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    23 Mind-Blowing Facts That've Most Likely Never Occurred To You Before

    "Life is an STD with a 100% death rate."

    Have you ever had a random thought from out of absolutely nowhere that was, somehow, simultaneously true AND mind-blowing?

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    Well, that's EXACTLY why the subreddit r/Showerthoughts exists! So with that in mind, here a just a few of the most true, most random, most mind-boggling thoughts shared:

    1. "You’ve never technically watched a full movie because you are constantly blinking."

    u/alujjdnd

    2. "Bruce Wayne probably helps more people by being a billionaire philanthropist than he does by being Batman."

    u/avm2

    3. "Moonlight is still sunlight."

    u/dustyalford

    Black-and-white shot of the moon
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    4. "Screaming 'YOLO' ('You only live once') would make more sense if you were doing something really safe, rather than something really dangerous."

    u/MachineElfOnASheIf

    5. "The asteroid that ended the dinosaurs was technically the highest ratio of killing birds with one stone in Earth's history."

    u/cubosh

    6. "Writing a diary is considered 'sane' and 'respectable,' but talking to yourself out loud is considered 'bizarre.'"

    u/jestopolis

    Person writing in a diary
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    7. "At some point in your life, your parents put you down and never picked you up again."

    u/totallywildwes

    8. "Lifetime warranties really mean the company’s lifetime, not yours."

    u/Cosmic_Gumbo

    9. "Eating leeches used in modern medical practices would be an ethical and safe way for a vampire to get human blood."

    u/SlightlyAlmighty

    Gloved person picking up a leech with long tweezers
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    10. "The voice in your head doesn't breathe."

    u/redfury125

    11. "Your eyes have blinked a different number of times, and you will never be able to get them the same with absolute certainty again."

    u/byslexic_ditch567

    12. "Crushed ice is just ground water."

    u/gavichi

    Crushed ice close up
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    13. "Life is an STD with a 100% death rate."

    u/Kooky_Permit

    14. "If you went far enough north, eventually you’d be going south."

    u/trippytrev420

    15. "Tan lines make being nude look nuder."

    u/Shamon_Yu

    Person showing halter-top sunburned tan lines
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    16. "The years seem to pass by more quickly as you're older because each passing year represents a smaller slice of your overall life than the previous one."

    u/Glittering-Working85

    17. "People will swim in the ocean, even though there are definitely corpses in it, but people will not swim in a pool with a single corpse in it. This means humans all have a corpse-to-water ratio that is acceptable for them to swim in."

    u/JollyTraveler

    18. "If you don’t smoke pot because you’re afraid it’ll make you paranoid, you’re experiencing the side effect without even smoking."

    u/Burgerstand

    Weed buds
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    19. "If a sequel to a movie doesn’t have the same screenwriters or directors as the first movie, it’s basically just high-budget fanfiction."

    u/HotCaterpillar2

    20. "There is a certain point in everyone's life where 'How high can you count?' changes from a matter of knowledge to a matter of will."

    u/marycartlizer

    21. "National parks are a reminder of what the country could’ve looked like if it weren’t for humans."

    u/JLaws23

    Scenic photo of trees and mountains on a sunny day
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    22. "As an identical triplet, you are simultaneously one of the rarest and most common people on the planet."

    u/ItsHerox

    23. And finally: "In hindsight, Simba running away after Mufasa died was a good move. If he'd come back without his dad after his whole 'I Just Can't Wait to Be King' song, he would've been a prime suspect."

    u/Capn-Fail

    There ya have it! Which of these really got you thinking? Do you have a wild-but-true thought of your own? Share and blow some minds in the comments below!

    Oh, and be sure to check out r/Showerthoughts for even MORE great entries!

    Note: Some entries have been edited for length and/or clarity.