We all have our own shower routine some of us like jamming out and busting out our karaoke skills while others like to take the time to reflect - and judging by the subreddit thread shower thoughts, there is some profound thinking that goes on between suds.

According to the group, a shower idea is "a miniature epiphany that makes the mundane more interesting. Maybe it's all the head scrubbing that knocks out these interesting thoughts, but if you are searching for life's meaning, the answer may be underneath your shower head." Scroll down below to check out more of these soapy epiphanies, and don't forget to upvote these genius ideas!

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Martti Laurson
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1 year ago

Tell that to prisoners getting out tomorrow :D

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While a lot of good and weird thoughts do come to us in the shower a 'shower thought' doesn't have to occur in the shower. The term has come to mean any idea you get while perform a mundane activity. Studies have shown that these epiphany moments usually occur in one of the 3 Bs - bathtub, bed or bus. Washington University psychologist R. Keith Sawyer, author of the new book Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation explains: "When we take time off from working on a problem, we change what we're doing and our context, and that can activate different areas of our brain. If the answer wasn't in the part of the brain we were using, it might be in another. If we're lucky, in the next context we may hear or see something that relates—distantly—to the problem that we had temporarily put aside.

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Laugh Fan
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1 year ago (edited)

Maybe not all children deserve the parents they get either.

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Sreenath
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1 year ago

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Mother language is the best language.

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A lot of funny shower thoughts are silly more than profound, but some famous discoveries have come between scrubs. In 1990 NASA scientists were trying to fix the lenses of the Hubble telescope while it was already in orbit. The engineer on the project Jim Crocker was taking a shower in a German hotel and noticed that the European-style shower was mounted on adjustable rods. That's when it hit him - Hubble's small mirrors could be extended into the telescope if they were mounted in a similar way on folding arms. You never know when clever ideas will hit!

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kasa alex
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1 year ago

Hahaha the imagery this evokes

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kasa alex
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1 year ago

I love this- castles made of sand

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What is it about the shower that makes it the perfect environment to think? Our brain releases its best ideas when dopamine is triggered, which can occur during a warm shower. At the same time we are in a relaxed state and thus more likely to reflect inward. Lastly we are distracted. Activities like washing the dishes or washing ourselves are so automatic that it give our brain a break and allows our subconscious time to play in a more creative way.

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Merps
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1 year ago

I hate spiders but this is cool

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Noez 🇸🇪
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1 year ago

Ooh I like this one!

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Wanda Queen
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1 year ago

And for that I love them.

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kasa alex
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1 year ago

Omg this has really got me thinking now...has there been anytime where I've almost died but just had no idea?

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

when being a parent you don't realize that watching your kid grow up, you are also growing up with them.

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

Amen!

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Merps
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1 year ago

This took all the fun out of it. Die Alicia

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Daria B
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1 year ago

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The correct approach to an obese person would be more something within the concept of "you ARE beautiful, but you can be EVEN MORE beautiful, let me help you out!" (of course, if you're actually not willing to involve, then just keep your mouth shut)

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

In some ways the cavemen were smarter and other ways dumber. There survival rates where ridulously low. But they are the ones that came up with some of the most vital things we still use in modern times. We now rely on technology more to do things for us that we are becoming lazy. They started the beginning of our existence and we are destroying it.

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Josh Drye
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1 year ago

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enough with the harry potter crap

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Merps
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1 year ago

😂😂😂😂

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Daria B
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1 year ago

Actually... You CAN mail it home already? But the fee is maybe a bit more expensive.

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Sreenath
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1 year ago

The odd looking theory!

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PyroarRanger
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1 year ago

as a highly anxious person, i can confirm

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year ago

While the Classics lover in me loves this, Caitlyn wasn't a man who transformed into a woman, but a woman who went through the process of correcting their gender

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Luna Lovegood
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1 year ago

😮 I'm jealous now

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#22

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queen...<3
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1 year ago

Gotta change with the times, eh?

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Noez 🇸🇪
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1 year ago

Good robots 😘

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Nguyen Khoi
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1 year ago

Witches’ fantasy wars...I will pay to watch this in cinema.

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

This is pretty funny.

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Merps
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1 year ago

Yep

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Foxxy
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1 year ago

Add the fact that majority of not all people who do or have resided in Antarctica are scientists. The best of the best in their fields more than likely.

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Lucas
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1 year ago

You are supposed to be raising chidren to be good people - that involves a lot of things that your best friend is never going to tolerate.

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Valerie Lessard
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1 year ago

There's google mars too...one day Google universe

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FatBaby
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1 year ago

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