If you’ve used Reddit, you’d probably know that this platform always has something weird in store. It offers varied content, from sports and news to science and cute puppy videos, you name and you have it! No wonder it often springs surprises that will make you go bananas. There are some channels on Reddit, known as subreddits, which are home to all the crazy things!
Let’s look at some of the most bizarre subreddits that you can browse on Reddit:
Yes, this subreddit is all about what it reads. The whole forum has pictures of bread stapled to trees. The mandate states that a submission must include bread, staples, and trees. However, young trees, bonsai, and cacti don’t fall under this category as staples can damage them. Created on 22nd March 2017, the subreddit has managed to capture 290k members.
As a first impression, it may come across as normal, but give it some time, and the bizarreness of it all will sink in. this subreddit does not have posts by real people; that’s because this is a fully automated subreddit generating random submissions and comments. It uses something called “Markov chains”, with bot accounts creating text based on comments from a different subreddit. If a non-bot comments on this thread, the Auto Moderator will automatically remove it. However, users can vote on submissions and comments made by bots. Created on June 6, 2015, this subreddit has amassed 418k members.
This part of Reddit functions as a forum for a small town called Lower Duck Pond. Everyone knows everyone else, just how it is supposed to be in small towns. Users post and interact here as characters of the village, pretending to have known each other forever. They also draw references from past events/experiences, and everyone is supposed to play along. Created on 9th February 2017, the subreddit has 143k members, with some of its top posts being that of a disgruntled person pissed off by a faulty printer, a review of a lousy sandwich shop, a poorly drawn sketch of a lost cat, and so on.
Though quite similar to the previous one, this forum is set caveman times, with the description reading: “Tales from every day” Cro-Magnons about their struggles with those who are ‘evolved.’ The world of this subreddit centers around 12 different tribes with their own set of beliefs, rules, and chiefs. The tribes are named Oog tribe, Agor tribe, Club tribe, Almost Ocean tribe, Rock market, Nose-horn, New tribe, Tribe of Bro-Magnon, T’Maka tribe, Shaman tribe, and Beast tribe. It also has a map outlining the world. Besides, there is also a land showcased where all the tribes dwell.
Remember Grandpa Joe from the 1971 film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Well, for the uninitiated, he spent 20 years in bed but sprang into action when Charlie brought home a golden ticket. As the name suggests, this subreddit is dedicated to expressing all the hate for Grandpa Joe. So, beware of posting anything positive about him; you may be banned from the subreddit!
A Little Trivia: There’s a similar subreddit dedicated to hating the character Stuart Little. Known as r/F**kStuartLittle, it has 9k members, while this subreddit has 138k members.
Dedicated to worship Nicolas Cage, the famous actor with films such as National Treasure, The Wickerman, and Face/Off to his credit, this forum is home to several images related to Nicolas Cage, be it photographs and drawings, to gifs, memes, and more. This subreddit has managed to gather 137k members ever since it was created on 23rd October 2011.
Does the idea of shower beers, the practice of drinking a beer in the shower seem too mainstream to you? Welcome to this forum, which encourages users to try eating an orange in the shower. You can also try it with any orange-colored citrus fruit. Sounds weird? Not to its members for sure! The forum is also pretty strict about not accepting any posts with grapefruits. You can, however, try clementines, tangerines, tangelos, blood oranges, or tatsumas.
Internet is a strange place indeed, and Reddit seems to have taken its oddities notches higher! If you want to have a few laughs, go check out these weird subreddits and thank us later!