Culture 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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3,730 704
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

2
2,438 463
When you're a kid, dick jo... is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
2,683 523
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

4
2,404 460
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

5
3,067 615
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

6
2,179 410
Everyone actually has 3 voices... is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
3,111 629
If mary had baby jesus, and je... is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
3,094 631
A group of squid should be cal... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
A group of squid should be called a squad.
Thediepend

9
2,766 555
History classes are only going... is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
1,902 351
Let's take a moment to appreci... is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
2,454 486
Most of my clothes have been t... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Most of my clothes have been to countries that I have not.
/u/zerophaze

12
2,890 592
We rescue homeless animals and... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
We rescue homeless animals and shun homeless people.
/u/NewMaterialOnly

13
1,907 359
Technically, it's impossib... is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
2,777 569
I have no idea what I've forgo... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
I have no idea what I've forgotten.
/u/philly_jay

15
1,968 374
Cars should have two horns: on... is listed (or ranked) 15 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

16
2,396 487
Getting birthday money is the ... is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
1,552 285
Most people can eat the same b... is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
3,804 844
If Bruce Willis dies from Viag... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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2,320 476
The reason "cheaters never... is listed (or ranked) 19 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

20
2,852 611
I bet attractive people think ... is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
2,122 431
Aliens invaded the Moon on Jul... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
Aliens invaded the Moon on July 20th, 1969.
/u/pollenatedweasel

22
1,450 271
"Arms" is another word... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
"Arms" is another word for guns, and "guns" is another word for arms.
/u/lemonsmcbob

23
1,845 373
"my entire life has led up... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shower Thoughts Ever Thought
"my entire life has led up to this moment" is always true.
/u/NoIntroductionNeeded

24
1,741 349
We say "hair" when ref... is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
1,871 393
If I'm lucky, my internal orga... is listed (or ranked) 25 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