“‘Showerthought’ is a loose term that applies to the types of thoughts you might have while carrying out a routine task,” say the moderators, “like showering, driving, or daydreaming. At their best, showerthoughts are universally relatable and find the amusing/interesting within the mundane.”
Here are a few of the best from our reliable Redditors. Let’s become enlightened.
1. Priorities, people!
The drink list on a restaurant menu is never at the very front, despite it being the very first question asked at every restaurant.
Pavlov probably thought about feeding his dogs every time someone rang a bell.
3. Three, two, one…
The syllables in ‘on your mark, get set, go’ are a countdown.
4. Whoever collected the most wins!
Our whole life, we’re just gathering guests that’ll attend our funeral.
5. And there always will be
There is a number so big, no one has ever wrote it, said it, or even thought of it.
6. They’ll send him to a farm up-galaxy
If Wookies have a 400-year life span, then Han Solo is basically like Chewbacca’s third dog.
– BookerDeWittsCarbine –
7. Antique roadshow syndrome
Lots of random people own rare, valuable items without knowing it.
8. We all grow up
When you’re growing up as a kid, you don’t realize you’re also watching your mom and dad grow up.
9. It’s all relative
We laugh when dogs get excited about hearing a bark on TV
But if TV was a nonstop stream of unintelligible noises and then someone suddenly spoke to you in your language, you’d be pretty f**king startled, too.
10. Don’t think about it too hard
Gummy worms have more bones in them than actual worms.
11. It’s electric!
Lamps in video games use real electricity.
12. Style over substance
James Bond is always doing amazing feats in tailored suits.
It’s amazing to think of what he’d be able to accomplish in athletic wear designed for the specific extreme activity he was involved in.
13. Literary devices
If someone tells you a plot point for a story in advance, it’s a spoiler.
But if the author does it, it’s foreshadowing.
14. Had to think about this one for a second…
Almost everyone will go around the sun more times in their life than around the Earth.
15. The problem of evil
Santa Claus knows exactly where all the evil people are in the world but doesn’t do anything about it.
16. The first shall be last
Being the last person to comment on something is actually a lot harder than being first.
17. Locking mechanisms
Your password has probably locked you out more times than it has locked other people out.
You can remember that you forgot something but you can’t remember what you forgot.
19. Can’t fast-travel
Anxiety is like when video game combat music is playing but you can’t find any enemies.
20. The real formula
You aren’t paid according to how hard you work; you are paid according to how hard your employer thinks you are to replace.
21. Honoring the fallen
Stan Lee’s funeral was a reverse cameo.
All the superheroes appeared in the background of his story.
22. To be in your shoes…
The tallest person in the world has physically experienced being the exact height of every other person in the world at some point.
23. You’re perpetuating the problem
People who respond with, ‘That’s not how the world works!’ when told to be nicer by others are the exact reason that that’s not how the world works.
24. And man is it boring
Watching a graduation ceremony is essentially just sitting through a movie that’s entirely end credits.
25. You’ll need a cipher
Your thoughts might actually be in such a personalized, coded shorthand that even if someone COULD read your mind, they wouldn’t understand what the hell you’re thinking.
26. That’s the idea
Light bulbs were such a good idea that they became the symbol for a good idea.
27. Make lemonade
A lemon is not naturally occurring.
It’s a hybrid developed by crossbreeding a bitter orange and a citron.
So life never gave us lemons; we invented them ourselves.
Deep thoughts, indeed.
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