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The Weirdest Subreddits On Reddit

List RulesVote up the weird subreddits that you would totally waste an afternoon on.

The Internet has brought about all kinds of new opportunities and advancements for billions of people. With the advent of smartphones and portable computers, more people than ever before are now online, learning and sharing with each other. This gives them the chance to participate in all of the benefits that come with internet access.

Chief amongst these is the ability for groups of like-minded people to come together and form their own communities. In the past, it might have been difficult for a selection of people interested in a niche topic to communicate with each other regularly or start up a group, but the Internet gives them the chance to do exactly that. This means that communities that might never have been possible to establish just a few decades ago can now flourish online.

One of the premier websites for these types of communities is Reddit. This discussion site and forum effectively gives anyone the chance to set up their own group, or subreddit, so that they can converse with other people with similar interests. Whilst most of these subreddits are the type of ordinary thing you would expect people to want to talk about, some involve the weirdest and strangest cultures and communities that you could ever imagine. Some, honestly, defy imagination. 

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    858 VOTES

    A Subreddit For People Who Are Immortal Transdimensional Beings

    Photo: via r/fifthworldproblems

    It's difficult to explain r/fifthworldproblems with a tiny, four-dimensional consciousness. See, the subreddit is dedicated to the hypothetical problems experienced in a world that exists outside of normal reality.

    The posts are surreal and sometimes incomprehensible, dealing with cosmic-scale events that mere humans couldn't possibly hope to understand. It's sort of like a super dark collective conceptual art project. Oh, it's also hilarious.  

    Would you waste an afternoon here?
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    731 VOTES

    A Subreddit For People Who Want To Remix The Thomas The Tank Engine Theme Song With Hip-Hop

    Anyone with children (or who was recently a child themselves) will likely be familiar with the theme tune from Thomas the Tank Engine. For those who don't fall into either category, the song is apparently very versatile and can be modified or remixed with all types of different music.

    Over at r/thomasthedankengine, users specialize in altering the theme song with hip-hop tracks to create brand new musical masterpieces. 

    Would you waste an afternoon here?
  • 7
    639 VOTES

    A Subreddit For People Who Want To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

    Photo: AMC

    With the increasing popularity of zombies across all forms of media, it should come as no surprise that there has been a subreddit set up to discuss ways to survive any possible outbreak of the monsters. The subreddit r/ZombieSurvivalTactics aims to have its contributors post various tips and strategies for how they would tackle a zombie apocalypse.

    This goes from ways the enemies could be fought off in an attack to survival advice if you’re trapped in the wilderness. The administrators also make it clear that they only accept posts about realistic zombie situations. You know, none of that fantasy crap. 

    Would you waste an afternoon here?
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    533 VOTES

    A Subreddit For People Who Think Birds Are Fighting A War Against Humans

    Technically, r/enlightenedbirdmen is not about an actual war between birds and mankind, but rather a group of 41,000 people who like to pretend that there is. The various members are essentially playing the parts of birds, posting as if they were an avian being that is attacking people as part of a larger campaign to defeat their enemies.

    Even stranger is the fact that the posters all submit their messages with various bird noises in the text. A typical example: SCRAWWW!! I HAVE DESTROYED A MUDMAN SCREE!! SCRAW. 

    Would you waste an afternoon here?