14
21:12 UTC

280

Most humans will never see a living whale.

92 Comments
2024/04/14
20:40 UTC

1,135

Chuck Norris doesn’t get talked about at all lately.

353 Comments
2024/04/14
20:11 UTC

0

People treat pets as their kids, they like it if others pet their pets, but won’t allow the same for their kids

8 Comments
2024/04/14
20:09 UTC

0

Locks get shot more often than people get shot

2 Comments
2024/04/14
20:03 UTC

0

Everyone will pay 100$ for a pair of shoes but no one will pay 50$ for a shoe

4 Comments
2024/04/14
20:02 UTC

0

It’d be so disorienting to create a series of movies where the movies don’t take place in the year they were made.

22 Comments
2024/04/14
19:49 UTC

0

Extroverted people fart more because they talk while eating

8 Comments
2024/04/14
19:41 UTC

0

There’s too much hair

11 Comments
2024/04/14
19:27 UTC

307

Bad people only get accepted by other bad people, making it far more difficult for them to become good people

63 Comments
2024/04/14
17:46 UTC

0

A watering van is a grower not a shower

Because it grows plants and it doesn’t have enough water to clean you

2 Comments
2024/04/14
17:44 UTC

8

When driving on the highway, you are least likely to encounter vehicles driving the same speed as you.

2 Comments
2024/04/14
17:38 UTC

13

Something might happen that causes you to fall asleep every night, but you don't remember it in the morning

It's hard for me to explain, but it keeps me up at night. Basically, imagine each night before falling asleep, something happens, like a specific feeling of falling asleep, or something weirder, or supernatural, and then you don't remember it happening in the morning.

11 Comments
2024/04/14
17:37 UTC

18

The odds are still low, but someone may have gotten lucky numbers in a fortune cookie that have matched a winning lottery but didn’t use them

Or they don’t play; as I don’t. Another thought: with how many fortune cookies are out there, and assuming the numbers are normally pseudo-random, many winning lotto numbers might exist in sealed fortune cookies that haven’t been opened yet

4 Comments
2024/04/14
17:18 UTC

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Some may not hear that well, but are excellent listeners. Some may not see too well, but see things for what they are.

3 Comments
2024/04/14
17:15 UTC

0

Trans women will look better for longer

So long ago I noticed that men while getting older in comparison to woman somehow look better with every year passing 35. Men usually are uglier in the younger ages but slowly starting to look better with age. It's almost completely opposite for women. Of course it's not always the case but this is something I noticed. So if you have a beautiful trans woman in her twenties she will be looking hotter for a longer time.

31 Comments
2024/04/14
17:02 UTC

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