thought provoking The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought  

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The subreddit /r/Showerthoughts is full of brilliant, concise insights thought up in that great, steamy thinktank: the shower. We (most of us) bathe in quiet solitude, with neither friends nor social media to entertain us lest we get our devices wet and ruin them. Amidst all that lathering and rinsing, the mind wanders, and for the duration of each shower, anything is possible.

 What do you think about during your most vulnerable moments? Space travel? The strange ways we use language? How cats have whisker-eyebrows and nobody really talks about it? This list collects the best of the Shower Thoughts subreddit – with credit to their original thinkers – for you to enjoy, ponder, and rank. Vote up the ones that make you be like, "Yeah. Yep." 
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Saying "um" is the hum... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Saying "um" is the human equivalent to buffering. /u/AnxietyAttack2013

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2,610 529
If mary had baby jesus, and je... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If mary had baby jesus, and jesus is the lamb of god.... Then mary really did have a little lamb. /u/Indian_of_legend

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2,190 430
If the oldest person on earth ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If the oldest person on earth is 116 years old, then 117 years ago, there was a completely different set of human beings on earth. /u/LordofSloths

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1,952 377
Fish who are caught and releas... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Fish who are caught and released are like the aquatic equivalent of people who claim to have been abducted by aliens. /u/brandonberry

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2,529 519
I wonder how many times I've w... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
I wonder how many times I've walked past or come into contact with a murderer. /u/KnibbHighFB

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3,471 757
If Bruce Willis dies from Viag... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If Bruce Willis dies from Viagra overdose, the headline will read "Bruce Willis Dies Hard." /u/dr721

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2,613 548
A group of squid should be cal... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
A group of squid should be called a squad. Thediepend

8
1,941 387
When you're a kid, dick jo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
When you're a kid, dick jokes are considered adult content, but when you're an adult, they're considered immature. /u/kraken_calamari

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1,489 284
Let's take a moment to appreci... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Let's take a moment to appreciate that mother nature not only pre-sliced but also pre-wrapped oranges. /u/Steel_Ninja

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1,536 297
Cars should have two horns: on... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Cars should have two horns: one is a "nice" one, the other is a "mean" one. /u/DDYLK

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1,761 355
Everyone actually has 3 voices... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Everyone actually has 3 voices, the one in your head, the one you hear when you talk and the one that everyone else hears instead. /u/stillegal

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2,352 509
I have no idea what I've forgo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
I have no idea what I've forgotten. /u/philly_jay

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2,060 434
Most of my clothes have been t... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Most of my clothes have been to countries that I have not. /u/zerophaze

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2,422 528
We rescue homeless animals and... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
We rescue homeless animals and shun homeless people. /u/NewMaterialOnly

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2,057 435
Getting birthday money is the ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Getting birthday money is the real life equivalent of passing 'go' and collecting $200. /u/Angry_Spacepimp

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2,458 542
I bet attractive people think ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
I bet attractive people think the world is a lot more polite than it really is. /u/shicky536

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2,297 500
History classes are only going... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
History classes are only going to get longer and harder as time goes on. /u/RealDirtyDan

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1,561 309
Technically, it's impossib... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Technically, it's impossible to skip breakfast. The first time you eat during a day is when you "break your fast." /u/scadrafein

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1,781 374
Aliens invaded the Moon on Jul... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Aliens invaded the Moon on July 20th, 1969. /u/pollenatedweasel

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2,006 435
The reason "cheaters never... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
The reason "cheaters never win" is because the cheaters that did win didn't get caught. /u/RocketHopper

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1,926 415
Why do people say "tuna fi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Why do people say "tuna fish" when they don't say "beef mammal" or "chicken bird"? /u/KaptainH

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1,708 359
They should mark the last tiss... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
They should mark the last tissues in a box with red lines like they do with receipt paper. /u/sharkis

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2,559 596
"Strap-on" spelled bac... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
"Strap-on" spelled backwards is "no parts." /u/Illuminaughty66

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1,237 241
Most people can eat the same b... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Most people can eat the same breakfast weeks in a row, without complaint. But the same dinner for weeks? Now, that's just insanity. /u/roessera

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1,388 286
The witches from "Sabrina&... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
The witches from "Sabrina" naming their cat Salem is like a Jewish family naming a cat Auschwitz /u/OldMikeyboy

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1,192 233
"Arms" is another word... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
"Arms" is another word for guns, and "guns" is another word for arms. /u/lemonsmcbob

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1,623 353
If I'm lucky, my internal orga... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If I'm lucky, my internal organs will never see the light of day. /u/Strant

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1,585 344
"my entire life has led up... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
"my entire life has led up to this moment" is always true. /u/NoIntroductionNeeded

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1,452 311
We say "hair" when ref... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
We say "hair" when referring to lots of it but we say "hairs" when referring to a few. /u/VoteBumblebee

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1,411 302
The person who would proof rea... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
The person who would proof read Hitler's speeches was a grammar Nazi. /u/PhantomDukie

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1,693 392
I will be the last person to d... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
I will be the last person to die in my lifetime. /u/myfajahas400children

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1,060 219
If I were a serial killer I wo... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If I were a serial killer I would call myself "the suspense" so that the suspense would literally be killing people. /u/AhrmiintheUnseen

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1,212 266
"Squawks" said backwar... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
"Squawks" said backwards still sounds the same even though it's not a palindrome

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1,247 279
Asking someone "where are ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Asking someone "where are you" is a recent thing. Before we had mobile phones, the only way we could talk to people is if we knew where they were. /u/saint1997

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1,340 315
Nothing is on fire, fire is on... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Nothing is on fire, fire is on things. /u/GuitarPerson159

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1,307 307
If Katniss and Peeta from Hung... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If Katniss and Peeta from Hunger Games were hollywood celebrities, their supercouple nickname would either be Katpee or Peeniss. /u/beinagrind_i_skapnum

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1,347 327
I wonder if I am closer to my ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
I wonder if I am closer to my death or my birth right now. /u/ohnowhyme

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1,120 257
When you "bite down" o... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
When you "bite down" on something, you're actually "biting up" because you can't move your top jaw. /u/okspeck

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1,298 315
In order to fall asleep, you h... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
In order to fall asleep, you have to pretend to be asleep. /u/conesarecool

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1,337 328
Mothers only get a day but sha... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Mothers only get a day but sharks get a whole week. /u/jmoney73

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1,179 281
If people on a planet 65 milli... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If people on a planet 65 million light years away look at earth, they see dinosaurs. /u/Rowhardorrowhome

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1,063 249
If you did something like a bo... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If you did something like a boss, you'd probably just pay someone else to do it. /u/mcgeeb

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907 201
Spacesuits are literally made ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Spacesuits are literally made to protect astronauts from nothing /u/cyberk25

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1,422 370
Google earth is good for findi... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Google earth is good for finding out which of your neighbors has a pool. /u/wtb2612

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1,393 362
If there's a "heavens ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If there's a "heavens no" and a "hell yea," why isn't there a "purgatory perhaps"? /u/AlyxVeldin

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1,056 260
Once you have a phd, every mee... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Once you have a phd, every meeting you go to becomes a doctor's appointment. /u/Sland

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1,089 272
If Homer Simpson were a democr... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
If Homer Simpson were a democratic congressman from Springfield, Ohio, he'd be Homer Simpson (D-OH). /u/Nulono

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1,053 261
In the last 20 years, I won ov... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
In the last 20 years, I won over $7,300 by not buying a lottery ticket every day. /u/Nukemarine

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716 160
You're too big to ride the dog... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
You're too big to ride the dog by the time you're smart enough to think to ride the dog. /u/puppieseverywhere

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734 171
The two worst sentences you ca... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
The two worst sentences you can get are life and death. /u/sarahkuch