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The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought  

Mark Holmes
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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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1
Saying "um" is... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Saying "um" is the human equivalent to buffering.
/u/AnxietyAttack2013
2
Let's take a moment to a... is listed (or ranked) 2 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
3
Most people can eat the ... is listed (or ranked) 3 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
4
Everyone actually has 3 ... is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
Fish who are caught and ... is listed (or ranked) 5 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
6
If the oldest person on ... is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
Technically, it's imposs... is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
When you're a kid, dick ... 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
9
Most of my clothes have ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Most of my clothes have been to countries that I have not.
/u/zerophaze
10
I wonder how many times ... is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
History classes are only... is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
A group of squid should ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
A group of squid should be called a squad.
Thediepend
13
If mary had baby jesus, ... is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
Cars should have two hor... is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
I have no idea what I've... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
I have no idea what I've forgotten.
/u/philly_jay
16
"my entire life has... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
"my entire life has led up to this moment" is always true.
/u/NoIntroductionNeeded
17
We rescue homeless anima... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
We rescue homeless animals and shun homeless people.
/u/NewMaterialOnly
18
Getting birthday money i... is listed (or ranked) 18 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
19
"Arms" is anot... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
"Arms" is another word for guns, and "guns" is another word for arms.
/u/lemonsmcbob
20
Aliens invaded the Moon ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Aliens invaded the Moon on July 20th, 1969.
/u/pollenatedweasel
21
The reason "cheater... is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
We say "hair" ... is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
If I'm lucky, my interna... is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
I bet attractive people ... is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
If Bruce Willis dies fro... is listed (or ranked) 25 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