Simply 17 ‘shower thoughts’ that will make you stop and think

There’s a rather marvellous subReddit called ‘Shower Thoughts’ which is defined as a ‘place for sharing those miniature epiphanies you have that highlight the oddities within the familiar’.

Or, if you prefer a slightly longer definition …

‘The human brain is a decidedly odd machine, often prone to glitches, malfunctions, and internal errors (like inexplicably deciding that raisins are an acceptable addition to cookies).

‘However, within the confines of that chaos, something intriguing occasionally occurs: A seemingly mundane detail about the world will suddenly become more interesting, having been viewed from a slightly different perspective than usual.’

Anyway, we trust you’ve got the idea by now. Here are 17 of our favourites.


During a nuclear explosion, there is a certain distance of the radius where all the frozen supermarket pizzas are cooked to perfection.



Toothpaste commercials are dubbed so badly so you pay attention to the actors’ mouth/teeth



Night before a day off is more satisfying than the actual day off.



When you’re a kid, you don’t realize you’re also watching your mom and dad grow up.



Everyone hates being sung happy birthday, and everyone hates singing happy birthday, so what the fuck are we doing here.



Whoever created the tradition of not seeing the bride in the wedding dress beforehand saved countless husbands everywhere from hours of dress shopping and will forever be a hero to all men.



It would be cool if after you died you could see the top 5 times you almost died.



Pavlov probably thought about feeding his dogs every time someone rang a bell.



It kinda makes sense that the target audience for fidget spinners lost interest in them so quickly



The olympics is the only time when you hear “Great execution by North Korea” and it seems okay.



Coffee makes you hyper, but coffee shops are designed for people to chill, whereas alcohol is a depressant but bars and clubs are designed for people to be energetic.



The first person who inhaled helium must have been so relieved when the effects wore off



Anxiety is like when video game combat music is playing but you can’t find any enemies.



There is no physical evidence to say that today is Wednesday, we all just have to trust that someone has kept count since the first one ever.



The tallest person in the world has physically experienced being the exact height of every other person in the world at some point



The biggest form of peer pressure as a kid wasn’t drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes. It came during exams when it was completely silent and you heard everyone turn to page 2 while you were still on the first question.



Your future self is talking shit about you


We’re still thinking about the toothpaste adverts. And if you’re looking for an example …

There’s more – a whole load more – shower thoughts here.


Just 20 ‘dad jokes’ to distract you momentarily from the horror of existence

Source Reddit