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 human equivalent to buffering. /u/AnxietyAttack2013
I wonder how many times I've walked past or come into contact with a murderer. /u/KnibbHighFB
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
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
When you're a kid, dick jokes are considered adult content, but when you're an adult, they're considered immature. /u/kraken_calamari
If mary had baby jesus, and jesus is the lamb of god.... Then mary really did have a little lamb. /u/Indian_of_legend
Fish who are caught and released are like the aquatic equivalent of people who claim to have been abducted by aliens. /u/brandonberry
Let's take a moment to appreciate that mother nature not only pre-sliced but also pre-wrapped oranges. /u/Steel_Ninja
A group of squid should be called a squad. Thediepend
History classes are only going to get longer and harder as time goes on. /u/RealDirtyDan
Most of my clothes have been to countries that I have not. /u/zerophaze
Cars should have two horns: one is a "nice" one, the other is a "mean" one. /u/DDYLK